WLWV School Board Briefs

August 19, 2019

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held a regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 19. The following are highlights from that meeting.

School Board Welcomes New Principals Ahead of 2019-20 School Year

The School Board welcomed new five new principals and three new assistant principals to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District during the Aug. 19 meeting.

New principals include Michelle Jensen at Boones Ferry Primary, Edgar Solares at Bolton Primary, Meg Leonard at Cedaroak Park Primary, Kate Donegan at Trillium Creek Primary, Mike Strande at Wood Middle School, and Kelly Schmidt at Wilsonville High School. New assistant principals Kelly Rogers (Rosemont Ridge Middle School), Dawn Ahlgren (West Linn High School), and Kenny Eubanks (Meridian Creek Middle School) were also recognized by the Board.

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Board Adopts Updated 2019-20 District Goals

The School Board adopted the following goals for the 2019-20 school year:

  1. Grow student achievement through the use of high leverage instructional and engagement strategies to raise rigor, disrupt systems of racism, and generate equitable outcomes for all students while eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps.
  2. Align, evaluate and update integrated systems of professional growth, assessment, inclusive practices and accountability to build competence, confidence and self-efficacy for every student.
  3. Operate in an accessible and transparent manner to encourage and foster community involvement as our parents, students and community partners are an integral and valued voice in our district.
  4. Be responsive to community growth and student learning needs of the future by conducting long-range capital improvements and financial planning through processes and practices for long-term financial stability and sustainability.

The Board made intentional changes to increase emphasis on equity work in the District, including the addition of the phrase "disrupt systems of racism" to Goal No. 1.

"We have four amazing goals. They're big and they guide our work for a long period of time," said Vice Chair Chelsea King Martin. "There wasn't a need to change the majority of these goals aside from small adjustments, but by adding the phrase "disrupting systems of racism," I'm proud that we were able to articulate that idea so clearly in our goal. We've been doing that work for many years, and to articulate and announce it in a thoughtful way is important in taking that work to the next level while hopefully influencing our community and neighboring districts."

To view updated goals, please visit the District Website.

Upcoming Events

August 21 — Long Range Planning Committee Meeting: The West Linn-Wilsonville Long Range Planning Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.

August 26 — First Day of School: Monday, Aug. 26 is the first day for all West Linn-Wilsonville schools. For more information, please visit your school website.

September 2 — NO SCHOOL: There will be no school on Monday, Sept. 2 in recognition of Labor Day.

September 9 — School Board Meeting: The WLWV School Board will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 9 beginning at 6 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road. The meeting is open to the public.

September 11 — PRIMARY LEVEL Professional Growth Wednesday: September 11 is a Professional Growth, Early Release Wednesday at the PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY. Primary schools will release students two hours early. Sept. 11 is a regular school day for all middle and high schools.

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.