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Salem, Oregon – Former McKay High School Teacher Noah Powers Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse For 2nd Time  The Legal Herald

On Friday, a Marion County jury unanimously found former McKay High School teacher Noah Powers guilty of sexually abusing a young girl. This is the second ...



"Whatever it takes": McKay staff push seniors toward August graduation  Salem Reporter

McKay Principal Rob Schoepper isn't above showing up at a student's house and dragging her out of bed to get her to the school library. He's got a team of staff ...



McKay Scots prepare for 2019 high school football season: Photos  OregonLive.com

The Oregonian/OregonLive's annual high school football tour continued Monday with a stop at McKay High School in Salem, where the Scots were busy ...



Former McKay teacher faces charges of sexually abusing a minor — for a second time  Statesman Journal

For the second time in his life, former McKay teacher Noah Powers is facing allegations of that he sexually abused a minor.



Ex-teacher from Salem previously convicted of sexual abuse gets 60 years for second victim  Statesman Journal

A former teacher found guilty of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl — his second confirmed sex abuse victim — was sentenced to 60 years in prison ...



Salem police sweep city's north side in response to surge in violent crimes  Statesman Journal

Police officers took to the streets and parks of the Salem's north side\u00a0en masse\u00a0in response the recent surge in violent crimes in the area.



PHOTOS: 2019 summer graduation at West Salem High School  Salem Reporter

Salem-Keizer Superintendent Christy Perry takes a selfie with summer graduates from Roberts High School (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter). In many school ...



McKay High area gets new representation on Salem-Keizer bond oversight committee  Statesman Journal

Residents in the McKay High School area will now have representation on Salem-Keizer's committee responsible for monitoring the district's $620 million bond.



McKay High School students in Salem receive $10,000 in MIT invention program  Statesman Journal

A team of 12 students from McKay High School in Salem is one of 15 teams nationwide to receive up to $10000 in Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grants.



McKay would get more space for arts, science, career education under new design  Salem Reporter

Principal Rob Schoepper worked with staff and architects on a design to address needs at Salem-Keizer's most overcrowded high school, adding $6 million to a ...



Ex-teacher gets 60 years for sexual abuse  KOIN.com

A former teacher found guilty of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.



McKay High School hires another head football coach after Glen Fowles resigns  Statesman Journal

For the second time since the end of the 2018 season, McKay High School has hired a head football coach. The Royal Scots have hired Brandis Piper as the ...



Josh Riddell out as McKay High School football coach  Statesman Journal

Josh Riddell will not return next season as McKay High School's football coach, a decision the school made after the Royal Scots finished 1-8 this season.



Salem-Keizer students pursue graduation through summer credit recovery programs  Statesman Journal

Nearly 1500 Salem-Keizer students are preparing for graduation with the help of summer credit recovery courses. Here's a few of their stories.



Pamplin Media Group - Bucks fall to former league rival  Pamplin Media Group

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After listening to a divided public, Salem-Keizer school board approves boundary changes  Salem Reporter

Even as they split on the vote, board members broadly agreed they, and district staff, needed to look at how school construction funds were being allocated in ...



McKay High School students in Salem find unloaded handgun on campus  KPTV.com

SALEM, OR (KPTV) - Two McKay High School students found an unloaded handgun on the school's campus.



McKay High feeder schools: Here's what to expect if the Salem-Keizer bond passes  Statesman Journal

If the Salem-Keizer school bond passes this May, the money is expected to pay for these projects in the McKay High School feeder system.



McKay engineering team planning for June trip to MIT  Salem Reporter

Eleven McKay engineering students and their teacher, Katrina Hull, are working overtime to finish a design for a cup to help people who have trouble ...



Prom photos: See photo galleries from Salem, Mid-Willamette Valley proms  Statesman Journal

It's prom season at high schools across the Mid-Willamette Valley. Photographers fanned out to cover the springtime tradition and we've gathered all the photos ...



