The desire to inspire

The desire to inspire

Earlier this month at my sister’s graduation with the Class of 2014, West Linn students,...

Get ready for a camp adventure

Get ready for a camp adventure

Campfire's Camp Namanu helps kids explore classic kid literature Summer may be halfway over, but...

A carwash for Connor

A carwash for Connor

Friends of Connor Tiffany raise money for autism support groups It’s a story that begins 10...

She plays her cards right

She plays her cards right

When Piper Lepine came home with a few colorful Pokémon cards, she and her family little...

Growing to college

Growing to college

Conor and Caitlin McCabe raise pumpkins to pay for college costs With the summer sun pounding...

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West Linn's Education

July 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…
Ludwig
July 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…
July 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: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ella Brodsky shows the contraption she made to help her egg hopefully survive a high drop at Camp Kensington last summer.
July 10, 2014

Calling all campers

by Kate Hoots
Camp Kensington offers children fun and learning, raises money for MAP and the education foundation After a successful foray into summer camp territory last year, Katie Topping is doing the only…
by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Peter Woltjer works on a collage during the 2013 session of Childrens Art Institute.
July 10, 2014

Explore folk art traditions with Children's Art Institute

by Kate Hoots
Annual art experience for grades 1-12 returns for nine-day session An art tradition returns to Wilsonville and West Linn next week when the school-district sponsored Children’s Art Institute…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Brooke Abrell, a second-grader at Bolton last school year, adds paint to the bowl she created for the Empty Bowls fundraising event.
July 10, 2014

Bolton kids reach out

by Kate Hoots
Fifth-graders lead Empty Bowls project, raise $1,700 for three causes Students at Bolton Primary School wrapped up the 2013-14 school year with a three-pronged fundraiser, turning empty clay…
July 10, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Mark calendars for WLHS 2015 graduation West Linn High School has revised the date for its 2015 graduation due to a conflict at the University of Portland. The graduation ceremony will take…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left: William Mueller, Gabby Calvi, Team Manager Deborah Mueller, April Straus and Owen Pickering are homeschoolers on the Theories of DI-Tivity team competing in Destination Imagination challenges.
July 10, 2014

Homeschool team places 3rd in Destination Imagination finals

by Kate Hoots
Pandemonium challenge involves historic figure A group of local homeschoolers put their theories to the test and came out winners at a recent Destination Imagination competition in Knoxville,…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Angie Hammond, an IT specialist at WLHS, is riding her bike from Seattle to Portland to raise money for Benny Hartley, the school's sparrow. The passenger on the back of Hammond's bike is a gift for Benny.
July 03, 2014

Biking for Benny

by Kate Hoots
Angie Hammond plans Seattle to Portland ride, raises $3,412 for WLHS "sparrow" Benny Hartley Angie Hammond says this isn’t her first “crazy” idea. In fact, the West Linn High School IT…
July 03, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Boston University Three West Linn residents were named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring 2014 semester. Jade R. Chang, Christopher D. Kingsborough and Richard A. Nakano…

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by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Assistant Professor Dawn Taylor shows off the equipment available for high school students to use in the laboratory when they enroll in the medical detectives course at Oregon Tech this summer.
Jun 26, 2014

Opportunities abound at Oregon Tech

by Kate Hoots
Ah, the lazy days of summer. Remember the joys of relaxing in the backyard hammock with a tall, cold glass of lemonade and a good book? Forget about all that. The opportunities available to…
Baumgardner
Jun 26, 2014

Break the silence, before violence

by Claire Baumgardner
At Jared Michael Padgett’s memorial service, his family and church leaders spoke of him as a friendly, eager 15-year-old, active in his Mormon faith and interested in joining the military. This…
by: REVIEW PHOTO: VEN UYETAKE - As president of Marylhurst University, Melody Rose says, the most important thing is to form relationships of trust and partnership and build from there.'
Jun 26, 2014

Marylhurst's new president is 'driven to get results'

by Jillian Daley
Colleagues say Melody Rose's long list of accomplishments makes her the right person to lead the university Melody Rose is looking forward to her role as the president of Marylhurst University,…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - From left, fifth-graders Joseph Kearney, Alexis Walker and Carmen Henry  Buckley pose with their six-word memoirs at Cedaroak Primary School. They worked with student teacher Tori Hamachek to use six words and a photo to capture a special Cedaroak memory before they head to middle school next fall.
Jun 19, 2014

Saying goodbye to Cedaroak

by Kate Hoots
Fifth-graders complete a special project, capturing grade-school memories in six words For students in West Linn, the 2013-14 school year is over. For students who are transitioning to a new…
Jun 19, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Attend Chinese summer camp The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is offering students the chance to learn about Chinese culture this summer through studying cooking, arts and crafts, games…
Anderson
Jun 19, 2014

There's no place like home

by Keeley Anderson
West Linn is a town based around community. We gather around our basketball team as they win a second state title. We support our classmates in every academic and extracurricular endeavor. Every…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Malena Kiker, top left, celebrates with her classmates as she officially graduates from kindergarten to first grade at Cedaroak Park Primary School.
Jun 19, 2014

Congrats to West Linn's newest grads

by Kate Hoots
Move over, class of 2014. There are some new graduates in town. With high school graduation celebrated June 3 and school ending June 13 for students in grades 1 through 11, kindergarteners in…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: CAITLIN TOMPKINS - Rosemont Ridge Middle School students present their plans to redevelop the arch bridge-Bolton area to the City Council. Front row: Jake Starr, Lisia Farley and Dashiell Lipsey. Second row: Lauryn Swinehart, Riley Badnin, Caroline Brandeberry, Kelsey Bjorklund, Lauren Knutson and Paige Rodriguez.
Jun 12, 2014

Bridging the gap between school and City Hall

by Caitlin Tompkins
Rosemont Ridge sixth-graders present redevelopment ideas to the City Council A riverfront boardwalk, an amphitheater and a museum dedicated to the history of West Linn are some of the ideas…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - From left, Samantha Johnson, Michelle Goldenberg, Elizabeth Anderson, Gunnar Maples and Isabella Raad offer care packages during finals week. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help the students, all members of the WLHS Japanese Cultural Exchange Club, pay for unexpected additional fees for their trip to Japan this summer.
Jun 12, 2014

Japanese club cares for WLHS students

by Kate Hoots
Finals week fundraiser designed to support trip to Japan this summer Their flight doesn’t leave until 5:25 a.m. July 4, but they have been planning — and saving — for months already. The six…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - CREST farm educator Holly Markham is back at the farm after completing a floral design apprenticeship in San Francisco.
Jun 12, 2014

From field to vase at CREST

by Kate Hoots
Farm educator Holly Markham will offer a flower growing, arranging apprenticeship this summer The word “farm” makes most people think of fields of fresh produce and animals grazing in bucolic…




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