Add graduation to your calendar

Wilsonville High School’s 2014 commencement ceremony will be held at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin on Thursday. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday. No tickets will be issued, and seating cannot be reserved before the doors open. Graduates will learn their seating assignments that afternoon.

When the seniors recess after the ceremony, they will exit through the foyer. Those attending the Grad Night party will be able to meet briefly with family and friends before getting on the bus. If you have questions about the ceremony, please call Lyndi Tucker at 503-673-7628.

Plan summer reading

With summer vacation approaching, teacher librarians remind families of the importance of students continuing to read over the break. Children should be encouraged to read during that time so that their skills, and their imaginations, do not diminish. The Wilsonville Public Library will have its annual summer reading promotions aimed at children of all ages, and the teacher librarian at Inza R. Wood Middle School has posted a list of suggested books on the school library page at

Included on that list are next year’s middle school division titles for ORCA (Oregon Reader’s Choice Award). Also included are the middle school OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) titles.

Find academic support at WHS

The final student support school is scheduled for this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the WHS library. It’s a great opportunity for students to work on school assignments with staff support. Contact Mike Nichols, 503-673-7608.

Wilsonville student columnists sought

The Wilsonville Spokesman is seeking columnists from Wilsonville High School for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Columnists will write columns on a rotating schedule, about once every three to four weeks. Columnists are expected to generate original column ideas and adhere to strict deadlines using their writing to provide a window into their high school, offering insight into what is going on in the schools as well as providing student perspective on local and national events and issues. 

To apply for one of these positions, students should send their name, year in school, name of high school, address, telephone number and a short biography to the Spokesman. Please also submit a sample column of about 550 words on a subject or issue of your choice as well as two other ideas you could foresee writing about in the future. Sample columns that are submitted may be printed in the Spokesman over the summer.  

Send applications via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, call 503-636-1281, ext. 112. Applications are due by Friday. 

Sign students up for CREST summer intern program

Students entering grades eight and nine in the fall have the opportunity to sign up for a CREST farm internship. Interns will learn about sustainable farming, including but not limited to planting, irrigation, seeding, transplanting, composting, trellising, soil health, harvesting, preserving, cooking and selling produce to the community through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Supported by the CREST Farm Educator, interns will work on a half-acre of the CREST farm to develop business, agricultural and team skills as they learn the science behind farming and manage the harvesting, processing, packaging and delivery of 35 CSA shares. Interns will build their resumes and gain a deeper understanding of their local food system. Session 1: June 23 to July 10 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday only).Session 2: July 14 to July 31 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday only).Session 3: Aug. 4 to Aug. 21 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday only). Monday and Tuesday sessions run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday sessions run from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The CREST farm is located at 7151 SW Boeckman Road in Wilsonville.The registration fee for each session is $95. Students are welcome to apply for multiple sessions if they are interested in a more in-depth experience. Activities and content will vary among sessions, so students will have the opportunity to gain additional skills. Learn more online at

Update district ListServ info

If you have a student who will be graduating to a new school within the district this spring, you should go online to update your ListServ preferences. Add the new school to your list, so you will start to receive email communications from the principal and office as well as community updates, PTA information and more. Visit

Order school supply kits

School Supplies Delivered is once again offering prepackaged school supply kits for sale to families in many West Linn schools. Order online in May and pick up your school supply kit just in time for the start of the school. School Supplies Delivered will donate free supplies to West Linn schools, based on the number of kits sold. Enjoy your summer without worrying about shopping for school supplies. Order online at

Sign up to receive free children’s books

Do you know a child who is under 5 years old and lives in Wilsonville? Tell them about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! In this program, children receive a high-quality, age-appropriate book once a month. Books are delivered directly to the homes of children from birth through age 5, at no cost to the family. Sign up online at: or in person at the Wilsonville Public Library. The Wilsonville Kiwanis Club champions this program in the Wilsonville area. View local information online at

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