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School board sets priorities for 2015

School board sets priorities for 2015

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Oregon School Boards Association matters took up much of Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Several legislative policy and priority resolutions were approved, and a director candidate from the North Santiam School District received the board’s vote. The OSBA’s legislative policy committee has proposed that the association introduce and support […]

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last November, report cards issued by the Oregon Department of Education hit administrators and teachers at Whiteaker Middle School like an anvil falling out of a clear, blue sky. “I’ll never forget the professional development meeting we had when we showed the scores (from the 2012-13) report cards. […]

School board: Pension bonds get approval

School board: Pension bonds get approval

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Saving the Salem-Keizer School District large amounts of money by issuing pension obligation bonds was approved at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The bonds will pay down the district’s portion of the state liability of the Public Employees Retirement System. District staff had told the board that the district would […]

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two years later, Connor Hogan and Dawson Young can still vividly remember unpacking the dummy rifles they would become closely acquainted with. “They were shipped in from another program and I remember thinking how cool they were,” said Hogan. Since that day, the pair of McNary High School […]

Eye on the big picture

Eye on the big picture

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curriculums and academic goalposts at times seem to change with the wind, but Gubser Elementary School teacher Melissa Frank keeps her sights set on a bigger picture. “The biggest thing is just instilling confidence in working at a task. If you can instill that confidence and sense of […]

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School students will be attempting to stuff a Salem-Keizer school bus full of donated food Saturday, Nov. 22. The Wolverines tried the same stunt last year, but this year’s eighth graders are even more driven. “I’ve started talking with people around my neighborhood and they’ve tried […]

Feeling Reckless? MHS has just the play for you

Feeling Reckless? MHS has just the play for you

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dark secrets fuel McNary High School’s production of Reckless opening next week in the Ken Collins Theatre. The play opens Nov. 14 and continues with shows Nov. 20 to 22. Tickets are $5 and curtain time is 7 p.m. each night. Carina Myrand plays the lead, Rachel, who […]

School board names new assistant super

School board names new assistant super

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School Board named Kelly Carlisle, director of high schools in the district, to the vacant assistant superintendent position. Carlisle succeeds Salem Noor, who has taken a position with the Oregon Department of Education. His appointment came at a special meeting of the board Tuesday. Also at the […]

SKSB committee draws too many applicants for quick board decision

SKSB committee draws too many applicants for quick board decision

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Salem-Keizer School District directors had so much difficulty filling five budget committee positions earlier this month that they had to postpone their vote on one of the positions for two weeks. Eight people applied for the five positions, with one disqualified because he was found not to be a […]

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 […]

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