Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

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ACE Awards Nominees Announced

The 12th annual ACE Awards will recognize the best and brightest in Bethel School District.

30 Bethel educators and volunteers have been nominated for ACE Awards, which recognize the best and brightest in Bethel, Eugene 4j and Springfield school districts.

The 12th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards will be presented to Bethel’s outstanding contributors in four categories: teachers, administrators, support staff, and volunteers. Winners will be awarded a handsome trophy at a Hult Center Celebration on April 25th and will be given $1,000 to be used for the school program of their choice.

The 2017 Bethel nominees are:
Teachers: Lauren Boettger, Fairfield; Gina Clark, Fairfield; Deanna Courogen, Irving; Alison Dodd, Prairie Mountain; Joe Freuen, Willamette; Darren Hatefi, Willamette; Isabel Kelly, Fairfield; Joe Mancuso, Willamette; Sonja Maul, Prairie Mountain; Kristy McElravy, Shasta; Kristi Oster, Cascade; Ben Wade, Willamette; Shannon Whitty, Cascade.

Classified staff: Anne Johnstone-Diaz, Bethel Family Resource Center; Krista Larson, Prairie Mountain; Anthony Mancuso, Willamette; Christie McBride, Shasta; Curtis Mitchell, Willamette; Mary Spearman, Irving; Bob Wilson, Willamette.

Volunteers: Shanna Bitikofer, Prairie Mountain; Bess Jones, Fairfield; Anje Postma, Irving; Michelle Thompson, Meadow View; Michelle Toney, Willamette.

Administrators: Lisa Bateman, Assistant Special Education Director; Mari Ford, Principal, Danebo; Tina Guiterez-Schmich, Equity Coordinator; Mindy LeRoux, Principal, Willamette; Maureen Spence, Principal, Malabon.

Winds Send Crews Scrambling

Some limbs that were brought down by the morning high winds were quickly cleared by Bethel’s Maintenance crews.

Early morning winds, gusting up to 40 miles an hour, sent Bethel’s Maintenance staff to all district schools for a safety check.

While power was lost in some parts of Eugene, Bethel schools escaped with just some downed limbs and plenty of debris from trees.

Many of the larger trees around our schools received some of Mother Nature’s thinning via the winter ice storms. Tree trimming services also were hired to cut back a few other potentially dangerous limbs during the winter, so this morning’s wind did not result in a significant amount of limbs or downed trees.

Thanks go out to our reliable Maintenance staff for their quick work to check on our schools before students arrived.

The Duck Walk Returns

The tradition continues at Prairie Mountain School. A mother duck and her newly hatched ducklings are escorted from the school’s interior courtyard, through the hallways, and to a nearby wetland.

Kindergartners get a front row seat to this annual school event.

Selecting The New Science

Anyone is welcome to review the top selections for Bethel’s new Science curriculum which will be adopted in time for the 2017-18 school year.

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.

Questions? Contact Brian Flick, Bethel’s Director of Teaching and Learning, or Amy Tidwell, Bethel’s Director of Special Services.


The new science curriculum is being funded by the Bethel bond measure, overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2012.