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Graduation Rates Remain High in 2021-2022 School Year

Bethel has reason to celebrate! Graduation rate data released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education showed that the Bethel School District saw high rates of on-time graduation in the 2021-22 school year, with 81.7 percent of high school seniors graduating district-wide. The rate topped overall district graduation rates of neighboring Eugene 4J and Springfield...
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Bethel Strategic Planning Process

We’re getting close! Our strategic planning process is still underway, but our plan is beginning to take shape. Over the past few months, we have received valuable feedback from hundreds of families, students and staff members. This information will help us to craft a plan that will guide our work for the next 2-3 years....
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School Safety poster with information on Back to School Safety

Back to School Safety Reminders

Bethel Families, We are counting the days until our students start back to school next week, traveling by foot, bike, car or bus. Please spread the word throughout our community to keep a watchful eye out for our students. Drivers need to remember that traffic of all kinds will be heavier and that there will...
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Irving's new playground cover in the process of being built

Covered Play Structures On The Rise

The steel frame is going up for Irving Elementary’s covered play structure. The construction is well ahead of schedule after the international supply chain backlog of steel had initially pushed the construction timeline to late 2022. Irving, Fairfield, Clear Lake, Malabon, Meadow View and Prairie Mountain schools will all get covered play areas. The playground...
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Groundbreaking Celebrates Start Of Cascade Construction

Dirt was tossed at the groundbreaking of the new Cascade Middle School. Students, families, Cascade staff, Superintendent Kraig Sproles and members of the Friends of Bethel Schools campaign committee cheered the ceremony. Todd Construction will begin building the new school with a completion date expected near the end of 2023. The new Cascade is made...
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Superintendent Sproles talking to a crowd of people at the WHS stadium

Staff Prepares to Welcome Students Back to School

Excited Bethel staff have returned to schools, getting ready for students’ arrival the day after Labor Day. Superintendent Kraig Sproles spoke to the staff at their annual Welcome Back gathering, encouraging them to create a flourishing community in Bethel schools. That includes making time to create strong relationships with students where they feel seen, heard, loved...
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