McKay senior graduating on time despite starting senior year with half the credits needed  Salem Reporter

KJ Kovac missed nearly a year of high school after both his parents died of heart attacks. This fall, he took 11 classes to get back on track and is now heading to ...



Around the state  Bend Bulletin

Whale euthanized — Oregon officials say a juvenile humpback whale was euthanized after washing ashore near Waldport. A team with the Oregon State ...



SPHS summer volleyball drops title match to Kennedy  Pamplin Media Group

The St. Paul High School volleyball team may have gone undefeated in 2018, but with a new season around the corner, all those old records go out the window ...



Summer league volleyball comes to an end for St. Paul  Pamplin Media Group

The summer volleyball season is a bit of a chaotic mishmash of players. Between outside commitments to other sports, work, vacations and a variety of other ...



Salem-Keizer community 'not ready for integration' to reach equity in schools  Statesman Journal

Opponents of a new school boundary plan argue not enough is being done to address social, economic inequities segregating Salem-Keizer Public Schools.



McKay comics artist and animator heading to art school in Portland  Salem Reporter

Melody Mendez won McKay High School's award for the top artist in the Class of 2019. She created a web comic, No Where Here, set in a fantasy world and has ...



Former Oregon teacher gets 60 years for sexual abuse  The Columbian

SALEM, Ore. — A former teacher found guilty of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.



Music Lessons Project brings private lessons to Salem's lower-income schools  Statesman Journal

The Music Lessons Project brings private lesson opportunities into lower-income schools in Salem, Keizer and is looking to expand in the coming years.



How proposed boundary changes could affect your Salem-Keizer school  Statesman Journal

On Jan. 15, the Salem-Keizer School Board will be presented with proposed boundary adjustments meant to help address overcrowding in the district.



Royal Scots may having losing record, but they have winning video  Salem Reporter

A late-night singing session aboard a school bus has put the McKay High School boys basketball team on the national radar. A coach's video is spreading ...



McKay stages a multicultural version of Oz, play finishes Saturday  Salem Reporter

The trip down the yellow brick road involves Russian dance and American disco. The Book of Mormon gets a reading. It's all part of McKay High School's student ...



Stolen snacks: Thief hits McKay High School concession stand  KPTV.com

SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A sticky-fingered thief stole about $1200 worth of snacks after breaking into the concession stand at McKay High School, according to the ...



Fresh out of high school, Raul Marquez wants to be a Latino voice on Salem-Keizer school board  Salem Reporter

Last year, Raul Marquez was student body president at McKay High School, served on the United Way board and interned at the state legislature. Now, he ...



School board wants to hear from you about proposed Salem-Keizer boundary changes  Salem Reporter

The board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the district's Support Services Center, 2575 Commercial Street SE, to review the final plan and hear comments. A board ...



Meet the Salem-Keizer School Board Zone 6 candidates: Here's where they stand  Statesman Journal

Get to know the candidates for Zone 6, and where they stand on the issues.



Meet the Salem-Keizer School Board Zone 2 candidates: Here's where they stand  Statesman Journal

Get to know the candidates for Zone 2, and where they stand on the issues.



Salem-Keizer nearing final school boundaries for 2019-20  Salem Reporter

The plan would leave schools in Keizer and West Salem largely untouched and make minor changes to some south Salem schools. Some schools in northeast ...



Ballots are out for Salem-Keizer school board. Here's who's running.  Salem Reporter

Need help with your school board ballot? We've got a quick guide to the candidates and our prior coverage.



Salem-Keizer Public Schools: What to expect at boundary change open houses  Statesman Journal

Salem-Keizer school officials are hosting four open houses Tuesday night to hear from communities members about potential school boundary\u00a0changes.



Salem-Keizer school boundary changes in sight  KOIN.com

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — The latest in a series of public meetings is set for Tuesday evening as the Salem-Keizer Public Schools talk about changing boundaries ...



McKay stages rollicking version of 'Clue' as performances continue  Salem Reporter

Taking the board game to the stage, Royal Scot actors offer audience a good time with an old favorite. Meet some of those responsible.



