Meadow View School
A team of 6th graders from Meadow View has earned a spot in the state OBOB tournament.
Five Meadow View girls competed against teams from 30 other middle schools from throughout Lane County at the Oregon Battle of the Books regional tournament held at Willamette High School.
Meadow View rolled out of the first four round robin matches as the #1 seed by racking up more points than all the other teams, many of which featured 7th and 8th graders.
Coached by Marilyn Bounds and Nicole Radke, the team advanced through the knockout bracket and reached the championship match against Fern Ridge. Meadow View finished second in the finals, but both schools earn a trip to the state OBOB tourney in Salem next month.
The team of Sarah Vance, Katana Radke, Leah Measho, Emma Martins, and Abby Smith now has a few more weeks to study and prepare for questions about the 16 OBOB books.
Results for two Bethel schools have been received after the testing for lead in drinking water throughout Bethel School District. The testing was in response to concerns raised around the country about the possibility of lead in school drinking water.
Meadow View had no elevated levels of lead from any of the 119 water sources tested.
Of the 58 sources tested at Shasta Middle School, elevated lead levels have been indicated in three locations: a sink in Studio West, a sink room 37, and a “bubbler” (water fountain) in the cafeteria.
These three water sources will be retested to confirm that the lead source is in the fixture rather than the interior plumbing. In accordance with EPA guidelines, follow-up tests (again conducted by an independent professional environmental service, PBS Engineering + Environmental) will consist of water samples taken immediately after a five minute flush of the pipes which feed the sites in question.
The most likely source of lead in drinking water is from the fittings in old fixtures, which will be replaced immediately. To address the cause and ensure safe drinking water for students and staff, the District will:
- Prevent immediate access to the water sources in question
- Eliminate the source of the lead by replacing the fixtures
- Notify families, students and staff of further results and any updates
The health and safety of our students and staff remain our #1 priority. Although there are currently no federal or state requirements that schools test their water, and although the state has not offered to provide financial assistance to school districts conducting the water tests, Bethel School District has proactively conducted these tests to determine the safety of its drinking water.
Results from water tests at other Bethel schools and facilities will be shared as soon as the information becomes available.
To encourage positive behavior and attitude among their students, Meadow View’s dedicated staff created a Happy video. The kids love it, the staff gets a kick out of it, and now they have bashfully agreed to let everyone see it.
Professional trainers will again be leading Bethel elementary students in engaging and active PE classes.
Bethel School District has been awarded a Physical Education Expansion grant in partnership with Healthy Moves, a local non-profit organization that brings trainer-in-residence programs to elementary schools.
Healthy Moves draws on the expertise of professional trainers in the community who lead PE classes for six weeks.
Classroom teachers learn the movement activities taught by the Healthy Moves trainers that can be applied to Continue reading