Bethel Brains On Display At UO

This Shasta 8th grade team finished second out of 42 teams in the UO Brain Bowl.

They’ve been wracking their brains for months on questions like this:
If burning one gallon of gas produces about 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, how many pounds of carbon dioxide are produced by a vehicle getting 20 miles per gallon on a 200-mile trip?

Shasta and Meadow View students answered similar quiz show-style questions against more than 40 teams in the annual University of Oregon Brain Bowl.

A Shasta 8th grade team finished second (the school’s third top-3 finish in four years) and Meadow View’s first-ever appearance earned a second place finish among 6th graders.

And now, the answer: 200 pounds of carbon.

Sun Coming Out At Willamette

Senior Kylee Wiser gets a lift in the title role in Willamette's production of Annie.

The musical Annie takes the stage at Willamette High School this week.

The student production Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights will feature all the favorites from the Tony Award-winning musical, including “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life.”

WHS senior Kylee Wiser carries the lead role of Annie, an orphan during the Great Depression. Taking the stage alongside Annie and her faithful companion, Sandy the dog, are the familiar characters of Daddy Warbucks, Miss Hannigan, and the girls in the orphanage.

Willamette students have been rehearsing for weeks for the three-night performance, Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Powers Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door.


Special Thanks To Bethel Teachers

Bethel educators teach valuable skills, but also make life-changing connections with their students and families.

They deserve thanks every day, but this is the week to officially acknowledge our terrific teachers in Bethel.

Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to recognize the crucial role our teachers play in the lives of our children on a daily basis. Bethel is fortunate to have a family of incredibly passionate, creative and dedicated educators.

Beyond this special week, here are a few quotes to keep in mind throughout the year:

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”

“Teachers affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.”

“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

“Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.”

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.  The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”

Bethel’s ACE Awards Champions Crowned

Bethel's ACE Award champions are Joe Ingram (seated), Shawn Lambert, Lori Smith and Barb Roberts.

Four Bethel educators were honored with ACE Awards in front of a crowd of more than 500.

Shasta Band teacher Joe Ingram, Willamette Counseling Secretary Barb Roberts, Director of Student Achievement Lori Smith, and Irving volunteer Shawn Lambert are Bethel’s champions.

The honor includes $1,000 each to be used for the school program of their choice.

Bethel’s champions are considering using the cash prizes so students can rent musical instruments, for the purchasing of backpacks and school supplies for kids, and buying OBOB books that will benefit hundreds of Bethel students

Sponsored by the local business community, the ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards recognize exemplary work by teachers, classified staff, volunteers and administrators.

Title sponsor Oregon Community Credit Union has been a key supporter in all six years of the ACE Awards.

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