Stephens Advanced Art Students’ Sculptures Installed in School Library

Creative seventh- and eighth-grade students in teacher Gladys Jacobsen’s Advanced Art Class had two displays of clay sculptures they created permanently installed in the school library in a ceremony on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The project was funded by the Willamette Art Center in cooperation with a grant from the William S. Walton Charitable Trust.

Along with Mrs. Jacobsen, Willamette Art Center Outreach Coordinator Pam Prosise and the Willamette Art Center’s Nikki Svarverud worked with students on the project. Both are artists-in-residence with the Willamette Art Center. Also in attendance for the installation ceremony were Coni Raikes, Willamette Art Center Board President, Stephens Principal Jennifer Madland, Art Teacher Gladys Jacobsen and her students, with Jason Gundlach, AVID Coordinator and Instructional Mentor.

Great work students!

2019-06-11T15:17:31-08:00June 11, 2019|

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2019-05-31T08:01:45-08:00May 29, 2019|

End of the Year Medication Pick Up

If your student has any prescription or over-the-counter medications here at Stephens, parents must pick them up at the end of the school year.  Students are not allowed to take medications home themselves.

Please note: district policy mandates that any medication not picked up must be disposed of.  We will dispose of them by June 25th.

Please come in to the office any time prior to that date to pick up. Office hours are 7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

2019-05-24T12:46:25-08:00May 24, 2019|

9th Grade Bootcamp – June 24th – June 27th

Class of 2023

McKay is offering a jump start for incoming 9th graders starting Monday, June 24th and running through June 27th.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Applications can be picked up in the main office at Stephens.

For further questions, please contact Wendy Stradley @ McKay High School  (503) 399-3080.

2019-04-26T07:51:40-08:00April 26, 2019|

McKay High School CTE Showcase Hosts Stephens Middle 8th Graders

More than 330 eight graders from Stephens Middle School recently took a field trip to McKay High School to learn about Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs they can join as freshmen next fall.

“We’ve been really happy with the showcase process and we’re getting students in the right programs,” said McKay Assistant Principal David Wood.

McKay CTE programs include: Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Business and Marketing, Computer Programming and Engineering, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts and Nursing.

 

McKay High School CTE Showcase Feb 2019

Teacher Gerald Hosler talks with Stephens Middle School students about the Agriculture program at McKay High School during the Royal Scots’ CTE Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Mr. Hosler is also the faculty advisor for the Salem-Keizer Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.

 

McKay High School CTE Showcase Feb 2019

One of Automotive Technology teacher Noel Thiel’s students shares with Stephens Middle School eighth graders information about opportunities in the CTE program.

 

McKay High School CTE Showcase Feb 2019

Students in the Business and Marketing program learn how to handle money at the Maps Credit Union branch at McKay. Teacher Carl Garner talks with Stephens students about opportunities they can explore.

 

McKay High School CTE Showcase Feb 2019

Students in the Business and Marketing program learn how to run a business in the Scot Shop, where McKay students can buy snacks. Teacher Roy Adams talks with Stephens students about things they can learn.

 

McKay High School CTE Showcase Feb 2019

Computer Programming and Engineering teacher Katrina Hull shares her enthusiasm for STEM with Stephens students at the McKay CTE Showcase. Mrs. Hull was recognized for educational excellence with a 2018 Crystal Apple Award by the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation.

 

McKay High School CTE Showcase Feb 2019

McKay students in teacher Michelle Zielinski’s Construction Technology program show Stephen’s students how to safely operate equipment during the McKay CTE Showcase.

 

McKay High School CTE Showcase Feb 2019

McKay Culinary Arts teacher Chris Feskens showed Stephens students the outdoor cafe area adjacent to his classroom during McKay’s CTE Showcase. Teacher Amy Holcomb also works with students in the Royal Scots’ Culinary Arts program.

 

McKay High School CTE Showcase Feb 2019

Nursing teacher Carol Martinez works with Stephens students at the McKay CTE Showcase for eighth graders. Teacher Amanda Rivera also instructs students in this program.

