Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, April 17, 2015, Image 5

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McNary’s culinary Keizer adult ed center
program getting hosting funder April 24
$475K from grant
Grants totaling more than
$3 million were approved
by the Salem-Keizer School
Board on Tuesday.
Six of the nine grants came
from the Oregon Department
of Education. The Siletz Tribal
Fund, Nike and the Oregon
Community Foundation pro-
vided one each.
One of the ODE grants in-
cludes $475,518 for programs
in culinary arts at McNary
High Schoo.
Nike contributed $72,848
to support AVID (Advance-
ment via Individual Determi-
nation) expansion in McNary,
McKay, North and South high
schools. The Oregon Commu-
nity Foundation gave $50,000
toward a dental health program.
Perry discussed the possibil-
ity of selling the Rosedale
Elementary School building,
which she said the staff rec-
ommended so the proceeds
could be used for program and
crowding issues. The board au-
thorized the potential sale for
fi rst reading. Action is expected
at the May 12 meeting.
Perry is scheduled to pres-
ent the district’s 2015-16 bud-
get message at 6 p.m. May 28.
More personnel actions
than usual received board ap-
proval. Those involving the
McNary attendance area were:
• Temporary full-time
teaching contracts for 2014-15
for Michelle Brenden, sixth-
grade English, Claggett Creek
Middle School; and Bertha
Gliebe, general music and
choir, McNary and Cummings
Elementary School.
• Temporary full-time
teaching contracts for 2015-
16 for Brenden; Emma Win-
ter, second-grade English for
speakers of other languages,
Weddle Elementary School;
Maria Neads, second-grade
ESOL, Kennedy Elementary
School; and Zoe Thatcher,
third grade, Kennedy.
• First-year probation full-
time teaching contracts for
2015-16 for Sarah Brending,
fi rst-grade ESOL, Gubser El-
ementary School; Lindsay D.
Wilson, sixth-grade English,
Claggett Creek; Kacey Parks,
English, Claggett Creek; Sarah
Wood, counselor, Kennedy;
Brad Kilgroe, science, White-
aker Middle School; Carley
Gendron, mathematics, White-
aker; Alexandria Brudevold,
fi fth-grade ESOL, Kennedy;
Bradley Emmert, English and
social studies, McNary; Man-
dy Elder, science, McNary;
and Lexa Wilmes, third-grade
ESOL, Keizer Elementary
• Second-year full-time
teaching contracts for 2015-16
for Joseph Zehr, English and
English as a second language
English, Claggett Creek; Jill
Turner-Whitney, Cummings;
Whitney Schouten, kinder-
garten, Gubser; Misty Con-
nor, kindergarten ESOL, Clear
Lake; Kevan Hanson, English,
Whiteaker; and Trisha Dalke,
kindergarten, Keizer.
• Full-time teaching con-
tracts for 2015-16 for Rebecca
Buhler, physical education,
Keizer; Janet GrosJacques, kin-
dergarten ESOL, Forest Ridge
Elementary School; Jenni
Barker, kindergarten ESOL,
Keizer; Denise Zahradnik,
kindergarten, Forest Ridge;
Hailey Garcia, kindergarten
ESOL, Gubser; Laren Vernoy,
kindergarten ESOL, Keizer;
and Melissa Garmon, kinder-
garten ESOL, Weddle.
• Retirements of Greda van
Veen, second-grade ESOL,
second-grade ESOL, Kennedy;
Barbara Britt, fourth grade,
Cummings; and Christy Knox,
second-grade ESOL, Keizer.
We’ll transform your kitchen
or bath into what you’ve
always dreamed of
Of the Keizertimes
Jesse Cline was homeless
and desperate for a second
chance when he arrived at the
door of Keizer’s Mid-Valley
Literacy Center for GED tu-
Cline, whose name has been
changed to protect his privacy,
became one of more than 175
students to earn their GEDs
with the help of MVLC tutors.
Since then, he’s gotten a full-
time job in Oklahoma, owns
two cars and his wife recently
gave birth to their fi rst child.
“That child is less likely
to ever go hungry,” said Viv-
ian Ang, executive director
of MVLC. “That’s how you
change a life, a family and our
The MVLC provides tu-
toring for adult students seek-
ing GEDs, computer training,
citizenship and vocational lan-
guage skills. It opened in 2009
as a non-profi t in Keizer after
Chemeketa Community Col-
lege discontinued offering
similar services.
