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Board Meeting To Hear Public Comment

The Bethel School District Board has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, February 15th, 7:00 p.m. in the Shasta Middle School Cafeteria.

The only agenda item is to hear public comment. Under Board policy, the public comment period is limited to three minutes per person. All those at the meeting who sign a card requesting to speak will be heard. The School Board will make no decisions at Thursday’s meeting, but will give residents an opportunity to share their thoughts.

As background, some Bethel residents are concerned the district is removing holiday celebrations from schools. Public schools are not required to hold parties or celebrations around holidays, but the district believes that providing students opportunities to celebrate and have fun with their classmates and teachers is vital. And, as a public school system, we must ensure that our celebrations, activities and events during the school day allow all students to participate. We cannot intentionally plan events that we know will exclude children.

Some people are unaware that historically many of the celebrations or parties that have been held at school result in some children not coming to school or not being able to take part for a variety of reasons. Our schools are trying to think creatively about how we celebrate with children, and have fun activities at school in meaningful ways in which everyone gets to be involved.

For clarification, while we are not asking families to provide Valentine’s cards, students who wish to bring cards are allowed to do so and time will be provided for children to distribute them. As always, we encourage those with concerns to reach out to their school principal.

 

Reunión de la Junta para escuchar comentarios públicos

La Junta del Distrito Escolar de Bethel ha programado una reunión especial para el jueves, 15 de febrero a las 7:00 p.m. en la Cafetería de la Escuela Intermedia Shasta.

El único ítem de la agenda es escuchar comentarios públicos. Según la política de la Junta, el período de comentarios públicos se limita a tres minutos por persona. Todos aquellos en la reunión que firmen una tarjeta solicitando hablar serán escuchados. La Junta Escolar no tomará decisiones en la reunión del jueves, pero les dará a los residentes la oportunidad de compartir sus ideas.

Como antecedentes, algunos residentes de Bethel están preocupados de que el distrito elimine las celebraciones de dias festivos de las escuelas. Las escuelas públicas no están obligadas a celebrar fiestas o celebraciones relacionadas con los días festivos, pero el distrito cree que es vital proporcionar oportunidades a los estudiantes para celebrar y divertirse con sus compañeros y maestros. Y, como sistema escolar público, debemos asegurarnos de que nuestras celebraciones, actividades y eventos durante el día escolar permitan que todos los estudiantes participen. No podemos planear eventos intencionalmente que sabemos excluirán a los niños.

Algunas personas desconocen que históricamente muchas de las celebraciones o fiestas que se han celebrado en la escuela hacen que algunos niños no vayan a la escuela o no puedan participar por diversas razones. Nuestras escuelas están tratando de pensar creativamente sobre cómo celebramos con los niños, y tener actividades divertidas en la escuela de maneras significativas en las que todos puedan participar.

Para mayor claridad, aunque no estamos pidiendo a las familias que entreguen tarjetas de San Valentín, los estudiantes que deseen llevar tarjetas pueden hacerlo y se les dará tiempo para que los niños las distribuyan. Como siempre, alentamos a aquellos con inquietudes a comunicarse con el/la director/a de su escuela.

Safety Warning

Eugene Police are reminding students to be aware of their surroundings after a 17 year old girl reported that someone tried to abduct her while she was walking on North Terry Street Monday evening.  Continue reading

February brings Friendship, Food, and Fun to Prairie Mountain

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We’re looking forward to activities in the month of February that help our students thrive and focus on our life skills of Problem-solving, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy (PRIDE). 

Love Your Neighbor Food Drive:  Prairie Mountain students in K-8 are joining Food for Lane County’s efforts to collect food for our community.  The food drive running Feb. 1-16 at PM presents a great opportunity to focus on empathy and community building, and for K-5 classrooms to highlight CATCH concepts of Go, Slow, and Whoa foods as they consider recommendations from Food for Lane County about nutritious foods.  Students K-8 can participate in a number of ways (contributing, promoting, sorting, counting, organizing) in this school wide effort to help our community.  Let’s go, Eagles! Continue reading

On the Path to High School Graduation

We’re excited to invite 7th and 8th grade families to On the Path to High School Graduation coming up this Thursday, January 25, from 7:00-8:00 pm in our Caforium.   Plan to join us for this important free event focused on student success and planning for the future.  WHS administrators and PM staff will help students learn about opportunities and success in high school and beyond.  Snacks, childcare, and Spanish/English interpretation will be provided.  

 

En camino a la graduación

Estamos entusiasmados de invitar a todas las familias de los alumnos del 7o – 8o grado a En camino a la graduacion este jueves, 25 de enero, de 7:00-8:00 p.m. en nuestro Caforium.  Planeen estar con nosotros en este evento gratuito importante.  Administradores de la escuela secundaria Willamette and personal de PM ayudarán a los alumnos a aprender sobre oportunidades y el éxito estudiantil en la escuela secundaria y más allá. Se proveerán botanas, cuidado de niños, e interpretación español/inglés.  

News from Prairie Mountain

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Bethel 8th-Graders Benefit from Huge Grant

A $332,000 state grant will allow Bethel 8th graders to take CTE courses in Robotics, Culinary Arts and Digital Design. CTE (Career Technical Education) is a recognized strength in Bethel School District at the high school level.

Beginning next fall 8th graders will be able to take after school classes that feed directly into established CTE courses at Willamette High School. Called CTE Cruise, the middle school courses will also help attract more girls to CTE programs in which they have traditionally been underrepresented.

Bethel is among only a handful of districts to be awarded this grant money from the state. In addition, Measure 98 CTE funds will be used to expand the 10 CTE classes that Bethel already offers at the high school level.

School Resumes Tuesday, January 2

We’re looking forward to seeing students return to school on Tuesday, January 2.   HW Club for students in ELD in grades 1-8 will start up again as well that Tuesday.   See you in 2018!

 

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Alumnos del 8 ° grado de Bethel benefician de una subvención importante

Una subvención estatal de $ 332,000 permitirá a los estudiantes de 8 ° grado de Betel tomar cursos de CTE en Robótica, Artes Culinarias y Diseño Digital. CTE (Educación Técnica Profesional) es una fortaleza reconocida en el Distrito Escolar de Bethel a nivel de escuela secundaria.

A partir del próximo otoño, los estudiantes de octavo grado podrán tomar clases después de la escuela que conectarán directamente con los cursos establecidos de CTE en Willamette High School. Los cursos de la escuela intermedia, llamados CTE Cruise, también ayudarán a atraer a más niñas a los programas de CTE en los que tradicionalmente han estado insuficientemente representadas.

Bethel es uno de los pocos distritos en recibir este dinero del estado. Además, los fondos de Medida 98 CTE se usarán para expandir las 10 clases de CTE que Bethel ya ofrece a nivel de escuela secundaria.

 

Regresamos a la escuela el martes 2 de enero

Estamos esperando ver a los alumnos regresar a la escuela el martes 2 de enero.  El Club de Tarea para estudiantes de ELD en los grados 1-8 empezará de nuevo el martes después de la escuela.   ¡Nos vemos en 2018!

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