Shasta Middle School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Family Event – Free

Free Family Event

Hands on demonstrations of the science behind optics, light, and color; a laser maze; win a light kit so you can experiment with light at home.

They are all part of a free family event this Thursday at the UO called International Day of Light: Illuminating Education.

Learn how eyes work, why the sky is blue and what lasers are used for.

  • May 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Atrium of Willamette Hall (1371 E 13th Ave)
  • Courtesy of the UO chapter of the Optical Society
  • Free to all families

Evento Familiar Gratis

Las demostraciones de la ciencia detrás de la óptica, la luz y el color; un laberinto laser; gana un kit de luz para que puedas experimentar con la luz en casa.

Todos son parte de un evento familiar gratuito este jueves en la UO llamado Día Internacional de la Luz: Educación Iluminadora.

Aprenda cómo funcionan los ojos, por qué el cielo es azul y para qué se usan los láseres.

  • 16 de mayo a las 6:00 p.m. en el atrio de Willamette Hall (1371 E 13th Ave)
  • Cortesía del capítulo UO de la Sociedad Óptica.
  • Gratis para todas las familias.

Shastafest & Incoming 6th Grade Orientation

Shasta Feast Flyer

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Please join us next Thursday, May 23th for our Incoming 6th Grade Orientation Night and Shastafest.  The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. for Irving, Clear Lake, and Danebo 5th grade students in the main gym.  Students will receive helpful information regarding transition to middle school. In addition, students will be able to visit 6th grade classrooms and meet the teachers. 

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., PTO will be serving up hot dogs in the cafeteria during Shastafest. Be sure to check out the Silent Auction Raffle while you’re there. Here are just a few of the amazing items we have to raffle/auction off:

  • 3 Month membership to Oakway Fitness
  • Dutch Bros Gift Basket
  • Tickets to: OMSI, Science Factory, Oregon Coast Aquarium, and Wildlife Safari
  • Gift Certificates to: Papa’s Pizza, Dickie Joe’s, Track Town Pizza and more

We hope you can join us for this fun filled evening!

No School Wednesday

No School Wednesday

This is a reminder that there will be no school in Bethel this Wednesday, May 8th. Eugene Education Association leadership in Bethel has indicated that the majority of licensed school staff have pledged to a “walkout” in order to rally for increased state funding for K-12 education.  Here is more information on the walkout from the Register-Guard. Because of the walkout, we will close all Bethel schools for the day.

The District has arranged for free breakfast and lunch to be served on Wednesday at Cascade Middle School. The meals will be free to any Bethel children ages 1-18. No registration is required, but we cannot provide food for parents or guardians and all food must be eaten on site.

  • Breakfast is from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m., and lunch is 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Child supervision will not be provided.

In addition, the Bethel Health Center will be open Wednesday. The Health Center is located on the north side of Cascade Middle School and it serves all Bethel students and Bethel staff and their families. Call the Health Center at 541-607-1430.

Contact our school office with any questions.

Jazz Band – First Runner-Up at Bellevue Jazz Festival

On Friday, May 3rd, the Shasta Middle School Jazz band received First Runner-Up in the advanced middle school division at the highly competitive 37th annual Bellevue High Jazz Festival in Bellevue, Washington. They were the only school from Oregon to compete in the festival and were accompanied by 54 family members who made the long trip to show their support. Brody Gilbert and the trombone section received outstanding soloist awards.

Shasta Jazz students and their families also stopped at the scenic Tumwater Falls on their way to Bellevue and visited the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle on their final day, where they learned about the music industry and the history of rock and roll. The weekend ended with a trip to Pikes Place Market and a seafood lunch on the waterfront.

Comprised of twenty-one 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.

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Our Amazing Jazz Band

For more information about the Shasta Middle School band program, please contact Mike Reetz, Director of Bands at: 541-688-9612 ext. 3218 or via e-mail at:


Bethel News!

Free Meals On May 8th

Breakfast and lunch will be served on Wednesday, May 8th at Cascade Middle School. The meals will be free to any children ages 1-18. No registration is required, but we cannot provide food for parents or guardians and all food must be eaten on site.

