How was your day?

How was your day?

A child comes home from the first day of kindergarten, and a mother asks, “How was your...

Student Speak

Student Speak

Cedaroak Park Primary School "What is the most beautiful thing you've ever seen?" "When I went to...

Lions celebrate Homecoming

Lions celebrate Homecoming

The weather was wet, and Tigard prevailed on the field. But the West Linn High School student...

Ready for treats - no tricks

Ready for treats - no tricks

The PTA at Trillum Creek Primary School continued a “green” tradition Oct. 17 with its...

Enjoy Noodles and Notes at WLHS

Enjoy Noodles and Notes at WLHS

Annual band, choir, orchestra fundraiser, set for Oct. 30, will feature spaghetti and...

'Idol' returns to Athey stage

'Idol' returns to Athey stage

11th annual choir, drama fundraiser set for Oct. 24 at Athey Creek Middle School Talented...

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West Linn's Education

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Caroline Glausi is one of 21 students named to Oregon's 2015 All-State band and choir. She and hundreds of other band and choir students will be performing Oct. 30 at the high school's annual Noodles and Notes fundraiser.
October 23, 2014

WLHS to send 21 to all-state music festival

by Kate Hoots
Choir, band to perform in Eugene concert Twenty-one students from West Linn High School have been selected to participate in Oregon’s All-State bands and choir. The programs are sponsored each…
October 23, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Mark early release dates on calendar The West Linn-Wilsonville schedules eight professional growth dates for teachers throughout the district, setting aside two-hour blocks of time on Wednesdays…
October 16, 2014

Education Brief

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn High School dance team is now selling poinsettias to raise money for competitions and costumes. Plants are available in red, white and pink and cost $16 for medium size or $24 for…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lisia Farley, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Rosemont Ridge Middle School, received the Civic Education Award from the League of Oregon Cities last month.
October 16, 2014

Rosemont teacher receives civic engagement award

by Kate Hoots
Lisia Farley, a sixth-grade social studies teacher, honored for her work around government education A West Linn middle school teacher was honored by the League of Oregon Cities for her work…
Staten
October 16, 2014

These teens buck stereotypes

by Madison Staten
Super Bowl-winning coach and sports analyst Jimmy Johnson once said, “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” Johnson suggests that to be successful a person…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The sand paintings of West Linn High School art teacher Diane Gauthier will be on display through Nov. 1 as part of the ninth annual Beyond the Demos exhibition.
October 16, 2014

West Linn High School art on display

by Kate Hoots
Ninth annual Beyond the Demos show runs in Wilsonville through Nov. 1 A Wilsonville art tradition, Beyond the Demos, is happening right now in two locations in the city. The gallery spaces at…
October 09, 2014

School board roundup: enrollment numbers, financial outlook

by Kate Hoots
District adds new online Common Core resources for parents The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held its monthly board meeting Oct. 6. Here are highlights from the session. Enrollment figures…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - From left, Andrew Worth, Sara Stewart, Malia Case and Erin Lauthner play the youngest Von Trapp children in the WHS production of 'The Sound of Music.'
October 09, 2014

West Linn student joins cast of Wilsonville High musical

by Kate Hoots
WHS production of 'Sound of Music,' opening Nov. 5, Four youngsters may risk running afoul of the law when Wilsonville High School drama department launches its production of “The Sound of…
October 09, 2014

School notes

by Kate Hoots
Support wrestling fundraiser West LInn High School’s wrestling team will be selling Krispy Kreme Donuts every Saturday in October. You will find the tasty treats at the corner of 8th and 10th…
Henry Curdy, first grade
October 09, 2014

Students speak

by Kate Hoots
Stafford Primary School "Who is your hero?" "My dad, because he makes dinner for me and helps me stay alive. He gives me water when I can't reach it." — Henry Curdy, first grade "My mom. She…

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Oliveras
Oct 09, 2014

Finding peace in permanence

by Sarah Oliveras
For my junior year in high school, I decided to enroll in an honors humanities class as my social studies requirement. In this class, we are studying various philosophical ideas. For our first…
Oct 09, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Boston University Two West Linn residents graduated from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, in the spring of 2014. Receiving degrees were Ankur K. Shah, doctor of philosophy in…
Oct 02, 2014

A charter school on the move

by Kate Hoots
Three Rivers announces plans to build a school, starting next summer, on Ek Road West Linn-Wilsonville’s charter school, Three Rivers, is on the move with recently announced plans to build a…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Sixth-grader Auburn Toddworks on her Frisbee form.
Oct 02, 2014

Athey Creek experiences Ultimate Frisbee

by Kate Hoots
Forget about soccer and football. The kids at Athey Creek Middle School just may be more interested in Ultimate Frisbee. On Sept. 26, students in wellness classes at the middle school were…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - West Linn High School will be these scene of a candidate forum next Tuesday, when the school's Lobby Club hosts candidates for the Oregon House District 37 and the West Linn City Council. The public is invited to attend the free event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, located at 5464 West A Street.
Oct 02, 2014

WLHS Lobby Club invites the public to meet the candidates

by Kate Hoots
WLHS Lobby Club invites the public to meet the candidates for House District 37 and West Linn City Council They’re too young to vote. But Todd Jones’ students at West Linn High School are not…
Hoots
Oct 02, 2014

Of women and STEM

by Beth Hoots
On Oct. 11, the gym at Catlin Gabel in Portland will be crowded with teen strategists, programmers, marketers and mechanics. There, they will compete using robots they designed for last year’s…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - About 100 students worked together at the White Oak Savanna. The students, from West Linn High School and Marylhurst University's Pacific International Academy, removed thistle plants from the park.
Oct 02, 2014

Serving the savanna

by Kate Hoots
100 students from WLHS and Japan gather to help eradicate invasive thistle plants at WL park About 50 seniors in West Linn High School’s AP environment class joined classmates from the school’s…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Teen services librarian Elaine Spence is ready to  help middle-schoolers - and their parents - find and take advantage of the many resources the West Linn Public Library has available for them.
Oct 02, 2014

West Linn library welcomes preteens to Friday event

by Kate Hoots
Explore resources for middle-schoolers and parents and attend events aimed at young teens Many a West Linn student got his or her start as a reader at the West Linn Public Library’s preschool…
Sep 25, 2014

Education briefs

by Kate Hoots
Sign up for beginning strings, intermediate orchestra The West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s strings program begins at the primary school level. To make the strings program accessible to as…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Four West Linn High School seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists this month. They are eligible to compete for millions of dollars in scholarships. From left, Henry Li, Claire Baumgardner, Michael Paschal and Daniel Tang.
Sep 25, 2014

Four from WLHS named National Merit semifinalists

by Kate Hoots
Local teens to compete for share in $33 million total scholarships Approximately 16,000 high school students were honored as National Merit semifinalists this month, including four seniors from…



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