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  • Safety Spotlight — Be Careful When Driving Near School Zones

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 9/12/2019 4:00:00 PM

    School Bus safety is important. It is unlawful to pass when the red lights flash.

    The start of the school year means school buses, bike riders, and walkers will be making their way to school. Please watch this safety video PSA from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with help from First Student, and check out helpful tips below:

    • In a school zone, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection — remember, the speed limit is 20 miles per hour.
    • Always stop for school crossing guards.
    • Take extra care to look out for students in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas.
    • If the red lights on a school bus are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop to allow students to safely enter and exit. Wait until the lights stop flashing before continuing forward.
    • Watch out for bikers — slow down and leave at least three feet of space when passing.
    • Check side mirrors for approaching bicyclists before opening your door.
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  • WLWV Students Gain Hands-On Environmental Science Experience Through CREST Internship Pathways Program

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 9/9/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Students receive hands-on training from the Clackamas River Basin Council.

    The West Linn-Wilsonville Internship Pathways Program launched this summer, connecting WLWV high school students to career-based learning opportunities in the local community. One such work-based opportunity came through the Clackamas River Basin, whose collaboration has allowed two students to gain first-hand environmental science experience this summer.

    West Linn High School students Gavin Harvey and Camden Saks spent their summer working in different areas of the Clackamas River Basin. Working alongside CRBC’s Suzi Cloutier, Gavin and Camden regularly visited water sites to learn about the Clackamas River Basin Council’s role in preserving the watershed for future generations. There, the pair would test samples from various sites on the Willamette River, record observations of surrounding wildlife, and help staff with regular reports. [READ THE FULL STORY]

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    Our incredible students, talented staff, supportive and dedicated community make this a tremendous place in which to learn and lead.

    Our school district guides us with a compelling vision question, “How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people…for the world?”

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