WLWV Board Briefs

February 25, 2020

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held its annual joint meeting with the City of West Linn on Monday, February 24. The following are highlights from that meeting, as well as important District updates.

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District provided updates regarding Capital Bond projects and progress. The City of West Linn provided information regarding transportation projects and traffic plans, joint library projects with the district, and recent exploration of intra-city transit. Both the School Board and City Council also provided updates involving equity work taking place across the community.

West Linn-Wilsonville Provides Capital Bond Project Updates

West Linn-Wilsonville Bond Staff provided updates regarding the process and timeline for key projects that will take place in West Linn schools in the coming years. Staff described projects including:

To learn more about the 2019 Capital Bond please visit the District Website. Interested community members can also sign up for Capital Bond email updates to stay up-to-date on project progress. Community Forums for select projects, such as the new middle school on Dollar Street, are expected

City Presents Transportation Project News, Joint Library Projects

West Linn City Staff updated the School Board on important projects across West Linn, including work that is relevant to the District. Staff provided Willamette Falls Drive, Highway 43, I-205 and 10th Street Construction Updates, including process and timeline for transportation projects.

West Linn Librarian Doug Erickson updated the Board and City Council on collaborative projects the City and District are engaged in, such as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Project, which provides books for any interested student in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. The Library has also implemented book drop-off locations at every primary and middle school and increased diversity in books available to students and community members.

To learn more about ongoing work, please visit the City website.

West Linn-Wilsonville to Offer Free Community Suicide Prevention Training

West Linn-Wilsonville staff will offer free training in Question, Persuade Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training on March 10. The free training will be offered from 9-11 a.m. at the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.

The training session is taught by licensed District Clinical Social Workers and teaches skills that help with recognition when someone is thinking about suicide and how to refer individuals for additional support. Just like how you don’t need to be a licensed paramedic to learn and administer CPR, you don’t need to be a licensed counselor to help a person who is thinking about suicide.

Registration for the free training is required, and all participants must be 18 years or older. To register, please go to https://tinyurl.com/qprmar2020.

It's Science Fair Season — Get Ready for CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium, Middle School Science Fair

The West Linn-Wilsonville 19th Annual CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium will take place Tuesday, March 10 at West Linn High School. The doors will open for public viewing starting at 5:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.

Primary school science fair projects will also be on display in the commons, with activities in the Discovery Center and keynote address in the performing arts center at 7 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow the keynote address from Dr. Brynn Old3en, a 2009 Wilsonville High and CJGSS alumna who is now a viral vector scientist.

Public viewing for the Middle School Science Fair will take place on Friday, March 13 at Meridian Creek Middle School from 6-7 p.m. See below for more details.

We hope to see you during science fair season!

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Upcoming Events

PRIMARY ONLY Professional Growth Wednesday: March 4 — Wednesday, March 4 is an Early Release, Professional Growth Wednesday for PRIMARY SCHOOLS ONLY. All primary schools will release two hours early.

School Board Meeting: March 9 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 9, beginning at 6 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.

CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium: March 10 — The CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at West Linn High School.

Middle School Science Fair: March 13 — The West Linn-Wilsonville Middle School Science Fair Award Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at Meridian Creek Middle School. The judging portion of the science fair will be held on Monday, March 9.

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 in West Linn and Wilsonville, with a mission of creating learning communities for the greatest thinkers and the most thoughtful people for the world. WLWV strives to provide challenging education opportunities that prepare students to be college and career ready.