Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, January 30, 2015, Image 5

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Case closed
School board
struggles to
defi ne success
Colleges say
local students
Fatima Falcon (right), as a dress seller, presents Elle Woods (Julia Fegles) with an engagement outfi t in dress rehearsals for
Legally Blonde. The play, which drew raves from audiences last weekend, ends its run Saturday, Jan. 31. Final performances are
slated: Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 and 7 p.m.
For the Keizertimes
Academic results were the
concern of the Salem-Keizer
School Board at a work session
Perry advised the board to fol-
low the guidelines known as
Carver’s Perspective, which say
that anything, to be considered
a result, must describe what
good, for whom or at what cost.
Board members, while gen-
erally satisfi ed with the results
of district goals so far, had some
different ideas about setting
goals and evaluating student
Urging her colleagues to
look at the plans of high school
seniors, Vice Chairperson Nan-
cy MacMorris-Adix said their
plans should indicate how close
the district is to the state’s 40-
40-20 goals.
Chairperson Rick Kimball
commented that although he
was satisfi ed with the results at
the moment, the board needs
progress reports.
Chris Brantley observed that
there has been feedback from
colleges and career schools that
“our kids are underprepared.”
Jim Green said he would
like information on academic
achievement of minority stu-
dents and those from low-in-
come families.
“We should focus on the
dropout rate,” he said.
Green added that there has
been no scientifi c research on
the data for the 40-40-20 ratio.
Brantley replied, “From what I
have read, our goal is the most
ambitious in the country.”
Board members agreed that
district offi cials should focus on
the means to achieve 40-40-20.
KFD honors employees, volunteers TEDxSalem seeks new
The Keizer Fire District
held its annual Firefi ghter Re-
ception on Monday, Jan, 26.
The ceremony introduced new
recruits, swearing in of new
fi refi ghters by State Fire Mar-
shal Jim Walker and the presen-
tation of the district’s service
Volunteer fi refi ghter Jason
Perkins was recognized as the
Keizer Fire District’s Volunteer
Firefi ghter of the Year. The Em-
ployee of the Year Award was
presented to Public Education
Specialist Anne-Marie Storms.
The EMT of the Year award
was presented to fi refi ghter/
paramedic Rachel Brozovich.
Jarhed Ascencio was tabbed as
Rookie of the Year.
Length of Service awards
were presented to: Deputy
Chief Randy Jackson, 30 years;
Kelby Frazier and Dale Slat-
er, 20 years; Christie Maben,
10 years; and Brozovich and
Storms, fi ve years.
Retiring Fire Board Direc-
tor Mike Hart was awarded a
helmet signed by district fi re-
fi ghters for his 11 years of ser-
vice to the Fire District.
New recruits are Josh De-
Boer, Bryce Denfeld, Ted Mc-
Clung, Mike McIntosh and
Andrea Tardio; all are fi refi ght-
KAA features MHS students
Keizer Art Association will be hosting an exhibit of art by
McNary High School students in February.
Entries will be the artist’s choice of subject and medium with
up to two per student. The show runs Feb. 5 to Feb. 28.
An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 2
to 4 p.m. Awards will be presented at that time. The public is
invited to come and discuss the works with the artists during
the reception.
ideas worth spreading
TEDxSalem, Salem’s in-
dependently organized TED
event, is seeking speaker ap-
plicants for its third annual
event Saturday, Oct. 3.
TEDxSalem speaker com-
mittee is looking for experts
in varied fi elds who have
new and dynamic ideas
worth spreading.
“We are aiming for a di-
verse selection of speakers
and topics highlighting the
fl avor of the Pacifi c North-
west so we encourage anyone
with an ‘idea worth spread-
ing’ to fi ll out our online ap-
plication,” said Brian Hart,
one of the event organizers.
“We want to hear from our
community members about
the issues and subjects of
which they are passionate.
We are look ing for speak ers
with mes sages that are inno-
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Keizer, OR 97303
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v a tive, inspir ing and chal-
leng ing.”
Some talk ideas the speak-
er selection committee are
par tic u larly inter ested in are:
micro bio mes, the Inter net of
Things vs. inter net pri vacy,
3-D print ing, inter net secu-
rity, advances in pros thet ics,
high level math, big data,
hybrid elec tric trains, pas sive
houses, new advances in brain
sci ence or any other sci ence,
and ani mal psy chol ogy.
The TEDxSalem 2015
speaker application is avail-
able online at http://tedxsa-
The application closes on
Thursday, Feb. 19.
Tickets will be on sale in
the spring. For more infor-
mation, visit www.tedxsa-
Thu, Feb 19th AND Fri, Feb 20th
Thu, Feb 19th at 1pm or 6pm
Salem Days Inn, 1600 Motor Court NE
Fri, Feb 20th at 1pm or 6pm
Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE
These Salem-Keizer houses of worship invite you to visit.
Call to list your church in our Worship Directory: (503) 390-1051
John Knox Presbyterian Church
8:30 am • 10 am • 11:30 am • 6 pm
503.304.4000 •
Saturday Evening
6:00 pm
Children’s Programs, Student and Adult Ministries
1755 Lockhaven Dr. NE Keizer
452 Cummings Lane North • 393-0404
Father Gary L. Zerr, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Liturgy: 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
La Misa en Español: 12:30 p.m.
Rev. Dr. John Neal, Pastor
Worship - 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour - 10:00 a.m.
Nursery Care Available
Jason Lee UMC
820 Jeff erson St. NE
Salem OR 97301
9:00 am
Dr. Jon F. Langenwalter, Pastor
The church with the purple doors
10:45 am
Worship at 9:30 am • Child Care Available
Sunday Morning
Faith Lutheran Church
4505 River Rd N • 393-4507
Sunday Schedule:
9:00 a.m. Children’s Church
9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Children’s Activities
Virginia Eggert 10:30 a.m. Worship with Communion