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  • Long Range Planning Committee Finalizes Capital Project List Recommendations Ahead of Potential Capital Bond

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 1/10/2019 4:30:00 PM

    The West Linn-Wilsonville Long Range Planning Committee continued its discussion of possible Capital Projects during its Jan. 9 meeting. The possible projects would be part of a Capital Bond should the School Board decide to go out for one.

    The Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) has spent the past several months analyzing 10-year demographic and enrollment projections, reviewing the district’s recent High School Study, considering community feedback following public forums and surveys, and updating the Long Range Plan.

    The LRPC reviewed projects on Jan. 9 that will be presented to the School Board alongside a completed draft of Long Range Plan at the Jan. 14 School Board meeting. The Board will engage in a first read of the Long Range Plan at that meeting, with a second reading scheduled for a Jan. 28 work session. The Board will also discuss the list of recommended capital projects during that meeting.

    The LRPC reviewed seven projects in total Wednesday night, all of which the committee will recommend to the Board in no order of priority. Altogether, the projects total an estimate of $206.8 million. Operations Director Tim Woodley noted that, according to the district’s financial consultant Piper Jaffray, a bond of that amount would not raise the current tax rate for West Linn and Wilsonville residents, staying below the $3 per $1,000 threshold that residents currently pay.

    Safe and Welcoming Schools

    The first project the LRPC discussed focuses on safety and security upgrades across the district. Following direction from the School Board Safety Advisory Committees, as well as input from the District Safety Leadership Team, the proposed project would include school building renovations for secure school entrances; classroom lockdown hardware; shelter-in-place curtains; and intrusion-limiting glass. Those improvements would be made for all 16 WLWV schools.

    The classroom lockdown hardware would be implemented on every classroom door, giving teachers and staff the ability to lock and unlock doors with the touch of a button. Curtains, meanwhile, would similarly be implemented in all instructional spaces for easy access in the event of lockdowns and other emergency situations. Glass windows and doors would also be replaced in strategic locations at all schools, reinforcing entryways to considerably slow down potential intruders.

    The district recently completed a large number of safety and security projects using money from the 2014 capital bond. Among those projects were renovated safe and secure school entrances at Bolton Primary, Boeckman Creek Primary, and West Linn High School this past summer. Both Sunset Primary and Meridian Creek Middle School received safe and secure entryways when they were completed prior to the 2017-18 school year.

    The conceptual estimate for the entire Safe and Welcoming Schools project is $4.5 million.

    Expanding Opportunities and Addressing Capacity at Secondary Level

    Currently, the district has three high schools — West Linn High School, Wilsonville High School, and Arts and Technology High School, a smaller option high school that typically has enrollment around 100 students. Enrollment projections show that West Linn High School could eclipse 2,000 students while Wilsonville High School will approach 1,700 students by 2028. Concurrently, the lease for Arts and Technology High School expires in 2022 and a new location will be needed.

    To accommodate enrollment projections at the high school level, and to expand learning opportunities for students, the proposed project would renovate the current Athey Creek Middle School building to accommodate an expanded and redesigned third high school (ATHS). All three district high schools, including the expanded Arts and Technology High School, would include Career Technical Education and course expansion opportunities.

    An 850-student Athey Creek Middle School would be rebuilt on the district’s Dollar Street property, bringing it into West Linn so that students can walk and bike to school. The 21-acre Dollar Street site would allow for a track, turf field and lights, parking and street frontage improvements, and appropriate site circulation for the new Athey Creek Middle School.

    The conceptual estimate for the project is $88 million.

    Increasing Access to the Arts: Wilsonville High School Auditorium Addition

    This project would construct a new 600-seat performing arts theater at Wilsonville High School similar to the performing arts center at West Linn High School. The theater would be adjacent to the performing arts entrance that was constructed under the 2014 capital bond. The project would convert the existing auditorium, stage, and arena theater into instructional space, increasing total building capacity and providing additional Career and Technical Education opportunities for students. Additional parking would be added where the existing soccer field adjacent the gyms is located.

    The conceptual estimate for this project is $25 million.

