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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 […]

School board sets priorities for 2015

School board sets priorities for 2015

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Oregon School Boards Association matters took up much of Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Several legislative policy and priority resolutions were approved, and a director candidate from the North Santiam School District received the board’s vote. The OSBA’s legislative policy committee has proposed that the association introduce and support […]

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last November, report cards issued by the Oregon Department of Education hit administrators and teachers at Whiteaker Middle School like an anvil falling out of a clear, blue sky. “I’ll never forget the professional development meeting we had when we showed the scores (from the 2012-13) report cards. […]

School board: Pension bonds get approval

School board: Pension bonds get approval

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Saving the Salem-Keizer School District large amounts of money by issuing pension obligation bonds was approved at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The bonds will pay down the district’s portion of the state liability of the Public Employees Retirement System. District staff had told the board that the district would […]

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