Student Speak

Student Speak

WILLAMETTE PRIMARY SCHOOL “What are you thankful for?” “The beach. I like to play...

West Linn's winter wonders

West Linn's winter wonders

Winter in West Linn is a roller coaster of elevated hopes brought to a peak, and then shot down...

WLHS dance team takes top honors

WLHS dance team takes top honors

The West Linn Debutantes brought their best effort this past weekend to the Eastside Dance...

West Linn students work together to fight hunger

West Linn students work together to fight hunger

Food drives at area schools help fill local food banks and feed hungry people Listening to...

Middle school actors get ready for 'Shrek'

Middle school actors get ready for 'Shrek'

Ogres are coming to West Linn and Wilsonville — as well as a talking donkey, a gingerbread...

Promoting peace at Athey Creek

Promoting peace at Athey Creek

School holds third annual Spirit of Unity Award ceremony The topics of the day at Athey Creek...

Elections from our perspective

Elections from our perspective

There have been nine elections in my lifetime. This year I finally paid attention to one. ...

Student Speak

Student Speak

Editor’s note: We visited Sunset Primary School on a day when a snow closure had been widely...

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West Linn's Education

November 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: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - The Student Writer Advisory Group met for the first time last week and will continue to meet each month to discuss topics of interest to the community. From left, front row, Christine Hong, Sophie Brooke, Kavya Sreedhar, Mikhaila Bishop. Back row, from left, Anisha Arcot, McKenna Murray, Meghana Mysore and Tess Wolvert.
November 13, 2014

Tidings adds student voices

by Kate Hoots
Student Writers Advisory Group will meet, discuss and contribute articles each month Editor’s Note: Starting next month, you’ll find more student voices in the pages of the Tidings. In…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Alter Weiner, 88, visits school, churches and interested groups to share his stories of surving the Holocaust. He feels a moral obligation, he said, to keep doing it as long as he can.
November 13, 2014

Survival and hope

by Kate Hoots
Holocaust survivor Alter Weiner shares his life story with Stafford fourth- and fifth-graders Fourth- and fifth-graders at Stafford Primary School welcomed an honored guest Nov. 3 when Alter…
Staten
November 13, 2014

It's time to end the struggle

by Madison Staten
“I feel like a housewife,” I remarked to my mother one afternoon as I pulled the cart behind her in the grocery store. She froze in the produce section, the bruised apple she had been inspecting…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - About 20 student musicians and their instruments fill this small space to capacity. Under the direction of WLHS band director Kevin Egan, the pit orchestra works unseen, below stage level, to bring the beloved song of Oklahoma! to life.
November 06, 2014

Unseen - but not unheard

by Kate Hoots
WLHS band students perform in a pit orchestra to provide the musical background for the student production of "Oklahoma!" A group of unseen artists is helping to bring the West Linn High School…
Georgia Cabine
November 06, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
TRILLIUM CREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL “What makes your family special?” “My family is special because I don’t hurt anybody in my family. We play nicely. Whenever anybody gets hurt, we help them.” —…
November 06, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Update FlashAlert subscriptions The West-Linn Wilsonville School District uses a system called FlashAlert to share information about school closings or delays, especially due to weather-related…
Oliveras
November 06, 2014

Stopping and starting

by Kate Hoots
One year consists of 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,766 hours, 525,960 minutes, 31,557,600 seconds and countless memorable moments. Now, take those numbers and multiply by four and you get high school.…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Nate Watton demonstrated movie-going trashion with this outfit made of recycled snack food packaging.
November 06, 2014

A creative approach to trash-fashion

by Kate Hoots
Bolton fifth-graders put trash creations on display at annual 'trashion' show Oct. 27 The Oct. 27 event had everything you would expect to find at a high society fashion show. The runway. The…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dr. Melody Rose was greeted with spectacle, pomp and high praise when she was inaugurated as the new president of Marylhurst University on Sunday.
November 06, 2014

A fresh vision for a historic mission

by Cliff Newell
Marylhurst University inaugurates Dr. Melody Rose as its new president Dr. Melody Rose was not supposed to be a success. “I marvel that I am even here,” Rose said Sunday during her inauguration…

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Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This old-fashioned cider press was one of the top attractions of the harvest festival at the CREST farm Oct. 17.
Oct 30, 2014

CREST farm celebrates successful season

by Kate Hoots
West Linn-Wilsonville’s CREST Center capped a successful harvest on its farm by wisely choosing to hold its harvest festival the weekend before the changing seasons brought torrential rains to…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lauren Melvin gets ready to do the cake walk.
Oct 30, 2014

'Rosemonsters' celebrate the season

by Kate Hoots
Middle-schoolers celebrate October with a Monster Mash Oct. 24 Middle-school students earned the name “monster” Oct. 24, when Rosemont kids enjoyed a Monster Mash party, courtesy of the school’s…
Oct 30, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Support wrestling fundraiser West LInn High School’s wrestling team will be selling Krispy Kreme Donuts every Saturday in October. You will find the tasty treats at the corner of 8th and 10th…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - A love triangle fuels the action of Oklahoma! with two men vying for the attention of Laurey, left, played by Amber Mitchell. In this scene, Curley, played by Soren Carr, grapples with Jud Fry, played by Dane Shroy.
Oct 30, 2014

'Oklahoma!' for all ages

by Kate Hoots
WLHS drama production offers fresh take on classic musical — plus all the songs you love to sing along to The Rodgers and Hammerstein play is set in 1906, based on a 1931 play, first produced on…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Panels of students and professionals addressed WLHS students and their parents in two separate events. Back row, from left, Grace Emerson, Parker Huffman, Trystan Neikes, Mike Francis, Marci Leitz and Julie Edwards. Front row, from left, Dr. Andrew Mendenhall, Steven Mygrant, Ashley Olsen and Donny Wright.
Oct 30, 2014

Educating parents, students on drug dangers

by Kate Hoots
After listening for more than two hours, audience members in the West Linn High School auditorium were ready for their turn to talk. The parents joined a panel of experts Oct. 22 for a…
Vicky  Dinh
Oct 30, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
BOLTON PRIMARY SCHOOL "Who do you share your Halloween candy with?" "I share with my friend. Because he's nice." — Vicky Dinh, first grade "No one. I like every piece of candy. I hide it in my…
Hoots
Oct 30, 2014

Sustaining the pride

by Beth Hoots
Homecoming week is the height of West Linn pride. Walking down the hallways, you start to forget there are colors other than green and gold, and every day brings a new level of school spirit to…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Kayla Goodman, 3, excitedly tries on a princess costume.
Oct 23, 2014

Ready for treats - no tricks

by Kate Hoots
The PTA at Trillum Creek Primary School continued a “green” tradition Oct. 17 with its annual pre-Halloween costume swap. Students were encouraged to bring in a gently used costume and to pick…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Caroline Glausi is one of 21 students named to Oregon's 2015 All-State band and choir. She and hundreds of other band and choir students will be performing Oct. 30 at the high school's annual Noodles and Notes fundraiser.
Oct 23, 2014

WLHS to send 21 to all-state music festival

by Kate Hoots
Choir, band to perform in Eugene concert Twenty-one students from West Linn High School have been selected to participate in Oregon’s All-State bands and choir. The programs are sponsored each…
Weitz
Oct 23, 2014

How was your day?

by Sivan Weitz
A child comes home from the first day of kindergarten, and a mother asks, “How was your day?” The child responds, “Fine.” That child comes home from the last day of senior year, and the mother…




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