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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 […]

McNary senior leaves mark on CVC replacement league

McNary senior leaves mark on CVC replacement league

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some high school athletes leave their marks in record books, some leave them in their attitudes toward teammates and coaches, McNary High School’s McKenzie Evers is leaving hers on an entire conference. Evers, a Celtic volleyball player, won a contest to design a logo for the newly-named Greater […]

Playing his way to Utah

Playing his way to Utah

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Next fall, McNary High School senior Alex Hunter is headed to the University of Utah, but neither he nor his family will be worried about footing the bill. Hunter, a valedictorian and trombone player in the Celtic band, symphony and jazz band, netted a full-ride academic scholarship from […]

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For all the knowledge available in books, there’s something to be said for seeing historic sites in person. Two Keizer teachers, Matt Faatz and Alan Town, will be doing that next month with a trip to Civil War battlegrounds in Pennsylvania and Virginia. “I’ve been thinking a lot […]

A Sandy issue with students

A Sandy issue with students

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School principal John Honey is well aware of the problems by the barrier separating the school from the neighborhood on Sandy Drive. “It has been the bane of my existence,” the fourth-year MHS principal said. “It has been a problem probably since the school opened and there […]

WMS students plan movie night

WMS students plan movie night

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The current crop of leadership students at Whiteaker Middle School wasn’t content with leaving next year’s students in a financial lurch. Instead, they’re hosting an end-of-the-school-year movie night Friday, May 30, to give next year’s class a funding cushion. “We liked the idea of movie night and bringing […]

Budget committee holds line on money for HS swimming

Budget committee holds line on money for HS swimming

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School District’s 2014-15 budget proposal, representing the first projected revenue gain in five years, received budget committee recommendation Tuesday. The budget committee met Monday and Tuesday for comments from the audience before recommending the $616,356,557 proposal, which the School Board is expected to adopt June 10. Receiving […]

Students honored for making big changes

Students honored for making big changes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Five Keizer Teens were honored at the annual Turnaround Awards banquet Tuesday, May 13. The awards celebrate students who make concerted efforts to change their attitudes, grades or both at schools in the Salem area. They are sponsored by Keizer’s Town & Country Bowling Center. Fredy Santiago was […]

Former Keizer teacher will lead school district

Former Keizer teacher will lead school district

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Christy Perry, the former Keizer Elementary School teacher who has been the superintendent of the Dallas School District for the last nine years, will be the next superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District. The Salem-Keizer School Board hired Perry last Tuesday night. She will take her position July 1, […]

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