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Wilsonville Kiwanis backs statewide literacy drive

Wilsonville Kiwanis backs statewide literacy drive

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Celebrate the holiday spirit

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Wilsonville's Education

December 17, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Sign up for holiday hoops Wilsonville High School basketball coach Cindy Anderson and her girls basketball players are hosting a holiday basketball clinic for boys and girls. Aimed at students…
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 10, 2014

School board roundup: WHS on AP honor roll

by Kate Hoots
n 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: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Caleb Macpherson, left, and Alex Derlago collected food with their Cub Scout troop in Wilsonville.
December 10, 2014

Scouting for food

by Kate Hoots
Dec. 6 was the annual Scouting for Food event, with Cub Scouts from four different packs — 135, 194, 199 and 528 — dividing the city and going door to door seeking donations. The Cub Scouts…
Shearer
December 10, 2014

The season of giving

by Laura Shearer
As we venture away from the autumn holiday called Thanksgiving and embark on a festive journey through the winter holidays it’s important to keep in mind the true spirit of the giving season. I…
Draney
December 10, 2014

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: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Boeckman Creeks Las Posadas celebration also featured the debut of the schools new Baile Folklorico dance group.
December 10, 2014

Celebrating the season at Boeckman Creek

by Kate Hoots
You can find examples of many cultures from around the world at Boeckman Creek Primary School. And thanks to English language teacher Jane Weiss, the school is making a habit of celebrating the…
Wieland
December 03, 2014

Forget yourself and serve

by Anne-Marie Wieland
Winter has begun to touch Wilsonville with her frosty fingers. She longs to sprinkle snow on the anticipating children and to freeze their playful breaths. Hot chocolate warms on the stove,…
December 03, 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…
Puppo
December 03, 2014

It's getting HOT in WL-WV 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…
Blake Holder
December 03, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
BOECKMAN CREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL "How would you spend the day if a snowstorm meant schools were closed?" "Since I like school really much, I would make up my own school and play school a little…

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Dec 03, 2014

School Notes

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: VERN UYETAKE - The musical's director, Julie Lane, left, discusses the production with hopeful actors between auditions Nov. 17 at Rosemont Ridge Middle School.
Dec 03, 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…
Nate Johnston
Nov 26, 2014

Note of gratitude

by Nate Johnston
Editor’s note: Boones Ferry Primary School teacher Ben Buehler’s fifth-grade students worked together to create a class newspaper. As they learned about journalism, the students wrote pieces to…
Soqui
Nov 26, 2014

Wilsonville High School promotes success

by Ravenna Soqui
Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and that means it is time to be thankful. I am thankful for many things — I’ve written down 57 of them so far — but as you’re probably guessing, I’m not going to…
Nour Nada
Nov 26, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
LOWRIE PRIMARY SCHOOL "What are you thankful for?" "I'm thankful for my mom and dad and sister and grandma. My grandma lives in Egypt. It's my mom and dad and sister and me, and the rest of the…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Ruby Larsen and Arthur Venderby, both 10, peruse local author Trudy Ludwigs book, Gifts From the Enemy, with Alter Weiner, the books protagonist.
Nov 19, 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…
McManus
Nov 19, 2014

Seniors say the first goodbye

by Ashlyn McManus
Every year as November rolls around, fall sports begin to draw to a close. Some students are thrilled because this means that winter sports can finally begin. But for the students who are a part…
Tashyka Zundel
Nov 19, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
BOONES FERRY PRIMARY SCHOOL “What is something that makes your family special?” “My grandpa is really funny, and he likes to tickle me. He does the best one underneath the knee. My grandma likes…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Mason Seal and Gavin Quintanilla, left, are both third-graders and Cub Scouts. Their Scout group honored veterans last week by collecting food and toiletries to send to troops serving overseas. The boys collected items at their school, Boeckman Creek Primary, and will bring additional items to a den meeting where they plan to assemble a total of 80 packages to ship off.
Nov 19, 2014

Boeckman honors those who serve for more than a day

by Kate Hoots
Cub Scouts lead collection effort, create care packages to send overseas One day wasn’t enough for students at Boeckman Creek Primary School. In response to a request from the members of Cub…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Despite forecasts for several inches of the white stuff, snow never materialized last week like it did in February.
Nov 19, 2014

Snow day? No way

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




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