Teacher Appreciation Week
Wilsonville High School junior, Sarah Petersen has certainly made her mark on the high school art community. At the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards, Sarah earned seven regional "Gold Key" awards - given to the top 7 percent of pieces in any given category. From there her artworks were entered into the National Scholastic Art Awards - the most prestigious art competition at the high school level. [FULL STORY]
A panel from the WLWV School District presented at the all born (in) conference in Portland on April 23rd. The team shared stories of success and the on-going learning in creating more inclusive cultures and communities in every school in the district. The panel used a nautical theme to share about the course they are on and how they continue to navigate. Teachers from Cedaroak Park Primary, Trillium Creek Primary, Boones Ferry Primary, Wood Middle and Athey Creek Middle Schools presented to a large group of educators and parents at the conference.
Every day since February, volunteers from CREST (Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technology) have swung by the nearby Wilsonville McDonald's to collect used coffee grounds. On April 22, Boones Ferry Primary students planted kiwi berry plants donated by McDonald's, using soil from the composted coffee grounds for Earth Day. [FULL STORY]
The third annual West Linn-Wilsonville District Art Show was arguably the best edition yet, with perfect, sunny weather, delicious food, great music and of course impressive student artwork. [FULL STORY]
Inza R. Wood Middle School's new Community and Beyond program was created this year by seventh-grade faculty and administration. Students and teachers have placed a greater emphasis on togetherness and school culture furthering traits such as kindness, understanding, equity, teamwork and helping. The next step was to pay it forward in the form of a community-wide "Shred Event." [FULL STORY]