School district initiates threat assessment, positions open for Budget Committee and more

School district initiates threat assessment

Rosemont Ridge Middle School Principal Debi Briggs-Crispin sent an email to notify families of an alleged verbal threat overheard by a student Nov. 29.

When a threat is brought to the attention of staff members, they are to follow the West Linn-Wilsonville School District Threat Assessment protocol, which can be found at

Rosemont Ridge staff immediately contacted the local police department and West Linn-Wilsonville School District office personnel to investigate into the alleged threat. A notification was sent to families informing them that the school was working with law enforcement and did not believe there was a threat of danger.

The student cannot return to school until the process is complete and it's been confirmed that there is no threat to students or staff.

The following day, another email was sent to families, explaining that there wasn't any threat of danger on that school day. The school resource officer spent the morning with students for reassurance and to answer any questions and concerns.

When incidents like these occur, District officials are unable to provide any details that would violate student privacy laws.

Congratulations, Rachel Dawson

Rachel Dawson of West Linn was selected as the Hamilton College Careeer Center Intern. Dawson was trained on career developments topics including writing resumes, cover letters and networking.

Interns facilitate workshops, coordinate programs and serve as liaisons to groups around campus to coordinate workshops.

Congratulations, WLHS journalism students

West Linn High School's journalism students took home a number of awards from the Regional Journalism Awards last month.

Journalism students attended the Fall Media Day in Eugene in early November and participated in the Best in Show Competition.

WLHS students competed against more than 600 students from all around the Pacific Northwest.

WLHS broadcast students won Best in Show for their high school newscast "The Breakdown" and the student-run online news website won Best in Show for the High School Online category.

Yearbook, journalism and broadcast students all contribute to both publications and many students received individual awards during the prestigious competition.

Positions open for Budget Committee

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has two three-year positions on the Budget Committee that will need to be filled for the 2019-20 budget year. Position No. 1 and Position No. 4 both expired June 30.

Notice will be given to the public for community citizens to apply in the coming weeks. The board will interview applicants and take action at the Feb. 4, 2019 board meeting.

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