SHASTA MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND TAKES SECOND PLACE IN THE ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION AT THE WEST SALEM HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ FESTIVAL
On Saturday, February 9th the Shasta Jazz band performed at the seventh annual West Salem High School Jazz Festival in Salem, Oregon where they took second place in the highly competitive advanced middle school division.
Sixty bands from forty Oregon and Washington middle and high schools convened on three stages for adjudication and awards. Each band participated in a brief clinic following their performance which included positive feedback from esteemed adjudicators. This year’s celebration featured renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon as the guest artist who entertained audiences at various concerts throughout the day.
Comprised of twenty young musicians, the Shasta Jazz band performs at various festivals and venues throughout the state each year. Noted for their professionalism, cohesiveness and great style by professional musicians including the legendary Branford Marsalis, this award-winning band leaves a lasting impression with every performance.
Support Bethel Music Programs
The Emerald Valley Opry raises money for Bethel’s music programs. The next Opry is March 9th at Willamette High School and will feature Country, Irish, and Country Gospel music, along with the Cascade Chorus Barbershop singers. Click here for more information and thanks for supporting Bethel’s music programs.
Apoyo programas de música Bethel
El Emerald Valley Opry recauda dinero para los programas de música de Bethel. El próximo Opry es el 9 de marzo en Willamette High School y contará con música country, irlandesa y country gospel, junto con los cantantes de Cascade Chorus Barbershop. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y gracias por apoyar los programas de música de Bethel.
PTO Meeting & 8th Grade Recognition Planning – Wednesday, February 13th
The 8th grade planning meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in the Media Center, followed by our PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm.
Also, don’t forget our Shasta PTO fundraiser at Pastini’s tonight, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th . Click here for a flyer. We hope to see you there!
PTO Pastini Fundraiser
Help Support our Shasta PTO fundraiser by purchasing food at Pastini on Monday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th . Shasta PTO will receive 50% of the net proceeds. Flyers will becoming home with students or you may click here to print the flyer to present at the time of purchase. We hope to see you there!
NO SCHOOL – February 18th – Presidents Day
Immunization Exclusion Day
Just a reminder that now is the time to make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. State law requires ALL children in public schools have either vaccinations or medical/non-medical exemption. Children will not be able to attend school starting February 20, 2019, if their records show missing immunizations.
Your child can receive immunizations at the Bethel Heath Center! Click here for more information.
Shasta is hosting a special night for 7th and 8th grade students and their families to learn more about Willamette High School. This is a preview night focused on freshmen success with graduation in mind. We know that a smooth transition to high school is important and we want to give you all the tools you need for a successful start. We’ll share upcoming events, information about the WHS experience, and what you can do to prepare for fall. Our Shasta On the Path to Graduation event is a partnership between WHS and SMS. Staff from both schools will be present, so please bring your questions.
Who: Shasta 7th and 8th graders and their families
What: Come join us for Shasta On the Path to
Where: At Shasta Middle School in the Cafeteria
When: Tuesday, January 29th from 7:00–8:00 p.m
Why: To plan for high school success
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
There is some important news to share. The District Attorney has released the final report of the investigation into the recent incident at Cascade, and video from the police officers’ cameras is also being released.
It is important to realize that the video could be very disturbing.
We are telling you now in order for you to be able to support your children who may access the video on their own through multiple sites. It is our interest to help your children avoid any unnecessary emotional trauma that could be caused by viewing the video.
Please check with me if you believe your child needs extra counseling support at school. Here is information you might find helpful when talking to your child.
Finally, all respect goes to the staff and students at Cascade Middle School. Their resilience has been inspiring and extraordinary.
Principal, Shasta Middle School