May Day dazzles

May Day dazzles

West Linn High School’s May Day tradition began in 1929. Friday, April 29, the tradition...

Students do it all in student-directed plays

Students do it all in student-directed plays

The talent that manifests onstage during any West Linn High School theatrical production is...

May Court honors past while embracing the present

May Court honors past while embracing the present

May Day has been a tradition at West Linn High School for nearly 100 years. While things have...

Speech and debate team breathes new life

Speech and debate team breathes new life

When the school year started West Linn High School’s speech and debate team had fewer than...

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(Image is Clickable Link) WEST LINN TIDINGS - May 5, 2016
May 06, 2016

Three Rivers Charter School - Student All-stars - May 5, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Rachel Johnstone, Logan Murai-Wong and Ethan Sovde from Three Rivers Charter School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student…
May 05, 2016

Proposed budget, bond projects highlight meeting

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn-Wilsonville School District Budget Committee met for the first time May 2 and got its first look at the upcoming fiscal plan. This year’s West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s…
Beth Hoots
May 03, 2016

Is it summer yet?

by Beth Hoots
Last summer I learned what a busy summer vacation means. So when I was recently invited to speak at West Linn High School’s World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony about my experience as…


SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Bob Carlson puts the finishing touches on a kiwi berry plant.
May 02, 2016

CREST, McDonald's team up for Earth Day

by Andrew Kilstrom
When Randi Ray came to CREST Director Bob Carlson about a potential partnership with her local McDonald’s restaurant he immediately jumped at the idea. While the pairing might seem somewhat…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Jennifer Reinmuth-Birch, left, identifies an invasive species for ORCA students alongside her son, Jack Haldeman.
April 29, 2016

ORCA students clean up Mary S. Young

by Andrew Kilstrom
Mary S. Young Park hosts hundreds of people every day during the spring and summer months, whether it’s those utilizing the dog park or others taking advantage of the nearly eight miles of…
(Image is Clickable Link) WEST LINN TIDINGS - April 28, 2016
April 29, 2016

West Linn High School - Student All-stars - April 28, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Meghan Carbiener, Bill Wang and Kamelah Noel of West Linn High School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student All-stars program is…
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Some students performed a 'fan' dance that r equire perfect unison with one another.
April 28, 2016

Willamette Primary feels the beat once again

by Andrew Kilstrom
For the past 25 years Willamette Primary has prided itself on its Rhythms program — a school-wide celebration of music and dancing that culminates in two separate performances for the West Linn…
April 25, 2016

WL-WV holds budget informational session

by Andrew Kilstrom
As the West Linn-Wilsonville School District and the State of Oregon approaches the end of the first year of its biennium, its 2016-17 budget is expected to be relatively predictable and stable.…
(Image is Clickable Link) WEST LINN TIDINGS - April 21, 2016
April 22, 2016

Athey Creek Middle School - Student All-stars - April 21, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Aidan Schmidt, Makayla Defrancisco and Maggie Herman of Athey Creek Middle School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - The WL-WV District-wide art show had something for everyone, including a room dedicated to poetry, hanging from the ceiling.
April 22, 2016

- WL-WV District Art Show wows -

by Andrew Kilstrom
The third annual West Linn-Wilsonville District Art Show was arguably the best edition yet, with perfect, sunny weather, delicious food, great music and of course impressive student artwork.…

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TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Wagons of food from Willamette Primary arrive at the Food Pantry despite a downpour.
Apr 22, 2016

Willamette Primary students give back

by Andrew Kilstrom
Not even a torrential downpour could stop Willamette Primary third-graders from delivering hundreds of pounds of food to the West Linn Food Pantry last week. Thursday, April 14, two separate…
Gracie Arnone
Apr 22, 2016

We implicitly patronize young girls in school

by Gracie Arnone
I’m lucky to not have faced a lot of discrimination in my life, but when I do, it’s often barely detectable. When I try to bring up instances of the veiled sexism I have encountered, I’m often…
Sarah Oliveras
Apr 18, 2016

Humans of West Linn - Olivia Soyk

by Sarah Oliveras
Arriving at the coffee shop on that gloomy Sunday afternoon, I was immediately greeted by a stranger’s puppy. Of course I had to stop and say hello, at which point I was given a plethora of…
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Athey Creek Middle School eighth-grader Grant Johnson, right, gets help from WLHS counselor Jennifer Jolly during freshman forecasting.
Apr 15, 2016

Eighth-graders forecast for the future

by Andrew Kilstrom
With the end of the school year fast approaching, graduation is in the forefront of eighth-graders’ minds at Rosemont Ridge and Athey Creek Middle School. The ensuing transition to high school…
(Image is Clickable Link) WEST LINN TIDINGS - April 14, 2016
Apr 15, 2016

Rosemont Ridge Middle School - Student All-stars - April 14, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Emma Graham, Thomas "TJ" Jolivette, and Briana Alexander of Rosemont Ridge Middle School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student…
SPOKESMAN PHOTOS: ANDREW KILSTROM - Aimee Jo Bartholomew, middle, moved into the CREST Farm site home in February. Here, CREST volunteers Andy Schrank, left, and Helena Kreb, right, help with vegetables in the greenhouse.
Apr 14, 2016

CREST Farm manager brings unique background

by Andrew Kilstrom
In true Oregon spirit the weather spent the past couple weeks teasing Oregonians with 80 degree temperatures. While the sunny days have since been replaced with traditional April showers, the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LILYDOODLE PHOTOGRAPHY - Wilsonville Robotics team 1425 Error Code Xero finished second at the Pacific Northwest District Championships Saturday, April 9, earning them a spot in the 2016 FRC World Championships later this month.
Apr 14, 2016

Robotics team heads back to nationals

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville Robotics Team 1425 Error Code Xero, despite some tense moments during the Pacific Northwest District Championships, is going back to St. Louis, Mo. for the 2016 FRC World…
Apr 09, 2016

Education news in brief

by Andrew Kilstrom
WL-WV to hold budget information and feedback meeting The West Linn-Wilsonville School District will hold an information and feedback session regarding next year’s budget. Thursday, April 14 at…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - From left, Casey Young, Averyl Hartje and Kameron Koslowski show off their 'Grease' costumes during rehearsal.
Apr 07, 2016

'Grease' unleashed by middle schools

by Andrew Kilstrom
“Grease” is about as iconic as musicals get. With the leather jackets, slicked back hair and well-known soundtrack, just about everyone can identify with the 1950s high school love story.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Book Busters hope to make it to the 'Final Four' at the state competition Saturday, April 9.
Apr 07, 2016

Three Rivers OBOB team reaches for state glory

by Andrew Kilstrom
Three Rivers Charter School’s Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) team, the Book Busters, have a goal for the upcoming state competition. They hope to emulate the Oregon State University’s women’s…