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West Linn-Wilsonville School District kicks of the 2019-20 school year with reminders

West Linn resident attends STEM space program

Sarah Talbert, of West Linn, attended the Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama — a weeklong educational program that promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program trains students with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem-solving.

The program is designed for people who have a passion for space exploration and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects. Students slept in quarters designed to resemble the International Space Station and trained in simulators like those used by NASA.

Talbert spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station, the moon or Mars, and participated in different space-related experiments.

Time to update Listserv subscriptions

With the start of the 2019-20 school year, now is a great time to update your Listserv subscriptions — the primary method of communication for families from West Linn-Wilsonville schools. Families will have access to timely information, emergency notifications and school newsletters. Make sure to access your Listserv subscriptions and subscribe to your new school if you have a student graduating or changing schools. Don't forget to subscribe to WLWV-Homes to be informed on important district-level information.

To sign up to get news from your school, visit https://listserv.wlwv.k12.or.us/self-service/ and follow the directions.

Apply for free, reduced meals

To see whether a student is eligible for free or reduced breakfasts and lunches at school, families can apply online at www.wlwv.k12.or.us/domain/42.

Confidential family applications also can be picked up at school and submitted to Rhonda Linstrom, eligibility official at 2755 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin, OR 97062, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or faxed to 503-638-0486.

Applying now ensures a faster processing time and ensures students will not be charged for meals unnecessarily as long as the student's family qualifies for the program. Meal benefits are not retroactive.

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The West Linn-Wilsonville School District welcomed more than 50 new teachers across all 16 WL-WV schools for an introduction breakfast Aug. 15.

Host an exchange student

The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local families to host boys and girls between ages 15 and 18 from various countries — France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China and the former Soviet Republics.

The exchange students have spending money for personal expenses and health care, accident and liability insurance. Host families can choose students from a variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become an ASSE host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE, call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 800-733-2773 or go to www.ASSEhosts.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to fill out an application.


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