Education news in brief
Arts organization donates to WHS
The Charbonneau Arts Association donated $4,000 each to Wilsonville and Canby high schools during an awards ceremony Jan. 12, proceeds from its 2019 art festival held Nov. 1-3.
The Charbonneau Arts Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide an exhibit opportunity and financial support for these two student art programs.
At Wilsonville High School, between 400 and 480 students take art classes each semester, said teacher Christopher Shotola-Hardt. "We have designated a special account to help cover entry fees and tuitions for competitions and workshops for our students, opportunities for young artists outside the normal classroom routines and in-house exhibitions," he said.
Grad Party registration closes soon
Wilsonville High School seniors need to turn in their registration for the Grad Night Party by Jan. 31. Scholarships are available; see Lynda Tucker for details.
Trail Blazers night almost here
The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation is excited to announce its sixth annual "Night With the Portland Trail Blazers."
It will be a fun evening with friends and family as the Blazers take on the Detroit Pistons at the Moda Center on Feb. 23.
As in years past, ticket holders will have the opportunity to participate in at least one experience. All ticket holders who purchase through the WL-WV Education Foundation link will have the opportunity to go onto the court after the game and shoot a free throw. This has been a very popular activity over the past five years.
Any tickets purchased for children between the ages of 6 and 13 will be entered into a drawing to participate in the pregame Courtside Kids experience.
Academic university honors
Nicole Jackson from West Linn qualified for the fall 2019 dean's list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a grade-point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
History major Trevor Maxwell of West Linn was named to the Plymouth State University president's list for the fall 2019 semester. To be named to the president's list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.7 or better and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester.
Worried about the weather?
With snow finally in the forecast, now is a great time to sign up for FlashAlert if you haven't already.
FlashAlert is the system used to be notified of school closures, delays and other similar events. Unused accounts are routinely deleted, so even if you previously subscribed, verify your subscription at https://www.flashalert.net/login.html. Please note that this is not a West Linn-Wilsonville system and only limited help is provided.
Families should consider getting the free FlashAlert Messenger app from the Apple AppStore or Google PlayStore. Announcements also will be displayed on local TV channels. During an event, a ListServ message will be sent and an announcement will be posted on the district home page.
Weather updates will be posted on the district's Facebook and Twitter pages in the event of a school closure or delay.
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