Print out WLHS schedules

Citing “unforseen conflicts” as well as the challenges of scheduling more than 1,600 students, West Linn High School Principal Lou Bailey announced last-minute changes to the way students receive their schedules for the fall.

The pickup sessions scheduled for Aug. 21 and 22 were canceled Aug. 19, and students were advised to plan to print out their schedules at home, using the online PASS system on the school website. Students should bring their schedules to school on their first day of classes.

WLHS casting for musical

West Linn High School’s theater arts program will hold auditions Sept. 9 and 10 at 3:30 p.m. for its November production of Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale musical, “Into the Woods.” All students attending WLHS in the 2013-14 school year are encouraged to attend the auditions. No prior experience is necessary.

Guidelines and audition materials are available online at Students should prepare one of the musical selections provided on the website for their Sept. 9 audition.

The musical will be directed by WLHS Technical Coordinator Jon Ares and will open Nov. 7. Visit the WLHS Theatre Arts Program on the Web for more information.

CCC schedules orientation

Students who are entering Clackamas Community College for the first time this fall are invited to the annual New Student Experience orientation Sept. 20 at the Oregon City campus. NSE will begin at 8 a.m. in the Randall Gym and continue until 4 p.m. A pizza lunch is included for participating students.

NSE is a one-day class designed to help students get acquainted with campus, connect with faculty and current students, learn about academic programs and extracurricular activities and become familiar with the resources they will need to succeed. Students who participate in NSE can earn one free, transferable credit. Register online for CRN No. 243042 through myClackamas at

For more information, contact the admissions office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-594-3284.

Sign up for music classes at YMP

Youth Music Project has opened registration for the fall term, offering families the chance to harness the power of music and get their students jamming on guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, vocals and rock band lessons. Classes will begin Oct. 7, with no classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Interested families can learn more at YMP’s open house, scheduled for Sept. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. Students can meet YMP staff, register for classes and rent an instrument. YMP is located at 2015 Eighth Ave. in West Linn. Contact Cynthia O’Brien for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-616-5967.

Host families needed

Forte International Exchange Association, a nonprofit organization, is seeking host families for international exchange students, ages 15 to 18, who wish to learn English and experience culture in the United States.

Host families are needed for a semester, about five months, or the full school year of about 10 months. FIEA works with students in about 20 countries in Europe, Asia and South America.

FIEA exchange students speak English but seek opportunities to practice and improve. Students go through a personal interview, pass an English test and receive good grades in their home countries. They arrive in the U.S. with medical insurance and their own spending money. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 703-237-1688 for more information or go online at

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