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Lessons in Celt video production courses carry students far beyond the classroom

Lessons in Celt video production courses carry students far beyond the classroom

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Despite taking video production classes for all her four years at McNary High School, Liv Pond isn’t planning to study film in college. That doesn’t mean what she’s gleaned from her time in teacher Jason Heimerdinger’s studio room will be going to waste. “I want to travel the […]

Abbas a merit finalist

Abbas a merit finalist

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Of all the high school students in the country, McNary High School senior Zach Abbas has an honor few others can claim: National Merit Finalist. “I wasn’t expecting to be a semifinalist. I was completely blown away. Then hearing that I was a finalist … it was just […]

‘No’ vote on charter school

‘No’ vote on charter school

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A second draft proposal for a fifth charter school in the Salem-Keizer School District received a negative vote from the School Board on Tuesday on the advice of the school administration. Superintendent Christy Perry told the board an administrative committee found the second proposal to fall short of a […]

MHS artists show off their work

MHS artists show off their work

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kaeleigh Dunn, Janice Nelson and Deanna Saukov are three of more than 60 students participating in an McNary High School art exhibit at the Keizer Art Association throughout February. The prospect of showing their work to a wider audience is both nerve-wracking and exciting. “It makes me feel […]

WMS Wolverines work on bullying antidote: kindness

WMS Wolverines work on bullying antidote: kindness

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Donna Burnett, a counselor at Whiteaker Middle School, was surveying the possibilities for an anti-bullying campaign when she had an epiphany. “You can’t get kids to buy into a negative goal. They’re not going to admit they are a bully, and the only ones those efforts speak to […]

School board struggles to define success

School board struggles to define success

Colleges say local students ‘underprepared’

School board calls for increased state funding

School board calls for increased state funding

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A statewide campaign to improve education in Oregon won Salem-Keizer School Board approval Tuesday, Jan. 13. The board approved the Promise of Oregon resolution, which recognizes the recent turnaround in state funding for schools, calls for further progress in funding, and supports improved curriculums and school facilities. The resolution […]

Omigod, you guys!

Omigod, you guys!

Legally Blonde opens at McNary

MHS junior designs logo for new tech school

MHS junior designs logo for new tech school

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Aimee Williams, as a junior at McNary High School, has left her mark in several places around Keizer. Last year, she came up with winning designs of T-shirts for two Keizer elementary schools and the Lady Celt Powder Puff football game. Last week, she found out her treatment […]

What’cha got cooking, Cafe 159?

What’cha got cooking, Cafe 159?

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The margherita pizza is divine, extra cheesy and with a crust that is hearty, but not overfilling. The Thai chicken slice is a tad overdone, but more flavorful for it. The main course was preceded by a salad of leafy greens, cranberries, almonds and feta cheese,  topped with […]

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