Wilsonville's Education

July 22, 2015

Wilsonville education briefs

by Jake Bartman
Clackamas Community College Foundation scholarships Three students from Wilsonville were recently awarded scholarships at Clackamas Community College Foundation. They were: Yarana G. Avalos…
July 22, 2015

Classified workers vote to stay with union

by Jake Bartman
Contract negotiations will resume for district's OSEA members Classified employees of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District recently voted to retain the Oregon School Employees Association…
July 22, 2015

Oregon Tech transitions to autonomy

by Jake Bartman
School intends to take an active role in Wilsonville as Board of Trustees assumes control On July 9 and 10, the Board of Trustees of the Oregon Institute of Technology (also known as Oregon…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - From left, Kevin Gonzalez, Heidi Blair, Venecia Gonzalez and Ibrahim Abouelseoud examine some crawdads at CREST's summer science camp.
July 22, 2015

CREST leaders include more ELL students in summer camp

by Jake Bartman
Scholarships and a Spanish-speaking employee help to bring the science program to underserved communities. It is a rare occurrence to come upon a totally silent group of third- through…
July 15, 2015

Science has many answers to our questions

by Kristopher Wieland
The root of understanding comes from the science of humanity. Science is about making the impossible solvable through series of trial and error. Scientists are artists painting their picture for…
July 15, 2015

Don't let summer fun get ugly

by Derek Feldman
Summer sun, blue skies, and warm breezes are all approaching. Summer is a time when students and parents alike de-stress from the tense school year. But with the sandy beaches also comes a…
July 15, 2015

State testing equals stress builder

by Kylie Gelfand
I understand test taking is a necessary part of school. It’s a way to assess if you pay attention and are a halfway decent student, but there are many disadvantages to standardized test taking.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Betty Reynolds
July 08, 2015

West Linn's Reynolds elected OSBA vice president

by Andrew Kilstrom
The Oregon School Boards Association’s Board of Directors elected Betty Reynolds as its new vice president at its annual board meeting June 19. Reynolds, a retired state executive (including…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Wilsonville High School fitness clug pose together before the Helvetia Half Marathon June 13. Fifty-nine Willie Fit athletes completed the race this year.
July 01, 2015

Wilsonville High School athletes are fit for life

by Kate Hoots
Anyone who has spent much time around teenagers knows that it’s not always easy to motivate them. When you have trouble getting them to clean their rooms or take out the trash, the thought of…
Anne-Marie Wieland
July 01, 2015

H.O.M.E away from Home

by Anne-Marie Wieland
Wilsonville is my home. If H.O.M.E was an acronym describing my experiences it would stand for Helped Overjoyed Mentored and Engaged. I thank the people of Wilsonville for molding me into who I…

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Jun 24, 2015

WL-WV recognizes bilingual grads

by Kate Hoots
School district participates in pilot program from ODE, recognizes seven members of class of 2015 with bilingual seal The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has helped the Oregon Department…
Jun 24, 2015

High schoolin hindsight

by Ravenna Soqui
Sitting on my friend’s living room armchair, they endeavored to trick me into questioning whether the place I occupied was the right one. I could hear the intonation of their sentences rise and…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Hale, center, had seen the video that Sould Out submitted to the Boost the Volume contest. 'They're amazing,' she said. 'It blows my mind that's coming from human noises.'
Jun 17, 2015

Soul'd Out for a good cause

by Kate Hoots
WHS a cappella group sings with TV star Lucy Hale to help prevent a deadly disease, meningococcal meningitis Soul’d Out has consistently impressed audiences in Wilsonville and gotten notice when…
McMANUS
Jun 17, 2015

Wilsonville seniors say goodbye

by Ashlyn McManus
This past school year has been one full of incredible opportunities. Students have participated in several music and art productions, dominated over other teams at sports competitions and…
Jun 17, 2015

WL-WV School Board passes 2015-16 budget

by Kate Hoots
Votes unanimously to approve budget committee's recommendations The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board has voted to accept the budget approved by the district’s budget committee. At its regular…
Jun 17, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Cornell University Kalia Bistolas of Wilsonville has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She is currently enrolled in Cornell University's Ph.D. program,…
POUNDS
Jun 10, 2015

Saying 'Thanks' while saying 'Goodbye'

by Kaitamaria Pounds
As the academic year draws to a close it gives all students a chance to reflect on the year. With summer on the horizon, everyone is scrambling to make plans and promising to stay in touch,…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Madison Montalvan, 5, tests her strength on the monkey bars at Boeckman Creek Primary School June 5. She and her future classmates were taking a peek at the school they will attend as kindergarteners next fall.
Jun 10, 2015

Welcome, kindergarteners

by Kate Hoots
The day after the Wilsonville High School class of 2015 received their diplomas and said goodbye to Wilsonville’s schools, another group — the class of 2028 — took a tiny step toward their…
Jun 10, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
California Lutheran University Monica Kelly of Wilsonville made the dean’s list at California Lutheran University for the fall semester. She is studying criminal justice at the university,…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Juggler Rhys Thomas entertains an avid crowd at an event during the 2014 summer reading program at the Wilsonville Public Library. Fun events featuring jugglers, musicians and storytellers are scheduled for Thursdays at the library, starting June 18 through July 30.
Jun 10, 2015

Suit up for some fun summer reading

by Kate Hoots
Wilsonville Public Library takes a superhero theme for summer reading, science program Every kid in town can connect with his or her inner hero this summer. And while capes may be optional, a…




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