State Renews Health Center Certification

Bethel Nurse Annemarie Hirsch provides a tour of the Bethel Health Center for Carol Opheikens, Quality Assurance Coordinator for the state’s School Based Health Center program.

Bethel Nurse Annemarie Hirsch provides a tour of the Bethel Health Center for Carol Opheikens, Quality Assurance Coordinator for the state’s School Based Health Center program.

The Bethel Health Center has been given an official thumbs-up from the state.

Passing its recertification inspection with flying colors, the Bethel Health Center’s practices, policies and procedures were given a close examination by Carol Opheikens, Quality Assurance Coordinator for the School Based Health Centers State Program Office.

Opheikens noted the high level of support the Health Center is receiving from the Bethel community.

Now in its second full year of operation, the Bethel Health Center has already handled well over 500 patient visits this school year at its location inside Cascade Middle School.

Call the Health Center at 541-607-1430 to make an appointment for high-quality, low-cost medical care.

Checking On Weather-Related School Closures

Weather-related school closures are announced on the Bethel home page and local TV and Radio news broadcasts.

Weather-related school closures are announced on the Bethel home page and local TV and Radio news broadcasts.

With the possibility of snow in the forecast, please check the Bethel home page, the Bethel Facebook page, or local media outlets – TV and radio – for any school closures or delays.

If you find nothing on the Bethel home page or hear nothing about Bethel on local radio or TV it means that Bethel Schools are on a normal schedule.

You can sign up for e-mail and text message notification about school cancellations or delays through the free FlashAlert system. You will be notified with updated information on school closures or delays.

Go online to FlashAlert, enter your email information and follow all of the on-screen prompts. You will receive school closure information as an email or as a text message.**

**Note that the messages travel the Internet and may be delayed by cell carriers or Internet Service Providers.

Wyden Fields Questions At Willamette Town Hall

Senator Ron Wyden takes a question from Willamette senior Anna Hickey during the Town Hall meeting at WHS.

Senator Ron Wyden takes a question from Willamette senior Anna Hickey during the Town Hall meeting at WHS.

With a couple hundred students and community members on hand, Oregon’s senior senator, Ron Wyden, answered a variety of questions at his Lane County Town Hall meeting, held at Willamette High School.

Wyden shared his thoughts on numerous issues including health care reform, gay marriage, gun control, and protected wilderness areas. The senator also took time to honor Korean War vets in attendance.

Afterwards, Wyden toured Willamette’s state of the art Graphic Arts lab where teacher Kate Doyle and her students shared the cutting edge programs they have been working with.

The Town Hall was Wyden’s 641st since taking office as senator in 1996, and his first at Willamette High School.

Bethel Winter Break: School Resumes January 7

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Bethel students and staff brought holiday cheer as they headed to winter break, marking the end of 2012.

With smiles, hugs and laughter Bethel students shared well-wishes as they headed off to winter break.

Kids return Monday, January 7th with a new year on their calendars.

The last school day of 2012 was typically joyful, as many students brought treats or small tokens of appreciation for teachers.

Some completed community service activities, culminating weeks-long efforts to help others during the holiday season.

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