Stafford stampedes into school year

Stafford stampedes into school year

Stafford Primary hosted its annual back-to-school barbecue Friday, Sept. 17. Stafford Stampede...

West Linn roars with Lions Pride

West Linn roars with Lions Pride

It’s one of the longest-standing traditions at West Linn High School: the football...

Holy math lesson Batman -- school is back in session!

Holy math lesson Batman -- school is back in session!

If the rain wasn't enough of an indication that summer vacation is over, the returning of kids to...

Ready for the 3 Rs?

Ready for the 3 Rs?

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West Linn's Education

September 19, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville Robotics looking for new team members Come and see what the Wilsonville Robotics Team is all about at its open house on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 7-9 p.m. in the Wilsonville High School Cafeteria. Students from both West…
September 22, 2016

WL-WV Board discusses boundary process for new middle school

by Andrew Kilstrom
With continued progress on the construction of Meridian Creek Middle School, West Linn-Wilsonville School District administrators have begun the process for creating its school boundary, working on the process plan with the WL-WV…
September 17, 2016

Board adopts goals for 2015-16 school year

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn-Wilsonville School Board meeting Sept. 12 marked the first such meeting of the 2016-17 school year. Though board members and staff displayed a wealth of optimism for the coming school year, little action was taken by…


Maxi Muessig
September 16, 2016

Appreciating senior year while I still can

by Maxi Muessig
It’s September again, and that means school is starting up. And while for me that means I am going to be ridiculously busy soon, I’m also looking forward to it. I just wish that people would let seniors enjoy the moment instead…
Anisha Arcot
September 12, 2016

More to Russian culture than meets the eye

by Anisha Arcot
I woke up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee every morning this past summer in my bedroom in Kirov, Russia. I would then proceed to get dressed and head to breakfast where I was joined in the kitchen by my host mom and two…
September 09, 2016

WL-WV concludes water lead testing

by Andrew Kilstrom
Students and families of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District can breathe a sigh of relief as WL-WV’s district-wide testing of drinking water is finally complete. Wilsonville High School and West Linn High School were the…
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Sixth-grader Alexis Corso gets ready to draw cat whiskers on classmate Alyssa Samuel during Survivor Day Aug. 30.
September 09, 2016

Pups become Coyotes during Survivor Day

by Andrew Kilstrom
Tuesday marked the first day of school for Rosemont Ridge Middle School sixth-graders, giving them a chance to rule the school for a day before seventh- and eighth-graders arrived on Wednesday. While wide-eyed newcomers still…
September 15, 2016

WL-WV fares similarly in second year of Smarter Balanced state testing

by Andrew Kilstrom
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District remains stable in terms of student academic achievement on standardized tests, according to Smarter Balanced Consortium tests released to the public Thursday, Sept. 8. Well over half of…
September 08, 2016

Goodbye summer, hello school

by Andrew Kilstrom
Cedaroak Park Primary students returned to school Thursday, Sept. 1 for a meet 'n greet with their new teachers.
September 02, 2016

WL-WV welcomes tidal wave of new hires

by Andrew Kilstrom
As can be expected for a district that includes 15 schools, there are a quite a few new teachers in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District this year, in addition to returning staff changing roles and schools this coming year.…

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Aug 29, 2016

Education News

by Andrew Kilstrom
Local students awarded Workers’ Memorial Scholarships Workplace deaths and life-changing injuries send shockwaves through families, including throwing into doubt their capacity to finance higher education. That is why the State…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - West Linn-Wilsonville teachers flocked to the district office last week for cutting-edge professional development.
Aug 25, 2016

Teachers turn students during week-long workshop

by Andrew Kilstrom
School is back in session, at least for a few West Linn-Wilsonville teachers and volunteer students that is. All last week, from Aug. 15-19, kindergarten, first grade and second grade primary school teachers participated in…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Contractors work on the water retention portion of the new Three Rivers Charter School on Ek Road in West Linn.
Aug 25, 2016

Three Rivers quietly awaits long-awaited new school

by Andrew Kilstrom
Three Rivers Charter School has been keeping a rather large secret for the past few years — a 10,400-square-foot secret to be exact. For 16 years the school has operated out of a repurposed bank building on Willamette Falls Drive…
Philip Chan
Aug 22, 2016

English isn't universal - and that's a good thing

by Philip Chan
I love not knowing what to say. I'm not referring to that moment in math class when the teacher calls on you and you don't know the answer, or that moment when your crush walks up to you and all you can do is stutter. I hate that…
Aug 22, 2016

School Notes

by Andrew Kilstrom
Leek, Sorensen make COCC dean’s list West Linn resident’s Paige Leek and Caleb Sorensen were recently named to Central Oregon Community College’s dean’s list for spring term. The COCC dean’s list is based on enrollment in 12 or…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - CREST campers showoff their newly caught crawdads during last weeks EnviroCamp.
Aug 19, 2016

CREST EnviroCamp catches crawdad fever

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn-Wilsonville’s CREST (Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technologies) held its EnviroCamp last week, Aug. 8-12, for students across the district. Students spent most of the week outdoors exploring the…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Carolyn Miller spent the past five years as executive director of elementary schools in the Beaverton School District.
Aug 18, 2016

welcoming back a familiar face

by Andrew Kilstrom
The Cedaroak Park Primary community received a jolt when Peter McDougal told parents he had accepted a new principal position with the Beaverton School District and would be leaving the school toward the end of July. Any fears…
Aug 18, 2016

WL-WV announces budget committee vacancies

by Andrew Kilstrom
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District held its first board meeting in more than a month Monday, Aug. 15, tackling a couple of procedural items while holding off on any major decisions until its September meeting. The WL-WV…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Sara McCarney says getting to know the Stafford community is what shes most looking forward to.
Aug 15, 2016

McCarney finds home in Stafford Primary

by Andrew Kilstrom
Stafford Primary has found its next principal. Less than a month after Jen Freeborn left the school for a position with the Beaverton School District, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District named her successor as Sara McCarney…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - All the groundwork is complete meaning construction on Meridian Creek Middle School can now begin.
Aug 12, 2016

WL-WV enjoys district-wide facility improvements

by Andrew Kilstrom
More than two years after receiving an $84.5 million bond — which now totals $98.5 million thanks to a $14 million bond premium — the West Linn-Wilsonville School District can finally utter a sigh of relief. The WL-WV Bond…