Wildcat support, family style

Wildcat support, family style

For the students at Wilsonville High School, the autumn weather brings with it the familiarity of...

WHS celebrates a homecoming win

WHS celebrates a homecoming win

The high school's student body enjoys traditional activities including a parade and dance Before...

Wilsonville art tradition continues

Wilsonville art tradition continues

Ninth annual Beyond the Demos show runs through Nov. 1 A Wilsonville art tradition, Beyond the...

New stars storm Wilsonville stage

New stars storm Wilsonville stage

WHS production of 'Sound of Music,' opening Nov. 5, stars actors from primary and middle schools...

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Wilsonville's Education

October 15, 2014

School board roundup: enrollment numbers and financial outlook

by Kate Hoots
District adds new online Common Core resources for parents The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held its monthly board meeting Oct. 6. Here are highlights from the session. Enrollment figures…
October 08, 2014

A charter school on the move

by Kate Hoots
Three Rivers announces plans to build a school, starting next summer, on Ek Road West Linn-Wilsonville’s charter school, Three Rivers, is on the move with recently announced plans to build a…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Excitement was the word of the day at Lowrie Oct. 3, when students headed out into a beautiful fall day to ride their wheels around the school building.
October 08, 2014

Students go green for Lowrie fundraiser

by Kate Hoots
Principal Patrick Meigs celebrates PTA fundraising goal by dying hair, beard green for annual Wheel-a-thon The organizers of Lowrie Primary School’s third annual Wheel-a-thon couldn’t have…
Pounds
October 08, 2014

Stress in excess

by Kaitamaria Pounds
Almost a month into school, students are starting to feel the pressure building. The first round of colds is hitting. Sports are in full swing. Clubs are sprouting up everywhere, focusing on…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Alina Boyd and her friend Trinity, both fourth-graders taught by Traci Hallock-Gross, show that you don't have to be limited by disability to help the cause by pushing classmate Issac Dreyling during the annual Boeckman Creek Fun Run last Friday.
October 01, 2014

A fine day for a fun run

by Kate Hoots
Boeckman Creek's PTA holds its annual fun run fundraiser Sept. 26 Students at Boeckman Creek Primary School moved up — temporarily — to Wilsonville High School Sept. 26, as crowds of students,…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Emily Meisner proudly displays the family pass that she won in the grand prize drawing at the end of the Wilsonville Library's summer reading program. Emily and her family will get to visit the zoo for a full year.
October 01, 2014

Kids win big in library's summer programs

by The Spokesman
There was no shortage of prizes at the Wilsonville Public Library this summer. In addition to the thousands of children who won gift certificates to local businesses and took home free books as…
Shearer
October 01, 2014

Travel matters

by Laura Shearer
Sitting on the beach at Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 2013, eavesdropping on a group of rising high school seniors from the Boston area, I noticed a common theme in all their stories. Each…
October 01, 2014

School notes

by Kate Hoots
Sign up for Student Support School The next Student Support School session at Wilsonville High School will be help Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students who are struggling or are in…
October 01, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Eastern Washington University Yochanan Proctor of Wilsonville made the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Eastern Washington University, located in Cheney, Wash. Students who qualify…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Sixth-grader Justin Bruce receives his copy of The Running Dream, a novel by Wendelin Van Draanen that every student, teacher and staff member at Inza R. Wood Middle School will read this year. Mary Ann Creason, chairwoman of the Kiwanis Clubs Grants and Scholarship committee, was on hand to pass out 850 copies of the book that were purchased with a donation from the Kiwanis Club.
October 01, 2014

Dreaming for Wood Reads

by Kate Hoots
Inza R. Wood Middle School kicks off eighth annual Wood Reads program with "The Running Dream" Students at Inza R. Wood Middle School will be sharing a dream this school year, starting with the…

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Sep 24, 2014

It's just a letter

by Anne-Marie Wieland
Do we learn in school? This is not a trick question. Surely we learn something in school, whether it is personal or academic, but what is the real focus of students? Is their purpose to learn or…
Sep 24, 2014

School notes

by Kate Hoots
Renew applications for free/reduced lunches If your student receives a free or reduced lunch, you need to complete a new application for 2014-15. Applications from last school year will expire…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wilsonville High School's Grad Night 2015 committee will hold a rummage sale Oct. 11 to raise funds for the year-end event. Donations are being accepted this Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. and next Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the high school. Seniors like Zach Holbrook, left, and Bailey Wetherbee will be on hand to help load donations into trucks.
Sep 24, 2014

Raising funds for a safe celebration

by Kate Hoots
Grad Night 2015 planning committee seeks donations for rummage sale fundraiser When you’re planning a party for 272 guests, it’s best to start early. That’s why Wilsonville High School’s Grad…
Wilsonville Wildcats
Sep 24, 2014

WHS honor roll

by Kate Hoots
The following students at Wilsonville High School earned a spot on the honor roll for the final semester of the 2013-14 year. Each student on the honor roll earned a 3.5 or better grade point…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Eric Byun, left, and Sam Laurin were named National Merit semifinalists this month. The two WHS seniors are eligible to compete for $33 million in scholarships made available to semifinalists who become finalists.
Sep 24, 2014

WHS pair named National Merit semifinalists

by Kate Hoots
Eric Byun and Sam Laurin will advance in competition for $33 million in scholarship opportunities Approximately 16,000 high school students were honored as National Merit semifinalists this…
Sep 17, 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: FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville High School students' performance on standardized tests improved in 2013-14, with a nearly 10 percent gain over 2012-13 scores.
Sep 17, 2014

Standardized test scores rise in WL-WV schools

by Kate Hoots
Oregon Dept. of Education releases results statewide Students in West Linn and Wilsonville improved their performance on standardized state testing in the 2013-14 school year, according to data…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Willow McCormick teaches a blended second- and third-grade classroom at Willamette this year. Each  year, she teaches a unit on civil rights, and she incorporates the concept of social justice into her classroom each day.
Sep 17, 2014

Primary sources

by Kate Hoots
Willamette teacher attends weeklong institute at Library of Congress Willow McCormick’s summer took an unexpected — and very productive — turn when she learned in the spring that she had been…
Sep 17, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Help schools track new virus School district nurses are asking for help tracking the spread of a new virus now spread through 10 states. Human enterovirus 68 is a relative of the common cold,…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Lowrie Primary student Eva Killingsworth blows bubbles at a Sept. 9 fundraiser at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church.
Sep 17, 2014

Lowrie returns for third fundraiser

by Kate Hoots
PTA partners with McMenamins to raise money for school art program In its third year, Wilsonville’s newest primary school, Lowrie, is starting to see its traditions take root in the community.…



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