Connecting with Dr. Joe Morelock
May 26, 2023
Student Presents At Vocal Justice National Youth Summit 🎤
Jose Paredes from WHS recently presented at the Vocal Justice National Youth Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Read the article below to learn more about the summit.
In youth leadership summit, West Side leaders empower youth and listen - Austin Weekly News
Founded in 2019 by Chicagoland native Shawon Jackson, Vocal Justice is a nonprofit that educates young people proximate to injustice to become social change leaders. For its first Youth Leadership Summit, the nonprofit chose the city of Chicago to create a space where adults and young people collaborate and learn together.
208 WHS Students Receive their Oregon Seal Of Biliteracy Award 🥇
Woodburn School District has collaborated with the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy (OSSB) since 2015. As of this year, 1,027 students have received their OSSB! WSD recognizes the value of students keeping their native languages. Participation in the OSSB is voluntary at WSD however WSD highly encourages students to earn their OSSB as it helps prove their high level of proficiency in more than one language.
The OSSB award recognizes student literacy in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in one or more World Languages, in addition to English.
This year we recognized students who speak French, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, and English.
Once again Congratulations to all 208 Seal of Biliteracy recipients from Woodburn High School!
Way to go class of '23!
Nine WHS Athletes Commit to College at WHS Signing Day ✍️
On Wednesday, May 24, WHS held an Athletics Signing Day event where nine athletes committed to colleges and universities. Isabella Renner has made WHS history of being the first female wrestling athlete to sign on with a college. Please congratulate the following athletes on their future endeavors.
Ty Beyer, Golf, Southern Oregon University
Benito Roman, Wrestling, Clackamas Community College
Isabella Renner, Wrestling, Pacific University
Luz Rojas, Soccer, Chemeketa Community College
Crystal Garcia, Soccer, Chemeketa Chemeketa Community College
Alyssa Rios, Soccer, Lower Columbia Community College
Litzy Gonzalez, Soccer, Warner Pacific
Thalia Monroy, Soccer, Portland Community College
Caitlynn Spencer, Soccer, UofA Little Rock
Football Update 🏈
This week: Finished Woodburn Middle School Football Camp on Thursday.
Congratulations to the following camp award winners.
Team leader award-Isaiah Morales
Top Back - Angel Juan
Most Improved - Benny Puente
Top Lineman- Ezequiel Sarabia
Next week we will be hosting a football camp for anyone who will be in high school next year and did not play for Woodburn High School last season. So this includes current 8th graders (including homeschoolers) and 9-11th graders that did not play last season. Please use the link below to access information and register.
A school bus will transport Valor and French Prairie students to WHS. Meet behind the school. Players will need to be picked up at the WHS field at 6 pm.
May 30th-June 2nd 4 pm-6 pm, Woodburn High School Football.
Parents are always welcome to watch from the stands or track.
Bring cleats and workout clothes.
Registration: Please go to Click Here to Register online and fill in the linked Google form or email to receive a paper registration form.
Union Contract Approved by WEA
WEA would like to thank its bargaining team, Woodburn educators, classified staff, community members, and finally the WSD bargaining team for working together to hammer out an agreement that properly values the work of educators and enshrines Woodburn's innovative dual language programs in a document we can all be proud of.
-Tony Salm, WEA president
News Links of Interest:
New Willamette ESD superintendent sees career academy, data services as models for Oregon - Salem Reporter
A career Oregon educator who garnered national attention after being fired from the Newberg School District is taking a new job helping school districts around Salem. The Willamette Education Service District Board selected Joe Morelock as its next superintendent at a May 8 meeting. Morelock was most recently superintendent of the Woodburn School District.