    West Linn High School Parking and Stadium Improvements

    Additional parking and stadium seating have been on the Long Range Planning Committee’s radar for some time. This project would increase stadium seating by more than 1,000 spectators, improving accessibility and safety of the site.

    In order to accommodate the additional stadium capacity as well as students and staff, this project would include an expansion of the existing south parking lot. The lot will be furnished with appropriate storm-water management, pedestrian paths, landscape, and site lighting. The new lot would accommodate 120 additional vehicles.

    The conceptual estimate for this project is $8.3 million.

    Addressing Growth at the Primary Level

    New housing developments in Wilsonville are impacting enrollment projections, indicating the need for a new primary school in the near future. The construction of a new primary school would allow for growth and limit the potential of overcrowding of other primary schools in the area.

    The project would include a new starter primary school with an initial capacity of 350 students, with room for a future buildout to approximately 550 students. The school would be located on the district’s 10-acre property in Frog Pond where the CREST Farm was previously located.

    The conceptual estimate for this project is $39 million.

    Learning with Technology

    Technology is a vital component of virtually every aspect of the School District. Both safety and security, as well as teaching and learning, are enhanced by technology and efficient building operations require a reliable technological infrastructure. Money for technology would go to projects such as re-wiring existing schools, WiFi upgrades, phone system updates, an updated printer fleet, end-user device rollouts, and video monitoring upgrades among other projects.

    The conceptual estimate for learning with technology projects is $18 million.

    District-wide Improvements

    The district has a strong history of protecting the community’s investment in facilities. District-wide improvements include a wide range of projects that address critical issues such as accessibility upgrades, equitable access, Title IV compliance, renovations for Career Technical Education (CTE) learning environments, and safety improvements.

    Proposed district-wide projects include air-conditioning at Cedaroak Park, Stafford, Bolton, and Willamette primaries; instructional greenhouses at each middle school; synthetic turf, lighting; and practice facilities at Wilsonville High School’s softball field; improved CTE spaces, equipment, and fixtures at all WLWV high schools; accessible playgrounds; select fire sprinkler system replacements; and many more projects.

    The conceptual estimate for this project is $24 million.

    The Long Range Planning Committee will present both the Long Range Plan and Capital Improvement Plan to the School Board on Jan. 14 for a first reading, with a second reading and discussion planned for Jan. 28. Visit the district website for more information about bond discussions.

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  • Long Range Planning Committee Reviews Long Range Plan, Potential Capital Bond Projects

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 12/20/2018 10:00:00 AM

    The Long Range Planning Committee met on Wednesday, Dec. 19 to review a draft of the district’s updated Long Range Plan and discuss capital projects for a potential capital bond.

    DOWA-IBI Group’s Rebecca Stuecker presented a draft of the Long Range Plan, which was last updated in 2014. DOWA-IBI representatives met with district administrators several times in recent weeks to learn about changes to district programming and facilities in recent years.

    LRPC members reviewed the four main topics outlined in part A of the three-part document, including high performing schools, safe and welcoming schools, community partnerships, and digital agility. The Long Range Plan also includes a section dedicated to school facilities as well as a section for capital improvements. A draft of the Long Range Plan will go to the School Board for a first reading on Jan. 14 and is expected to be approved by the Board during its Jan. 28 meeting.

    The LRPC also discussed possible capital projects for a potential capital bond, focusing on a future high school learning space. Long Range Planning Committee Members reviewed community feedback following the district’s two community input forums and an online survey that was conducted during the past several weeks.

    While the online survey will remain open through January, providing additional time for community input, Long Range Planning Committee members noted some clear trends in recent feedback. Paired with the district’s High School Study and the recent 10-year enrollment projections, the committee narrowed its focus for future high school learning spaces. The LRPC eliminated the possibility of expanding either of the district’s two comprehensive high schools, agreeing that the impact on core facilities, the school community, and surrounding infrastructure was not the best long-term solution for addressing enrollment growth.

    Considering factors of cost, community interest, and long-term effectiveness, the LRPC signaled the time is now to grow Arts and Technology High School into a reimagined options high school of approximately 500 students. The new high school would likely feature much of the Career and Technical Education programming outlined in the High School Study, providing a wide range of options for students. Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig noted that the results of the High School study will result in a lift of CTE programming at all of the district’s high schools.

