Be content with natural beauty

Be content with natural beauty

If I had the opportunity to give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to stop...

WHS's BJ Cerny receives lifetime award

WHS's BJ Cerny receives lifetime award

WHS's BJ Cerny receives lifetime award What comes next after you win a lifetime achievement award...

A gala event for the arts

A gala event for the arts

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District held its annual districtwide art show April 17, and the...

Friendship, service and Eagle Awards

Friendship, service and Eagle Awards

Three lifelong friends celebrate earning their Boy Scout Eagle Awards Their former Cub Scout...


West Linn's Education

WLHS Lions
April 23, 2015

WLHS winners

by Kate Hoots
In between homework, activities and athletic events, many of the students at West Linn High School find time to excel in academic and artistic endeavors. Here are a few areas where WLHS students…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Spring means many things to different people. For some the season can be summed up by its blooms; for others, its rainclouds and changeable moods. This week, the young writers in the Spokesman's Student Writers Advisory Group share their perspective on spring.
April 16, 2015

Rites of spring

by Jillian Daley
SWAG shares tales of what they're experiencing in the semi-sunny season Many adults associate spring with chirping birds and cherry blossom petals fluttering in a gentle wind. Many teens, on the…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - The culinary arts students eat a family style lunch each day at school.
April 16, 2015

Prep, cook, eat

by Kate Hoots
Students at Arts and Technology High School learn culinary skills in pilot class The culinary arts class at Arts and Technology High School is doing a lot to boost the reputation of school…
April 16, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Attend Rosemont Idol Rosemont Ridge Middle School will hold its annual singing extravaganza this Friday at West Linn High School. Students from the school will compete for the title Rosemont…
HOOTS
April 16, 2015

Out of the whirlwind

by Beth Hoots
High school can feel like a whirlwind sometimes. There are so many opportunities and activities happening everywhere I look, and it’s all so exciting. On top of the wide range of challenging…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The  members of FIRST Team 1425 - Error Code Xero - has qualified for an international competition, to be held in St. Louis, Mo., later this month. The team qualified after competing at the Pacific Northwest Regional competition in Cheney, Wash., last weekend.
April 09, 2015

Robotics team advances to world competition

by Kate Hoots
West Linn-Wilsonville's high school robotics team to compete at international event April Wilsonville’s high school robotics team began the Pacific Northwest championship event last weekend with…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Kaiden Randall holds up a plastic eye and explains how he will learn to see things in a different way when he is in high school.
April 09, 2015

Halfway there

by Kate Hoots
Parents might not be ready to admit it, but by the time students are in seventh grade, they are halfway through their middle-school careers. In other words, they are halfway to high school. The…
WEITZ
April 09, 2015

The hardest job for high-schoolers? Finding one

by Sivan Weitz
There’s nothing more frustrating than being age 15. Fifteen-year-olds are either low-on-the-totem-pole freshman or budding sophomores. At 15, you can’t legally drive alone yet, you’re not an…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - West Linn High School's two mock trial teams compete at the state championship March 13 and 14 in Portland.
April 09, 2015

Mock trial teams end season in Portland

by Kate Hoots
Yellow team finished in second place at state competition last month West Linn High School’s mock trial teams competed March 13 and 14 at the state mock trial competition in Portland. The…
BOHARD
April 02, 2015

A volunteer 'graduates'

by Kate Hoots
After 12 years, volunteer Jerri Bohard departs WL-WV's Long-Range Planning Commitee following her son's 2014 WHS graduation It took a dozen years, but Jerri Bohard realized a long-held goal last…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sixth-grade teammates earned first place at a recent Destination Imagination competition held at Wilsonville High School.
Apr 02, 2015

Athey teams are tops in Destination Imagination

by Kate Hoots
3 local teams win first place in March 7 competition, earn invitation to state finals Three teams from Athey Creek Middle School each took first place at the Destination Imagination Metro…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Local photographer Adam Bacher is the first professional artist to be featured in a new art display area at Athey Creek Middle School. Bacher is exhibiting photographs from his monthlong visit to Rwanda.
Apr 02, 2015

Athey Creek Middle School debuts new art space

by Kate Hoots
Athey Creek Middle School debuted a new gallery space last month, with a hosted reception for photographer Adam Bacher. Displayed above the school’s open library space, Bacher’s photographs were…
STATEN
Apr 02, 2015

You are America

by Madison Staten
“Wouldn’t it be a shame for your great ideas, ambitions — your dreams — to be discarded in the name of fairness?” My hands are shaking as I say this, my voice hollow. I take a pause that’s about…
PAMPLIN  MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Two talented casts traditionally present the annual middle-school musical. This year, the M cast features Matthew Snyder as Donkey, Angela Tinio as Fiona and Cameron Massey as Shrek.
Mar 26, 2015

Middle-school musical goes 'green'

by Kate Hoots
Annual production will be 'Shrek: The Musical,' with performances starting April 9; tickets on sale now It takes something special to draw together more than 100 students from three middle…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CARLY CARPENTER PHOTOGRAPHY  - Team members Macy Moore, Elia Bartlett, Alexis Gessler and Ella Nielson are intent during their battle at the regional Oregon Battle of the Books - or OBOB - competition held at Boones Ferry Primary School.
Mar 26, 2015

WL-WV readers compete in OBOB regionals

by Kelly Bartlett
Boones Ferry Primary School hosts annual competition March 14 The entire room was silent; the tension was uncharacteristic in a room filled with students and their families. The Dragonfly…
SUBMITTED PHOTO
Mar 26, 2015

Deb makes All-State Dance Team

by The Tidings
West Linn High School's Cassie Whiteley-Ross, who is a member of the West Linn Debutantes, was named to the 2015 6A All-State Dance Team by the Dance and Drill Coaches Association of Oregon. She…
Charlie Aguilar
Mar 26, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
Willamette Primary School “Are you going to keep your brain active during spring break, or do you think your brain deserves a vacation too?” “I’m going to have fun. I’m going to a different…
OLIVERAS
Mar 26, 2015

Finding the right balance

by Sarah Oliveras
Throughout their lifetime, trees learn many important life lessons due to the hardships they have experienced. It is time we learn from them. One of the many lessons that can be taken away from…
TIDINGS PHOTOS: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - The Debs compete at State.
Mar 26, 2015

Congrats, Debs

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn High School Debutantes wrapped up their season last weekend competing at the 2015 Oregon State Dance and Drill Championships. Even though the Debs advanced out of the first round,…
Mar 26, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
West Linn High School celebrates Poetry Out Loud Students at West Linn High School again participated in an national recitation contest, the annual Poetry Out Loud competition. On Feb. 20, about…




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