Letter to Editor

As we close another year at Wilson River School, we’d like to recognize and express gratitude for our local community partnerships. Our partners deepen our students’ experiences and knowledge by providing meaningful opportunities for learning.

This year at Tillamook Pioneer Museum, our students became historians as they researched local history.   At Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, students engaged in service activities and participated in a variety of fiber art classes.  Our school pantry, in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, provided students  an authentic work experience while serving their community members  in need.   Music Together of Tillamook County classes for our pregnant and parenting students and their children nurtured brain development, creativity, and parent-child bonding.  Through work with the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership, and Kilchis Point Reserve, our students became stewards of their environment through habitat restoration and native plant propagation.  The OSU Extension office provided a guest teacher that engaged our students in focused, interactive, hands-on nutrition lessons. The Church of the Nazarene hosted many celebrations for our students that fostered connections with adult mentors.

These partnerships would not be strong without the generous and amazing people behind them.   Their enthusiasm, flexibility, and commitment to our shared goals have made these educational relationships work. Thank you and we look forward to another dynamic year together.

On behalf of the students and staff of Wilson River School,

Rachel Sip, Principal






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