Kalapuya High School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Bethel Schools Remain Closed Wednesday

In the interest of student safety, all Bethel schools will be closed again Wednesday, February 27th.

There has been additional snow and a forecast of continued low temperatures.

In addition, the City of Eugene’s ice/snow emergency declaration remains in effect. Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

All of Wednesday’s school-related evening activities are also cancelled.

En interés de la seguridad de los estudiantes, todas las escuelas de Bethel estarán cerradas nuevamente el miércoles 27 de febrero.

Ha habido nieve adicional y un pronóstico de bajas temperaturas continuas.

Además, la declaración de emergencia de hielo / nieve de la ciudad de Eugene sigue vigente. Se anima a los residentes a mantenerse fuera de las carreteras a menos que sea absolutamente necesario.

Todas las actividades de la tarde relacionadas con la escuela del miércoles también se cancelan.

Snow Keeps Bethel Schools Closed Tuesday

All Bethel schools will be closed again Tuesday, February 26th.

A significant amount of snow remains on neighborhood streets and sidewalks, as well as school parking lots.

All of Tuesday’s school-related evening activities will also be cancelled.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel estarán cerradas de nuevo el martes 26 de febrero.

Una cantidad significativa de nieve permanece en las calles y aceras de los vecindarios, así como en los estacionamientos escolares.

Todas las actividades de la tarde relacionadas con la escuela del martes también serán canceladas.

Bethel Schools Closed Monday, February 25th

All Bethel schools will be closed Monday, February 25th due to snow.

In the interest of student and staff safety, all of Monday’s evening activities are also cancelled.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel estarán cerradas el lunes 25 de febrero debido a la nieve. En interés de la seguridad de los estudiantes y del personal, también se cancelan todas las actividades de la tarde del lunes.

US Senator Wyden visits Kalapuya

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden has been in the middle of the Washington, D.C. discussions about a Green New Deal, the government shutdown and immigration, the Russia investigation, and actions by the Saudi Arabian government – but made time in his busy schedule to visit Kalapuya High School to learn about new ways to approach secondary education.

Education funding and graduation rates are what brought him to Kalapuya High School – where students impressed him with their unique educational programming. Students described their environmental science class partnerships with the Army Corps of Engineers and Lane County where students use GIS technology to complete field data collection and mapping as they work to restore wetlands in an effort to protect endangered species. Another student spoke of their social studies class that explored local issues of homelessness in our area, and their own engagement in building affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity construction projects and holding clothing drives that supported the downtown Mission.

The pinnacle of students’ experience at Kalapuya are individualized internships in high-skill, high wage careers. Billy Phillips, the president of Reynolds Electric shared his perspectives with Senator Wyden on the benefits of providing students, like Delaney Aguirre, internship opportunities in the career fields of choice. Thanks to a successful internship at Reynolds Electric, Delaney is now registering for a college class at Lane Community College, paid for by Kalapuya, and will be applying to the full electricians apprenticeship program in Tangent, Oregon.

Wyden talked with a small group of students before taking questions from the entire student body. KHS was grateful for his visit, but more appreciative that he listened.


Ping Pong Champs!

The Kalapuya Table Tennis squad posing with the new trophy.

David v Goliath: It is rare for a state powerhouse 5A high school to agree to compete against a tiny 1A school – but Willamette and Kalapuya High Schools did indeed meet for a second annual table tennis tournament, and for the second year in a row Kalapuya vanquished their nearby neighbor. It was a remarkable show of sportsmanship on both sides of the net, with amazing points and sets won by both schools – but the Coyotes will bring the trophy back to the den again.

“We thought this might be a rebuilding year,” defensive coach Wil Larson commented, “but the team set ambitious goals and held each other accountable.”

Offensive coordinator Naz Zydycryn added, “We went through some turmoil early in the season, but adversity made us stronger and our guys came together as a family.”

 “Our team never stopped believing in each other, even when the critics said we could never pull it off,” added first year Coach Quincy Gill. Congrats to Alex, Corbin, Kavin, Brayden, Kam, Josh, Mesziah, Sean, Nate, Galen, and Carlos!