Bethel School District Eugene OR


Family Fun, Food & Fitness Night


You are invited to Prairie Mountain’s K-5 FREE Family Fun, Food, & Fitness Night, Wednesday, April 11th 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

  •  Come ready to move in simple games and/or observe how they’re played
  • Play Minute-to-Win-It
  • Enjoy fitness activities with your family
  • Teach your family your favorite PE and PLAYWORKS games
  • Learn to make healthy snacks (provided by Bethel Nutritional Services).
  • Enjoy a Bike Blender smoothie.
  • Take a tour of the Bethel Farm

Ready for Kindergarten? / ¿Listos para el Kindergarten?

Kids in transition to schoolJoin the FREE Kids in Transition to School (KITS)program this summer.

During this 12 week program your kids will:

  • Learn to make friends & cooperate
  • Build beginning reading & counting skills

You will:

  • Reduce parenting stress
  • Connect with your child’s school

Fill out the simple form & sign-up TODAY!



Únete a los niños GRATIS en transición a la escuela (KITS) este verano.Durante este programa de 12 semanas sus niños:

  • Aprenderán a hacer amigos y cooperar
  • Aumentarán sus habilidades tempranas de lectura y matemáticas


  • Disminuirá su nivel de estrés
  • Establecerá una conexión con la escuela de su niño o niña

¡llene esta hoja e inscribanse HOY!

Open Enrollment at Prairie Mountain

Open Enrollment is now open!

Families who live outside of Prairie Mountain’s attendance boundary who would like to enroll at Prairie Mountain have the option of completing Open Enrollment.
Open Enrollment allows transfer students to be permanently enrolled students instead of transfers. Students attending under Open Enrollment are not required to complete transfer paperwork every year.
Complete Open Enrollment here. Open Enrollment closes March 31st at 5:00 p.m.

News from Prairie Mountain/ Noticias de Prairie Mountain


BINGO Night was so much fun!   Thank you to staff, 8th grade students, and all the many parent volunteers who helped make the event a success.  And, thank you to each grade level at Prairie Mountain that gathered items for baskets for the raffle to support our 8th grade students. 

On Friday, our 7th grade students visited OSU for science activities and a campus tour.  Our 4th and 5th grade students heard from Oregon’s Kid Governor, and we were able to celebrate success of our K-5 students at our PRIDE Assembly.  It was a busy and fun week.  March holds plenty of great opportunities for our students.  Here are a few:

March 12–K-5 students engage in a daily Kindness Challenge between now and Spring Break

PTO’s Monster Cookie Dough Fundraiser continues through March 20.

March 13–4th Grade students visit the Hult Center

March 14–3rd Grade Music Assembly during the day and performance at 6:30 

March 15–Last day of Trimester 2

March 16–Grading Day—No School

March 19–Winter Band Concert at 7:00 at WHS Powers Auditorium

March 19-23–Spirit Week:  Look for information coming home regarding themes for each day.

March 22–6th-8th PRIDE Assembly;  West African Cultural Arts Institute Drumming Performance at 6:30 in our Caforium

 March 23–Middle School Social during the school day

 March 24-April 1–Spring Break


Important Information for Prairie Mountain Families


Dear Prairie Mountain Families,

Please talk to your child about the following information. Student involvement is likely to be higher at high school, but there may be some students at the middle and elementary levels who also plan to participate in or recognize this event. 

A much-publicized na­tionwide effort to raise awareness about school safety has called for a student walkout of schools across the country next Wednesday, March 14th, at 10:00 a.m. (Click here for information).  The proposed walkout is intended to last for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 victims of the Florida school shooting last month. We want to encourage Prairie Mountain parents and guardians to talk to your children about this day and whether they have been asked by other students to consider leaving school, particularly at the upper grades. We also understand that some parents may be taking their children out of school to participate.

The walkout is a student-led effort and, as with other events of this nature, is not organized, supported, or encouraged by the school.  If it takes place, we want to ensure it is conducted in a peaceful, respectful, and safe manner.

The issue of school safety is one with which we are all concerned. We respect our students’ right to express their personal views and their interest in being informed and engaged community members. However, our school and district cannot encourage walkouts or other demonstrations that affect the learning environment. During school hours, students should be in school—safe, supervised, and learning.

Your child’s safety and education are our primary focus. The safest place for students during school hours is in the school building. Should a walkout occur, we will have staff on hand to keep an eye on safety, but staff cannot join the demonstration as participants.

Students’ absence from class for the walkout will be considered unexcused or students may be marked tardy for class time they miss.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Carey Killen

Prairie Mountain Principal