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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, […]

McNary students-athletes add a hyphen: mentor

McNary students-athletes add a hyphen: mentor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The last time Garrett Hittner and Hayden Gosling stepped into classrooms at Clear Lake Elementary School, everything – the rooms, the books, the desks – seemed a lot bigger. Probably because they were fifth graders at the time. “Everything about the school seems to have changed,” Gosling said. […]

Teacher inspired with a little hocus pocus

Teacher inspired with a little hocus pocus

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Gubser Elementary School music teacher Holly Albertson is magic. She can make a piece of thread tied to a recorder feel like a medal of honor. To her students, that simple piece of string is indicative of the level they’ve reached as players, and highly coveted. For Albertson, […]

Fegles named Distinguished Young Woman

Fegles named Distinguished Young Woman

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Julia Fegles is the first solo winner of the Distinguished Young Woman of Keizer program. Until this year the scholarship program named two annual winners, but this time only Fegles will go on to represent Keizer in the statewide program in August. “I’m very excited […]

McNary junior wins state title for solo

McNary junior wins state title for solo

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Even if he hadn’t emerged as the state champion soloist in euphonium playing, McNary High School’s Tom Janssen certainly went into the state competition with the right attitude. “After I played, I would have been happy either way. It was the first time I played such a tough […]

McNary duo vie to get a Fiesta’s motor running

McNary duo vie to get a Fiesta’s motor running

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When he was younger, Riley Zandol heard all about working in the McNary High School auto shop. “My dad talked about working on his Firebird here. When I got to high school, I signed up for shop classes as soon as I could,” Zandol said. In addition to […]

Note-by-note young maestro impresses

Note-by-note young maestro impresses

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  McNary High School sophomore Hyrum Kohler can do something few others can replicate. Have him stand with his back to a piano and play a note of your choosing. He can turn around and replicate it with no other auditory or visual reference. It’s a fun trick, but […]

‘The devils are all here’ and in the details

‘The devils are all here’ and in the details

The Tempest opens at McNary

School board rakes in grants

School board rakes in grants

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Six grant budgets totaling $3,767,797 were approved at Tuesday night’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Four came from the Oregon Department of Education and were headed by a $2,529,052 instructional services carryover, supplementing district resources to ensure that students in schools with high poverty percentages achieve high-quality education. Also from […]

District revenue ticks up

District revenue ticks up

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A relatively small revenue gain for the Salem-Keizer School District is expected for the 2014-15 school year. This would reverse a five-year trend of shortfalls, one of which was a drop of nearly $55 million in 2011-12. Paula Radich, interim superintendent, told the budget committee Tuesday it is too […]

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