Early morning winds, gusting up to 40 miles an hour, sent Bethel’s Maintenance staff to all district schools for a safety check.
While power was lost in some parts of Eugene, Bethel schools escaped with just some downed limbs and plenty of debris from trees.
Many of the larger trees around our schools received some of Mother Nature’s thinning via the winter ice storms. Tree trimming services also were hired to cut back a few other potentially dangerous limbs during the winter, so this morning’s wind did not result in a significant amount of limbs or downed trees.
Thanks go out to our reliable Maintenance staff for their quick work to check on our schools before students arrived.
Nearly 250 community members have pitched in this summer to help the Willamette High School building and grounds more accurately reflect the great things going on in its classrooms.
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Willamette Pride, a committee of the Bethel Education Foundation, has led the effort to spruce-up Willamette with new paint, landscaping, a parking lot resurfacing, and a pair of model classrooms.
Mother Nature battered the area with high winds and driving rain Sunday, but Bethel’s Maintenance crews were quick responders to the situation.
An immediate check of the district’s facilities showed no structural damage, although there were plenty of branches and one tree blown down.
Crews were cleaning up before sunrise Monday, hauling away truckloads of debris and repairing a few roof leaks. A chainsaw dispatched the downed tree at Clear Lake Elementary well before students arrived.
Cheers to Director of Maintenance Pat Bradshaw and his crack staff for their ever-professional and efficient work throughout the district, during emergency situations and otherwise.