Students deliver reality check on high school bullying

Students deliver reality check on high school bullying

Student Writers Advisory Group takes on the topic of bullying in local schools Bullying and...

Going out on a limb

Going out on a limb

Trees have experienced many hardships and tragedies throughout their life and have learned many...

A national science standout

A national science standout

WLHS senior Daniel Tang named semifinalist in nationwide Intel science competition If...


West Linn's Education

January 29, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Volunteer as science fair judge Do you have training in a scientific field? West Linn-Wilsonville School District currently is seeking volunteer judges for two district-wide science fairs coming…
Quincy Scipio
January 22, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
TRILLIUM CREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL “What are three words that describe you, and why?” “Smart. Helpful. Kind. I help people a lot. I get a lot of writing done, and I use a lot of things to sound out.…
January 22, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
George Fox University Two local students received diplomas at George Fox University’s midyear commencement ceremonies Dec. 13. Sharon Roof received a bachelor of arts degree in management and…
HOOTS
January 22, 2015

Another kind of kickoff

by Beth Hoots
The Xerox Campus is probably not a hot destination for people traveling around Wilsonville at 7 a.m. on Saturdays. And yet on Saturday, Jan. 3, the parking lot was packed with cars. The robotics…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Pope McHenry, Drew Minter and Noah Parker, all of West Linn's Boy Scout Troop 149, celebrated their new status as Eagle Scouts following a ceremony Jan. 2.
January 22, 2015

3 West Linn Scouts earn Eagle rank

by The Tidings
West Linn’s Boy Scout Troop 149 rang in the New Year by celebrating the attainment of Eagle Scout rank for three members on Jan. 2. The new Eagle Scouts are Pope McHenry, Andrew Minter and Noah…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board met Jan. 5 for a regular meeting. The next regular meeting will be Feb. 2, with a work session scheduled for Jan. 20.
January 15, 2015

Late Labor Day means school could start Sept. 1

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board met Jan. 5 for a regular session. The following is a summary of information presented to and discussed by the board. 2015-16 school year. Deputy…
January 15, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Oregon State University A total of 861 students at Oregon State University earned straight-A (4.0) grades during the fall 2014 term. Another 3,598 earned a B-plus (3.5) average or better during…
Kelan Goodrich
January 15, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
SUNSET PRIMARY SCHOOL “What’s one new activity or skill you want to try in 2015?” “Taking care of a fish. Last time, there was a big pipe and they all went through it. It was a long time ago.…
January 15, 2015

Talented teens head to music festivals

by Kate Hoots
WL sends dozens to all-state, honors events for band, choir and orchestra When it comes to music, there’s just no doubt about it. West Linn kids have talent. The city’s middle and high schools…
WEITZ
January 15, 2015

Reflect, re-evaluate, reset

by Sivan Weitz
December 31, 11 p.m.: 20 minutes to reflect, 39 minutes to re-evaluate and 1 minute to reset. Every year when the clock hits midnight on Jan. 1, people all around the world press the reset…

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Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - West Linn High School was ranked fourth on the list of the state's 10 best high schools. The list was compiled by Niche Inc. a company that collects data on colleges and K-12 schools nationwide.
Jan 15, 2015

WL-WV well-represented in statewide 'best' lists

by Kate Hoots
High schools and middle schools make top 10, district ranked third statewide High schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District scored well in a new survey released by Niche Inc., a…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTOS -  Lily Pruzek, C ynthia Yang, Katelyn LeBlanc and Melinda Lin are Stafford G.E.A.R.S. teammates.
Jan 08, 2015

Rooting for robotics

by Kate Hoots
Teams from around the school district compete, win, head to state competition For some teams, success comes as the players progress across a playing field. For others, success came brick by…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - West Linn-Wilsonville's high school robotics team, FIRST Team 1425, also known as Error Code Xero, custom designs and builds a robot each year in response to a specific compeition challenge. The 2015 challenge was released last Saturday, starting a six-week clock on the build season.
Jan 08, 2015

High school robotics kicks off season

by Kate Hoots
The “build season” is underway for the members of the school district’s high school robotics team. Although the team meets year-round, activity will kick into high gear following the 2015 FIRST…
STATEN
Jan 08, 2015

Celebrate nonviolence on MLK Day

by Madison Staten
There are more than 900 streets in America dedicated in his name. A four-acre memorial is open to the public in Washington, D.C., to commemorate his message of equality. Almost every elementary…
Jan 08, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Arizona State University Two West Linn students received academic honors from Arizona State University. Heather Carpenter and Seth Weston both were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014…
Jan 08, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Donate to Grad Night 2015 Families of West Linn High School seniors are reminded to make their $100 requested donation to the senior class’s graduation night party. Visit…
Corbin Downing
Jan 01, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
BOLTON PRIMARY SCHOOL “If you could go anywhere for winter break, where would you go?” “This is where I’m actually going for winter break: Sun River. On Christmas Day, I’m going to Sun River.…
OLIVERAS
Jan 01, 2015

Stand tall and proud

by Sarah Oliveras
Trees have experienced many hardships and tragedies throughout their life and have learned many important life lessons through them. It is time we listen. In a series of upcoming columns, I will…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lisia Farley was one of several West Linn teachers honored in 2014. Farley teaches sixth grade at Rosemont Ridge Middle School.
Jan 01, 2015

Ingredients for school success

by Kate Hoots
Five elements contribute to excellence in West Linn schools in 2014 As West Linn’s population continues to grow, despite the lack of available land for new homes, many people moving here say…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO:  KATE HOOTS - A small group of fourth-graders at Stafford Primary School have created an initiative called Helping Hats to keep their classmateds warm. Helping Hat's mottos is Made for students, by students. From left, Katelyn LeBlanc, Ally Wierman, Maude Lundberg and Mia Henninger.
Dec 25, 2014

Crafty friends own busy fingers and warm hearts

by Kate Hoots
What do you get when you combine a group of crafty fourth-grade friends, knitting looms, cast-off yarn and the best intentions? If you add in the girls’ playground observation — that some of…




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