Bethel Welcomes New Teachers

Bethel's new teachers begin orientation with introductions before receiving some important training.

Bethel’s new teachers begin orientation with introductions before receiving some important training.

Nearly three dozen new teachers have been welcomed to the Bethel family through a district orientation.

Classroom teachers, school psychologists, counselors and special education teachers received training on culturally proficient practices and how to support all of Bethel’s diverse students and families.

Responding to bullying, harassment and discriminatory behaviors was another important part of the orientation.

The new educators will return with all teachers for district-wide inservice week to prepare for the coming school year. The first day of school for students is September 3rd.

Registration For New School Year Begins

A Prairie Mountain parent receives assistance from principal Jennifer Haliski as registration for the 2013-14 school year begins.

A Prairie Mountain parent receives assistance from principal Jennifer Haliski as registration for the 2013-14 school year begins.

Excitement is filling Bethel schools this week as parents and students register for the 2013-14 school year.

Check here for school registration times.

The first day of school is September 3rd, although Willamette High School begins with freshmen on September 4th and all students on the 5th.

At registration parents will be asked to confirm their contact information, update students’ health information, and complete field trip forms, a home language survey, and Special Services information.

They will also be provided important material about bus transportation, free and reduced lunch opportunities, school insurance, the principal’s blog, and more.

Willamette’s registration packet pick-up is August 22nd.

BEF Searches For Executive/Development Director

Founded in 2009, the BEF is now looking for an Executive Director to lead the organization.

Founded in 2009, the BEF is now looking for an Executive Director to lead the organization.

The Bethel Education Foundation is taking the next step toward expanding its ability to enhance educational opportunities for Bethel students, and this is a big step.

The BEF is now searching for an Executive Director/Development Director.

Here is the BEF Executive Director Job Description.

This chosen candidate will manage the BEF, direct marketing programs and events, write grants and expand the BEF’s fundraising activities.

The new position will allow the BEF to grow into the type of foundation that was dreamed about when the organization was founded in 2009.

In addition, the BEF Board has been working with Foundation Innovation, a Texas-based consulting firm with a strong reputation for helping education foundations expand and thrive. The BEF Board has reexamined its organization and goals, leading to the search for its first Executive Director.

Summer Reading Provides OBOB Head Start

Parents and kids sample the choices each Wednesday at the OBOB book lending library.

Parents and kids sample the choices each Wednesday at the OBOB book lending library.

Summer is a perfect time for kids to get a jump on the newest OBOB books. The Oregon Battle of the Books titles are available for checkout each Wednesday at the Bethel School District office.

At least one copy of every OBOB book is in the free lending library, including Night of the Howling Dogs, Dirty Little Secrets, and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

Check the titles of all the 2013-14 OBOB books.

OBOB is a statewide program that promotes reading among students in grades 3-12. It culminates with quiz bowl-style team challenges at the school, county and then statewide levels.

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Monday, 5/30
Memorial Day - No School
Tuesday, 5/31

SMS Concert Choir
Wednesday, 6/1
MV Summer Band Concert
WHS Track Awards
Thursday, 6/2
WHS Band Concerts
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