Shasta Middle School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Another Trophy for our Shasta Choirs

Congratulations to the Shasta Advanced and Concert Choirs for their third place finish at the “Best of the Northwest” Concert Choir Festival at the University of Portland on May 10th.  The choir received their highest rating in over 10 years and were competing against the best choirs in Oregon and Washington. The singers represented Shasta with style and class. Great Job Choirs!!

a picture of Shasta's Advanced and Concert Choirs

Shasta’s Advanced and Concert Choirs

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.

Picture of Shasta Jazz Band

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:


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