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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 […]

He’s no Monster

He’s no Monster

MHS stages Beauty and the Beast

Mysterious flag returned to MHS

Mysterious flag returned to MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The package arrived at the McNary High School Monday, Nov. 2, with a typed letter and an American flag, folded military-style, beginning to show it’s age. “A long time ago I was a silly young and immature kid attending McNary,” the letter states. “Contain(ed) within this package is […]

Crafting a tale as old as time

Crafting a tale as old as time

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When a hauling trailer arrived at McNary High School packed with the dresses and vests and even wolf heads for the upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, costumers Beth Murphy and Lexie Simpson spent the next few hours reveling in their work. “The costumes are just […]

MHS alums return as Celtic innovators

MHS alums return as Celtic innovators

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A pair of McNary High School graduates visited their alma mater last week in hope of inspiring the next generation of Celtic innovators. Amber Rushton, a Nike global brand communication manager, and Matt Watson, owner of Portland-based design firm Watson Creative, took time to talk with students at […]

WMS teacher hits high notes atop Kilimanjaro

WMS teacher hits high notes atop Kilimanjaro

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School band teacher Sean Turner is never far from his tuba or, at the very least, a tuba mouthpiece. Even when he’s on top of Africa’s highest peak. While being interviewed, Turner produces a plastic mouthpiece from his pocket to demonstrate the “buzzing” that he uses […]

Love to bend unexpectedly for McNary HS thespians

Love to bend unexpectedly for McNary HS thespians

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two tales of forbidden love will bookend McNary High School’s drama season. “Last year, we spent the year on plays dealing with choice. This year, we are looking at the many faces of love as a theme,” said Dallas Myers, McNary drama director. First up, in November, will […]

CTEC getting ready to start

CTEC getting ready to start

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes John Honey and Chuck Lee are used to the start of a school year. After all, the two men have about 70 years of experience in the education field. Honey was principal at McNary High School until his current gig, while Lee recently won his third term on the […]

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