Students prioritize brains before beach

Students prioritize brains before beach

For a large contingent of West Linn High School students summer vacation has finally arrived,...

WLHS Cheerleading makes bold statement

WLHS Cheerleading makes bold statement

The West Linn High School Cheerleading Team recently traveled to its first Universal Cheerleaders...

Sunset stalls, other bond projects progress

Sunset stalls, other bond projects progress

Students are off enjoying summer vacation but that doesn’t mean work is done for the West...

Ludwig brings diverse perspective to WL-WV

Ludwig brings diverse perspective to WL-WV

In February, when Bill Rhodes announced his intent to retire at the conclusion of the school...

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West Linn's Education

July 25, 2016

West Linn High School spring honor roll

by Andrew Kilstrom
Editor's note: The following students earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better for the spring semester. A-C Abel, Nicholas C; Acevedo, Jorge; Ackerman, Margaret R; Adeeb, Joe F; Adeeb, Rand F;…
July 20, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
Gray named to the Marist College dean’s list West Linn resident Colby Gray was named to Marist College’s dean’s list for the spring of 2016 semester. Gray is a member of the class of 2018 and is…
Beth Hoots
July 19, 2016

A more practical shark week

by Beth Hoots
I came home from my volunteer shift at the Oregon Coast Aquarium one night last week to dramatic music blasting from the TV under an advertisement for “Next Up on Shark Week!” I had to roll my…


SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left, Bryce Cumpston, Beck Cheevers, Gabe Armattoe and Rory Cheevers pose with their instruments.
July 16, 2016

Students rekindle tradition with free neighborhood concert

by Andrew Kilstrom
Debbie Ellingsen didn’t know what she was getting herself into when she answered her front door six years ago, but as soon as she saw who was standing on the other side of the entryway she had a…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Ethan Gitler, 11, makes a throw during a friendly game of dodgeball at Willamette Park Thursday, June 30.
July 15, 2016

Get ready for some fun in the sun this summer

by Andrew Kilstrom
While summer is what kids spend the fall, winter and spring months dreaming about, it’s also a time of year that can prove problematic for parents, especially those that work during the day and…
Maxi Muessig
July 11, 2016

On American greatness and traditional values

by Andrew Kilstrom
I love discussions. I really do. I think they are an incredibly valuable tool that aren’t used as much as they could or maybe should be. That being said, I was naturally very excited when I…
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Incoming Wilsonville High School freshmen Kevin Perez, left, and Hamzeh Hourani pick  bunching onions in June.
July 07, 2016

CREST farm internships grow more than vegetables

by Andrew Kilstrom
In order to flourish, a farm requires careful planning, persistence, dedication and above everything else, hard work. While farming is rewarding — and full of valuable teaching moments as rich…
Trese
July 04, 2016

SWAG doles out advice for future freshmen

by Andrew Kilstrom
Editor's note: Student Writers Advisory Group (SWAG) is made up of high school students from Wilsonville, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and Riverdale High Schools. They meet once a month to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Colin Davis, left, has taken over as SOU president. Tyler Takeshita, right, will serve as his vice president.
June 30, 2016

WLHS alum flexes presidential muscle

by Andrew Kilstrom
Southern Oregon University will officially be “Ballin’ with Colin” in 2016 now that West Linn High alum Colin Davis has been elected as the school’s student body president — wrapping up a…
June 30, 2016

Education news in brief

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn residents make Oregon State honor roll Oregon State University announced its honor roll for the 2016 spring term, including many West Linn residents. The following students earned a…

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Jun 29, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
OSBA Board members advance school priorities in US Capitol Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) Board members visited the U.S. Capitol last week to discuss educational priorities with…
TIDINGS PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - Athey Creek Middle School students helped pass out coffee as well as give their appreciation to Korean War veterans June 18.
Jun 27, 2016

ACMS joins Korean War remembrance

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville observed its annual Korean War commemoration on the 66th anniversary of the end of the Korean War Saturday, June 18, which included some help from Athey Creek Middle School students.…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - One-hundred percent of the money the WL-WV Education Foundation raises goes toward the hiring of new classroom teachers. The foundation hopes to raise enough funds to hire two new teachers by its June 30 deadline.
Jun 24, 2016

Count Me In campaign makes final push

by Andrew Kilstrom
While the school year has ended, the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation’s Count Me In campaign hasn’t. With their fiscal year ending June 30, there’s still time to donate, helping the…
Gracie Arnone
Jun 16, 2016

Seniors deal with more than senioritis

by Gracie Arnone
Many seniors are gearing up for what they’ve spent their entire academic lives preparing for: going to college. We are told over and over that college is one of the most enriching experiences of…
Jun 18, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn residents graduate from Linfield College A total of 637 candidates for degrees were presented at the Linfield College commencement exercises Sunday, May 29, including 10 West Linn…
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Members of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District and West Linn City Council officially break ground on the new Sunset Primary.
Jun 17, 2016

Sun finally sets as Sunset Primary construction is underway

by Andrew Kilstrom
After a tumultuous public process over the past few weeks the West Linn-Wilsonville School District broke ground on Sunset Primary School Thursday, June 9, signaling the beginning of what will…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Local students Gabe Lehrburger, Ian Mathes, Austin Fitzpatrick and Connor Fitzpatrick won first place June 8 at the International Youth Silent Film Festival for their noir 'Shades of Red.'
Jun 16, 2016

Local students capture movie stardom

by Andrew Kilstrom
The first question that comes to mind after watching “Shades of Red,” the silent noir film that took first place in the International Youth Silent Film Festival June 8, is “Which Hollywood…
(Image is Clickable Link) WEST LINN TIDINGS - June 16, 2016
Jun 16, 2016

West Linn High School - Student All-stars - June 16, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Shannon Badnin, Beth Hoots and Jeffrey Van Horn of West Linn High School for being selected as the West Linn Tidings' Student All-stars. The Tidings' Student All-stars program…
Jun 14, 2016

Education news

by Andrew Kilstrom
Johnson graduates from Tulane Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates on May 14 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Matthew Johnson of West Linn graduated from the…
Beth Hoots
Jun 13, 2016

West Linn High School has a parking problem

by Andrew Kilstrom
It’s a fact of life that no one gets by without feeling a little sleep deprived sometimes. We all have our jobs and responsibilities, and in most cases they don’t orient themselves around our…