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Numerous resignations draw attention of S-K School Board

Numerous resignations draw attention of S-K School Board

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A number of resignations and retirements at Keizer schools and the district at large sparked concern from members of the Salem-Keizer School Board and audience members at the board meeting Tuesday, July 15. Board Member Nancy MacMorris-Adix expressed concern at the numbers of resignations. Assistant Superintendent Ken Parshall noted […]

No more Honey at MHS

No more Honey at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With 30 years experience as a teacher and administrator, there’s not a whole lot that keeps John Honey up at night when it comes to the day-to-day operations of a high school. That’s changed in recent weeks knowing he’s to become the planning principal for Salem-Keizer’s new Career […]

Tech school gets SKSB’s green light

Tech school gets SKSB’s green light

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The 2014-15 district budget and a partnership with Mountain West Career Technical Institute were approved at Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. The budget was approved 6-0 with board chair Jim Green declaring a potential conflict of interest. The vote on the technical education partnership passed 5-1, with director Chuck […]

This camp will be a Blast

This camp will be a Blast

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Lt. Andrew Copeland with the Keizer Police Department was figuring he would have to really promote Blast Camp. Copeland had plans for promoting the June 17 to 20 event aimed at boys and girls going into grades 3 to 8. “We anticipated probably 50 kids,” he said. “Now we’re […]

2014 McNary Senior Awards winners

2014 McNary Senior Awards winners

Valedictorians and Salutatorians Valedictorians ……………………… Alyssa Andretta, Tristan Briggs, Katherine Brown, Dylan Bunten, Alexander Hunter, Alamjit Nagra, Hannah Raschko, Evan Rummerfield, Taylor Russell, Katie Stokes, Shelby Strout, Zachary Wehrli Salutatorians ……………………….. Catherine Clay, Samantha Hernandez, Eliana Voronko Business/Culinary/Industrial Arts Future Business Leaders of America Business Leadership Award ………………………. Wyatt Hoag Automotive Students of the Year …………………………… […]

A purpose-driven grad

A purpose-driven grad

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes AFJROTC Lt. Col. Tristan Briggs’ sense of purpose permeates most things he sets his mind to. It’s one of many reasons he takes such pride in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Program’s color guard, and chose it over other options like the rifle team. “I respect […]

Students, WNBA official address grads

Students, WNBA official address grads

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School Class of 2014 was sent off into the world surrounded by teachers and family Friday, June 6. Students Evan Rummerfield and Melanie Brower addressed the graduates, who numbered more than 400, alongside Reneé Brown, chief of basketball operation and player relations for the Women’s […]

School board hunts for new funding sources

School board hunts for new funding sources

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Ways to increase funding for schools were the main subjects of a work session of the state’s three largest school districts May 28 at the Local Government Center in Salem. Most of the school board members and a few administrators participated. The three largest districts are, in order, Portland […]

They’ve got the Write stuff

They’ve got the Write stuff

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Amanda Warner was pretty giddy. So was her mom, Michelle. The hard part was figuring out who was more excited. Amanda, a senior at McNary High School, was with fellow The Write Club members May 29 when they opened the box containing hardback copies of the book The Paperside […]

And the Onion goes to…

And the Onion goes to…

The McNary High School drama department hosted its annual award show, The Golden Onions, Friday, May 30. In addition to awards such as Most Disorganized Backstage and Biggest Flirt Backstage, the ceremony honored students for a variety of more serious achievements. Theater students of merit, students with at least a 3.5 GPA and 4.0 in […]

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