School Notes

School Notes

LOHS alum earns honor A Lake Oswego high School graduate recently was elected president of the...

LOHS dancers take title

LOHS dancers take title

Lakeridge dancers claim third place in their division at OSAA competition Lake Oswego might as...

Riverdale students sweep bridge-building contest

Riverdale students sweep bridge-building contest

Two Mavericks will head to the international competition in April Most people have no idea about...

SWAG members share views on teen drivers

SWAG members share views on teen drivers

Fatal and serious vehicle crashes put issue of young drivers in the spotlight Maybe it is the...

Lake Monsters douse the competition

Lake Monsters douse the competition

LO robotics team takes first place in Pacific Northwest District competition The Lake Monsters...

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March 22, 2015

IN PHOTOS: State Dance - Large and Small Dance Division

by Brian Monihan
Gresham and Valley Catholic High Schools take top honors at this weekend's state dance championships. Photos by J. Brian Monihan (unless otherwise noted) Local high school dance teams did well…
REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Lily Barna, 14, (right) shows off some of the dresses she and her mom Stacy Barna collected for Abbys Closet, a nonprofit organization.
March 19, 2015

'A lot of not giving up'

by Jillian Daley
Lily Barna spearheaded a project to support Abby's Closet, collecting more than 150 dresses One Lake Oswego 14-year-old is making sure girls get their Cinderella moment. Portland Jewish Academy…
CHO-RICHMOND
March 19, 2015

LOHS teen earns place in pageant

by Jillian Daley
A Lake Oswego High School senior has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Oregon Pageant. Madison Cho-Richmond, 17, will be participating in the Miss Oregon Teen (ages…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Riverdale High School earned third place at the 2015 State Mock Trial Competition in Portland last week.
March 19, 2015

Teens take on the courtroom

by Jillian Daley
LOHS and Lakeridge compete at state Mock Trial event; Riverdale High places third Local teens know how to argue — some of them as well as legal professionals. Riverdale High School students took…
ZHANG
March 19, 2015

Generation 'Me'

by Jillian Daley
Laker Notes If I had to give my generation a nickname, I think I’d call us the “Me” generation. (I’m sure somebody’s already offered this clever tagline, but just bear with me for now.) The…
March 12, 2015

School Notes

by Jillian Daley
Lakeridge to fill Empty Bowls today About 500 student-made ceramic bowls will be on sale at Lakeridge High School’s Empty Bowls fundraiser this evening. Donations to the event, which usually…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Lakeridge High School Honor Roll is out.
March 12, 2015

Honor Roll: Lakeridge High School

by Jillian Daley
The following students earned a place on the honor roll for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year at Lakeridge High School: Seniors, 4.0 GPA Genevieve Ackerman, Sophie Ashton, Murray…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lakeridge adventurers off to see Spain include (from left) junior Harper Eveleth, junior Riley Broderick, junior Chase McCann, teacher Isabel Woodward and junior Adam Faris.
March 12, 2015

Lakeridge students headed to Picasso's country

by Jillian Daley
Biggest group yet will participate in biennial Spanish class trip to see the sights of Seville Some 28 students will be participating this year in Lakeridge High School’s biennial trip to a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - To advocate for professional-technical training at Lake Oswego High School, seniors Jack Kehoe (left) and Mitchell Moos founded the Committee for Professional Technical Training (CPT) in their Political Action Seminar class. They held a town hall last week that drew local leaders, including the mayor and school district superintendent.
March 12, 2015

'Different ways to shine'

by Jillian Daley
LOHS seniors Mitchell Moos and Jack Kehoe hold town hall on technical-vocational classes When Mitchell Moos came to Lake Oswego High School from Sunset High School in Beaverton, he loved his…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Park Academy students got a visit Tuesday from a representative of the company that produced three Oscar-nominated animated films: 'Coraline,' 'ParaNorman' and 'The Boxtrolls.' Laika marketing and brand manager Mark Shapiro offered up details on the creative, collaborative process that goes on in the Hillsboro-based animation studio. Shapiro described how artistic ability and engineering work in concert to bring stories to life. Shapiro also brought some 3-D printed faces to show the kids at Park Academy, a private school in Lake Oswego for children with dyslexia and other language learning challenges.
March 12, 2015

Laika rep visits Park Academy

by Jillian Daley
Marketing and brand manager offers insight into the world of animation

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CALO
Mar 12, 2015

What makes a house a home?

by Katie Calo
Pacer Notes Growing up means leaving behind some of the influences that have molded me. Going to college in a few months means moving away from my friends, family and community. But until…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: NICOLE PROM - Riverdale Grade School kindergartener Matilda Johnston reads to Lilah, a 3-year-old black Labrador.
Mar 05, 2015

Reading program gives dogs their day

by Jillian Daley
Reading to canine visitors helps Riverdale students improve literacy skills Imagine a young child reading a story out loud to a loving Labrador. It makes an adorable tableau, and it’s a clever…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Hallinan student Madeline Bell inspired her fellow students to craft Valentines for sick children.
Mar 05, 2015

Sending love to Doernbecher kids

by Jillian Daley
Hallinan third-grader creates something special to cheer hospitalized children A Hallinan Elementary School third-grader has given Doernbecher Children’s Hospital patients some love. When…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Grove children are treated to a Lake Oswego High School cheer clinic and peformance.
Mar 05, 2015

Lake Grove's Cougar Day raises $90,000

by Jillian Daley
Attendees treated to visit from LOFD, a fencing demonstration and more The Lake Grove Parent Teacher Association raised $90,000 during Cougar Day, its biggest fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit…
Mar 05, 2015

Investing in America

by Patricia Torvalds
Maverick Notes I’ve spent a lot of time learning about capitalism. I guess, really, I’ve spent a lot of time hearing the people around me laud capitalism. My education, from my first…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Senior Kai Brooks transforms clay blocks into art.
Mar 05, 2015

Lakeridge students filling up Empty Bowls

by Jillian Daley
Annual fundraiser showcases the talents of ceramics and foods and nutrition classes Empty Bowls is returning to Lakeridge High School this month — but this time, things will be a little…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: CHRISTINE SAMWICK - Junior Pacer Dance team members pause to celebrate (from left):  Sydney Utech (co-captain), Lauren Richards (co-captain), Ginger Harn, Kennedy Mann, Ali Hoevet, Sarah Samwick, and Alex Hammond.
Mar 05, 2015

Local dancers shine at competition

by Jillian Daley
Junior Pacers take the top spot and Junior Lakers land in second place The Junior Pacer Dance team nabbed first place Saturday at the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) Rose City Invitational…
Mar 05, 2015

School Notes

by Jillian Daley
Science lovers can showcase their talents The Lake Oswego Science Fair Workshop and Festival is on tap this spring — and participants are wanted. Lake Oswego Robotics sponsors the event, which…
Mar 05, 2015

Honor roll: Lake Oswego High School

by Jillian Daley
The following students earned a place on the honor roll for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year at Lake Oswego High School: Seniors, 4.0 GPA Kayla D. Allen, Zachary R. Azimi, Sierra N.…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lizzie Pesch performs a Chinese dance.
Feb 26, 2015

Welcoming the Year of the Goat

by Jillian Daley
Chinese American International School holds New Year's celebration Lake Oswego’s Chinese American International School heralded in the Year of the Goat last week — in style. Tucked inside the…




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