My entire high school experience in 600 words or less

My entire high school experience in 600 words or less

Maverick Notes: Riverdale High School senior Timothy Gentry, one of two Maverick Notes columnists...

Buddhist monk teaches lessons of peace at Forest Hills

Buddhist monk teaches lessons of peace at Forest Hills

Forest Hills students learn about meditation and controlling emotions during visit from Buddhist...

Check in to 'The Big Hotel'

Check in to 'The Big Hotel'

Curtain rises for three showings of LOHS play, 'The Big Hotel,' Friday and Saturday.

Making their case

Making their case

Lake Oswego High School students take second place in contest focusing on building a legal argument.

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Lake Oswego's Education

SUBMITTED PHOTO: COURTESY OF LAKERIDGE HIGH SCHOOL - The Lakeridge prom court includes (front row from left) Kenzie Hudler, Remi Lathrop, Rachel Kuhnert, Emily Bell, Jill Coleman, Hannah Miller, Marin Daraee, Gabi Rouhier, Gillian Anderson, and Libby Hornecker; (back row from left) Ian Gaekwad, Mitch Rose, Kevin Thropp, Kirby Delfatti, Liam Thropp, Cooper Lawhead, Ben Seydel, Dante Salas, Michael Fain and Dylan Nelson.
May 25, 2017

Lakeridge prom court celebrates another school ball

by Pamplin Media Group
Lakeridge High School's annual promenade tradition returned this month. Want to know who the king and queen were? Read on.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: COURTESY OF LOHS - Lake Oswego High School teacher Andrew Desmond directs the Wind Ensemble during a performance for the Forest Hills Elementary School Falcons at a recent visit.
May 25, 2017

School Notes

by Jillian Daley
What's new in Lake Oswego? Well, there's a concert on Thursday and a Laker Spirit Store sale on Friday to name a couple of events.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Riverdale High School senior Nikki Kostur delivers her Senior Exhibition presentation on Monday, entitled 'Goods from the Woods: Plant-Based Pharmaceuticals Role in the Preservation of Rainforest Tribes.'
May 24, 2017

Creating capstones

by Pamplin Media Group
Riverdale High School seniors showcase their Senior Exhibitions at Monday event.


SPOKESMAN PHOTOS: ANDREW KILSTROM - Incendio took home top honors in the battle of bands-style competition Sunday, May 14.
May 18, 2017

A League of Rockers

by Andrew Kilstrom
The eXtraordinary League of Rockers takes center stage in final show of 2017 in Wilsonville this past weekend.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: CATHERINE MELTON - Lakeridge Junior High School students Elina Desphande, Rowan Kirkpatrick and Hamza Said-al-Naief discovered on May 9 that theyd triumphed at the Pacific Northwest Regionals in the SchoolsNext Competition. Here is their doughnut-shaped model of the school of the future.
May 18, 2017

LJHS students win regional event

by Jillian Daley
After winning Pacific Northwest Regionals in the SchoolsNext Competition, LJHS kids now have the chance to advance to an international competition in October.
ZHANG
May 18, 2017

Aiming for the Roots

by Serena Zhang
Laker Notes: Consider the roots of oppression with LOHS columnist Serena Zhang
SUBMITTED PHOTO - LOHS drama program is putting on murder mystery next week.
May 18, 2017

School Notes

by Jillian Daley
Local happenings include the LOHS murder mystery next week and an LOHS student who earned a perfect score on his ACT
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Take cover, because it's time for a 'Shakesplosion!!!' at Lakeridge Junior High, a Shakespeare send-up that opens this Thursday, May 18, at the school. Ian Proctor, left, and Luzahn Chandler run through a scene.
May 16, 2017

Get ready for a 'Shakesplosion!!!'

by Jillian Daley
Lakeridge Junior High students plan to perform a send-up to The Bard this week and next week
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Jack Bentley of Dallas, Ore., explains the different ordinances used with a Civil War cannon.
May 18, 2017

