School Report Card Results Released

EUGENE, Ore. — New report cards are out for Oregon schools. Locally, some schools improved from last year, some stayed steady, and others need to do a little homework. The school report cards include the school level, ranging between one and five (five being the highest), how the school compares to other similar schools, and … Continue reading »

Bethel Schools Hosts Oregon Harvest Days

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bethel School District is going local to bring students a delicious lunch. It’s all part of the second annual Oregon Harvest Days on Thursday. Bethel schools are providing lunches made only with products from Oregon farms. All the meat, produce, and dairy and products will come from Eugene area farms. the … Continue reading »

School Summer Construction Begins

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The classrooms throughout Eugene and Springfield might be empty, but it’s anything but quiet at school districts in the area. Administrators say now that kids have gone home for summer, construction projects can begin. Work is happening at all the school districts and there are some major projects set to take place … Continue reading »

Eighth Graders Try to Stay Afloat

EUGENE, Ore. — Cardboard boats don’t sound very seaworthy, but Shasta middle schoolers still put it to the test. Eighth graders built boats out of cardboard and then hopped in and tried to paddle the length of the pool. It was a test of the Archimedes Principle and the students had to build a sturdy, … Continue reading »

Eugene Eighth Graders Competing in DC

EUGENE, Ore. — Three Eugene eighth graders are taking flight Thursday to compete in a nation-wide competition. The students from Prairie Mountain School are headed to Washington DC to compete in the KidWind challenge. They’re bringing along a scale model wind turbine that’s getting tested for how much energy it generates. The trip is funded … Continue reading »

Bethel District Sells Surplus Supplies

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members took home old desks, globes, and televisions Saturday afternoon from the Bethel Surplus Sale. It was the first time the Bethel Education Foundation held this type of fundraiser. Organizers expected to make a few thousand dollars during the sale. All of the money raised at the sale will go back … Continue reading »

$20,000 in Grants Given to Teachers

EUGENE, Ore. — The holiday came a couple days early for a group of teachers in Eugene Thursday, who got a big boost in their budgets. Nearly $20,000 are going directly toward the education of kids in our community. Donna Butler is just one of 22 teachers who received a giant check from the Bethel … Continue reading »

Bethel Schools Use Levy Funds

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been almost a year now since Bethel School District voters passed a bond levy, and that money is already funneling through the schools. Voters passed a $49.5 million bond measure last year. Part of that will fund two new elementary schools, but it’s also funding wireless Internet and other technology that … Continue reading »

Paper Apple Campaign Helps Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — Over the years, tens of thousands of dollars have gone to the Bethel School District thanks to the October Paper Apple Campaign. You may have seen green paper apples in various businesses around town. You can buy one for a dollar and write your name on it. All the money raised benefits … Continue reading »

Drivers Reminded to Obey School Zones

EUGENE, Ore. — School is back in session for many students this week. The Bethel and Roseburg districts start on Tuesday, Springfield starts on Wednesday, and the 4J School District starts next week. Now, the Eugene Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is reminding all drivers to pay attention to school zone speed limits. School zone crosswalks … Continue reading »

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