• Bethel Fact for the Week of September 15, 2014
    A time capsule is located in the floor at Cascade Middle School, to be opened before the building is replaced. Each week I try to share another interesting tidbit about Bethel School District. The facts show up on the BethelBlog and as a tagline on my email signature. To see the archive, click here. If […]

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Bethel Community Center/YMCA Plan Needs Input

Plans call for a new Bethel Community Center/YMCA on Legacy Street, just south of Meadow View School and next to the Babe Ruth baseball complex.

The plan for a Community Center in Bethel is closer to becoming a reality, but first the City of Eugene wants to hear your thoughts on the idea.

Take this quick survey to share your thoughts with City staffers.

The proposal would permit the Eugene Y to build a new facility along Legacy Street, immediately south of Meadow View School. The City would lease the land to the Y for $1 a year.

The Community Center/Y would include community meeting areas, space for a new Bethel branch library, and the Y’s non-profit recreational and childcare services.

Like the idea? Not so sure? Share your thoughts in the survey today.

Ducks Create Holiday Memories For Bethel Students

Fairfield's Bo McCullough gets some help with his holiday shopping from UO receiver Lavasier Tuinei.

$100 to spend, free gift wrapping and special shopping escorts were waiting for 20 lucky Bethel kids at a local Target store.

Oregon football players created some special holiday memories for the select Bethel students who had been facing an uncertain holiday season.

The UO’s O Heroes program provided each Bethel student with a $100 bill to be spent on gifts for family members. The UO football players then matched up with kids to help them pick out gifts, wrap the presents, and make sure the students bought a little something for themselves, as well.

Shopping with the Ducks has become something of a holiday tradition for Bethel kids thanks to the O Heroes program.

BEF Funds 41 Grants, Gives Away $25,000

Clear Lake teacher Cindy Castanette celebrates her surprise grant award presentation from Karen Krumrey of the Bethel Education Foundation.

41 Bethel educators are celebrating the news that they’ve been awarded grants from the Bethel Education Foundation.

The BEF made surprise visits to each Bethel school to hand out $25,000 in grants. The awards will fund a wide variety of requests, everything from new laptops, document cameras and projectors, to books, science supplies and equipment, kitchen tools and field trips.

The 41 winning grants were selected from 126 worthy applications.

In only its third year, the BEF has provided more than $43,000 in enhancements to Bethel programs and classrooms. Its next fundraiser will be a fun district-wide Trivia Night on February 8th.

Kilcullen Memorial Garden Begins To Take Shape

Willamette Leadership students have used stakes, string and flags to mark the outline of the Chris Kilcullen Memorial Garden.

Willamette High School students have marked the outline of the school’s new Chris Kilcullen Memorial Garden.

Kilcullen, a proud 1986 Willamette grad, was a Eugene police officer killed in the line of duty last April. The garden is intended to celebrate and honor his memory.

Willamette Leadership students are constructing the memorial garden in the senior courtyard at the high school. Donations from the community are being arranged and a timeline toward a spring completion is being set.

Community members, businesses, friends and strangers have come forward with offers of help in the form of volunteer hours, in-kind donations, and monetary donations.

You can help by contacting WHS Leadership advisor Jeanie Thomsen.

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This Week in Bethel

Monday, 9/15
CL - Staff iPad User Group (3:30)
Tuesday, 9/16
DAN - PTO Meeting
FF - Grades 2-3 Curriculum Night
Wednesday, 9/17
IRV - Grades 1-5 Curriculum Night
IRV - PTO Meeting
WHS - Parent Proficiency Night
Thursday, 9/18
CMS - PTO Meeting
SMS - Open House
Friday, 9/19
MAL-Staff iPad User Group(3:30)
MAL - PTO Movie Night

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