Kilcullen Memorial Garden Begins To Take Shape

Willamette Leadership students have used stakes, string and flags to mark the outline of the Chris Kilcullen Memorial Garden.

Willamette High School students have marked the outline of the school’s new Chris Kilcullen Memorial Garden.

Kilcullen, a proud 1986 Willamette grad, was a Eugene police officer killed in the line of duty last April. The garden is intended to celebrate and honor his memory.

Willamette Leadership students are constructing the memorial garden in the senior courtyard at the high school. Donations from the community are being arranged and a timeline toward a spring completion is being set.

Community members, businesses, friends and strangers have come forward with offers of help in the form of volunteer hours, in-kind donations, and monetary donations.

You can help by contacting WHS Leadership advisor Jeanie Thomsen.

Turning A New Leaf In Instruction

Kalapuya teacher Bruce Weinberg shows students how to plug in the Nissan Leaf electric car as part of a Science unit on electricity.

First thing? He pulled up, plugged it in and let the students ooh and aah all over it.

Teacher Bruce Weinberg introduced his Kalapuya High School students to modern electrical science through the Nissan Leaf, the all-electric car.

Weinberg rented the car for a day as part of his class study about energy consumption, the use of fossil fuels and alternative energy sources.

They’ll get around to learning about potential and connective energy, but the Leaf was a lesson kids could get their hands on. Of course, they all got a ride in the car, too.

Integrated Science class may never be the same.

Alerts For Weather-Related School Closures

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Sign up to receive emails and text messages about Bethel school cancellations or delays through the free FlashAlert system. Within minutes you will be notified with updated information on school closures or delays.

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

In the case of bad weather conditions always check the local media outlets – TV and radio – first for any school closures or delays.

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

Donations of Socks, Mittens and Meds

Donation boxes for the Socks, Mittens and Meds drive are found at every Bethel school.

You can help provide essential warm clothing and medications to Bethel students in need. The district’s annual Socks, Mittens and Meds drive is now underway, and all contributions are tax deductible.

The greatest clothing needs are new socks, underwear and sweatpants. Students utilizing Bethel school health rooms often need these items.

Monetary donations are used to help purchase prescription medications such as antibiotics or inhalers for asthma. These funds are distributed as needed by referral to our district nurses and Student Health Center staff.

Clothing and monetary donations can be dropped off at any Bethel school now through December 8th.

Checks should be made out to Willamette High School with “Socks, Mittens, and Meds” in the comment line.

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