Aug. 31, 2018

Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 8/31/2018 2:00:00 PM

Greetings West Linn-Wilsonville School Community!

Our first week of school wraps up with clearing skies, sunshine and thousands of happy faces filling our school spaces. Thank you for the many ways you have contributed to such a successful launch of the new school year. Our PTAs, Booster Clubs, and community organizations have put tremendous volunteer time and resource into making our school gardens, school entries, and school social events so welcoming and inclusive. We are so grateful. Members of both city communities also collected school supplies for students and families, ensuring that all children were ready to go on day one! This is a remarkable place to live in and to serve—thank you for such generosity of time, talent, and spirit.

Our district has a compelling mission, “How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people…for the world?” This mission question challenges and inspires us to commit our best efforts every day to our students — preparing them academically and socially with a global mindset so that they graduate high school confident, competent, compassionate, and prepared for the world ahead. 

This year our teachers, staff, administrators and School Board are approaching our mission with a focus on “leading for all”. We commit to strategic and inclusive leadership moves, best instructional practices and equity of district resources to ensure each child, every child achieves success in our schools.

I look forward to this school year and to sharing examples with you over the course of the year as to how our school community exemplifies “leading for all.” 

Welcome back to school!

Kathy