Nominations are now open for this year's Crystal Apple Awards.
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For a nomination packet to be considered, the person submitting the nomination must include the following:

Section 1: Three letters of support, which do not exceed one typewritten page, and meet the criteria described on the nomination form. 

Section 2: Nominee form with all the requested information. 

Section 3: Written response to the questions regarding the nominee's qualifications.

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ASPIRE, FAFSA, Finals and more!

January 24, 2017

We are proud to offer various resources to all Salem-Keizer youth. It is our goal to move to action members of the community through educating and inspiring them. From ASPIRE, FAFSA, Finals Week and more, we have tips, resources and opportunities for anyone and every one. Please click here and find our stories posted on the Statesman Journal's website. Because of you, every child, every day has the opportunity to be awesome. 

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LEGO Robotics

December 06, 2016

Congratulations to the 10 LEGO Robotics Teams who qualified for the Statewide Championship Event on Dec. 3 and 4, 2016. 

Both SKEF teams had exceptional performances; The Binary Pythons will be attending the championship event Jan. 14 and 15, and the Classy Penguins received first place in robot performance.

The Statewide Championship Event will be held Jan. 14 and 15, 2017 at Liberty High School.

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Urban AgFest 2016

October 25, 2016

Our annual Urban AgFest was a bountiful success! 

Students enjoyed the taste of fresh-pressed cider, learned the fundamentals of Beekeeping and how bees greatly affect our environment, and the benefits of natural, Aquaponic farming!

Thank you to all of our volunteers and booth participants who made the event a fun learning environment for students. 

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Watch: SKEF Turns 35!

September 14, 2016

This video represents the last 35 years of SKEF and our awesome community support. We appreciate everyone who helped make the last 35 years unforgettable! Thank you. We are looking forward to the next 35 years insuring every child, everyday is valued and included.

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