Bethel’s print shop doesn’t slow down just because the school year is over.
Carol Garwood has been teaching fifth grade for a long time, but her love for the job hasn’t faded.
It's time to celebrate our hard-working staff at the end of another great school year!
We are proud to announce the 2017 Summer Food Service Program for children.
Bethel’s three-year rollout of roughly 17,000 iPads is nearly complete .
The district introduced a new Native American Education Program this year.
The life of an emergency substitute teacher can be frantic, but fun.
Six Bethel school bus drivers were invited to compete in this weekend’s Road-E-O in Kent
Whether they’re sick, hurt, or simply in need of a friendly face, students can always turn to their school nurse for help.
Six students from the Bethel School District competed in the State Chess Championships!
The buzz phrase when it comes to K-12 math is “productive struggle.”
For Earth Day, field biology students at Elk Plain got their hands dirty by digging up the trash they had buried exactly a year ago.
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Bethel School District Night at the Tacoma Rainiers.
Washington state's new art standards were formally adopted at Elk Plain School of Choice!
To ensure equity across our system, elementary school start times change every three years.
This is your chance to preview and review the HIV/AIDS curriculum that will be taught to your son/daughter during the 2016-2017 school year.
Learn more about the "Levy Cliff" issue here.
Washington currently has an outbreak of mumps disease. Learn more here.
The cold weather, ice and snow can be dangerous to children and adults. Here are some tips to protect adults and children.
Congratulations to the following award winners from this past weekend's LEGO Robotics competition!
As winter approaches, remember that in the event of inclement weather, the district may choose to operate on a normal schedule, start late, or close entirely.
Anyone (parents, teachers, community, etc.) can refer a student to be tested for potential qualification in next year’s Highly Capable programs.
Bethel Pride readers, please take a few moments to share your thoughts on our district newspaper.
During National Principals Month we wanted to tip our cap to the men and women who work hard to keep our schools running smoothly day in and day out.
ThoughtExchange is a way for our families, community, and staff to share priorities and ideas with us online.
The after-school theatre program The LENS Project kicks off its 5th year in the Bethel School District.
Do you know that you can monitor your student’s education on any electronic device?
Elk Plain School of Choice (K-8) recently earned a Washington Green Schools Bronze Certification for their waste and recycling programs.
As early as elementary school, students who miss just two school days each month are more likely to fall behind in reading, writing and math, even if the absences are excused.
Click here to find your school's start and end times.
We have a new volunteer application system that will assist us in providing a safe environment for students, staff and community members. Click here for details.
New deal still requires union and school board approval
Click here for the latest bargaining update from Superintendent Tom Seigel.
With almost 200 portable classrooms in use the Bethel School District, we receive our fair share of questions about the buildings. In this short video we hope to answer a few of the more frequent ones for our community.
The Free and Reduced Meal Application is now available!
Washington state law requires all students attending public schools to be immunized. Click here for specific information.
Representatives from Bethel School District and Bethel Education Association began meetings with a mediator on Aug. 9.
Registration for Flag Football, Girls Cheerleading and Girls Volleyball will begin Monday, Aug. 15 and run through Sunday, Sept. 4.
Congratulations and thank you to all of our school volunteers of the year!
Seventh grade students at Elk Plain School of Choice ended the year with a project that integrated their English and history classes.
Students are required to read at least one book related to the grade level theme and will complete during and after reading assignments related to it.
Thank you to everyone in our district who has worked hard to make this school year a big success. To celebrate, we're sharing the Top 10 things we're proud of this year.
Click here to find all 11 songs from the 2016 District Band Festival, including 900+ band students playing Star Wars!
All 14 performances are now available to watch online. Click here to see them!
Multiple police and fire agencies will be using the OLD Spanaway Elementary building as a training ground in the coming weeks.
We are incredibly proud of Bethel's own Ed Ammons and Doris Hominda who were recognized today by the White House as "Champions of Change for School Support."
The Bethel School District works with a variety of water providers in the area. Each of these providers tests their supply and, as of today, there have been no issues with the water supplied to our buildings.
