WMS mentor earns regional recognition

Instructional Mentor Matt Hurst (second from left) after being honored as the 2019 Outstanding Technology Educator of the Year. The Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) recently honored a Whiteaker Middle School instructional mentor as the 2019 Outstanding Technology Educator of the Year. Hurst, along with Whiteaker Principal Julia Dewitt,[Read More…]

Amid dissent, school board approves Salem urban renewal

The Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday approved a request from the city of Salem to support tax exemptions for a downtown urban renewal project. M Parkside Living, LLC, had received unanimous approval from the Salem City Council for The Court Yard Apartments, which would consist of a 42,866-square-foot apartment building[Read More…]

School budget commitee plans way forward

The next budget committee of Salem-Keizer Public Schools met for the first time Tuesday, Feb. 26, following the School Board meeting. The committee always consists of the seven board members and seven people from the general public. New to the board are Adriana Miranda and Kathleen Harder. Harder was absent[Read More…]

Chemeketa hosts VEX robotics state finale

Chemeketa Community College will host the VEX Robotics State finale on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. The event will be at the Salem campus in the building 7 Gym starting at 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to see middle and[Read More…]

Fight for literacy

File Coming into the school year, administration at McNary High School knew that they were getting a high volume of incoming ninth graders that weren’t reading at grade level — roughly 45 percent of the freshman class.  During the first semester, McNary offered literacy tutorials for students that needed remedial[Read More…]

Schools, church strike $2.26 million deal

A weeks-long standoff over six acres behind St. Edward Catholic Church came to an abrupt end on Valentine’s Day.  Salem-Keizer Public Schools and the church leadership struck a $2.26 million deal for that land that will allow the district to proceed with plans to expand capacity at McNary High School.[Read More…]

CTE Showcase slated at McNary

McNary High School will be hosting their first ever Career and Technical Education (CTE) Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 26 starting at 7:30 a.m. The showcase will be geared towards members of Keizer Rotary as well as the Keizer Chamber of Commerce with the goal of showing some of the high-quality[Read More…]