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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 […]

Claggett Creek school festival seeks Keizer’s most talented

Claggett Creek school festival seeks Keizer’s most talented

If you have an artistic or cooking talent, Claggett Creek Middle School is looking for you. The school will hold its first fall festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, and will include a chili cook-off, a pie bake-off and a Keizer talent show. Lisa Buik, an organizer, stresses that anyone can enter […]

Pleasing new Weddle principal boils down to two simple rules

Pleasing new Weddle principal boils down to two simple rules

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The way Wendy Roberts sees it, students end up in the principal’s office for failure to do one of two things: work hard or be nice. Roberts is the new principal of Weddle Elementary School, taking over for of longtime principal Samantha Ragaisis who left for an out-of-district […]

Gators get new ‘pal with old ties to Keizer schools

Gators get new ‘pal with  old ties to Keizer schools

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Dave Bertholf, a new job as principal of Gubser Elementary School is as much a return to Keizer as it is a chance to tackle new challenges. “Gubser was one of the schools on a very short list of places I was hoping for when I found […]

Back-to-school supplies needed

Back-to-school supplies needed

The sixth annual Salem-Keizer Education Foundation School Supply Drive kicks off Friday, Aug. 1. The drive meets a critical need in local schools by restocking the year-round resource created to provide a permanent, sustainable School Supply Depot supporting the entire Salem-Keizer community. The drive extends through the end of August with barrels at more than […]

Keizer teachers get lay of Civil War land

Keizer teachers get lay of Civil War land

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Geography, for most people, is often considered in simple terms: a place, the name of that place and maybe some important land formations in that place. When Matt Faatz and Alan Town returned from a whirlwind trip through Civil War battle sites last month it was impossible to […]

Familiar face, new place

Familiar face, new place

Former McNary teacher, coach Erik Jespersen will take over as next MHS principal

Numerous resignations draw attention of S-K School Board

Numerous resignations draw attention of S-K School Board

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A number of resignations and retirements at Keizer schools and the district at large sparked concern from members of the Salem-Keizer School Board and audience members at the board meeting Tuesday, July 15. Board Member Nancy MacMorris-Adix expressed concern at the numbers of resignations. Assistant Superintendent Ken Parshall noted […]

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