Prairie Mountain School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Goodbye 2019-2020 school year! Fond farewell to five Eagles / ¡Adiós año escolar 2019-2020! Adiós a cinco águilas

As many of you know, we have five fantastic educators moving on to their next journey in life.  Sonja Maul, Robin Hanson, Cindy Adkisson, and Carol Harris are retiring after several decades in the field of education.  We are also saying farewell to Athena Imholt.  Athena is not retiring, but moving on to work as a Pre-School teacher at Bethesda Lutheran Church. 

Our hearts are full of joy but our pockets are full of tears.  These five amazing women have touched our lives in so many ways.  All of us on the Mountain, in our community, and in Bethel are so lucky to have had them in our lives.  We wish them all the best that life has to offer and will treasure the moments that we had with them.  We thank them for helping us all soar every day like eagles. 

If you would like to send Sonja, Robin, Cindy, Carol, and/or Athena a private message, please click here on our Fond Farewell Google Form.

Thank you,


Como muchos de ustedes saben, tenemos cinco educadoras fantásticas que avanzan en su próximo viaje en la vida. Sonja Maul, Robin Hanson, Cindy Adkisson y Carol Harris se jubilan después de varias décadas en la profesión educativa. También nos despedimos de Athena Imholt. Athena no se jubila, sino que pasa a trabajar como maestra de preescolar en la Iglesia Luterana Bethesda.

Nuestros corazones están llenos de alegría, pero nuestros bolsillos están llenos de lágrimas. Estas cinco mujeres increíbles han tocado nuestras vidas de muchas maneras. Todos nosotros en la Montaña, en nuestra comunidad y en Bethel somos muy afortunados de haberlos tenido en nuestras vidas. Les deseamos todo lo mejor que la vida tiene para ofrecer y atesoraremos los momentos que tuvimos con ellos. Les agradecemos por ayudarnos a volar todos los días como águilas.

Si desea enviar un mensaje privado a Sonja, Robin, Cindy, Carol y / o Athena, haga click aquí en nuestro Formulario de despedida de Google.



Deadline For Chromebook Return / Fecha límite de devolución de Chromebook

Deadline For Chromebook Return

Hello Prairie Mountain families,

This is a reminder message about Chromebooks. It is time to return all the Chromebooks that Bethel School District has loaned out.

If your child still has a Bethel Chromebook, please return it to Willamette High School, tomorrow, Thursday, between noon and 7:00 p.m.

That’s Thursday, June 18th, between noon and 7:00 p.m. at Willamette High School. 

Call our school office if you have any questions: 541-607-9849.


Fecha límite de devolución de Chromebook

Hola familias de Prairie Mountain,

Este es un mensaje recordatorio sobre las Chromebooks. Es hora de devolver todos los Chromebooks que Distrito Escolar de Bethel ha prestado.

Si su hijo todavía tiene un Chromebook Bethel, devuélvalo a escuela secundaria de Willamette por favor, mañana, jueves, entre el mediodía y las 7:00pm.

Eso es jueves, 18 de junio, entre el mediodía y las 7:00 pm a escuela secundaria de Willamette.

Llame a la oficina de la escuela si tiene alguna pregunta: 541-607-9849.

Summer Meals Continue In Bethel

A new plan for the meals program will ensure health and nutritious food will be available throughout the summer.

Tuesday June 16th will be the last day for the current meals sites in Bethel.

The District will provide a bridge meals program between now and the start of the summer food program on June 29th. The temporary meals sites will be at Prairie Mountain School (10:00-11:00 and Fairfield Elementary (11:30-12:30), weekdays from June 17-26.

Beginning June 30th, Bethel will offer multi-meal boxes on Tuesdays and Fridays at Willamette High School (Tu, Fri, 10:00-11:00) and Prairie Mountain School (Tu, Fri, 11:00-1:00). The multi-meal boxes will include breakfasts and lunches to cover the days the sites are not open.

Food for Lane County will operate daily summer meal programs, serving bagged breakfasts/lunches at:

  • Fairfield Elementary (11:00 – Noon)
  • Malabon Elementary (11:00 – Noon)
  • Danebo Elementary (11:00 – Noon)


Las comidas de verano continúan en Bethel

Un nuevo plan para el programa de comidas asegurará que haya alimentos saludables y nutritivos disponibles durante todo el verano.

El martes 16 de junio será el último día para los sitios de comidas actuales en Bethel.

