Purple Star Class of 2022

Bethel High School is proud to be recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a Purple Star School! 

The Purple Star Award recognizes a school's major commitment to serving students and families with a connection to our nation's military. The uplifting of these students is in alignment with Ohio's strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future. This plan works to recognize the needs of the whole child in the educational process. Ohio's military-connected youth require support to ensure their unique academic, social, and emotional needs are met to be successful while transitioning between schools. The Purple Star Award signifies a school's commitment to serving these students.

"Bethel Local Schools recognizes that military families face unique challenges, and our district strives to do all that is possible to help our students and their families throughout the school year" says Superintendent of Bethel Local School Justin Firks.

High School Principal Barrett Swope says, "We have quite a few students here at Bethel whose families are serving, or have served in the military. We have a desire to do as much as possible to guarantee that these students have a smooth transition when they arrive at Bethel and that they have a great high school experience while they are here."

Bethel Local Schools would like to congratulate Barrett Swope, our High School Principal, as well as Molly Weideman and Katherine Bourelle, our Guidance Counselors for their incredible work in earning this award!

For more information on the Purple Star Designation please see the Ohio Department of Education Webpage.

If you would like to see a full list of Purple Star Schools, it can be found here.

For more information on how Bethel Local Schools works to help support military families, please visit our  Military Support Page.