Bethany Lutheran School
Education that lasts beyond a lifetime
We will teach the Bible truths as confessed
by the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Hymns & Songs
Fundamentals of Christian Doctrine
Phonics & Reading & Literature
Handwriting: manuscript & cursive
English & Spelling
Health & Safety
Vocal & Appreciation
Creative & Appreciation
Subject Area Enrichment
Projects & Reports
Introduction to Programming
The faculty and administration of BLS believe that assignments are a part of the academic program of the school and a valuable learning experience. The diligent child will be able to complete much of this work at school.
To assist with the tracking of your child's homework, our students are given an assignment book, and taught how to keep records of their assignments in it for each class. It is our goal that our students become self-disciplined in the area of schoolwork, a training that will be helpful throughout life. To that end, we expect the parents to assist their children in their academic studies.
Students in grades 3-8 participate in standardized tests that are administered three times per year. Nationally, our students excel when it comes to these tests.
Computer and Internet are available to the students under teacher supervision. Since technological access offers the availability of material not considered appropriate or beneficial toward Christian education, an industrious user may access or discover controversial information. Therefore, BLS has taken precautions to restrict access to the Internet to times when the students are working under the guidance and direction of a teacher.
kindergarten: mrs. Becky bergemann
Mrs. Becky Bergemann has more than 15 years of educational experience with children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Dr. Martin Luther College.
She enjoys spending time with her two children, as well as gardening and beading.
1st & 2nd grade: Mrs. Stephanie Pasillas
Mrs. Stephanie Pasillas has been teaching in early childhood and lower elementary classrooms for the past five years. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Martin Luther College. She loves to help kids explore their God-given gifts and abilities. Her passions are using her gifts of music to teach students how to praise God through song.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids, walking her dog, and watching movies.
3rd & 4th grade: Mrs. lisa lai
Mrs. Lisa Lai has enjoyed teaching for over 15 years in both the lower and upper grades. Lisa earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education and her Master's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico.
Mrs. Lai enjoys traveling, hiking, watching 90s sitcoms, and spending time with her extensive family throughout New Mexico and Washington.
5th & 6th Grade: mr. Isaac Sharrett
Mr. Isaac Sharrett is a graduate of Central Washington University. He has 8 years of teaching experience.
7th & 8th grade: Mr. Shu-Ting Lai
Mr. Shu-Ting Lai has more than 25 years of educational experience as a principal and teacher . He has a Bachelor's Degree from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master's Degree from Concordia University.
He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and spending time with his family.
extended care: Mrs. Vikki Skinner
Mrs. Vikki Skinner has served as our Extended Care teacher for the last 10 years. She also volunteers throughout the building and is a substitute teacher in our preschool classrooms.
She enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, reading, and chocolates.
Before and after school care is available for students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran School.
Before school care is offered from 6:30am-8:00am.
After school care is offered from 3:30pm-6:00pm.
After school care is offered on early release days, starting at 12:15 p.m.
Extended care is not offered when school is not in session.
The education of the child in the elementary grades is based on the need for a firm foundation of basic knowledge to insure the tools necessary to function successfully in the broadening scope of education. All subjects are presented using means that make education creative and meaningful. All subjects throughout the day are approached from a distinctly Christian point of view.
For a more detailed description, including our curriculum publishers, you can view our Curriculum Guide below.