It's time for Springfest 2015

It's time for Springfest 2015

Community invited to Wilsonville High School for Friday's annual celebration of the season A...

A lifetime of dance

A lifetime of dance

WHS's BJ Cerny receives lifetime award from Dance Drill Coaches Association What comes next after...

Stop saying 'Good job'

Stop saying 'Good job'

Saying, “Good job!” is a default — like saying “I’m good” when we...

A gala event for the arts

A gala event for the arts

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District held its annual districtwide art show April 17, and the...

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April 22, 2015

Wood's Noveletz compete at regional OBOB

by Kate Hoots
A group of avid readers at Inza R. Wood Middle School advanced to the regional competition for Oregon Battle of the Books. Seventh-graders Sydney Byun, Kylie Aube, Jensen Lorio and Camryn…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Spring means many things to different people. For some the season can be summed up by its blooms; for others, its rainclouds and changeable moods. This week, the young writers in the Spokesman's Student Writers Advisory Group share their perspective on spring.
April 15, 2015

Rites of spring

by Jillian Daley
SWAG shares tales of what they're experiencing in the semi-sunny season Many adults associate spring with chirping birds and cherry blossom petals fluttering in a gentle wind. Many teens, on the…
April 15, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Oregon State University A total of 889 students earned straight As (4.0 grade point average) and a spot on the honor roll at Oregon State University for the 2014 winter term. Another 3,767…
April 15, 2015

Board discusses budget realities, construction plans

by Kate Hoots
Online calendar allows public to follow 2014 capital bond plans, progress One of the top topics at the April 6 meeting of the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board was the state school funding for…
April 15, 2015

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Attend district art show Saturday Showcasing works of art from students, elementary to high school, the West Linn Wilsonville District Art Show will be held April 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Art Tech…
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April 15, 2015

Teenage complexity

by Ravenna Soqui
My mom likes to remind me of the simplicity of her high school experience. Students were asked to formal dances in the hallways, a casual date on a Friday night was nothing out of the ordinary,…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Professional artists (from left, Paul Missal, Greg Wahl-Stephens and Jesse Swickard) served as judges during the NWOC student art show held April 7 at Wilsonville High School.
April 14, 2015

Spring brings art shows to WHS

by Kate Hoots
Student art on display at Wilsonville High School, with artist reception scheduled next Tuesday UPDATE: The Wilsonville High School student art show that was scheduled for next Tuesday, April…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Culinary arts teacher Kate Gaede helps students serve up the lunch they cooked April 3.
April 08, 2015

Prep, cook, eat

by Kate Hoots
Students at Arts and Technology High School learn culinary skills in pilot class The culinary arts class at Arts and Technology High School is doing a lot to boost the reputation of school…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The  members of FIRST Team 1425 - Error Code Xero - has qualified for an international competition, to be held in St. Louis, Mo., later this month. The team qualified after competing at the Pacific Northwest Regional competition in Cheney, Wash., last weekend.
April 08, 2015

Robotics team advances to world competition

by Kate Hoots
West Linn-Wilsonville's high school robotics team to compete at international event Wilsonville’s high school robotics team began the Pacific Northwest championship event last weekend with a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Hunter Hoshaw, right, and Gavin Kim get ready to launch their rockets at last year's event.
April 08, 2015

Cub Scouts have a blast

by Kate Hoots
Cub Scouts isn’t just fun in Wilsonville — it’s a blast. At least that’s the message from Wilsonville’s Boy Scout Troop 194. The Troop will be at Boones Ferry Primary School April 12 from 2 to 4…

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Apr 08, 2015

Studying student attendance at WHS

by Ashlyn McManus
In order for students to be successful in school, it is important that they regularly attend classes to learn the material and demonstrate proper understanding. Studies have shown that success…
Apr 01, 2015

A volunteer 'graduates'

by Kate Hoots
It took a dozen years, but Jerri Bohard realized a long-held goal last November when voters approved a school bond measure that would allow the West Linn-Wilsonville School District to build a…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Art Tech High School's Isaac Hascall, a freshman at the time, straightens a painting as he helps prepare his school to host last year's district-wide art show. The annual event will be held at ATHS this year on April 18.
Apr 01, 2015

Add district art show to calendars

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District Art Show is scheduled for April 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Arts and Technology High School, 29796 SW Town Center Loop East in Wilsonville. This year’s show,…
Apr 01, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Seattle Pacific University Kaylyn Jean Springer of Wilsonville was named to the 2014 autumn quarter dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University. Students on the list have completed at least 12…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - A team of students have learn the art of dragon mastery to bring one of 'Shrek's' central characters to life.
Apr 01, 2015

Bringing a Dragon to life

by Kate Hoots
Sometimes, the hardest workers are the least visible. In the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s annual middle-school musical, some of the hardest working students are a team of students…
Apr 01, 2015

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Shop to support Jr. Scoop Jr. Scoop Ice Cream will hold its annual clothing drive this Saturday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The nonprofit organization, run entirely by students Inza R. Wood…
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Apr 01, 2015

Testing, testing

by Kaitamaria Pounds
With Spring Break finished, students are preparing for the last months of the school year with only a few days off. This last portion of the semester brings many challenges, including exams.…
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Mar 25, 2015

Focused on more than college

by Laura Shearer
As a second-semester senior in high school there’s no one more immediately well versed in the stress of future planning than I am. In the next few weeks I’ll be forced to make perhaps the most…
Mar 25, 2015

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Learn about Oregon assessments A 28-member work group from the Oregon Education Association, Oregon Education Investment Board and Oregon Department of Education has collaborated on a white…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CARLY CARPENTER PHOTOGRAPHY  - Team members Macy Moore, Elia Bartlett, Alexis Gessler and Ella Nielson are intent during their battle at the regional Oregon Battle of the Books - or OBOB - competition held at Boones Ferry Primary School.
Mar 25, 2015

WL-WV readers compete in OBOB regionals

by Kelly Bartlett
Boones Ferry Primary School hosts annual competition March 14 The entire room was silent; the tension was uncharacteristic in a room filled with students and their families. The Dragonfly…




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