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Learn about dual language program

Parents can learn about the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s Spanish-English dual langague program at an informational meeting Jan. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Lowrie Primary School in Wilsonville. The school district offers the dual language program at two schools, Trillium Creek Primary School in West Linn as well as at Lowrie. Enrollment in the program is open each year in kindergarten to students from all West Linn-Wilsonville neighborhood schools. Childcare will be provided at the meeting.

Registration for the dual language program occurs at the student’s home school through the kindergarten registration paperwork. One of the forms includes a section where families can express interest in placing their child in the program. If there is more interest than space available, a lottery will be held Feb. 3.

For more information, contact contact the district’s assistant superintendent, Kathy Ludwig, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer to judge science fair

West Linn-Wilsonville’s Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technology is seeking volunteer judges for the CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium.

Judges are particularly needed for behavioral and social sciences this year, and people with degrees in psychiatry, psychology, counseling, sociology and social work are encouraged to participate. Judges with degrees in engineering and sciences are always needed.

More than 300 students have been developing and carrying out original research projects. The judging session for the ISEF-affiliated high school science fair will be Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you are interested in serving as a judge, contact Ellen Haugh at CREST, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-673-6348.

Attend freshman finals prep session

West Linn High School freshmen are invited to attend a special study session, Cocoa and Cram, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature a general tutorial covering test preparation as well as two separate study sessions that will help freshmen prepare for their final exams. The two sessions will be separated by a study break featuring hot cocoa and cookies.

National Honor Society members will be on hand to help freshmen in subject areas. Freshmen should come prepared to focus on the classes where they need the most help. No registration is required. Students should report to the media center.

Check immunization status

Are your students in compliance with all their shots? Feb. 19 is exclusion day, and students who are not in compliance with immunization requirements will not be allowed to return to school following that date. Parents already should have received notification from the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s health services department if their child’s records are not up to date. Contact WL-WV nursing staff at 503-673-7000 with questions.

Learn about apprenticeships at CCC

Clackamas Community College will host an open house Jan. 24 for students interested in learning about apprenticeship trades. The open house will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CCC’s Wilsonville Training Center, 29353 Town Center Loop E. The free event is open to current CCC students, veterans, teachers, parents and high school students.

At the open house, participants can learn about CCC programs that lead to careers in the trades, including electrical, plumbing, welding and more.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Angie Sandercock at 503-594-0944 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Apply for Lions scholarships

The West Linn Lions Service Club will award six scholarships to graduating West Linn High School seniors at the May 29 WLHS Evening of Excellence. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to major in health care, education, performing arts and career/technical studies in college.

A fifth scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded to a student with special needs who is planning to attend college. This scholarship signifies the Lions’ commitment to sight and hearing programs.

The sixth scholarship, worth $1,953, will be given to a student selected for his or her community service contributions. The Lions Club was chartered in 1953, and the amount of the scholarship accentuates the International Lions motto: “We serve.”

Scholarships awarded this year by the West Linn Lions Service Club will equal $6,953, making a total of $53,312 over the past nine years.

Applications must obtained from the WLHS college and career counselor. Applications must be returned to the counselor by April 1.

For more information, contact the high school or contact Ron Adams of the Lions Club at 503-636-8444.