Willamette High School
The early reviews are in: “It will make your heart soar!” “Terrific music, fun stories, and impressive performers.” “Run, don’t walk, to Willamette’s musical.”
The curtains open Thursday for the three-day run of Little Women on the Willamette High School stage.
More than 40 students have spent an incredible number of hours rehearsing for the musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel.
The Civil War story of love and family will make you laugh – and maybe cry – and will certainly lift your spirits.
You will be impressed with the performance by Willamette students Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, 7:00 in Powers Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 with tickets available at the door: $5 students/Bethel staff, and $7 general admission.
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
The 42nd annual Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival became a Bethel highlight show.
With 39 schools represented, Willamette’s Jazz Bands brought home first and second place trophies.
The Shasta Jazz Band took second in the middle school division, and the Shasta Sessions choir wound up third.
And Willamette’s Topnotchers choir was also a second place finisher.
With tradition and reputation, Pleasant Hill is a high quality festival, attracting schools from Washington and California.
It was difficult to tell who was more excited, current Bethel 8th graders or their parents.
At Willamette High School’s 8th Grade Parent Night they learned all about the high quality Career Technical Education programs, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement classes, electives, clubs and other opportunities waiting for them at Wil-Hi.
Hundreds of parents and students visited with teachers, talked with advisors, toured the school, and narrowed their choices for freshman year.
Most students had already signed-up for their preferred classes, but they had a chance to make changes to their wish lists after learning more about their many exciting options as 9th graders.