Snow day? No way

Snow day? No way

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Boeckman honors those who serve for more than a day

Boeckman honors those who serve for more than a day

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Student Speak

Student Speak

BOONES FERRY PRIMARY SCHOOL “What is something that makes your family special?”...

Survival and hope

Survival and hope

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Seniors say the first goodbye

Seniors say the first goodbye

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The members of the Wilsonville Pride Dance team competed at the Mount Hood Dance Festival Nov. 8.
November 19, 2014

Wilsonville Pride dancers take top prize

by Kate Hoots
The Wilsonville Pride Dance Team had a successful start to its competition season. The dancers performed Nov. 8 at the Mount Hood Dance Festival at David Douglas High School and finished first…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - The Student Writer Advisory Group met for the first time last week and will continue to meet each month to discuss topics of interest to the community. From left, front row, Christine Hong, Sophie Brooke, Kavya Sreedhar, Mikhaila Bishop. Back row, from left, Anisha Arcot, McKenna Murray, Meghana Mysore and Tess Wolvert.
November 12, 2014

Spokesman adds student voices

by Kate Hoots
Student Writer Advisory Group will meet, discuss and contribute articles each month Editor’s Note: Starting next month, you’ll find more student voices in the pages of the Spokesman. In…
Pounds
November 12, 2014

No-school November

by Kaitamaria Pounds
November is a month embodying fall: leaves all around, the air beginning to turn nippy and a few of the last moderate days of the year. Colleges visit and seniors continue with the application…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Boones Ferry students participate in a mock book battle during an informational session at the school Nov. 6. From left, Annika Jensen, Scott Worth and Katelyn Jensen.
November 12, 2014

Let the reading begin

by Kate Hoots
WL-WV students prepare for Oregon Battle of the Books Across the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, teams of students are getting ready to compete. Like athletes everywhere, their…
November 12, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Gain marketing, sales experience The West Linn-Wilsonville high school robotics team is seeking students interested in marketing and sales. Interested students will gain real-life experience…
November 05, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Learn about robotics at Wilsonville Library Robotics teams from schools in West Linn and Wilsonville will be demonstrating their robots’ abilities and sharing their research projects at the…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bridger Youd rallied community support and donations to complete his Eagle Scout project. Thanks to his leadership, WHS athletics have a new ticket booth, and it's double the size of the old one.
November 05, 2014

Just the ticket

by Kate Hoots
WHS freshman Bridger Youd builds ticket booth at WHS to earn Eagle Scout award The athletics field at Wilsonville High School has a new ticket booth, thanks to a WHS freshman. Wilsonville Boy…
November 05, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Clackamas Community College Two Wilsonville residents earned certificates or degrees at Clackamas Community College during the summer 2014 term: Pavel Labanov and Marlene Sotero. Lehigh…
Brett Lyons
November 05, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
LOWRIE PRIMARY SCHOOL “Who is your hero? “My grandpa. He was in the war, and one time he was in an airplane and he crashed right into his desk. I saw his army helmet one time.” — Brett Lyons,…
Shearer
November 05, 2014

What does a standardized test really say about us?

by Laura Shearer
I always wondered what it meant to be a “good test-taker.” Shouldn’t the score received on a test reflect how much knowledge the student had on the subject at the time the test was given?…

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Tucker
Nov 05, 2014

The hunt for scholarship money is on

by Kate Hoots
OSAC offers hundreds of scholarships each years, using a simple, single application High school seniors who are planning to attend college next year — and wondering how to pay for it — now can…
Oct 29, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Learn about robotics at Wilsonville Library Robotics teams from schools in West Linn and Wilsonville will be demonstrating their robots’ abilities and sharing their research projects at the…
Wieland
Oct 29, 2014

Conquering the checklist

by Anne-Marie Wieland
The alarm blares, jarring you awake, and you hastily fling aside the blankets. It feels as though your eyes have been shut for only a few minutes, but the day calls you forward. You dress for…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Senior Olivia Klugman stars as Maria in the WHS production of The Sound of Music.
Oct 29, 2014

Seniors shine in 'Sound of Music'

by The Spokesman
Seven senior students play roles in latest WHS drama production When you think of “The Sound of Music,” you probably picture Julie Andrews twirling around in a mountain meadow, frolicking with…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This old-fashioned cider press was one of the top attractions of the harvest festival at the CREST farm Oct. 17.
Oct 29, 2014

CREST farm celebrates successful season

by Kate Hoots
West Linn-Wilsonville’s CREST Center capped a successful harvest on its farm by wisely choosing to hold its harvest festival the weekend before the changing seasons brought torrential rains to…
Brooks Carter
Oct 29, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
Boones Ferry Primary School "Who do you share your Halloween candy with?" "Not with my dad. Last Halloween, I got a whole bunch of candy and I tried to hide it in a cupboard, but it didn't work.…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The annual fun run at Boones Ferry Primary School raises money for arts and technology.
Oct 29, 2014

A run to fund

by Kate Hoots
Students at Boones Ferry fun run dodge raindrops in annual fundraiser The threat of rain — or even its appearance — couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 571 young runners at Boones Ferry Primary…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Booster Club Secretary Julie Tolboe takes a turn staffing the clubs concession booth at a Wilsonville home football game. The club returns funds received through concession sales and other sources, to the tune of over $42,000 last school year.
Oct 22, 2014

Boosters by the numbers

by Kate Hoots
WHS Booster Club to promote membership drive at Friday's football game Wilsonville High School’s Booster Club posted some impressive numbers at the end of the last school year. The biggest…
Stirling
Oct 22, 2014

The myth of 'senioritis'

by Ravenna Stirling
Senioritis is debatably the most common derogatory term used to describe high school seniors. The label becomes ubiquitous as soon as people get a hint that a senior has failed to uphold all his…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - WHS senior Anne-Marie Wieland will display this untitled painting at the Charbonneau Arts Festival this weekend.
Oct 22, 2014

Charbonneau festival mixes professional, student artwork

by Kate Hoots
Free show Sunday showcases student artists from Wilsonville High School Art lovers in the Wilsonville area have a unique opportunity to indulge their passion while supporting art education at…



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