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OSF actors will work with Willamette students for four days and also offer an evening performance for the community.

OSF actors will work with Willamette students for four days and also offer an evening performance for the community.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. That’s when actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland will present a special evening performance for the community at Willamette High School as part of the Festival’s annual School Visit Program.

The performers will be staging excerpts from Shakespeare and other classical and contemporary pieces of literature.

Tickets are available at the door for $2, and admission is free for children ages 5 and under.

The Festival’s School Visit Program provides four days of student workshops and live theater at the high school and brings Willamette students to stage performances in Ashland.

The OSF program has been brought to Willamette for three consecutive years through a grant from the Bethel Education Foundation.

Bethel's school board members pose proudly next to the Bethel display at the Oregon School Boards Association conference.

Bethel’s school board members pose proudly next to the Bethel display at the Oregon School Boards Association conference.

The annual Oregon School Boards Association conference in Portland has become a venue to show off Bethel’s new school projects.

Soderstrom Architects is featuring a display board of the Willamette Science addition and the new Fairfield and Malabon schools.

Progress is being made on the plans for all three projects with the expectation that ground will be broken at Willamette around spring break.

For more information on Bethel’s bond-related projects, check out the Bethel Bond webpage.

Meanwhile, school board attendees from around the state learned from a Bethel presentation at the OSBA conference. Superintendent Colt Gill, Bethel’s Director of Student Achievement Lori Smith, and Prairie Mountain Principal Jennifer Haliski shared details about the District’s On-Track Report, a research-based measurement tool used to gauge each child’s progress toward high school graduation.

Willamette senior Lexi Bando will suit up for Gonzaga after one more season with the Wolverines.

Willamette senior Lexi Bando will suit up for Gonzaga after one more season with the Wolverines.

All-state basketball player Lexi Bando has accepted a scholarship offer to play basketball at Gonzaga University,

The Willamette senior led the Wolverines to the state championship last season and has piled up a list of honors.

  • McDonalds All-American nominee for the 2013-14 season
  • USA Today All-Oregon 1st Team selection
  • Two-time First-Team 5A All-State selection
  • Three-time member of the 5A All-Tournament First Team
  • Three-time Midwestern League First-Team selection.

Bando will be joining former Wil-Hi star Sunny Greinacher at Gonzaga. Greinacher was a key member of Willamette’s 2009 state championship team.

Knowing they advanced farther than any other team in school history, Willamette is all smiles with the state's second place trophy.

Finishing higher than any other team in school history, Willamette is all smiles with the state’s second place trophy.

Willamette has finished second in the 5A State Volleyball tournament, giving top-ranked West Albany all it wanted in the championship game.

Wil-Hi entered the tourney as the #6 seed but pulled off two upsets to reach the championship game.

This was the first time in school history Willamette advanced to the tourney and it did so featuring one of the youngest teams at state, with only three seniors on the squad.

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