El Distrito proporcionará un programa de comidas puente entre ahora y el comienzo del programa de alimentos de verano el 29 de junio. Los sitios de comidas temporales están en la escuela Prairie Mountain (10:00-11:00 y primaria Fairfield (11:30-12:30), los días laborables del 17 al 26 de junio.

A partir del 30 de junio, Bethel ofrecerá cajas de comidas múltiples los martes y viernes en escuela secundaria de Willamette (Tu, viernes, 10:00-11: 00) y escuela Prairie Mountain (Tu, viernes, 11:00-1: 00). Las cajas de comidas múltiples incluirán desayunos y almuerzos para cubrir los días en que los sitios no están abiertos.

Food for Lane County operará diariamente programas de comidas de verano, sirviendo desayunos / almuerzos en bolsas en:

  • Primaria Fairfield (11:00 – mediodía)
  • Primaria Malabon (11:00 – Mediodía)
  • Primaria Danebo (11:00 – Mediodía)

What’s Next for Bethel Schools?

Hi Prairie Mountain Families,

A number of you have asked whether we will be back in classrooms in September. The simple answer is…we don’t know yet. Superintendent Chris Parra has an important message about Bethel’s work to create a reopening plan, and a chance for you to offer input.



Hi, Bethel Families,

As we close out this unusual and historic school year, all thoughts turn to what school next fall might look like. I want you to know that Bethel School District has been working on developing plans for the reopening of our schools, and this will take time. Make no mistake, it is very, very complicated. Done right, a reopening plan is not something that could or should be accomplished quickly.

State Guidance: Just today, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released its formal guidance for the reopening of schools this fall. ODE’s new directions to schools makes it clear that we will not be able to have a typical reopening in the fall. Instead, there will be strict guidelines on how many students can be in the same space together (social distancing), the sanitizing of areas within the school, health check protocols, face coverings, and guidance regarding transportation, meals, and school visitors.

Developing Bethel’s Plan: A number of September scenarios are being considered by school districts around the state, including a blend of in-school classes and online learning, or students attending only partial days, or even attending every other week, or not having in person instruction at all. Having just today received the ODE’s guidance, it’s too early to speculate what our final plan will be, and that can be frustrating for you and your children. Our approach is intentionally deliberate and thoughtful as we consider the strict health and safety guidelines that must be met in addition to, equity, instruction, engagement, physical/mental/social-emotional health, and staffing and personnel.

Your Feedback: It is also important to solicit your thoughts about what worked over the last three months and what needs addressing. Try as we might to provide normalcy during a world-wide pandemic, we know that our efforts haven’t hit the mark on everything. Please take this short, anonymous survey. Your clear feedback will also help inform our planning.

Thanks: My thanks go out to you, Bethel families. You have been flexible and patient with challenging home schedules, made time to talk with staff, and set up and attended Zoom meetings. You have shown your dedication and commitment to your children’s education through extraordinary circumstances.
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Farewell to School Year 2019-2020

Hello Prairie Mountain Students and Families,

Today has been a bittersweet day for us here on the Mountain.  It has been a day of goodbyes, and a day of celebrations.  Please know that even though this is the last day of school, we will not stop thinking of all of you.  You will remain in our thoughts all throughout the summer and into next school year.  We wish you a summer of fun, friends, and family.  We also wish you a summer of safe adventures, and family traditions still able to be had.  Thank you for walking this journey with us, and thank you for loving us and trusting us all along the way.  Christy and I feel that we are the luckiest administrators in the world because of the community that we serve.  Until next time, remember to manage, lead, succeed, and soar today and everyday like an EAGLE!


Hola estudiantes y familias de Prairie Mountain,

Hoy ha sido un día agridulce para nosotros aquí en la Montaña.  Ha sido un día de despedidas, y un día de celebraciones.  Por favor, sepan que, aunque sea el último día de clases, no dejaremos de pensar en todos ustedes.  Permanecerán en nuestros pensamientos durante todo el verano y el próximo año escolar.  Les deseamos un verano de diversión, amigos y familia.  También les deseamos un verano de aventuras seguras, y que las tradiciones familiares se mantengan.  Gracias por recorrer este viaje con nosotros, y gracias por amarnos y confiar en nosotros durante todo el camino.  Christy y yo sentimos que somos los administradores más afortunados del mundo por la comunidad a la que servimos.  ¡Hasta la próxima vez, recuerden administrar, liderar, tener éxito y volar hoy y todos los días como un ÁGUILA!