Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

BEF Offers Classroom Grants Again

Prairie Mountain teacher Jenifer Gerlach was among the dozens surprised with BEF grants last school year.

The Bethel Education Foundation (BEF) is now accepting proposals for grants up to $1,500.

The BEF was formed in 2009 by a group of active Bethel parents. It has since given away more than $160,000 in grants for innovative, engaging and effective programs that enhance the quality of education for students in Bethel School District.

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This year the City of Eugene has provided an additional $10,000 in funding specifically for Waste Prevention and Composting Education proposals.

The submission due date is the end of the day Thursday, October 26th, and the BEF plans to award the grants before Thanksgiving break so funded projects can be initiated as soon as possible for Bethel students.

Giving It A Try

Irving students take the challenge and taste Cowboy Salad during Bethel’s Try It Thursday.

One Thursday every month there’s something new in the cafeterias at Bethel schools.

Try It Thursday is a partnership with the OSU Extension Service to provide new foods for students to sample.

The experimenting doesn’t get too exotic. This week it’s Cowboy Salad, with black beans, corn, tomatoes (grown on the Bethel Farm) and more.

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The idea is to introduce students to a wider variety of healthy, affordable, and tasty food.

Check out the OSU Extension Food Hero website for lots of creative and easy recipes, some of which will be served in Bethel cafeterias.

Willamette Hosts Governor For Bill Signing

Following the CTE tour and bill signing at WHS, governor Kate Brown happily spent time with principal Mindy LeRoux and dozens of Willamette students.

After touring Willamette High School’s amazing Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation to further fund CTE programming and other efforts to increase high school graduation rates.

The Governor was led on the tour by students Linda Pham, Jakob Muller and Catherine Welch.

They stopped in on the Industry & Engineering, Graphic Design, Digital Manufacturing and Robotics, and Multimedia Arts classes.

Surrounded by dignitaries, the governor then signed senate Bill 5516 and House Bill 2246, which fund investments in CTE programs designed to reduce chronic absenteeism, provide college credit, and improve graduation rates.

Tweens, Teens, and Technology Night

Parents have the opportunity to learn from a teenager-led group about what Bethel kids are using, finding, and sharing online. And they’ll leave with information that can be used to help keep their children safe.

The free Tweens, Teens, and Technology workshop about Bethel kids’ social media trends and their cyber safety is Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00 at Willamette High School.

Parents will also learn from counselors, a juvenile prosecutor, and other professionals.

Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. Spanish Interpretation will be available.
This event is co-sponsored by Bethel School District and the Eugene Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth (ECASEY).

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