Willamette High School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Incoming Willamette Freshmen: Join us for Willamette Prep Academy!

Hello Future Wolverines! Are you an incoming freshmen in the Class of 2023? To ease the transition to high school, Willamette hosts a free, four-day summer school for incoming freshmen called the Willamette Prep Academy. Incoming 9th graders play games, tour the school, get to know staff leaders and senior students, learn about Willamette and all its opportunities, and practice decision making skills. We strive for our students to meet new friends and be more comfortable with starting high school.

The details:

When: There are two sessions from August 5th-8th OR August 19th-22nd from 9am-3pm.

Where: Willamette High School Science Building

Attendance: Just like normal high school, students are expected to have 100% attendance

Cost: Free!

Food: Snacks and lunch are provided for free

If you are interested, please call the front office at 541.689.0731 or fill out the form at this link. We have 90 spots available and are currently taking names. In May, we will draw names and let you know that you have been selected for the academy.

Willamette High School Career and College Night: May 15th

Willamette High School will host a Career and College Knowledge Night open to all students and families in Lane County. 

When: Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Willamette High School (1801 Echo Hollow Road, Eugene), Main Gym and West Gym, park in the south lot.

What: Over 22 colleges and universities will be in attendance, 30 businesses and 7 military organizations will be represented.

Why: Learn about different colleges, meet potential employers and learn about summer job opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you there! We will have translators on site to assist, as needed.

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



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.

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 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.

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.

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult


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 en el área de Bethel. 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.

Los niños menores de 10 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto.

Administrative Changes Coming to Willamette High School

Next school year will see leadership changes at Willamette with three administrators leaving for new adventures. Assistant Principals Zachary Lauritzen and Dawn Delorefice are moving out of state while I have accepted a position as Director of Secondary Education with Springfield Public Schools. Fortunately, we have identified excellent candidates to take over these leadership positions at Willamette High School.

Dan Hedberg is prepared to take over as Willamette’s next Principal. Dan has served as an Assistant Principal for 6 years, following 7 years as a teacher and coach. Given his extensive knowledge of WHS coupled with his passion for working with staff and students, I have no doubt that Dan’s transition to Principal will be seamless.

For our Assistant Principals, we are happy to welcome Alyssa Dodds and Dain Nelson.

  • Alyssa comes to Willamette with 10 years of experience as an instructional coach and a high school Language Arts teacher in Springfield. Alyssa also brings with her a strong focus on school culture, incorporating student voice, and equity.
  • Dain is a well-known at Willamette as a Social Studies and IB teacher. A WHS grad (class of ’99), Dain has also taught English, middle school Language Arts, and credit recovery classes at Kalapuya. Dain has a deep commitment to improving instructional practices and cultivating an even stronger Willamette community.

This is a lot of change, but it can be rewarding. Willamette will build on the groundwork and momentum already in place and our new administrators will bring fresh perspectives and energy for our school. 

Please join me in welcoming the new members of our Bethel Family, and in thanking Dawn and Zachary for their tireless efforts on behalf of Willamette students and staff.

Finally, there will now be one more Assistant Principal position to fill. That news will be coming ASAP.

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