SCHOOLS

McNary grads bring in $13M in scholarships

The class of 2022 sits during one of four commencement ceremonies at McNary High School on Friday, June 10. (JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes) They were donning their blue caps and gowns at Friday’s commencement ceremony, but the McNary High School class of 2022 is bringing in the green as they head to[Read More…]

Gubser Elementary gets a special visitor

(JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes) The students at Joy Hills Gubser Elementary School had a special visitor on Tuesday, Caesar the No Drama Llama. Caesar made the trip to meet the students, with opportunities to take a photo, hug and pet him.  As the students from each grade lined up to wait their[Read More…]

Keizer Elementary breaks ground on renovations

Keizer Elementary Principal Lizi Aguilar-Nelson, Salem-Keizer Public Schools Director of Facilities Joel Smallwood take a photo with triplets Aria, Andi and Alix McKenzie at the groundbreaking ceremony for Keizer Elementary’s renovation project on Tuesday, May 24, at Keizer Elementary. (JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes) Keizer Elementary is set for an overhaul beginning this[Read More…]

McNary prepares for its Celebration of Music

The Elsinore Theatre will be alive with the sound of McNary’s Celebration of Music on Tuesday, May 3, when the annual concert returns after a two-year hiatus. McNary director of bands Elizabeth Hering said the concert is designed to celebrate the best musicians at the school, and will feature the[Read More…]

McNary’s AVID validation celebration

Principal Erik Jespersen speaks to McNary AVID faculty and staff following their validation as an AVID national demonstration school on Thursday, April 21, in the McNary library. (Joshua Manes/Keizertimes) The McNary High School AVID program staff had reason to celebrate on Thursday, April 21, when they were officially named an[Read More…]

McNary earns top graduation rate in the district

McNary’s class of 2021 received their diplomas on Wednesday, June 9 at Volcanoes Stadium (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). While the rest of the state experienced a slight decrease, McNary High School’s class of 2021 posted one of the best graduation rates in the state, continuing the notable recent success for the school.[Read More…]

SKPS updates athletic program protocols and safety measures

McNary’s Taylor Rubio looks to throw the ball to a teammate in a game against Canby on Friday, Jan. 7 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Salem-Keizer Public Schools announced earlier this week that they would be continuing with athletic activities while consistently reviewing protocols and safety measures. For all athletic activities, the district[Read More…]

Celts easily win first MVC dual against McKay

Damian Hernandez (blue singlet) earned a first round pin in his match against Kelvin Yan (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In their first Mountain Valley Conference dual meet of the season, the McNary wrestling squad showed their superiority by defeating McKay 66-15 on Wednesday, Jan. 5. “It’s always good to start the league[Read More…]