Prairie Mountain School

The Duck Walk To Freedom

Sometimes students travel to field trips, and other times the field trips walk right down a school’s hallway. Such is the case at Prairie Mountain, where each spring a mother duck lays eggs in the school’s interior courtyard and when the time is right gets escorted out to the nearby wetlands.

For Safety’s Sake

Al Hongo from Paul's Bicycle Way of Life ensures a proper fit for Prairie Mountain students who received donated bike helmets.

Al Hongo from Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life ensures a proper fit for Prairie Mountain students who received donated bike helmets.

Two dozen high-quality bike helmets have been donated to students at Prairie Mountain School, courtesy of the local Corson & Johnson law firm.

The firm was looking for ways to help the community and knew one method of keeping kids safe is to provide bike helmets.

Al Hongo of Paul’s Bicycle Way Of Life came to Prairie Mountain to properly fit the students who received a new, free bike helmet.

Thanks to Corson & Johnson and Paul’s for their generous support for kids in our community.

Bethel ACE Award Winners Are Honored

Bethel's Sheri Coddington, Kathy Rich and Jill Robinson-Wolgamott are 2015 ACE Award winners. Teacher winner Erin Moss was unable to attend.

Bethel’s Sheri Coddington, Kathy Rich and Jill Robinson-Wolgamott are 2015 ACE Award champions. Teacher winner Erin Moss was unable to attend.

Four deserving representatives of Bethel School District have been recognized with ACE Awards, confirming their status as Champions in Education.

Prairie Mountain’s Sheri Coddington (Classified category), Kathy Rich (volunteer) and Jill Robinson-Wolgamott (Administrator), and Irving’s Erin Moss (Teacher) were honored in a ceremony at the Hult Center.

Each of them will receive $1,000 for the school program of their choice.

The 10th annual event also featured a welcoming performance by the talented Shasta Jazz Band.

The ACE Awards are generously sponsored by the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce and the local business community to recognize the best and brightest in Bethel, Eugene 4j, and Springfield schools.

OBOB Team Earns Trip To State

Addison Hancock Morgan Caulboy, Amelia Dilg, Sarah Vance and Ira Jensen - the Prairie Mountain Bookworms - will compete in the state OBOB tournament.

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Morgan Caulboy, Amelia Dilg, Sarah Vance and Ira Jensen – the Prairie Mountain Bookworms – will compete in the state OBOB tournament.

The love of reading has paid off for five Prairie Mountain students. They have earned a trip to the Oregon Battle of the Books state tournament.

The Bookworms represented Prairie Mountain against 51 other schools at the regional OBOB tournament and finished a close second by correctly answering detailed questions about the 16 OBOB books.

Fairfield and Malabon teams also reached the Sweet 16 of the regional OBOB tournament.

The Prairie Mountain Bookworms – made up of three 5th graders and two 4th graders – now get a few more weeks to re-read the OBOB books and prepare to face the other top teams in the state next month in Salem.

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