Angst isn't just for teenagers

Angst isn't just for teenagers

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WL-WV welcomes civil rights icon

WL-WV welcomes civil rights icon

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WHS students share talents with 'Word and Hand'

WHS students share talents with 'Word and Hand'

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For the love of running

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Wilsonville's Education

May 20, 2015

Oregon schools scramble for $60 million in priority funding

by Peter Wong
Early childhood programs might end up the winners Early childhood programs, though their scope is yet to be defined, are the likely winners in the scramble for $60 million that Oregon’s…
May 20, 2015

Student columnists needed

by Kate Hoots
WLHS students invited to apply for 2015-16 school year Student columnists needed By KATE HOOTS The Spokesman The Wilsonville Spokesman is seeking four high-school columnists from Wilsonville…
May 20, 2015

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Learn about high school robotics Wilsonville’s high school robotics team is recruiting new members, and girls and boys who will be entering grades 9 through 12 next fall are invited to attend an…
May 13, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Santa Clara University Wilsonville’s Ryan Tabor graduated from Santa Clara University in December, 2014, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Tabor graduated two quarters early with a cum laude…
McMANUS
May 13, 2015

How to thrive during AP testing

by Ashlyn McManus
Many of the students at Wilsonville High School can agree that each year as the month of May rolls around, a noticeable shift in the atmosphere occurs. The start of May means many things. Spring…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dancers from Boeckman's Baile Folklorico group entertained the crowd at the school's first annual International Night.
May 13, 2015

Honoring the differences

by Kate Hoots
First annual International Night at Boeckman Creek Primary builds community by celebrating cultural differences Boeckman Creek Primary School honored its international flavor April 30, with its…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Russell Romas, a language arts and social studies teacher at Rosemont Ridge Middle School, receives a congratulatory hug from his daughter Myrtle.
May 06, 2015

WL-WV honors teachers

by Kate Hoots
Thirty-five teachers from 11 West Linn-Wilsonville schools were honored April 23 at a celebration to mark their passage from probationary to contract status after successfully completing three…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of FIRST Team 1425 - Error Code Xero - made it to the final rounds in their field at the global championships in St. Louis, Mo., last month.
May 06, 2015

Robotics success

by Kate Hoots
High school robotics team returns from global championships, schedules informational open house The West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s high school robotics team capped a successful season…
May 06, 2015

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Plan for CREST summer camps, programs West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s CREST Center has announced its lineup of offerings for summer camps and programs. CREST’s events are designed for…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Olivia Klugman plays shy newcomer Gabriela Montez and Brock Taylor plays basketball star Troy Bolton in the WHS drama department's production of 'High School Musical,' opening at the school May 14.
May 06, 2015

'Breaking free' on WHS stage

by Kate Hoots
Teen classic 'High School Musical' opens May 14; tickets now on sale Wrapping up a strong season that included iconic favorites “The Sound of Music” and “Romeo and Juliet,” Wilsonville High…

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May 06, 2015

Enjoying the moment

by Kaitamaria Pounds
With everyone counting down the days until graduation and the end of this school year, many students are already making plans for summer and even the next academic year. All the hype for the…
May 06, 2015

Congratulations, WHS musicians

by Kate Hoots
Four Wilsonville High School students competed in the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) State championship held May 2 at Lewis and Clark College. Jason Black, center, placed fourth at…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The 12-foot memorial wall contains the names of 40,896 United Nations casualties from the war, including those killed and missing in action during the Korean War in the 1950s.
Apr 29, 2015

Remembering 'the Forgotten War'

by Kate Hoots
Athey Creek Middle Schoolers create connections with service members' survivors This spring, 23 students from Athey Creek Middle School, accompanied by three staff members and two parent…
Apr 29, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Augustana College Augustana College, in Rock Island, Ill., named Sophia Ries of Wilsonville to the dean's list for the 2014-15 winter term. Students earning this academic honor have maintained a…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Masters of ceremony (from left) Jason Black, Emma Meislahn and Anne-Marie Wieland welcome the community to Wilsonville High School last Friday night.
Apr 29, 2015

Springfest returns to WHS

by Kate Hoots
Annual celebration held at high school April 24 Wilsonville High School celebrated Springfest last Friday, treating the community to an evening of “Crystal and Ice” filled with student talent…
Apr 29, 2015

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Congratulate a WHS winner Two groups from Wilsonville High School recently competed and won. The WHS Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) team competed at the state finals April 11 and finished in…
SHEARER
Apr 29, 2015

What's college all about, anyway?

by Laura Shearer
On one hand, it seems strange that the human species cares for its young for such a long time, relative to other species. Yet on the other hand it’s absurd to think that anything close to a…
FOR THE SPOKESMAN: JAKE YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY - Springfest is serious business at Wilsonville High School. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and the whole town is invited to come help students celebrate the season.
Apr 22, 2015

It's time for Springfest 2015

by Kate Hoots
Community invited to Wilsonville High School for Friday's annual celebration of the season A much loved tradition returns to Wilsonville High School this Friday. It’s time to celebrate spring,…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Wilsonville sophomores Abby Edward and Sarah Peterson sort through a pile of student artwork.
Apr 22, 2015

A gala event for the arts

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District held its annual districtwide art show April 17, and the weather could not have been more perfect. Temperatures still in the upper 70s when the show…
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Apr 22, 2015

Wood's Noveletz compete at regional OBOB

by Kate Hoots
A group of avid readers at Inza R. Wood Middle School advanced to the regional competition for Oregon Battle of the Books. Seventh-graders Sydney Byun, Kylie Aube, Jensen Lorio and Camryn…




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