Bethel will be updating its science curriculum for the coming school year, looking for one that will include material that matches Oregon’s new learning expectations.
A District committee has carefully reviewed various textbook options for elementary, middle and high school science.
Parents and staff members have the opportunity to examine the committee’s final curriculum selections next Monday and Tuesday, April 10 & 11, 3:30-6:00 in room 17 at Shasta Middle School.
The new science curriculum is being funded by the Bethel bond measure, overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2012.
It was difficult to tell who was more excited, current Bethel 8th graders or their parents.
At Willamette High School’s 8th Grade Parent Night they learned all about the high quality Career Technical Education programs, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement classes, electives, clubs and other opportunities waiting for them at Wil-Hi.
Hundreds of parents and students visited with teachers, talked with advisors, toured the school, and narrowed their choices for freshman year.
Most students had already signed-up for their preferred classes, but they had a chance to make changes to their wish lists after learning more about their many exciting options as 9th graders.
A team of 6th graders from Meadow View has earned a spot in the state OBOB tournament.
Five Meadow View girls competed against teams from 30 other middle schools from throughout Lane County at the Oregon Battle of the Books regional tournament held at Willamette High School.
Meadow View rolled out of the first four round robin matches as the #1 seed by racking up more points than all the other teams, many of which featured 7th and 8th graders.
Coached by Marilyn Bounds and Nicole Radke, the team advanced through the knockout bracket and reached the championship match against Fern Ridge. Meadow View finished second in the finals, but both schools earn a trip to the state OBOB tourney in Salem next month.
The team of Sarah Vance, Katana Radke, Leah Measho, Emma Martins, and Abby Smith now has a few more weeks to study and prepare for questions about the 16 OBOB books.
Bethel 8th graders are already making plans for moving on to high school.
All the District’s 8th graders have been touring Willamette High School this week, guided around campus by current WHS Leadership students.
It’s been an eye-opening experience for the students who are the big kids back at their schools. They walked the campus, some sat in on classes, and learned about the multitude of course offerings that await them and how to sign-up for classes now.
Parents of 8th graders get their own introduction to Willamette on March 21st at 8th Grade Parent Night. It will be an opportunity to learn about the International Baccalaureate program, and the many clubs, activities, sports, and electives at Wil-Hi.
It’s all making the transition to high school much more real for everyone.