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Semifinalists for National Merit scholarship, mental health survey and open enrollment for new high school are some of the things happening in the Lake Oswego, West Linn and Wilsonville school districts. 

Lake Oswego

Students deemed semifinalists in prestigious scholarship program

About 15,000 students across the United States are qualified to be semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship, and this year 13 reside in the Lake Oswego School District.

From Lake Oswego High School: Cierra Ferguson, Xinyi Haung, Eileen Koh, Alicia Li, Cydnee Li, Chelsea Prasad, Sachal Shaikh, Lauren Zhang.

At Lakeridge High School: Saahil Aneja, Michael Heredos, Trinidad Marin-Quiros, Megan Tian and Emily Zou.

Finalists will be announced later in the spring.

Attend open house to review new Lake Oswego Middle School plans

All are invited to the open house from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, to review the new Lake Oswego Middle School plans.

The district's bond team will share the plans they've developed in collaboration with the design advisory team and feedback from students, staff, families and neighbors. The new school will be built and open in the 2025-2026 school year. Construction of the new school building is funded by the 2021 bond measure approved by Lake Oswego voters.

Annual SASEE awards: call for nominations

Each year, the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego presents the SASEE Awards to individuals in the Lake Oswego community who exemplify the club's "Service Above Self" mantra by an exceptional contribution in support of education.

SASEE awards are presented in three categories: Students, Educators and Community Citizens. To nominate an individual, go online (

West Linn, Wilsonville

Students deemed semifinalists in prestigious scholarship program

About 15,000 students across the United States are qualified to be semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship, and this year eight reside in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

From West Linn High School: Anish Goswami, Melinda Lin, Derek G Saultz, Jacinda Tepavich, Thomas Uelmen and Bridget Whelan.

From Wilsonville High School: Aditi Bhaskar and George Peykanu

Finalists will be announced in the spring.

Enrollment open for Riverside High School

Enrollment for the school district's upcoming third-option high school, Riverside High School, is now open for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Riverside High School will open as a small comprehensive high school in the fall of 2023 with ninth and tenth grade students. Eleventh and twelfth grades will be added in subsequent years. The school will offer students the International Baccalaureate program, multiple Career Technical Education pathways and co-curricular activities. Families can enroll using this online form. The West Linn-Wilsonville School District will also host a virtual drop-in session via Zoom from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 for those with questions about the school and enrollment.

Panorama Survey to begin

In the next few weeks, students across the West Linn-Wilsonville School District will take part in a survey that sheds light on youth social and emotional learning skills.

For the past two years, all schools in the district have taken part in what is called the Panorama Survey.

The survey is nationally recognized in measuring students' social-emotional skills, and what resources the district needs to provide in order for the student body to succeed. Social-emotional learning gauges students' mindsets, attitudes and feelings that correspond with their school and home life. Data taken from the surveys will help to teach staff to identify areas where the curriculum can be improved.

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