8th Grade T-Shirt Orders Extended to May 5th

Hey 8th Grade Parents,

Did you know that Parent Club is taking orders for 8th grade T-Shirts. T-Shirts are $6 each. The date to order a shirt for your student has been extended to May 5th. You may print an order form from Walkers website or complete one in the school office. All orders must be placed by Friday, May 5th. T Shirts will be delivered to students at school before the end of May.

 

6th Grade Orientation Scheduled in May

Walker Middle School will be welcoming our 2017-18 6th Grade Wildcats on May 22nd at 6:00 pm in the Walker Middle School main gym. Parents and students are invited to attend an informational meeting in the gym with Mr. Persons and Mrs. Johnson at 6:00 pm and then tour the building with our leadership team of students. There will also be a Dual Language Parent Meeting at 6:30 pm for parents wanting to meet our dual language teachers.

Come find out what it means to be a WILDCAT!

School Board Passes Safe and Welcoming Schools Resolution

On January 10, 2017, members of the School Board passed a resolution reinforcing their expectations for school and district staff to create and maintain safe and welcoming schools. Please see attachments with more information.

 

Student Announcements will now be posted on the web page

Student Announcements will now be posted on the web page weekly.  Please go to “Parent & Student” heading, on drop down menu click on Student Announcements

Make-up days for snow closures

Due to inclement weather, Salem-Keizer students have missed four full school days, had one early release and one late start this school year.

Time at school is essential to student success. To make up for some lost instructional time, the district has decided to make changes to the school calendar.

Three school days have been added to the calendar:

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, will be a school day for all students. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place after school and in the evening.
  • Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017, will be school days for all students except graduating seniors. High schools will develop a revised schedule for second semester finals.

Dates of high school graduation ceremonies will not change.

Please be aware that additional calendar changes could be made if there is more inclement weather.

Salem-Keizer Middle School Fall Festival of Choirs

Salem-Keizer Middle Schools came together for a district wide Middle School Fall Choir Festival on November 8th. The event was organized by Lucas Anderson from Adam Steven Middle School. Music was written and directed by Andy Thomas of Whiteaker Middle School and Josh Rist of McNary High School. According to Walker Choir Director Becca Hollen, “It was an amazing day of music-making that brought us together”. Check out the YouTube video link below.

Parent Club Officers Elected

A parent club meeting was held October 25th at Walker Middle School.  The primary purpose of the meeting was to elect Officers for the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you to all of our parents who volunteered to run and serve in officer roles this school year! As a result, the following parents were elected into the following Parent Club offices:

  • Kalena Plath – President
  • Michelle Garber – Vice President
  • Dawn Brown- Secretary/Treasurer
  • Traci Earhart & Sandra Heaton – Volunteer Coordinator
  • Tanya Karvandi – Member at Large/8th grade part

2016-17 Parent Club Meetings have been set for the following dates to begin at 6:30 pm in the Walker Library.

  • Wednesday, November 9th
  • Tuesday, December 6th
  • Wednesday, January 11th
  • Wednesday, February 8th
  • Wednesday, March 8th
  • Wednesday, April 12th
  • Wednesday, May 10th

Thank you to all parents who attended and participated in the elections! We look forward to partnering with our parents this coming year.

 

New Online Payment Portal

This fall, parents of Salem-Keizer students have a new, convenient option for paying student fees.

Through the Online Payment Portal, parents can use a credit card to pay athletic fees, library book fees, purchase ASB cards, make a donation, and take care of other payment transactions. The Online Payment portal processing fee is the same as the fee charged when making a credit card payment in the school office (2.75 percent).

The Online Payment Portal does not replace the food service payment system, EZSchoolPay.

Find a link to the Online Payment Portal on our school website, or visit https://skpay.salkeiz.k12.or.us.