Student Speak

Student Speak

LOWRIE PRIMARY SCHOOL "What are you thankful for?" "I'm thankful for my mom and dad and sister...

Note of gratitude

Note of gratitude

Editor’s note: Boones Ferry Primary School teacher Ben Buehler’s fifth-grade students...

Wilsonville High School promotes success

Wilsonville High School promotes success

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and that means it is time to be thankful. I am thankful for many...

Wilsonville Pride dancers take top prize

Wilsonville Pride dancers take top prize

The Wilsonville Pride Dance Team had a successful start to its competition season. The dancers...

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Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Ruby Larsen and Arthur Venderby, both 10, peruse local author Trudy Ludwigs book, Gifts From the Enemy, with Alter Weiner, the books protagonist.
November 19, 2014

Survival and hope

by Kate Hoots
Holocaust survivor Alter Weiner shares his life story with Stafford fourth- and fifth-graders Fourth- and fifth-graders at Stafford Primary School welcomed an honored guest Nov. 3 when Alter…
McManus
November 19, 2014

Seniors say the first goodbye

by Ashlyn McManus
Every year as November rolls around, fall sports begin to draw to a close. Some students are thrilled because this means that winter sports can finally begin. But for the students who are a part…
Tashyka Zundel
November 19, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
BOONES FERRY PRIMARY SCHOOL “What is something that makes your family special?” “My grandpa is really funny, and he likes to tickle me. He does the best one underneath the knee. My grandma likes…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Mason Seal and Gavin Quintanilla, left, are both third-graders and Cub Scouts. Their Scout group honored veterans last week by collecting food and toiletries to send to troops serving overseas. The boys collected items at their school, Boeckman Creek Primary, and will bring additional items to a den meeting where they plan to assemble a total of 80 packages to ship off.
November 19, 2014

Boeckman honors those who serve for more than a day

by Kate Hoots
Cub Scouts lead collection effort, create care packages to send overseas One day wasn’t enough for students at Boeckman Creek Primary School. In response to a request from the members of Cub…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Despite forecasts for several inches of the white stuff, snow never materialized last week like it did in February.
November 19, 2014

Snow day? No way

by Kate Hoots
When the weather predictions took a turn toward subzero and snow last Wednesday, the buzz began to build. Would Nov. 13 be a snow day? As adults began making tentative plans for alternate…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - The Student Writer Advisory Group met for the first time last week and will continue to meet each month to discuss topics of interest to the community. From left, front row, Christine Hong, Sophie Brooke, Kavya Sreedhar, Mikhaila Bishop. Back row, from left, Anisha Arcot, McKenna Murray, Meghana Mysore and Tess Wolvert.
November 12, 2014

Spokesman adds student voices

by Kate Hoots
Student Writer Advisory Group will meet, discuss and contribute articles each month Editor’s Note: Starting next month, you’ll find more student voices in the pages of the Spokesman. In…
Pounds
November 12, 2014

No-school November

by Kaitamaria Pounds
November is a month embodying fall: leaves all around, the air beginning to turn nippy and a few of the last moderate days of the year. Colleges visit and seniors continue with the application…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Boones Ferry students participate in a mock book battle during an informational session at the school Nov. 6. From left, Annika Jensen, Scott Worth and Katelyn Jensen.
November 12, 2014

Let the reading begin

by Kate Hoots
WL-WV students prepare for Oregon Battle of the Books Across the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, teams of students are getting ready to compete. Like athletes everywhere, their…
November 12, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Gain marketing, sales experience The West Linn-Wilsonville high school robotics team is seeking students interested in marketing and sales. Interested students will gain real-life experience…
November 05, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Learn about robotics at Wilsonville Library Robotics teams from schools in West Linn and Wilsonville will be demonstrating their robots’ abilities and sharing their research projects at the…

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bridger Youd rallied community support and donations to complete his Eagle Scout project. Thanks to his leadership, WHS athletics have a new ticket booth, and it's double the size of the old one.
Nov 05, 2014

Just the ticket

by Kate Hoots
WHS freshman Bridger Youd builds ticket booth at WHS to earn Eagle Scout award The athletics field at Wilsonville High School has a new ticket booth, thanks to a WHS freshman. Wilsonville Boy…
Nov 05, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Clackamas Community College Two Wilsonville residents earned certificates or degrees at Clackamas Community College during the summer 2014 term: Pavel Labanov and Marlene Sotero. Lehigh…
Brett Lyons
Nov 05, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
LOWRIE PRIMARY SCHOOL “Who is your hero? “My grandpa. He was in the war, and one time he was in an airplane and he crashed right into his desk. I saw his army helmet one time.” — Brett Lyons,…
Shearer
Nov 05, 2014

What does a standardized test really say about us?

by Laura Shearer
I always wondered what it meant to be a “good test-taker.” Shouldn’t the score received on a test reflect how much knowledge the student had on the subject at the time the test was given?…
Tucker
Nov 05, 2014

The hunt for scholarship money is on

by Kate Hoots
OSAC offers hundreds of scholarships each years, using a simple, single application High school seniors who are planning to attend college next year — and wondering how to pay for it — now can…
Oct 29, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Learn about robotics at Wilsonville Library Robotics teams from schools in West Linn and Wilsonville will be demonstrating their robots’ abilities and sharing their research projects at the…
Wieland
Oct 29, 2014

Conquering the checklist

by Anne-Marie Wieland
The alarm blares, jarring you awake, and you hastily fling aside the blankets. It feels as though your eyes have been shut for only a few minutes, but the day calls you forward. You dress for…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Senior Olivia Klugman stars as Maria in the WHS production of The Sound of Music.
Oct 29, 2014

Seniors shine in 'Sound of Music'

by The Spokesman
Seven senior students play roles in latest WHS drama production When you think of “The Sound of Music,” you probably picture Julie Andrews twirling around in a mountain meadow, frolicking with…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This old-fashioned cider press was one of the top attractions of the harvest festival at the CREST farm Oct. 17.
Oct 29, 2014

CREST farm celebrates successful season

by Kate Hoots
West Linn-Wilsonville’s CREST Center capped a successful harvest on its farm by wisely choosing to hold its harvest festival the weekend before the changing seasons brought torrential rains to…
Brooks Carter
Oct 29, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
Boones Ferry Primary School "Who do you share your Halloween candy with?" "Not with my dad. Last Halloween, I got a whole bunch of candy and I tried to hide it in a cupboard, but it didn't work.…




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