On Saturday, February 8th, our Shasta Jazz band performed at the Eighth Annual West Salem High School Jazz Festival in Salem, Oregon where they were awarded second place in the Middle School Advanced Division. This is two years in a row that our Jazz band has taken second in this highly competitive division. A total of sixteen middle school bands from around the state performed at the festival.
A big shout out to Jossy S.C., Sophia B., and Evan F. who all received soloist awards.
We couldn’t be more proud of our Shasta Jazz Band!
New Student Bus Pass Program
Lane Transit District is introducing the TouchPass electronic free fare system for students.
Beginning next week, Bethel School District will provide a free TouchPass card for any Shasta Middle School student who requests one. Students will be able to board any LTD bus, identify themselves as a student, tap the card to a special screen on the bus, and their ride is free.
The TouchPass program also offers a phone app that works the same way.
The goal of LTD’s Student Transit Pass program is to make it easier for families to get around town by reducing their transportation costs and the demands on parents/guardians to transport their children to school and activities. An additional goal is to create life-long transit users to decrease transportation impacts on our environment.
If Shasta Middle School parents/guardians want their child to receive a free District-provided LTD pass, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org and request that their child receive a bus pass. Please provide the child’s full name in the email message.
Nuevo Programa de Pases de Autobús Estudiantil
El Distrito de Transito de Lane está introduciendo el sistema electrónico de tarifas gratuitas de TouchPass para estudiantes.
Comenzando la próxima semana, el Distrito Escolar de Bethel proveerá una tarjeta TouchPass gratuita para cualquier estudiante de Shasta Middle School que solicite una. Los estudiantes podrán subirse a cualquier autobús LTD, identificarse como estudiantes, poner la tarjeta en una pantalla especial del autobús, y su viaje será gratis. Continue reading
PTO Meeting – Please join us Wednesday night for our PTO meeting in the Media Center at 6:30 p.m. We have much to do for our upcoming 8th Grade VS. Staff Basketball Game on April 7th and Shastafest on May 21st. We could really use your help! If you cannot attend but would like to help with these events please contact Kellie, our PTO President, via email at email@example.com. We hope to see you Wednesday!
Pastini Fundraiser – Monday & Tuesday, February 10th & 11th – click here to print off the flier.
NO SCHOOL – Monday, February 17th – Presidents Day
It’s time to reinvest in our schools. New funding is coming to Bethel School District and we want your ideas about improvements that will benefit all students.
The Student Success Act will provide an additional $4.6 million per year to Bethel schools, beginning this fall. This new money has two purposes: to increase academic achievement while reducing disparities among student groups, and to meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs.
Throughout January, the district held multiple meetings with the community and school staff asking for thoughts on how to best invest these new funds.
In order to include still more voices, the district has created a short online survey to capture your vision for our schools, and in particular how to support our historically underserved students. Please take this brief Student Success Act survey. Your voice matters! The survey will be open through Friday, February 14.
Por Favor, Tome Esta Breve Encuesta de Bethel
Es hora de reinvertir en nuestras escuelas. Nuevos fondos están llegando al Distrito Escolar de Bethel y queremos sus ideas sobre mejoras que beneficiarán a todos los estudiantes.
La Ley de Éxito Estudiantil proporcionará $ 4.6 millones adicionales por año a las escuelas de Bethel, a partir de este otoño. Este nuevo dinero tiene dos propósitos: aumentar el rendimiento académico al tiempo que se reducen las disparidades entre los grupos de estudiantes y satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental y conducta de los estudiantes.
A lo largo de Enero, el distrito mantuvo múltiples reuniones con la comunidad y el personal de la escuela para reflexionar sobre cómo invertir mejor estos nuevos fondos.
Para incluir aún más voces, el distrito ha creado una breve encuesta en línea para capturar su visión de nuestras escuelas y, en particular, cómo apoyar a nuestros estudiantes históricamente desatendidos. Por favor realice esta breve encuesta de la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil. ¡Tu voz importa! La encuesta estará abierta hasta el Viernes, 14 de Febrero.
PTO Pastini Fundraiser
Help Support our Shasta PTO fundraiser by purchasing food at Pastini on Monday, February 10th and Tuesday, February 11th . Shasta PTO will receive 20% of the net proceeds. Fliers will be coming home with students or you may click here to print the flier to present at the time of purchase. We hope to see you there!
NO SCHOOL – February 17th – Presidents Day