Shasta Middle School
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.
Bethel School Surplus Sale
Spring cleaning means it’s time for Bethel’s School Surplus Sale, this Saturday, March 8th, 8:00-2:00 at Cascade Middle School.
The giant garage sale will include chairs, desks, file cabinets, book cases, dividers, rolling carts, science equipment, overhead projectors and other school-related odds and ends…even some kitchen sinks.
None of the equipment is currently being used by the school district and storage space is running out.
All proceeds will benefit the Bethel Education Foundation.
New Curriculum Review
All parents and community members have an opportunity to examine the two new English Language Arts materials/programs now being considered by Bethel School District. It will available for review at Clear Lake Elementary on March 17th and 18th from 8:00-noon and 5:00-7:00. Parents may also review the two programs at Lane ESD on highway 99 by calling ahead at 541-461-8295, or emailing Kate Weber at email@example.com
Nominate A Deserving Educator
Here is a chance to really honor your favorite Bethel teacher, support staff, administrator or volunteer. Nominations for ACE Awards are due this Sunday night, March 9th . The ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards are sponsored by the Eugene-Springfield Chambers of Commerce and the local business community. The Awards are presented at an April ceremony at the Hult Center, and Bethel winners in each category earn $1,000 for the school program of their choice. Click on the ACE Awards website and submit a nomination for a deserving Champion in Education: http://www.theaceawards.org/
Skills to Help Children Navigate Social Interactions
Does your child have big reactions to small problems? Have difficulty interacting with peers? Tend to “rule police” when playing with others? Struggle to figure out social rules?
Former Bethel Behavior and Autism Specialist, Monica Bounds, will give a free presentation at the downtown library that will offer strategies to help kids manage BIG emotions, improve flexibility, understand the thoughts and feelings of others, make and keep friends, and decode the expected and unexpected behaviors for any situation.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 16th, from 10:30-noon at the downtown library.
Ophelia’s Place: Girls Rule! A Parent-Daughter Fair
Girls ages 9-14 and a caring adult are invited to explore and experience new opportunities together. Ophelia’s Place will present workshops and classes with topics that include crafts, self-defense, science and nature, creative exploration, relationships, dance and movement, body image, internet safety, and many more. Each girl must be accompanied by one adult. Lunch will be provided. There is at $5 suggested donation for this event on Saturday, March 15, 9:00-3:00 on the LCC campus (Center for Meeting and Learning building.)
To register: please visit the Ophelia’s Place website at http://www.opheliasplace.net or call 541-284-7333.
Bethel College Knowledge Night
It’s never too early to think about college. Make plans now to attend College Knowledge Night at Willamette High School Thursday, May 8th at 6:00 p.m. More than 40 private and public colleges, universities and college access programs will be represented. Parents and students of all ages are welcome to learn about choosing a best-fit college, where to find the money, how to visit a college campus, gap year options, and much more. Bethel 8th graders or high schoolers in attendance can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of four scholarships to the accredited college or university of their choice.
Free Track and Field Clinic At Hayward Field
Bethel students are invited to a free track and field clinic at the UO’s Hayward Field, Saturday, March 22nd, 10:30-11:45.
Oregon Track Club Elite and UO athletes and a coach will lead the clinic as kids will long jump, hurdle, sprint and throw the turbo javelin.
There is no cost, but kids should wear their own running shoes. All kids will receive a ribbon and snack.
Pre‐registration is strongly encouraged at the Sheldon Community Center (541‐682‐5312) the week of March 17.
A big shout out to Ranger’s Apprentice: Elena Zilar, Jeff Mugleston, Megan Mugleston, Linda Pham, and Luke Strasdas as they are headed to the Oregon Battle of the Books State Tournament! The top two teams at the regional tournament advance to the state level competition. Ranger’s Apprentice battled against Kenndy in the final battle at WHS on Saturday. It was an exciting battle that ended with a tie-breaking question. The final score was Creswell 77, Shasta 73. The state tournament will be held April 12th at Chemeketa Community College Campus in Salem. Way to go Shasta!
