Twenty K-12 teachers across the district are participating in a 3-day workshop to review and strengthen their instructional strategies for teaching emerging bilinguals in their classrooms. Language Consultant Jody Wiencek and Assistant Superintendent Kathy Ludwig facilitate this workshop which involves examining language development levels and implementing instructional strategies to increase access to academic content for English language learners.
Stuart Levy, teacher librarian, Inza Wood Middle School, has been selected Oregon 2014 Secondary School Librarian of the Year by the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL), the professional group for school librarians and media specialists throughout the state. This is the highest award given by the OASL, which each year honors only one exemplary secondary librarian.OASL received a number of nominations for the awards this year; Stuart Levy stood out above the other highly qualified candidates with the depth and breadth of his professional experience and leadership, and his development and support of his school library program.
|Art lovers in the Wilsonville area have a unique opportunity to indulge their passion while supporting art education at the Charbonneau Arts Festival this weekend http://charbonneauartsfestival.com/new/. The event kicks off Saturday with an evening of music and art featuring Michael Allen Harrison in concert at the Charbonneau Country Club. What makes the festival different is that student artists will be displaying their work in a special student art pavilion. WHS art teacher Christopher Shotola-Hardt selected about 30 students to show their work.The money the WHS art program receives from the show will mostly be used to pay entry fees to a nationwide competition, the Scholastic Art Show, according to Shotola-Hardt. “It’s because of the Charbonneau Festival that we’re able to do that,” he said. [FULL STORY]|
|Inza Wood Middle School, Athey Creek Middle School and Rosemont Ridge Middle School receive their Confucius Classroom placques recognizing their Chinese language course offering and hosting visiting teachers from China.|
|Twenty-one students from West Linn High School have been selected to participate in Oregon’s All-State bands and choir. The programs are sponsored each year by the Oregon Music Education Association. This year, 1,205 high school students across the state applied by submitting recordings of their work; participants were selected through a blind screening process, according to OMEA Executive Director Jane Howell. For choir, 230 students were selected; about 110 students were selected for each of three bands, she said. Oregon’s All-State bands and choir will perform at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene on January 19.||Caroline Glausi is one of 21 students named to Oregon's 2015 All-State band and choir. She and hundreds of other band and choir students will be performing Oct. 30 at the high school's annual Noodles and Notes fundraiser.|