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District creates admin position ahead of Common Core

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Wilsonville's Education

July 30, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Scholarship honors those who ‘beat the odds’ Students who have faced daunting obstacles and will graduate high school in June 2015 are eligible to apply for a special scholarship. The Best the…
July 30, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Binghamton University Wilsonville resident Julia G. Andrews was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Binghamton University’s Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. The…
Wieland
July 23, 2014

WHS faces void in student leadership

by Anne-Marie Wieland
As the 2014-15 school year draws closer, for the first time Wilsonville High School will not have a student body president. What will the school be like without that significant leadership…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - While in Oregon, the Spanish exchange students took in a lot of sights and even made it to a Timbers game. Here, Aitor Guitierrez Gonzales (left) and Ross Pollen pose with Timber Joey at the game last Friday.
July 23, 2014

A tale of two teens

by Kate Hoots
n WHS freshman Ross Pollen participates in Spanish exchange program When Ibedrola Renewables went looking for American teenagers willing to participate in a two-way exchange program with Spain,…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Conor McCabe and his sister Caitlin have grown great things, including this pumpkin plant, from the fertile ground outside their parents front door. Proceeds from pumpkin sales each year go straight into the students college education funds.
July 16, 2014

Growing to college

by Kate Hoots
Conor and Caitlin McCabe raise pumpkins to pay for college costs With the summer sun pounding down, few people are ready to think about heading back to school. Even fewer are thinking about…
Ludwig
July 16, 2014

Kindergarten choices

by Kate Hoots
WL-WV parents are in the last year of tuition-based all-day kindergarten option There’s one big question facing children of preschool age that they won’t have to ask themselves much longer. The…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Juliet Tadema, 4, and her sister, Eliana, 2, explore the book shelves in the Lowrie Primary School library last week as part of the school's open library program during July.
July 16, 2014

Wilsonville kids enjoy reading opportunities

by Kate Hoots
Primary school open their libararies every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in July So you think school is closed for the summer? Think again. All this month, Wilsonville’s primary schools are…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ella Brodsky shows the contraption she made to help her egg hopefully survive a high drop at Camp Kensington last summer.
July 09, 2014

Calling all campers

by Kate Hoots
Camp Kensington offers children fun and learning, raises money for MAP and the education foundationtion After a successful foray into summer camp territory last year, Katie Topping is doing the…
by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Ben Grady makes a journal entry reflecting on what he learned that day.
July 09, 2014

Explore folk art traditions with Children's Art Institute

by Kate Hoots
Annual art experience for grades 1 through 12 returns for nine-day session starting July 21 An art tradition returns to Wilsonville and West Linn next week when the school-district sponsored…
July 09, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
North Shore Community College Wilsonville’s Michele Anderson graduated from North Shore Community College in May. The college is located in Danvers, Massachusetts. Oregon State University Oregon…

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Jul 09, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Mark WHS dates on calendar Wilsonville High School will host student registration and fall athletic clearance from Aug. 12 to 15 according to the following schedule: New students, Aug. 12 from…
Stirling
Jul 09, 2014

Concussions and unknown angst

by Ravenna Stirling
My name is Ravenna, and I am a concussion victim. After getting knocked out pre-game, I have become an initiate into a group of students who are far more numerable than openly perceived,…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Willie Fit runner Marilyn Maldonado looks relexed and ready as she prepares for the Helvetia Half Marathon June 7.
Jul 02, 2014

Willie Fit finishes seventh season with half marathon

by Kate Hoots
36 WHS students complete Helvetia Half Marathon June 7 If there’s one thing that, on the surface, sounds less appealing to a typical high-school student than an early morning run every Saturday…
Dean
Jul 02, 2014

The last hurrah

by Kate Hoots
I know that I’ve written a lot of cheesy and clichéd articles. This one will also be cheesy and clichéd. But it’s my last article, so it’s expected and completely excusable — or so I’m hoping.…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville student Emily Stott will be going into the fifth grade this fall at Boones Ferry Primary. She is a longtime participant in the Wilsonville Librarys summer reading program and visits the library every week. 'Oh yeah, I do it every year,' she said.
Jul 02, 2014

Books, fun, prizes at Wilsonville library

by Kate Hoots
With programs for kids and teens, there's no reason not to read this summer There’s something at Wilsonville’s public library to entice and inspire every child in the city — from birth on up to…
Jul 02, 2014

School Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Learn about college options The nonprofit group Colleges That Change Lives will host a college fair in the ballrooms of the Oregon Convention Center July 27. The Portland event will begin at 1…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Assistant Professor Dawn Taylor shows off the equipment available for high school students to use in the laboratory when they enroll in the medical detectives course at Oregon Tech this summer.
Jun 25, 2014

Opportunities abound at Oregon Tech

by Kate Hoots
Two summertime courses specially designed for high school students offered at fraction of regular college cost Ah, the lazy days of summer. Remember the joys of relaxing in the backyard hammock…
McManus
Jun 25, 2014

Representing WHS as a family

by Ashlyn McManus
Having been a member of the Wood Middle School Band Program for three years and of the Wilsonville High School Band for almost four years, concerts and performances have become things in which I…
Jun 25, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Clackamas Community College Clackamas Community College awarded 1,428 certificates and degrees this spring. The following students with ties to Wilsonville earned degree or certificate during…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lowrie Primary School's 479 students took to the streets May 30 for the two-year-old school's second annual Wheel-a-thon.
Jun 18, 2014

Another year rolls by at Lowrie

by Kate Hoots
Students enjoy the school's second annual Wheel-a-thon May 30 Opening a new school requires more than hiring teachers, buying desks and choosing books for the library. It also requires creating…




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