Experimenting with science

Experimenting with science

Friday, Jan. 29, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s brightest young minds came...

WHS rakes in accolades at Scholastic Art Awards

WHS rakes in accolades at Scholastic Art Awards

Once a year, high school art students throughout the country put the finishing touches on their...

Anti-bullying activity upsets some parents

Anti-bullying activity upsets some parents

Inza R. Wood Middle School in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District kicked off its Wood Reads...

Lowrie music teacher named best in Oregon

Lowrie music teacher named best in Oregon

John Hillan says it was around the third sentence that he began to realize the presenter at the...

Inza Icicles take the plunge for charity

Inza Icicles take the plunge for charity

Every year brave souls throughout Oregon — dressed in wild and zany outfits — make the...

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Wilsonville's Education

(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - Feb. 10, 2016
February 12, 2016

Inza R. Wood Middle School - Student All Stars - Feb. 10, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Finlay Dunn and Melody Garcia of Inza R. Wood Middle School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program is a…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Wilsonville High School's Soul'd Out finished second at the ICHSA Northwest Semifinal Jan. 29.
February 11, 2016

Soul'd Out takes 2nd in semifinals

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville High School’s a capella group, Soul’d Out, put on a dazzling performance Friday, Jan. 29 in front of a packed audience at Rolling Hills Church in Tualatin. Performing hit songs like…
February 10, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
Two Wilsonville High graduates named to colleges’ dean’s lists TUFTS UNIVERSITY: Wilsonville High School graduate Paxton Crystal was named to the dean’s list for undergraduate students enrolled…
Tim Harper
February 05, 2016

Too much homework, too little time

by Tim Harper
Students, particularly those who take many difficult classes, do not sleep a lot. This is often played off as a cool or smart thing to do, as if the more you suffer for your work the more…
WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - Feb. 03, 2016
February 03, 2016

Wilsonville High School - Student All Stars - Feb. 03, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Katie Trese and Perry Rodenbeck of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program is a…
WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - Jan. 27, 2016
January 29, 2016

Inza R. Wood Middle School - Student All Stars - Jan. 27, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Bradley Crane and Hunter McIlmoil of Inza R. Wood Middle School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program…
January 28, 2016

All-State band/choir teams packed with WL-WV students

by Andrew Kilstrom
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District saw many of its talented students honored during the weekend of Jan. 14-17 with a handful of students, from primary school through high school, selected…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Wood Middle School's Geography Bee finalists stand with their certificates of participation before the school-wide finals.
January 27, 2016

Wood Middle School puts geography bee on the map

by Andrew Kilstrom
While the Scripps National Spelling Bee, televised on ESPN every year, is the most popular of America’s academic “bees,” it was another educational competition that gripped Inza R. Wood Middle…
Anisha Arcott
January 27, 2016

SWAG discussion: climate change

by Andrew Kilstrom
Editor’s note: Climate change is one of the world’s biggest issues at the moment and one that isn’t going away any time soon. SWAG members — Student Writers Advisory Group — took the time to…
Derek Feldman
January 28, 2016

Wilsonville High School teachers inspire with dedication

by Andrew Kilstrom
Early in the morning of Jan. 9, students walked through the parking lot to the school. Clothed in baggy sweat pants, wrapped in blankets, with tired eyes and a Calculus textbook in hand, these…
January 22, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
ASSE looking for local host families International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with Wilsonville High School, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Wilsonville High School's Link Crew members answer questions about what to expect during finals.
January 21, 2016

Finals fears erasedwith study night

by Andrew Kilstrom
“Finals” is arguably the most feared word in any high school student’s vocabulary. The idea of a test covering an entire semester’s worth of material is incredibly daunting, especially for a…
January 20, 2016

School board asks community help naming middle school

by Andrew Kilstrom
In its first meeting since Dec. 7 the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Jan. 11 to discuss the latest happenings in the district, most noteworthy…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left, Riddic Molatore, Aditi Bhaskar, Claudia Molatore, Divya Sivakumar and Sameera Yatham celebrate their second-place finish at the state competition.
January 20, 2016

Robotics team dominates competition

by Andrew Kilstrom
When the group of five students, hailing from Boeckman Creek and Boones Ferry primary schools, formed their FIRST Lego League robotics team this past summer the primary focus was centered on…
Hanna Hartt
January 20, 2016

New Year, new students?

by Hanna Hartt
Parties were thrown, clocks struck midnight and 2015 became a thing of the past. But a new year never fails to bring countless resolutions with it, and 2016 is no exception. These empty promises…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Inza R. Wood Middle School Principal Jim Severson (left) admires some student artwork with parents.
January 20, 2016

Wood Middle School hosts student art show

by Andrew Kilstrom
Inza R. Wood Middle School displayed its students’ artwork for the public to see Thursday, Jan. 14. Nearly the entire commons area was filled with student work, including paintings, drawings,…
January 18, 2016

School notes

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wood students to participate in Polar Plunge Inza R. Wood Middle School recently formed a team to participate in the Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. The event takes place on Feb.…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The completed 'peacekeeping' project envelopes the entire entryway of Boones Ferry Primary.
January 15, 2016

