Injured, recovered and ready to help others

Injured, recovered and ready to help others

Struck by impaired driver in August, 2013 Wilsonville accident, West Linn's Kylie Fretwell is...

Give presence this holiday season

Give presence this holiday season

There’s a 100-year-old woman sitting alone at a table. Her smile is resigned, as if this...

School board roundup: WHS on AP honor roll

School board roundup: WHS on AP honor roll

District prepares to offer all-day kindergarten next year The Dec. 1 meeting of the West...

Debs do well at state

Debs do well at state

Congratulations to the West Linn High School Debutantes. The dance team took top honors at this...

Student Speak

Student Speak

STAFFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL “What is the silliest thing you have ever done?” “Me and...

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Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Despite forecasts for several inches of the white stuff, snow never materialized last month like it did in February.
December 11, 2014

Inclement weather means many decisions must be made

by Kate Hoots
When the weather predictions took a turn toward subzero and snow last month, the buzz began to build. Would Nov. 13 be a snow day? As adults began making tentative plans for alternate childcare…
Draney
December 11, 2014

Jack 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: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Coached by Katie and Kevin Hart, two teams from Willamette Primary School attended the competition.
December 11, 2014

It's competition season

by Kate Hoots
Three West Linn teams competed in a Lego Robotics tournament Dec. 6. Held at the Intel campus in Hillsboro, the competition featured 14 teams with members in grades 4 through 8. Willamette…
Puppo
December 04, 2014

It's getting HOT in local 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…
December 04, 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…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Boy Scout Jonathan Tence unloads a fresh-cut tree Nov. 26. Troop 149 will be offering trees for sale at Hammerle Park in West Linn.
December 04, 2014

Trees for sale - and fundraising

by Kate Hoots
Local schools, Scout groups offer ways to make your tree purchase count Once upon a time, families headed out into the woods on a crisp winter day to chop down a tree to bring home and decorate.…
Oliveras
December 04, 2014

Focus on today

by Sarah Oliveras
America, the land of the free. The free who so desperately crave continuous enhancement, much like how humans crave oxygen to fill their lungs or water to quench their thirst. For Americans,…
December 04, 2014

Education Briefs

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: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - Olivia Steele performs elegantly during the Debs contemporary routine.
November 27, 2014

WLHS dance team takes top honors

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn Debutantes brought their best effort this past weekend to the Eastside Dance Festival held at Reynolds High School. Competing in three categories — Pom, Kick and Contemporary Large…
Lucy Patrick
November 27, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
WILLAMETTE PRIMARY SCHOOL “What are you thankful for?” “The beach. I like to play in the sand. We have a beach house, we just get one for a little bit.” — Addison Woebke, first grade “I’m…

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Hoots
Nov 27, 2014

West Linn's winter wonders

by Beth Hoots
Winter in West Linn is a roller coaster of elevated hopes brought to a peak, and then shot down within a single crushing weather report. I refer, of course, to the ever-fluctuating snow icon on…
Nov 27, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Learn to ski or snowboard Children in grades one through five can enjoy fully supervised fun on the slopes when they sign up for Sno-Blasters. It’s a four-week program at Mount Hood Meadows that…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Amelila Brown, left, and Addison Borke check the expiration dates on food donated by their fellow fifth-graders at Trillium Creek Primary School. The students visited the West Linn Food Pantry Nov. 21.
Nov 26, 2014

West Linn students work together to fight hunger

by Kate Hoots
Food drives at area schools help fill local food banks and feed hungry people Listening to Trillium Creek Primary School fourth-graders, it’s clear that they’ve done their homework about food…
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.
Nov 20, 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…
Cameron Liddell
Nov 20, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
Editor’s note: We visited Sunset Primary School on a day when a snow closure had been widely expected. Although Mother Nature failed to deliver, snow was still on all the kids’ minds. SUNSET…
Weitz
Nov 20, 2014

Elections from our perspective

by Sivan Weitz
There have been nine elections in my lifetime. This year I finally paid attention to one. Typically, children and young adults shy away from the news during election time. They roll their eyes…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Abby Nelson, Athey Creek's 2013 Spirit of Unity award winner, presents an honorary award to Klaus Botzet, a Nobel Peace laureate and European Union representative.
Nov 20, 2014

Promoting peace at Athey Creek

by Kate Hoots
School holds third annual Spirit of Unity Award ceremony The topics of the day at Athey Creek Middle School were peace and kindness as the school held its third annual Harold Schnitzer Spirit of…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - The Student Writer Advisory Group met for the first time last week and will continue to meet each month to discuss topics of interest to the community. From left, front row, Christine Hong, Sophie Brooke, Kavya Sreedhar, Mikhaila Bishop. Back row, from left, Anisha Arcot, McKenna Murray, Meghana Mysore and Tess Wolvert.
Nov 13, 2014

Tidings adds student voices

by Kate Hoots
Student Writers Advisory Group will meet, discuss and contribute articles each month Editor’s Note: Starting next month, you’ll find more student voices in the pages of the Tidings. In…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Alter Weiner, 88, visits school, churches and interested groups to share his stories of surving the Holocaust. He feels a moral obligation, he said, to keep doing it as long as he can.
Nov 13, 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…
Staten
Nov 13, 2014

It's time to end the struggle

by Madison Staten
“I feel like a housewife,” I remarked to my mother one afternoon as I pulled the cart behind her in the grocery store. She froze in the produce section, the bruised apple she had been inspecting…




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