Kalapuya High School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Kalapuya Receives $2,550 from NCCU Project Community Grants

This is the kind of surprise teachers and students can get behind.

Kalapuya High School received two grants from Northwest Community Credit Union’s Project Community.

Naz Zydycryn was surprised with a giant check for $1,100. His Hot Sauce Club (students make hot sauce from peppers grown at the Bethel Farm) is looking to help students sell their sauce as real business start-ups.

Rich Dambrov received $1,450 to purchase new bee keeping suits, including gear for young students to wear during their field trips to the honey bee hives at the Farm.

Out of 370 submissions for Project Community grants, there are just 68 winners, and Kalapuya’s are the only ones awarded in Bethel.

Northwest Community Credit Union staff also volunteer annually to conduct mock interviews for graduating seniors, providing them valuable feedback and coaching as they move from high school onto their professional careers paths.

 

State Testing Approaches

Here is some important information about this school year’s state tests.

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate high school ready for college or a career.

Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help Bethel School District get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Bethel students are performing, as we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources, and continue to improve our educational system.

Bethel has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of the state assessments. Here is the ELA and Math form and further information (PDF) that explains how you can opt your child(ren) out of state assessments this spring. Here is the Science, and English Language Proficiency Assessment form and further information (PDF). Should you wish to opt your child out, please read the information carefully then print, complete, and return the form to our school’s main office by January 6th, 2020.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Stefan Aumack
Principal, Kalapuya High School
stefan.aumack@bethel.k12.or.us

 

Enfoques de prueba del estado

 

Aquí se presenta información importante sobre las pruebas escolares estatales de este año.

Cada primavera, los estudiantes de Oregón en los grados 3 a 8 y 11 participan en evaluaciones estatales en Artes de la lengua inglesa, Matemáticas, y Ciencias. En lugar de preguntas de opción múltiple, la prueba de hoy les pide a los estudiantes que expliquen su razonamiento y, a menudo, que escriban sus respuestas. Las nuevas evaluaciones miden habilidades más complejas como el pensamiento crítico, la escritura y la resolución de problemas, de manera que las escuelas y los padres puedan evaluar si sus niños están en buen camino para graduarse de la secundaria, están listos para la universidad o una carrera profesional.

Los estudiantes tomarán las pruebas estatales nuevamente la próxima primavera. A pesar de que las pruebas no nos dicen todo sobre el progreso académico de su hijo, los resultados funcionan como una instantánea de las fortalezas y áreas de mejora de su hijo en esas materias. Las pruebas ayudan al Distrito Escolar de Bethel a tener una imagen más completa y precisa de cuán bien se desempeñan los estudiantes de Bethel, ya que evaluamos el plan de estudios, revisamos las estrategias institucionales, distribuimos recursos y seguimos mejorando nuestro sistema educativo.

Bethel siempre ha tenido una alta tasa de participación en las evaluaciones estatales, ya que tanto los padres como el personal han encontrado valor en esta verificación del “punto en el tiempo” del progreso de nuestros estudiantes y nuestro sistema educativo. Sin embargo, los padres en Oregón tiene la opción de elegir que sus hijos no participen en las evaluaciones del estado. Aquí hay un formulario y más información (PDF) que le explica cómo puede elegir que su(s) hijo(s) no tome las evaluaciones estatales esta primavera. Aquí está el formulario de Ciencia y Evaluación del dominio del idioma ingles e información adicional (PDF). Si desea elegir que su hijo no participe, lea cuidadosamente la información y luego imprima, complete y envíe el formulario a la oficina principal de nuestra escuela antes del 6 de enero de 2020.

Si tiene preguntas, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo.

Stefan Aumack
Director, Kalapuya High School
stefan.aumack@bethel.k12.or.us

 

New Student Bus Pass Program

Lane Transit District is introducing the TouchPass electronic free fare system for students.

Beginning this week, Bethel School District will provide a free TouchPass card for any Kalapuya student who requests one. Students will be able to board any LTD bus, identify themselves as a student, tap the card to a special screen on the bus, and their ride is free.

The TouchPass program also offers a phone app that works the same way.

The goal of LTD’s Student Transit Pass program is to make it easier for families to get around town by reducing their transportation costs and the demands on parents/guardians to transport their children to school and activities. An additional goal is to create life-long transit users to decrease transportation impacts on our environment.

If Kalapuya parents/guardians do not want their child to receive a free District-provided LTD pass, they should email stormy.smith@bethel.k12.or.us and request that their child not receive a bus pass. Please provide the child’s full name in the email message.

Award Winning Kalapuya Hot Sauce

Stephen, Nate, Sierra, and Alex showing off their custom cutting-board trophy.

The Kalapuya Hot Sauce Club has been honing their craft after school every Thursday since the peppers started coming out of the field. After weeks of practice, they were ready. After entering the Spicy Bowl VI competition, Kalapuya hot sauce can now authentically be marketed as “award winning” hot sauce. Every participant at the Food For Lane County fundraising event got to vote for their favorite spicy food (think jalapeño ice cream among others). Kalapuya students Nate Tena, Sierra Lapchynski, Alex Lomeli , Stephen Kinkade , and Dom Sonza, under the tutelage of hot sauce zen master Naz Zydycryn, created an array of hot sauces that wowed the crowd, and took home the Best New Entry of the Year Award for the night. In the silent auction that followed the food tasting, 5 bottles of Kalapuya hot sauce were auctioned off for $200 – all proceeds benefiting Food for Lane County.

Free Medical and Dental Services

Free Medical and Dental Services

The Life and Health Free Clinic will come to the Lane County Fairgrounds November 23-24. This free services include full service optometry; illness diagnosis and minor treatments; dental fillings, cleanings and extractions; massages and kids activities.

The free clinic starts at 9:00 on both days and is first come, first served. Click here for more information (PDF).

 

Servicios médicos y dentales gratuitos

La Clínica Gratuita de Vida y Salud llegará al recinto ferial del condado de Lane del 23 al 24 de noviembre. Estos servicios gratuitos incluyen servicio completo de optometría; diagnóstico de enfermedades y tratamientos menores; empastes dentales, limpiezas y extracciones; masajes y actividades infantiles.

La clínica gratuita comienza a las 9:00 los dos días y se recibe por orden de llegada. Haga clic aquí para más información (PDF).

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