Great News for Children!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the November 4 election and for your outstanding support for West Linn - Wilsonville schools!
The Wilsonville High School unified soccer team finished off their season with a wonderful showing at the Special Olympics State Games at Providence Park on Saturday. It was great for the players (and coaches and fans) to be on the Timbers' home field for a fun day of competition. The team took 2nd place overall - and received the Sportsmanship Award!
Here's a video clip from Fox 12's Oregon Sports Final featuring several Wilsonville student-athletes (and some lively fans!).
Big thanks to James Shishido and Bryn Card for coaching the WHS team this season, and to Cheri Canfield and Scott Archer for coaching the team at Arts & Technology High School. These teams have had a significant impact on the individual participants and by bringing together students with and without disabilities on the same playing field they have played an important role in furthering our goal of creating inclusive cultures!
Every year Stand for Children Oregon awards several $10,000 college scholarships at our annual Beat the Odds Scholarship Awards & Fundraising Luncheon in Portland, and at a reception in Eugene. The 2014 Portland event was a smashing success thanks to a great line-up of speakers, a room full of supportive advocates and three fantastic scholarship winners.
|Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: KATE HOOTS - Boones Ferry Instructional Coordinator Margaret Wattman-Turner leads students through a mock book battle to introduce parents to OBOB. From left, Scott Worth, Katelyn McDougal, Carson Puppo and Macy Moore [FULL STORY]|
As part of their Wellness class at Wood Middle School, 8th grade students visited the CREST farm in Wilsonville. "This field trip is about helping students think about getting our food closer to the source," said Wellness teacher Sarah Coffman. "Our broader curriculum focuses on making life-long decisions about your health, whether that's selecting the foods you eat or learning a new physical activity that you can continue throughout your life." On the field trip, students used a vintage apple press to make fresh cider, learned the science behind composting, and taste-tested vegetables fresh from the field.