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School district honored for its annual financial report and CREST summer camps open registration

School district receives award for financial reporting

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District recently was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States for its 2016 comprehensive annual financial report. The certificate is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management, according to a GFOA press release.

The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel, and was found to demonstrate "a constructive 'spirit of full disclosure' to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR."

CREST summer camp registration now open

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District's CREST (Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technologies) has opened registration for its EnviroCamp, Middle School Adventure Camp and Farm Internship.

EnrioCamp is for students entering grades 1-5 in the fall, and involves exploring local creeks and forests, finding interesting critters and playing active games. Session 1 runs June 26-30 at CREST Headquarters in Wilsonville. Session 4 runs July 24-July 28. Full day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) costs $235 and costsv for half day campers (9 a.m.-noon) is $130.

Middle School Adventure Camp is for students entering grades 6-8 in the fall. The camp includes hiking, canoeing, white water rafting the Clackamas River, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and climbing a rock wall. Session 2 runs July 24-28 and session 3 runs Aug. 14-18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration fee is $295, and drop-off/pick-up locations are West Linn and Wilsonville high schools.

CREST's Farm Internship provides a unique opportunity to learn every facet of sustainable farming, including planting, irrigation, seeding, transplanting, composting, trellising, soil health, harvesting, preserving, cooking and selling produce among other things. Interns will work on the one-acre CREST Farm to develop business, agricultural and team skills through the farm's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

The internship is for students entering grades 8-10. Session 2 runs from July 17-Aug. 3 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only), and Session 3 runs from Aug. 7-24. The internship lasts 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 1:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday. The CREST Farm is located at 7151 S.W. Boeckman Road, and the registration fee is $150.

For any questions involving any of CREST's programs contact Bob Carlson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Vickie Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Clackamas County looking for school supplies

Clackamas County's Project START RIGHT is looking for donations of school supplies ahead of the 2017-18 school year. All gathered supplies are distributed to children of low-income families and children in foster care throughout Clackamas County, serving children kindergarden-12th grade.

Requested items, in order of priority, include: 3-ring 1.5-inch binders, notebook paper, backpacks, calculators (basic or scientific), watercolor markers, pencil boxes, crayons, scissors (blunt or pointed), pocket folders, spiral notebooks, colored pencils, erasers, rulers, protractors, compasses, white glue, glue sticks, ball point pens, No. 2 pencils and highlighters.

Donations can be delivered to King Elementary School (995 South End Road, Oregon City) between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday through Friday from Aug. 1-11.

Cash donations can also be mailed to PO Box 952, Oregon City, OR 97045. Checks can be made payable to START RIGHT. Donations are tax-deductible, and 100 percent of donations go toward school supplies. For more information contact START RIGHT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 971-673-7385.

Marcus Kyung graduates from USD

Wilsonville resident Marcus Kyung graduated from the University of San Diego on May 28. Kyung earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and real estate.

Chartered in 1949, the school enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate and graduate full-time equivalent students.

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