Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

Head Start For New Bethel Family Members

Teachers meeting around tables.

Five full days of training will help Bethel’s newest teachers prepare for the first day of school, September 3rd.

Close to 50 new Bethel teachers are getting a jump on the upcoming school year.

The newest members of the Bethel family have started a week’s worth of training. It includes everything from math and reading, to fun and fitness in P.E. Continue reading

Volunteer Position With Immediate Results

Produce Plus sign

The coordinator of Bethel’s Produce Plus site will help feed hundreds of local residents each week.

Here is a rewarding volunteer position that makes an immediate impact in our community. We are seeking a volunteer(s) or group(s) to take over the position of Coordinator of the Food for Lane County Produce Plus site at Cascade Middle School.

Otherwise known as the Bethel Free Farmers Market, this food stand provides more than two tons of free vegetables, bread, produce, dairy products, canned food, etc., to local residents during one day each week.

Job Description:

  • Use a Bethel School District box truck to pick up food from Food for Lane County at 11:00 a.m. every Monday (Tuesdays during summer months)
  • Set up tables, signs and food at Cascade Middle School for 2:00-5:00 p.m. food distribution
  • Keep a sign-up sheet to verify people are getting the food they need

This could be a position that is shared among several volunteers, church groups, community members, etc.  The Coordinator(s) will be replacing Super Volunteer Chris Ferguson who has been staging Produce Plus at Cascade every week for six and a half years and now deserves to rest.

Contact Bethel School District at 541-689-3280.

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!