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McNary drama ‘reaching for more’

McNary drama ‘reaching for more’

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes From going to space to The Addams Family to a twist on Shakespeare, the McNary drama department is “reaching for more” in its 30th season inside the Ken Collins Theater. The first show, Defying Gravity, Nov. 2-5, centers around the 1986 Challenger explosion and focuses primarily on the teacher, […]

Claggett Creek Middle continues AVID work

Claggett Creek Middle continues AVID work

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With a new school year underway, Claggett Creek Middle principal Rob Schoepper wants to see a stronger implementation of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). One way to do that will be a focus on binders. Each student is now required to have a three-inch notebook stocked with pencils, ball-point […]

Marching band preps for halftime show

Marching band preps for halftime show

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School marching band spent all of August working on its halftime show—Phantom of the Opera. Percussion reported first on Aug. 1 for a week-long camp. The entire band, plus color guard, then spent 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Aug. 15-26 learning how to march, work as a […]

Council outlines remedies for McNary parking overflow

Council outlines remedies for McNary parking overflow

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council outlined three options for neighbors to the west of McNary High School to consider regarding mitigating traffic through their neighborhood during the academic year. In April, Charles Anderson, a resident of Newberg Drive, presented a petition to the city council signed by 20 neighbors […]

Mangan at home in Cummings

Mangan at home in Cummings

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes From school bus driver to PE teacher to administration, Cummings Elementary’s new principal, Martina Mangan, has done it all. “I bring a good understanding for every employee in the district and where everybody is,” she said. “I have a very high respect for people at all levels of the […]

McNary taps its new choir director

McNary taps its new choir director

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Joshua Rist knows what it’s like to be dragged to choir. At 16 years old, taking classes at Linn-Benton Community College in Corvallis, a friend managed to get Rist to give singing a try for the first time. “I fell in love pretty hardcore,” Rist said. “It really changed […]

Hopkins retires from Keizer Elementary

Hopkins retires from Keizer Elementary

At the end of every school year, Gay Hopkins gets out her magic wand and turns all her Keizer Elementary second graders into third graders. It’s a ritual that has meant so much to students that one recently asked Hopkins to bring the wand to her graduation at Linfield College to turn her into a […]

McNary presents Class of 2016

McNary presents Class of 2016

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Kacey McCallister and Serena Dufour challenged McNary’s Class of 2016 to try new things because failure is inevitable. “What good is life if you never try to do something remarkable?” asked McCallister, a 2004 graduate who delivered the keynote speech. “Get out there and be successful.” McCallister used his […]

Maestro, if you please

Maestro, if you please

High school orchestra gets new director

Top of the class

Top of the class

MHS Valedictorians reach new heights

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