Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

The Bethel School District fully supports the ADA and its requirement to make Websites ADA compliant. We are actively working to meet and maintain those requirements.

Grandma Genee Honored For Volunteer Work

Grandma Genee Heinz is known by everyone at Malabon, where she’s been a full-time volunteer for a dozen years.

All day, every day, for 12 years. That’s how long “Grandma Genee” Heinz has been a volunteer at Malabon Elementary.

Grandma Genee is the deserving winner of the ACE Award for Volunteers.

Whatever needs to be done, she’s game. Grandma Genee works in the school office, the cafeteria, the classrooms, and never seems to slow down.

She doesn’t have children of her own, but likes to say she has 425 grandchildren and they’re all at Malabon.

Thanks to the generosity of Oregon Community Credit Union, the award comes with $1,000 to be used for the school program of her choice.

Special thanks also to the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce for their continued support of the ACE Awards.

And offer your congratulations to our other volunteer nominees who give freely to help our students and staff: Arlette Sherman and Eduardo Anguiano, Willamette; Bob Mullins, Prairie Mountain.

Adriana Alvarez Is Classified ACE Awards Champion

Prairie Mountain students point our Adriana Alvarez, Bethel’s Champion in Education among Classified staff.

There’s a quiet superstar at Prairie Mountain. She’s busy as a leader, role model, team-player, supporter of students and advocate for families.

Adriana Alvarez is Bethel’s 2018 ACE Award winner for Classified staff.

She was surprised with the award during breakfast at Prairie Mountain, with a crowd of supporting staff and students there to honor her.

Adriana also receives $1,000 from Oregon Community Credit Union to be used for the school program of her choice.

The other nominees deserve recognition for the outstanding work they do for Bethel children on a daily basis: Susan Garrigues and Val Gilkisson, Prairie Mountain; Dariano Mancuso, Bethel Community Transition Network; Rick On and Ramona O’kin, Cascade; Debbie Jaros, Danebo; Samantha Bullock, Irving; Bonnie Hutchings, Meadow View.

Debbi Holte Receives ACE Award For Teachers

Irving teacher Debbi Holte received the 2018 ACE Award from superintendent Chris Parra.

Congratulations to Irving’s Debbi Holte, Bethel’s ACE Award winner for teachers. She was surprised with the award at a school-wide assembly.

Debbi’s nomination explained how she challenges and encourages students, and gets them excited about learning.

She is also a leader district-wide by hosting a Demonstration Classroom. Teachers throughout Bethel come Debbi’s classroom to observe excellent teaching and instructional practices in action.

Along with a beautiful plaque, Debbi receives $1,000 to be used for the school program of her choice.

Share your congratulations with the other Teacher ACE Award nominees in Bethel: Catelin Thompson and Val Michalenko, Shasta; Kathleen Petty, Martha Humphreys, Joe Freuen and Nan Petersen, Willamette; Gaby Caulkins and Logan Grasseth, Cascade; Cindy Adkisson, Prairie Mountain; MaryAnne Gates, Clear Lake/Shasta; Elise Kampfer, Malabon.

The ACE Awards for Classified and Volunteers will be announced soon.

Summer BLIS Classes on the Horizon

The Bethel Learning Institute of Summer will be held June 18 to 21 with a great lineup of classes for teachers and other staff. We might have to rename it BLIP (Bethel Learning Institute of Practicality) because classes will provide hands-on learning for creating instructional materials that teachers can take with them to implement on the first day of school.

Whether you want to know how to use Chromebooks in the classroom, use Google for formative assessment, find books for under-served students or integrate technology in just about any part of your curriculum, BLIS 2018 has something for you. Teachers will receive PDUs and district credits.

Follow these links to sign up today: BLIS 2018 Overview and BLIS Registration Page

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