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Whiteaker choir Cabaret a hot ticket

Whiteaker choir Cabaret a hot ticket

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Even in a bigger venue, Andy Thomas, choir director at Whiteaker Middle School, decided on two nights for the annual Cabaret show. And that decision has paid off as the first performance, Thursday, Feb. 23, has already sold out. “Parents like to come more than once,” Thomas said. “The […]

Club launches writing contest for McNary area MS, HS students

Club launches writing contest for McNary area MS, HS students

The McNary High School Write Club is holding the first-ever McNary Area Writing Contest during the month of February – and the winners will be published in the club’s annual anthology. Students at Claggett Creek and Whiteaker middle schools and McNary High School are all eligible to enter. There are two categories, poetry and prose […]

Wolverines take on Kindness Challenge

Wolverines take on Kindness Challenge

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle was one of over eight thousand schools worldwide to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge last year. This year, Feb. 6-10, Whiteaker counselor Pat Curran would like to see that kindness spread throughout Keizer as Mayor Cathy Clark will declare it Great Kindness Challenge Week at the […]

McNary hosting FBLA regionals

McNary hosting FBLA regionals

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Suni Payne didn’t entirely know what she was getting into when she joined FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) two and half years ago. “I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur and when picking our schedules, I wanted to get involved in the business programs […]

A silver linings playbook

A silver linings playbook

Crisis teams visit Keizer schools 3 times since Jan. 1

SKSB, Salem settle who owns what

SKSB, Salem settle who owns what

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Property realignments between the Salem-Keizer School District and the city of Salem were approved by the School Board on Tuesday. The district and the city have been negotiating ownership transfers involving facilities such as athletic fields and parks so that property lines will eliminate ownerships by the district and […]

McNary presents The Addams Family musical

McNary presents The Addams Family musical

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Ashton Thomas, a senior, who made his musical debut in the McNary High School drama department as a freshman in Urinetown, isn’t ready to say goodbye to the Ken Collins Theater. “It’s going to be hard to leave this behind because this has been such a cool place for […]

MADAM AMBASSADOR

MADAM AMBASSADOR

Keizer teen named state’s MDA rep

McNary hosts AVID open house

McNary hosts AVID open house

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Principal Erik Jespersen wants McNary High School to be a giant laboratory where people come from all over the country to see what his teachers and students are doing. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Jespersen got his wish as 50 Oregon educators attended an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) open […]

Celtics buy Christmas gifts for Keizer family

Celtics buy Christmas gifts for Keizer family

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Three Keizer kids looked out their window and declared, “They’re here. They’re here.” It wasn’t Santa and his elves. But on this Christmas these visitors brought just as much excitement as McNary’s boys basketball team arrived carrying gifts for a local family in need. Ryan Kirch started the adopt […]

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