Schools seek new ways to fund school nurses

Schools seek new ways to fund school nurses

Nurses working at ratios 3-5 times what the state recommends Here’s a riddle for you. When...

Everyone's favorite standard admission test

Everyone's favorite standard admission test

Some say the world will end not with a bang, but with a whimper. I say the world will end with a...

West Linn welcomes new Eagle Scouts

West Linn welcomes new Eagle Scouts

10 young men join ranks of scouts who have achieved top honors Ten Boy Scouts from West Linn...

Congratulations, Class of 2027

Congratulations, Class of 2027

While the celebrations were wrapping up for West Linn High School’s class of 2015, the party...

The need for purpose

The need for purpose

Recently, I had the opportunity to see history in action. When Minnijean Brown Trickey, a member...


West Linn's Education

July 23, 2015

West Linn education briefs

by Jake Bartman
Boston University Dean’s List Three Boston University students from West Linn were named to the Dean’s List for their grades in the spring of 2015: Brandon S. Chang, Christopher D. Kingsborough…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - From left, Kevin Gonzalez, Heidi Blair, Venecia Gonzalez and Ibrahim Abouelseoud examine some crawdads at CREST's summer science camp.
July 23, 2015

CREST leaders include more ELL students in summer camp

by Jake Bartman
Scholarships and a Spanish-speaking employee help to bring the science program to underserved communities It is a rare occurrence to come upon a totally silent group of third- through…
July 23, 2015

West Linn-Wilsonville classified workers vote to stay with union

by Jake Bartman
But the election, which concluded on July 7, means that contract negotiations have stalled indefinitely Classified employees of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District recently voted to retain…
June 25, 2015

WL-WV recognizes bilingual graduates

by Kate Hoots
School district participates in pilot program from ODE, recognizes 7 members of class of 2015 with bilingual seal The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has helped Oregon Department of…
June 25, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Boston University Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,100 students in May 2015. Among that number were two students from West Linn. Jade R. Chang received a bachelor of arts degree…
June 18, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Oregon State University Oregon State University held its 146th commencement June 13. The following West Linn residents received degrees: Hannah Acre, bachelor of science, public health; Austin…
June 18, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
West Linn’s Waibel wins Comcast scholarship Emma Waibel, West Linn High School class of 2015, received a Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarship for higher education worth $1,000. She was one…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sixth-graders from Rosemont Ridge Middle School presented the results of their economic development summit to West Linn's City Council June 8. From left, Council President Thomas Frank, councilor Brenda Perry, Sophia Nielsen, Bianca Rusnak, Heather MacLaren, Julia Hutchinson,  Henry Bezner, Axex Nazario, Andrew Van Horn, City Councilor Jenni Tan and Mayor Russ Axelrod.
June 18, 2015

A youthful summit

by Kate Hoots
Sixth-graders from Rosemont Ridge Middle School presented the results of their economic development summit to West Linn’s City Council June 8. From left, Council President Thomas Frank,…
HOOTS
June 11, 2015

Welcome to the real world

by Beth Hoots
From the first day of kindergarten, we look forward to high school graduation. It’s a looming date from the very beginning, but it seems completely impossible that it will ever come. After all,…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - With 45 years' tenure, Jane Stickney is the district's most long-time employee. She retires from her position as WL-WV's deputy superintendent at the end of this school year. She was honored at a reception earlier this month, along with 22 other employees retiring this year, including 11 who have worked here for 25 or more years.
June 11, 2015

WL-WV bids farewell to longest-term employee

by Kate Hoots
Deputy Superintendent Jane Stickney will retire after 45 years in the school district Things looked a little different around here when Deputy Superintendent Jane Stickney, 68, began working in…

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FILE PHOTO - West Linn High School was ranked the fifth best high school in Oregon according to the U.S. News Best High Schools report released in May.
Jun 11, 2015

WLHS gets top ranking in U.S. News report

by Kate Hoots
Annual ranking of high schools gives WLHS a silver medal and fifth-best status in the state Oregon is the home of 114 top-ranked schools, according to the 2015 U.S. News Best High School…
Jun 11, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
California Lutheran University West Linn’s Nicole Campbell made the dean’s list at California Lutheran University for the fall semester. She is studying biological science at the university,…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND REIGN PHOTOGRAPHY - Astin Powell, Luke Prier, Andrew Pollman, Devon Johnson, Chasen Winkler, Zachary Canales. Middle row, left to right: Logan McIntyre, Nathan Smith, Cole Wilbur, Kyra Burniston, Taylor Brown, Ethan Rumph, Alexa Holloman. Bottom row, left to right: Milleena Lefever, Tabitha Dutcher, Achaia Riley, Irvin Sanchez, Peter Fogarty, Christopher Fleck. Not pictured  Austin Coleman, Mary Cumpston, Karalyn Davis, Kathleen Hillary, Corey Meadows, Jordan Webb.
Jun 04, 2015

Congratulations, ATHS Class of 2015

by Kate Hoots
Arts & Technology High School celebrated its annual commencement ceremony June 3 at the Gregory Forum at Clackamas Community College. Congratulations to the ATHS Class of 2015!
COURTESY MARK BOWEN/SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE - Natalie Cha on stage at the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Maryland Ballroom at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
Jun 04, 2015

Local speller knocked out of Scripps bee

by Shasta Kearns Moore
West Linn's Natalie Cha, 13, went two rounds before misstep Natalie Cha, the Portland Tribune/Comcast Regional Spelling Bee winner, went two rounds at the Scripps National Spelling Bee near…
Jun 04, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Debs welcome new head coach West Linn High School’s dance team, the Debutantes, welcomed a new head coach for the 2015-16 school year. Karalee Kyllo comes to WLHS from Canby High School, where…
WEITZ
Jun 04, 2015

That's a wrap

by Sivan Weitz
Three, two, one. Hundreds of seniors counted down the last seconds of high school all together on the football field May 28. The last day of high school was unlike any other and the feelings and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Thirteen WLHS class of 2015 graduates were honored for their personal character with the 2012 Character Awards. Each honoree received a $250 cash award on behalf of the class of 2012. The following students were honored this year: Gabriela Bauchwitz, Jonathan Ciontos, Kaylee Combs, David Evans, Joe Gilligan, Isabel Jolley, Ellie Jones, Natalie Karcher, Rashel Lucero, Alex Norr, Anne Robinson, Max Whitehead and Travis Whitehead.
Jun 04, 2015

Character counts for 2015 graduates

by Kate Hoots
Annual award honors graduates who exemplify character in everyday actions Even the grandest, longest-lived traditions have simple origins. That’s certainly the case for a small but growing West…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Next fall's kindergarteners file through the halls of Sunset Primay School en route to the music room.
Jun 04, 2015

Welcome, Class of 2028

by Kate Hoots
As the class of 2015 marches out the doors of the high school, there is a new group of students just entering the school system in West Linn-Wilsonville. Tidings photographer Vern Uyetake caught…




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