Changing lives with mission trip

Changing lives with mission trip

When you set out to change lives you need to be careful. The one you may change just might be...

WLHS honor roll

WLHS honor roll

West Linn High School has released its honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school...

WLHS clubs on display during lunchtime fair

WLHS clubs on display during lunchtime fair

WLHS clubs on display during lunchtime fair West Linn High School has held its annual “club...

WL-WV education foundation receives unexpected boost

WL-WV education foundation receives unexpected boost

Out-of-area donors give appreciated stock worth $10,000, challenge residents to match it The West...

Primary sources

Primary sources

Willamette teacher attends weeklong institute at Library of Congress Willow McCormick’s...

Wrong, or just different?

Wrong, or just different?

Editor’s note: Inspired by the movie “The Breakfast Club,” student columnist Sarah...

A warm welcome with cold treats

A warm welcome with cold treats

It was a warm evening, but the ice cream had no time to melt as eager students and their families...

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West Linn's Education

Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Students at West Linn High School exceeded the state average on ACT test scores. In fact, The West Linn-Wilsonville School District's average score of 25 bested the national average by four percentage points.
September 18, 2014

Local students' scores far exceed state average

by Jillian Daley
Wilsonville-West Linn students exceled in the ACT Are West Linn-Wilsonville high-schoolers ready for college? If ACT scores released this week are any indication, they sure are. Along with Lake…
September 11, 2014

School board roundup: enrollment, bond updates

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held its monthly board meeting Sept. 8. Here are highlights from the session. Enrollment update Deputy Superintendent Jane Stickney presented preliminary…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Bruno Baru's concentration shows on his face as the Trillum Creek kindergartener works through his first assignment on the first day of school Sept. 2 .
September 04, 2014

They're back!

by The Tidings
Students return to West Linn schools this week School grounds were buzzing Tuesday as students in the primary grades swarmed back onto campuses throughout West Linn. Things were a little quieter…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: KELLY MOONEY PHOTOGRAPHY - Rosemont Ridge's parent teacher organization was honored as PTO of the year by a national organization. The 2013-14 PTO board included, from left: Kathy Brandeberry as vice president, Steve Burch as treasurer, Tamara Vanderpool as secretary and Holly Miller as president. Brandeberry will lead the PTO as co-president this year; Burch returned as secretary.
September 04, 2014

Back to school - with honors

by Kate Hoots
Rosemont Ridge Middle School's PTO wins national accolated — for the second time since 2004 Rosemont Ridge Middle School’s parent-teacher organization (PTO) received national recognition over…
Hoots
September 04, 2014

Are you up for a challenge, West Linn?

by Beth Hoots
When was the last time you felt the influence of the ocean? Maybe you went deep-sea fishing this summer — or maybe the closest you came to the sea was watching Shark Week. Perhaps you’re a SOLVE…
September 04, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Education Foundation elects officers After delivering a $130,000 donation to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District — money that the district used directly to hire more teachers — the…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED BY HEATHER C. DAHL - 'The Cynja' is the first in a series of graphic novels co-written by WLHS graduate Heather C. Dahl. The book is illustrated by Shirow Di Rosso.
August 28, 2014

WLHS graduate introduces cyber security superhero: The Cynja

by Caitlin Tompkins
A new comic book is teaching young computer users how to be safe on the Internet. A virtual world where “cyber outlaws” are corrupting computer networks is teaching young readers about Internet…
August 28, 2014

Send us your first-day-of-school photos

by The Spokesman
Breathe easy, parents: Summer is almost over and the start of school is right around the corner. When you send your student off to his or her first day of school next month, be sure to snap a…
August 28, 2014

Tidings seeking nominees for Amazing Kid honor

by The Tidings
Know a stand-out West Linn kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Tidings is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to high…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The West Linn-Wilsonville School District added 22 new teaching positions over the summer. The school board voted in June to fund 16 new FTE, and increased enrollment over the summer led the district to create an additional six FTE. These are the new teachers who will be working in West Linn schools.
August 28, 2014

West Linn schools welcome new faculty

by The Tidings
New teachers hired at West Linn schools for the 2014-15 school year Students and their parents will be seeing some new faces at every West Linn school when classes resume next week. The school…

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Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - A new traffic light, crosswalk controls and other improvements are slated for the intersection of Rosemont Road and Santa Anita Drive.
Aug 21, 2014

Going back to school - safely

by Kate Hoots
City, schools cooperate on improvements to roads, sidewalks around schools to improve student safety Getting to school will be a little safer for students at three West Linn schools this year,…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Lavendar Girls of West Linn made $5,000 to benefit young cancer patients last year, and used that money to grant a number of wishes.
Aug 21, 2014

Lavendar Girls return for sixth annual sale

by Patrick Malee
Group is selling lavendar-based crafts to benefit Children's Cancer Association The Lavendar Girls of West Linn return this Friday for their sixth annual sale to benefit the Children’s Cancer…
Aug 21, 2014

Send us your first-day-of-school photos

by The Spokesman
Breathe easy, parents: Summer is almost over and the start of school is right around the corner. When you send your student off to his or her first day of school next month, be sure to snap a…
Aug 21, 2014

Tidings seeking nominees for Amazing Kid honor

by The Spokesman
Know a stand-out West Linn kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Tidings is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to high…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cat Nelson, pictured on the far right, became interested in China and the Chinese language after taking both a language and a culture class as an eighth-grader at Wood Middle School last year. Over the summer, she visited China on via student program offered thought PSU's Confucius Institute, and she plans to continue studying Chinese at Wilsonville High School this school year.
Aug 14, 2014

WL-WV's Chinese language program is growing

by Kate Hoots
Curriculum expands to Wilsonville High School; host families needed During the past two years, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District has been reaping the rewards of a carefully nurtured…
Aug 14, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Colorado College West Linn’s Graham Frank earned a spot on the dean’s list for the 2013-14 school year at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rochester Institute of Technology…
Hoots
Aug 14, 2014

In praise of band geeks

by Beth Hoots
My middle school band director once bragged that before we started sixth grade, she influenced our lifelong personalities by helping us choose the instruments that we would play for the next…
Aug 14, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Show support for music and arts in schools With the start of the school year just around the corner, now is the perfect time to renew your membership in West Linn-Wilsonville’s Music and Arts…
Aug 12, 2014

Tidings seeking nominees for Amazing Kid honor

by The Spokesman
Know a stand-out West Linn kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Tidings is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to high…
Severson
Aug 07, 2014

Severson steps up

by Kate Hoots
Rosemont's assistant principal takes principal position at Wilsonville's Wood Middle School The new principal of Inza R. Wood Middle School hit the ground running immediately upon his return…



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