News HeadlinesMcnary High Keizer, OR News

Mcnary High School News Submitted by Alumni

Brian Baker

May 15, 2018 by Dean Prescott (Register to contact)

Brian Baker 1959- 1993. I was Brian's best friend before and after our High School years at McNary. The last time I talked to Brian was a couple of weeks before his death in Nebraska. He was living there with his mother until his passing. He died from complications from Kidney disease.
Best wishes to all my fellow McNaryians (Is that a word? :)

Mcnary High School News From Around The Web

School attendance efforts pay off | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Keizer schools largely benefitted from efforts to increase regular attendance during the past school year.

Firework sales support McNary's band program | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

The McNary High School band's fireworks tent, one of the programs primary fundraisers, is now open.

Salem-Keizer students pursue graduation through summer credit recovery programs  Statesman Journal

Nearly 1500 Salem-Keizer students are preparing for graduation with the help of summer credit recovery courses. Here's a few of their stories.

Youth councilor ends service | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Anne Farris looks back on her nine months as Keizer's youth councilor and offers suggestions on how the role could be improved.

Drag Clown with a Cause | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.

McNary alum straddles multiple identities with Looking for Tiger Lily.

Elks mark Flag Day | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Members of McNary High School's AFJROTC Color Guard, Jason Fletcher, Caden Taylor and Lance Brunkal raise Old Glory. On Sunday, June 9, Keizer Elks ...

Construction starts on McNary High School expansion

Salem-Keizer Public Schools said the bond-funded construction will help relieve the overcrowding at the school, increase safety and security, expand career ...

Salem-Keizer considers eminent domain to acquire church land next to McNary High  Statesman Journal

At a work session Tuesday, the Salem-Keizer School Board will read a resolution allowing the district to use eminent domain to acquire land next to McNary ...

McNary breaks ground on changes that will transform school forever  Keizertimes

An official groundbreaking ceremony was held at McNary High School on Friday, May 17, signaling the start of the 15-month construction period at the school ...

Heimerdinger says goodbye to McNary | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

At the end of the school year, Heimerdinger, along with his wife, Erin, and two kids, Atticus (11) and Scarlett (8), will be moving to Los Olivos, Calif. where he will ...

Salem-Keizer board OKs use of eminent domain to acquire church land near McNary High  Statesman Journal

The Salem-Keizer School Board has unanimously approved using eminent domain to acquire St. Edward church land for McNary High School expansion.

Jeffrey William Taylor | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Jeffrey Taylor. Jeffrey Taylor, son of Jim and Betty Jean Taylor, father to James Taylor, husband to Madeline Taylor and dear friend to many, has tragically ...

Bracing for change | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

MHS campus will become 14-month construction site.

Construction at McNary set to start ahead of schedule  Keizertimes

From Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Improvements funded by the 2018 bond are ahead of schedule at McNary High School. Salem-Keizer's construction firm on ...

Heads of the class: Two McNary grads chart new paths in college  Keizertimes

McNary High School alums Samuel Hernandez and Crystal Llanos are both thriving at top colleges after overcoming numerous obstacles.

McNary honors Hall of Famers | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Mike Doherty, Lisa Blush, Shawn Kintner and the 2009 state champion baseball team were inducted into the McNary Hall of Fame.

McNary students battle district foes in shoe drive  Keizertimes

By MATT RAWLINGS. Of the Keizertimes. It can be easy for people to take things for granted in their life. The ability to afford quality shoes, for instance, ...

Jeffrey W Taylor | Obituaries |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Jeffrey Taylor, son of Jim and Betty Jean Taylor, father to James Taylor, husband to Madeline Taylor and dear friend to many, has tragically passed away in an ...

Salem's sauce bosses: three local businesses adding sweetness, spice to craft condiments  Statesman Journal

While farmers focus on ingredients and food trucks focus on finished dishes, Salem's craft condiment makers specialize\u00a0in elevating home cooking.

