THE LION'S ROAR
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
April 26 - Early Release (Tutoring and Testing centers are NOT open on Early Release days)
April 28 - May Day Celebration - Evening Performance will begin at 7:30 pm.
May 10 - Early Release (the tutoring center is NOT open on Early Release days)
May 18, 19, 20 - Shorts 23 7:00pm PAC
May 13 - Prom at The Oregon Zoo 8:00-11:00pm
May 22 - Jazz Band Concert 7:00pm PAC
May 23 - Orchestra Concert 7:00pm
May 24 - Band Concert 7:00pm PAC
May 25 - Choir Concert 7:00pm PAC
May 26 - Classical Menagerie 7:00pm Black Box PAC
May 29 - Memorial Day Holiday
May 30 - NHS, NMHS and NAHS Induction at 6:30 pm in the PAC
June 1 - Evening of Excellence 6:30pm in the PAC
June 2 - Seniors Last day
June 6 - Graduation 7:00pm Veteran's Memorial Coliseum (NO TICKETS NEEDED)
June 15 - Last day of School for students
June 20 - July 13 Summer School
Activity Buses are available Monday - Friday 5:00pm in front of the PAC
WLHS calendar: https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/3071
2023-2024 WLWV Calendar is now available (updated March 1, 2023)
It’s finally here: our 2023 May Day celebration is this Friday! Over the past week, we've transformed the Main Gym, and we invite you all to join us for "An Evening in La La Land"!
We have a special schedule that day, 6th period ends at 1:22 and the afternoon May Day performance starts right away at 1:30.
The show will feature the crowning of our 2023 May Court King and Queen, the Court dances, the May Pole dance, and a wide variety of fantastic student performances.
The evening show begins at 7:30 pm and will feature even more of our talented student performers. We are thrilled to once again honor the century-old tradition of West Linn’s May Day, celebrating spring and our students. We hope that you’ll all join us.
WLHS SUMMER SCHOOL - UPDATED!
Date: June 20, 2023 - July 13, 2023
West Linn High School will be offering Trigonometry as the only Go Ahead class. The Go Ahead cost is $250.00. Credit Recovery classes are being offered and the cost is $100.00. See attached flyer for additional summer school opportunities. Registration for West Linn Summer School will opened on Tuesday, April 25th.
The link is available now. (updated 8:00am 4/25/23)
Click here for the link.
SCHOOL EQUIPMENT AND BOOK RETURNS
As the end of the year approaches, it is time to start thinking about returning materials that you've checked out from the school. You don't need to return anything that you are still using for class yet, but right now is a great time to clear up any old checkouts that you are no longer using.
Three things you should do:
- All books/materials assigned by a teacher for class that you are no longer using should be returned to the teacher you received it from.
- All library books that are overdue should be returned to the library. If you are still using a book that is overdue, you can renew it.
- All graduating students will need to return Chromebooks and chargers that you received at any point in high school or middle school by the end of the year. Damaged or unreturned Chromebooks/chargers will be added as a fee to your student account. If you have a Chromebook sitting around that you no longer use, you can return it to the library right now to clear it off your account. If you're still using it, you don't need to return it until the end of the year.
This is especially important for graduating students, as you will not receive your WLHS diploma until your student account has been cleared at the end of the year. So, start looking under your beds, in your cars, and anywhere else where your school materials might have ended up!
Journalism Nationals RESULTS
Abbie Jalili, Audrey Krake, Audrey Lippert, Chiara Arendt, Eden Pepos, Edie Himmer, Elise Meikle, Finn Howell, Joseph Murphy, Kaelyn Jones, Kenny Geidl
Special Recognition to the following who were individually recognized:
Edie Himmer - Feature Writing - Honorable Mention
Audrey Lippert - News Writing - Excellent
Finn Howell - News Photography - Excellent
wlhsNOW sent TWO teams to compete at the National Journalism Quiz Bowl. BOTH teams qualified and advanced to the sweet sixteen rounds finishing 9th and 15th in the nation.
wlhsNOW Team 1 - 9th Place - Audrey Lippert, Chiara Arendt, Joseph Murphy, Kaelyn Jones
wlhsNOW Team 2 - 15th Place - Abbie Jalili, Eden Pepos, Edie Himmer, Finn Howell
Special Congratulation to Audrey Lippert who was recognized at the National Convention for representing the state of Oregon as the Oregon State Journalist of the Year!
In the Best in Show competition, the Amplifier was named the 5th Best Newsmagazine in the nation. If you see the editors-in-chief of that publication: Audrey Lippert, Helena Erdahl, Karina Rower, and Lily Gottschling as well as their entire Journalism staff, please congratulate them for this incredible achievement.
This year’s Prom "On The Red Carpet" is on Saturday, May 13th at the Portland Zoo. Guest passes for non-West Linn students are available in the front office starting next Monday. And they are due May 10th.
TICKETS will be on sale during the week for May 1-5th for $40. Then $45 during the week of and $50 at the door.
