Prep, cook, eat

Prep, cook, eat

Students at Arts and Technology High School learn culinary skills in pilot class The culinary...

Friendship, service and Eagle Awards

Friendship, service and Eagle Awards

Three lifelong friends celebrate earning their Boy Scout Eagle Awards Their former Cub Scout...

Out of the whirlwind

Out of the whirlwind

High school can feel like a whirlwind sometimes. There are so many opportunities and activities...

Rites of spring

Rites of spring

SWAG shares tales of what they're experiencing in the semi-sunny season Many adults associate...


West Linn's Education

April 16, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Attend Rosemont Idol Rosemont Ridge Middle School will hold its annual singing extravaganza this Friday at West Linn High School. Students from the school will compete for the title Rosemont…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The  members of FIRST Team 1425 - Error Code Xero - has qualified for an international competition, to be held in St. Louis, Mo., later this month. The team qualified after competing at the Pacific Northwest Regional competition in Cheney, Wash., last weekend.
April 09, 2015

Robotics team advances to world competition

by Kate Hoots
West Linn-Wilsonville's high school robotics team to compete at international event April Wilsonville’s high school robotics team began the Pacific Northwest championship event last weekend with…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Kaiden Randall holds up a plastic eye and explains how he will learn to see things in a different way when he is in high school.
April 09, 2015

Halfway there

by Kate Hoots
Parents might not be ready to admit it, but by the time students are in seventh grade, they are halfway through their middle-school careers. In other words, they are halfway to high school. The…
WEITZ
April 09, 2015

The hardest job for high-schoolers? Finding one

by Sivan Weitz
There’s nothing more frustrating than being age 15. Fifteen-year-olds are either low-on-the-totem-pole freshman or budding sophomores. At 15, you can’t legally drive alone yet, you’re not an…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - West Linn High School's two mock trial teams compete at the state championship March 13 and 14 in Portland.
April 09, 2015

Mock trial teams end season in Portland

by Kate Hoots
Yellow team finished in second place at state competition last month West Linn High School’s mock trial teams competed March 13 and 14 at the state mock trial competition in Portland. The…
BOHARD
April 02, 2015

A volunteer 'graduates'

by Kate Hoots
After 12 years, volunteer Jerri Bohard departs WL-WV's Long-Range Planning Commitee following her son's 2014 WHS graduation It took a dozen years, but Jerri Bohard realized a long-held goal last…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sixth-grade teammates earned first place at a recent Destination Imagination competition held at Wilsonville High School.
April 02, 2015

Athey teams are tops in Destination Imagination

by Kate Hoots
3 local teams win first place in March 7 competition, earn invitation to state finals Three teams from Athey Creek Middle School each took first place at the Destination Imagination Metro…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Local photographer Adam Bacher is the first professional artist to be featured in a new art display area at Athey Creek Middle School. Bacher is exhibiting photographs from his monthlong visit to Rwanda.
April 02, 2015

Athey Creek Middle School debuts new art space

by Kate Hoots
Athey Creek Middle School debuted a new gallery space last month, with a hosted reception for photographer Adam Bacher. Displayed above the school’s open library space, Bacher’s photographs were…
STATEN
April 02, 2015

You are America

by Madison Staten
“Wouldn’t it be a shame for your great ideas, ambitions — your dreams — to be discarded in the name of fairness?” My hands are shaking as I say this, my voice hollow. I take a pause that’s about…
PAMPLIN  MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Two talented casts traditionally present the annual middle-school musical. This year, the M cast features Matthew Snyder as Donkey, Angela Tinio as Fiona and Cameron Massey as Shrek.
March 26, 2015

Middle-school musical goes 'green'

by Kate Hoots
Annual production will be 'Shrek: The Musical,' with performances starting April 9; tickets on sale now It takes something special to draw together more than 100 students from three middle…

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CARLY CARPENTER PHOTOGRAPHY  - Team members Macy Moore, Elia Bartlett, Alexis Gessler and Ella Nielson are intent during their battle at the regional Oregon Battle of the Books - or OBOB - competition held at Boones Ferry Primary School.
Mar 26, 2015

WL-WV readers compete in OBOB regionals

by Kelly Bartlett
Boones Ferry Primary School hosts annual competition March 14 The entire room was silent; the tension was uncharacteristic in a room filled with students and their families. The Dragonfly…
SUBMITTED PHOTO
Mar 26, 2015

Deb makes All-State Dance Team

by The Tidings
West Linn High School's Cassie Whiteley-Ross, who is a member of the West Linn Debutantes, was named to the 2015 6A All-State Dance Team by the Dance and Drill Coaches Association of Oregon. She…
Charlie Aguilar
Mar 26, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
Willamette Primary School “Are you going to keep your brain active during spring break, or do you think your brain deserves a vacation too?” “I’m going to have fun. I’m going to a different…
OLIVERAS
Mar 26, 2015

Finding the right balance

by Sarah Oliveras
Throughout their lifetime, trees learn many important life lessons due to the hardships they have experienced. It is time we learn from them. One of the many lessons that can be taken away from…
TIDINGS PHOTOS: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - The Debs compete at State.
Mar 26, 2015

Congrats, Debs

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn High School Debutantes wrapped up their season last weekend competing at the 2015 Oregon State Dance and Drill Championships. Even though the Debs advanced out of the first round,…
Mar 26, 2015

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
West Linn High School celebrates Poetry Out Loud Students at West Linn High School again participated in an national recitation contest, the annual Poetry Out Loud competition. On Feb. 20, about…
Canby High School
Mar 22, 2015

IN PHOTOS: State Dance - Show Division

by Brian Monihan
Canby High School takes top honors Photos by J. Brian Monihan Some consider the Show Division to be the premiere category of state dance. This year's high school dance teams didn't disappoint.…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Although only a small group actually drives the robot during matches, it takes a full team to keep Team 1425 competitive. From left, Tristan Briggler, Ryan Kelly, Andrew Kassab and Sami Edwards.
Mar 19, 2015

A strong start

by Kate Hoots
High school robotics team finishes second at first competition of 2015 season The West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s high school robotics team got its competition season off to a strong…
BISHOP
Mar 19, 2015

United in grief

by SWAG
Maybe it is the idea of promise cut short, of potential and possibilities erased. How else to explain the heart-wrenching headlines and community-wide pain when a teenager dies in a car crash?…
HOOTS
Mar 19, 2015

The most dangerous thing we do

by Beth Hoots
My driver’s ed instructor opened up one of our first classroom sessions in January by asking us students to name the most dangerous thing we do in our daily lives. There was some goofy…




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