West Linn-Wilsonville NEWS
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District unveiled its dual language program five years ago, when Lowrie and Trillum Creek primaries first opened their doors. Five years later, the program is going strong, as those initial kindergartens are now fourth-graders, gearing up for their final year of grade school before their transition to middle school. [FULL STORY]
Last year, the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Fuondation raised and donated $137,000 to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District to add two new teachers. President Elaine Cozart says the organization has even loftier goals for the 2016-17 school year. [FULL STORY]
Wilsonville High School hosted Dia de los Muertos for the second consecutive year, bringing together students and families from all over the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. [FULL STORY]
Wilsonville High School senior Sarah Petersen has earned quite the name for herself within the Wilsonville art community. She first started to turn heads when she won seven regional Gold Key awards at the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards. [FULL STORY]
A few weeks ago, I was able to take my family to see the West Linn High School musical “The Addams Family”. Most of you are familiar with the charming and quirky cast of characters that make up this monstrous yet lovable family. In this musical version, Wednesday, the daughter has grown up and fallen in love with her college sweetheart. Their plans to tell their families of their engagement is fraught with concerns about how each other will be received and how the two, very different families might “get along” and become one.
The production by our amazing student actors and musicians was inspiring, and so was the message of the story. Simply, when we consider our differences as strengths, we discover that we are better together than we were separately. This was the message of the musical; it is the message of Thanksgiving and it is the message of our schools and our community.