Boones Ferry promotes peace with art project

by Andrew Kilstrom
When Boones Ferry Primary School started its ambitious art project in the middle of November, counselor Katie Flaker wasn’t entirely sure how the whole thing would turn out. While the important…
Lauren Burns
January 13, 2016

Is winter break really a break?

by Lauren Burns
After a week off of school for Thanksgiving, all high school students can think about is the two-week winter break at the end of December — two whole weeks of sleeping in, watching movies,…
WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - Jan.13, 2016
January 14, 2016

Inza R. Wood Middle School - Student All Stars - Jan. 13, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Riley Lawler and Collin Pinto of Inza R. Wood Middle School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program is a…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jake Whitehurst, middle right, stands by his completed project with friends and family at an unveiling Sunday, Jan. 10.
Jan 13, 2016

Scout sheds light on overlooked history

by Andrew Kilstrom
Ask any Boy Scout who’s earned Eagle Scout status and he’ll almost certainly tell you that the Eagle Scout project is the most difficult obstacle in the way of obtaining the highly-coveted…
Grady Nelson
Jan 13, 2016

Nelson brings law enforcement background to school district planning committee

by Andrew Kilstrom
Most parents wake up around 6-7 a.m., in time to get their kids ready and out the door for school before heading off to work or other responsibilities. Grady Nelson is among those parents who…
Barclift
Jan 06, 2016

Student Speak

by Andrew Kilstrom
LOWRIE PRIMARY What was your favorite thing that happened in 2015? What are you looking forward to the most next year? Ryder Barclift, first grade My favorite part was getting new friends and…
Summers
Jan 06, 2016

Sleep deprivation in teens: Who's to blame?

by Andrew Kilstrom
Editor’s note: While teenagers are supposed to get around eight hours of sleep a night, it’s not uncommon for high school students to go weeks without hitting that mark. Is it an issue of too…
Harper
Jan 06, 2016

The restricting trouble with literature in school

by Tim Harper
"Two households, both alike in dignity In fair Verona, where we lay our scene From ancient grudge break to new mutiny..." There’s a pretty good chance you’ve read those words before. Whether or…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - The Wilsonville Robotics Team made it all the way to the FIRST International competition in St. Louis this past year.
Dec 30, 2015

2015: A year bursting with good memories

by Andrew Kilstrom
A lot can happen in a year. That was the case, and then some, with the West Linn-Wilsonville School District during the past 365 days. From the exciting new things the district experienced —…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Andy Williams as Mercutio from Romeo & Juliet readies to dual in the February production from Wilsonville High School.
Dec 31, 2015

OverheadProjector

by The Spokesman
Some our favorite images from Wilsonville schools in 2015
Derek Feldman
Dec 25, 2015

The fears of facing rejection

by Derek Feldman
With college deadlines nearing and decisions returning, there will be great times of joy for some, but inevitable sorrows that come with rejection for others. Early Decision and Early Action…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wilsonville High School student Tyler Greco, far right, helps Joshua Budiao during an Hour of Code event Dec. 9.
Dec 23, 2015

WL-WV embraces growing technology

by Andrew Kilstrom
For West Linn-Wilsonville students, a world with Internet is all they know. While the World Wide Web, smart phones, tablets and social media have become more and more integrated into everyday…
WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - Dec. 23, 2015
Dec 23, 2015

Inza R. Wood Middle School- Student All Stars - Dec. 23, 2015

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Katie Pryor and Christian Bartolo of Inza R. Wood Middle School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - The WL-WV Strings beginner class performed 'Hot Cross Buns,' Mary had a Little Lamb' and 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' for friends and family in the Wilsonville High School Performing Arts Center.
Dec 22, 2015

WL-WV Strings program serenades with concert

by Andrew Kilstrom
It was a night full of smiling faces and sweet music Wednesday, Dec. 16 when the West Linn-Wilsonville Strings Program hosted its first concert of the year at the Wilsonville High School…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Boeckman Creek's Baile Folklorico Group dances in celebration of Las POsadas Thursday, Dec. 10.
Dec 21, 2015

Students dance for Las Posadas

by Andrew Kilstrom
Boeckman Creek Primary students, parents and teachers celebrated Las Posadas Thursday, Dec. 10 with delicious traditional Mexican dishes, crafts, music, games and a culminating performance by…
Hanna Hartt
Dec 17, 2015

The mad dash is no fun at all

by Hanna Hartt
The 12th month of the year is finally upon us, and it’s impossible not to notice. The crowded stores, the twinkling lights and the holiday productions all signal that the holiday season is here.…
Dec 16, 2015

Education News

by Andrew Kilstrom
WHS student diagnosed with whooping cough A Wilsonville High School student was recently diagnosed with whooping cough (pertussis), WHS Principal Dan Schumaker said in an email sent out to…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Seventh-graders Kyra Allen, left, and Mihayla Smith check the programming of their robot.
Dec 16, 2015

All-female robotics team makes its mark

by Andrew Kilstrom
While many kids throughout the country have probably spent the last couple weeks counting down the days until winter break, when they’ll get a reprieve from their studies, a group of students at…
WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - Dec. 15, 2015
Dec 18, 2015

Wilsonville High School - Student All Stars - Dec. 15, 2015

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Sarah Johnson and Briauna Haskins of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program is…



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