Dr. Kathy Ludwig, Superintendent

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    Welcome to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District! This is an exceptional place of teaching, learning and community support. Between our incredible students, dedicated staff, supportive School Board and wonderful community, I can’t imagine a better place in which to learn and lead.

    What makes this district so special is that while we draw upon students, families and patrons from two cities, we are ONE community, made stronger by our mission of creating learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people for the world.  We have compelling District Goals, that drive strategies and actions for improving how we teach, learn and lead in cultures that are inclusive, courses that are academically rigorous and results that generate equitable outcomes for each child. 

    This year, our West Linn-Wilsonville theme is “Leading Together”, and I invite members across our community to engage and participate in ways that strengthen our district mission and shine a light on the endeavors of our amazing students.

    To a great year!
    Kathy Ludwig, Superintendent

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  • CREST Hosts Learning on the Go Field Trips Ahead of Spring Break

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 3/23/2018 10:30:00 AM

    First- and second-graders learned about reptiles during a CREST Learning on the Go Field Trip on March 22.

    While primary schools had Thursday and Friday off for conferences, some students wanted even more learning before the week of Spring Break. CREST (Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technologies) hosted a variety of Learning on the Go Field Trips Thursday and Friday, providing opportunities for primary students across the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. 

    Thursday was a particularly fun day for primary students, as CREST hosted its Radical Reptiles Camp for first- and second-graders. Students got the chance to meet and learn about a variety of reptiles, including turtles, lizards, and even snakes. Students engaged in a multitude of hands-on activities, kicking off their Spring Break in style. For more information about CREST, go to https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Domain/12.

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  • Long Range Planning Committee Continues Capacity Discussion

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 3/22/2018 3:00:00 PM

    The West Linn-Wilsonville Long Range Planning Committee held a regular meeting on Wednesday, March 21, to continue its discussion around calculating school capacity. Operations Director Tim Woodley informed the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) that he had researched the capacity calculation methods of Sherwood and Lake Oswego school districts — two districts who closely resemble WLWV — talking with their operations people about their district philosophy.

    He noted that both have similarities to the practices West Linn-Wilsonville has always utilized, but that there were some unique differences.

    “It’s something we already knew, but the deeper you dive into this discussion the more you realize that this is not an exact science and that the complexities of calculating school capacities are never cut and dried,” Woodley said. [READ THE FULL STORY]

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  • WLHS Senior Emily Martin is Named Oregon High School Journalist of the Year

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 3/21/2018 5:45:00 PM

    Emily Martin was recently named the Oregon High School Journalist of the Year.

    Between the Green and Gold Yearbook, WLHSNow Live Broadcast team, Amplifier Newspaper, and WLHSNow multimedia website, there’s some tremendous journalism happening within the walls of West Linn High School. That fact was cemented even further when West Linn High School senior Emily Martin was recently named the Oregon Journalist of the Year by the Oregon Journalism Education Association.

    The honor comes with a college scholarship, which Emily plans to use when she heads to the University of Montana next year to study Communications and Journalism. As the editor-in-chief of the Green and Gold Yearbook, co-editor-and-chief of WLHSNow Live, as well as a contributor across multiple WLHS media platforms, Emily was honored as the Oregon High School Journalist of the Year thanks to her overflowing portfolio of work from the past three years.

    “I applied for the scholarship and had to make a portfolio website. It had 11 different areas that they wanted work samples for, so I uploaded all of my work which took a long time to put together. It was a fun process that let me reflect on the stories I’ve told and work I’ve created,” Emily says.

    She says her favorite part about the West Linn High School journalism program is that it serves as a creative outlet while providing students with relevant, real-world experience that will benefit them in future careers.

    “I like that I have a designated class period throughout the day where I can be creative. I love telling people’s stories, and being able to have some time during the school day to do that,” she says. “One of the most important things I’ve learned is how to work on a deadline. The past three years have been the closest thing that I’ve seen within high school to working in a real job-type position, and I really appreciate that. Being in a developed program that is growing, with growing people within it, gives me a sense of confidence in the abilities that I have, but it also makes me really curious.”

    Emily plans to pursue an internship in journalism when she arrives at the University of Montana next year, and hopes to pursue a career in photo journalism someday. It’s a passion she says she’s excited to further explore into the future.

    “I’m really into photo-journalism, so I would like to do something with that in the future,” she says. “I found my passion in journalism and I can’t wait to see where it takes me.”

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