Student Speak

Student Speak

BOONES FERRY PRIMARY SCHOOL “What are three words that describe you, and why?” “I...

Epic tale sails into Boones Ferry Primary

Epic tale sails into Boones Ferry Primary

Fourth-graders present tale of Odysseus, with help from a grandparent volunteer Maura Hanlon has...

Wood Reads - and listens

Wood Reads - and listens

School community welcomes author Wendolin Van Draanen to wrap up annual book club program...

Don't let finals get you down

Don't let finals get you down

Fear can operate as a huge motivator, or a crushing enemy. For a lot of adults, things that scare...

Horizon Christian stages classic 'Sound of Music'

Horizon Christian stages classic 'Sound of Music'

Joel Schmidt of Wilsonville to play lead role in shows Jan. 23 through 25 Horizon Christian High...

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Wilsonville's Education

January 21, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Lehigh University Abigail Farrell of Wilsonville earned a spot on the dean's list at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., for the fall 2014 term. Dean's list status is awarded to students who…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Wilsonville High School was No. 8 on the list of the states 10 best high schools. The list was compiled by Niche Inc. a company that collects data on colleges and K-12 schools nationwide.
January 14, 2015

WL-WV well represented in statewide 'best' lists

by Kate Hoots
High schools and middle schools make top 10, district ranked third statewide High schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District scored well in a new survey released by Niche Inc., a…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wendelin Van Draanen visits Wood Middle School this week for the culmination of the annual Wood Reads program. Students and staff at Wood have been reading and discussing Van Draanen's award-winning book, 'The Running Dream.'
January 14, 2015

Wood Reads to host author

by Kate Hoots
Wendelin Van Draanen visits Wilsonville this week for finale of Wood Reads program Wilsonville’s biggest book club will wrap up its reading season this week. Since September, the 748 students at…
SHEARER
January 14, 2015

Do you understand?

by Laura Shearer
As the new year begins, students at Wilsonville High School will start to prepare for the impending finals week after a long winter break. Finals week occurs twice a year at Wilsonville High,…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board met Jan. 5 for a regular meeting. The next regular meeting will be Feb. 2, with a work session scheduled for Jan. 20.
January 14, 2015

School board roundup

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board met Jan. 5 for a regular session. The following is a summary of information presented to and discussed by the board. 2015-16 school year. Deputy…
Jonah Goodwin
January 14, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
LOWRIE PRIMARY SCHOOL "What is the silliest thing you have ever done?" "Once I went upstairs and I tricked my brother by pretending that I fell down. Then I was like, 'Tag! You're it!'" — Jonah…
January 14, 2015

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Register for kindergarten Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year has begun in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. A full-day program will be provided to all kindergartners…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - West Linn-Wilsonville's high school robotics team, FIRST Team 1425, also known as Error Code Xero, custom designs and builds a robot each year in response to a specific compeition challenge. The 2015 challenge was released last Saturday, starting a six-week clock on the build season.
January 07, 2015

High school robotics kicks off the 'build season'

by Kate Hoots
The “build season” is underway for the members of the school district’s high school robotics team. Although the team meets year-round, activity will kick into high gear following the 2015 FIRST…
January 07, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Arizona State University A Wilsonville resident, Jamie Stevens, received academic honors from Arizona State University by making the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Undergraduate…
WIELAND
January 07, 2015

Try, try again

by Anne-Marie Wieland
Remember that list you made, or that someone suggested you make, or the one you never wrote down? You wanted to lose those extra pounds, you wanted to be a kinder person, you wanted to excel at…

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bobcat Robots team members are Anish Goswami, Arush Goswami, Carter Cutting, Tristan Brester, Cameron Little, Kaden Marquis and Mason Weisgerber.
Jan 07, 2015

Rooting for robotics

by Kate Hoots
Teams from around the school district compete, win, head to state competition For some teams, success comes as the players progress across a playing field. For others, success came brick by…
STIRLING
Dec 31, 2014

WHS parking lot is full of Scrooges

by Ravenna Stirling
The holiday season is built on togetherness, generosity and kindness. People gather during these two wintry months to celebrate not only the new calendar year but also each other. Some may…
Dec 31, 2014

WL-WV seeks volunteers for budget committee

by Kate Hoots
Volunteer budget committee meets about four times, starting in Jan. With the calendar page about to turn over to a new year, the people in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s business…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Soul'd Out members explode with joy after their win at the ICHSAC  western semifinals at Rolling Hills Community Church Jan. 25.
Dec 31, 2014

Wilsonville winners

by Kate Hoots
As Wilsonville’s population continues to swell, many people moving here say one of their reasons for doing so is the great reputation of the city’s schools. With that in mind, here are some of…
JJ Bartlett
Dec 24, 2014

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
BOONES FERRY PRIMARY SCHOOL "If you could give the world a gift, what would you give?" "We would help the world by cleaning up, by not littering. Also not just cleaning up but don't pollute." —…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Boeckman Creek students in Corrie Tuckers first-grade class serenade members of Grace Chapel after the church members dropped off packages as part of the schools Snowflakes of Support program. The song, appropriately, was Kind and Generous, by Natalie Merchant.
Dec 24, 2014

Support that won't melt away

by Kate Hoots
Boeckman Creek's 'Snowflakes' program ensures happy holidays for all The weather may be temperate and the streets bare of snow, but there was a veritable flurry of snowflakes at Boeckman Creek…
McManus
Dec 24, 2014

WHS band shares gift of music

by Ashlyn McManus
The Wilsonville High School band program puts on many performances throughout the year, whether at sporting events, musical theater productions concerts or competitions. After the fall sports…
BISHOP
Dec 17, 2014

Are GPAs good for kids and schools?

by Kate Hoots
The Spokesman's student writers advisory group shares their perspective Editor’s Note: The Spokesman is proud to debut its new Student Writers Advisory Group — or SWAG. Bringing together…
Reynolds
Dec 17, 2014

Wilsonville Kiwanis backs statewide literacy drive

by The Spokesman
WL-WV school board member Betty Reynolds matches donation Thanks to a request from West Linn-Wilsonville school board member Betty Reynolds, a new statewide literacy campaign, known as…
POUNDS
Dec 17, 2014

Celebrate the holiday spirit

by Kaitamaria Pounds
With the weather getting chillier and the holidays approaching, the whole Wilsonville community is getting in the spirit of things. Events like the Reindeer Romp, toy drives and homemade treats…




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