Volunteer to judge science fair next month

West Linn-Wilsonville’s Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technology is seeking volunteer judges for the CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium.

Judges are particularly needed for behavioral and social sciences this year, and people with degrees in psychiatry, psychology, counseling, sociology and social work are encouraged to participate. Judges with degrees in engineering and sciences are always needed.

More than 300 students have been developing and carrying out original research projects. The judging session for the ISEF-affiliated high school science fair will be Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you are interested in serving as a judge, contact Ellen Haugh at CREST, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-673-7000, ext. 6348.

View report cards online

Wilsonville High School report cards for the first semester will be available online starting today. Log on to the school website and access the PASS system to view your student’s grades. You will need the student’s school identification number and PIN. If you need that information, or if you would like to receive a copy of the report card in the mail, contact Lisa Bippes at 503-673-7627.

Earn donations for Wilsonville Schools

If you shop at Fred Meyer and use a rewards card there, you can earn donations for your favorite Wilsonville school with every purchase. Go online to and link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the school of your choice. You can search by the school’s name or by its nonprofit number; contact the school office to obtain that number.

Check immunization status

Are your students in compliance with all their shots? Feb. 19 is exclusion day, and students who are not in compliance with immunization requirements will not be allowed to return to school following that date. Parents already should have received notification from the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s health services department if their child’s records are not up to date. Contact WL-WV nursing staff at 503-673-7000 with questions.

Donate coats to Clackamas County Clothes Closet

The Clackamas County Clothes Closet reports particular need right now for gently used boys coats to meet the growing need of families in Clackamas County. During the last school year, the Clothes Closet served more than 825 families throughout the county. So far this school year, 621 families have visited the Clothes Closet to seek clothing for children in need.

The Clothes Closet is located at the old Oregon City High School building, 1306 12th St. in Oregon City. It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from September through May. Donations may also be left for the Clothes Closet at the main office of the building, which is open during normal school hours.

Register for kindergarten

It’s time to start registering incoming kindergarten students for the 2014-15 school year. Parents can pick up registration forms at their neighborhood school office or download forms from the school district’s website at Completed forms can be turned in to school offices at any time.

All-day kindergarten will continue to be tuition-based, with monthly payments of $390. A $125 deposit will be required at the time of registration; the deposit will be applied to the first month’s tuition. Scholarships are available. All-day kindergarten will be available at every school, and confirmation will be provided to families who register by Feb. 3. Half-day kindergarten is offered with no tuition payment and will be available at schools if demand allows.

Sign up for districts Flash Alert system

Flash Alert is a system that the West Linn-Wilsonville School District uses to notify parents about inclement weather conditions that impact whether schools will be open. Parents can subscribe to the Flash Alert system to receive emails and/or text messages when such circumstances arise. To do so, visit the district website ( and click the link at the top of the left column labeled “Inclement Weather Closure Status.” This page shows the status of schools for the current date and also allows a subscription to text/email alerts or to renew existing subscriptions

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