Kalapuya High School
34 graduates were honored individually at the Kalapuya High School commencement ceremony.
Stories were shared of resilient, caring, smart, focused and successful students.
Most of these kids did not find success at a traditional comprehensive high school but discovered a welcoming home at Kalapuya.
The grads are heading to college, the workforce or the military. They have demonstrated an ability to overcome challenges and reach their goals. All the best to the Class of 2018!
Organic vegetable starts, hanging fuchsia baskets, and perennial flowers will be sold to the public at the annual Kalapuya Plant Sale Saturday.
Nasturtiums, pansies, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, lilies, and herbs are some of the plants available at Kalapuya High School from 9:00-2:00 Saturday.
They were all grown by students in the school’s industrial-quality greenhouse, where kids get their hands dirty to learn about agriculture.
All the proceeds to go right back into the Kalapuya program.
A $20,000 grant will soon send Kalapuya High School students out in the field for a mapping project with the Army Corps of Engineers.
The grant from the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund will provide handheld Geographic Information System (GIS) computers via a partnership with the National Science Foundation. It will be administered through the Bethel Education Foundation.
Kalapuya students will assist with a comprehensive mapping of invasive species and culturally important plants around Fern Ridge Reservoir. They will also monitor the ecological restoration projects that KHS students have completed in recent years.
Students will stream the GIS data back to the Army Corp, getting literal hands-on training with emerging GIS technology, which could be a new career path.
Kalapuya’s is one of only 14 projects in five American cities awarded by the latest Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund.
Hundreds of Bethel students are now being introduced to the district’s own farm within the city.
The Bethel Farm is located on the land between Kalapuya and Prairie Mountain schools.
Complete with rows of crops, a barn with solar panels, a large hoop house, raised planter beds and a food-washing station, the Bethel Farm has been impressing visitors of all ages.
A USDA Farm-to-School grant is bringing Bethel elementary students on field trips to The Farm this fall. More will happen in the spring and again next school year.
Kids help harvest veggies, make their own salsa, get up-close with compost, learn how to plant a garden, and make a bookmark with real flower petals.
A Farm-to-School educator meets with the students in their schools before every field trip, teaching them about where food comes from and why it’s important to eat locally-grown produce.
There are great things happening at The Farm.