Student Speak

Student Speak

BOECKMAN CREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL “What’s one skill you would like to gain or something you...

Stay focused, Wildcats

Stay focused, Wildcats

It’s only the tail end of February and already the days are longer, warmer and more...

Science fair season kicks off with Wood event

Science fair season kicks off with Wood event

High school science symposium scheduled for this Friday at WHS With projects that have been in...

DPIL supporters celebrate 3 years of reading

DPIL supporters celebrate 3 years of reading

With support from Wilsonville's Kiwanis Club and the library, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library...

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
KAMIKAWA
February 25, 2015

WHS singer onstage at Carnegie Hall

by Kate Hoots
Kylee Kamikawa can check one thing off her to-do list. Performing at Carnegie Hall — check. Kamikawa, a sophomore at Wilsonville High School, was selected for the 2015 High School Honors…
LAURIN
February 25, 2015

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Explore preschool options If you have a child who is 3 or 4, he or she may qualify for no-cost preschool. Oregon's Head Start prekindergarten program is enrolling students now, offering free…
February 25, 2015

College Notes

by Kate Hoots
Linfield College Two students from Wilsonville appear on the fall semester dean’s list at Linfield College. Aimee Bertolli and Natalie Stout qualified for the dean’s list by completing 12 graded…
February 18, 2015

Do you know an 'Amazing Kid?'

by (none)
Know a stand-out Wilsonville kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Spokesman is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Hayley Rousselle considers Brock Taylor's courtship in the classic balcony scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
February 18, 2015

Swords and Shakespeare take the stage at WHS

by Kate Hoots
'Romeo and Juliet,' directed by John Fitzgerald, opens Thursday, runs through Feb. 28 Regular attendees of Wilsonville High School drama productions know to expect up-close, intimate…
BROOKE
February 18, 2015

SWAG pierces heart of the matter

by The Spokesman
How is technology affecting dating and romance for the next generation? In the wake of Valentine’s Day, some young people may find themselves saying: Where’s the romance? Student Writers…
SHEARER
February 18, 2015

Happiness is what counts

by Laura Shearer
As I embark on my final semester of high school, I often find myself reflecting on the past 18 years — and daydreaming about the next. The more I think about my time in high school the more I…
Tavia Hiatt
February 11, 2015

Student Speak

by Kate Hoots
LOWRIE PRIMARY SCHOOL "How do your parents show that they love you?" "They pick me up at school. Every once in a while they drive me down to Medford to visit family." — Tavia Hiatt, first grade…
TOP
February 11, 2015

2 from WL-WV join symphony competition

by The Spokesman
Two students from West Linn and Wilsonville were included in a group of nine of the area’s finest young musicians. These nine musicians performed head-to-head in a concert Feb. 8 at Trinity…

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WIELAND
Feb 11, 2015

See yourself in a sea of people

by Anne-Marie Wieland
The sea roars as it bashes the million grains of sand. It is omnipotent, unbounded and colossal. It is difficult to comprehend the massive glory of the billions of molecules that make up this…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - During her time in Peru, Ari Archibald was able to visit some famous historic locations. Here, she sits atop the ruins at Machu Piccu, a fifteenth-century Inca village.
Feb 11, 2015

Sweet 16

by Kate Hoots
Wilsonville's Ari Archibald enjoys the unusual pleasure of being a 16-year-old high school graduate As their 16th birthdays draw near, typical Wilsonville teens start thinking about the freedoms…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville High School's 2013-14 graduation rate of 84.64 percent remains well ahead of the Clackamas County average of 75.55 percent and the statewide average of 72 percent.
Feb 04, 2015

High school graduation rate on the rise statewide

by Kate Hoots and Shasta Kerns Moore
88 percent of class of 2014 earn on-time diplomas in WL-WV Graduation rates in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District remain strong despite a slight dip according to 2013-14 data released by…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - Canby High School's Winter Festival of Dance was the first step for the Pride on its journey toward the state competition.
Feb 04, 2015

Wilsonville Pride team dances off with second place

by The Spokesman
The Wilsonville Pride dance team competed Saturday at Canby High School's Winter Festival of Dance. This was the first competition of the winter season, with all teams working to earn points to…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The members of Soul'd Out, Wilsonville High School's award-winning a cappella group, took to the stage Friday night for the ICHSA regional semifinals. Soul'd Out placed second in the competition.
Feb 04, 2015

Soul'd Out takes second at ICHSA semifinals

by Kate Hoots
WHS a cappella group earns second-place finish against 11 other groups from around the west The members of Soul’d Out took to the stage Friday night at Rolling Hills Community Church for Varsity…
STIRLING
Feb 04, 2015

Teenagers rethink social media use

by Ravenna Stirling
Social networking has long endured notoriety in concern to teenage usage. Teens may dislike online networking for its lack of privacy or because of the tedious task of having to present…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Seventh-grader Ally Finkbeiner and her mother, Tami Pittman, celebrate after Ally emerged victorious Jan. 22  from Inza R. Wood Middle School's National Geographic Bee.
Feb 04, 2015

Using clues to compete

by Kate Hoots
Seventh-grader Ally Finkbeiner hopes to represent Wood at state geography bee Geography was the topic of the day Jan. 22 at Inza R. Wood Middle School. Student competitors gathered in the…
REYNOLDS
Feb 04, 2015

WL-WV board member to advocate for Oregon schools in U.S.…

by The Spokesman
Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) members visited the U.S. Capitol this week to discuss educational priorities with members of Oregon’s congressional delegation. In meetings scheduled…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wilsonville's Team STEAM won a second-place trophy for mechanical design in a Lego robotics state tournament Jan. 18.
Feb 04, 2015

'Lego' that trophy

by Kate Hoots
Four teams from WL-WV win awards at state robotics tournament Nearly 120 teams from throughout Oregon convened at Liberty High School in Wilsonville on Jan. 17 and 18 for two FIRST Lego League…
SPEER
Jan 28, 2015

Students deliver reality check on high school bullying

by Kate Hoots
Student Writers Advisory Group takes on the topic of bullying in local schools Bullying and hazing have been in the news lately, with parents, coaches and top administrators reacting to reports…




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