    The LRPC agreed that relocating a reimagined high school to the Athey Creek Middle School site was the best possible solution due to location, size of the property, the potential for expansion in future years, and other contributing factors. This recommendation would include building a new Athey Creek Middle School on the district’s Dollar Street property in West Linn as part of a future capital bond. The Long Range Planning Committee will make a recommendation to the Board regarding capital projects as part of the updated Long Range Plan and Capital Improvement Plan presentation in January.

    The Long Range Planning Committee will next meet on Jan. 9 to continue discussions and finalize both the Long Range Plan and Capital Improvement Plan. The committee will then meet again on Jan. 16 for further discussion and consideration. For more information about potential capital projects, including high school learning space possibilities, visit the district website.

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  • District Hosts Two Forums for Future High School Learning Space

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 12/6/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Community members discuss potential high school options on Dec. 4. The West Linn-Wilsonville community began the public input process for future high school possibilities during two community forums this past week. Parents, community members, Long Range Planning Committee members, Board members, and staff convened on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 to contemplate possibilities for addressing projected high school enrollment growth in a future capital bond.

    Read all about possible high school options: English / En Espanol 

    If you weren't able to attend the two community meetings, community members can provide feedback through the district's online survey (English). Encuesta en Espanol 

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  • Long Range Planning Committee Contemplates High Schools and Future Bond Projects

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 12/3/2018 12:00:00 PM

    The West Linn-Wilsonville community began the public input process for future high school possibilities during two community forums this past week. Parents, community members, Long Range Planning Committee members, Board members, and staff convened on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 to contemplate possibilities for addressing projected high school enrollment growth in a future capital bond.

    The Long Range Planning Committee  (LRPC) discussed potential capital projects during their regular meeting on November 28 in the event that the School Board decides the time is right for a Capital Bond. Most notably, the Long Range Planning Committee discussed possible high school learning spaces to address growing enrollment at West Linn and Wilsonville High Schools.

    In preparation for a potential Capital Bond, the School Board commissioned a 10-year enrollment forecast last spring, giving the district and LRPC student growth projections across the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. The Long Range Planning Committee also completed capacity analyses of all of the district’s schools this fall to account for changes to school buildings and schedules.

    During the meeting, members of the LRPC addressed those two recent reports, noting a clear need for future learning space at the primary level in Wilsonville and at the high school level in both West Linn and Wilsonville. In the School Board’s adoption of Board Goal No. 4, the Long Range Planning Committee’s purpose is to monitor school and community growth as well as project district facility needs.

    LRPC members noted that the need for additional high school learning spaces has been known for a number of years as they have watched enrollment numbers climb across the district and at the two comprehensive high schools. Those factors, in addition to direction from the School Board, caused the LRPC to begin discussing the future of high school in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

    Possible High School Options

    Currently, the district has three high schools — West Linn High School, Wilsonville High School, and a smaller option high school, Arts and Technology High School, that typically has enrollment around 100 students. Enrollment projections show that West Linn High School could eclipse 2,000 students while Wilsonville High School will approach 1,700 students by 2028. Concurrently, the lease for Arts and Technology High School is set to expire in 2022 and a new location will be needed.

    Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig laid out two possible options for future high school learning spaces during the November 28 Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) meeting, adding that there could be other possibilities if the LRPC, School Board, and community have ideas or suggestions.

    One possibility: Expand the district’s two comprehensive high schools

    The district could expand both West Linn and Wilsonville high schools to accommodate for growth. This option includes adding classrooms as an annex or a new floor at either high school. While additional classrooms can be added, LRPC members noted that extra classrooms impact core facilities.  At what point would there be a need for another gym, cafeteria, additional parking or more common spaces?

    Another possibility: Expand the district’s Arts & Technology High School

    Another option would involve expanding the enrollment of Arts and Technology High School from its current 100 students to approximately 500 students. The new size would still maintain a smaller feel than the other high schools; and, the increased enrollment could allow for expanded courses and programs to be offered at the school.