Pamplin Media Group - New face coming to St. Paul SD  Pamplin Media Group

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McKay football moving forward as it faces new opportunity at 5A level  Statesman Journal

When Josh Riddell took over the McKay football program in 2016, he inherited a team that went 1-8 the year before. He knew it wouldn't be a quick fix.



Thousands of Salem-Keizer students would attend different schools under boundary change proposal  Salem Reporter

The plan, which will take effect next year, would also shift the district's “feeder system,” which determines the middle and high schools each elementary school ...



Man arrested following shooting death of McKay High School student  KATU

SALEM, Ore. (AP) A 36-year-old Salem man has been indicted in the shooting death of a 17-year-old high school student in Salem.The Statesman Journal ...



McKay students show public support for former football coach Josh Riddell  Statesman Journal

McKay students pack the visiting student section at North Salem, and McKay's basketball coaches wear football polo shirts to show support.



College student aims to win Latino seat on school board  NBC News

Raul Marquez Guerrero, 19, is running for his school board in Oregon, which has never had a Latino member. A survey found only 3 percent of school board ...



Marty Heyen, Jesse Lippold, to lead school board  Salem Reporter

Marty Heyen, who won re-election in May against McKay High School graduate Raul Marquez, will lead a relatively inexperienced school board in the coming ...



Could Oregon's Long-Distance Leagues Put School Sports Out Of Reach?  OPB News

The placement of Salem and Bend schools in the same sports league is another product of how Oregon is changing. It raises the question of whether school ...



McKay Park in Salem to get new playground equipment by end of summer  Statesman Journal

Young visitors to McKay Park in northeast Salem will soon get to climb, swing and spin on new playground equipment thanks to the Salem Parks Foundation.



McKay hires former Willamette University football coach Glen Fowles  Statesman Journal

McKay High School hired former Willamette University football coach Glen Fowles on Monday to take over the Royal Scots' football program. Fowles and ...



Salem youth homeless shelter becomes reality, thanks to McKay High School students  KPTV.com

A Salem teen's idea to raise several hundred thousand dollars to open a youth homeless transition center in the Cherry city is about to become a reality.



Dean Sanderson resigns as McKay boys basketball coach  Statesman Journal

Dean Sanderson has resigned as head boys basketball coach at McKay High School, saying it was time to “move in a different direction.” Sanderson had been ...



Marty Heyen seeks re-election to school board to represent parents in northeast Salem  Salem Reporter

Heyen said she'd use a second term to advocate for growing the district's career and technical education programs, increasing graduation rates and addressing ...



Heyen, Marquez compete for SKSD Zone 2 | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

In addition to deciding who will represent Keizer on the Salem-Keizer School Board, two other seats have contested races. Keizertimes asked the candidates ...



Oregon graduation rates up across the board, Salem-Keizer sees some drops  Statesman Journal

Data released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday show an increase in four-year graduation rates for students across the state.



Mental health, grad rates, funding top lists for Salem-Keizer School Board candidates  Statesman Journal

Three seats on the Salem-Keizer School Board are up for election May 21, with six candidates in the running after meeting Thursday's filing deadline.



Parents concerned about racial discrimination, transportation in Salem-Keizer boundary shifts  Salem Reporter

Proposed changes would send roughly 1000 students now attending Four Corners and Eyre elementaries – two predominantly Latino schools in east Salem ...



With vote Tuesday, Salem-Keizer School Board likely to shuffle students to new schools  Salem Reporter

Involving a mix of politics and science, a long effort to draw new school boundaries in the Salem-Keizer School District could finish Tuesday night. Citizens have ...



Nate Meithof leads the way as McNary blasts McKay 75-37: Photos  OregonLive

Nate Meithof had 17 points to lead four Celtics in double figures, and McNary cruised past McKay for a 75-37 win Friday at McKay High School in Salem.



