WLWV Students Finish Summer Learning with Flair

Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 7/16/2021 11:00:00 AM

Students engage in coding and robotics activities.  Students perform their original drama production for families.  Students finish calculations before launching a rocket.

West Linn-Wilsonville students wrapped up summer learning on Friday, July 16, culminating weeks of hands-on and in-depth learning in multiple areas of study.

That learning was on display at Meridian Creek Middle School, where students from each of the district’s four middle schools engaged in project-based learning activities suiting each individual student’s interests.

Students selected groups at the start of Summer Learning, spending three weeks working together to create projects while building skills in reading, writing, and mathematics among others. Project areas included Art for the Good, Middle School Musical, Future City, Asteroids and Robots, Community and Identity, Playground Power, STEAM Education, and Biomimicry.

In Asteroids and Robots, students spent their time learning coding skills, programming drones and robots to accomplish tasks set as a class. Students demonstrated their newfound math and engineering skills by programming a drone to fly over school grounds, strategically documenting sidewalk chalk drawings created by art students.

In Future City, students learned about engineering and architectural planning, designing their own parks, schools, and even cities. And in Middle School Musical, students spent their school days writing an original script, casting students, and choreographing songs and dances. The class project culminated in a 20-minute production of their original play, “To Thine Own Path Be True,” which they performed for classmates on the last day of Summer Learning.

Students at the Primary and High School Level were hard at work as well during the past few weeks, engaging in summer learning of their own. Now students will enjoy summer vacation before returning to school in the fall. New students can register for the 2021-22 school year by visiting the Registration Section of the District Website.