2019-02-22T13:44:01-08:00February 21, 2019|

Salem-Keizer Board of Directors Votes to Approve Boundary Adjustments

The Salem-Keizer Board of Directors voted 5-2 last night to approve the boundary adjustment proposal brought forward by the Boundary Review Task Force. Directors Blasi and Lippold opposed. The boundary adjustments will go into effect for the 2019-20 school year and only apply to incoming kindergarten through third-graders, sixth-graders and ninth-graders. Students entering grades four, five, seven, eight, 10, 11 and 12 will not be impacted by the boundary adjustments. Transportation will be provided both for students in the new boundaries and those who are not impacted by the boundary adjustments and will be continuing in their existing schools. Students enrolled in special programs will continue in those special programs.

Families impacted by the boundary adjustments will receive personalized letters in their preferred language in the coming days detailing the transition. Maps are available at schools to review the 36 areas of Salem and Keizer impacted by the adjustments.

The Boundary Review Task Force is a 45-member volunteer committee comprised of representatives from the special education community, PCUN, Mano a Mano, Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality, Salem-Keizer NAACP and all geographic regions.

Thanks to the community’s passage of a bond in May, SKPS will invest $619.7 million in Salem and Keizer in the form of school expansions, renovations and improvements over the next five to six years. Boundary adjustments will shift students away from crowded conditions and into these new, improved learning environments.

To view the boundary adjustments website, click here.

2019-02-13T15:43:23-08:00February 13, 2019|

Stephens Middle Student Designs New Patch for Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputies

Eighth grader Jesus Adrian Valdez Ceja from Stephens Middle School designed the new Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) patch.

Deputies in the MCSO East County Service District will wear the new patch on their uniforms, said Sheriff Jason Myers at a special school assembly recognizing Jesus last Friday.

Marion County Sheriff's Office New Patch Art Contest

Stephens Middle Advanced Art teacher Gladys Jacobsen with Marion County Sheriff’s Office patch contest design winner Jesus Adrian Valdez Ceja.

The design was one of 23 created in teacher Gladys Jacobsen’s Advanced Art class. Students were asked to make a patch design based on the question, “What do you love about your neighborhood?” All the contest entries have been showcased as decals on two MCSO vehicles since November.

“Jesus is not only a very creative and skilled artist, but a hardworking student as well,” Mrs. Jacobsen said. “He comes in after school to work on his projects and is very dedicated to his craft. I am so proud that he has been recognized for his hard work and talent.”

Marion County Sheriff's Office New Patch Art Contest

Marion County Sheriff’s Office patch contest design winner Jesus Adrian Valdez Ceja.

Jesus said he was surprised to win the contest with his artwork featuring evergreen trees, a bright red apple reflecting the area’s orchards, and a compass in the middle. Jesus said along with art, he likes cooking, and hopes to take Career and Technical Education culinary classes in high school next fall.

Marion County Sheriff's Office New Patch Art Contest

Pictured from left: Marion County Sheriff Commander Joe Kast, patch design winner Jesus Adrian Valdez Ceja, Sheriff Jason Myers and Undersheriff Troy Clausen.

Sheriff Myers said there has recently been an addition of 10 new deputies dedicated to the MCSO East Salem Service District, and they will all be wearing the newly designed patch on their uniforms.

“These are exciting times,” Sheriff Myers said. “We have the opportunity to develop some great relationships with the Hayesville and Four Corners communities.”

2019-02-06T19:38:27-08:00February 6, 2019|

Every Day 24J

Missing a day or two of school may not seem like a big deal, but that time matters. If a student misses just two days of school a month, by the end of the year, that adds up to an entire month of lost instruction.

At Salem-Keizer Public Schools, we want all of our students to graduate prepared for successful lives. Students who regularly attend school are more likely to graduate, setting the stage for success in college and higher rates of employability.

Be there all day, every day in District 24J.

2019-06-12T07:00:14-08:00September 25, 2018|

Diariamente, todos los días en el Distrito 24J

El perder un día o dos de clases podría parecer irrelevante, pero ese tiempo es muy importante. Si un estudiante pierde solo dos días de clases al mes, al final del año escolar, esto representa un mes entero de clases perdidas.

En las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer, queremos que todos los estudiantes se gradúen preparados para una vida exitosa. Los estudiantes que asisten regularmente a la escuela, tienen 172 porciento mayor probabilidad de graduarse, estableciendo así las bases para el éxito en la universidad y mayores índices de empleabilidad.

Asistir a la escuela diariamente, todos los días en el Distrito 24J.

2018-09-26T14:08:00-08:00September 25, 2018|