Student Speak

Student Speak

Willamette Primary School “Are you going to keep your brain active during spring break, or...

Finding the right balance

Finding the right balance

Throughout their lifetime, trees learn many important life lessons due to the hardships they have...

WL-WV readers compete in OBOB regionals

WL-WV readers compete in OBOB regionals

Boones Ferry Primary School hosts annual competition March 14 The entire room was silent; the...

Middle-school musical goes 'green'

Middle-school musical goes 'green'

Annual production will be 'Shrek: The Musical,' with performances starting April 9; tickets on...


West Linn's Education

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March 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…
TIDINGS PHOTOS: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - The Debs compete at State.
March 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,…
March 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…
Canby High School
March 22, 2015

IN PHOTOS: State Dance - Show Division

by Brian Monihan
Canby High School takes top honors Photos by J. Brian Monihan Some consider the Show Division to be the premiere category of state dance. This year's high school dance teams didn't disappoint.…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Although only a small group actually drives the robot during matches, it takes a full team to keep Team 1425 competitive. From left, Tristan Briggler, Ryan Kelly, Andrew Kassab and Sami Edwards.
March 19, 2015

A strong start

by Kate Hoots
High school robotics team finishes second at first competition of 2015 season The West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s high school robotics team got its competition season off to a strong…
BISHOP
March 19, 2015

United in grief

by SWAG
Maybe it is the idea of promise cut short, of potential and possibilities erased. How else to explain the heart-wrenching headlines and community-wide pain when a teenager dies in a car crash?…
HOOTS
March 19, 2015

The most dangerous thing we do

by Beth Hoots
My driver’s ed instructor opened up one of our first classroom sessions in January by asking us students to name the most dangerous thing we do in our daily lives. There was some goofy…
March 12, 2015

Board roundup: Open enrollment set

by Kate Hoots
Also, updates on dark fiber and plans for new assessments The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board met for a regular meeting March 2, following a work session Feb. 17. During the work session, the…
Bree Harmon
March 12, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
TRILLIUM CREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL “Now that Daylight Savings Time has given us an extra hour in the day, what do you plan to do with that time?” “I would probably do art and paint. I like to paint…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Evan Shely, playing Caesar, is surrounded by graffiti art in the WLHS production of 'Caesar.' Based on the play 'Julius Caesar,' by William Shakespeare, the production continues Friday and Saturday wtih 7 p.m. shows in the high school's Black Box Theatre.
March 12, 2015

Graffiti creates Black Box 'gangland'

by Kate Hoots
High School graffiti artists recreate 1979 New York for current production, "Caesar" A love of graffiti drew Tegan Thwaites, a freshman and an artist, into the theater department at West Linn…

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WEITZ
Mar 12, 2015

The waiting is the hardest part

by Sivan Weitz
If I had a dollar for every time an adult asked me where I am planning on going to college, I could pay my entire college tuition bill in full. It is the ultimate conversation starter, the bane…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Amiette Baskerville, a senior at West Linn High School, discusses her research project with WL-WV Superintendent Bill Rhoades.
Mar 05, 2015

Student scientists show their work

by Kate Hoots
More than 200 students display work in 14th annual CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium The West Linn-Wilsonville School District held its fourteenth annual CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium…
Ty Schultz
Mar 05, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
SUNSET PRIMARY SCHOOL “If you could change one rule, what would it be?” “I would change the field in the playground so you can go on it when it’s raining. The playground people say you can’t. I…
CHA
Mar 05, 2015

Three West Linn students spell 'Success'

by Kate Hoots
Students will compete in regional spelling bee this Saturday West Linn will send three young logophiles — that means “word lovers” — to a spelling competition this Saturday. The 12th annual…
STATEN
Mar 05, 2015

They make us strong

by Madison Staten
A single candle flickers in the darkness. It doesn’t do much to illuminate the surrounding football field. It is so weak that the smallest gust of wind will extinguish the soft glow. Yet the…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Rory Cheevers, an eighth-grader at Rosemont Ridge Middle School, holds a shoe-based phone charger that utilizes the power of the wearers footsteps.
Feb 26, 2015

Science fair season kicks off with Wood event

by Kate Hoots
High school science symposium scheduled for this Friday at WHS With projects that have been in the works for months, the efforts of students throughout the West Linn-Wilsonville School District…
Caesar, played by Evan Shely, is flanked by Cassius, left, played by Hugh Sherman, and Brutus, right, played by Gabe Britt, onstage in WLHS's Black Box Theatre.
Feb 26, 2015

'Caesar' swaps ancient Rome for 1970s New York

by Kate Hoots
"Caesar," an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," opens next Friday at West Linn High School Take a step into the Black Box Theatre at West Linn High School, and you take a step back in…
OLIVERAS
Feb 26, 2015

Remember your roots

by Sarah Oliveras
Throughout their lifetime, trees have learned many important life lessons. It is time we learn from them. One of the many lessons that can be taken away from these wonderful creatures is to…
Malena Kiker
Feb 26, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
CEDAROAK PRIMARY SCHOOL “What makes someone a good friend?” “If you’re playing a game and they want to play, include them. Don’t disclude them.” — Malena Kiker, first grade “A friend is someone…
Feb 19, 2015

Tell the Tidings about an 'Amazing Kid' today

by (none)
Know a stand-out West Linn kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Tidings is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to high…




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