• Bethel Fact for the Week of October 20, 2014
    Bethel has received a $408,000 grant to expand its Career and Technical Education (CTE) offerings. New classes include Biomimicry, Women in Engineering, Motion Graphics and Robotics. Each week I try to share another interesting tidbit about Bethel School District. The facts show up on the BethelBlog and as a tagline on my email signature. To […]

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Top Cop Talks Shop

With an attentive and captive audience, Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns reads to Meadow View third graders.

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.

Bethel Volunteer Earns Outstanding Citizen Award

Brooke Cottle offers her thanks after accepting the LCOG Outstanding Citizen award

Bethel’s superstar volunteer, Brooke Cottle, has been surprised with the Lane Council of Governments Outstanding Citizen Award.

Tricked into attending the LCOG awards dinner, Brooke wasn’t aware she had even been nominated for an award.

Her efforts in Bethel have been a blessing for students, staff and the community.

  • Co-founder and the current president of the Bethel Education Foundation
  • Driving force behind Willamette Pride, the makeover of Willamette High School Continue reading

Bethel Preparing For Open Enrollment

Some school boards are hoping Open Enrollment will bring students back to their shrinking districts.

The Bethel School Board is expected to confirm on February 13th that Bethel will openly accept students from other school districts for the 2012-13 school year.

A new state law permits students to attend school in any district that agrees to implement Open Enrollment. Currently, school districts allow inter-district exchanges with neighboring districts. Open Enrollment would free families to choose their school district regardless of where they live.

All the districts in Lane County have made clear their intentions to open their Continue reading

Snow In Forecast: Get FlashAlert Today

Heavy snow a few years ago turned school playgrounds into snow parks.A strong weather system is forecast to hit Eugene on Sunday, bringing with it the possibility of snow. It could impact school schedules on Tuesday (Monday is MLK Day).

Now is the time to sign-up for FlashAlert. This free service will send you an email or text message if there is a Bethel school cancellation or delay.

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 double-check through the local media outlets – TV and radio – 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.

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This Week in Bethel

Tuesday, 10/21
DAN - PTO Meeting
SMS - Curriculum Night

Wednesday, 10/22
IRV - PTO Meeting

Thursday, 10/23
MAL - Jack-O-Lantern Contest
WHS - College Workshop

Friday, 10/24
FF - Harvest Carnival
IRV - PTO Bingo Bash
MV - PTO Monster Mash

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