Remember your roots

Remember your roots

Throughout their lifetime, trees have learned many important life lessons. It is time we learn...

Student Speak

Student Speak

CEDAROAK PRIMARY SCHOOL “What makes someone a good friend?” “If you’re...

Science fair season kicks off with Wood event

Science fair season kicks off with Wood event

High school science symposium scheduled for this Friday at WHS With projects that have been in...

'Caesar' swaps ancient Rome for 1970s New York

'Caesar' swaps ancient Rome for 1970s New York

"Caesar," an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," opens next Friday at West Linn High...


West Linn's Education

February 19, 2015

Tell the Tidings about an 'Amazing Kid' today

by (none)
Know a stand-out West Linn kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Tidings is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to high…
BROOKE
February 19, 2015

SWAG pierces heart of the matter

by The Spokesman
How is technology affecting dating and romance for the next generation In the wake of Valentine’s Day, some young people may find themselves saying: Where’s the romance? Student Writers Advisory…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - West Linn High School's cheer team competes at the OSAA state championships, earning a spot in the top three and an invitation to compete at Nationals in March.
February 19, 2015

WLHS cheer team advances to nationals

by Kate Hoots
West Linn High School’s cheer team made history last weekend at the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) state cheerleading championships. “We are thrilled to be the first cheer team in…
February 19, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Register for 2015-16 kindergarten Registration continues for kindergarten in the 2015-16 school year. A full-day program will be provided without tuition to all kindergarten students next school…
HOOTS
February 19, 2015

On for pep band

by Beth Hoots
It’s basketball season at West Linn High School, which means the cheer team has brought their pom-poms back out, the spirit squad has been reawakened from their post-football lull and the…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The District Dancers are West Linn-Wilsonville's middle school dance team.
February 19, 2015

District middle school dancers are tops

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s middle school dance team, the District Dancers, competed last weekend at the Dance with All Your Heart competition. Held at West Linn High School, the…
WEITZ
February 12, 2015

WLHS seniors outwit, outplay, outlast

by Sivan Weitz
Every year 10 lucky seniors participate in a competition unlike any other, as West Linn High School puts on its own version of the hit reality series, “Survivor.” Last week was the week of West…
Windsor Layne
February 12, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
STAFFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL “How can you tell your parents love you?” “They give you special treats and they put you to bed and they take you places. Kissing us and giving us hugs.” — Windsor Layne,…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Eighth-grader Daniel Bernal sits for an employment interview with Josh Jensen during Rosemont Ridge Middle School's annual career day Feb. 4.
February 12, 2015

Career-ready at Rosemont Ridge

by Kate Hoots
Community members help eighth-graders explore career options at annual PTO event Dozens of business professionals from in and around West Linn streamed into the halls of Rosemont Ridge Middle…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Janae Turner competed and won in this year's West Linn High School Survivor competition. The week of Feb. 2 found 10 high school seniors prepared to spend the full week - 24 hours a day - on school grounds, going head to head with each other in various trials designed to test their emotional and physical strength.
February 12, 2015

'Surviving' high school

by Kate Hoots
West Linn High School's annual weeklong "Survivor" event wraps up with an assembly and a winner last Friday For 10 West Linn High School seniors, the week of Feb. 2 was a week like no other.…

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Feb 12, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Support Education Foundation at Blazers game Join the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation in supporting schools at their inaugural fundraising night with the Portland Trail Blazers. Take…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wilsonville's Team STEAM won a second-place trophy for mechanical design in a Lego robotics state tournament Jan. 18.
Feb 05, 2015

Teams win awards at state robotics tourney

by Kate Hoots
Nearly 120 teams from throughout Oregon convened at Liberty High School in Wilsonville Jan. 17 and 18 for two FIRST Lego League state championship events. A total of seven teams from West Linn…
REYNOLDS
Feb 05, 2015

WL-WV board member advocates for Oregon schools in U.S. Capitol

by The Spokesman
Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) members visited the U.S. Capitol this week to discuss educational priorities with members of Oregon’s congressional delegation. In meetings scheduled…
BROTHER
Feb 05, 2015

2 from WL-WV join competition

by The Tidings
Two students from West Linn and Wilsonville will be among a group of nine of the area’s finest young musicians. These nine musicians will perform head-to-head in a concert that is free and open…
Feb 05, 2015

Athey Creek hosts evening of jazz

by Kate Hoots
Band program holds annual Jazz Cafe fundraiser This Friday night, the Athey Creek band program will present what has become an annual tradition, the Jazz Café. About 40 students will bring out…
STATEN
Feb 05, 2015

5 tips to help teens cope

by Madison Staten
West Linn High School students are faced with expectations to perform well both academically and socially. In small doses, familial and cultural expectations can positively spur teens to work…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: J.BRIAN MONIHAN - The Debs competed Saturday.
Feb 05, 2015

Debs open winter competition season

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn Debutantes dance team competed Saturday at Canby High School's Winter Festival of Dance. This was the first competition of the winter season with all teams working to earn points…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - First-graders Kylie Rusk and Charlotte Hart turn another lap.
Feb 05, 2015

Off and running

by Kate Hoots
Students at Willamette Primary School hit the ground running Jan. 23. That was the day day of the school’s annual fun run, a fundraiser that set an ambitious goal of raising $24,000 this year.…
Kira Sato
Feb 05, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
BOLTON PRIMARY SCHOOL “Do you have a best friend? Why do you like to be with him or her?” “Her name is Georgia, and she was my first-ever friend. It’s been a long time. She helps me a lot. She…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - West Linn High School's 2013-14 graduation rate of better than 95 percent remains well ahead of the Clackamas County average of 75.55 percent and the statewide average of 72 percent.
Feb 04, 2015

High school grad rate rises statewide

by Kate Hoots and Shasta Kerns Moore
88 percent of class of 2014 earn on-time diplomas in WL-WV Graduation rates in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District remain strong despite a slight dip according to 2013-14 data released by…




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