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Environmental summer camp registration opens, WL-WV School District honors retirees and more

Environmental summer camp registration open

Children can explore, learn and play at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) camp at Clackamas Community College's Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., this summer.

The ELC is offering two hands-on camps over three weeks for children in first through fifth grade. The Nature Spy Water Camp for first and second graders gives children the opportunity to explore wetlands, make crafts, discover water-related creatures and more, July 8-11, July 15-18 and July 29-Aug. 1. The camp costs $230.

Another camp that is offered is the Nature Spy Astronomy Camp for third through fifth graders.

Campers will learn about the solar system, hunt for micrometeorites, experience the power of the sun through solar oven-baked s'mores and more, July 8-11 and July 15-18. The camp costs $250.

The summer camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and before and after care is available. Scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For instructions on how to register, visit For more information about these and other programs at the ELC, contact Alena Schnarr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-594-1656.

School district honors retirees

West Linn-Wilsonville schools will say goodbye to 27 educators at the end of the school year as they retire.

Retiring staff members were recognized for their many contributions to WL-WV students during the district's annual celebration Thursday, May 30. Those honored included:

Diane Wells, Athey Creek Middle School

Laurie Lovelace, Boeckman Creek Primary

Holly Omlin-Ruback, Bolton Primary

Sheila Powers, Bolton Primary

Pat Mickiewicz, Boones Ferry Primary

Carolyn Miller, Cedaroak Park Primary

Linda Koller, Wood Middle School

Justine Sutton, Wood Middle School

Carol Elischer, Lowrie Primary School

John Anderson, Rosemont Ridge Middle School

Peter Hays, Rosemont Ridge Middle School

Andrea Daniel, Rosemont Ridge Middle School

Celeste Lynch, Sunset Primary School

Ron Chappell, West Linn High School

Angie Hammond, West Linn High School

Cathleen Connor, West Linn High School

Avery Gunderson, Willamette Primary

Mary-Beth Luhnow, Willamette Primary

Kelly Oliver, Willamette Primary

Gretchen Richardson, Willamette Primary

Lois Collingwood, Wilsonville High School

Kathy Gregg, Wilsonville High School

Mike Nichols, Wilsonville High School

Dan Schumaker, Wilsonville High School

Bob Carlson, CREST

Nancy Schrank, Arts and Technology High School

Christine Branden, District Office Student Services

Congratulations Plymouth State University student

Trevor Maxwell of West Linn was named to the president's list for the 2019 spring semester at Plymouth State University. To be eligible for president's list, students must receive a GPA of 3.7 or higher and have taken 12 credit hours during the semester.

Way to go UA student

Paulo Viteri of West Linn will participate in University of Alabama's Cooperative Education Program this summer.

In the Cooperative Education Program, more than 280 students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic major or career interests of each student. While at work, students can earn competitive salaries and may receive benefit packages in addition to valuable job experience. Participants maintain their full-time student status while working and have priority registration status each semester through graduation.

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