Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

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We Are Bethel Celebrates Saturday

The Danebo Dancers will be one of the Bethel student groups performing at the annual We Are Bethel Celebration Saturday.

The 16th annual We Are Bethel celebration will take place Saturday at Petersen Barn Park.

This free event includes Bethel students providing great entertainment, community booths, a flea market, food, and fun activities for kids and adults.

Look for the Shasta and Meadow View Jazz Bands to perform, along with the Danebo Dancers and an all-Bethel elementary school choir.

We Are Bethel celebrates everything we love about our community. Bring the family from noon – 4:00 and join in the fun.

Fairfield Students Leave Their Mark

Artist-in-residence Steven Lopez joins students painting a mural in the main hallway at Fairfield Elementary.

The new Fairfield school is already getting a new look. An artist-in-residence is guiding Fairfield students in the painting of a mural in the school’s main hallway.

The project sprouted from a $1,000 donation from Essex Construction, the contractor that built the new Fairfield.

Matching money came from the Bethel Education Foundation and a school fundraiser.

The artist, Steven Lopez, designed the mural of a Fairfield Falcon with the school’s expectations: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible, in English and Spanish.

All students will have an opportunity to take part in the painting, which should last long after they have moved on.

Oh, Say, They Can Sing

Under the direction of Christina Boorman, Cascade’s choir Vox Novus will sing the National Anthem at the Eugene Emeralds’ first game of the Northwest League season.

The Eugene Emeralds’ baseball season won’t begin until Vox Novus has sung.

The choir from Cascade Middle School has been invited to sing the National Anthem on the Ems’ opening night, June 15th.

Vox Novus – New Voices – was invited back after singing the anthem at an Ems game last season, following an audition. That was part of the Ems’ first championship season since 1975.

No audition was needed this time.

In fact, the students are also rehearsing Oh, Canada, the Canadian National Anthem, because the Ems will start the Northwest League season against the Vancouver Canadians.

Budget Committee Approves 2017-18 Budget

Members of the Bethel Budget Committee, including State Senator James Manning, study the district proposal before approving the plan in a unanimous vote.

After expressing concern about the lack of funding and going over the spending proposals for every department, the Bethel Budget Committee has approved the budget plan for the coming school year.

The School Board is scheduled to adopt the plan at its June 26th meeting.

The district faces a $2.3 million budget gap but intends to avoid increasing class sizes by instead using budget reduction days.

The budget tentatively calls for 10 budget reduction days. The Bethel Calendar Committee will meet next week to determine which days to cut, and develop a plan to restore those days should funding become available.

You are encouraged to email your legislators (Rep. Julie Fahey and Sen. James Manning…he’s on our budget committee!) and let them know your thoughts. They want to hear from you, and it’s likely you have something to say.