Making memories

by Jillian Daley
LOJ Civil War re-enactors offer lessons and a crucial emotional connection, teacher explains
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego High School freshman Michael Murray beams with his food pantry director, Linda Mathes.
May 15, 2017

The Hunger Fighter

by Jillian Daley
LOHS freshman Michael Murray's nonprofit opens food pantry at Lakeridge Junior High
MUSICK
May 12, 2017

Michael Musick announces resignation

by Jillian Daley
Central office administrator said he will be leaving Lake Oswego School District at the end of the year for personal reasons
SUBMITTED FILE PHOTO - Lakeridge High School choir director William Campbell says he is proud of his students for making it to the state competition on Saturday. Lakeridge students are shown here during a competition in 2014.
May 11, 2017

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Virtual tours of local schools, Lakeridge High's choir competing at state and a reminder about changes to early-release days are the news items in School Notes this week
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - During the Westridge Walk-a-thon on May 4, a group of kindergartners complete a lap around the field.
May 11, 2017

Westridge Walk-a-thon raises $13,600

by Pamplin Media Group
Lake Oswego Schools Foundation is beneficiary of Westridge Walk-a-thon fundraiser on May 4
SUBMITTED PHOTO: JOE THEISSEN - One lesson from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' could be don't mess with fairies. From left: Bella Scherneck, Elisabeth Firmin and Juhee Park as Fairies, and Taya Smith as Titania.
May 11, 2017

AN ERRANT DAUGHTER ELOPES

by Jillian Daley
Take in a tale of forbidden love this week at Lake Oswego Junior High
SUBMITTED PHOTO: SUSAN STEGER - Lakeridge Junior High School students participated in community service activities in between state standardized tests. Activities included making dog toys out of fleece strips for the Oregon Humane Society's shelter in Portland.
May 11, 2017

Lessons in volunteering

by Jillian Daley
Lakeridge Junior High School teacher Kelsey Bowers shows students the meaning of giving back
REVIEW PHOTOS: JILLIAN DALEY - The directors and cast of Lakeridge High School's Second Stage production of 'Almost, Maine' pose for a photo.
May 11, 2017

A visit to 'Almost, Maine'

by Jillian Daley
Lakeridge High students step into the small world of a 'Northern Exposure'-esque town
WILLIAMS
May 11, 2017

Parents of high school seniors: Saying goodbye

by Claire Williams
Pacer Notes: Claire Williams shares her college-finding experience and the fond farewells she is making
SUBMITTED PHOTO: COURTESY OF LOJ - Front row (from left): Barbara Chen, Misaki Tanabi, Paige Matthews, Abby Mankin, Cassie Chan, Liza Wadell and Anastasia Rozanava. Back row (from left): Colin Galbraith, Mohnish Judge, Eli Ross, Roman Sinkus, Sean Negreanu, Ellie Tanimura, Cameron Iizuka and Whitney Langford.
May 11, 2017

LOJ students earn awards at Intel science fair

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego Junior High Sailors do their school proud at event earlier this month
SUBMITTED PHOTO: RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL - Riverdale sophomore Glenn Sutter tests his bridge during a competition.
May 11, 2017

Riverdale wins international bridge contest

by Pamplin Media Group
Riverdale High School sophomore Glenn Sutter takes the top spot in annual contest
SCHINDERLE
May 11, 2017

New Lake Grove principal announced

by Jillian Daley
Hillsboro School District's Scott Schinderle will replace Lake Grove Elementary Principal Carol Whitten
HULL
May 04, 2017

Choosing My University

by Moriah Hull
Maverick Notes: Riverdale High School senior Moriah Hull talks about her struggle to choose a university
SUBMITTED PHOTO: COURTESY OF LAKERIDGE HIGH SCHOOL - The Silver Medal winners are (from left): Jared Bartunek, Isa Melendez, Mitchell Parker and Deepak Kaushal.
May 02, 2017