To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week we asked our staff to send in their favorite photos of their favorite teachers.
Join us for a "How It's Made" style look inside the Bethel School District's Central Kitchen, and meet the staff who makes sure our students are getting great food, everyday.
Lauren Austin-Morscher, the health clerk at Elk Plain School of Choice, was recently recognized for her life-saving efforts during a medical emergency at the school.
Join our Child Nutrition staff for their annual "Fill the Cupboard" Food Drive! Donations can be dropped off at any of our school kitchens.
All 21 songs from this year's District Choral Festival are now available on our YouTube Channel!
Bethel's director of athletics and security talks about the benefits turfed fields would have for our student athletes and community.
In this video you'll hear from members of our high school swim teams as they talk about the struggles of being a swimmer in a district without a pool.
Bethel's maintenance night lead, Shawn Sandvig, talks about the need behind some of the big projects on Bethel's April Bond.
Click here to watch superintendent Tom Seigel answer questions from the community about the April bond.
Thank you to all the amazing classified staff around our district who work so hard for our kids!
The Bethel School District was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for our leadership in transitioning to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources for our schools.
Our district is growing. That means more students, and more jobs! Find your dream job, at jobs.bethelsd.org
The Wear It Out Clothing Bank provides a weekly shopping experience that is completely free to those in need in our area.
Bethel's annual Art Festival once again showcased some of the talented student artists from around our district!
Students at Elk Plain School of Choice are teaming up with local businesses Toray Composites America and LeMay Pierce County Refuse to recycle their way into the future.
Ballots for the February bond election will be arriving in mailboxes soon. One of the items included in Bethel's 2016 bond is a new aquatic center.
Join Owlbert Einstein and his animated friends as they learn more about the Bethel School District's upcoming 2016 bond proposal.
Monday, December 14, will be a half day for our elementary and middle school students, and a report card planning day for our teachers.
Blitz paid a visit to Elk Plain School of Choice to meet students who went above and beyond during their fall fundraiser.
All of our eligible school buildings now meet the ENERGY STAR certification level of 75 or higher!
Gina Epperson, a 1st grade teacher at Elk Plain School of Choice, was named STAR 101.5's Elementary Teacher of the Week!
Thanks to everyone (including Iron Man!) who came out and made ABC Day a wonderful event for our students, staff, families and community!
Make a positive difference in the lives of children, while being part of a wonderful, supportive team. Apply today at jobs.bethelsd.org
The Bethel School District wants you to meet our Elementary Grade Level TOSAs (Teachers on Special Assignment)!
September 18 is a Waiver Day, which means no school for students!
In this back to school video we visit three of our local schools and talk to teachers, staff and students about what makes the first day so special.
Have you thought of becoming a teacher? Do you have a college degree and experience working with children? Then we need you!
This fall, parents and students will notice several new and familiar faces in our Bethel schools.
Bethel’s Summer Institute is a training opportunity for educators that is unique to our district.
Thanks to the passing of the 2014 Technology Levy, this fall marks the first full wave of iPad rollouts to students in our district.
New teachers and administrators recently attended the South County New Educators Breakfast at PLU.
We’re hiring for the 2015-16 school year. Check out job listings and the online application under "Popular Links" above.
Bethel students and staff are off to a good start with new tests.
Bethel’s Summer Lunch program wrapped up after eight weeks of serving families throughout our district.
Can't find what you're looking for on our new site? This video can help!
In an effort to provide a better athletics program, several middle school sports schedules will be changing this year.
Art Crate Field is now the “first lighted LED large athletic field in the Pacific Northwest."
This summer Art Crate Field is getting a makeover, including a brand new track and field!
For the past five years, the Bethel Educational Scholarship Team (BEST) has sponsored a Promise Scholar field trip to the Pierce County Skills Center
Click here for some great photos from Elk Plain's annual field day!
92 cadets, students, staff and community members attempted to earn their way into history.
Congratulations to Nelson Elementary for their big win at this year's Elementary Battle of the Books competition!
98 budding writers from our district got to meet and learn from some of the best author's in the business.