    New Facility needed for Arts & Technology High School

    The current building lease for Arts & Technology High School expires in 2022.  Whether the school stays at an enrollment size of 100 students or expands, the Long Range Planning Committee explored three options for a future location:

    • Lease/Purchase. Lease or purchase a commercial space large enough to house a high school program (100-500 students) and flexible enough to accommodate a variety of learning options.
    • Build. Find a centrally located 20-40 acre piece of property where the district can build a high school (100-500 students) that would accommodate a variety of learning options and expand for future growth.
    • Relocate. Relocate Arts & Technology High School into an existing school building facility and build a new school for the one that would be moved.  This would only be considered by LRPC and the School Board if clear benefits could be identified for both schools. Such a location may be Athey Creek Middle School. Using its central location for a new and expanded third high school would make more programs available to high school students from across the school district. A new facility for Athey Creek Middle School could be built on the 21-acre lot that the district owns on Dollar Street in West Linn. The Dollar Street site for Athey Creek Middle School allows it to become a neighborhood school, where students could walk or bike to school. A new Athey Creek Middle School could also be built with a larger capacity to accommodate future projected growth at the middle school level.

    No Boundary Changes for Middle School or High School with these options

    Each of the future high school possibilities and location options for Arts & Technology High School that the Long Range Planning Committee discussed did not involve a boundary change for middle or high school.

    Other Potential Capital Projects Under a Future Capital Bond

    The Long Range Planning Committee also discussed other major projects that could appear on a Capital Bond. These projects are listed in no prioritized order.

    New Performing Arts Center at Wilsonville High School — Wilsonville High School is outgrowing its current performing arts facility.  A new theater was considered in past capital improvement project lists. A new performing arts center would also allow for additional classroom space to take over where the current theater resides in the building, increasing enrollment capacity at Wilsonville High School.

    Safety and Security Upgrades — Safety and security is the district’s top priority. The School Board’s community-appointed Safety Advisory Committees recently provided a report regarding potential safety upgrades across the district in addition to a number of projects district staff has planned.

    Expanded Parking at West Linn High School — Parking at West Linn High School has been discussed in the community for a number of years. There is space for adding parking at the south student lot of the campus.

    Primary School in Wilsonville — The recent enrollment data shows a need for another primary school in Wilsonville to accommodate growth in the Frog Pond area. This school would be built on the district’s 10-acre property on Boeckman Road where the CREST Farm was previously located.

    Expanded Stadium at West Linn High School — WLHS attendance at athletic events and student activities has outgrown the current stadium’s capacity. An expanded stadium would allow for more seating for the community and students during school events.

    Technology Upgrades — The district has a history of using school bonds to keep technology and student learning up-to-date. Money from a future bond would be used to upgrade current district systems and both increase and update existing technology resources for students.

    Districtwide Improvements — Districtwide improvements include accessible playgrounds, air conditioning and other upgrades across West Linn-Wilsonville schools.

    The district will continue to seek input in the coming weeks. To provide feedback, please email Communications Director Andrew Kilstrom at kilstroa@wlwv.k12.or.us. An online survey will be available for additional input starting the week of December 10.

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  • WLWV Celebrates Community with Joint Rotary Meeting of West Linn and Wilsonville

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 11/28/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Sunset Primary fifth-graders give a tour to West Linn and Wilsonville Rotarians. Sunset Primary played host to the West Linn and Wilsonville Rotary Clubs on Nov. 28 on behalf of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

    It was the second time in as many years that the two rotaries have joined the district for a joint luncheon, giving the three groups time to connect and fill one another in on the important work each is doing in the West Linn-Wilsonville community.

    Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig shared the district’s recent High School Study, which concluded last spring. West Linn and Wilsonville Rotary members were part of that study, providing feedback in how high school can better connect with the community to provide valuable learning experiences for students. Rotarians noted the potential for many community partnerships allowing internship and real-world learning opportunities for students.

    Dr. Ludwig shared data from the district’s recent 10-year demographics forecast for enrollment in the district, which shows considerable growth across the district, particularly at the high school level. Given enrollment projections, findings from the High School Study, and direction from the School Board, the district is now contemplating future high school learning spaces. Rotary members helped to think about potential learning spaces that would most benefit WLWV students and the greater West Linn-Wilsonville community.

