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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 […]

ESL at home on iPod

ESL at home on iPod

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a classroom, elementary students learning English as a second language have access to a variety of support systems that range from teachers and counselors to volunteers and fellow students. However, to make the strides required by state standards, those same students need to practice at home where […]

MHS grad’s short film will take you to an ‘alien planet’ a day trip away

MHS grad’s short film will take you to an ‘alien planet’ a day trip away

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School graduate Zeek Earl debuted his latest short film, Prospect, at the South by Southwest in early March. The full film, the tale of a daughter and father searching for rare material on a toxic planet with hope of striking it rich, is now available for […]

The Bard goes steampunk

The Bard goes steampunk

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Of all the things that could possibly create challenges for the McNary High School students working behind the scenes to put on a steampunk-themed production of The Tempest, the biggest was one they weren’t expecting: brown pants. “We’ve only got two pairs of brown pants for guys, and […]

Blazing bats put Celts over Foxes

Blazing bats put Celts over Foxes

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If the McNary High School varsity softball team set out to make a statement in its season opener, Silverton High School heard it loud and clear. The Lady Celts had 22 hits in the 22-0 win March 18, behind a one-hitter from junior pitcher Megan Ulrey. Ulrey […]

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