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Three search companies pitch to school board in quest for superintendent

Three search companies pitch to school board in quest for superintendent

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Representatives of three executive search companies spoke to the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday as part of the process of selecting a superintendent. The board is expected to choose one of the three at next Tuesday’s regular meeting. The companies are Hazard, Young & Attea; Ray and Associates; and […]

Prevention pays off for halting bullying in Keizer

Prevention pays off for halting bullying in Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Every time school counselor Michelle Mills discusses bullying with students or parents, the number of reported incidences tends to spike. It’s prompted Mills, and others in her role, to be acutely specific when it comes to defining what qualifies as bullying. According to the definition adopted by the […]

Crystal Apple winner’s most valuable lesson? Kindness matters in everything

Crystal Apple winner’s most valuable lesson? Kindness matters in everything

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At the end of every school year, Crystal Apple honoree Jessica Sydow’s fifth grade students leave her classroom with a pair of marbles. It’s her way of letting students know she is still rooting for them even when they aren’t elementary school pupils any longer. Each student is […]

Students spread holiday cheer

Students spread holiday cheer

Keizer youth are performing all over the area in holiday concerts. Here are some important dates and times to remember: Monday, Dec. 2 The annual lighting of the Salem Capitol’s Christmas tree will be featuring McNary High School’s Highlanders Classic Choir singing carols to kick off the holiday season, 6 p.m. at the Salem Capitol […]

McNary English teacher nabs ‘white whale’

McNary English teacher nabs ‘white whale’

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s all too easy for critics to stand by and point to high school students that don’t meet state standards, using individual struggles to diminish the public school system as a whole. McNary High School’s Heidi Tavares is doing something about it. “(Mrs. Tavares) taught me that […]

MHS bazaar supports two student groups

MHS bazaar supports two student groups

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Korey Archer’s first foray into the Robotics Club at McNary High School last year was enough of a jumpstart to his interest in mechanical engineering that he ended up making four more robots “under the table” only revealing them to teacher Doug Stuivenga after they were completed. […]

Designers get input from young minds

Designers get input from young minds

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The shriek told the story. Plenty of enthusiasm for the Keizer Rapids Park Playground Project was expressed last week – particular by youth on Design Day, Nov. 14. Nowhere was that more evident than when designer Jane Lewis Holman met with students at Keizer Elementary School. More than 3,000 […]

School board sets new standards for hiring next superintendent

School board sets new standards for hiring next superintendent

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Standards and procedures for hiring an interim superintendent for the Salem-Keizer School District were approved by the School Board on Tuesday. (See related story). Superintendent Sandy Husk will resign in January to become chief executive officer of the San Diego-based nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). The board hopes […]

Help Wolverines stuff school bus full of food

Help Wolverines stuff school bus full of food

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The students in Whiteaker Middle Schools leadership class are looking to enlist the Keizer community in a big project Saturday, Nov. 23. How big? School bus big. Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., student volunteers will be staffing a school bus parked in the Albertsons parking lot, […]

Wanted: Pot to pee in

Wanted: Pot to pee in

Urinetown opens at MHS

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