A tough loss for Team 1425

A tough loss for Team 1425

West Linn-Wilsonville’s high school robotics team, FIRST Team 1425, went into the state...

WL-WV celebrates the arts

WL-WV celebrates the arts

Annual districtwide art festival set for April 19 at Arts and Technology High School Now in its...

Lowrie parent honored by Oregon PTA organization

Lowrie parent honored by Oregon PTA organization

PTA president Chelsea Martin named local leader of the year by statewide organization The number...

'D.C. kids' from Wood are second in nation

'D.C. kids' from Wood are second in nation

Wood Middle School team places in national Consitition competition in Washington, D.C. The...

A night to remember

A night to remember

Wilsonville High School welcomed the community Friday night at the school's annual Springfest...

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April 16, 2014

Two from WL-WV compete at state geography bee

by Kate Hoots
Two young geography whizzes from West Linn and Wilsonville competed in the Oregon state geographic bee for a chance to attend the 26th annual National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. Justin…
by: FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville High School college and career counselor Lyndi Tucker provides a list of scholarships available to graduating WHS seniors.
April 16, 2014

'Tis the season to score a scholarship

by Kate Hoots
Seniors at Wilsonville High School are starting to focus on graduation and what comes next. They should not let their focus on the future keep them from securing the financing they will need to…
April 16, 2014

School Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Lowrie announces first auction plans The PTA at Wilsonville’s newest primary school, Lowrie, is gearing up for its first-ever auction and is seeking community support. Local residents and…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Springfest Court members have been meeting regularly at the school to practice. Back row: Andrew Fairrington, Brendan Tonkin, Alex Tomlinson, Michael Town, Levi Rule, Jason Kummerman, John Hodson and Austin Miller. Front row: Carolina Ramirez Islas, Kylie Whittaker, Annika Oetken, Justine Cohen, Paige Peterson, Rachel Hawkins, Madison Rasmussen and Jessica Small.
April 09, 2014

Springfest returns to WHS

by Kate Hoots
Annual celebration of spring to be held Friday at 7 p.m. In Wilsonville, the return of the robins and the beautiful flowering trees and plants everywhere are harbingers of spring. For many in…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Hyrum Worth, an eighth-grader at Wood, plays the lead role of Ren McCormack, a city teen whose move to a small town causes waves in the musical Footloose.
April 09, 2014

Middle school students are Footloose

by Kate Hoots
Annual middle school musical opens April 10 The curtain is ready to rise on the West Linn-Wilsonville school district’s 2014 middle school musical. Young actors from the district’s three middle…
April 02, 2014

CCC explores potential bond measure

by The Spokesman
$90 million bond would continue college's average tax rate After an independent survey commissioned by Clackamas Community College in January showed that 60 percent of residents surveyed support…
Dean
April 02, 2014

Cleaning off the shelves

by Perrin Dean
I recently cleaned out my room. Now, I know that doesn’t sound particularly interesting. OK, I know it doesn’t sound interesting at all. However, I promise that this is going to turn into a deep…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: JORDAN VANSISE - Jordan VanSise's self-portrait is one of 10 finalists in the Sony World Photography Awards.
April 02, 2014

Marylhurst student named a finalist in world photography…

by The Spokesman
Marylhurst University student Jordan VanSise is a finalist in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus competition. VanSise is in his sophomore year at Marylhurst. His photograph,…
April 02, 2014

School Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Buy tickets for middle school musical The West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s middle school musical is back. This year’s production of “Footloose” will have you singing and dancing in the…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Michele Jaffe's children attend schools in both West Linn and Wilsonville. She is organizing garage sale fundraisers to benefit groups at Athey Creek Middle School and Wilsonvile High School.
April 02, 2014

Turning trash to treasure

by Kate Hoots
Athey Creek, WHS parent leads two garage sale fundraisers for school groups Some might call Michele Jaffe a savvy fundraiser. Others might call her a glutton for punishment. It all depends on…

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by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - From left, Boeckman Creek readers Kyle Lam, Peyton Tolboe, Cameron Koenig, Ellie Count and Eliab Bautista take a break between matches.
Mar 26, 2014

Wilsonville students compete at OBOB regionals

by Kate Hoots
Pages were turning at Stafford Primary School on March 8 when teams from 58 primary schools around the area gathered for an Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) regional competition. Teams of four…
by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Adrian Shotola-Hardt, left, and Kjel Petterson-Willey fine-tune FIRST Team 1425's robot ahead of the regional competition at Wilsonville High School March 21 and 22.
Mar 26, 2014

West Linn-Wilsonville robotics team wins again

by Kate Hoots
Error Code Xero takes first place at regional competition West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s high school FIRST robotics team did more than just host the regional competition at Wilsonville…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Author Gary Schmidt autographs a copy of his book 'OK for Now' for seventh-grader Corsy Smith.
Mar 26, 2014

Author visit wraps up Wood Reads

by Kate Hoots
Gary Schmidt, author of 'OK for Now,' visits Wood Middle School Students at Inza R. Wood Middle School wrapped up their participation in the seventh annual Wood Reads program with a visit March…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Mariana Ignacio, standing, receives her first pair of running shoes.
Mar 26, 2014

Ready to run

by Kate Hoots
Thanks to Portland Running Company, Willie Fit runners receive new shoes Hillsboro’s Helvetia half-marathon will welcome a Wilsonville contingent again this year. Fifty-five young runners, along…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville High School freshman Kjel Petterson-Willey, right, and Adrian Shotola-Hardt work with other members on Team 1425's robot at a recent evening practice session in the high school cafeteria, one of several makeshift spaces the team uses to prepare for competitions.
Mar 19, 2014

Good things in small spaces

by Kate Hoots
WL-WV robotics teams carve out space to excel The phrase “hands-on learning” used to refer primarily to specialized classrooms for the study of home economics, auto mechanics, woodworking and…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kelly Bartlett is a Wilsonville resident, parent of two and a certified Positive Discipline educator.
Mar 19, 2014

Parents invited to learn at Lowrie Primary School

by Kate Hoots
Kelly Bartlett teaches positive discipline strategies Does the idea of “positive discipline” seem like an oxymoron? When children misbehave, is a positive response the right one? For Kelly…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Diane Gans, a counseling instructor and psychotherapist, lives and works in West Linn. She recently spoke to parents at Inza R. Wood Middle School.
Mar 19, 2014

Learn to reduce middle school stress

by Kate Hoots
Diane Gans, a psychotherapist and WL parent, speaks at a parent education event Feb. 26 How well does your middle school student handle stress? How much should you be doing to help him or her…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Nathan Tidball discusses his science fair project with judges at the middle school science fair March 7.
Mar 12, 2014

Young scientists show their work

by Kate Hoots
Second annual middle school science fair builds a tradition of success The West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s second annual middle school science fair on March 7 was successful in three…
Dean
Mar 12, 2014

It's time for more

by Perrin Dean
This is the time of year when high school seniors start to collect a lot of college paraphernalia. Water bottles, lanyards and sweatshirts of various universities seem to multiply around the…
Mar 12, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Visit WHS for incoming parent night Wilsonville High School will host an event for the families of current eighth-graders who will be freshmen next school year. Join WHS administrators,…




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