Sister power

Sister power

Three local girls compete in National American Miss pageant Talk about the potential for sibling...

Back to school, without the hassle

Back to school, without the hassle

Local mom takes away the stress of last-minute school supply shopping When Paige Bell became a...

District creates admin position ahead of Common Core

District creates admin position ahead of Common Core

Soisson moves from Wood Middle School to district admin position The 2014-15 school year will...

WLHS alumni picnic set for August 16

WLHS alumni picnic set for August 16

Graduates from 1964 and earlier invited to attend Hammerle Park event Hundreds of West Linn High...

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West Linn's Education

July 31, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
California Lutheran University Nicole Campbell of West Linn was named to the spring semester dean’s list at California Luterhan University in Thousand Oaks, California. Students qualify for the…
July 31, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Learn about online schooling The state’s largest tuition-free online charter school, Oregon Connections Academy, will host a free parent meeting in Lake Oswego at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 for families…
July 24, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Donate to clothing drive West Linn’s Girl Scout Troop 45762 is collecting brand-new socks and underwear to benefit the Clackamas County Clothes Closet, a nonprofit serving students in need…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Friends of Connor raised money July 15 with a carwash held at Wanker's Corner. The students are all friends of Connor Tiffany and worked to support his family's nonprofit organization, the Tiffany Autism Foundation.
July 24, 2014

A carwash for Connor

by Kate Hoots
Friends of Connor Tiffany raise money for autism support groups It’s a story that begins 10 years ago with a devastating diagnosis. And it’s a story that doesn’t end, because of the enthusiasm…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Emily Ronk, 8, demonstrates the proper way to drink tea.
July 24, 2014

Get ready for a camp adventure

by Kate Hoots
Campfire's Camp Namanu helps kids explore classic kid literature Summer may be halfway over, but there’s still a full helping of fun to be had. And, for those whose focus is already shifting to…
Del Bene
July 24, 2014

The desire to inspire

by Jacqueline Del Bene
Earlier this month at my sister’s graduation with the Class of 2014, West Linn students, supervisors and teachers gave the expected speeches to the expectant seniors who sat eagerly in their…
Ludwig
July 17, 2014

Making kindergarten choices

by Kate Hoots
WL-WV parents are in the last year of tuition-based, all-day kindergarten option There’s one big question facing children of preschool age that they won’t have to ask themselves much longer. The…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Conor McCabe and his sister Caitlin have grown great things, including this pumpkin plant, from the fertile ground outside their parents front door. Proceeds from pumpkin sales each year go straight into the students college education funds.
July 17, 2014

Growing to college

by Kate Hoots
Conor and Caitlin McCabe raise pumpkins to pay for college costs With the summer sun pounding down, few people are ready to think about heading back to school. Even fewer are thinking about…
July 17, 2014

College notes

by Kate Hoots
Emory College Amanda Rucker of West Linn was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Building a deck of Pokemon cards for tournament play is one of Piper's favorite parts of the game. When she returns to Sunset Primary as a fourth-grader this fall, she will gear up for another season of tournament play.
July 17, 2014

She plays her cards right

by Kate Hoots
When Piper Lepine came home with a few colorful Pokémon cards, she and her family little suspected that the game would quickly turn into a hobby that engrosses the whole family and takes them to…

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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ella Brodsky shows the contraption she made to help her egg hopefully survive a high drop at Camp Kensington last summer.
Jul 10, 2014

Calling all campers

by Kate Hoots
Camp Kensington offers children fun and learning, raises money for MAP and the education foundation After a successful foray into summer camp territory last year, Katie Topping is doing the only…
by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Peter Woltjer works on a collage during the 2013 session of Childrens Art Institute.
Jul 10, 2014

Explore folk art traditions with Children's Art Institute

by Kate Hoots
Annual art experience for grades 1-12 returns for nine-day session An art tradition returns to Wilsonville and West Linn next week when the school-district sponsored Children’s Art Institute…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Brooke Abrell, a second-grader at Bolton last school year, adds paint to the bowl she created for the Empty Bowls fundraising event.
Jul 10, 2014

Bolton kids reach out

by Kate Hoots
Fifth-graders lead Empty Bowls project, raise $1,700 for three causes Students at Bolton Primary School wrapped up the 2013-14 school year with a three-pronged fundraiser, turning empty clay…
Jul 10, 2014

Education Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Mark calendars for WLHS 2015 graduation West Linn High School has revised the date for its 2015 graduation due to a conflict at the University of Portland. The graduation ceremony will take…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left: William Mueller, Gabby Calvi, Team Manager Deborah Mueller, April Straus and Owen Pickering are homeschoolers on the Theories of DI-Tivity team competing in Destination Imagination challenges.
Jul 10, 2014

Homeschool team places 3rd in Destination Imagination finals

by Kate Hoots
Pandemonium challenge involves historic figure A group of local homeschoolers put their theories to the test and came out winners at a recent Destination Imagination competition in Knoxville,…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Angie Hammond, an IT specialist at WLHS, is riding her bike from Seattle to Portland to raise money for Benny Hartley, the school's sparrow. The passenger on the back of Hammond's bike is a gift for Benny.
Jul 03, 2014

Biking for Benny

by Kate Hoots
Angie Hammond plans Seattle to Portland ride, raises $3,412 for WLHS "sparrow" Benny Hartley Angie Hammond says this isn’t her first “crazy” idea. In fact, the West Linn High School IT…
Jul 03, 2014

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Boston University Three West Linn residents were named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring 2014 semester. Jade R. Chang, Christopher D. Kingsborough and Richard A. Nakano…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Assistant Professor Dawn Taylor shows off the equipment available for high school students to use in the laboratory when they enroll in the medical detectives course at Oregon Tech this summer.
Jun 26, 2014

Opportunities abound at Oregon Tech

by Kate Hoots
Ah, the lazy days of summer. Remember the joys of relaxing in the backyard hammock with a tall, cold glass of lemonade and a good book? Forget about all that. The opportunities available to…
Baumgardner
Jun 26, 2014

Break the silence, before violence

by Claire Baumgardner
At Jared Michael Padgett’s memorial service, his family and church leaders spoke of him as a friendly, eager 15-year-old, active in his Mormon faith and interested in joining the military. This…
by: REVIEW PHOTO: VEN UYETAKE - As president of Marylhurst University, Melody Rose says, the most important thing is to form relationships of trust and partnership and build from there.'
Jun 26, 2014

Marylhurst's new president is 'driven to get results'

by Jillian Daley
Colleagues say Melody Rose's long list of accomplishments makes her the right person to lead the university Melody Rose is looking forward to her role as the president of Marylhurst University,…




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