Are GPAs good for kids and schools?

Are GPAs good for kids and schools?

Members of The Review's Student Writers Advisory Group share their perspectives Do we place too...

Education Hero: Chris Miller

Education Hero: Chris Miller

Local volunteer gives of her time for her son and to create 'a strong education system' Chris...

Lake Oswego robotics teams wow at tournaments

Lake Oswego robotics teams wow at tournaments

Local kids win several awards during state championship-qualifying events First Lego League...

Lakeridge High band takes a journey

Lakeridge High band takes a journey

December concert involved music about travel Lakeridge High School musicians took listeners on a...

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Santa Claus and his elf helper, who bear a striking resemblance to Alan Laird of Lake Oswego and his daughter, Ann, delivered trees to local residents, including the Komfolio family. Mom Anastasia Komfolio, back row, her children Red and Rae and family friend Terry Hernandez were among those on hand for the special tree deliveries.
December 18, 2014

Delivering Tannenbaum cheer to local homes

by Jillian Daley
Santa drops off Christmas trees for Chinese American International School fundraiser Santa Claus made some deliveries a little early this year. During a fundraiser Dec. 7, St. Nick stopped by…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: LOMA SMITH - Lakeridge High School juniors and Boy Scout Troop 432 members have become Eagle Scouts. From left: Michael Moxness and Garrett Riggs.
December 18, 2014

Two Eagles take flight

by Jillian Daley
Two Lakeridge High School juniors have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor the Boy Scouts of America bestows. Boy Scout Troop 432 members Garrett Riggs and Michael Moxness recently…
CALO
December 18, 2014

18 is just a number

by Katie Calo
Pacer Notes I am on the brink of legal adulthood. With a late May birthday, I am one of the kids in my class who won’t turn 18 until right before graduation, yet I can already taste the…
December 18, 2014

School Notes

by Jillian Daley
Lake Monsters reaching out to community A Lake Oswego Robotics team is reaching out to students in need. The Lake Monsters are accepting donated computers, which the group will refurbish and…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - Pacers dancers put in the top performance of the season at an event last weekend.
December 11, 2014

Dancing their way to victory

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego, Lakeridge teams take top slots in state dance championships Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high school dancers really “should be dancing — yeah.” Teams from both schools, led by coaches…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Oak Creek fourth-grader Cierra Ferguson works on a coding exercise.
December 11, 2014

LO kids learning and loving coding

by Jillian Daley
Hour of Code event on tap this week introduces students to computer science Clarissa Petticord isn’t sure she’d want to do computer coding as a profession. “Maybe. I would think I would do this…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Chloe Carnegie (from left), Julia Siever and Bond Barnette sort through the toy donations.
December 11, 2014

'Every toy they get makes a child smile'

by Jillian Daley
Lake Grove Elementary students organize a drive that collects hundreds of toys for children in need One reason behind letting Lake Grove Elementary fifth-graders lead the school’s first toy…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Riverdale Superintendent Terry Brandon has been married to his wife, Shirley, for 43 years. He's worked in education for 41 years.
December 11, 2014

Five Questions: Terry Brandon

by Jillian Daley
Riverdale School District's relatively new superintendent has decades of education experience Terry Brandon, who joined the Riverdale School District as superintendent in July 2013, has four…
TORVALDS
December 11, 2014

The Breakup

by Patricia Torvalds
Maverick Notes I don’t think anything’s put a damper on my senior-year plans like the breakup did. After a year and a half (a 12th of my life!) of a mostly long-distance relationship, I was…
Photo Credit: REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - Company members performed all-male and all-female numbers during a variety show in April 2013, and many members danced and sang, including: from left, Lilly Kritler, Bethany Neuman and Emma Bartel.
December 04, 2014

School Notes

by Jillian Daley
Lakeridge students singing wintertime tunes The multi-ensemble Lakeridge High School Winter Choir Concert is returning in the chilly season as sure as blustery days and hot chocolate. At the…

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Rachel
Dec 04, 2014

Heard Around School: Forest Hills Elementary

by Jillian Daley
What is the greatest gift you ever received during Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, and why was that gift so special to you? “Probably the best gift was — I forgot if my dog was a Christmas…
HARTMAN
Dec 04, 2014

Five Questions: Liz Hartman

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego School Board chairwoman shares her thoughts about the district's present and future Liz Hartman, a Lake Oswego parent and stalwart volunteer, was elected to the Lake Oswego School…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: BRIAN BLACK - Riverdale Grade School fifth-graders have taken a trip to Mount St. Helens to learn about volcanology since 1983.
Dec 04, 2014

A study of explosions

by Jillian Daley
For over three decades, Riverdale fifth-graders have taken a hands-on learning trip to Mount St. Helens Riverdale Grade School students have been visiting Mount St. Helens for almost as long as…
BERRY
Dec 04, 2014

The true meaning of the game

by Elizabeth Berry
Maverick Notes The squeaking of shoes on the court, the cheers from fans and the knowledge of a game well played have always fueled me to do my best in volleyball. I have been on the varsity…
Dec 04, 2014

Stay safe on the dark days of winter

by Jillian Daley
When students head off to college, they can be more vulnerable, especially in the winter when it gets dark earlier, but learning to be aware of their environment can keep students safe. Portland…
Dec 04, 2014

Oregon schools among top study abroad programs

by Jillian Daley
Two state schools, a private school and a community college make the U.S. rankings Lewis & Clark College, University of Oregon, University of Portland and Lewis & Clark College have all earned a…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - During a BucketFillers presentation at Lake Grove Elementary, guest speaker Kelly Nickels got a few student volunteers to dance and play instruments such as a bicycle horn, maracas and a triangle. From left: Ajia McClure, Jack Layne, Sevyn Watson, Colby Ackerman.
Nov 27, 2014

Lake Grove kids learn lessons in caring

by Jillian Daley
Representative from BucketFillers helps school kickoff CharacterCounts! Campaign Lake Grove Elementary students certainly have a handle on what their school’s CharacterCounts! Campaign is all…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Junior Laker Dancers landed first place in a competition for the first time on Saturday. The Lake Oswego Junior High School team, coached by Laura Shepherd and Lacey Lydell, unseated the defending champions from Tigard/Tualatin during the Happy Feet Fall category competition in Scappoose, Lydell said.The Junior Laker Dancers walked away with first in Jazz and third in Pom. Pictured are, from left: (top row): Shepherd (head coach), Isobel Kremer, Sophie Brazier, Katie Hanson, Alexandra Morrow, Annie Knudsen, Lydell (assistant coach); (bottom row): Lily Cuyuch, Misaki Tanabe, Sukie Elliott, Kyra Crawford, Macy Zumbrum.
Nov 27, 2014

Laker dancers snag trophy

by Jillian Daley
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - River Grove second-grader Hannah Koh puts the finishing touches on her turkey.
Nov 27, 2014

Celebrating Thanksgiving in LO schools

by Jillian Daley
Elementary children decorate and dine at holiday events Remember tracing your hand in grade school to make a turkey? Well, elementary schools these days — at least here in Lake Oswego — offer…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lakeridge's All-State orchestra honor group members include, from left: (back row) Carlo Mery, Eliott Wells, Nora Cyganiak and Harrison Schaffer; and (front row) Albert Wang, Scott Hermanns, Maggie Wu and Bettine Rehr-Zimmermann.
Nov 27, 2014

Dozens of LO students place in honors groups

by Jillian Daley
Pacers and Lakers earn seats in All-State and All-Northwest music ensembles Almost four dozen student musicians in the Lake Oswego School District have been named to the 2015 All-State and…




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