Seeking to keep its students well-fed while school kitchens are closed during the summer, Bethel School District will offer free summer meals at five locations.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner will be served from a combination of locations, including Fairfield, Cascade, Willamette, Kalapuya and Petersen Barn Park.
In addition, the weekly Bethel Free Farmers Market will continue through the summer at Cascade.
Bethel’s Free Summer Meals Program is in addition to the seven Bethel locations that will be home to the Food for Lane County Summer Meals program.
Elementary-level educators in Bethel have been students this week, getting an overview on the new English Language Arts curriculum and learning how to implement it next fall.
The newly purchased comprehensive reading and writing program was made possible by the passage of the Bethel bond measure.
The updated curriculum will be aligned from kindergarten through 12th grade, helping to keep kids at each grade level on track to graduate ready for college or the work place.
Middle and high school educators will receive the training next week, and another district-wide follow-up training is scheduled the week before school starts in the fall.
It happened in 1964 at Willamette High School’s track: Oregon’s first high school track and field championship meet for girls.
50 years later a plaque has been placed in Wolverine Stadium honoring the event. A special ceremony at the track featured the coach of the first girls state champions from Pleasant Hill, and Janice Hughes Estes, the P-Hill girl named the athlete of the meet.
Girls sports has come a long way in the last half-century, especially at Willamette where in recent years the Wil-Hi girls have made their mark at the state level in basketball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, golf and track.
Local runners and joggers can help Bethel kids on Memorial Day.
Revenue from the Miles For Meals Memorial Day fun run will go directly to Bethel’s Snack Pack Program.
Snack Pack provides healthy snacks over the weekend to Bethel students who could otherwise go hungry.
The Miles For Meals races at Alton Baker Park cover 5K, 15K, or 1 mile on Monday, May 26th.
Volunteers are still needed for this event. Contact Jennie Kolpak to lend a hand.
And there are still some free entries available for Bethel employees. Use the promo code MILES14 for free entry into the Miles for Meals run.