On Friday, April 24, the
center will hold its fi rst-ever
Spotlight on Literacy fundraiser
at the Kroc Center. The eve-
ning features awards for cur-
rent and former students and
volunteers. Oregon Supreme
Court Chief Justice Paul J. De
Muniz will deliver the keynote
address and awards will be pre-
sented by former Oregon Gov.
Ted Kulongoski.
Tickets and are $40 each
Ashley Shierling and Ariel Dalton, GED students at Mid-Valley Literacy Center, work on develop-
ing thier math skills in one of the classrooms at Luz De Valle Church in Keizer.
and available by calling 503-
463-1488. The event begins at
6 p.m. and the Kroc Center is
located at 1865 Bill Frey Drive
in Salem.
“Our goal is $50,000,” said
Ang. Sponsorships alone have
raised more than 10 percent of
that total.
In the years since its incep-
tion, MVLC has trained 550
tutors, served more than 2,000
students and started 40 tutor-
ing centers in six counties.
Twelve of those centers remain
closely tied to MVLC while
some have become part of
other entities or struck out on
their own. An overwhelming
majority of students who have
completed their GED through
MVLC are currently in college
or have found a job.
Studies estimate that $1 in-
vested in adult education will
return $33 to the community
at large.
In addition to the typical
services provided by similar
entities, MVLC also provides
vocation-specifi c training. Tu-
tors recently completed a part-
nership for Pfeiffer Roofi ng to
educate employees with job-
specifi c vocabulary. MVLC also
partners the Providence Bene-
dictine Nursing Center to tu-
tor students on language, medi-
cal terminology, study skills and
taking vital signs. To date, 90
percent of students who have
gone through the program
have passed their nursing board
“Now we are working with
Cabinet Door Services to pro-
vide ESL training for employ-
ees to increase productivity and
cut down on mistakes,” Ang
Donations to MVLC at any
time are used primarily to off-
set costs to students. It costs the
center about $200 per student,
per term and the cost to stu-
dents is $60 as many are facing
fi nancial hardship.
Blanchet hosts variety show Shred Day Saturday in Salem
Blanchet Catholic School is
hosting a free musical variety
show Saturday, April 25.
Instrumental, vocal, oper-
atic, contemporary, classical,
solos duets and more will be
performed. A performance by
Tippi Toes Dance Studio is
also on tap.
Admission is free, but dona-
tions, benefi tting Salem’s Cen-
ter for Hope and Safety (CHS),
are appreciated. CHS, a wom-
en’s crisis center, can also use
donations of old cell phones.
The evening is a senior ser-
vice project for Elizabeth Hag-
er and Katie Pratt.
Blanchet is located at 4373
Market Street N.E. in Salem.
Young Life auction April 27
Keizer Young Life, part of the national Young Life ministry,
will host its annual fundraiser, Taste of Keizer, Monday, April 27,
at the Keizer Civic Center.
Tickets are $25 for individuals and $200 to host a table. To
purchase, visit
Dinner will consist of sampling from Keizer-Salem area res-
taurants Adam’s Rib Smokehouse, Best Little Roadhouse, Better
then Mama’s, Big Town Hero, Burly’s Chuck Wagon, McNary
Restaurant, Original Pancake House and Shari’s.
An oral auction and presentation on the activities of Keizer
Young Life will follow the meal.
The public is invited to
bring their outdated per-
sonal documents to the 10th
annual Free Community
Shred Day Saturday, April
18, at Maps Credit Union’s
administration building, 451
Division Street, NE in Salem
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is jointly spon-
sored by Maps Credit Union
and Iron Mountain. Partici-
pants are asked to limit their
shred material to two me-
dium boxes each so more
people can participate in this
free event.
“Disposing properly of
outdated documents that
contain personal informa-
tion is one of the best ways
to prevent fraud and iden-
tity theft. We are pleased to
continue our long partner-
ship with Iron Mountain to
offer this valuable service to
the community,” said Shane
Saunders, vice president of
development at Maps Credit
Iron Mountain will collect
and shred all personal papers
to safeguard their confi den-
tiality. Maps Credit Union
is offering its parking lot to
host the event, which is ex-
pected to draw hundreds of
attendees and thousands of
pounds of unneeded person-
al papers.
This year, the Maps Com-
munity Foundation will also
be collecting cash and coin
donations to support Doern-
becher Children’s Hospital as
part of the Credit Unions for
Kids Change a Child’s Life
coin campaign. The founda-
tion will match all donations
they receive at the event.
Sam Goesch CLU, Agent
Sam Goesch Ins Agcy Inc
3975 River Road North
Keizer, OR 97303
Web: Bus: 503-393-6252
State Farm , Bloomington, IL
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