Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

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BEF Receives Huge Grant Supporting Students

The Bethel Education Foundation has been awarded a $220,000 grant to provide support for students with significant emotional and behavioral needs.

The Community Wellness Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation partnered with the Trillium Community Health Plan to provide the grant funding.

Combined with some funds from Bethel School District, it will bring professional Skill Builders from Direction Service to each of the district’s seven elementary schools.

There has been an increase in the number and intensity of extreme behavioral outbursts during school. The Skill Builders will be embedded in Bethel schools and provide daily prevention work teaching the tools students need, as well as immediate de-escalation support in classrooms.

See You In September

Principal John Luhman receives some goodbye hugs from Clear Lake students. Luhman will be moving across the country to North Carolina next week.

Students and staff are looking forward to summer vacation, but there were still some emotional goodbyes on the last day of school.

Field Days, Promotion Ceremonies, and other special events highlighted the final day of the school year.

Now is the time to register for the coming school year. Parents and guardians of returning students have been sent information on how to register online.

Bethel School District and Food for Lane County will offer free meals at local parks and schools throughout our community this summer. Click here for the Bethel-managed sites, and click here for the Food for Lane County sites.

The new school year starts Tuesday, September 3rd. It’ll be here before you know it!

Kalapuya Sets Graduation Record

Two people holding a diploma.

50 graduates were recognized individually by staff at Kalapuya’s commencement ceremony.

The largest graduating class in school history was celebrated at the Kalapuya High School commencement.

50 students received their diplomas, with most overcoming significant obstacles along the way.

Nearly all the graduates were not successful in a traditional comprehensive high school, but the smaller and more individualized instruction at Kalapuya worked for them.

The ceremony took time for staff to talk about each grad individually. Principal Stefan Aumack also gave special recognition to retiring Board member Ginger Poage for her 36 years on the Bethel School Board.

Class of 2019 Celebrates Graduation

Students throwing mortar boards in the air.

Mortar boards go flying as the Willamette Class of 2019 celebrates its graduation.

Thousands gathered in Wolverine Stadium to mark the commencement of the Willamette High School Class of 2019.

Speeches by Savannah Pratt and Nate Bassinger, and performances by Tanner Alexander and Taylor Bryant were part of the ceremony.

More than 260 students crossed the stage to receive their diplomas before heading to the late night-early morning senior party.

Honors diploma grads. top scholars, and International Baccalaureate diploma candidates were also recognized.