Spanish students win national awards

by Pamplin Media Group
Lakeridge High School students in the World Languages program receive medals in National Spanish Examinations
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The members of the Hunger Fighters Oregon board are (from left) Michael Murray, Jim White, Chris Rodegerdts, Terri Childress, Ian Reeves, Aletia Cochran, Cathleen Steele and Malcolm Mathes.
May 02, 2017

Nonprofit opens pantry to help people in need

by Jillian Daley
Student-led Hunger Fighters Oregon will house its new digs at Lakeridge Junior High School
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Riverdale junior Gillian Styring performs for visitors.
May 02, 2017

Riverdale District Arts Night returns

by Jillian Daley
Students' gifts with art and music will be on display during annual event
SUBMITTED PHOTO: COURTESY OF RIVER GROVE - Presentations on Mexican culture and history also necessitated a little dressing up at River Grove Elementary.
May 04, 2017

A visit to Mexico

by Pamplin Media Group
River Grove students take a virtual tour of Mexico through learning and imagination during Culture Week

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REVIEW PHOTOS: JILLIAN DALEY - Oak Creek Elementary fourth-grader Melanie Gabriel-Hastings is leading the installation of a butterfly garden at her school. Volunteers are needed to plant the garden on Memorial Day weekend. This is one of the butterfly boxes that the caterpillars will be raised in.
May 02, 2017

A symbol of hope

by Jillian Daley
Melanie Gabriel-Hastings begins efforts to plant butterfly garden at Oak Creek Elementary
REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Laura Paxson Kluthe didn't intend to be a teacher, but she found it to be her true calling.
May 04, 2017

Paxson Kluthe bids farewell to LOHS

by Jillian Daley
After 23 years with the Lakers, longtime teacher to retire in the Gorge
SUBMITTED PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE FOREST HILLS PTO - Forest Hills fourth-grader Valerie Stephan plays the violin during last week's Talent Showcase.
May 02, 2017

Forest Hills holds inaugural Talent Showcase

by Pamplin Media Group
Forest Hills Elementary School put a special event to spotlight the talents of its soaring Falcons
May 02, 2017

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
What's happening in Lake Oswego? OSAA winners were announced; host families are wanted (hello tax deduction and cultural exchange); the People's Choice awardee was announced in the Congressional…
KWARTLER
Apr 27, 2017

Room-inations

by Sarah Kwartler
Laker Notes: Find out what Lake Oswego High School senior Sarah Kwartler thinks about the trials of college room and board
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego High School has released its second-semester honor roll.
Apr 27, 2017

Honor roll: Lake Oswego High School

by Pamplin Media Group
The first-semester honor roll for Lake Oswego High School has been released.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - In the team awards for grade 7, The LOJ Team of Praveer Sharan, took first place. The team includes: Kyle Zhang grade 7; Lucia Zhang, grade 7; Megan Chiang, grade 6; and Alicia Li, grade 6.Both of the seventh-grade teams had members who were one or 2 grades younger, says Sun Chi, affectionately known as Coach Howard.
"Teams must compete at the highest grade level of any one member, and both teams rose to the challenge and delivered great results," she says.
Apr 27, 2017

Lake Grove, LOJ impress at math tourney

by Jillian Daley
Lake Grove and Lake Oswego Junior High students bring back stacks of awards from the numerical competition
Apr 27, 2017

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
The LOSD Career Fair, a peace camp, an art show are coming up, and Lakeridge students raise $10K for cancer research
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego High School senior Tuesday Lewman wins Congressional Art Competition in Oregons Fifth District.
Apr 27, 2017

LO School District student wins Congressional Art Competition…

by Pamplin Media Group
LOHS senior Tuesday Lewman learned she had won during a reception on Tuesday evening
SUBMITTED PHOTO: COURTESY OF LOHS - Lake Oswego High School seniors Nathan Wong and Jessica Weis won in their category in the inaugural Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl on March 11, and they earned a trip to nationals in D.C. April 6-7. From left: Teacher Charlotte Stewart, Wong, Weis and assistant teacher Hina Oishi.
Apr 25, 2017