Crystal Apple Awards honor exceptional Salem-Keizer educators for 22nd year  Statesman Journal

Every year, SKEF honors educators and staff from Salem-Keizer Public Schools and surrounding areas at the Crystal Apple Awards.



Swegle Elementary student in Salem told 'go back to your country' by substitute teacher  Statesman Journal

Tuesday at Swegle Elementary School in Salem, a fifth-grade student was told by a substitute teacher to "go back to your country." The 11-year-old child — who ...



McKay HS students walk out of class protesting gun violence  kgw.com

SALEM, Ore. -- Roughly 200 students from Douglas McKay High School in Salem walked out of class at 2:30 Friday afternoon. They were protesting school ...



Six candidates in the race for three Salem-Keizer School Board spots  Salem Reporter

A psychiatrist, electrician, university student and the business group executive are among the citizens seeking seats on the Salem-Keizer School Board.



Oregon's May election: Final details on local school board, community district elections  Statesman Journal

School board, fire and water control positions are on the May 21, 2019 ballot, including six candidates running for Salem-Keizer School Board.



AGENDA: Salem-Keizer School Board considers buying county park to expand Auburn Elementary  Salem Reporter

The Salem-Keizer School Board meets 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the district's Support Services Center, 2575 Commercial Street SE.



Salem students battle homelessness with unique ideas, fundraising  Statesman Journal

Over the last year, Salem students have been using unique ways to address homelessness in Marion and Polk counties.



2018 Crystal Apple awards recognize outstanding Salem-Keizer educators  Salem Reporter

Twelve Salem-Keizer educators, including teachers, principals and a custodian, were selected from among 61 nominated by parents, students and colleagues.



Legislative staffer, local accountant added to citizens examining Salem-Keizer budget  Salem Reporter

Adriana Miranda and Tyson Pruett will be among the citizens with a voice in how the Salem-Keizer School District spends its annual budget of nearly $700 ...



Winless basketball team sings the blues away | NewsCut  MPR News

I couldn't help but notice the difference in coverage of a winless basketball team compared to one in Wrenshall, Minn., years ago. The girls of Wrenshall were ...



Threats against Salem high school found spray painted in Keizer neighborhood  KATU

KEIZER, Ore. – Someone spray painted threats of a school shooting Wednesday at McKay High School on several homes in a Keizer neighborhood.At about ...



Neglected McKay Park gets help from Salem Parks Foundation  Statesman Journal

Salem Parks Foundation is trying to raise $92000 to buy all new playground equipment for McKay Park.



Opinion: Measure 98 shows Oregon is rewriting the narrative for students' future  OregonLive.com

In just 18 months, college-dropout prevention, career and technical education and other programs funded by Measure 98 are raising graduation rates, improving ...



Thief steals $1200 in drinks, snacks from Salem school's fundraiser concession stand  KATU

SALEM, Ore. – Someone broke into the football concession stand at McKay High School late Friday night, stealing cases of drinks and food that was being used ...



6 questions with Keizer's school board candidates | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Keizer will have two candidates vying to represent the city in the upcoming school board elections. Learn more about the issues they are running on at the link.



Here's an opportunity to contribute your input on Salem-Keizer school boundary changes  Statesman Journal

Salem-Keizer Public Schools may need to adjust school boundaries as it prepares to spend $620 million in voter-approved bonds to alleviate overcrowding ...



Chuck Lee seeks fourth term representing Keizer on school board  Salem Reporter

With three seats open for election this spring, Lee is the first to announce his school board candidacy.



Heyen, Chandragiri, Bethell win Salem-Keizer board seats; Polk County approves public safety levy  Salem Reporter

Salem-Keizer schools will have a relatively new school board after elections Tuesday. Five of its 7 directors are serving a first term.



Teen suspects arrested for school shooting threats in Keizer neighborhood  KATU

KEIZER, Ore. – A weeks-long investigation into school shooting threats at Salem's McKay High School ended with three Clark County, Washington teenagers in ...