St. Edward agrees to sell Salem-Keizer vacant land for $2.26 million, ending eminent domain case  Salem Reporter

District leaders said Thursday they'd reached an agreement to purchase the church's bare land adjacent to McNary High School, allowing them to begin ...

Keizer athletes planning trip to Dominican Republic  Keizertimes

McAvoy and 10 of his players will be heading to the Dominican Republic in partnership with SCORE International — which is a non-profit evangelistic ...

Sports impact will set in this summer  Keizertimes

Construction at McNary High School will begin impacting athletics as soon as this summer. Click the link to find out what's known now.

McNary boys soccer team ready to shed underdog label  Statesman Journal

KEIZER – The McNary boys soccer team enters the OSAA Class 6A state tournament in an underdog role. What else is new? The past two seasons McNary lost ...

McNary High feeder schools: Here's what to expect if the Salem-Keizer bond passes  Statesman Journal

If the Salem-Keizer school bond passes this May, the money is expected to pay for these projects in the McNary High School feeder system.

Salem school officials invoke power to force church land sale  Salem Reporter

In Keizer, scarce land has put the growing St. Edward Catholic Church and overcrowded McNary High School at odds over a planned school expansion.

Prom photos: See photo galleries from Salem, Mid-Willamette Valley proms  Statesman Journal

It's prom season at high schools across the Mid-Willamette Valley. Photographers fanned out to cover the springtime tradition and we've gathered all the photos ...

Salem-Keizer Public Schools, church in land feud

KEIZER, OR (KPTV) - Salem-Keizer Public Schools is trying to acquire a vacant piece of land near McNary High School for an expansion.

Class of 2018: McNary High School  Statesman Journal

Graduation ceremonies were at 2 p.m. June 8 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion. Graduates: 444. Valedictorians: Matthew Albright, Kailey Doutt, Austin ...

West Salem wins 6A band championships, McNary places second, South Salem fourth  Statesman Journal

West Salem wins 6A band championships held at Oregon State University. McNary HIgh School places second and South Salem High School placed fourth.

Latino Club becomes ‘second family’ for students  Keizertimes

McNary High School's Latino Club has grown so quickly, and in such a variety of ways, that it's spun off a second club.

St. Edward leaders will fight eminent domain to take land for Salem-Keizer schools  Statesman Journal

St. Edward Catholic Church leaders say they will fight Salem-Keizer Public Schools' plan to use eminent domain to acquire parish land to expand McNary High ...

Salem-Keizer to vote on using eminent domain for St. Edward church land  Statesman Journal

The Salem-Keizer School Board will vote Tuesday on a resolution allowing them to use eminent domain to acquire land next McNary High School in Keizer.

Top sports news of 2018  Keizertimes

Conference titles for the McNary High School football and boys basketball squads highlight a banner sports year in the city of Keizer. McNary has spent the last ...

More than 400 graduate from McNary | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

The 54th graduating class of McNary High School took the big walk Friday, June 7.

Keizer hoopers receive All-American recognition  Keizertimes

By MATT RAWLINGS Of the Keizertimes. The state of Oregon had 24 prep girls basketball players nominated for the 42nd McDonald's All-American game this ...

How proposed boundary changes could affect your Salem-Keizer school  Statesman Journal

On Jan. 15, the Salem-Keizer School Board will be presented with proposed boundary adjustments meant to help address overcrowding in the district.

McNary set to introduce new Hall of Fame class  Keizertimes

The McNary High School Athletic Hall of Fame will he holding a ceremony on Friday, March 15 at the Keizer Civic Center to honor former great athletes that ...

Meet the Salem-Keizer School Board Zone 6 candidates: Here's where they stand  Statesman Journal

Get to know the candidates for Zone 6, and where they stand on the issues.

Oregon district seeking to expand high school says it will use eminent domain to acquire land from church  American School & University

Seeking to expand a high school campus, the Salem-Keizer (Ore.) district has decided to use eminent domain, if necessary, to acquire about six acres of land ...

