Wilson hired as Sunset Primary principal
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District announced Friday, Aug. 4 that Michelle Wilson will take over as Sunset Primary's next principal. Wilson began with the school district as a teacher in 2004 and has served as an instructional coordinator at Sunset, Lowrie and Cedaroak Park primary schools since 2008. Wilson replaces Lisa Hawking, who announced she had accepted a position with Portland Public Schools July 28.
"Her love of all students and their learning is palpable," Human Resources Director Kathe Monroe wrote about Wilson in an email to parents. "Dedicated to adult and student learning, Michelle has lead professional development across the district. Sunset Primary School is fortunate to have her as its next principal."
Mangan takes over as Trillium Creek principal
It was announced Tuesday, Aug. 1 that James Mangan will be the next principal at Trillium Creek Primary. Magnan was most recently an elementary school principal in the Centennial School District.
"James is a seasoned, enthusiastic and dedicated school leader, committed to creating the best educational experiences for all students," said Assistant Superintendent of Primary Schools David Pryor in an email to parents.
Western Oregon adds two new scholarships
Nonprofit seeking local host families
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with West Linn High School, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.
ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.
The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.
To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application.
Meyers makes dean's list
West Linn's William Chase Meyers recently made Linfield College's dean's list for the 2017 spring semester. Students who qualify for the dean's list must achieve a grade-point average of 3.65 or better for the semester.
Steirer makes dean's list
Central Oregon Community College (COCC) has announced its 2017 spring dean's list, including West Linn resident Gabriel Steirer. The dean's list recognizes students enrolled in 12 or more graded credits who receive a term GPA of 3.60 or better.