SCHOOLS

Salem-Keizer recruiting bus drivers

Alan Booth inspects his bus’ lights before starting his morning route. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Alan Booth is now used to no one knowing his name at work. “Bus driver! Can you turn the heater off?” The question was yelled out from the back of Booth’s 40-foot school bus. Booth turned[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer board approves eminent domain to take St. Edward church land

St. Edward parish member Karen Scharosch urges the Salem-Keizer School Board not to pass a resolution authorizing the district to take church land. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) With the sole school board member representing Keizer abstaining, the Salem-Keizer School Board voted Tuesday to move ahead with forcing a growing Catholic parish[Read More…]

2018 Crystal Apple awards recognize outstanding Salem-Keizer educators

2018 Crystal Apple Award winners pose following the awards ceremony on Nov. 1, 2018 (Courtesy/Salem-Keizer Education Foundation) The Salem-Keizer Education Foundation recognized twelve teachers, administrators and support staff with Crystal Apple awards Thursday evening. The foundation selected those staff from 61 nominations submitted by parents, students and fellow educators. The[Read More…]

Parents recognize eclectic West Salem French teacher Christy Beckstrom

Christy Beckstrom reviews French grammar with senior Olivia Caudell in class on Nov. 1, 2018 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Parents, students and colleagues nominated 61 Salem-Keizer educators for Crystal Apple Awards this year. The award, given annually by the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation, recognizes staff who make a significant difference in the[Read More…]

At Judson Middle School, student pushes teacher beyond comfort zone with Crystal Apple nomination

Kristin Micklewright helps a seventh-grader take a reading test on Oct. 30, 2018. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Parents, students and colleagues nominated 61 Salem-Keizer educators for Crystal Apple Awards this year. The award, given annually by the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation, recognizes staff who make a significant difference in the lives of[Read More…]