Superintendent

Notice Of Budget Committee Meeting

This is an official notice of a public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Bethel School District to discuss the budget for the fiscal year 2015-16. The meeting will be held at the District Administrative Office Board Room, 4640 Barger Drive.  The meeting will take place on May 11 at 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 11 at the Bethel School District Administration Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

Bethel Welcomes New Special Services Director

Amy Tidwell, Bethel's new Special Services Director, talks with School Board chair Paul Jorgensen after the Board unanimously approved of her hiring.

Amy Tidwell, Bethel’s new Special Services Director, talks with School Board chair Paul Jorgensen after the Board unanimously approved her hiring.

Amy Tidwell has been selected as Bethel’s new Special Services Director to replace Monique Siemerink, who is retiring.

When she starts on July 1, Amy will bring a wide variety of experience including as a general education teacher and special education teacher in an alternative school.

Amy has been a building-level administrator at all levels and has district-level experience as an educational support services administrator.

She is well-versed in Special Education law, instructional practices, curriculum and PBIS, and has a strong reputation for her communication and support skills and her consistent focus on equity.

District Adopts New Social Studies Curriculum

Bethel students at every grade level will have new Social Studies curriculum for the 2015-16 school year.

Bethel students at every grade level will have new Social Studies curriculum for the 2015-16 school year.

Two different publishers have been selected to provide the new Social Studies curriculum for the coming school year.

A Bethel district committee chose textbooks by Pearson for the K-5 and 9th grade curriculum, and textbooks by Teachers Curriculum Institute for grades 6-8 and 10-12.

Each of the two publishers had different strengths for the History and Geography curriculum, so the committee decided to mix and match the best textbooks for each grade level.

The new curriculum – made possible by the Bethel bond measure – will be in all Bethel classrooms this fall.

Garbage In, Garbage Out

4th and 5th graders sort through five days of garbage at Clear Lake as part of a waste audit. Another audit will determine the effectiveness of waste reduction lessons.

4th and 5th graders sort through five days of garbage at Clear Lake as part of a waste audit. Another audit will determine the effectiveness of waste reduction lessons.

Kids were literally digging through garbage as part of a lesson to help them reduce waste.

Using math and science skills, Clear Lake 4th and 5th graders performed a waste audit in their cafeteria, determining what material was food waste, what was recyclable, and what should head to the landfill.

It’s part of a $10,000 Waste Reduction Grant from the City of Eugene.

Students will now take part in six weeks of waste awareness lessons and then perform another waste audit to determine if there’s been any change in habits.

Clear Lake is also planning a Waste-Free Lunch on Earth Day, with a goal of creating as little garbage as possible.

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