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Stay warm, support WHS wrestlers

Wilsonville High School’s wrestling team is selling firewood as a fundraiser. Order well-cured fir wood delivered and stacked for $200 per cord; half cords also are available. All proceeds go to help the wrestling team. For information or to order, contact coach Jason Milham at 503-673-7615 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Support music and art programs

West Linn-Wilsonville’s Music and Art Partners (MAP) says that community support is vital to music and arts programs at Wilsonville schools. An arts support organization made up of parents and community volunteers, MAP has given $750,000 to WL-WV schools since 1995 for fine and performing arts. In the 2012-13 school year, MAP awarded grants to WL-WV schools worth a total of $67,653.

To learn more or to donate, visit MAP online at www.musicandartpartners.org.

WHS theater tickets on sale

The Wilsonville High School theater department, in partnership with the WHS music department, will present the Broadway musical “Little Women.” The show, which debuted on Broadway in 2005, chronicles the lives of the four March sisters in Civil War-era Massachusetts and New York.

The production will run in the WHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 and 19 and a matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 19. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and may be purchased online at wildcatdrama.com.

For more information, email director Jason Katz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Testing dates set at WHS

Wilsonville High School is offering a SAT prep course beginning Sept. 22 and continuing through October. Contact instructors Kirk Fowler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Kate Hanlon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for information.

The PSAT will be given to sophomores on Oct. 16. College-bound juniors are encouraged to take the test also, as it is the qualifying test for National Merit recognition and a good opportunity to practice for the SAT. Sophomores are registered for the test automatically, as it is mandated and funded by the state. Juniors must register and pay $18 to the school bookkeeper before the test.

Also on Oct. 16, all freshmen will take the ACT EXPLORE assessment. It prepares students for their high school coursework and helps them begin to think about their post-high school choices.

All seniors and juniors not registered to take the PSAT will not attend school on Oct. 16 and will not be permitted on campus during testing. Direct questions to Lyndi Tucker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DAR essay contest is announced

The Champoeg chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring an essay contest, “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution.”

Student essayists should pretend to be a Colonial boy or girl during the American Revolution, using historical facts to explain how the war dramatically changed their lives. Students may protray either a historical or fictional child.

The contest is open to Wilsonville, Sherwood, Newberg and Dundee students in grades five through eight. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

WHS seeks hosts for Japanese students

Wilsonville High School will host a delegation of 16 middle school and high school students from Wilsonville’s Japanese sister city, Kitakata, for approximately 10 days. Local families are needed to serve as hosts for one or more of these students. The only requirement is a willingness to welcome the students and help them be a part of typical American life.

During their stay, the Japanese students will participate in group activities during the day and then spend the evenings with their hosts. Host families need not have students at home.

Contact Bev Schalk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or WHS Japanese teacher Joelle Scrbacic at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Update school communication options

With the school year in full swing, now is a good time to update your West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s Listserv subscriptions. You can add your name to any school Listserv or unsubscribe to any that are no longer appropriate for your family. Visit www2.wlwv.k12.or.us/News/LatestNews/ListservSS to make sure that you are signed up to receive communications from your children’s schools.

CCC schedules new-student orientation

Students who are entering Clackamas Community College for the first time this fall are invited to the annual New Student Experience orientation Sept. 20 at the Oregon City campus. NSE will begin at 8 a.m. in the Randall Gym and continue until 4 p.m. A pizza lunch is included for participating students.

NSE is a one-day class designed to help students get acquainted with campus, connect with faculty and current students, learn about academic programs and extracurricular activities and become familiar with the resources they will need to succeed. Students who participate in NSE can earn one free, transferable credit.

Register online for CRN No. 243042 through myClackamas at www.clackamas.edu.

For more information, contact the admissions office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-594-3284.



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