Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

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Back To School

Bethel middle and high school teachers gathered for a series of workshops at Willamette High School. State Inservice Day was an opportunity for Bethel licensed and classified staff to receive training.

In an effort to be even better educators, all Bethel staff went back to the classroom on State Inservice Day.

Elementary teachers learned how to improve their math instruction and engagement with students.

Middle and high school teachers studied how to better meet the academic needs of students who are learning English.

Resource Room teachers learned techniques from leaders from the University of Oregon.

Music teachers had a chance to collaborate, while Educational Assistant got tips on providing better small group instruction, active supervision and de-escalation strategies.

And more than 70 staff took part in the ALICE safety training.

Budget Committee Openings

The Bethel School Board is seeking community members interested in serving on the District’s Budget Committee. 

There are three openings.  Positions 3 and 6 are open for 3-year terms and Position 7 is open for 1-year term. 

The Budget Committee provides budget advice and direction, examines the District’s entire budget, and recommends a budget to the School Board.  The School Board will select applicants to fill positions.  Members with expired terms may reapply.  The 3-year terms run through June 30, 2022 and the 1-year term runs through June 30, 2020. 

Applicants must be a registered voter and must live within the boundaries of the Bethel School District.  To learn more about the budget committee call 541-689-3280 or www.bethel.k12.or.us.  Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on November 1, 2019.

Art Blooms At The Farm

Esteban Camacho finishes installing his mural, The Abundant Web, at the Bethel Farm.

An incredible mural is now on permanent display at the Bethel Farm, courtesy of a young, local artist.

Esteban Camacho received funding from the Art Bridges Foundation to create “The Abundant Web.”

The mural shows people above ground and the workings below the surface, and the inter-connectedness of people with the earth.

Camacho had a hand with this piece. Students from Kalapuya High School and families from Huerto de la Familia, who have a community garden plot at the Farm, helped paint some of the base colors.

After being on display at the UO’s Schnitzer Museum of Art all summer, the mural is now a permanent feature of the Bethel Farm, making a wonderful place even more beautiful.

Wanted: Babies To Be Tiny Teachers

Baby volunteers are the key to the Roots of Empathy program being introduced in Bethel 1st grade classrooms.

Seeking babies, 2-4 months old; applicants must be willing to be naturally adorable; serve as a tiny teacher of empathy, attachment, and development; open to being unconditionally loved by dozens of elementary students.

The Roots of Empathy program is being introduced in first grade classrooms at Malabon and Fairfield elementaries, and it needs additional newborn volunteers.

Roots of Empathy focuses on raising levels of empathy, resulting in more respectful and caring relationships and reduced levels of bullying and aggression.

Click here to learn more.

The program could still use a few more babies and moms or dads to visit a classroom nine times over the course of the school year.

Here’s a short video from a parent’s perspective

Please email Sara, the Lane County Roots of Empathy Coordinator to have a conversation about taking part in this rewarding volunteer opportunity.

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