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Salem-Keizer Public Schools Instructional Mentor Wins Technology Educator of the Year Award

Whiteaker Middle School Instructional Mentor Matt Hurst was honored as the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) 2019 Outstanding Technology Educator of the Year for Computer Education at the Northwest’s largest educational technology conference in Seattle on Feb. 27, 2019.

Hurst was honored for being a strong peer leader and instructional mentor at the middle school level and throughout the district and state. His passion for helping educators and students integrate technology made him an early adopter of touch devices in classrooms. He has assisted app-based technology developers like Remind and Class Dojo by providing professional feedback and piloting their new technology.

Hurst is a Google Certified Innovator, Raspberry Pi certified and a Learnzillion DreamTeam teacher. During the last few years, he has worked with Salem-Keizer’s Career Technical Education programs and Oregon MESA to provide teachers with resources to teach students problem solving skills using maker technology.

“If we believe that the kids we work with in our classrooms every day are our future innovators and problem solvers, then we must provide them with the opportunities, structures and technology to practice innovative problem solving,” said Hurst.

“You give Matt Hurst a vision and he takes it to the next level,” said Whiteaker Principal Julia Dewitt. “He is a great supporter of educational technology and knows that it has to be partnered with quality professional learning. He models that he is a learner by being a role model and pushes himself to be vulnerable and to be always learning.”

According to Gwen Bruey-Fink, SKPS Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, “Matt is always willing to step up and lead by designing professional learning around STEM topics for district employees and in the region, coaching individuals on implementing their own technology goals or providing guidance to district leadership. I so appreciate Matt and his constant, steadfast leadership and reliability in our coaching ranks in Salem-Keizer. Matt is someone I can always turn to for advice, leadership and to gain input from teacher stakeholders.”

Heidi Rogers, NCCE chief executive officer, states that Hurst has been attending NCCE events for several years and usually presents and shares his expertise. “Matt’s contribution to the educational tech profession in the Northwest is immeasurable,” said Rogers. “He finds a way to get big concepts accomplished and brings a positive attitude along with it. It is a pleasure to honor one of our long-standing presenters as the 2019 NCCE Teacher of the Year award recipient.”

The NCCE 2019 Technology Educator award is provided by NCCE, a national educational technology professional development organization and Big Deal Media, publisher of trusted resources for educators.

2019-03-25T12:52:24-08:00March 25th, 2019|

SKPS School Year Extended By One Day Due to Inclement Weather Make-Up

Because of those inclement weather-related school closures, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools, with the exception of the four secondary schools scheduled for major construction, will add one day to the 2018-19 school calendar. The updated calendar does not apply to Waldo, Judson, North Salem or McNary – those schools remain on the original calendar so major construction will not be delayed.

*Please note that should any day be missed moving forward, SKPS will revisit the calendar to ensure compliance with state standards.*

Details On 2018-19 School Calendar Changes:

  • High School Finals – FORMERLY June 10-12, NOW June 11-13
  • Elementary Last Day – FORMERLY June 11, NOW June 12
  • Elementary Grading Days – FORMERLY June 12-13, NOW June 13-14
  • Secondary Last Day – FORMERLY June 12, NOW June 13
  • Middle School Early Release – FORMERLY June 12, NOW June 13
  • Secondary Grading Day – FORMERLY June 13, NOW June 14

Updated Calendars For All Schools EXCEPT Waldo, Judson, North Salem and McNary

Click the links for the updated calendars in English and Spanish.

Original Calendars for Waldo, Judson, North Salem and McNary ONLY

Click the links for the calendar for Waldo Middle, Judson Middle, McNary High and North Salem High in English and Spanish.

Click the link to visit the Calendar page on the district website.

 

2019-04-01T13:17:58-08:00March 21st, 2019|

Screenagers Special Screening

You are invited to attend your choice of these FREE screenings of SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE:

April 11 from 6-8 pm at Chemeketa Community College OR

April 16 from 6-8 pm at Salem Public Library

Sponsored by Marion County Health & Human Services, S-K School District, and Salem and Keizer Police Departments.
For adults and children over age 10 who are accompanied by an adult

Screenagersmovie.com

Screenagers

2019-03-19T10:15:07-08:00March 19th, 2019|

Spring Football Camp

All Whiteaker students are welcome to a FREE Spring Football Camp May 15-17 from 3-5 pm at Whiteaker Middle School.

Register online at https://www.familyid.com/organizations/whiteaker-middle-school

Your coaches are Tom Larimer, Angel Ochoa, Luke Atwood, Marcus Larimer, Jason Walling, Zachary Drake, Christian Ochoa, Kurt Barker, Mark Atwood.

See attached Flyer and contact Coach Larimer with questions: larimer_thomas@salkeiz.k12.or.us

2019-03-11T08:56:00-08:00March 5th, 2019|

Online Safety Information for Parents

English and Spanish letters regarding online safety are included as attachments.

A District hosted event, “Speak Up!”, a town hall forum will be held on March 12 from 5:30 to 8 pm at North Salem High School.
Translator will be available.

Las cartas en inglés y español sobre seguridad en línea se incluyen como adjuntos. Un evento patrocinado por el Distrito, “Speak Up!”, Un foro municipal se llevará a cabo el 12 de marzo de 5:30 a 8 pm en North Salem High School. Las traducciones están disponibles.

2019-03-04T14:39:29-08:00March 4th, 2019|