    Rotarians were also invited to next week’s two Future High School Possibilities Community Forums. A public forum will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Rosemont Ridge Middle School beginning at 6 p.m. A second forum will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Meridian Creek Middle School beginning at 6 p.m. The entire community is invited to learn about possible future learning spaces as well as provide input on what they would like to see in the school district.

    The two forums are open to the entire public. The input provided will help the School Board and district as it continues to contemplate future capital projects. The Board created a fourth goal for the 2018-19 school year that aims to “be responsive to community growth and student learning needs of the future by conducting long-range capital improvements and financial planning through processes and practices that lead to long-term financial stability and sustainability.”

    The day was capped off with student tours, as Sunset Primary fifth-graders gave Rotarians a tour of their new school. Rotary members saw classrooms, the extensive library, gymnasium, and music room among other parts of the building.

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  • Safety Spotlight: Nutrition Services

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 11/27/2018 9:30:00 AM

    Safety is our school district’s top priority, and that includes the health of our students. Nutrition Services is a pivotal part of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, ensuring students receive the proper fuel and nutrition to maximize their learning in the classroom.

    The district offers lunch at all 16 WLWV schools as well as breakfast at most schools. Food is made from wholesome, whole grain, low fat and low sodium ingredients, and fruits and vegetables are offered daily. The Nutrition Services Department works hard to serve as much locally-grown food as possible, and student feedback is always encouraged to improve lunch and breakfast menus. Meal assistance is also available for eligible families. Visit the Oregon Department of Education’s website to apply.

    Community members have also likely seen the recent romaine lettuce recall in the news. The Nutrition Services Department remains up-to-date and informed any time there is any type of food recall. In this case, there was no official recall from the district’s food distributor, but the district will not serve any romaine lettuce for the foreseeable future in an abundance of caution. Other nutritious vegetable and food options will be served in its place.

    More information about the Nutrition Services Department.

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  • WLWV Educators Engage in Powerful Professional Learning Ahead of Thanksgiving Break

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 11/19/2018 4:00:00 PM

    West Linn-Wilsonville teachers work with writers workshop to create writing units.  Teachers throughout the West Linn-Wilsonville School District spent Monday learning together across a variety of subjects. From reviewing potential science units to mastering restorative practice techniques, teachers spent Nov. 19 honing their craft before they Thanksgiving break like their students.

    Teachers from all nine WLWV primary schools flocked to Boones Ferry Primary, taking part in co-learning through the lens of writer’s workshop and science. Teachers gathered across schools and grade levels, narrowing their focus on learning progressions through a student’s K-5 experience. Teachers used that focus to create potential reading units that included learning targets and success criteria. Through teacher collaboration, educators discussed how commonality and cohesiveness can be fostered across all WLWV schools and grade levels to provide equitable and successful outcomes for all students.

    Primary teachers also spent parts of their day looking at science curriculum, experimenting with potential science units they can bring to their own classrooms. With an emphasis on hands-on learning to promote student engagement, teachers are sure to impress their students when it comes time for science throughout the school year.

    Over at Meridian Creek Middle School, many secondary teachers participated in professional development of their own. Similarly, grouped across schools and grade levels, teachers collaborated with one another on topics such as restorative justice, health and wellness standards, and a variety of strategies that can be used in the classroom. Teachers talked through their own classroom experiences while discussing creative solutions to events that oftentimes present themselves.

    Another group of teachers, counselors, and other WLWV staff explored recent mental health research and resources, learning about suicide prevention among other topics. West Linn-Wilsonville educators focus on educating the whole student, engaging in important learning that helps to create safe and welcoming school environments for all students.

    While the learning that took place across West Linn-Wilsonville was broad and diverse in nature, it all helps move the dial for student growth in the classroom. Teachers will continue professional development on Tuesday before students return to class on Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday.

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  • Arts and Technology Students Teach Boones Ferry Fourth-Graders the Art of Print-Making

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 11/16/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Boones Ferry Primary fourth-graders receive instructions from Arts and Technology High School students. When Boones Ferry Primary students participated in their annual Fun Run earlier this year, they had goals that went beyond raising money for their school. The class that raised the most money received a special prize — the chance to visit Arts and Technology High School, where art students would teach them to make their own custom T-shirts through print-making.

