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Making more PAWSIBLE

Making more PAWSIBLE

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group of Whiteaker Middle School students turned out early at the Willamette Valley Humane Society Saturday, Jan. 30 –  before the doors even opened. The students were representing the Whiteaker Pro Team class, and had some gifts to deliver. “The most surpising thing was the dog bed,” […]

Water issue gets resolved at WMS

Water issue gets resolved at WMS

It took nearly two weeks, but an issue with the water at Whiteaker Middle School was finally resolved last week. Julia DeWitt, principal of the middle school located at 1605 Lockhaven Drive NE, said sediment was finally cleared and the water service interruption ended on Jan. 18. “The origin of the issue stemmed from a […]

Guitar class will keep hopes alive for solo artists

Guitar class will keep hopes alive for solo artists

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At Salem-Keizer schools, studying music is a progression, with gaps some students find themselves tumbling into. Local students are lucky in that they have the opportunity to start exploring music in elementary school. Beginning in middle school, those students become part of an ensemble. Some discover other interests […]

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Jaida Watson, June Muldoon is one of the most relatable characters she’s ever played. “She’s really sarcastic and not afraid to express herself and I relate to that in a lot of ways,” said Watson, who plays June in the upcoming McNary High School production of Anatomy […]

WMS pioneers Google Cardboard

WMS pioneers Google Cardboard

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With the aid of some cardboard, lenses and a cell phone, James Decker’s Whiteaker Middle School social studies class took a trip from the castles of the United Kingdom to the peak of Mt. Everest to the African jungle. All in 25 minutes. “I expected like a virtual […]

OSF actors take on McNary residency

OSF actors take on McNary residency

Trivia time: When did the word “swagger” first enter the English canon? Answer: About 1590, the first appearance in print was in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  That knowledge bomb was brought to you by Laura Montes and Orion Bradshaw, two visiting actors from Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival, who treated McNary High School students […]

Wolverines dig claws into HOME pantry-painting project

Wolverines dig claws into HOME pantry-painting project

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For a group of Whiteaker Middle School students, the hardest part of helping out at Salem’s HOME Youth and Resource Center was the most easily overlooked: keeping clean. “That was the biggest challenge because there were so many of us painting in the small space,” said Megan Provost. […]

Panthers pounce on AVID learning

Panthers pounce on AVID learning

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For the past six years, teachers and administrators at Claggett Creek Middle School have put a focus on AVID teaching methods, after Christmas break it will start looking the part as well. “We’re going to visually reinforce priorities for our students. If a college-going culture is important, we […]

Former OSH doc talks mental health with McNary students

Former OSH doc talks mental health with McNary students

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In September, a Gresham woman fatally shot her 17-year-old son. Reports suggested that the woman was undregoing financial and emotional strain after losing her home to foreclosure. When Dr. Prasanna Pati reads about such incidents, the psychiatrist laments the best aspects of the now defunct Oregon State Hospital […]

Laying down Celtic tracks

Laying down Celtic tracks

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Jonathon Wheeler got his first wireless microphone when he was in fourth grade. He connected it with his keyboard and it worked beautifully. Eventually though, it gave out. When he returned to the store for a replacement they only had wired mics. He brought […]

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