Bethune School District

Bethune School District R-5 is home to 115 students Pre-K-12 housed in one elementary building and one junior high/high school building. The District is served by 16 certified teachers, one administrator and 15 classified employees. The District is extremely proud of its 8:1 student- teacher ratio, the zero-dropout rate, and 100 percent graduation rate.  Bethune takes great pride in their school and the upkeep of the facilities is exceptional. The connection with the community is well rooted, and many generations of families have attended this school.

“Bethune School produces productive citizens who embody Pride, Principles and Perseverance” is the mission of the Bethune School District. Focused goal areas the District is working on are:

■ Increase student achievement

■ Maintain financial excellence

■Strengthen communications and relationships

■ Enhance support and development of students, staff, and governance team

Some of the special programs the school has to offer are Drama, National Honor Society, Knowledge Bowl, Chess Club, Boys and Girls Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Track, E-Sports, and Student Leadership Advisory Committee. There is also an opportunity for students to take classesthrough Morgan Community College in our V-NETS classroom.

Kids

District Information

    Welcome

    Bethune School takes a whole student approach to PreK-12 education. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff work together to meet the intellectual, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of each and every child we serve.

    Enrollment

    NEW STUDENTS PLEASE CALL

    (719) 346-7513

    Existing Students Click this Link

    The Community

    The Town of Bethune is located in Eastern Colorado just off Interstate 70 approximately 30 miles from the Kansas border. Bethune is also located 40 miles from Goodland, Kansas, and 160 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs, all of which are excellent areas for shopping. Mountain recreation activities are approximately a four-hour drive away.  This bedroom community is home to approximately 500 people. Many residents commute to Burlington or Stratton, Colorado, eight and nine miles away respectively, for employment. Those who work in Bethune derive their main source of income from agriculture.  Burlington is home to businesses, shopping, restaurants, churches, doctors and a hospital. Industry in the area includes several feedlots, wind farms and hog finishing facility. Old Town Museum is a 6 1/2-acre historic site that includes 21 fully restored buildings with authentic artifacts from the turn-of-the-century.

    Local recreational activities include deer, antelope, pheasant and turkey hunting, fishing, and golf. There are numerous activities for children including baseball, softball, swimming and day camps.

Bethune School District No. R- 5 News

Bethune School District No. R- 5

Coach Ledesma is holding open weights/gym from 6-7pm Monday thru Friday for all high school athletes boys and girls also...

Posted: Jun 17, 2024

Coach Ledesma is holding open weights/gym from 6-7pm Monday thru Friday for all high school athletes boys and girls also middle school 6th grade and up.

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School Farm Pig Project is coming to an end. These two boys are ready for processing. If you are interested in purchasin...

Posted: Jun 12, 2024

School Farm Pig Project is coming to an end. These two boys are ready for processing. If you are interested in purchasing already processed meat or a whole pig for a pit or personal butchering, please reach out to Mrs. Reese at 970-260-1354. We have a butcher date set for June 24 or whenever you are ready so please message me ASAP. They would also make a great 4th of July pit pig.

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Day 4 of State Convention trip was short, but just as amazing as the last few days. We attended the session in the morni...

Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Day 4 of State Convention trip was short, but just as amazing as the last few days. We attended the session in the morning where we got to see Mikayla Inskeep c...ross the stage for her bronze placing in Prepared Public Speech. We then changed clothes and endured the very long trip home. What a wonderful week!!

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Day 3 of State Convention: Maddie and Jamie received their Colorado State FFA Degrees. For those of you that do not know...

Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Day 3 of State Convention: Maddie and Jamie received their Colorado State FFA Degrees. For those of you that do not know, receiving your State FFA Degree is the... second to last degree you can receive just under the American Degree. It is a huge honor and accomplishment for these girls. Even more than that, they are the first twoin Bethune Ffa Chapter history to receive such an honor. We attended three sessions this day and were able to hear several more retiring addresses from the state officers. Then came the hypnotist show in the evening. It was an experience for all of us (peep the last picture)

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Bethune School District R-5 Posted

Posted: Jun 11, 2024

June's School Board Meeting will be this Thursday, June 13th at 7:00pm in the cafeteria.

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Day 2 of State Convention with Colorado FFA Association. Mikayla Inskeep competed in Prepared Speech, we played in volle...

Posted: Jun 6, 2024

Day 2 of State Convention with Colorado FFA Association. Mikayla Inskeep competed in Prepared Speech, we played in volleyball tournament, attended session 1, and attended Dillon Carmichael concert.

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Important Resources

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Bethune School Use of Funds Plan.pdf
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