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.
Shasta’s 8th grade Brain Bowl students (Antonio, Donavan, Eli, Jeff, Luke, Ammon and Logan) aka Shasta #1, came home with the 1st place Brain Bowl Trophy on Monday. The competition was held at Lane Community College this year and students had a virtual tour of the campus and learned about the great opportunities that LCC has to offer. A big shout out to all our Brain Bowl participates for their hard work; you made us proud.
Mrs. Greydanus’s first and second period 7th grade students had the privilege of meeting with former NASA astronaut Wendy Barrien Lawrence. Ms. Lawrence is a retired United States Navy Captain, former helicopter pilot, an engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. She was the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to fly into space and she has also visited the Russian Space Station Mir. She was a mission specialist on STS-114, the first Space Shuttle flight after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Students created and launched straw rockets from three different angle points and recorded their data. They also discussed Newton’s Law on gravity and she shared what it was like in space. All had a great time and appreciated Ms. Lawrence taking time out of her busy schedule to come and visit their classes.
A quick reminder of an opportunity to share your thoughts on what you want our schools to be. Superintendent Colt Gill is hosting two Oregon Rising meetings next week (Tuesday and Wednesday) at Willamette High School, and all Shasta parents are encouraged to attend. It’s a chance to share your thoughts in a survey that will tell state leaders what kind of investment in our schools is needed. The more voices, the better. Click here for more information..
A big shout out to all those that helped make our first Day of Service a huge success. We had almost 40 volunteers! We were able to accomplish quite a bit of work; rebuilt two benches, weeding, tree trimming, and planting new plants and bushes. A special thanks to our PTO, staff, students, and parents that came to support the event. A parent said, “It was great to see a community come together to show how much they care about their school.” Thanks again to everyone that helped make this a success.
We hope you can join us tomorrow to help make Shasta Middle School shine by lending a hand with various beautification projects. Some of the activities planned are trimming of trees and shrubs, weeding, painting, and bench repair. We will be meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in front of the school. We look forward to seeing you there!