Conquering fears with study abroad

Conquering fears with study abroad

This summer, I learned that an English flapjack is not a pancake and that “not all...

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 Over the past two years, the...

WLHS alumni picnic scheduled for Aug. 16

WLHS alumni picnic scheduled for Aug. 16

Graduates from 1964 and earlier invited to attend Hammerle Park event Hundreds of West Linn High...

Nudelman's new 'career'

Nudelman's new 'career'

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Wilsonville's Education

August 13, 2014

Amazing Kid nominees sought

by The Spokesman
Know a stand-out Wilsonville kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Spokesman is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to…
August 13, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Meet the new crew at Wood Middle School The PTSA is hosting an informal meet and greet at Inza R. Wood Middle School today, Aug. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Families are invited to drop by and meet Jim…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Debra Ross and her dog, Duke, have settled into their new home on Frog Pond Lane. Debra's book, 'Duke of Frog Pond,' is written from Duke's point of view and expresses the difficulty of moving and the joys of living in the Wilsonville area
August 06, 2014

At home on Frog Pond Lane

by Kate Hoots
Debra Ross and Duke, a 95-pound Rottweiler mix, settle in to their new home Debra Ross has six grandchildren: Netty is 8. Fiona and Wondi both are 7. Toby is 4. Benji is 3. Miles is just 2 and a…
August 06, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Register for Youth Music Project classes Fall registration is now underway for classes at Youth Music Project. Located at 2015 8th Avenue in West Linn, YMP offers group and private lessons to…
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 30, 2014

Sister power

by Kate Hoots
Local trio competes in pageant, advances to national competition Talk about the potential for sibling rivalry. When three sisters each decided to enter the Oregon National American Miss pageant,…
July 30, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Scholarship honors those who ‘beat the odds’ Students who have faced daunting obstacles and will graduate high school in June 2015 are eligible to apply for a special scholarship. The Best the…
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 30, 2014

District creates admin position ahead of Common Core

by Kate Hoots
Barb Soisson moves from Wood Middle School to district post, focuses on teacher development and student achievement The 2014-15 school year will bring changes to the West Linn-Wilsonville School…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Paige and David Bell are making a success of their homegrown business, School Supplies Delivered.
July 30, 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 30, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Binghamton University Wilsonville resident Julia G. Andrews was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Binghamton University’s Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. The…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Connor Tiffany helps out at a carwash July 15. A student-led group, Friends of Connor, was raising money for the Tiffany family's nonprofit organization, the Tiffany Autism Foundation.
July 23, 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…

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Wieland
Jul 23, 2014

WHS faces void in student leadership

by Anne-Marie Wieland
As the 2014-15 school year draws closer, for the first time Wilsonville High School will not have a student body president. What will the school be like without that significant leadership…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - While in Oregon, the Spanish exchange students took in a lot of sights and even made it to a Timbers game. Here, Aitor Guitierrez Gonzales (left) and Ross Pollen pose with Timber Joey at the game last Friday.
Jul 23, 2014

A tale of two teens

by Kate Hoots
n WHS freshman Ross Pollen participates in Spanish exchange program When Ibedrola Renewables went looking for American teenagers willing to participate in a two-way exchange program with Spain,…
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 16, 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…
Ludwig
Jul 16, 2014

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: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Juliet Tadema, 4, and her sister, Eliana, 2, explore the book shelves in the Lowrie Primary School library last week as part of the school's open library program during July.
Jul 16, 2014

Wilsonville kids enjoy reading opportunities

by Kate Hoots
Primary school open their libararies every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in July So you think school is closed for the summer? Think again. All this month, Wilsonville’s primary schools are…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ella Brodsky shows the contraption she made to help her egg hopefully survive a high drop at Camp Kensington last summer.
Jul 09, 2014

Calling all campers

by Kate Hoots
Camp Kensington offers children fun and learning, raises money for MAP and the education foundationtion After a successful foray into summer camp territory last year, Katie Topping is doing the…
by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Ben Grady makes a journal entry reflecting on what he learned that day.
Jul 09, 2014

Explore folk art traditions with Children's Art Institute

by Kate Hoots
Annual art experience for grades 1 through 12 returns for nine-day session starting July 21 An art tradition returns to Wilsonville and West Linn next week when the school-district sponsored…
Jul 09, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
North Shore Community College Wilsonville’s Michele Anderson graduated from North Shore Community College in May. The college is located in Danvers, Massachusetts. Oregon State University Oregon…
Jul 09, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Mark WHS dates on calendar Wilsonville High School will host student registration and fall athletic clearance from Aug. 12 to 15 according to the following schedule: New students, Aug. 12 from…
Stirling
Jul 09, 2014

Concussions and unknown angst

by Ravenna Stirling
My name is Ravenna, and I am a concussion victim. After getting knocked out pre-game, I have become an initiate into a group of students who are far more numerable than openly perceived,…




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