They’ve been preparing the same meal a couple times a week since October. And it’s not just any meal, check out their menu.
Willamette High School’s Culinary Team hopes it turns out perfectly at the Oregon ProStart High School Culinary Championships Saturday.
WHS will be one of 21 teams challenged to prepare a gourmet three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two butane burners with no access to running water or electricity.
The team of Cody Valenzuela, Ella Jones, Taylor McGraw, Kelsey Van Sant and Ben Guerra is ready.
Professional chefs serve as judges and score the teams’ efforts based on a number of categories that include presentation, taste, teamwork, knife skill, safety and sanitation.
WHS won state titles in 2004 and 2007, and first place this weekend wins a trip to the national competition in Baltimore.
It’s grown like a weed. The Meadow View Garden Club welcomed more than 70 students to its initial meeting of 2013.
Over the next several months kids will learn how to grow plants, care for them and finally reap the harvest.
Under the direction of Master Gardener – and Meadow View Educational Assistant – Trish Bradshaw, the school’s garden club grows larger each year.
Kids will be getting down and dirty doing plenty of digging and planting in the school garden, and they’ve already been encouraged to begin planting at home.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 8th annual ACE Awards.
The ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards honor outstanding contributions of local educators.
There will be Bethel winners in each of the four categories: teachers, administrators, classified staff and volunteers.
Each winner of an ACE Award receives $1,000 for the school program of their choice and will be recognized at a special event at the Hult Center on April 23rd.
The online nomination is open until February 28th. Now is a perfect time to consider nominating one or more of our great Bethel educators or volunteers.
The ACE Awards are a collaboration of the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce and the Bethel, Eugene 4J, and Springfield school districts along with presenting sponsor Oregon Community Credit Union.
Maintaining an ongoing cultural exchange, a large delegation of students and teachers from China has Shasta Middle School on its itinerary.
Two teachers of English from Beijing are already in town, staying at teachers’ homes and guest-teaching in Shasta classrooms.
By the end of the week dozens of students and educators from China will be at Shasta, learning about American culture as delegations from Beijing have done for the last eight years.
Small groups of teachers and students from Shasta have also visited schools in Beijing as recently as 2010.