The Bethel School Board is seeking community members interested in serving on the District’s Budget Committee. There are three openings and all are for 3-year terms.
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. 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. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on November 4.
Discovering where popcorn comes from, how plants feed the soil, and how the wind helps grow better plants.
Bethel kids are learning all that and more through hands-on activities at the Bethel Farm.
Located between Kalapuya High School and Prairie Mountain School, the Bethel School District Farm took root last spring. It grew food for school lunches this fall, and is now hosting students on field trips.
Bethel kids get to help plant bean seeds as a winter cover crop, take part in a plan scavenger hunt, and learn how to harvest popcorn…and then eat it!
It’s all happening at the Bethel Farm.
Bethel already has a reputation as one of the state’s leaders in serving fresh, locally grown food in its school meals.
Bethel’s 3rd annual Oregon Harvest Day was a chance to highlight that fact.
All Bethel school lunches throughout the district were made solely with Oregon products, most of them local. Here’s the menu.
Franz Bakery bread, Johnson’s Farm cabbage, Camas Country Mill flour, Lochmead Dairy milk, fresh produce from Bethel School District’s new working farm, and Tillamook cheese, among others.
Representatives from many of the providers gathered at Fairfield Elementary to help serve the meals, getting a chance to see their products being enjoyed by students.
Recess is important, especially for kindergarten students, and it should be a fun, welcoming and safe time for every child.
That’s why Bethel’s elementary schools are introducing Playworks to kindergartners.
Now in its second year in Bethel, Playworks is a program that creates structured playtime so kids’ games are fair, inclusive, and fun.
Bethel’s youngest students are learning games like Switch, Four-Square, and Band-Aid tag along with the traditional favorites like tether ball and wall ball.
The outcome should be improved recess behavior, increased participation, and happier kids who return to the classroom energized to continue learning.