WLWV Community Update

May 20, 2019

Want to Join the District's Long Range Planning Committee?

The Long Range Planning Committee has three upcoming vacancies on its seven-member committee expiring on June 30, 2019. Positions 2, 4, and 6 are open. Term lengths are three years and current members can reapply.

The Long Range Planning Committee is responsible for guiding the development of the Long Range Plan, which provides a rational framework for evaluating and addressing future school facility needs as the West Linn and Wilsonville areas grow.

Interested community members can apply on the district website.

Safety Spotlight

If you’ve been out to the Athey Creek Middle School soccer fields recently, you might have noticed a new addition to the fence lines that surround the schools’ property.

The black covering that can be seen along the base of District fencing is actually a specially-designed fence guard that prevents the growth of pesky weeds that can lead to dangerous pests. The new environmental safety feature is just one example of the District’s efforts to reduce the use of herbicides across school grounds.

Learn more about efforts to reduce the use of herbicides in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District by visiting the District Website.

WLWV Participates in Walk & Bike to School Day, Celebrates Safe Routes to School

Every day, hundreds of students across the West Linn-Wilsonville School District walk or ride their bike to school. Last week, students at Wood and Rosemont Ridge Middle School celebrated the healthy and environmentally-friendly practice by participating in National Walk and Bike To School Day. Wood students celebrated the National initiative on May 9, while Rosemont Ridge students participated on May 15.

Partnering with the City of Wilsonville’s SMART Transit and the City of West Linn, students were encouraged to participate by riding their bike or walking to school. Upon arrival, students received certificates of participation, pencils, other school supplies, and even donuts to recognize the special day.

In addition to the Walk and Bike to School event, WLWV City partners have been instrumental in forming Safe Routes to School for students across West Linn-Wilsonville. With careful planning of sidewalks and safe channels of travel, the District hopes to encourage even more students to utilize walking and biking as their form of transportation to and from school.

Additional West Linn-Wilsonville schools plan to participate in the National event next school year, continuing to promote the importance of healthy exercise and reducing our impact on the environment. Thank you to our City partners for all of their help, and thank you to our West Linn-Wilsonville community for practicing safe driving habits, especially during school hours.

Provide Us With Your 2019-20 Budget Feedback

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will review the Budget Committee's 2019-20 proposed budget recommendation during their June 10 public meeting. It's not too late for community members to provide their input regarding the 2019-20 budget.

Community members can read the 2019-20 Superintendent's Budget Message, as well as provide feedback by filling out an online survey. Community members can watch video of the May 13 Budget Committee meeting on the District Website.

Important Message from the WLWV Education Foundation

The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation raises funds to hire new teachers, maintain effective class sizes, and foster excellence in one of the best school districts in Oregon. You can show your commitment to our students and teachers by making a donation to the WLWV Education Foundation today at https://wlwvfoundation.org/.

The WLWV Education also invites you to learn about why smaller class sizes matter, allowing teachers to provide one-on-one attention to each student. Watch this student-produced video to hear directly from WLWV students and teachers why smaller classrooms matter!

Donate to the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation today at https://wlwvfoundation.org/.


Three Rivers Charter School Lottery Information

Three Rivers Charter School invites families who reside within the West Linn-Wilsonville boundaries, with students entering grades 4-8 next year, to attend an informational meeting and open house for the 2019-20 school year. TRCS will share information about its program and answer any questions.

Families can attend informational meetings on May 16 at 6 p.m. or May 20 at 3:30 p.m. Three Rivers Charter School will also host an Open House on May 23, 8:30-10 a.m. All events will take place at TRCS; 2565 SW Ek Road in West Linn. Admission information forms can be found on the TRCS website, www.3rcs.org. Forms must be submitted by May 29 at 4 p.m. to be eligible for the lottery. The public lottery will be held May 30 at 4 p.m. at Three Rivers Charter School. Visit the TRCS website or call the office at 503-673-7850 with any questions. Hope to see you at a meeting!

Wilsonville and West Linn Communities Celebrate Student Art Together for District Art Show

Upcoming Events

Professional Growth Wednesday PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY: May 22 — Wednesday, May 22 is an early release, Professional Growth Wednesday for the PRIMARY LEVEL only. All primary schools will let out 2 hours early. Middle and High Schools will release at their normal times.

Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL): May 27 — There will be no school on Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day.

Certified Work Day PRIMARY ONLY: June 3 — There will be no school for the PRIMARY Level only on Monday, June 3 for a Certified Teacher Work Day.

Regular School Board Meeting: June 10 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public meeting on Monday, June 10 beginning at 4 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.

Last Day of School: June 11 — The last day of school for all West Linn-Wilsonville schools is Tuesday, June 11.

About West Linn-Wilsonville

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nationally recognized for its high student and staff achievement, including the top graduation rate among school districts with multiple high schools in the State of Oregon. West Linn-Wilsonville serves nearly 10,000 K-12 students across 16 schools, with a mission of creating learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people for the world. WLWV strives to provide challenging educational opportunities that prepare students to be college and career ready.