The Honey Bee hives at Kalapuya High School paid off with more than a learning opportunity. Students were able to jar 50 pounds of honey.
The bee hive frames were removed from the hives in August and frozen. This fall students thawed the honey, checked its moisture content, scraped it into a centrifuge, and bottled up the honey.
The leftover bee’s wax has also been saved for future school projects.
The intent is to sell the pint jars of honey with the revenue going back into supporting the Kalapuya beekeeping program.
The Veterans Day holiday was a day of service for Willamette’s Leadership students.
They raked and hauled away the leaves at 16 homes in their annual Rake and Run.
28 WHS students got up early on their no-school day and bundled up against the rain to remove 8 pickup truck loads of leaves.
The students will now be preparing for their annual Senior Citizens Holiday Breakfast, an annual event that provides a free breakfast, entertainment and raffles for local seniors.
Kids these days…..
Bethel teachers have an opportunity that other teachers can only dream about. Funding – up to $1,500 – for activities, programs, projects and products that will enhance students’ educational experience.
The Bethel Education Foundation is accepting grant applications after a year of fundraising to support Bethel programs.
The BEF has already given away more than $125,000 since it was formed by a group of active Bethel parents in 2009. 177 grants for field trips, school gardens, equipment, math software, new novels, school assemblies, and many other projects have already been funded.
It will be a happy holiday season for a few dozen Bethel teachers whose 2015 grant requests will be funded by the BEF.
Extra games and honors are rolling in for Willamette athletes as they wrap up the Fall sports season.
Water Polo coach Matt Hauge has been named league girls’ Coach of the Year, while leading both the girls’ and boys’ teams to second place finishes. This is the first year Wil-Hi has even had a girls’ team.
Both Water Polo teams will head to the playoffs, led by 1st Team All-League selections Haley Smith and Noah Smith, and Kaden Lipkin and Parker Hansen.
After a last-second opening round victory, WHS girls’ soccer advances in the post-season with a match on the pitch at Tualatin Saturday. The boys’ team is also on the road Saturday, at Sunset.
And Wil-Hi football closes the regular season at home with a Senior Night game against Grants Pass Friday night, with a road playoff game the following week.