Willamette High School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for “Healthy Teens Night”, May 9th, 5:30 at Willamette High School.
Bethel School District is partnering with Lane County Mental Health, the Trauma Healing Project, Ophelia’s Place, the REV Rising Youth Leadership Program, and others. The event will feature breakout sessions on teens & technology, strategies for promoting mental health, services available for teenagers, and more.
Watch for more information soon.

Healthy Teen Night Wednesday

Guardar esta fecha

Marque sus calendarios para la “Noche de adolescentes saludables”, 9 de mayo, a las 5:30 en Willamette High School.
Bethel School District se ha asociado con Lane County Mental Health, Trauma Healing Project, Ophelia’s Place, REV Rising Youth Leadership Program y otros. El evento contará con sesiones especiales sobre adolescentes y tecnología, estrategias para promover la salud mental, servicios disponibles para adolescentes y más.
Esté atento a más información pronto.

Child Abuse Prevention

April is child abuse prevention month. There are many ways to get involved to help children and families in Eugene feel supported.

  • Offer a helping hand to a struggling parent at the grocery store, school parking lot, bus stop, or other place where parents experience stress
  • Attend a youth sports event or performance, and cheer!
  • Offer an hour or two of babysitting to a family you know
  • Be kind when a parent is struggling in a public place

Sometimes, just an understanding smile from a stranger can make all the difference. There are many more ideas at GetInvolvedLaneCounty.org. We hope to see you get involved!


Healthy Teen Night Wednesday

Mes de Prevención del Maltrato Infantil

Abril es el Mes de la Prevención del Abuso Infantil. Hay muchas maneras de participar para ayudar a los niños y las familias de Eugene a sentirse respaldados.

  • Ofrezca una mano amiga a un padre con problemas en la tienda de comestibles, el estacionamiento de la escuela, la parada de autobús u otro lugar donde los padres experimenten estrés.
  • ¡Asista a un evento deportivo o actuación juvenil y anímela!
  • Ofrezca una o dos horas de cuidado de niños a una familia que conozca
  • Sea amable cuando un padre tiene problemas en un lugar público

A veces, solo una sonrisa comprensiva de un extraño puede marcar la diferencia. Hay muchas más ideas en GetInvolvedLaneCounty.org. ¡Esperamos verte involucrado!

Active Bethel Citizens needs YOU!

Help Reactivate OUR Neighborhood Association, the Active Bethel Citizens. Take part in our upcoming meetings:

Sunday, April 15, 2-4:00 pm (snacks provided)
Fairfield Elementary (3455 Royal Ave, Eugene)
~or ~
Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-7:30 pm (light dinner provided)
Malabon Elementary (1380 Taney, Eugene)
*Spanish Translation & Childcare Provided Upon Request*

RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ABCmeetings

If you have questions please contact the Steering Committee at BethelNeighbors@gmail.com, or visit our website at activebethelcitizens.org or call 541-838-0042.

Anyone wishing to run for a board position should attend both meetings plus the Election Meeting at Willamette High School in the Lecture Hall on Saturday, May 12, 2-4:00 pm.

Together we can renew the vibrancy and quality of life in our neighborhood!


Healthy Teen Night Wednesday

¡Tu vecindario te necesita!

Ayuda a Reactivar NUESTRA Asociación de Vecindarios, los Ciudadanos Activos de Bethel. Participe en nuestras próximas reuniones:

Domingo, 15 de abril, 2-4: 00 p.m. (bocadillos incluidos)
Fairfield Elementary (3455 Royal Ave, Eugene)
~ o ~
Martes, 17 de abril, 5: 30-7: 30 pm (cena ligera provista)
Escuela Primaria Malabon (1380 Taney, Eugene)
* Traducción de español y cuidado de niños proporcionado previa solicitud *

RSVP aquí: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ABCmeetings

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el Comité Directivo en BethelNeighbors@gmail.com, o visite nuestro sitio web en activebethelcitizens.org o llame al 541-838-0042.

Cualquier persona que desee postularse para un puesto en la junta debe asistir a ambas reuniones, además de la Reunión de Elecciones en Willamette High School en la Sala de Conferencias el sábado 12 de mayo, de 2-4: 00 pm.

¡Juntos podemos renovar la vitalidad y la calidad de vida en nuestro vecindario!


Juniors Only: Smarter Balanced Assessment Information

Smarter Balanced Assessment is our state assessment that students take one time in high school, during their junior year. The schedule below is organized by last name, testing location and the period they will be testing. We have condensed the testing schedule to be most efficient while minimizing impact to our curriculum. While testing will occur daily, it will be for just one period.

Information was posted about the Smarter Balanced Assessment on our web page on December 19, 2017. Here is the link to that post, which includes the opt-out procedures.

2018-19 Bell Schedule Change

We are currently studying the possibility of a new daily bell schedule for Willamette that would start in school year 2018-19. The desire is to determine if there’s a daily schedule that is better for students and their learning needs, and one that also meets new state requirements for instructional time.

There is no standard schedule among high schools in Oregon. We have operated with our current eight period block schedule for more than 20 years. Before that Willamette had a seven period day during which students attended seven classes, every day. There are pros and cons to all schedules and there are a variety of schedules being considered.

We are considering the impacts of the bell schedule on students and asking ourselves what works best for our students’ learning, their overall educational success, and graduation in four years. There is also a new state rule that necessitates this discussion. This rule requires that students receive a “full schedule” of classes (ORS 591-022-1620). Our staffing level with our current eight period block schedule does not allow us to meet that state requirement. 

In our process of vetting various schedules, we have reached out to a cross-section of students, teachers, and parents seeking their input. We are also communicating with educators at other schools to determine the best schedule for our students. I will continue to keep you updated as we make progress. If you have any ideas, please provide your input in this survey. I am happy to hear your input.