West Linn-Wilsonville NEWS
For some Willamette Primary students, their recent construction party of bird, bee and bat houses was the culmination of a two-year study of animals. Learning about everything from animal behavior and intelligence to human impact on the environment, interdependence, disappearing habitats and extinction, and endangered species, Willamette fourth- and fifth-graders gathered at teacher Daniel Sloan's house for a fun day of woodworking Friday, April 14. [FULL STORY]
When Lowrie Primary fifth-grader Maddie Holly contemplates how she would describe her quality of life she says she thinks about it in terms of a scale from 1-10. "My life is probably at a 10," she says with confidence. But her smile fades as she shifts her thoughts to the project she's spent the school year working on with fifth-grade classmates Lola Kleiner and Ashley Sheirbon. As part of Lowrie's enrichment class "Change Makers," the trio of students have spent the year learning about Syrian refugees and their entirely different set of circumstances. [FULL STORY]
Stafford Primary's Polar Plunge team received received a surprise visit Friday, April 7, from Special Olympics Oregon following an impressive fundraising effort from members of the school. The team raised a total of more than $3,500, which was the highest total of any elementary school in Oregon and the 10th highest amount raised by any single team. Students and staff were given an award of a school-wide assembly.
"Beauty and the Beast" is a tale as old as time, and West Linn-Wilsonville middle schoolers will bring the classic story to life with their annual middle school musical starting April 20. [FULL STORY]
A West Linn-Wilsonville School District preschool classroom is unlike any other classroom in the district. When you walk into preschool at Bolton Primary, for instance, the first thing you see is a wooden cutout of a house, with "The Three Bears" written on top. While the entryway is too small for any adult, it's the perfect size for a 4-year-old to squeeze through, leading to the home's "living room" where they will find Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Baby Bear's chairs complete with their accompanying porridge. [FULL STORY]
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