Maintain the giving spirit all year long

Maintain the giving spirit all year long

We all know the holidays are a time for giving, and lately the giving bug has infected the whole...

Injured, recovered and ready to help others

Injured, recovered and ready to help others

Struck by impaired driver in August, 2013 Wilsonville accident, West Linn's Kylie Fretwell is...

Are GPAs good for kids and schools?

Are GPAs good for kids and schools?

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West Linn's Education

Reynolds
December 18, 2014

Wilsonville Kiwanis backs statewide literacy drive

by The Spokesman
WL-WV school board member Betty Reynolds matches donation Thanks to a request from West Linn-Wilsonville school board member Betty Reynolds, a new statewide literacy campaign, known as…
Hannah Griggs
December 18, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
CEDAROAK PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL “If you could give the world a gift, what would it be?” “I would give the world plants so the yards look pretty, and they wouldn’t have to go buy it with all their…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Trillium Creek Primary School has received the 2014 James D. MacConnell Award from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International for its kid-friendly design and innovative learning spaces.
December 11, 2014

School board roundup: WHS on AP honor roll

by Kate Hoots
District prepares to offer all-day kindergarten next year The Dec. 1 meeting of the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board opened with an array of recognition. First up, Karina Ruiz, associate…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Despite forecasts for several inches of the white stuff, snow never materialized last month like it did in February.
December 11, 2014

Inclement weather means many decisions must be made

by Kate Hoots
When the weather predictions took a turn toward subzero and snow last month, the buzz began to build. Would Nov. 13 be a snow day? As adults began making tentative plans for alternate childcare…
Draney
December 11, 2014

Jack Draney joins student writers group

by Jack Draney
Editor’s note: Students from area high schools have joined together to form a Student Writers Advisory Group (SWAG) for the Wilsonville Spokesman, West Linn Tidings and Lake Oswego Review. West…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - Pointed toes and high kicks all in unison helped the Debs bring home top honors in the Kick competition at this weekends State Dance Category Championships.  
December 11, 2014

Debs do well at state

by Kate Hoots
Congratulations to the West Linn High School Debutantes. The dance team took top honors at this year’s State of Oregon Dance Category Championships. Competing against other high schools from…
Staten
December 11, 2014

Give presence this holiday season

by Madison Staten
There’s a 100-year-old woman sitting alone at a table. Her smile is resigned, as if this situation is a common occurrence. She’s poised with a fork in her hand, savoring each bite of the mushy…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Coached by Katie and Kevin Hart, two teams from Willamette Primary School attended the competition.
December 11, 2014

It's competition season

by Kate Hoots
Three West Linn teams competed in a Lego Robotics tournament Dec. 6. Held at the Intel campus in Hillsboro, the competition featured 14 teams with members in grades 4 through 8. Willamette…
Ethan Chenevert
December 10, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
STAFFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL “What is the silliest thing you have ever done?” “Me and my friend were playing, and I was trying to say I had the Force on me. He said I could have the Force. So I…
Puppo
December 04, 2014

It's getting HOT in local schools

by Kate Hoots
Education Foundation launches annual holiday fundraiser, runs through Dec. 15 With wintertime temperatures fluctuating daily, often dipping into the freezing zone, it’s only natural that local…

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Dec 04, 2014

WL-WV offers free immunization clinic

by Kate Hoots
Kids 18 and under can receive required shots, uninsured adults can get flu shot at no charge Parents, here’s a chance to cross an important item off your family’s to-do list before the end of…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Boy Scout Jonathan Tence unloads a fresh-cut tree Nov. 26. Troop 149 will be offering trees for sale at Hammerle Park in West Linn.
Dec 04, 2014

Trees for sale - and fundraising

by Kate Hoots
Local schools, Scout groups offer ways to make your tree purchase count Once upon a time, families headed out into the woods on a crisp winter day to chop down a tree to bring home and decorate.…
Oliveras
Dec 04, 2014

Focus on today

by Sarah Oliveras
America, the land of the free. The free who so desperately crave continuous enhancement, much like how humans crave oxygen to fill their lungs or water to quench their thirst. For Americans,…
Dec 04, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Two ways to support music, arts The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has an independent nonprofit group, Music and Art Partners (MAP), dedicated to supporting music and arts programs in the…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - Olivia Steele performs elegantly during the Debs contemporary routine.
Nov 27, 2014

WLHS dance team takes top honors

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn Debutantes brought their best effort this past weekend to the Eastside Dance Festival held at Reynolds High School. Competing in three categories — Pom, Kick and Contemporary Large…
Lucy Patrick
Nov 27, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
WILLAMETTE PRIMARY SCHOOL “What are you thankful for?” “The beach. I like to play in the sand. We have a beach house, we just get one for a little bit.” — Addison Woebke, first grade “I’m…
Hoots
Nov 27, 2014

West Linn's winter wonders

by Beth Hoots
Winter in West Linn is a roller coaster of elevated hopes brought to a peak, and then shot down within a single crushing weather report. I refer, of course, to the ever-fluctuating snow icon on…
Nov 27, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Learn to ski or snowboard Children in grades one through five can enjoy fully supervised fun on the slopes when they sign up for Sno-Blasters. It’s a four-week program at Mount Hood Meadows that…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Amelila Brown, left, and Addison Borke check the expiration dates on food donated by their fellow fifth-graders at Trillium Creek Primary School. The students visited the West Linn Food Pantry Nov. 21.
Nov 26, 2014

West Linn students work together to fight hunger

by Kate Hoots
Food drives at area schools help fill local food banks and feed hungry people Listening to Trillium Creek Primary School fourth-graders, it’s clear that they’ve done their homework about food…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The musical's director, Julie Lane, left, discusses the production with hopeful actors between auditions Nov. 17 at Rosemont Ridge Middle School.
Nov 20, 2014

Middle school actors get ready for 'Shrek'

by Kate Hoots
Ogres are coming to West Linn and Wilsonville — as well as a talking donkey, a gingerbread man, the Sugar Plum Fairy, a dragon and a host of other fairytale creatures. Students in the school…




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