The Bethel Education Foundation (BEF) is now accepting proposals for grants up to $1,500.
The BEF was formed in 2009 by a group of active Bethel parents. It has since given away more than $160,000 in grants for innovative, engaging and effective programs that enhance the quality of education for students in Bethel School District.
This year the City of Eugene has provided an additional $10,000 in funding specifically for Waste Prevention and Composting Education proposals.
The submission due date is the end of the day Thursday, October 26th, and the BEF plans to award the grants before Thanksgiving break so funded projects can be initiated as soon as possible for Bethel students.
This is a first. Willamette High School’s new Science/Office building is the first K-12 public school building in the Willamette Valley to earn official LEED status.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council, and is used worldwide to evaluate the environmental performance and sustainable designs of buildings.
The LEED plaque was officially unveiled Friday in the office lobby in front of students, staff and some local dignitaries.
Some fun facts about the new Science/Office building include: Continue reading
For the 12th consecutive year, Bethel’s best have been honored with ACE Awards as Champions in Education.
Gina Clark from Fairfield (Teacher), Lisa Bateman, Assistant Special Ed Director (Administrator), Anne Johnstone-Diaz from the Bethel Family Resource Center (Classified staff) and Willamette music supporter Michelle Toney (Volunteer) each win $1,000 for the school program of their choice.
They were among 30 Bethel staff and volunteers nominated for ACE Awards, which are sponsored by Oregon Community Credit Union, numerous business partners, and the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce.
Congratulations go out to all the nominees who were recognized at a special awards ceremony at the Hult Center.
30 Bethel educators and volunteers have been nominated for ACE Awards, which recognize the best and brightest in Bethel, Eugene 4j and Springfield school districts.
The 12th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards will be presented to Bethel’s outstanding contributors in four categories: teachers, administrators, support staff, and volunteers. Winners will be awarded a handsome trophy at a Hult Center Celebration on April 25th and will be given $1,000 to be used for the school program of their choice.
The 2017 Bethel nominees are:
Teachers: Lauren Boettger, Fairfield; Gina Clark, Fairfield; Deanna Courogen, Irving; Alison Dodd, Prairie Mountain; Joe Freuen, Willamette; Darren Hatefi, Willamette; Isabel Kelly, Fairfield; Joe Mancuso, Willamette; Sonja Maul, Prairie Mountain; Kristy McElravy, Shasta; Kristi Oster, Cascade; Ben Wade, Willamette; Shannon Whitty, Cascade.
Classified staff: Anne Johnstone-Diaz, Bethel Family Resource Center; Krista Larson, Prairie Mountain; Anthony Mancuso, Willamette; Christie McBride, Shasta; Curtis Mitchell, Willamette; Mary Spearman, Irving; Bob Wilson, Willamette.
Volunteers: Shanna Bitikofer, Prairie Mountain; Bess Jones, Fairfield; Anje Postma, Irving; Michelle Thompson, Meadow View; Michelle Toney, Willamette.
Administrators: Lisa Bateman, Assistant Special Education Director; Mari Ford, Principal, Danebo; Tina Guiterez-Schmich, Equity Coordinator; Mindy LeRoux, Principal, Willamette; Maureen Spence, Principal, Malabon.