Cascade Middle School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Message to Cascade Families

Dear Cascade students and families,

I am writing to inform you that I have accepted a role in the Springfield School District as a high school assistant principal and will be leaving Cascade. There are not words adequate to describe my love and care for this school and my appreciation for the work we’ve done together during my years teaching and my four years as Principal. This decision was not an easy one. It was driven by a desire to serve the community I grew up in, and also a hope to help improve outcomes for a wonderfully diverse and vibrant high school community.

To my students: you are the reason I do this work, and I will miss you very much. Parents and guardians, thank you for all of your support and all of the work you do each day to raise healthy and happy individuals.  If we had previous conversations about the coming year, or if you have any questions about your student or the upcoming year, please contact Mr. Robinson or Mrs. Baker in the front office and they’ll be able to help. 

My departure comes at a time with Cascade primed to continue its upward trend in academic successes (continuing to meet or best statewide averages) and school climate (adding two licensed teachers and growing our Sources of Strength and Leadership program). Cascade continues to have the best kids and staff around, and I know you’ll be in good hands going forward.

Take care, look out for each other, and do your homework!

-Ms. Oliver

Future Week for 8th Grade Continues — 8th Grade Families, please read!

Career Visits a Success!

Ask your 8th grade student about a particular career visitor who taught them something new! From a Nurse to Attorney, Electrician to Massage Therapist, Vet Tech to Architect, our kids had a chance to learn from and interface with several folks from our community. A big thanks to all who showed up!

All of our Career Visit contributors were fantastic! Thank you!

Austin Meek of the Register Guard Sports Column lets our kids in on the secrets of journalism.

Departure Ceremony Tickets and More!

Your 8th grade student’s tickets will go home with them on Wednesday afternoon after we practice our ceremony at Powers. Please ask them for the envelope!

Please have your student arrive at 5:45 to line up backstage. 

The ceremony will run from 6:00 – 7:00, and the Night at the Oscars Dance begins at 7:30pm. Be sure to connect with an adult at the dance if your child has permission to leave early. 

It will be very hot at the dance, so don’t be surprised if you get an earlier pick-up phone call! 

WOU/State Capitol

8th Grade students should be at Cascade by 8:00 (no later) on Thursday, June 12. Have them wear their new Class of 2023 shirt!

Last Day of School: June 18, DISMISS AT NOON. Buses will run three hours prior to typical service.

Cascade News and Notes

2019-2020 Registration Process

As we wrap up the 2018-2019 school year, we wanted to let you know that the registration window for returning students will be open later this week. All returning families will receive an email from Bethel School District with their Snap Code information. Once you have this information, you may log onto your online registration form and register your returning student(s) between June 5-30.

Please follow these steps to locate the registration page.

  2. Select the Parent Tab
  3. Select the Online Enrollment Form
  4. Scroll down to Returning Students 
  5. Sign in with your student snap code credentials
  6. Complete student forms

You are not required to come to Cascade to complete the online registration process. However, you are always welcome to stop by the office for help any time during the remainder of the school year and Cascade will also offer extended hours in August on Thursday, August 8th (8:00 am – 8:00pm) for support completing the online registration process. We will have laptops available and staff support for online access.

This year, we will host a Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 28, 4:00 – 6:00pm when students will have school photos taken, try out their new locker, etc.! Teachers will be there to meet with you and answer any questions you have. We will have refreshments!

If you have any questions, please contact the Cascade office at 541-689-0641.



Cascade Takes Third in the Art Car Contest!

Mr. Miller poses with students Marissa, Kayla, and Rachel, who took third overall in the EWEB Solar Challenge in the Art Category! Their car depicted an alien abduction…


8th Grade Parents

If you did not turn in a request for Departure Ceremony Tickets, please email to request additional tickets. We will do our best to fill requests.



New Mentoring Program – Volunteers Needed!

Can you give 30 minutes a week to make a difference in the life of a young person? Cascade and Shasta Middle Schools are launching a middle-school mentor program in September. The program will pair caring, responsible adults in the community with middle school students to meet once a week during the school year for 30 minutes of conversation, sharing, and support. You cannot mentor at the school your child attends, but you can mentor at the other middle school. Mentors must commit to volunteering weekly for the school year, pass a criminal background check, and take part in a brief training. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Anne at

Cascade Happenings

Incoming 6th Grade Orientation Wednesday

If you know of a new Cascade family coming from a feeder elementary school, please pass this on!

6th Grade Family Orientation Night

Wednesday, 5/29

Cascade Cafeteria

6:00 – 7:00pm


Aloha Summer Dance! 

This Friday, Leadership hosts our final school dance of the year, beginning at 6:00pm. Students will need parent permission to leave sooner than 7:30. If you are interested in chaperoning, please email

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Cascade Honor Society Hosts Car Wash this Sunday!

Bring your dirt and grime – the kids will take care of it!

Mrs. Fine, Mrs. McPherson, and the Cascade Honor Society students will host the third annual car wash at Cascade this Sunday beginning at 11am. All donations are accepted! Thank you!

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8th Grade Families

Be looking for field trip permission slips and challenge course waivers this week. You will also receive a request form for Departure Ceremony tickets on Wednesday. Ask your student about these items if you do not have them handed to you!

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Brain Bowl Competition Friday

Our competitive Brain Bowl team travels to LCC on Friday to compete with local middle schools for the trophy for knowing the most stuff! This fun and sportsmanship-filled competition has been a hit at Cascade for the past 7 years. Go CMS!

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Science Learning in Action at CMS

Kayla and Rachel work on their “Alien Art Car” for the Solar Challenge in science.

Calvin and Dylan put finishing touches on their solar car in science class.

Ms. Hollis tests out 6th grade egg-protecting engineering projects. The next height test was at the high school bleachers!