WLHS Students Participate in National Drug Alcohol Fact Week
Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 3/20/2023 4:00:00 PM
The week of March 20-26 is National Drug Alcohol Fact Week. West Linn High School’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) @wlhstab is using this week to inform and educate students and community members about several important facts and statistics connected to drug and alcohol use.
Students kicked off the important week through a special event on Friday, March 17. TAB students were joined by community members, school board members, law enforcement representatives, City Council members, district representatives, and other local leaders. Mayor Bialostosky capped off the kick-off event by reading an official proclamation on behalf of the City Council.
Both Wilsonville Robotics Team Error Code Xero and West Linn Robotics Team 2B Determined have soared out of the robotics gates during the 2023 FRC season. West Linn High School students placed second overall at the Clackamas FRC District Event on March 2-4, winning the Team Sustainability Award.
Last week, Wilsonville High School hosted teams from across Oregon, Washington, and even Alaska in their District Competition. Team Error Code Xero took first place overall, winning the Creativity Award. Hear from our students about the hundreds of hours put into building the robot, the nerves of seeing it finally in action, and the pride of being at the center of the robotics community for the weekend.
With their strong starts to the season, both teams will next compete in Salem on March 23-25 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Please join us in congratulating and supporting all of our robotics students and mentors.
West Linn-Wilsonville Annual Community Equity Summit
Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 3/14/2023
Over the weekend, we welcomed our local city and community leaders to the annual Community Equity Summit. Held in person for the first time since 2020, we welcomed award winning poet & author Kwame Alexander as our keynote speaker. There were breakout sessions to engage in discussions on current and future work to improve equity and inclusion in our cities, while partnering to further change into the future. Thank you to Wilsonville Mayor Julie Fitzgerald and West Linn Mayor Rory Bialostosky for speaking, and to all of our local leaders who participated in this important morning. We look forward to seeing everyone again for next year’s Summit.
The West Linn High School Theatre Arts Program presents a new twist on an old classic with William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” See the behind the scenes work in changing the setting to 1995 and how modern jokes still work with the Bard’s famous writings. Performances take place on March 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at the Performing Arts Center. For tickets and more info visit: https://www.wlhstheatre.org
Students Shine During CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium
Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 3/1/2023 10:00:00 AM
Student scientists from all across the district showcased months of hard work and research during the 2023 CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium on Feb. 28. 2015 Wilsonville High School Graduate Nicole Day provided the keynote speech, sharing her work in the area of "Engineering Immune Cell Responses Using Magnetic Particles" alongside words of wisdom about entering the professional scientific community.
Students from the Permaculture Program at West Linn High School showed off their skills and knowledge to improve their community with the help from Willamette Primary students. Together they put in new plants in front of the primary school, leaving a legacy that will make the school look better long into the future.
West Linn Rotary Club Donates Peace Pole at Bolton Primary
Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 2/17/2023 9:00:00 AM
Bolton Primary students and community members will enjoy their new Peace Pole for years to come thanks to a generous donation from the West Linn Rotary Club. Alongside Rotarians and West Linn City Council members, Bolton staff unveiled the Peace Pole on Feb. 15.
A Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing in unison for peace on Earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in different languages on each of its sides.
West Linn-Wilsonville School District offers a Dual Language Program in Chinese starting with kindergarten at Bolton Primary. See what the program is all about and how exposing your children to different cultures can give them an early edge in future learning. If you’re interested in enrolling your incoming kindergarten student or want more information, visit our dual language webpage at: https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/domain/1467
The Spanish Dual Language Program in West Linn-Wilsonville starts in kindergarten. See what the program is all about alongside some of the benefits of learning two languages at a young age. If you’re interested in enrolling or learning more about the Dual Language Program, visit our webpage.
With Riverside High School counting down the days until opening, students tell us why they are excited to be part of a new beginning. From new education opportunities to getting a chance to create a new school culture, our students are ready to become Raptors. For more information on Riverside High School and how to register for next year, visit https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/rhs