• Bethel Fact for the Week of November 23, 2015
    The Bethel Family Resource Center is located in the former Music building at Fairfield Elementary and offers parenting classes, family craft projects, materials for supporting academics at home, and a weekly preschool story time. Each week I try to share another interesting tidbit about Bethel School District. The facts show up on the BethelBlog and […]

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Lady Wolverines Claim State Championship!

With the trophy and tournament bracket in hand, the Willamette Girls Basketball team poses as State 5A Champions.

With the trophy and tournament bracket in hand, the Willamette Girls Basketball team poses as 5A State Champions.

The Willamette girls basketball team has won another state championship, beating top-ranked Springfield 48-41.

Click here to see the on-court celebration.

Wil-Hi gave up the first basket of the game but never trailed after that, holding Springfield’s All-American Mercedes Russell to just 12 points.

Instead it was Willamette junior Lexi Bando leading the way with a game-high 23 points. Freshman Autumn Baumgartner added 12 coming off the bench

This is the third state championship for the Lady Wolverines in the last seven years, and sweet revenge for WHS after losing to Springfield in last year’s title game.

Shout Out To Bethel’s Classified Staff

Bethel's Classified staff play  vital role in every aspect of our school district's operation.

Bethel’s Classified staff play a vital role in every aspect of our school district’s operation.

Thank a Classified staff member this week.

Classified Employees Week highlights the fact that they are instrumental to the operation of every aspect of Bethel School District.

They are critical to the success of our students by working directly with kids, parents, other educators, volunteers and community members.

Whether it’s maintaining our facilities, providing healthy meals, making sure our classrooms are clean, transporting our kids, managing the offices, providing materials, or assisting classroom teachers, Bethel’s Classified staff bring dedication and skill every day.

So here’s to our terrific Classified staff for their diverse talents and their devotion to Bethel kids.

Message Of Thanks From The Gillespie Family

Nick Gillespie, a 2001 Willamette grad, is part of a well-known Bethel family.

Nick Gillespie, a 2001 Willamette grad, is part of a well-known Bethel family.

News of last month’s death of Nick Gillespie hit the Bethel community hard.

Nick was a Bethel kid through and through, graduating from Willamette High School in 2001.

Nick’s dad, Jim, now retired, was a long-time Bethel teacher. His mom, Alison, still visits Bethel schools as a courier for Lane ESD.

Nick was a long time worker in Grand Teton National Park, where he died in an avalanche during a multi-day backcountry ski trip.

Jim and Alison want to send their thanks to the Bethel community for the support they’ve received since losing Nick. Click here for a special message from the Gillespie family.

Free Recycling Round-Up

NextStep and St. Vinnie’s are partnering with Willamette for Saturday’s free Bethel Recycling Round-Up.

Your old computers, phones, TVs, electronics, household and other reusable items can now find a new home. Recycle them for free at Willamette High School’s 4th annual Recycling Round-Up this Saturday.

Bring your household items to Willamette on Saturday the 23rd, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Your junk is treasure to the folks at NextStep Recycling and St. Vincent de Paul, who will gladly reuse or recycle everything gathered by Wil-Hi’s National Honor Society students. Here’s a list.

For more information contact David Novak at Willamette, 541-689-0731, or

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Tuesday, 11/24
WHS Winter Sports Parent Night
Wednesday, 11/25
Budget Reduction - No School
Thursday, 11/26
Thanksgiving - No School
Friday, 11/27
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