There were hugs, tears, smiles and sighs of relief…just from the parents.
Bethel students have returned to class to open the 2011-12 school year. Check out the video below from the first morning at a few Bethel schools.
Friendships were rekindled and new ones formed as kids became accustomed to their new classmates and teachers.
Behavior expectations are being explained and reinforced in a desire to Continue reading
After more than two years of planning, public outreach, grant writing, construction and state certification, the Bethel Student Health Center is now officially open.
Nearly 100 Health Center supporters, friends and Bethel staff members gathered for a celebration that included food, music and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Health Center had been opened for a few weeks in late May and early June in order to earn certification from the state. It also opened for two days in August for special clinics providing physicals for athletes.
Now it will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-3:00, and Continue reading
Bethel’s teachers are back in the classroom preparing for the 2011-12 school year.
The licensed staff is taking part in Inservice Week, which includes a wide variety of training sessions.
They are making plans with teaching partners, meeting about incoming students, and sharing ideas to make their instruction even better.
Not to be overlooked are the important tasks of organizing classrooms and arranging schedules. Many teachers came to work during the summer to get a head start on that process.
Teachers also gathered for the annual Welcome Back event at Willamette High School. View the Bethel Education Foundation’s musical conclusion Continue reading
Facing a requirement by the federal government, lunch prices at all Bethel schools will increase by 10¢ in the coming school year.
The price hike is the smallest Bethel could institute and still meet the federal mandate. It is the first across the board lunch price increase in Bethel School District since 2001.
Free breakfasts will still be provided for all Bethel students, and Bethel lunch costs will remain significantly lower than those charged to students in Eugene 4j, Springfield and Cottage Grove.
Elementary lunches will cost $1.60, Middle school will be Continue reading