Sunset and Trillium Creek primaries find their next principals and Western Oregon adds two new scholarship opportunities

Wilson hired as Sunset Primary principal

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District announced Friday, Aug. 4 that Michelle Wilson will take over as Sunset Primary's next principal. Wilson began with the school district as a teacher in 2004 and has served as an instructional coordinator at Sunset, Lowrie and Cedaroak Park primary schools since 2008. Wilson replaces Lisa Hawking, who announced she had accepted a position with Portland Public Schools July 28.

"Her love of all students and their learning is palpable," Human Resources Director Kathe Monroe wrote about Wilson in an email to parents. "Dedicated to adult and student learning, Michelle has lead professional development across the district. Sunset Primary School is fortunate to have her as its next principal."

Mangan takes over as Trillium Creek principal

It was announced Tuesday, Aug. 1 that James Mangan will be the next principal at Trillium Creek Primary. Magnan was most recently an elementary school principal in the Centennial School District.

"James is a seasoned, enthusiastic and dedicated school leader, committed to creating the best educational experiences for all students," said Assistant Superintendent of Primary Schools David Pryor in an email to parents.

Western Oregon adds two new scholarships

Western Oregon University has created two new 2017-18 scholarships directed toward students who meet the qualifications for the Oregon Promise program. The first, WOU Jump-Start, is a scholarship for full-time students enrolling for fall 2017 as freshmen who desire the four-year college experience but are considering community college because of financial constraints. There are two scholarship levels: $1,500 will be awarded for two years for students who received admittance into the Oregon Promise program, or $1,000 will be awarded for two years for students who qualify for the Oregon Promise program in every aspect except that their family income level is above the new limit used by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). The second new scholarship, WOU Jump-Start Plus, is designed for transfer students from Oregon community colleges enrolling in fall 2017, winter 2018 or spring 2018. Again, there are two award levels: a pro-rated scholarship of $1,500 for Oregon Promise students for the remainder of their initial two-year Oregon Promise eligibility, or a pro-rated scholarship of $1,000 for the remainder of their initial two-year Oregon Promise eligibility for students who qualify for the Oregon Promise program in every aspect except that their family income level is above the new limit used by HECC. The admissions application fee of $60 will be waived for new applicants who qualify for these new scholarship programs, starting Aug. 1. Applicants must provide proof (a letter or email from HECC) of Oregon Promise eligibility. For full details and requirements of the WOU Jump-Start scholarships, students can call WOU Financial Aid at 503-838-8475 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nonprofit seeking local host families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with West Linn High School, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application.

Meyers makes dean's list

West Linn's William Chase Meyers recently made Linfield College's dean's list for the 2017 spring semester. Students who qualify for the dean's list must achieve a grade-point average of 3.65 or better for the semester.

Steirer makes dean's list

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) has announced its 2017 spring dean's list, including West Linn resident Gabriel Steirer. The dean's list recognizes students enrolled in 12 or more graded credits who receive a term GPA of 3.60 or better.

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