Tradition-rich McNary looks to build on last season's success  Statesman Journal

KEIZER – As a three-year starter for the McNary football team, Josh Schmeltzer is well versed in the Celtics' rich football tradition. Outside the stadium press box ...

Judge denies St. Edward motion to toss Salem-Keizer eminent domain case  Salem Reporter

The school district's attorneys have asked the court to grant immediate possession of the land so permitting and design work for the McNary High School campus ...

Salem-Keizer community 'not ready for integration' to reach equity in schools  Statesman Journal

Opponents of a new school boundary plan argue not enough is being done to address social, economic inequities segregating Salem-Keizer Public Schools.

McNary's Walling, Barker living the life of top college football prospects  Statesman Journal

Junior Walling, who has already received a scholarship offer from Oregon State, has participated in several college football camps this summer.

Salem-Keizer seeks eminent domain over St. Edward land to begin McNary construction  Salem Reporter

The district is going to court to force the Keizer church to sell six acres of bare land after the church rejected a $1.75 million offer.

McNary cooks second to only one | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

The culinary team at McNary High School made up of Rebecca Hall, Dakota Smith, Madelyn Hurst and Isaac Mallery placed second at the Oregon Restaurant ...

St. Edward refuses $1.75 million land offer, vows to fight Salem-Keizer in court  Statesman Journal

After refusing an offer of $1.75 million to sell a 6-acre vacant lot to Salem-Keizer Public Schools, St. Edward Catholic Church is preparing to fight the district in ...

'The Legend' Coach Anagnos: 1956 — 2019 | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Longtime Keizer coach, former First Citizen and all-around supporter of Keizer youth passes after a brief and intense battle with cancer.

Eminent domain defense might be breaking new ground  Keizertimes

By ERIC A. HOWALD. Of the Keizertimes. UPDATE: St. Edward Catholic Church has agreed to sell the land in question for $2.26 million. The district will take ...

McNary senior’s service earns her Elks scholarship  Keizertimes

Abbie McKanzie's *service* to the community could take her all the way to Chicago as part of a scholarship program offered by the Elks Foundation.

Latino scholars honored | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

The Latino Action Committee continued its tradition of investing in McNary High School's Latino scholars earlier this month.

McNary graduate's advocacy led to changes in Oregon mandatory reporting  Salem Reporter

Kimberly Schott was upset last fall after learning school staff had to report consensual sex between teens as child abuse. She pushed state legislators to clarify ...

Pastor finds brotherhood in mentoring | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Tim Davis has been the community pastor at Church on the Hill in Keizer for 12 years now. But back in 2015, Davis felt the need to expand his ministry.

Second in the state: McNary band soars  Keizertimes

The McNary band (wind ensemble) took second place with a final score of 321 at the OSAA State Band Competition on Saturday, May 11 at the LaSells Stewart ...

The 2019 All-Mid-Valley softball team has been announced. Here's who made the team.  Statesman Journal

Three Mid-Valley softball programs further solidified their status as elite teams in the state of Oregon this season, with Dallas, Dayton and Kennedy all making it ...

Iconic play roars into Ken Collins auditorium  Keizertimes

By MATT RAWLINGS Of the Keizertimes Last year, the McNary High School theatre department put on a production of The Wizard of Oz for their annual winter ...

Salem-Keizer school boundary changes in sight

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — The latest in a series of public meetings is set for Tuesday evening as the Salem-Keizer Public Schools talk about changing boundaries ...

Mental health counselors first priority if Salem-Keizer gets extra schools funding  Salem Reporter

The education package Oregon legislators are considering would give Salem-Keizer schools about $34 million per year: nearly enough to hire one counselor ...

Graneto returns to McNary | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Jordan Graneto has spent a lot of time in the gym at McNary High School over the course of his life. As a former Celtic player, Graneto led McNary to ...

