WL-WV's Chinese language program is growing

WL-WV's Chinese language program is growing

Curriculum expands to Wilsonville High School; host families needed During the past two years,...

Remove the labels that hurt others

Remove the labels that hurt others

Editor’s note: Inspired by the movie “The Breakfast Club,” student columnist Sarah...

Debs Dash registration opens

Debs Dash registration opens

Second annual fundraiser for WLHS dance team set for August 16 The members of West Linn High...

Ready, set, row

Ready, set, row

Local rowing program offers students a nontraditional approach to varsity status As students...

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West Linn's Education

August 14, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Colorado College West Linn’s Graham Frank earned a spot on the dean’s list for the 2013-14 school year at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rochester Institute of Technology…
Hoots
August 14, 2014

In praise of band geeks

by Beth Hoots
My middle school band director once bragged that before we started sixth grade, she influenced our lifelong personalities by helping us choose the instruments that we would play for the next…
August 14, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Show support for music and arts in schools With the start of the school year just around the corner, now is the perfect time to renew your membership in West Linn-Wilsonville’s Music and Arts…
August 12, 2014

Tidings seeking nominees for Amazing Kid honor

by The Spokesman
Know a stand-out West Linn kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Tidings is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to high…
Severson
August 07, 2014

Severson steps up

by Kate Hoots
Rosemont's assistant principal takes principal position at Wilsonville's Wood Middle School The new principal of Inza R. Wood Middle School hit the ground running immediately upon his return…
Molatore
August 07, 2014

Molatore to lead school board in 2014-15

by Kate Hoots
Keith Steele takes vice chairman position and will focus on bond campaign Leadership changed hands at the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board’s regular meeting Monday, with Chairman Keith Steele…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - After 13 years at Inza R. Wood Middle School, Barb Soisson has taken an administrative position with the WL-WV school district. Since July 1, she has served as the district's director of curriculum, instruction and research, a new position created this year, as the district moves into its first year of implementing Common Core State Standards.
July 31, 2014

District creates admin position ahead of Common Core

by Kate Hoots
Soisson moves from Wood Middle School to district admin position The 2014-15 school year will bring changes to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District as, along with all school districts in…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Clockwise from left: Annika and Kaitamaria Pounds and their sister Karra Kaiser are planning to compete in the National American Miss pageant this fall.
July 31, 2014

Sister power

by Kate Hoots
Three local girls compete in National American Miss pageant Talk about the potential for sibling rivalry. When three sisters each decided to enter the Oregon National American Miss pageant, held…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Paige and David Bell are making a success of their homegrown business, School Supplies Delivered.
July 31, 2014

Back to school, without the hassle

by Kate Hoots
Local mom takes away the stress of last-minute school supply shopping When Paige Bell became a business owner in 2012, she didn’t picture quite this level of success. The company she bought two…
July 31, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
California Lutheran University Nicole Campbell of West Linn was named to the spring semester dean’s list at California Luterhan University in Thousand Oaks, California. Students qualify for the…

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Jul 31, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Learn about online schooling The state’s largest tuition-free online charter school, Oregon Connections Academy, will host a free parent meeting in Lake Oswego at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 for families…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carol Latourette, left, and Cash Latourette are two of the volunteers who make the annual alumni picnic happen. Dottie Larsen, right, is the event's co-chairwoman.
Jul 29, 2014

WLHS alumni picnic set for August 16

by Kate Hoots
Graduates from 1964 and earlier invited to attend Hammerle Park event Hundreds of West Linn High School alumni will converge at the city’s Hammerle Park the third Saturday in August, when an…
Jul 24, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Donate to clothing drive West Linn’s Girl Scout Troop 45762 is collecting brand-new socks and underwear to benefit the Clackamas County Clothes Closet, a nonprofit serving students in need…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Friends of Connor raised money July 15 with a carwash held at Wanker's Corner. The students are all friends of Connor Tiffany and worked to support his family's nonprofit organization, the Tiffany Autism Foundation.
Jul 24, 2014

A carwash for Connor

by Kate Hoots
Friends of Connor Tiffany raise money for autism support groups It’s a story that begins 10 years ago with a devastating diagnosis. And it’s a story that doesn’t end, because of the enthusiasm…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Emily Ronk, 8, demonstrates the proper way to drink tea.
Jul 24, 2014

Get ready for a camp adventure

by Kate Hoots
Campfire's Camp Namanu helps kids explore classic kid literature Summer may be halfway over, but there’s still a full helping of fun to be had. And, for those whose focus is already shifting to…
Del Bene
Jul 24, 2014

The desire to inspire

by Jacqueline Del Bene
Earlier this month at my sister’s graduation with the Class of 2014, West Linn students, supervisors and teachers gave the expected speeches to the expectant seniors who sat eagerly in their…
Ludwig
Jul 17, 2014

Making 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: 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.
Jul 17, 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…
Jul 17, 2014

College notes

by Kate Hoots
Emory College Amanda Rucker of West Linn was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Building a deck of Pokemon cards for tournament play is one of Piper's favorite parts of the game. When she returns to Sunset Primary as a fourth-grader this fall, she will gear up for another season of tournament play.
Jul 17, 2014

She plays her cards right

by Kate Hoots
When Piper Lepine came home with a few colorful Pokémon cards, she and her family little suspected that the game would quickly turn into a hobby that engrosses the whole family and takes them to…




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