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Spring Spirit Week May 22-26

It’s SPRING! That means it is time for our spring spirit week. Join in the fun by dressing up each day, following the theme selected by students. Show YOUR spirit, especially this week!

McKay MESA Club Makes Waves

McKay’s MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Club is at it again. During second semester students were given the challenge of creating a prosthetic arm for under $80. The electronic elements were created using Arduino. Tuesday, May 16, we took a team of 20 students up to PSU where they competed against other Oregon MESA schools. McKay had one team compete at the national level and two others compete at the state level. During the onsite competitions McKay’s team of I Isaiah Delgado, Gabriel Maza, Stephon Ramirez, and Zach Person took 3rd place in two onsite competitions.

Additionally, the team of Luis Castro, Cristofer Flores, Saul Martines, Lorenzo Alvarez, and Axel Islas will be traveling to PSU’s Business Accelerator next Friday to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges during the semifinal round. This competition is part of the Clean Tech Challenge. Any team moving forward will receive $2,500 to produce an example of their Clean Tech idea.

McKay Athletes shine at District Meet

McKay track and field athletes made a good showing at the district meet May 11 and 12. Coaches are pleased to brag about the following athletes and their achievement this year.

State Qualifiers

Israel Garza won the 100 and 200 as expected and moves on to the state meet.

Both boys’ and girls’ 4×100 relays took 2nd and move on to the state meet.

We had a handful of finals placements (top 8 in events).

Steffani Rodriguez (freshman!) 3rd in both the 100 and 200.

Cecelia Munoz 6th in the 100 and 8th in the 200.

Allen Sotelo 5th in the 3000.

Tyrus Love (Freshman!) 5th in the 110 hurdles.

Sariah Mba 4th in the shot put.

Adolfo Lua 4th in the Shot Put.

Kevin Her 5th in the Disc.

Leo Silva 8th in the Disc and 3rd in the Javelin.

Shaton Daniels 3rd in the Triple Jump.

FFA Plant Sale Now Underway

The Salem-Keizer FFA Plant Sale is now open to the public.

Due to GENEROUS donations from the Oregon Association of Nurseries, we have TONS of ornamental plants including Rhododendrons, Heather, Azaleas, Spirea, etc.

Sale Times:

Wednesday’s and Friday’s 2:30 to 5 pm.

Saturday’s 9 am to 1 pm.

This will continue until the end of May.

See the attachment below for a list of plants and prices.

Instructions for Senior Ceremonies

The time is near for Senior Ceremonies. To help ensure that all participants understand the what, when, and where for all of the activities, we have compiled information for all seniors and their families. This information is sent to all households as well as posted here for easy access. Click on the link below, or download the attachment.

Senior Ceremony Information – English

Senior Ceremony Information – Spanish

McKay FBLA Shines at State Conference

McKay’s FBLA chapter  attended the state leadership conference in Portland. All nine students placed high enough to compete at the national leadership conference in Anaheim this summer. GO SCOTS!

The students and their areas of competition are:

Entrepreneurship:
3rd Place – Henry Trinh, Axel Arredondo, and Ben Ho

Banking and Financial Systems:
4th Place – Joaquin Cervantes, Ronaldo Dye, and Sergio Gonzlalez
3rd Place – Adrian Toro, Shayla Tran, and Daniel Dang

McKay Graduation Ceremony on June 9, 2017

The graduation ceremonies for the McKay Class of 2017 will be held June 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM in the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Additional information will be shared with seniors and their families in the coming weeks.

McKay Principal Change Coming Next Year

Principal Sara Leroy will be leaving McKay to be come the Principal at North Salem High School next year. Read her letter to McKay Families here or download the attachment below.

Spring Bagpiper Published

The spring edition of the BAGPIPER is now available. Click this link or download the attachment to read all about what is happening at McKay.

CTE Summer Camps – Applications open March 17

This summer might be a jump start to a career! The district is offering several Career & Technical Education summer camps this summer. It is a great opportunity to learn and explore possibilities for the future. The application period begins on March 17 at 4:00 PM.  There are a limited number of spaces available so apply right away.

More information is available in English and in Spanish. You can also open/download the attachments below.