Police, school officials correct false rumors about reports of active shooter in Keizer  KATU

Salem-Keizer Public Schools and Keizer police worked to correct false rumors Thursday that a gunman was inside McNary High School.“People were spreading ...

Ballots are out for Salem-Keizer school board. Here's who's running.  Salem Reporter

Need help with your school board ballot? We've got a quick guide to the candidates and our prior coverage.

Salem-area high school football standings after Oct. 5 games  Statesman Journal

Friday night football highlights: South Salem vs. West Salem. The South Salem vs. West Salem football game at West Salem High School on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

A groundbreaking First Citizen  Keizertimes

By ERIC A. HOWALD. Of the Keizertimes. As Vickie Jackson accepted the title and award of Keizer's First Citizen at a banquet Saturday, Jan. 19, she called out ...

Salem-Keizer schools moves to acquire land near Auburn Elementary  Statesman Journal

Salem-Keizer Public Schools plans to acquire a 4.37-acre park next to Auburn Elementary School in east Salem for expansions and updates. The land, owned ...

Recruiting: QB Erik Barker leads McNary to victory, then visits Oregon State game  Statesman Journal

In the midst of the recruiting process, McNary quarterback Erik Barker had a big game last week leading the Celtics to a much-needed 21-14 win against ...

Football roundup: McNary and Silverton capture league championships  Statesman Journal

ALBANY — No. 7 Silverton earned a share of the Mid-Willamette Conference championship with a 17-14 victory on a rainy Friday night at No. 3 West Albany.

McNary sweeps West Salem in dual meet  Keizertimes

By MATT RAWLINGS Of the Keizertimes. Early into the Mountain Valley Conference season, it's clear that the McNary High School swim team is a force to be ...

Izzy Haselip returns to soccer after broken hip

Coming back from an injury is never easy, but Izzy Haselip has done it more than once.

Salem-Keizer school report cards show mix of progress, declines and data gaps  Statesman Journal

The Oregon school district report cards show increases in some areas, declines in others and gaps in data compared to previous years.

Allen and Covalt sign to play at next level  Keizertimes

Ty Covalt (left) and David Allen (right) shake hands after signing to play baseball in college at a ceremony at McNary High School on Feb. 6. Covalt will play at ...

Complaints, solutions abound at McNary community forum  Keizertimes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes. The Salem-Keizer School District (SKSD) is already planning how it might revamp the McNary High School campus in ...

Heritage: McNary celebrates half a century

Why school wasn't named Keizer High School and how it almost was North Salem High School.

Booster club raises more than $40000 at auction  Keizertimes

The McNary Athletics Booster Club held their eighth annual auction fundraiser and dinner on Saturday, June 1 at Log House Gardens at Willow Lake, raising ...

School BSUs grow out of single desire to give back  Keizertimes

Dwight Roberson brings Black Student Union to McNary.

Calendar for June 7, 2019 | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Continuing through Saturday, June 15. Neil Simon's Fools at Pentacle Theatre. For tickets and show times visit Saturday, June 8.

The choice in Zone 6: Danielle Bethell | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Voters face a decision between two starkly different candidates when it comes to who will represent the Keizer on the Salem-Keizer School District board of ...

Crystal Apple Awards honor exceptional Salem-Keizer educators for 22nd year  Statesman Journal

Every year, SKEF honors educators and staff from Salem-Keizer Public Schools and surrounding areas at the Crystal Apple Awards.

KT on KMUZ: On-air with founders of the Latino Action Committee  Keizertimes

The Latino Action committee is planning to honor Latino scholars at McNary agin this year. Find out how to support the effort and the other actions the group has ...

New traffic flow may reduce impact on MHS neighbors  Keizertimes

As construction preparation begins, McNary administrators unveil their plans for getting people in and out of the school parking more quickly, and hope to draw ...

KPA honors MHS student with college scholarship  Keizertimes

The Keizer Police Association has named its recipient for the Sheila Goodman Memorial Scholarship.