    When the final laps had been run, it was Stacey Parent's fourth-grade class that had raised the most money. Students traveled to Arts and Technology High School on Friday, Nov. 16, to finally collect their reward. Art Tech students taught their younger WLWV peers how to use the print-making equipment, and fourth-grade students painted the Boones Ferry Dragonfly logo onto shirts — a design they took part in creating as well. The morning of learning and fun provided the perfect capper before students head off for Thanksgiving Break.

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  • Safety Spotlight: Volunteer Vs. Visitors

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 11/14/2018 11:00:00 AM

    Creating safe and welcoming schools for our students is a top priority in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. We also strive to create schools that are safe and welcoming for our volunteers and visitors. That means utilizing a check-in process that allows our schools to know who is in the building at all times, prevent unauthorized visitors from entering, and distinguish who is a volunteer and who is a visitor.

     

    Volunteers are approved through our HelpCounter system. Volunteers can work with students in the presence of another WLWV staff member. We also welcome community and parent visitors for school events, but visitors are not approved to work with students.

     

    Interested volunteers can register by visiting Volunteer in WLWV Schools. Simply click ‘Start’ to fill out your application, which includes a background check. The first time that volunteers sign-in to volunteer at any WLWV school they will be prompted to accept a Volunteer Agreement. Volunteers must also re-register every three years, or when volunteering at a new school.

     

    Note that volunteer coaches register through a different process. Contact your school’s athletic director or principal for more information.

     

    We are fortunate in our school district to enjoy a tremendous amount of community volunteerism and support. Thank you for your time and effort, and for helping us keep our schools safe.

     

    We are fortunate in our school district to enjoy a tremendous amount of community volunteerism and support. Thank you for your time and effort, and thank you for helping us keep our schools safe.

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  • District Hosts Parent Information Dyslexia Night

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 11/2/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Barb Soisson speaks to parents. The West Linn-Wilsonville School District hosted a Dyslexia Parent Information Night on Monday, Oct. 29. Interested families and members of the community learned about recent changes in which WLWV schools screen for dyslexia and provide resources for all students.

    Starting last year and taking full effect this year, all West Linn-Wilsonville kindergartners (and first-graders who have entered public education for the first time) will undergo dyslexia screening in the fall and then again in the spring.

    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Barb Soisson, Assistant Superintendent of Primary Schools David Pryor, and Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Jennifer Spencer-Iiams explained the extensive training WLWV teachers engaged in over the summer. Parents also learned about the screening process, and how it helps identify risk factors for students, reading growth over the year, and strategies and resources that provide the necessary support for students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia.

    While the State of Oregon requires one teacher at every primary and middle school to complete dyslexia training, West Linn-Wilsonville requires a minimum of four teachers at the primary level, two at the middle level, and one at the high school level to undergo training. The district intentionally invited the University of Oregon in June, following the completion of the school year, to get as many teachers trained as possible. Dr. Pryor shared with families that even more than the district-required number of teachers attended the extensive three-day training, which has proven to be a substantial benefit for students.

    “The gym at Athey Creek Middle School was packed with educators from across our district,” he said. “We really had some hard-working educators who are committed to providing all of our students with quality learning.”

    Dr. Soisson explained that students with dyslexia are often extremely skilled in their understanding of reading concepts, but the learning disability provides a roadblock in their recognition of shapes and letters. When dyslexia is properly diagnosed and high-leverage strategies are implemented, however, students routinely thrive. Students are often adept at using workaround methods to read and comprehend literature, but when diagnosed students can receive supports that help propel their reading even further.

    Part of the district’s commitment to providing necessary curriculum and instruction for students with dyslexia is in the form of AimsWeb, which is a specially-designed teaching tool used throughout West Linn-Wilsonville.

    Another shift for the district is parent education and parent screening, given to families of all incoming kindergarteners and first-graders who are new to public education. That screening provides a family history check-list for schools, which helps identify potential risks or factors for dyslexia in students. The district has also developed a system to inform and regularly communicate with families during and after the screening process, ensuring students receive full wrap-around support throughout their K-12 education.

    More information about dyslexia resources in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

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