LOHS students succeed at Japan Bowl

by Jillian Daley
Seniors win first at Pacific Northwest competition and advance to D.C.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: SARAH HOWELL - River Grove Elementary School fourth-grader Romy Howell, School Board Chair Sarah Howell's daughter, was one of the volunteers in the Campaign Walk on Saturday.
Apr 25, 2017

Campaign events kick off on Saturday

by Jillian Daley
Three Honk & Waves and two more Community Walks are coming up
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - River Grove Parent Teacher Organization Treasurer Kirsten Carnese, right, works alongside Home Depot employee Karen Belding assembling the raised beds.
Apr 25, 2017

How does River Grove's garden grow?

by Jillian Daley
With the help of parents, volunteers and a phone call to Home Depot
Eucker
Apr 20, 2017

Immeasurable Heart

by Ava Eucker
Pacer Notes: Find out what Lakeridge High School student Ava Eucker has to say about participating in Key Club.
REVIEW FILE PHOTO - New teacher Kristi Stingle directs orchestra this September. She oversees Lakeridge Junior and Lakeridge High orchestras. She led Lakeridge to a Three Rivers League victory recently, and her high school wind ensemble will head ot state in May.
Apr 20, 2017

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Upcoming school bond events, SASEE scholarships available and National Merit Scholarships are among the topics
(Image is Clickable Link) LO REVIEW - 4.20.17
Apr 20, 2017

Lakeridge Junior High School - Student All Stars - April 20, 2017

by Kendra McGowan
Lakeridge High School Student All Stars sponsored by Pacific West Bank.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LOMA SMITH - Lakeridge to perform variety show this Thursday to Saturday.
Apr 18, 2017

Stay Tuned

by Jillian Daley
Lakeridge High School's Company to perform variety show this Thursday to Saturday
MONKEWICZ
Apr 18, 2017

Improving the lives of others

by Jillian Daley
Students from Lake Oswego, Lakeridge, West Linn and Wilsonville highs schools give back to their communities
REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Community Transition Program Coordinator Rollie Wilson (left) beams with CTP worker David Holmes, a Lake Oswego High School senior.
Apr 18, 2017

Local business-school district program thrives

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego's Community Transition Program collaborates with New Seasons to offer students vocational training
O'BRIEN
Apr 20, 2017

'From a Warrior to a Pacer and back'

by Jillian Daley
Ian O'Brien will return to Warrenton after two years as athletic director at Lakeridge High School
REVIEW FILE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: VERN UYETAKE - Student Writers Advisory Group members discuss the merits of cellphones in the classroom.
Apr 13, 2017

What role should technology play in the classroom?

by Andrew Kilstrom
SWAG discusses the positives and negatives of using smartphones in schools
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Who earned a place on the Lake Oswego Junior High School second-trimester honor roll? Find out!
Apr 13, 2017

Honor roll

by Jillian Daley
Who earned a place on the Lake Oswego Junior High School second-trimester honor roll? Find out!
COHEN
Apr 13, 2017

School Notes

by Jillian Daley
What's new in the Lake Oswego area? A Riverdale student got a Stamps Scholarship to U of O, an LOHS student was honored at an Intel event, and the Lakeridge show choir is performing next week.
(Image is Clickable Link) LO REVIEW - 4.13.17
Apr 13, 2017

Lakeridge High School - Student All Stars - April 13, 2017

by Kendra McGowan
Lakeridge High School Student All Stars sponsored by Pacific West Bank.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego High School junior Zander Work is helping to organize a cybersecurity camp for the second consecutive summer. Work also teaches at the camp.
Apr 12, 2017

LOHS student helps organize cybersecurity camp

by Jillian Daley
LOHS junior Zander Work helps CTO make annual camp come together for a second year
MENDOZA
Apr 12, 2017

Lakeridge student earns Eagle Scout honor

by Pamplin Media Group
Lakeridge High School junior Andrés Mendoza builds bridge to achieve the Eagle Scout rank



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