McKay High students beat college teams in tech competition, win nearly $23,000  Statesman Journal

3D printers cost $1,500 to upwards of $14,000 and can create anything from a tape dispenser or action figure to human prosthetics or a new car. For four McKay ...



High school students lead Salem reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day  Salem Reporter

With an atmosphere somewhere between a school assembly and black church *service*, high school students took center stage at Salem's #MLKDay celebration, ...



Through our lens: Videos, photos and more from the Statesman Journal's Instagram  Statesman Journal

Statesman Journal staff capture moments in your community.



McKay senior receives $110,000 in donations to start Salem youth homeless shelter  KPTV.com

A McKay High School Senior has a lot on his plate, but that hasn't slowed him down from working to curb a growing issue in his community: youth ...



PHOTOS: McKay's presentation of "The Wiz"  Salem Reporter

The tin man, the lion, and the wizard all showed up on stage at McKay High School recently in a variation of the traditional "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."



Salem-Keizer school vaccinations due just weeks after measles outbreak in Portland  Statesman Journal

Under Oregon Law, families have to have their children fully vaccinated or turn in exemption paperwork by Feb. 20, Immunization Exclusion Day.



Salem-Keizer school officials warn of threats  KOIN.com

Salem-Keizer School District officials reached out to families Sunday night to warn of threats made against two local high schools, school district representatives ...



An inside look at McKay's decision to stay at Class 6A  USA TODAY High School Sports

McKay met the criteria to move down a classification, but opted to stay.



Voters approve Salem-Keizer school bond, district begins next steps  Statesman Journal

Ballot Measure 24-429 appeared headed toward approval Tuesday night and will tap Salem-area taxpayers for $620 million over the 20-year school bond.



Controversial scheduling among key changes this high school football season  Statesman Journal

The 2018 football season, which officially begins Monday with the start of summer practices, is one of many changes for the six Salem-Keizer teams.



Salem-Keizer school report cards show mix of progress, declines and data gaps  Statesman Journal

The Oregon school district report cards show increases in some areas, declines in others and gaps in data compared to previous years.



Shane Hedrick steps down as Central football coach  Statesman Journal

For Shane Hedrick, it was time. Hedrick has stepped down as head football coach at Central High School after guiding the Panthers for a total of 19 seasons, ...



Harassment suit tied to interim principal  Point Reyes Light

Rey Mayoral, the new temporary principal at West Marin and Inverness Schools, was caught in a nearly decade-long lawsuit with a former colleague from a ...



Announcing the All-Mid-Valley basketball team  Statesman Journal

The Mid-Valley just wrapped up another successful basketball season, with teams representing the area in OSAA tournaments in all six classifications.



Salem-Keizer School District Class Sizes On The Rise  OPB News

This year, middle schools will see the largest increase, adding about one student per class for an average of 32 students. Elementary and high school ...



Collegiate-bound McKay pianist overcomes health issues  KOIN.com

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — It's not common for a high school orchestra to have a piano player, but when McKay High School orchestra teacher Jim Charnholm first ...



Student gets $200000 from Legislature for Salem youth shelter  kgw.com

The Oregon Legislature has granted a McKay High School student's request for help funding a homeless youth shelter in Salem. Lawmakers included $200,000 ...



McKay Scots prepare for 2018 high school football season: Photos  OregonLive.com

The Oregonian/OregonLive's annual high school football tour continued Monday with a stop at McKay High School, where the Scots were busy preparing for the ...



Salem teen pleads to lesser charge in day care sex abuse case, gets probation  Statesman Journal

A Salem teen accused of sexually abusing a girl at his mother's day care was sentenced to probation Thursday after pleading to a lesser charge.



6,750 Salem-Keizer students transfer schools, but not for sports  Statesman Journal

More than 6700 students took part in Salem-Keizer's in-district transfer process this year. The deadline for next school year is March 31.



Salem man, friend found dead after SUV plunges into Collawash River  Statesman Journal

Kevin Shaver, a 2008 McKay High School graduate,\u00a0and Chase Villarreal were pulled from the Collawash River over the weekend.



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