March Madness 8th Graders vs. Staff basketball game was a fun filled night with a lot of talent on the court, but at the end of the night, the teachers came home with the win. Way to go! A special thank you to Mr. Ferguson for his dynamic dunks!
We greatly appreciate all the help of our parent volunteers who supported the event in numerous ways. Our school community raised funds for the end-of-year 8th grade departure ceremony, dance and field trip. Thank you for a fun filled night.
Track Season is upon us……if you have a student in grades 4-8 that is interested in joining the Meadow View track team, please plan on attending the upcoming parent meeting.
Parent Meeting for Track: Wednesday, March 22nd
Time: 6:45 p.m. Location: Caforium
On March 11th, Bethel hosted the 6-8 OBOB regional tournament. Congratulations Katana Radke, Sarah Vance, Abby Smith, Leah Mesho, and Emma Martins for making it to the championship battle. Both Fern Ridge and Meadow View earned a spot in the OBOB state finals. A big thank you to Marilyn Bounds and Nicole Radke for coaching and preparing students for battles. States, here we come!!
We have three exciting events coming up to prepare 8th graders for their transition to high school:
Thursday, March 9th: Meadow View 8th graders will visit Willamette for an orientation. They will tour campus, hear about exciting opportunities at WHS and receive materials to assist them with online class registration.
Monday, March 13th: High school counselors will come to Meadow View to help students with course requests. Online forecasting is only for electives, career pathways and IB/AP classes that are not being taken to meet a course requirement. All core classes are assigned by teacher recommendation.
Tuesday, March 21st: There will be an orientation and scheduling meeting at WHS. During the orientation, parents and students will hear from Ms. LeRoux, Principal of Willamette High School, as well as learn about academic opportunities and programs available at WHS. There are two identical sessions at Powers auditorium. Please attend the session that best fits your schedule. Session 1 starts at 5:30pm and Session 2 starts 7:00pm. There will also be a presentation on the International Baccalaureate Program (6:30-6:50 and 8:00-8:20).
Congratulations to Meadow View’s talented young writer, 6th grader Katana Radke
Katana won 3rd place in the Word Crafter’s Young Writers Fiction contest. Her short story will be published in the 2017 WITS (Writers in the Schools) anthology. Way to go Katana!
Kids helping kids
Last Saturday, 12 Willamette seniors performed at the annual Wolverine Pageant. Thousand of dollars were raised for Children’s Miracle Network. I am proud to say that Meadow View donated $1020. Our top three classes were:
Rick Abeene’s 1st grade class
Melinda Trammel’s 5th grade class
Lynda Hardwick/Kayla Webb’s 2nd grade class
International Women’s Day Event Saturday
Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment, will be hosting a local event in Eugene to celebrate International Women’s Day this Saturday. All Bethel students of middle school and high school grades are invited to join the event in downtown Eugene. It will include a short empowerment march from the Eugene Public Library to the Hult Center, followed by a viewing of the Girl Rising documentary and a panel discussion led by local and state women leaders and luminaries.
The event will conclude with small group discussions about issues affecting girls worldwide and participants will leave with ideas and action steps for making a difference in their own communities. Click here for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/276437949452925/
Come join Meadow View friends and family for a fun filled night!
PTO will host MV skate night on March 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 at Skate World. Last year was a blast. Thanks to our Meadow View PTO!
Solo/Ensemble Festival Highlights
On February 18, more than 70 6th-8th grade band and choir students from the four Bethel middle schools gathered at Meadow View to participate in the 1st annual Bethel Middle School Solo/Ensemble Festival. Students performed individually and in small ensembles for an audience and had the opportunity to hear other musicians perform. Judges were present during the performances to give the students a score for their performance, constructive comments, and prizes. The event was a great success! Thank you Mr. Dillow for coordinating and hosting this event.
Chess For Success Tournament 2017
Middle School Standings: K – 5th Standings:
4th place – Bryce Newell 9th place – Leland Newell
8th place – Sarah Vance
9th place – Alex Perry
Way to go Meadow View students!
Mrs. Peck, our 7/8th grade Language Arts teacher was awarded a BEF grant to take 7th and 8th graders to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland for a live production of Shakespeare. She still needs a little more funding to make this happen, so she’s posted her request on DonorChoose. Please help spread the word.
You can help fund the trip by offering a donation at any time. However, if you give to my classroom by February 9, your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code LIFTOFF on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50).
If you know anyone who may want to help, please pass this along! They’ll get awesome photos and a heartfelt thanks.
Parents of next fall’s Kindergarteners are welcome to attend orientations at any Bethel elementary and K-8 school, where they can learn all about Bethel’s terrific Kindergarten program.
Meadow View’s orientation sessions are: Tuesday, February 7th @ 3:15 & 7:30 p.m.
Hope to see you at our Kindergarten Orientation!
Free Dental Kits All students in our school will receive a free toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss and more, thanks to a donation from the United Way and Burley Bicycles. The more than 3,000 dental kits are part of a larger effort by the Oregon Community Foundation to improve children’s dental health.