This year's 5th, 4th, 3rd, & 2nd grade Spelling Bee Champions

First, a written test by all 2nd- 5th grade students. Next, the top spellers went on to the semi-finals verbal test. Last, the top spellers at each grade made it to the finals on Thursday the 31st for the CL Spelling Bee Championships. Celebrity judges Colt Gill- Bethel Superintendent, and Brooke Cottle- Bethel Education Foundation President, read the words as the finalists spelled away. Congratulations to all who made it, and to the grade level champions; 5th- Faith Tijerino, 4th- Joshua Cantwell, 3rd- Dane Woodcook, and 2nd- Lily Halbrook.

The all-district track meet for grade 4/5 teams is history. Yesterday- the 26th- at Willamette High’s track, several hundred athletes from the seven

100 meter dash athletes show their ribbons.

Bethel elementary schools met and competed at various track and field events. Clear Lake’s coach, Sherry Martinel, was not only pleased with our team’s performance, but their team spirit at cheering on one another- and their great sportsmanship at cheering on the other schools. Congratulations to all the kids who competed. The last meet of the year is on May 9th, 4:00pm at Willamette.

A growing number of top spellers from room 7 show their test scores.

Take a look at the story below and the number of students who had scores of 90% or more on their spelling test last Fall. Take a look at this picture; do you see anything different? Notice how many more students are improving at their spelling skills in Mrs. Johnson’s 2nd grade class. All of the students share that they practice, practice, and practice- and it sure does pay off.

The school-wide spelling bee will be held once again this year at Clear lake for students in grades 2-5. The finals are scheduled to take place May 31st. Stay tuned for more information on the exact time.


The winning amount from the Scratch It For Schools event.

Each Fall the Oregon Lottery invites schools to enter their name for the “Scratch It For Schools” event held in the Spring. We entered our school and were drawn for the annual event. This morning at LCC, our PTO president Abe Gilliam, Matt Groff- husband of teacher Echo Groff, and three news team members from KMTR- Kelli Warner, Marc Mullins, and Jordan Steele went to work scratching tickets for Clear Lake. After the final bell and some counting, we earned $1,159 for the school. A BIG thanks to our team for their hard work helping the school.

The interior courtyard at Clear Lake on Wednesday afternoon.

With the snow bringing school closures, tonight’s Family Fun Night is cancelled. We have resceheduled the event to Thursday, April 19th- 6:30 -8:00pm. Check out Mr. Luhman’s blog to the left for more details about Family Fun Night. Also rescheduled is the Limo Lunch ride for the 7 top sellers of the recent Pastery Puffins PTO Fundraiser. The Limo ride will be on Wednesday, April 4th.

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