There is no school on May 8th as Bethel’s licensed school staff have pledged to a “walkout” calling for increased funding for K-12 education in Oregon.

Location: Cascade Middle School, 1525 Echo Hollow Road

Breakfast:  9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Lunch:  11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Child supervision will not be provided.

Comidas gratis el 8 de mayo

El desayuno y el almuerzo se servirán el miércoles 8 de mayo en Cascade Middle School. Las comidas serán gratuitas para cualquier niño de 1 a 18 años. No se requiere registro, pero no podemos proporcionar alimentos para los padres o tutores y todos los alimentos deben comerse en el sitio.

No hay clases el 8 de mayo, ya que el personal de la escuela con licencia de Bethel se ha comprometido a una “huelga” para pedir una mayor financiación para la educación K-12 en Oregon.

Ubicación: Cascade Middle School, 1525 Echo Hollow Road

Desayuno: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Almuerzo: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

No se proveerá supervisión de niños.


Community Public Safety Forum

Prairie Mountain School will host a free family event in Spanish for Bethel community members to ask questions about public safety resources. Save the date for this event (PDF) presented by the City of Eugene: May 21st, 5:30. Free childcare is provided.

Foro communitario sobre la seguridad pública

La Escuela Prairie Mountain organizará un evento familiar gratuito en español para que los miembros de la comunidad de Bethel hagan preguntas sobre los recursos de seguridad pública. Guarde la fecha para este evento (PDF) presentado por la Ciudad de Eugene: 21 de mayo, 5:30. Se proporciona cuidado de niños gratis.

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Kalapuya High School Plant Sale

Hanging baskets, organic vegetable starts, perennial flowers, and more are available at the annual Kalapuya Plant Sale, Saturday, May 11th.

Flower baskets, zinnias, peppers, tomatoes, bush beans, squash, and succulents are some of the plants available at Kalapuya High School (1200 N. Terry) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to get there early for this popular event.

Proceeds from this plant sale support the hugely successful agriculture program at Kalapuya.

Venta de plantas de Kalapuya High School 

Cestas colgantes, inicios de vegetales orgánicos, flores perennes y más están disponibles en la venta anual de plantas de Kalapuya, el sábado 11 de mayo.

Cestas de flores, zinnias, pimientos, tomates, frijoles, calabacines y suculentas son algunas de las plantas disponibles en Kalapuya High School (1200 N. Terry) de 9:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Le animamos a llegar temprano para este evento popular.

Las ganancias de la venta de esta planta apoyan el exitoso programa de agricultura en Kalapuya.


 Image of Peter Pan Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure!

Willamette High School Theatre presents, Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure! The legend of Peter Pan has been delighting children for over 100 years and this faithful new version is a festive adventure, perfect for the whole family. Please join Peter and the Darling children as they are whisked away to Neverland where they encounter a host of colorful characters, including the dastardly Captain Hook!

When: May 9th, 10th, and 11th
Where: Willamette High School, Powers Auditorium
Time: Doors open at 6:15, and the show starts at 7:00pm
Tickets: Available at the door: $6 for staff/students and $8 for general admission, Kids 6 and under are free

Peter Pan, una aventura musical! 

Willamette High School Theatre presenta, Peter Pan, ¡Una aventura musical! La leyenda de Peter Pan ha encantado a los niños durante más de 100 años y esta nueva versión fiel es una aventura festiva, perfecta para toda la familia. Únete a Peter y a los niños Darling mientras se los llevan a Neverland, donde se encuentran con una gran cantidad de coloridos personajes, ¡incluido el cobarde Capitán Hook! 

Cuándo: 9, 10 y 11 de mayo.
Dónde: Escuela Secundaria Willamette, Auditorio Powers
Hora: Las puertas se abren a las 6:15, y el espectáculo comienza a las 7:00 pm
Boletos: disponibles en la puerta: $ 6 para el personal / estudiantes y $ 8 para la admisión general, los niños de 6 años y menores son gratis