WHS Weekly Newsletter
September 30, 2022
To our Wilsonville Friends and Families,
What an exciting start to the Fall season! We have seen tremendous crowds at all of our events
that are taking place at our facilities. Our last home game versus Tualatin seemed like a record
amount of people in the stadium for a game and we want to continue with the great support
from our Wilsonville students, families and the community.
With that being said we have outlined several expectations for our football games to ensure a
safe and enjoyable environment for all fans. We ask that our home and visiting fans adhere to
the following guidelines when attending games:
1. Elementary and middle school student must be accompanied by an adult.
2. Our middle school students will now be sitting next to the band and the high school
3. No fan footballs or other similar items are allowed in the stadiums.
4. No backpacks for students or skateboards are allowed in the stadium.
5. No outside beverages for any aged students will be allowed in the stadium.
6. Wilsonville students need to stay on the home side of the stadium during the game,
you will be turned back at the stairs and concession stand.
7. There is now additional parking between the softball fields and the new performing
arts building. Please fill that up, instead of parking on the grass.
Please have conversation with your students to make them aware of these expectations. If you
have any questions, please contact Wilsonville High School.
Oregon State Assessments
The Oregon state assessments (OSAS) in English Language Arts and Math will be scheduled this spring. The Science assessment for grades 5,8 and 11 will also be scheduled after winter break. Here is the announcement about the Language Arts and Math assessments from the Oregon Department of Education. The dates for our school state assessments and opt-out forms will be available on the school webpage and posted in our newsletter in January.
Trip to Costa Rica
Dear parents and guardians,
If your kid is a Junior or sophomore this school year, this is for you:
The enrollment is still OPEN! www.eftours.com/2569012rr We had a great turnout and I'm happy to report that several people have already enrolled on the tour. I am SO excited to see how much interest there already is in such an incredible trip!
Our enrollment window is open . You can enroll through the tour website here: www.eftours.com/2569012rr
Panda Express Fundraiser
Support the Wilsonville Robotics Team at the Wilsonville Panda Express on Friday, October 7 from 10:00am to 9:30pm! Order on the app with code 342827 into the fundraiser code box or bring in a flyer to show when ordering in person.
Wildcat Art News:
Celebrate Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month with us by visiting the new Art Installation created by Latino Art and Culture Class and MEChA Club in the Pride Works Gallery.
Each year, Americans observe National Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
Our Installation features 7 human heads that are filled with the faces of many Latino and Hispanic scientists, politicians, activists, writers, artists and more and serve as symbols for the many contributions the Latino and Hispanic community has made in our great nation. The hands feature flags from many Latino and Hispanic countries and represent that Latinos and Hispanics have origins from many different places in the world.
At Sunshine Division, located at the old Albertsons location, 480 boxes containing over 7,000 pounds of food were packed by some WHS students from 1pm to 3pm.
Are you interested in working with students and having the "school schedule?" A paraeducator position could be the right fit for you! Wilsonville High School has two openings. You will support students 1-1, work in classrooms with teachers, and work alongside a strong team! Benefits and tuition reimbursement opportunities.
Email Nollie Strohmaier with specific questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join our Fall Softball Workouts on Wednesday evenings at the softball field beginning September 28th, 7-8:30pm
WKOA: The Wildcat Online Program
Learning Coaches play an active and vital role in their student’s success. A Learning Coach will:
- *Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year,
- *Ensure the student is on track with assignments and coursework,
- *Encourage the student to reach out for help from their assigned course teacher, tech support, coordinator, or counselor,
- *Communicate with the school attendance team if the student will not be online,
- *Ensure student email is checked regularly,
- *Share Wilsonville High School events and social engagements with the student to encourage community connections.
If you would like to talk about your student's progress, please email or call Dr. Kristene Baldwin to set up a time to talk, Zoom, or meet in person.
Dr. Kristene Baldwin
WKOA Coordinator, Wilsonville High School
West Linn-Wilsonville K-12 Online Academy (WKOA)
Looking for an alternative way to get quality senior photos?
