Shasta Middle School

Shasta Middle School

Shasta Middle School

Enrollment: 475

Grades: 6 through 8
Phone: (541) 688-9611
Fax: (541) 689-9382
Address: 4656 Barger Dr. Eugene, OR 97402
School Hours: 9:10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Driving instructions: Beltline Road to Barger Drive. West on Barger.

8th Grade Recognition Ceremony Tonight!

Eighth grade parents,

1)     The Departure Ceremony will take place at Willamette High School in the Main Gym on Thursday, June 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Departure Ceremony consists of recognition and awards and certificates of completion for EACH student. Families are invited and encouraged to attend, with the doors opening at 6:00 p.m.

2)     The Eighth Grade Celebration will take place at Shasta immediately following the Departure Ceremony and will end promptly at 10:00 p.m. Students WILL need to be transported to Shasta, which will feature a dance.

  1. Students will need to be at Shasta within 30 minutes of the end of the Departure Ceremony or they will not be allowed to participate in the Celebration activities.
  2. Students are expected to stay until the dance ends. Any student who leaves the building may not return to the dance.
  3. Food and drink will be provided. No outside food or drinks may be brought in to the dance.

We hope to see you all there!

What Floats Your Boat?

Megan and Cedaira recorded the fastest time of the first day.

Megan and Cedaira recorded the fastest time of the first day.

It’s that time of year again when 8th graders design, construct, and race cardboard boats at Echo Hollow Pool.  Students design boats based on Archimedes Principle and water displacement; they then construct them using only corrugated cardboard and clear packaging tape.  The 3rd and 4th period Science classes held their race Tuesday, while 5th and 6th periods will race on Wednesday.  Some of the boats were successful, while others were not, but there were plenty of smiles, laughter, and teamwork in the process.  The fastest boat, paddled by Megan Mugleston and Cediara Thomson, made it across the pool in 38 seconds!  Television crews from KEZI and KVAL were present at Echo Hollow Pool documenting the event.

Click here for the KEZI story and KVAL story.

Giving Away FREE Textbooks, Wednesday – Thursday

textbooksThanks to the Bethel Bond, our students will be getting new curriculum next year in Language Arts and Math.  If you would like some of these discarded textbooks, please stop by the Media Center on Wednesday or Thursday from 3:30 p.m.  to 4:30 p.m.  We have tons to give away so be sure to bring something to put your books in. This is open to the public, so tell your family and friends!

Final Choir Concert Highlights

Hunter Maul, Mr. Fitch, and Hannah Maul (former Shasta student) after the choir concert.

Hunter Maul, Mr. Fitch, and Hannah Maul (former Shasta student) after the choir concert.

Shasta  Choirs held their end-of-the-year Spring Concert on Tuesday June 3rd to conclude an exciting year and to honor those students who have shown excellence. The choirs also dedicated the concert to classmate Jarod Doerner, who is awaiting a heart transplant at Stanford University. There were many moments of tears and joy as we said goodbye to a wonderful 8th grade class. Our 8th graders will be remembered for their enthusiasm, dedication, and above all musicianship, which was manifested by the amount of awards they accumulated. I want to personally thank the Shasta staff and administration, as well as my incredible parent-support group, for making this one of my most rewarding years of teaching. Keep supporting our music programs, we make a difference!

David Fitch


Mr. Cottle: Upcoming Events

Last PTO Meeting Tonight, June 5th

Please join us for our last PTO meeting for the year.  We will be planning for next year and would love to have your input.  The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center.  We hope to see you there!

We Are Bethel Celebration Saturday

Our community’s annual kickoff to summer is this Saturday, June 7th, at Petersen Barn Park.

The 13th annual We Are Bethel Celebration will feature free live music, Bethel student performances, good food, a kids’ carnival (tickets 25 cents each), and community booths.  Shasta’s amazing Jazz Band will be performing at 12:45 p.m.

Join the fun from noon – 6:00.

Free Summer Meals For Kids

Bethel School District will offer free summer meals for kids at five locations. Click here for the Bethel Summer Meals Schedule.

Breakfast, lunch or dinner will be served from a combination of locations, including Fairfield, Cascade, Willamette, Kalapuya and Petersen Barn Park. In addition, the weekly Bethel Free Farmers Market for the entire community will continue through the summer at Cascade.

Bethel’s Free Summer Meals Program is in addition to the seven Bethel locations that will be home to the Food for Lane County Summer Meals program. Click here for the FFLC Summer Meals Sites.

Summer Reading Program

There will be free books and events for kids of all ages through the Eugene Public Library Summer Reading program.

  • Visit the Bethel Branch or any branch of the Eugene Public Library system.
  • Each child gets to choose a free book to keep, from picture books and early readers to nonfiction and graphic novels.
  • Pick up a free calendar of upcoming fun, educational events at the Library.
  • Set a personal reading goal of how many books or how much time that will be spent reading

There are free weekly events for kids and teenagers, including hands-on science and art workshops, storytelling, music, and more.

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