Day: July 24, 2013

Transition School calms fears of big change

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The changes encountered in the transition from middle school to high school worry more than a few students, but Parker Kreshon won’t be so concerned when September rolls around. “We’ve got bigger subjects, more subjects to do, and different subjects. You’d think it would be more difficult, but it’s not,” Kreshon said. Kreshon, and approximately 120 middle school students making the jump to high school this fall, are taking part in a five-week Transition School program at McNary High School. The program is intended to alleviate jitters like the ones Kreshon expected. At the same time, participants earn a high school credit (half elective, half English) for classes in reading, writing, math and career planning. “It kind of exceeded my expectations,” said Karl Halvorson. “It’s all stuff that is going to make everything easier in high school.” The program was devised for students at-risk of struggling when they enter high school based on grades, attendance and behavior, but has grown to attract students who simply want a leg up when entering high school. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the July 19 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link...

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Deer put down after collision

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Oh, deer. Having a deer spotted along the road in Keizer is rare enough. But twice in the same day? Officers with the Keizer Police Department indeed responded to two calls of deer on roadways last Thursday, July 11. The first incident involved a deer running onto the road late in the morning on Lockhaven Drive, near the intersection with McLeod Lane by Countryside Christian Church. The deer was hit by an eastbound car, resulting in a smashed windshield and the deer ultimately being put down. “A deer was hit by a car at or near that intersection,” Sgt. Lance Inman with the KPD said. “It limped off to a landscaped area in the church parking lot before collapsing. An officer made a determination that the deer needed to be dispatched rather than leaving it to suffer.” As such, the officer put the deer down with his firearm and had Valley Recycling and Disposal remove the body from the scene. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the July 19 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142...

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