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Salem Reporter - April 13, 2022

Story regarding local weather with mention of the district's 2-hour delay. 

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Statesman Journal - April 13, 2022

Salem-Keizer's 2-hour dealy due to inclement weather. 

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Keizertimes - April 13, 2022

Matt Keurbis, McNary culinary instructor, is set to appear on TBS cooking show Rat in the Kitchen.

Salem Reporter - April 12, 2022

Regular overview of school board meeting agenda. April 12, 2022. 

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Keizertimes - April 10, 2022

McNary Latino Club, JROTC, get together for an annual cleanup at McNary Oaks Villa

Salem Reporter - April 11, 2022

If you're looking to grow tomatoes, peppers, herbs or just have some spring color in your garden, McKay High School students want to help.

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Salem Reporter - April 11, 2022

A recently adopted set of Salem-Keizer School District policies intended to support transgender students codifies state requirements that trans students can use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the gender they live as, and play school sports. They came after a transgender Salem high schooler pushed the district for more consistency.

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Salem Reporter - April 8, 2022

Districts have access to more state and federal funding than ever, but ambitious plans for summer school programs could be stymied by lack of staff.

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KATU-TV - April 8, 2022

After nearly two years of distance learning, wondering if they would ever open, SKPS has cooked up a new program. There's a swirling buzz of energy in the kitchen at the new, student-run CTEC Café. They have officially opened the doors for customers at the district's Career and Technical Education Center campus.

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Salem Reporter - April 7, 2022

Drug overdoses have climbed in Salem in recent years as police say they’re finding more fentanyl in the city’s drug supply. While teens rarely seek out opioids, addiction treatment providers said they’re vulnerable to accidentally taking the drug in counterfeit pills.

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Salem Reporter - April 6, 2022

A student-run café at Salem's Career Technical Education Center is giving high school seniors a chance to practice menu planning, inventory, pastry and food preparation and customer service skills.

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Oregon Public Broadcasting - April 6, 2022

Most of the $1.1 billion Oregon received in federal pandemic funds went to school districts. What are they doing with the money? In Salem, staffing goals, innovation grants, and supporting the “village.”

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Salem Reporter - April 5, 2022

Three Salemites will be recognized with a distinguished service award in 2022. They are retired Salem police Chief Jerry Moore; Myron Jones, director of the men's mission for Union Gospel Mission, and Mary Jean Sandall, a retired Salem-Keizer principal and nonprofit board leader.

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Statesman Journal - April 4, 2022

Students from Schirle Elementary School in South Salem were released early due to a significant outage impacting phone and internet connectivity as well as lighting throughout the building

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Salem Reporter - April 1, 2022

The Saxon Success Fund, a parent-led nonprofit to support longer-term projects benefiting South Salem High School students, is hosting its first fundraiser over the weekend as leaders plan to relocate and expand the school’s college and career center.

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Salem Reporter - March 28, 2022

A “Welcome Home” campaign seeks to give the Salem for Refugees resettlement agency a larger home as it expands rapidly, and eventually fund a new affordable housing project in the Grant neighborhood.

The location would keep housing available near the organization’s Welcome Center, and within easy reach of Waldo Middle School and North Salem High School, which host the district’s programs for refugee students.

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KGW-TV - March 21, 2022

EDGE Program co-principals Artonya Gemmill and Christine Bowlby share information about program offerings and plans for continuation.

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KGW-TV - March 15, 2022

Story focused on Beaverton School District's middle school CTE "Future Labs." Salem-Keizer Public Schools Middle School CTE labs mentioned. 

Broadcast News Coverage
WSYM (FOX) - March 31, 2022

Salem-Keizer Threat Assessment Model is mentioned for preventing school violence. 

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KGW-TV - March 21, 2022

EDGE Program co-principals Artonya Gemmill and Christine Bowlby share information about program offerings and plans for continuation.

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Athletics - April 15, 2022

She was twice named the Oregon State Player of the Year at South Salem High School as her Saxons won back-to-back state titles. Now five years later, Evina Westbrook played in two Final Fours with U-Conn and was just drafted by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm.


Salem Statesman Journal - April 15, 2022

With the high school track and field season in full swing, it’s a good time to take a weekly look at how athletes in the Mid-Valley are doing.

Statesman Journal - April 11, 2022

The Seattle Storm selected UConn senior and South Salem graduate Evina Westbrook with the 21st overall pick in the WNBA Draft.

Salem Statesman Journal - April 15, 2022

High school track and field is back, and in a normal spring season for the first time since 2019. West Salem hosted the Titan Track Classic Friday, and the host Titans were impressive, with the boys placing first and girls placing second.

Salem Statesman Journal - April 15, 2022

Chris Bedard has two goals in mind this season — go undefeated and at least make it to the state semifinals. Bedard, who leads the South Salem's boys tennis program at the No. 1 singles spot, is already on pace to achieve one of those goals.

Keizertimes - April 14, 2022

Mens and womens track and field both lost Wednesday at a home dual meet against Sprague. Despite the loss, a number of personal records were set by Celtic athletes.

KCPQ-TV - April 11, 2022

The WNBA's Seattle Storm drafted Evina Westbrook (South Salem High School Alumni) with the 21st overall pick. Westbrook is a native of Salem, Ore. and led South Salem High School to two Class 6A state championships. 

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Statesman Journal - March 28, 2022

As baseball and softball seasons begin, mid-valley teams (including SKPS teams) scores and rankings released. 

Keizertimes - March 24, 2022

After a rough start, the McNary boys varsity baseball team has started to turn things around.

Social Media Mentions
KGW News - March 21, 2022
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Eddy Binford-Ross - April 15, 2022
Pete Martini - April 15, 2022
Pete Martini - April 11, 2022
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