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Westridge Elementary School officials welcome Laura Weaver as the new principal.

The Lake Oswego School Board met Monday, June 6, to approve a memorial in honor of a former educator and welcome new staff.

Educational greenhouses

Both Lake Oswego high schools soon will have a greenhouse to be used for outdoor classroom career and technology classes.

Tony Vandenberg, the Lake Oswego School District executive director of project management, asked the board to grant "a special procurement", which will allow the purchase, design and delivery of one educational greenhouse for each of the high schools.

Vandenberg said that since the custom greenhouses require engineering, the timeframe to manufacture and deliver them will be up to seven months. It will take $147,796 to build a greenhouse at Lakeridge High School, and just over $148,000 at Lake Oswego High School.

The board unanimously approved the request.

Memorial to honor Weiler

A memorial panel for a former Lakeridge High School staff member will be on the scoreboard at the school's new stadium.

During the meeting, Lou Bailey, executive director of secondary programs, and Lakeridge Principal Desiree Fisher proposed the memorial for late athletic board member Jeff Weiler, who died April 18. Fisher said Weiler motivated people in the school community to be the best versions of themselves, and the memorial would continue his inspiration.

"John F. Kennedy once said, 'One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.' Jeff Weiler lived by those words," Fisher said.

The board unanimously approved the request.

Westridge welcomes familiar face

LOSD Superintendent Jennifer Schiele welcomed a new administrator to the district. Laura Weaver, a current student specialist at Westridge Elementary School, will serve as principal.

"She is coming in with a lot of talents and relationships that she's already built with the students and teachers and parents," Schiele said.

Weaver is a graduate of the education program at the University of San Diego and has a master's degree in education from High Tech High Graduate School in San Diego. She recently earned an administrative license from Lewis & Clark College.

The board will next meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 20.

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