Contestants in the 19th annual Mr. Wolverine pageant have begun their outreach to all Bethel schools. The seniors from Willamette High School are fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network through a series of events, culminating with the Mr. Wolverine Pageant March 17th. Tickets will be available at Willamette. Here is their performance at Danebo Elementary.
Bethel School District has been honored with the Outstanding Contribution award by the local chapter of Blacks In Government.
The award is in recognition for increasing equity, diversity and opportunity in our community.
Bethel schools have made a concerted and continued effort to provide training for staff members on culturally proficient practices. Staff evaluation systems also specifically address cultural proficiency standards.
Our schools are working diligently to continue community collaborations and form new partnerships with multi-cultural groups.
Last year Bethel’s African American high school students scored higher than the average of all students in Bethel on state tests in math and reading, and 25% higher than African American students across the state.
Three one-act plays are being presented by Willamette Drama students, offering something for everyone.
An Actor’s Nightmare, Fate’s Threads, a Little Box of Oblivion will be presented in the WHS Auditorium Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30.
The first play is about an actor trying to improvise after being thrust into an unfamiliar role. The second play follows the ghost of a woman who has died and wonders if she had been murdered. And the final play is about a box placed in a stranger’s hands and the chaos caused by its unknown contents.
The trio of plays is allowing Drama teacher Tana Pfifer a chance to put 16 students on stage while offering variety for the audience.
His badge and uniform made a strong impression on Meadow View third graders, but Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns is a pretty good story teller, too.
Kerns read a book to Peggy Morris’s students before answering questions about his job as Eugene’s top cop.
The police chief has been reading for Morris’s classes for years. It’s no surprise with their connection as brother and sister in-law.
Given the reception Chief Kerns received at Meadow View, occupying elementary classrooms is an effective method of positive community outreach for the police department and a memorable experience for students.