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MHS rallies around an injured senior

MHS rallies around an injured senior

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Samples has been on the minds of many in and around McNary High School lately. The MHS senior was struck by an SUV on the afternoon of Oct. 14 while crossing a street in Salem. She was Lifeflighted to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Sgt. Dave Okada […]

WMS students, staff focus on college future

WMS students, staff focus on college future

Students at Whiteaker Middle School are focusing on their future, specifically college plans. Along with morning announcements on the last Friday of each month, students will hear about the college experiences of their teachers and staff members in hopes of getting them thinking about which colleges they would like to attend and what they would […]

MHS students served as roadies for concert

MHS students served as roadies for concert

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group of McNary High School students got a hands-on lesson in the transitory nature of theatre when a High School Nation concert landed in the Celtic parking lot Monday, Sept. 22. “It was kind of amazing to watch their process, they have this whole set that they […]

School board approves $4.2 million in grants

School board approves $4.2 million in grants

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Grants totaling $4,236,700 were approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Most of this month’s grant funding comes from the Oregon Department of Education, the rest from the Chalkboard Project. The largest grant, $2,553,300, is from ODE and is a continuation grant for the Head Start […]

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new, simple approach is being utilized to cut down on incidents with McNary High School students causing issues on Sandy Drive. The issue, which has been ongoing for years, flared up again last spring as neighbors complained students were loitering in their neighborhood starting around 6:30 a.m. on […]

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tregg Peterson found out about his friend Payton Williams’ cancer diagnosis, he and his mother, Stacie, visited the Williams home to do some cleaning. Tregg left Payton’s room stuffed with 72 balloons. “I just wanted him to know that he’s not in this alone and that he’s […]

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are some things cancer, and its various treatments, will take from its victims without them having a say: energy, appetite and mental acuity are a few. But, there are some where the patient has more control. For 17-year-old Payton Williams, his dreadlocks were in the latter category. […]

New leader of the pack

New leader of the pack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Julia Dewitt is taking over the principal’s office at Whiteaker Middle School at an exciting time. By the end of the 2013-14 school year, Wolverine students had, almost universally, made exceptional gains in state testing assessments, but the official results won’t be released until October. “The faculty and […]

SKSB has six-hour session

SKSB has six-hour session

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Policy governance was the subject of a six-hour work session the Salem-Keizer School Board held with administrators and a facilitator Tuesday. The session covered conduct of board members, the role of the board chair, executive limitations on the superintendent, delegation of authority, monitoring of superintendent performance and differences between […]

School board approves contracts

School board approves contracts

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Easements for Marion County to widen Cordon Road at its intersection with Caroline Avenue were approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday with little discussion. The county had asked for the easements adjacent to Chavez Elementary School to increase road capacity and reduce the potential for accidents. The […]

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