West Linn-Wilsonville NEWS
Sunset Primary has always held a special place in Michelle Wilson's heart. It's the place she went to grade school, for starters, and it's where her three kids attended primary school as well. It's also where she got her start in education leadership as an instructional coordinator a few short years ago. Now Sunset holds yet another layer of significance, as Wilson was named principal of her childhood school Aug. 4. It's a change she's still getting used to, but she says there's no place she'd rather be. "I feel really, really honored to come back to Sunset to lead in the district," she says. "I could not be more excited or more honored. It's a little surreal right now, it really is. I've been thinking about a principalship for some time, but I did not imagine that it would be Sunset, especially in a time where Sunset is going through such a transformation." [FULL STORY]
The 2017-18 school year will bring with it a transformed Wood Middle School and, as of July 13, a new principal too. That new school leader is Kelly Schmidt, who comes to Wood after spending the past six years as principal of Gardiner Middle School in Oregon City. [FULL STORY]
Julie Kahle has spent the past three decades years working for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, first at Wilsonville Primary for 13 years and then at West Linn High School for the past 18 years. But Kahle's ties to West Linn and Wilsonville go much further back than that. A West Linn High School graduate herself, Kahle has two daughters who attended and graduated from the high school, following the footsteps of Julie's father, Earnest Kahle, who graduated from West Linn High School in 1943. Throw in a couple uncles who graduated from the school district and it's safe to say the Kahle family has left quite a legacy in West Linn-Wilsonville schools. [FULL STORY]
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District's CREST (Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technologies) Farm is well underway with its Community Supported Agriculture program, which includes 25 community members from across West Linn and Wilsonville, many of whom pick up their weekly produce at the CREST farm in Wilsonville.
The West Linn community says goodbye to West Linn's oldest school building as it prepares to open its reimagined school for the 2017-18 school year. Oh, the stories the walls of Sunset Primary School could tell. Just consider how much the world has changed over the past 100-plus years. [FULL STORY]
Saludos comunidad escolar de West Linn-Wilsonville,