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Brief lockdown at MHS Monday morning

Brief lockdown at MHS Monday morning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School was under a brief Level 1 lockdown Monday morning, May 18. The school went into lockdown at about 10:30 a.m. but the lockdown was lifted in less than 20 minutes. “It was some sort of police event,” MHS principal Erik Jespersen said. “Our school resource officer […]

Hitting a euphoric note

Hitting a euphoric note

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this year, McNary High School senior Tom Janssen had a T-shirt printed with one of the euphonium masters riding the instrument and the words “Be Euphonius” printed underneath. Given that sort of dedication, and one state title playing the instrument already in the rearview, it would be […]

Students dedicate new tree at KRP

Students dedicate new tree at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are few ways better to celebrate Arbor Day than with a new tree. Such was the case April 24 at Keizer Rapids Park as more than 100 students from the Optimum Learning Environment (OLE), a charter school within Keizer’s Forest Ridge Elementary, took a bus ride to the […]

McNary drama takes on Bard’s less known play

McNary drama takes on Bard’s less known play

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes An unplanned pregnancy, deception and the questions of mortality and mercy are at the heart of McNary High School’s production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. “Shakespeare is a master of language, but, despite that, he makes lots of immature jokes. It’s beautiful and funny all at the […]

Threat meant empty rooms at MHS

Threat meant empty rooms at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School was a veritable ghost town Monday, April 20. Many of the classrooms still had the majority of chairs on desks after weekend cleaning. Principal Erik Jespersen said more than half the 2,100 student body was absent in the wake of a bomb threat discovered last […]

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jesse Cline was homeless and desperate for a second chance when he arrived at the door of Keizer’s Mid-Valley Literacy Center for GED tutoring. Cline, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, became one of more than 175 students to earn their GEDs with the help […]

In Plain Sight at MHS

In Plain Sight at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Parents: have the tough, uncomfortable conversations with your kids. That was the message from In Plain Sight, a forum held by the McNary High School AWARE Club April 7. The AWARE Club focuses on issues of human trafficking and invited speakers from a number of area and Portland […]

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tim Moles doesn’t hide from his dark past. The Keizer native has filed his paperwork to run for the Zone 6 seat on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Moles is running against Chuck Lee, who is seeking a third term in the May 19 election. Just running is a big […]

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In January, I met with McNary High School senior David Henderson and handed him a small voice recorder. We’d never met before, but I wanted to know more about his life as a high school student. “My first thought was it would be interesting, but I wasn’t sure […]

Goodall School gets renewal from SKSB

Goodall School gets renewal from SKSB

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A revised contract renewal for Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School was approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday. The new five-year term, which will begin July 1, had received board approval Dec. 9, 2014, but after reviewing state and district policies, school personnel asked for a revision. The […]

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