Celtic start-up day Aug. 17

Tuesday, Aug. 17 will be Celtic Start-Up Day at McNary High School. The school will be taking class pictures and will be handing out student IDs, as well as assigning lockers, selling parking passes and much more. Time, and other details will be coming soon. Follow McNary social media networks[Read More…]

Students speak out at school board meeting

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Antagonism toward school officials regarding minorities was voiced by a succession of audience speakers at Tuesday’s work session of the Salem-Keizer School Board. Most speakers were students, but a few were parents and recent graduates. Not all focused on minority issues; several of the earlier speakers commented[Read More…]

Schools relax some masking policies

As a result of lifting pandemic restrictions throughout Oregon, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) are updating their mask requirements for students. The following changes took effect July 1: • Students are required to wear face coverings indoors and on school buses until further notice. • Staff are required to wear face[Read More…]

Weddle teachers earn Sonic Drive-In donations

Two Weddle Elementary School teachers recently received donations to school projects from Sonic Drive-In, as part of the chain honoring educators during Teacher Appreciation Month. Stacy Thibodeaux applied for a donation to provide T-shirts and dye kits for a year-end, tie-dying project. “My students are a wonderful group of first-graders[Read More…]

500+ cross podium at MHS graduation

Carter Nelson shows off his diploma at a McNary graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 9 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Just over 500 students walked across the stage over the course of three ceremonies as the McNary High School Class of 2021 received their diplomas at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, June 9. Elise[Read More…]

New hours for MHS next fall

Starting in the fall, all schools in the Salem-Keizer School District will have new bell schedules. In addition to the new schedule, all students will start an hour late on Wednesdays due to staff meetings. McNary High School and a few of the other high schools will start at 8:30[Read More…]

Kennedy breaks ground on renovations

Kennedy principal Jesse Leonard (left) and Keizer city councilor Roland Herrera break ground on construction at the school (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After three years of waiting, Kennedy Elementary will undergo construction for their expansion this summer as part of the 2018 bond program. An official groundbreaking ceremony, featuring school board members,[Read More…]