Sign up for ‘Improv’ at Rosemont Ridge Drama Club

Drama Club will be exploring improvisational acting this spring.

Improv is the art of acting without a script or any preparation, usually resulting in comedic scenes.

Participants will be learning a series of improv games throughout the session, which will culminate in a Comedy Sports competition in front of an audience.

If you like to make people laugh, act silly, and have fun, this is the place for you. It will take place on Tuesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. It started April 2 and ends May 21.

The class fee is $35, and scholarships are available.

Drama Club will be held at Rosemont Ridge in Ms. Coreson’s classroom before school.

Donate to Willamette Primary Food Drive

Through April 12, Willamette Primary will be collecting nutritious canned food to be donated to the Oregon Food Bank.

The goal is to bring in at least 3,000 cans of food.

A percentage of the food collected will be donated to the local food pantry in West Linn.

As a way to increase the spirit of the drive, school organizers have decided to have students collect in honor of their favorite Oregon team.

So. are you a Duck or a Beaver?

The winning team earns the right to dress Can Man in their school’s apparel for the rest of the year.

The most needed foods are:

  • Canned meat (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • Canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
  • Peanut butter and other nut butters
  • Canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
  • Pasta, rice, cereal
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
  • Cooking oil
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Consider donating healthy, low-fat and low-sugar products.
  • Check the expiration dates on the food being donated to ensure its quality.

    Apply for Drake Edwards portrait sholarship

    Nancy Steele of Picture This Photography is offering a portrait scholarship worth more than $750 in memory of Drake Edwards, WLHS Class of 2011.

    This scholarship is open to WLHS Juniors, Class of 2014.

    The link to the scholarship application is

    The scholarship deadline is: June 1.

    Lewis & Clark offers new master’s degree in environmental law

    Lewis & Clark Law School has launched a new degree targeted at those who are passionate about the environment — a master of studies in environmental and natural resources law. This is the first program of its kind at an Oregon law school and one of only a few similar programs in the nation.

    The new master’s degree was created for those interested in learning about environmental law, but not interested in practicing law or obtaining a law degree. Potential students include federal agency employees, teachers, elected officials, journalists, and people pursuing careers in lobbying or nonprofit organizations, as well as those in business who want a better understanding of environmental regulations.

    The first class of students will enter in fall 2013. The degree can be completed in two semesters, but students will have up to three years to complete coursework. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Apply for CCC scholarships

    For seniors considering enrolling in Clackamas Community College this fall, the time to apply for scholarships is now. During open enrollment time, students can now apply online. The CCC Foundation is offering more than 275 scholarships to students for the 2013-14 school year, amounting to approximately $500,000. The scholarships are available for students taking six or more credits, with a minimum 2.0 grade point average. There are scholarships that are program specific, based on academic merit, or need based. Open enrollment began Jan. 1 and the deadline is April 30. Students may apply online at If a senior is applying to the specific CCC scholarship for WLHS students listed on Naviance, those applications need to be turned into Sandie Yamauchi, WLHS College & Career Center. Their application will also be considered for any other CCC scholarships, in addition to the WLHS specific scholarships.

    MAP scholarships available for graduating seniors

    Every year MAP awards $1,500 in MAP scholarships to seniors involved in the arts at West Linn High School. The organizations also offers the Morris family $1,000 band and $1,000 theatre scholarships to two WLHS students. Download MAP scholarship applications from under the “What We Do” tab. April 12 is the deadline for applications.

    Kindergarten registration open

    Do you have a neighbor with a child who will be in kindergarten next year? If so, let them know that kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year has begun.

    Pick up registration forms in school offices. Completed forms can be turned into the home school. An all-day kindergarten class will be provided at every primary school next year.

    Admission to all-day classes depends on space availability. This continues to be a tuition-based class; monthly payments are $390. A deposit of $125 is required at the time of registration and applied to the first month’s payment.

    For more information about kindergarten, contact your school office.

    Take West Linn-Wilsonville home technology survey

    The school district is attempting to gain an understanding of what technology students have access to at home and at school.

    The survey can be found at

    A link to the survey can also be found on the district website at

    Look for “Home Technology Survey” down the left side. If you have multiple children in the schools, complete the survey separately for each child.

    Middle school musical opens today

    This year’s middle school musical, “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat,” opens today at West Linn High School.

