WHS honor roll

WHS honor roll

The following students at Wilsonville High School earned a spot on the honor roll for the final...

WHS pair named National Merit semifinalists

WHS pair named National Merit semifinalists

Eric Byun and Sam Laurin will advance in competition for $33 million in scholarship opportunities...

It's just a letter

It's just a letter

Do we learn in school? This is not a trick question. Surely we learn something in school,...

Raising funds for a safe celebration

Raising funds for a safe celebration

Grad Night 2015 planning committee seeks donations for rummage sale fundraiser When you’re...

WL-WV education foundation receives unexpected boost

WL-WV education foundation receives unexpected boost

Out-of-area donors give appreciated stock worth $10,000, challenges residents to match it The...

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Wilsonville's Education

September 24, 2014

School notes

by Kate Hoots
Renew applications for free/reduced lunches If your student receives a free or reduced lunch, you need to complete a new application for 2014-15. Applications from last school year will expire…
September 17, 2014

School board roundup: enrollment, bond updates

by Kate Hoots
The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held its monthly board meeting Sept. 8. Here are highlights from the session. Enrollment update Deputy Superintendent Jane Stickney presented preliminary…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville High School students' performance on standardized tests improved in 2013-14, with a nearly 10 percent gain over 2012-13 scores.
September 17, 2014

Standardized test scores rise in WL-WV schools

by Kate Hoots
Oregon Dept. of Education releases results statewide Students in West Linn and Wilsonville improved their performance on standardized state testing in the 2013-14 school year, according to data…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Willow McCormick teaches a blended second- and third-grade classroom at Willamette this year. Each  year, she teaches a unit on civil rights, and she incorporates the concept of social justice into her classroom each day.
September 17, 2014

Primary sources

by Kate Hoots
Willamette teacher attends weeklong institute at Library of Congress Willow McCormick’s summer took an unexpected — and very productive — turn when she learned in the spring that she had been…
September 17, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Help schools track new virus School district nurses are asking for help tracking the spread of a new virus now spread through 10 states. Human enterovirus 68 is a relative of the common cold,…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Lowrie Primary student Eva Killingsworth blows bubbles at a Sept. 9 fundraiser at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church.
September 17, 2014

Lowrie returns for third fundraiser

by Kate Hoots
PTA partners with McMenamins to raise money for school art program In its third year, Wilsonville’s newest primary school, Lowrie, is starting to see its traditions take root in the community.…
Soqui
September 17, 2014

Academics versus athletics

by Ravenna Soqui
This is at once a fantastic and taxing time of year. It’s also one that gives me pause. Almost every day at the start of a new year, students are faced with the daunting experience of meeting…
September 10, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Attend your back-to-school night Each school in Wilsonville has scheduled an evening event for parents to come to the school, meet their students’ teachers and learn about what students will be…
September 10, 2014

Local students' scores far exceed state average

by Jillian Daley
Students in West Linn-Wilsonville exceled in the ACT Are West Linn-Wilsonville high schoolers ready for college? If ACT scores released this week are any indication, they sure are. Each local…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Lowrie Primary School's Kaleb Jackson shares his enthusiastic attitude on the first day of school Sept. 2.
September 10, 2014

'Excitement, enthusiasm and hope'

by The Spokesman
Wilsonville schools are back in session Wilsonville schools were buzzing Sept. 2 as students in the primary grades swarmed back onto campus. Things were a little quieter at the middle school —…

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madison Rasmussen shows her Oregon pride in Piedras Blancas during the seven day hike and homestay phase of her trip to Costa Rica. 
Sep 10, 2014

Adventure, Girl Scout style

by Kate Hoots
Madison Rasmussen, WHS class of 2014, caps a 13-year Girl Scout adventure with a trip to Costa Rica When you think of Girl Scouts, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If the image that…
McManus
Sep 10, 2014

Starting strong to finish strong

by Ashlyn McManus
As the school year neared its beginning, students everywhere began to feel its effect. Back-to-school commercials aired on every channel, school supplies went on “super sale,” and before they…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - houghts of school resuming took a back seat to the array of frozen treats available at Boeckman Creek Primary School last Thursday.
Sep 03, 2014

A sweet start

by Kate Hoots
With the start of school just days away, Wilsonville’s primary schools took an early opportunity to welcome students back Aug. 28. If the chance to meet teachers and reconnect with friends from…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Five teachers at Boones Ferry Primary School this year are new to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. They bring different levels of experience teaching and come from varied backgrounds. All of them agree that Boones Ferry is a good place to be. From left: Whitney Sweet, Nicole Henderson, Amy Sebastian, Sue Bynum and Cris Davis stand outside the school theyre happy to call home.
Sep 03, 2014

Welcome to the Boones crew

by Kate Hoots
Boones Ferry welcomes five new teachers to the district and the BFPS family The ranks of West Linn-Wilsonville School District teachers continues to grow as the community heads into the 2014-15…
Sep 03, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Education Foundation elects 2014-15 officers After delivering a $130,000 donation to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District — money that the district used directly to hire more teachers — the…
Pounds
Sep 03, 2014

Summer jobs become too much during school year

by Kaitamaria Pounds
As summer was ending, you could find people making last minute plans to squeeze out the most from the last bit of the season. Students were stocking up on supplies and leaving their summer jobs…
Aug 27, 2014

2015 Wilsonville High School graduation celebration seeks support

by The Spokesman
A group at Wilsonville High School is looking for donations and business support for Grad Night 2015, a parent-sponsored, school-supported all-night party for 2015 graduates. The goal of the…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Incoming Inza R. Wood Middle School sixth grader Angelique Martinez (top), her mother Angel (left), and eight-year-old sister Evelyn (front) visited the school Aug. 19 to help Angelique register for classes, receive a locker assignment and meet new staff members.
Aug 27, 2014

Registration day

by Josh Kulla
Students and their parents made the trip to Wood Middle School Aug. 19 for school registration. That day students like incoming sixth grader Angelique Martinez (top), accompanied by her mother…
Aug 27, 2014

School Notes

by Kate Hoots
Add WHS dates to family calendar The Wilsonville High School calendar is updated frequently and can be found on the front page of the school’s website at wvhs.wlwv.k12.or.us. The following are…
Aug 27, 2014

New teachers hired at Wilsonville schools for school year

by Kate Hoots
Students and their parents will be seeing some new faces at every Wilsonville school when classes resume next week. The school district’s 2014-15 budget allowed the district to maintain the 29…



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