PTO Meeting Date Change
Due to our Choir Concert at Willamette High School and a Jazz Band Parent meeting, both at 7:00 p.m. on the 13th, our PTO meeting has been changed to March 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. We hope you can make adjustments to your schedule so you can attend on the 12th.
Shasta Middle School now has a Twitter account. Check us out at Shasta_Middle. We will have updated information, pictures, and events posted there.
Shasta Yearbook – Want to Make sure your Picture is in the Yearbook?
We have students from each grade included on the yearbook staff, so that we have a good representation to get full and complete coverage for our school, staff, students, and activities.
You can make sure you are included in the yearbook very easily. Simply go to the website community.lifetouch.com and register with this access code: BZENFM. Once registered, you will receive an activation link. After you have clicked on the activation link, you can upload any pictures you have taken of Shasta activities, for the yearbook staff to include.
Don’t delay, buy your yearbook today! Yearbooks are $25 for a soft cover and $30 for a hard cover. Remember, if you purchased your yearbook at registration, it was for a soft cover. If you’d rather have the hard cover, just get your additional $5.00 to the office!
Coming up at Bethel Branch Library…
Every day, there are books, films, music, homework help, and more for you and your family at the Bethel Branch Library. Here are some special events in March and admission is always free.
- During spring break, kids and family are invited to “The Amazing Spaghetti Magic and Fun Show,” featuring tons of laughs and interactive silliness, on Wednesday, March 26, 3:00 p.m. at the Bethel Branch.
- Adults who are new to computers are welcome to “Computer Basics: Part 1,” a hands-on class at the Bethel Branch on Tuesday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. Get an introduction to using a computer (PC), mouse, and special keys on the keyboard, plus a helpful list of “computer-speak.” Due to limited space, pre-register at 541-682-5450 (press 2).
The Bethel Branch Library is located at Barger and Echo Hollow, sharing a parking lot with RiteAid and Carl’s Jr. For more information, call 541-682-8316 or visit www.eugene-or.gov/library<http://www.eugene-or.gov/library>.
February 20th was a night of many talents as Shasta held their annual Shasta Showcase at Willamette High School. The audience was entertained by a variety of student acts which included, singing, dancing, instrumentals, martial arts, and a comedy skit.
A special thanks to our judges: Ryan Dixon, Shasta alumni, singer and pursuing a Masters in Music Education at the U of O; Colt Gill, Superintendent of Bethel School District; Liz Kelly and Mary Reilly both DJ’s on 94.5 Mix Fm Radio; and U of O Linebacker #59, Grant Thompson.
The Judges selected the following Winner: For Best Costume, Vocalist – Carmen P.; Most Unique, Martial Artist – Ammon P.; Best Solo, Singer – Ashlee W.; Best Group – Comedy singing and Musical presentation – Isaiah M., Megan S., and Elena Z.; Best Instrumental Act with their saxophone solo - Cedaira T. and Jaret B.; Most Likely to Appear on
America’s Got Talent, Vocalist – Beverly P.; People’s Choice, Vocal/Rap/Dancers – Luke S. and Brent R.; and the Sweepstakes Award (the act that had it all), Singer/Guitarist - McKayla W. The Committee’s Choice Award (chosen by Mr. Fitch, Mr. Reetz, and Mrs. Embree), Dancer/Singers – Maya W., Anallely S., Isabella O., Katlyn M., Bayli C., and Beverly P.
It was a fun and entertaining evening.
Shasta students have been working hard on their acts for the “Shasta Showcase” this Wednesday, February 19th at Willamette High School beginning at 7:00 p.m. The price of admisson is one can of food. All the food collected will go to “Food for Lane County”. We hope you can join us for what should prove to be an entertaining evening!