Better Wear Your Hard Hats!


A construction worker uses a jack-hammer while finishing the senior parking lot construction. The lot is to be open on Tuesday to coincide with the first day of school for seniors according to Lou Bailey, prinicpal.

***Update Both senior and staff lots will be open as of 4 p.m. August 30.

Driving up Skyline and West A Street, it’s hard to ignore the busy construction and cones blocking the road. The West Linn-Wilsonville District office had been planning the reconstruction of the parking lots for the past two years. The week after school ended, construction finally began.

Workers are in a rush to finish the senior and staff parking lots before school starts. According to Mark Martens, assistant principal, the parking lots will be opened by the first day of school on Sept. 3. Students and teachers are unable to park in the lots until then.

“I feel like a sophomore that just got my license,” Glenn Krake, English teacher, said of trying to find a place to park.

As for the football game this Friday at 7 p.m., visitors will have to find areas to park around the school, as the parking lots will not be available by then.