McKay Football Player Selected as Athlete of the Week

Zontel Brown has been selected as this week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Athlete of the Week for his performance against Forest Grove.  The Royal Scots won 35-14 and Zontel had 109 yards receiving, a touchdown, and an interception in the game.  Please congratulate him as we celebrate his, and his team’s success.

Family Nights At McKay High School

Family Involvement Night
Family Involvement Night is an opportunity for our school staff and families to work together to assist our students in their preparation and matriculation to post-secondary education. Services will be provided to assist our families in the area of financial aid (FAFSA), scholarship search, post-secondary placement and career exploration. Vocational, technical and military worships will be provided to assist student who which to explore additional post-secondary opportunities. Family Involvement Nights are the first Monday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 am. Additional resources and opportunities will be provided for our parents.

October 2nd is FAFSA Completion Night
This workshop is for our senior students and their parents. Come and learn about how to complete the FAFSA Application and your FSA ID (electric signature). Each parent will need to bring the following information to complete the FAFSA Application:
• Your Social Security Number (parent and student)
• Your driver’s license (if any)
• Your 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (parent and student)
• Your 2016 W-2 forms
• Your current bank statements
• Parents’ current business and investment records

September and October College Admission
Seniors if you are interested in any of the following schools below, please sign up for the College/University Informational Workshops in Mr. Brooks Office.
September
• 18th George Fox University 10:30 am
• 21st Portland State University 9:00 am
• 25th Oregon State University 9:00 am and Pacific Lutheran University 10:00 am
• 26th Willamette University 10:00 am
• 27th Evergreen State College 11:00 am
• 28th Corban University 10:30 and Western Oregon University 12:30 pm
October
• 3rd University of Oregon 10:30 am
• 9th Oregon State University Cascades 10:30 am
• 17th Pacific University 1:30 pm
• 19th Northwest University 10:30 am
• 26th Seattle Pacific University 1:30 pm
• 27th Linfield College 1:30 pm

November 6th FAFSA Completion Night
This workshop will continue to assist parents and student in the completion of their FAFSA. Parents and students will need to bring the following:
• Social Security Number (parent and student)
• Driver’s License (if any)
• 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (parent and student)
• 2016 W-2
• Current Bank Statements
• Parents’ current business and investment records583

Royal Scots Theatre Takes the Stage

This past summer, Royal Scots Theatre staff and students worked PROFESSIONALLY with four different theatre companies in town;
Enlightened Theatrics, The Historic Elsinore, Enchanted Forest and Theatre 33.
Many of these actors and technicians were recent alumni and some are current students.

Check the theatre website and the school website for the latest opportunities to watch magic happen on the Royal Scots Stage!

McKay RECYCL3D Team Sweeps the Clean Tech Challenge

The McKay team walked away with many awards at the Clean Tech Challenge on September 14, 2017.
The RECYCL3D team win $20,000 as follows:
$10,000 – Winning Portland State’s Cleantech Challenge
$5,000 – Audience Choice Award
$2,500 – Best Pitch
$2,500 – To upgrade the prototype as the team advances as PSU’s representative to InventOR

The team will be using the money for scholarships; $3,500 for each student member and $2,500 to continue forward on this project. The student are Lorenzo Alvarez , Luis Castro Castro, Saul Martinez Chavarin, Cristofer Flores, and Tyler Hull.

The RECYCL3D team is not done competing! We are one of two teams that were selected to represent PSU at InventOR October 10th. College teams from across the state are going to be competing for the grand prize of $25,000. Our McKay team is one of two representing PSU.

2017-18 Family Night Schedule & Topics

McKay Family Involvement Nights
Schedule & Topics
2017-2018

August
Scholarship search/Grants for 9th-12th graders

September
Title 1/Open House w/ Mr. Rob Schoepper FAFSA Orientation for 12th graders
9-11th grade to do list-portfolios, college research and scholarship searches

October
FAFSA Completion-12th
College exploration: Oregon CIS-11th

*October: Seniors can complete FAFSA in the afternoon in the library November
12th: FAFSA completion 12th: Intro to Scholarships
11th: Personal Statements & Service Opportunities

December
Financial Aid/Scholarships-12th SAT & ACT
CIS-11th

January
OSAC & Scholarships

February
12th: Student Aid Letters Housing Options
11th: SAT & ACT Registration

March
Community Involvement Fair? ACT Prep for Juniors
Oregon Public University Tour TBA (March or April)

April
FAFSA Orientation for Juniors Graduation Info for Seniors

Air Quality Update – Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is currently monitoring air quality and taking steps to ensure the well-being of our students. All facilities are operating on a regular schedule. For those students who have reported, there will be no outdoor physical education or lunch recess.

Athletics update: All outdoor athletic contests scheduled for September 5, 2017 are canceled. All athletic practices will fall under the Oregon State Athletic Association guidelines for outdoor activities.

We will continue to post updates as they become available.