SCHOOLS

Agriscience program teaches urban farming, plant biotechnology to high schoolers

Agriscience teacher Luis Valenzuela shows the aeroponic towers where students will grow plants at Salem-Keizer’s Career Technical Education Center. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Running an agriculture program with no soil is a challenge, but Luis Valenzuela is up to the task. Valenzuela teaches agriscience at Salem-Keizer’s Career Technical Education Center, a[Read More…]

One week before school starts, Schirle Elementary gets new principal

Kelsey Daniels (Courtesy/Salem-Keizer School District) Schirle Elementary School is getting a new principal this year after a few last minute shuffles among Salem-Keizer administrators. Former principal Clinton Gertenrich is moving to Sprague High School to work as assistant principal and athletic director, the district announced in an email to school[Read More…]

With expansion, Waldo Middle School will get rid of portable classrooms and add labs for science

Students celebrate at a groundbreaking ceremony for construction at Waldo Middle School on Aug. 15, 2019 (Courtesy/Salem-Keizer School District) When Waldo Middle School was built in 1957, the school cafeteria was designed to hold 227 students. Today, that population has ballooned to more than 1,000, creating daily challenges like shuffling[Read More…]