    Show dates and times are April 11 (J cast), April 12 (N cast), April 13 (J cast), April 15 (J cast) and April 17 (N cast); all shows are at 7 p.m. There will also be a 1:30 p.m. matinee April 12 (N cast).

    Tickets are $8.50 each and are currently available online at as well as at the door beginning one hour prior to each show. You can also purchase tickets by picking up and turning in an order form to your middle school office.

    Check the WLWV School District website ( for the latest information on the middle school musical.

    Rose City Astronomers schedule monthly viewings

    The Rose City Astronomers will offer monthly public sky viewings at the Haggart Observatory on the campus of Clackamas Community College. The viewings begin around sunset and continue until about 11 p.m., weather permitting.

    The Haggart Observatory, located at the Environmental Learning Center at CCC, offers views of the night skies through 24-inch and 13-inch Newtonian reflector telescopes. Viewings are free during the astronomy club’s public nights.

    The public night viewing schedule for 2013 is as follows: May 18, June 22, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 14. Oct. 26, Nov. 30 and Dec. 28.

    Space in the observatory is limited and viewers may at times have to wait to look through the telescope. If the weather is uncertain during the day of the event, call 503-594-6044 after 3 p.m. for a recorded message announcing if the viewing will be held or canceled.

    Soccer club offers scholarship

    The Willamette United Soccer Club announced a new $1,000 college scholarship for 2013 high school graduates. The club strives to help all members become strong soccer players and exceptional people and is offering this scholarship as part of its leadership program.

    Applicants must meet these minimum requirements:

    They must have played at least five years of soccer at Willamette United and must not have played for any other club for a longer period of time than they played at Willamette United. Classic and recreational players are eligible.

    Three finalists will be chosen from all of the applicants and those three finalists will be interviewed by a scholarship committee. The committee will be comprised of Willamette United Board members, a school representative, a community member and a Willamette United coach. The winner will be chosen based on soccer career, academic excellence and community service.

    Graduating seniors may find the scholarship application form online at or on their schools’ websites. All applications must be returned to Willamette United Soccer Club by April 22.

    Host an exchange student

    World Heritage Student Exchange program, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Spain, Germany, Thailand, Norway, China, Russia, France, former Soviet Union countries, Denmark, Italy and Sweden.

    Host families are asked to include the student as a member of their family. Couples, single parents and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to host. You can choose a student for a semester or for the school year.

    Each World Heritage student is fully insured, brings his/her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to his/her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

    For more information, call 1-800-888-9040, visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Host families needed

    Cultural Homestay International, a nonprofit educational exchange organization, seeks American families to host high school international exchange students for the 2013-2014 school year. These students come from Europe, Asia and South America.

    The students have full medical insurance and pay for their own school and personal expenses. Host families provide free room and board and a nurturing and safe home for the foreign students.

    For more information, call Kathie Simmons at 503-737-4131 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Sign up for Flash Alert system

    Flash Alert is a system that the West Linn-Wilsonville School District uses to notify parents about inclement weather conditions that impact whether schools will be open. Parents can subscribe to the Flash Alert system to receive emails and/or text messages when such circumstances arise.

    To do so, visit the district website ( and click the link at the top of the left column labeled “Inclement Weather Closure Status.”

    This page shows the status of schools for the current date and also allows a subscription to text/email alerts or to renew existing subscriptions.

    Hunter education classes forming

    Students interested in getting certified in hunter education by this fall’s hunting season should sign up for a class now. Classes are limited and most are scheduled from spring through late summer.

    It’s easy to see what classes are available. Go to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s licensing sales website and click the “View all Classes/Workshops” link; then look at the “Hunter Ed Class” or “Hunter Ed Field Day” tabs.

    Students may choose to take the hunter education course entirely in a classroom setting or by independent study (online or by workbook). Before getting certified, these independent study students must pass a required “Hunter Ed Field Day” that includes live fire exercises.

    To register, students will need to purchase a $10 hunter education class application fee.

    Hunter education is mandatory for all hunters under the age of 18 and recommended for any new hunter. The course covers topics like firearms safety, hunter ethics, wildlife identification, hunt preparation and techniques and outdoor survival. The program certifies about 6,000 new hunters each year.

    Classes are taught by ODFW’s network of volunteer hunter education instructors. With most hunting seasons over, these volunteers are back to teaching classes, rather than out in the field.

    For more information on hunter education classes visit or call 503-947-6028.

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