Eminent domain effort moves forward  Keizertimes

A resolution to acquire more than 6 acres of land from St. Edward Catholic Church passed by a 5-0 vote at Tuesday night's Salem-Keizer School Board meeting.

Keizer Chamber director Danielle Bethell announces run for school board  Salem Reporter

With three children in Keizer public schools, Danielle Bethell said she's more in touch with the realities of the current classroom and wants to advocate for local ...

McNary golf teams host first tournament | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Jackson Garro chips out of the rough and on to the green (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Both boys and girls golf teams at McNary High School hosted ...

Seeking Latino representation, Oregon farmworker union throws muscle into Salem-Keizer school board races  Salem Reporter

Two years ago, PCUN organizers knocked on doors to try to get Latinos engaged in Salem-Keizer school board races. Now, the group's leaders are taking what ...

Groundbreaking at North kicks off $70 million campus renovation to add new classrooms  Salem Reporter

Salem's oldest high school is the first in the district to undergo renovations as part of a $620 million voter-approved construction package spread over the next ...

McNary getting new scoreboard  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. McNary High School is finally getting that new scoreboard. After discussing a new board during the turf field project in ...

Richards looks back on career as McNary AD  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. Three things were on Ron Richards' mind as he counted down his final days as McNary High School's athletic director.

Schools improve security before kids return to class  KATU

Students all over Oregon and Southwest Washington will head back to school over the next few weeks and some will see new security measures in place thanks ...

Lockdown follows day of threats at MHS  Keizertimes

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Post Ad Left” _builder_version=”3.0.83″ ...

AGENDA: Salem-Keizer board considers $1.2 billion budget, new assistant superintendent contracts  Salem Reporter

The Salem-Keizer school board meets 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the district's Support Services Center, 2575 Commercial Street S.E..

6th- and 9th-graders get head start on Salem-Keizer school year  Statesman Journal

Students beginning sixth and ninth grade got a head start going back to school in Salem-Keizer on Tuesday, one day ahead of their older peers.

Blazing a trail | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

McNary student Emely Medina talked with the city council about her experiences at the Career Technical Education Center. It's a latest in a series of student ...

McNary named AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. McNary took a giant step in becoming the first AVID National Demonstration High School in Oregon. On Feb. 23, Keizer's ...

Oregon student success panel wants more school days, mental health services  Statesman Journal

More school days and limited class sizes are two of the many preliminary policy recommendations released by a panel of Oregon lawmakers this week.

Whiteaker defeats Claggett, punches ticket to championship game  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. Whiteaker Middle School's varsity football team stuck with what got it here. Behind 243 rushing yards, the Wolverines ...

Controversial scheduling among key changes this high school football season  Statesman Journal

The 2018 football season, which officially begins Monday with the start of summer practices, is one of many changes for the six Salem-Keizer teams.

Wrestling reunion to honor coach  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. Former McNary High School wrestlers are invited to McNary Restaurant and Lounge on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. for a ...

Here's an opportunity to contribute your input on Salem-Keizer school boundary changes  Statesman Journal

Salem-Keizer Public Schools may need to adjust school boundaries as it prepares to spend $620 million in voter-approved bonds to alleviate overcrowding ...

The top 10 Salem-area high school football prospects for 2018  Statesman Journal

The 2018 high school football season begins this Friday, and there are a number of college football prospects in the Mid-Valley. Some of these players already ...

Through our lens: Videos, photos and more from the Statesman Journal's Instagram  Statesman Journal

Statesman Journal staff capture moments in your community.

Shop teacher served MHS students for 36 years  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. Doug Stuivenga joined the faculty at McNary High School 36 years ago because he wanted to serve. “I became a teacher ...

News headlines by Google News for Mcnary High School Keizer OR

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Mcnary High . This site has been created to offer a place for MHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Mcnary High Keizer, OR alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.