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WL-WV School District honors retirees, registration for environmental summer camp opens

School district honors retirees

West Linn-Wilsonville schools will say goodbye to 27 educators at the end of the school year as they retire.

Retiring staff members were recognized for their many contributions to WL-WV students during the district's annual celebration Thursday, May 30. Those honored included:

¦ Diane Wells, Athey Creek Middle School

¦ Laurie Lovelace, Boeckman Creek Primary

¦ Holly Omlin-Ruback, Bolton Primary

¦ Sheila Powers, Bolton Primary

¦ Pat Mickiewicz, Boones Ferry Primary

¦ Carolyn Miller, Cedaroak Park Primary

¦ Linda Koller, Wood Middle School

¦ Justine Sutton, Wood Middle School

¦ Carol Elischer, Lowrie Primary School

¦ John Anderson, Rosemont Ridge Middle School

¦ Peter Hays, Rosemont Ridge Middle School

¦ Andrea Daniel, Rosemont Ridge Middle School

¦ Celeste Lynch, Sunset Primary School

¦ Ron Chappell, West Linn High School

¦ Angie Hammond, West Linn High School

¦ Cathleen Connor, West Linn High School

¦ Avery Gunderson, Willamette Primary

¦ Mary-Beth Luhnow, Willamette Primary

¦ Kelly Oliver, Willamette Primary

¦ Gretchen Richardson, Willamette Primary

¦ Lois Collingwood, Wilsonville High School

¦ Kathy Gregg, Wilsonville High School

¦ Mike Nichols, Wilsonville High School

¦ Dan Schumaker, Wilsonville High School

¦ Bob Carlson, CREST

¦ Nancy Schrank, Arts and Technology High School

¦ Christine Branden, District Office Student Services

Register for environmental summer camp

Children can explore, learn and play at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) camp at Clackamas Community College's Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., this summer.

The ELC is offering two hands-on camps for children in first through fifth grade over three weeks.

The Nature Spy Water Camp for first and second graders gives children the opportunity to explore wetlands, make crafts, discover water-related creatures and more, July 8-11, July 15-18 and July 29-Aug. 1. The camp costs $230.

Another camp that is offered is the Nature Spy Astronomy Camp for third through fifth graders.

Campers will learn about the solar system, hunt for micrometeorites, experience the power of the sun through solar oven-baked s'mores and more, July 8-11 and July 15-18. The camp costs $250.

The summer camps are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and before and after care is available. Scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For instructions on how to register, visit For more information about these and other programs at the ELC, contact Alena Schnarr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-594-1656.

Students graduate

¦ Sofia Gumusoglu of Wilsonville graduated from the University of Iowa in May.

¦ Annika Oetken, Mary Roberts and Benjamin Scott of Wilsonville graduated from Montana State University in May. Oetken graduated with honors.

Reynolds recognized for service to district

For Betty Reynolds, Monday, June 10, was the last meeting as a member of the school board. Reynolds served two terms on the board and has been a volunteer and advocate of the district longer than that. The school district thanks Reynolds for her many years of service and for her dedicated commitment to WL-WV students.

Families sought to host exchange students

The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for local families to host high school boys and girls from Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia and South Africa.

The students stay with volunteer host families for an academic year and arrive with insurance and spending money. To become an ASSE host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE, call 800-733-2773 or 503-999-4662, or go to to fill out an application.

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