ARTS and ACTIVITIES
THESPIANS: 10 members of West Linn's Thespian Troupe attended the State Thespian Festival in Salem weekend before last, and we want to congratulate Sophia Burden for being elected to be one of five State Thespian Officers next year, and to Sofia Gomez for placing first in state in Solo Musical Theatre with her performance of "Nothing" from the musical A Chorus Line. You will be able to see both Sophia and Sofia perform their musical theatre competition pieces at May Day this Friday
MUSIC DEPT: Upcoming Music Dept events include the State Ensemble Contest on Friday April 28th at Mt Hood Community College, and the State Solo Music Contest held at Mountainside High School on Saturday- Lets go Lions.
SHORTS: The Theatre Arts Department presents student directed and produced one-acts, SHORTS 23, on May 18, 19, and 20 at 7:00pm in the PAC auditorium.
JAPANESE: Another Lion making waves last weekend was Libby Hull who took 1st place in her division at the annual Japanese Speech Contest at the Portland Japanese Consulate on Saturday
The West Linn Equestrian team did an outstanding job this last weekend at their last district meet of the 2023 season. We are sending Sophia Weiler and her horse Henry to the state championship in Redmond, May 11-14th to compete in Dressage, Thursday morning and Hunt Seat, Friday morning.
Reach out to Coach Skylar if you have any questions about our team, she is happy to answer any and all questions you have in regards to joining. Skylarlind123@gmail.com”
Picture of Senior Lauren with all her teammates and Coach Skylar.
Please visit the NEW athletics page found on our West LInn High School Website/Athletics
WRESTLING: The wrestling team is hosting an auction and dinner fundraiser on May 6 at Oswego Hills Winery! See the attached poster. Link to the tickets is westlinnwrestling.com
TRACK: The Track Team faced Tigard last night and their next home track meet is on Tuesday, May 2 against Oregon City.
BOYS LACROSSE: The Boys defeated Canby last night 15-2
GIRLS LACROSSE: The girls defeated St Mary’s last night 15-6
GIRLS GOLF: This past Monday, our varsity squad shot their lowest team score this year while also placing 2nd at Tualatin Country Club. Congratulations to Sienna Lambert, Lily Barger, Alyssa Riehm, and Anni Hansen-Neff who all shot personal bests! Next up districts at Stone Creek Monday and Tuesday. Our JV team competed in districts yesterday. Great job to Grace Geyer, Emmie Butler, Ellie Hoffman, Adelyn Hutchinson, and Madison Owens for a strong finish to the season!
BOYS GOLF: On Thursday, the West Linn Boys Varsity Golf Team participated in the State Preview Tournament. Our team came in second out of 20-plus teams from around the state of Oregon. Kyle Tenison led the team and shot a personal best of 73 for a 5th-place finish. Cade McVicker was 6th with a 74 and Grady Kane was 7th with a 75. On Monday, the West Linn Varsity Boys finished the Tualatin Tournament with a 292, our best all-around team score in years. Cade McVicker led the team with a score of 68 and Grady Kane with a 72. Kyle Tenison and Logan Rusk rounded out the scores for the team with 76s each.
Follow us on Instagram at westlinngolf as our team continues its amazing drive to the state tournament.
BOYS TENNIS: The Boys defeated Lake Oswego 7-1 earlier this week
GIRLS TENNIS: The Girls had a very close and excellent match again LO ultimately losing 6-2
BASEBALL: The boys closed out Tigard winning all 3 games in the series. They defeated Tualatin19-5 last night. And their second game in this series is tonight at home at 5pm. Come cheer on the boys’ team.
SOFTBALL: The girls had two home games earlier this week, defeating Tualatin on Monday and falling to Oregon City last night. Today, they travel to Lake Oswego and on Friday, they go to Oregon City.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR LION TEAMS!!!!
Pritchard Basketball Camp
This camp is a fundraiser for both the boy's and girl's basketball programs.
CREST Plant Sale Pre-Sale Open Now
The CREST Plant Sale is back this year! Get all of your vegetables and flowers for the season while supporting hands-on agriculture education in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. All plants have been raised from seed to start by WLWV students. Review plans and pre-order today by visiting the CREST website.
Plant Sale pickup will take place on May 12 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and on May 13 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The pre-order will close on May 7.
CREST Summer Camp Registration Open Now
CREST will again offer various summer camps for West Linn-Wilsonville students starting in June. Camp offerings vary by grade level and include Nature Art, Intro to Farm Business, and Teen Leadership Training.
To learn more about CREST Summer camps, or to register, please visit the CREST website.
ORDER YOUR 2023 YEARBOOK TODAY!
If you want a copy of the historic 2023 West Linn High School Green & Gold Yearbook, you will need to place an order. We will only print as many books as are preordered, so if you do not preorder a yearbook, we cannot guarantee you will get a yearbook.
You can also order by sending a check for $50 made out to West Linn High School (with “Student Name Yearbook” in the memo) and send it to West Linn High School Bookkeeper 5464 West A St. West Linn, OR 97068
2020 and 2021 YEARBOOKS
Last chance to grab your 2020 and 2021 yearbooks! They will be available outside the Main Office for both the afternoon and evening performances of May Day, so come to see our amazing students and grab those memories as well!
