WLWV School Board Briefs
September 10, 2019
The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held a public meeting on Monday, September 10. The following are select highlights from that meeting.
School Board Welcomes 2019-20 High School Student Reporters
ATHS — Arts and Technology High School is off to a strong start to the school year. Students and staff have engaged in meaningful goal setting, career-building activities through the Phoenix Program, and students are already looking ahead to multiple school events such as the first Rock Band concert of the year on October 25.
WLHS — West Linn High School is celebrating a "Century of Lion Pride" this school year, with several school activities planned to highlight the rich history of WLHS. The sport season is also off to a strong start, and the cast for "Chicago" is already hard at work preparing for their fall performance.
WHS — Wilsonville High School is excited to have new Principal Kelly Schmidt and has enjoyed a strong start to the school year. Fall sports and activities have kicked off and school production of "Cinderella" is well underway.
Department of Human Services Family Coach Nina Jules Recognized
Summer Internship Pathways Program
In the first year, 41 students participated in and completed internships, including work experiences with the Oregon City Farmer's Market, Wilsonville Public Library, Clackamas River Basin Council, City of West Linn Parks and Recreation, Clackamas Workforce Partnership, PAWS Animal Shelter, Metro Native Plant Center, and Oregon Institue of Technology among other in-district internship experiences.
Students had the chance to receive one credit through Clackamas Community College as well as .5 high school credits for completing robust internships. Internships require 30 hours of work experience and real-life application of learning, as well as career-related assignments. Internships are based on student interest and community partner request.
To learn more about student internship opportunities, or to read about recent student internship experiences, please visit the CREST Website.
Students Recommend Clarified Processes for "Reporting a Concern"
West Linn High School administration, counselors, and teachers joined District administrators in August to meet with West Linn High School student leaders. Working with counselors, students created informational brochures explaining sexual harassment and sexual assault. Students are also creating posters and visuals aimed at increasing both clarity and awareness for students.
At the Sept. 9 Board Meeting, West Linn High School seniors Kamerin Villagomez, Audrey Lipsey, and Moya Moses presented some of those materials to Board members. Working closely with WLHS counselors, teachers, and administrators, students have created informational brochures and are finalizing a presentation they will give to all WLHS staff.
Following student feedback, staff also updated Student Rights and Responsibilities to increase clarity for students in reporting concerns. Student Rights and Responsibilities were shared with all West Linn-Wilsonville students at the beginning of the school year and are available on the District Website. Discussion and information have also been shared with Wilsonville and Arts and Technology High Schools.
Board Updates Three Policies
PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY Professional Growth Wednesday: September 11 — Wednesday, Sept. 11 is an Early Release, Professional Growth Wednesday at the PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY. Primary School will let out 2 hours early on this day. Middle and high schools will release at their normal time.
School Board Work Session: September 23 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School District will hold a public work session on Monday, Sept. 23 beginning at 5 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road.
Professional Growth Wednesday: September 25 — Wednesday, Sept. 25 is an Early Release, Professional Growth Wednesday for ALL SCHOOLS. School will let out 2 hours early on this day.