Ludwig brings diverse perspective to WL-WV

Ludwig brings diverse perspective to WL-WV

In February, when Bill Rhodes announced his intent to retire at the conclusion of the school...

Sun finally sets as Sunset Primary construction is underway

Sun finally sets as Sunset Primary construction is underway

After a tumultuous public process over the past few weeks the West Linn-Wilsonville School...

Local students capture movie stardom

Local students capture movie stardom

The first question that comes to mind after watching “Shades of Red,” the silent noir...

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SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - One-hundred percent of the money the WL-WV Education Foundation raises goes toward the hiring of new classroom teachers. The foundation hopes to raise enough funds to hire two new teachers by its June 30 deadline.
June 24, 2016

Count Me In campaign makes final push

by Andrew Kilstrom
While the school year has ended, the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation’s Count Me In campaign hasn’t. With their fiscal year ending June 30, there’s still time to donate, helping the…
Gracie Arnone
June 16, 2016

Seniors deal with more than senioritis

by Gracie Arnone
Many seniors are gearing up for what they’ve spent their entire academic lives preparing for: going to college. We are told over and over that college is one of the most enriching experiences of…
June 18, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn residents graduate from Linfield College A total of 637 candidates for degrees were presented at the Linfield College commencement exercises Sunday, May 29, including 10 West Linn…


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June 16, 2016

West Linn High School - Student All-stars - June 16, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Shannon Badnin, Beth Hoots and Jeffrey Van Horn of West Linn High School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student All-stars program…
June 14, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
Johnson graduates from Tulane Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates on May 14 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Matthew Johnson of West Linn graduated from the…
Beth Hoots
June 13, 2016

West Linn High School has a parking problem

by Andrew Kilstrom
It’s a fact of life that no one gets by without feeling a little sleep deprived sometimes. We all have our jobs and responsibilities, and in most cases they don’t orient themselves around our…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Kids finished the running portion of the Tonkin Challenge with the mascot dash, racing mascots of local schools and teams to the finish line.
June 10, 2016

Wilsonville takes on Tonkin Challenge

by Andrew Kilstrom
Runners from all over the Portland Metro area came together Sunday, June 5 to take part in the Tonkin Challenge, raising money for the school of their choice. One hundred percent of entry fees…
PHOTO BY NANCY STEELE, PICTURE THIS PHOTOGRAPHY - Seniors Aaron Woo, Beck Cheevers, Matthew Gefre, Kayla Gadd,  Michael Haffner, Kaylene Lim, Peter Goetze, Mallory Mills, Aidan Clark, Emily Ware, Ryan Johnson and Sarah McKay are this year's Character Award winners.
June 09, 2016

Character shines for select group of seniors

by Andrew Kilstrom
There’s been a time in everyone’s life when they’ve committed an act of kindness, only to go unacknowledged. It’s also true for many that some semblance of praise and validation is expected or…
June 09, 2016

WL-WV welcomes next superintendent amidst busy meeting

by Andrew Kilstrom
It was a meaningful night for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District as Monday’s regular board meeting was the last with Bill Rhoades as the district’s superintendent. June 6 also marked the…
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June 09, 2016

Athey Creek Middle School - Student All-stars - June 9, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Caleb Rusk, Reid Murtagh and Logal Pruzek of Athey Creek Middle School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student All-stars program…

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Jun 06, 2016

Three Rivers Charter School - Student All-stars - June 2, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Katie Laidlaw, Eric Xia and Katie Russell of Three Rivers Charter School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student All-stars program…
Maxi Muessig
Jun 03, 2016

Was the U.S. ever really great?

by Maxi Muessig
There was one person, who jokingly asked if I was related to any Nazis. It’s a question I get more often than you’d think, and I still don’t know how I’m supposed to respond. There isn’t really…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Arts and Technology seniors await their graduation June 8. Pictured is this year's senior class. Top row from left to right: Chase Woodruff, Zoe Sherman, Matt Knight, Connor Tallon, Deontay Holding, Dylan Walker, Tony Lazareno and Jacob Riggen. Middle row from left to right: Tiffany Popelka, Jake Attanasio, Enrique Dominguez, Joey Peigneux, Isaiah Gutierrez, Julio Zepeda, Mike Rudzek, James Tellez, Sam Cassidy and Jesus Loaiza. Bottom row from left to right: Jacob Humphrey, Camryn Remington, Misty Hogan, Bethany Alfrey, Kimberly Waldman, Alexiss De La Rosa and Caitlin Childress. Not pictured: Jude Casey, Kanen Hays, Gabe Lee, Jared Marcum-Parker and Austin Warren.
Jun 02, 2016

Art Tech High School to graduate 30

by Andrew Kilstrom
Jun 02, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
Holly Graybow to hold retirement party Trillium Creek teacher Holly Graybow is retiring after 37 years working in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. All former students and their…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of Troop 45652 taught West Linn Daisies about the White Oak Savanna as part of their project Saturday, May 21.
May 31, 2016

Girl Scouts do their part for White Oak Savanna

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn Girl Scout Troop 45652 has been hard at work this year in more ways than one, with the ambition of helping the continued growth and protection of one of West Linn’s greatest natural…
Arcott
May 26, 2016

Turning school into a game has its pros and cons

by Andrew Kilstrom
Editor’s note: Student Writers Advisory Group (SWAG) is made up of high school students from Wilsonville, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and Riverdale High Schools. They meet once a month to…
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May 24, 2016

Rosemont Ridge Middle School - Student All-stars - May 26, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Ashley Alexander, Lucas O'Doud-Vega and Devontia Bogle from Rosemont Ridge Middle School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student…
Gracie Arnone
May 23, 2016

What meat should we eat?

by Andrew Kilstrom
In recent years, there has been a huge push toward eating organic foods, particularly meat. But why? How does paying the additional amount benefit us? Organic meat may be expensive but it’s a…
May 20, 2016

Budget committee votes on 2016-17 budget

by Andrew Kilstrom
It took some time and a heated discussion, but the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s budget committee eventually approved a proposed budget for recommendation to the school board at its…
(Image is Clickable Link) WEST LINN TIDINGS - May 19, 2016
May 20, 2016

West Linn High School - Student All-stars - May 19, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Skylar Gray, Kate Hudson and Samad Tanveer of West Linn High School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student All-stars program is a…