Willamette Band Joins 9/11 Recognition

Willamette's Marching Band performs the National Anthem at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center''s 9/11 recognition event.

Setting the mood with its music, the Willamette High School Marching Band played at a 9/11 luncheon honoring local emergency responders.

The barbeque is an annual event staged by McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, recognizing the efforts of local police, fire and emergency services workers.

The Willamette band played the National Anthem before lightening the mood with upbeat pep band songs.

The WHS band has been Continue reading

Students, Parents Welcome Start Of School

Students and parents come through the doors at Clear Lake Elementary on the first day of school.

There were hugs, tears, smiles and sighs of relief…just from the parents.

Bethel students have returned to class to open the 2011-12 school year.  Check out the video below from the first morning at a few Bethel schools.

Friendships were rekindled and new ones formed as kids became accustomed to their new classmates and teachers.

Behavior expectations are being explained and reinforced in a desire to Continue reading

Student Health Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Bethel Superintendent Colt Gill joins Marian Blankenship from the PacificSource Charitable Foundation in cutting the ribbon, held by Bethel nurses Annemarie Hirsch and Sherine Forrest.

After more than two years of planning, public outreach, grant writing, construction and state certification, the Bethel Student Health Center is now officially open.

Nearly 100 Health Center supporters, friends and Bethel staff members gathered for a celebration that included food, music and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Health Center had been opened for a few weeks in late May and early June in order to earn certification from the state. It also opened for two days in August for special clinics providing physicals for athletes.

Now it will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-3:00, and Continue reading

Bethel Teachers Return to School

Prairie Mountain teachers met to share ideas on effective methods of instruction.

Bethel’s teachers are back in the classroom preparing for the 2011-12 school year.

The licensed staff is taking part in Inservice Week, which includes a wide variety of training sessions.

They are making plans with teaching partners, meeting about incoming students, and sharing ideas to make their instruction even better.

Not to be overlooked are the important tasks of organizing classrooms and arranging schedules. Many teachers came to work during the summer to get a head start on that process.

Teachers also gathered for the annual Welcome Back event at Willamette High School. View the Bethel Education Foundation’s musical conclusion Continue reading


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