WLWV Community Update

April 1, 2019

WLWV Budget Listening and Learning Session to be Held on Wednesday, April 3

Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig and staff are currently working to develop budget strategies aligned to the district vision and goals that are based on evolving state funding scenarios presented by the Legislature.

Dr. Ludwig will hold a Listening and Learning Session on April 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the District Office boardroom; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.

The session will include an informal presentation of some of the factors that go into making a budget in our district, including a legislative update. There will be a brief presentation to inform the public about the budget process and its correlation to the goals and vision established by the community and School Board.

The information sessions will provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions, provide input, and to receive information about the District's investments in learning.


The session is open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend.

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The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is thrilled to announce a new high school program called, Internship Pathways. Incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to apply and will be matched to career areas they are interested in exploring. Internship positions are expected to include: Agricultural Science, Education, Engineering technology, Environmental Science, Graphic Design, Marketing, Natural Resource Management, Photography, and Web Design.


There are three overarching goals of the Internship Pathways program:


  1. provide an outlet for students to explore a career path;
  2. Provide an opportunity for students to gain training and skills in a specific career field;
  3. Afford an opportunity for students to earn elective high school credit.


The Internship Pathways program will launch this summer and will continue to be available throughout the school year. Internships will be hosted at local businesses, government agencies, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations. Internship experiences will also be hosted at the district’s Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technologies (CREST).



Internships as a Stepping Stone to a Career Path

Internships are 30 hours in length and are either paid or unpaid training opportunities. So far, several community organizations have enthusiastically offered to host high school interns. Examples include an early childhood education internship opportunity with the Wilsonville Public Library, a digital marketing internship with the Clackamas River Basin Council (an environmental non-profit organization), and a summer camp counselor internship with Clackamas Community College among others. Learn more about opportunities on the CREST website. If your business or organization is interested in hosting high school interns please complete the Internship Host Interest form.


Steps to the Internship Pathways Program

There are five main steps for students to participate in the program:


  1. Students apply online indicating internship interest areas;
  2. Students talk with their high school counselor for approval to participate;
  3. If a matching partner is available students are interviewed by the Internship Coordinator;
  4. Students arrive at their internship site and test-drive a specific career field;
  5. Students complete career exploration assignments.


Please note that internship opportunities are limited. To learn more about these opportunities or to apply for an internship please visit the district website.

West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community to Host Friends on My Street

The entire community is invited to attend the West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community's free event on Saturday, April 6 from 2-4 p.m. at the West Linn Public Library.


The WLAIC will be joined by nurse, teacher, and children's book author Erika Bracken Probst for a public conversation about embracing diversity in our neighborhoods and celebrating all cultures and religions. For more information please visit the West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community's Facebook Page.

CREST Spring Celebration Set for April 13

CREST will host its first ever Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Held at CREST Headquarters adjacent to Boones Ferry Primary, the entire community is invited to this family-friendly event.


Highlights include a native plant sale, hive demonstrations and honey tastings courtesy of the WLWV Bee Club, a group mural project opportunity, kids games and activities, live animals, CREST tours, gardening advice, and more! CREST Headquarters is located at 11265 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070.

Upcoming Events

School Board Work Session: April 1 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public work session on Monday, April 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.


Budget Listening and Learning Session: April 3 — Superintendent Kathy Ludwig and District Staff will hold a public Budget Listening and Learning Session on Wednesday, April 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.


School Board Work Session: April 8 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public work session on Monday, April 8 beginning at 5 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.


Long Range Planning Committee Meeting: April 17 — The Long Range Planning Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.


Regular School Board Meeting: April 22 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 22 beginning at 6 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.


Professional Growth Wednesday: April 24 — An Early Release, Professional Growth Wednesday is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24. All schools will release two hours early on this day.

About West Linn-Wilsonville

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nationally recognized for its high student and staff achievement, including one of the top graduation rates 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.