Starting strong to finish strong

Starting strong to finish strong

As the school year neared its beginning, students everywhere began to feel its effect....

WL-WV education foundation receives unexpected boost

WL-WV education foundation receives unexpected boost

Out-of-area donors give appreciated stock worth $10,000, challenges residents to match it The...

'Excitement, enthusiasm and hope'

'Excitement, enthusiasm and hope'

Wilsonville schools are back in session Wilsonville schools were buzzing Sept. 2 as students in...

Adventure, Girl Scout style

Adventure, Girl Scout style

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Wilsonville's Education

September 10, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Attend your back-to-school night Each school in Wilsonville has scheduled an evening event for parents to come to the school, meet their students’ teachers and learn about what students will be…
September 10, 2014

Local students' scores far exceed state average

by Jillian Daley
Students in West Linn-Wilsonville exceled in the ACT Are West Linn-Wilsonville high schoolers ready for college? If ACT scores released this week are any indication, they sure are. Each local…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - houghts of school resuming took a back seat to the array of frozen treats available at Boeckman Creek Primary School last Thursday.
September 03, 2014

A sweet start

by Kate Hoots
With the start of school just days away, Wilsonville’s primary schools took an early opportunity to welcome students back Aug. 28. If the chance to meet teachers and reconnect with friends from…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Five teachers at Boones Ferry Primary School this year are new to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. They bring different levels of experience teaching and come from varied backgrounds. All of them agree that Boones Ferry is a good place to be. From left: Whitney Sweet, Nicole Henderson, Amy Sebastian, Sue Bynum and Cris Davis stand outside the school theyre happy to call home.
September 03, 2014

Welcome to the Boones crew

by Kate Hoots
Boones Ferry welcomes five new teachers to the district and the BFPS family The ranks of West Linn-Wilsonville School District teachers continues to grow as the community heads into the 2014-15…
September 03, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Education Foundation elects 2014-15 officers After delivering a $130,000 donation to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District — money that the district used directly to hire more teachers — the…
Pounds
September 03, 2014

Summer jobs become too much during school year

by Kaitamaria Pounds
As summer was ending, you could find people making last minute plans to squeeze out the most from the last bit of the season. Students were stocking up on supplies and leaving their summer jobs…
August 27, 2014

2015 Wilsonville High School graduation celebration seeks support

by The Spokesman
A group at Wilsonville High School is looking for donations and business support for Grad Night 2015, a parent-sponsored, school-supported all-night party for 2015 graduates. The goal of the…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Incoming Inza R. Wood Middle School sixth grader Angelique Martinez (top), her mother Angel (left), and eight-year-old sister Evelyn (front) visited the school Aug. 19 to help Angelique register for classes, receive a locker assignment and meet new staff members.
August 27, 2014

Registration day

by Josh Kulla
Students and their parents made the trip to Wood Middle School Aug. 19 for school registration. That day students like incoming sixth grader Angelique Martinez (top), accompanied by her mother…
August 27, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Add WHS dates to family calendar The Wilsonville High School calendar is updated frequently and can be found on the front page of the school’s website at wvhs.wlwv.k12.or.us. The following are…
August 27, 2014

New teachers hired at Wilsonville schools for school year

by Kate Hoots
Students and their parents will be seeing some new faces at every Wilsonville school when classes resume next week. The school district’s 2014-15 budget allowed the district to maintain the 29…

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED BY HEATHER C. DAHL - 'The Cynja' is the first in a series of graphic novels co-written by WLHS graduate Heather C. Dahl. The book is illustrated by Shirow Di Rosso.
Sep 03, 2014

WLHS graduate introduces the newest cyber security professional,…

by Caitlin Tompkins
A new comic book is teaching young computer users how to be safe on the Internet. A virtual world where “cyber outlaws” are corrupting computer networks is teaching young readers about Internet…
Aug 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…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carol Latourette, left, is one of the volunteers who make the annual alumni picnic happen. Dottie Larsen, right, is the event's co-chairwoman.
Aug 13, 2014

WLHS alumni picnic scheduled for Aug. 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…
Soqui
Aug 13, 2014

Conquering fears with study abroad

by Ravenna Soqui
This summer, I learned that an English flapjack is not a pancake and that “not all Colombians are part of the cartel.” Over the past month, I experienced the best weeks of my life studying at…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cat Nelson, pictured on the far right, became interested in China and the Chinese language after taking both a language and a culture class as an eighth-grader at Wood Middle School last year. Over the summer, she visited China on via student program offered thought PSU's Confucius Institute, and she plans to continue studying Chinese at Wilsonville High School this school year.
Aug 13, 2014

WL-WV's Chinese language program is growing

by Kate Hoots
Curriculum expands to Wilsonville High School; host families needed Over the past two years, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District has been reaping the rewards of a carefully nurtured…
Aug 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: SPOKEMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gene Nudelman, a volunteer at Lowrie Primary School, spent time sharing his musical gifts with children during the schools open library hours in July.
Aug 06, 2014

Nudelman's new 'career'

by Kate Hoots
Community volunteer Gene Nudelman finds a fit at Lowrie Primary School Gene Nudelman has thrived in at least three careers in his 76 years. He also has enjoyed three retirements, each of them…
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
Aug 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…
Aug 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.
Jul 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,…



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