If you are a senior looking for cute photos this year, look no farther than your own Wilsonville peer Fiona Dunn! A talented photographer and editor ready to work as your Senior photo photographer!
Fiona is kickstarting the Senior Photo program at our school. Students can contact her to coordinate shoot times, travel options, locations, and further info.
The photos are FREE! As is the editing! All you need is a snazzy outfit, a smile, and maybe transportation.
Contact Ms. Lords(email@example.com) or Fiona (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly for more information, interest in joining or helping with this new program, or join the Senior Photo Google Classroom to wait for more info."
To order WHS merchandise, see flyer attached below or follow these instructions:
1. Go to www.hometownsportsnw.com
2. Click on Online Store Finder (Bottom Right)
3. Select Organization: Wilsonville Boosters
4. Enter Password - Your password is: boosters (case sensitive) and begin shopping.
5. At checkout, choose how you would like to receive your order, store pickup or delivery.
Thanks for your support. Go Cats!
Any student who comes to class after school/class starts needs to check in through the Attendance office. If your student is late, we will need a parent to send in a note or call the attendance line at 503-673-7602 and leave an excuse.
If your student misses an entire day, we ask that you call the attendance line, 503-673-7602, and leave a message excusing that student. You can also send in a note when your child returns to school on their first day back.
All notes or calls excusing students must be made within 24 hours.
If your student needs to leave school for any reason, a parent should send in a note or leave a message on the attendance line, 503-673-7602. If a note comes in with the student, please have them stop by the Attendance desk and get a note to excuse them from class. We expect that high school students will remember to leave class at the appropriate time.
If your student forgets to leave class, we will send a note requesting the student meet their parent in the parking lot. Parents, you can call the attendance office from the parking lot at 503-673-7603 to request your student. Please be aware that anytime we need to request your student come to the office, there may be a delay.
In the case of an emergency, you can call the attendance office from the parking lot to request your student.
Isolation and Exclusion Guidelines
Students must continue to isolate at home in the event they test positive for COVID-19 or if they are exhibiting 2 or more COVID-19 symptoms. Please use this screening tool to determine whether or not your student should come to school.
Menstrual Dignity Act
Last year, the State of Oregon passed House Bill 3294, titled the Menstrual Dignity Act, requiring school districts to provide free menstrual products in all school bathrooms. Research has shown that one in four teens have missed class due to a lack of access to menstrual products and that this disproportionately impacts students of color, students experiencing disabilities, and students experiencing poverty. The new legislation helps students participate actively in classes and school activities by alleviating some of the economic strain and experiences of shame that can often be barriers for students.
In addition to providing products, this program also requires schools to provide education on growth, development, and puberty, which includes menstrual health. This education is positive, taught without shame, and is accessible for all students of all genders and abilities. This education is developmentally-appropriate and takes place during health and wellness instruction. We would also like to encourage parent-guardians to have conversations with their students at home regarding menstruation, menstrual products, and health as you deem appropriate.
Thank you for your partnership on this important topic. Families can learn more about HB 3294 by visiting the Oregon Department of Education’s website.
FEC-CCC Community Ed Classes
As some of you may know, the Wilsonville Broadcast Network, or WBN, is our student-run news organization. We provide a website where we post school news stories and updates, as well as a printed newspaper four times a year, and we are excited to announce the release of our student news app!
The app provides easy access to all of our weekly content and articles, so you can keep up with the latest from the school without needing to use the website. It also allows you to follow staff writers or topics, like and save articles, and comment.
To access the app, search for “Student News Source” on the app store. The parent company is SNO. It is free, and available for Apple and Android. Once you have downloaded it, search for our school when prompted, and you will be signed in!
There is a QR code that takes you to the app posted outside the Upper Cluster on the WBN board. You can also check our Instagram, @wvhsbroadcast, for more information, and be sure to follow for all the latest updates on the school!
Thank you for your support!
The WBN Staff
WBN RADIO: http://mixlr.com/wbnradio/
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