Click here to see a list of our clubs, the advisors, and when and where they meet.
ROBOTICS: The Robotics Team is now focusing on their free, all-girls, STEM camp, Changing the SySTEM. This camp introduces adolescent girls to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; providing rare opportunities to get started in STEM. If you have any children that may be interested, visit the website changingthesystem.net for more information.
Our team is working hard to lay the groundwork for the future of our team, but we still need help to cover the cost of such initiatives; if you know any interested sponsors, companies, or local families, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes” (FCA) will be meeting this Thursday during lunch in the aux gym this week. Everyone is welcome to join. They hope to see you there!
Family Empowerment Center
Family Empowerment Center-Clackamas Community College Adult Education Courses Open Now
The 2023 Spring Community Education Class Session registration is open now. The WLWV Family Empowerment Center and Clackamas Community College Community Education are collaborating to bring computer literacy, English, Spanish and more, to interested WLWV parents/guardians and members of the community at no cost.
WLHS College & Career Newsletter
Visit our website for college information, career exploration materials, scholarship information and applications, and the answers to many College & Career-related questions. Materials and assistance are available to students and parents alike. Reach out to Kami Vermillion in the College & Career Center for more assistance or guidance.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Are you interested in Asian-American experiences and issues? Do you want to spend a day growing your leadership skills with other Asian-American students from around Oregon and Washington?
Come to the 2023 Asian American Youth Leadership Conference! This all-day conference field trip on the Portland State University campus will be on Tuesday, April 25. We play games, learn about current issues, and eat great food for lunch.
Please talk to our Chinese teacher Ms Gao/ Ms Gustafson in room B201 to sign up.
TUTORING and TESTING CENTER
Room A205 Monday-Thursday 3:30 to 5:00 pm.
Activity Buses leave at 5:00pm.
See Mr. Brown in A205 for more details
TESTING CENTER F-Lab (Rm F101)
Wednesday afternoons: 3:15-4:45
Thursday mornings: 7:15-8:15
Thursday afternoons: 3:15-4:45
Friday mornings: 7:15-8:15n
Activity Buses leave at 5:00pm in front of the PAC
Every spring WLHS offers over 1500 AP exams during the first two weeks of May. In order to run these exams we need several adults to register students, proctor the test, and support testing staff during each exam. If you are interested in helping in one of these ways, please fill out the google form linked below. Our AP testing coordinator will be in touch to make arrangements with you in the next few weeks.
Form link: https://forms.gle/Euxkp2GJeFupxdBQ8
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Your student is invited to join us on an upcoming educational travel experience to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in Summer 2024! We'll be exploring rain forests and one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet!
When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and I would love to have your student join me on this adventure.
Come hear all the details, including the itinerary, activities, academic opportunities, the cost of the trip and EF’s risk-free enrollment period at our informational meeting on Thursday, May 10 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place on Zoom.
Please click here to register for the meeting ASAP to save your seat: https://bit.ly/41z8TEt. Even if you can't attend the meeting, registration will allow you to get more updated info. There are limited spots on this trip, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!
Come to our second Parent Café
We always say: Reasons abound, coffee is missing!
Parent Cafés are spaces where parents and caregivers can relax and focus on themselves . We all need a break sometimes...and a little help. The Parent Café is here for you ! Come to the Family Motivation Center to participate.
Our second coffee is scheduled for April 26 from 6 to 8 pm We are located behind Boeckman Creek Primary ( 6700 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville OR 97070 ), we have our own entrance (you do not enter through Boeckman school), it is located directly by the parking lot that is shared with the high school, between the two schools, behind the big pine trees.
Please confirm your attendance by filling out the form by checking the link below, it is important to know how many people will attend: https://forms.gle/PFsMx55Snz1RYFZh7 .
You can call Maria Horton at 503-673-7690 or email email@example.com for any questions you have.
Venga a nuestro segundo Café para Padres!!! Siempre decimos: ¡Motivos sobran, café falta!
Los Cafés para Padres son espacios donde los padres y responsables de cuidado para niños, pueden relajarse y enfocarse en sí mismos. Todos necesitamos de un descanso algunas veces... y un poquito de ayuda. ¡El Café para Padres está aquí para Usted! Venga al Centro de Motivación Familiar a participar.
Nuestro segundo café está programado para el 26 de abril de 6 a 8 p.m. Estamos localizados detrás de Boeckman Creek Primary (6700 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville OR 97070), tenemos entrada propia (no se entra por la escuela Boeckman), esta está localizada directamente por el estacionamiento que se comparte con la preparatoria, entre las dos escuelas, detrás de los pinos grandes.
Por Favor confirme su asistencia llenando la forma marcando la liga a continuación, es importante para saber cuantas persona asistiran: https://forms.gle/PFsMx55Snz1RYFZh7 .
Puede llamar a Maria Horton al 503-673-7690 o mandar un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org para cualquier pregunta que usted tenga.
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