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Catch a ride to Mount Hood Meadows

West Linn's community recreational ski and snowboard bus to Mount Hood is again taking reservations for rides to West Linn middle and high school students. Two four-week sessions are available, and students can choose from a variety of discounted lift, lesson, rental and transportation-only packages. Season pass holders are welcome.

The bus loads at WLHS at 6:15 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. For pricing and registration information, go to skihood.com/go and enter code 1163246 for the January program or 1124980 for the February program. The deadline for the January program is Dec. 20.

Leave the kids for Black Friday fun

Girl Scout Troop 40181 is offering to watch your children while you hit the stores for Black Friday bargains Nov. 29. The middle- and high-school-aged Scouts are holding a holiday workshop from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St. in West Linn. The $25 price includes games, crafts, snack and lunch. Preregistration is required.

The event is open to boys and girls from 4 to 10 years old. Contact troop leader Krist Craig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or for more information.

WLHS choir students honored

Six students from West Linn High School were named to the American Choral Directors Association All Northwest choir ensembles.

The ACDA presents a men’s, women’s, jazz and youth All Northwest Honor Choir every other year. Students from every high school in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Washington and Oregon are eligible to audition. Each ensemble receives hundreds of blind submissions each year.

The following WLHS students will perform in Seattle in March:

Stephanie Bell-Young, soprano 2, northwest jazz choir

Mason Hegardt, tenor 1, northwest men’s choir

Jacob Arrigotti, tenor 2, northwest men’s honor choir

Cade Guerins, tenor 1, northwest youth choir

Jake Luther, tenor 2, northwest youth choir

Andrew Whitney, bass 2, northwest youth choir

"I am proud of all the students who prepared audition materials for the NW honor choirs," WLHS choir instructor Barb Fontana said. "The students who were selected represent the kind of hard work and dedication that is a hallmark of our students at West Linn High School."

Dance with the Debs

West Linn High School’s Debutantes dance team is once again inviting all students from kindergarten through eighth grade to Dance With the Debs. The annual dance workshop will be held Dec. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at WLHS. The $35 registration fee includes snacks and a T-shirt.

Young dancers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. Parents, come at 4:30 p.m. the performance.

Download a registration form at wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/4889. Contact Sherry Whiteley-Ross with questions at 503-953-6482 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Update FlashAlert subscriptions

With winter weather around the corner, now is a good time to check your subscriptions to FlashAlert, the system the school district uses to give parents information about school closures.

As part of a routine cleanup, many addresses were removed from the FlashAlert system earlier this fall. Access the system at flashalert.net/news.html?id=19 to check on the status of your subscriptions.

Use the “subscribe” button or the “manage my existing subscriptions” link. You can also access the FlashAlert system from the district website at wlwv.k12.or.us using the “inclement weather” link. An app for Android and iPhone is availabe; it will prove a more stable notification than traditional text messages to your phone.

Purchase student lunches

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District uses a secure online system to accept payment for student lunches. You can deposit money directly into a student’s account by using the student’s name and district ID number.

Visit mymealtime.com to pay online using Visa or MasterCard. There is a small fee for online transactions, and funds take at least one business day to show up in a student’s lunch account.

To avoid the online transaction fee, send payment directly to your child’s school by sending a check. Payment should include the student’s full name and district ID number.

Make checks out to the school.



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