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Financial Aid 101

During CCR (College & Career Readiness) on Monday, we explored the basics of financial aid. The PowerPoint used is attached below for families to review. There are lists of resources in the school and on the internet to help students and families find ways to pay for college.

Financial Aid 101

Every Student Succeeds Notice

McKay High School is a Title I school and is required to inform parents of their rights under the ESSA.

You can view the notice by clicking on the links below.

ESSA Notice in English

ESSA Notice in Spanish

November 7-10 – College Application Week at McKay High School

All week November 7-10 is College Application Week at McKay High School!

Counselors and Mr. Brooks will be available in the library throughout the day to help students apply!

  • Completing college applications
  • Completing scholarship applications including:
    • OSAC
    • Oregon Promise
    • Local/Institutional/National
  • Completing FAFSA/ORSAA for those who have not finished
  • College/Career Exploration using Oregon CIS for undecided students
  • College swag giveaways!

Booster Club – Club de Apoyo

Hello from the McKay Athletic Booster Club,

We would like to invite you to attend the next booster meeting, this Wednesday, November 9, in the McKay library at 6:30 p.m. Activities for children will be provided.

Some of our current fundraising events include: the Turf Field project, Royal Scots Apparel sales, an Olive Garden Dinner, and a Silent Auction.

It’s time for Winter sports and we all know what that means! We get to move inside out of the rain! The concession stand will be open for Basketball & Wrestling events, and we are looking for concessions volunteers – When you volunteer to work in the concession stands your team earns $150.00 for each event lasting up to 6 hours, & $300.00 for an all-day event (anything over 6 hours).  The coaches can then use these funds for equipment, trips, camps, or what’s needed to support the team. Please contact Nikole Jennings for available dates and to sign up.

You may reach out to any McKay Athletic Booster Club member in the following ways:

On Facebook: McKay Athletic Booster Club,

via email at mckayboostersvolunteers@gmail.com, or Mckayabc@gmail.com or through the McKay website:


Saludos de parte del club de apoyo para programas deportivos de McKay

Les invitamos a la próxima reunión del club de apoyo que tendrá lugar este miércoles el 9 de noviembre en la biblioteca de McKay a las 6:30pm. Ofreceremos actividades para los niños.

Algunos de nuestros proyectos para la recaudación de fondos son el proyecto para la cancha de césped sintético, la venta de ropa “Royal Scots” de la escuela, una cena en el restaurante Olive Garden y una subasta silenciosa.

Ha llegado la temporada de los deportes de invierno. Por fin podemos observar los eventos deportivos bajo techo y estar protegidos de la lluvia. El puesto de comida estará abierto para los eventos de baloncesto y lucha y necesitamos trabajadores voluntarios. Cuando usted trabaje en el puesto de comida, el programa deportivo pertinente recaudará fondos; dicho programa recibirá $150.00 para eventos que duren hasta 6 horas y $300.00 para eventos que duren más de 6 horas.  Los entrenadores pueden dedicar los fondos para equipo, viajes, sesiones particulares de entrenamiento o cualquier otra cosa que ayude al programa deportivo. Por favor, contacte con la Sra. Nikole Jennings para el calendario de plazas vacantes o para ofrecerse como voluntario.

Puede establecer contacto con algún miembro del club de apoyo de McKay en una de las maneras siguientes:

por Facebook: McKay Athletic Booster Club

por correo electrónico: mckayboostersvolunteers@gmail.com, o Mckayabc@gmail.com

o también por el sitio web escolar.

Boys Soccer Makes Playoffs

The McKay boys soccer team had a great season and made the playoffs…again!  The play their first round match Saturday October 29th against Lincoln High School. We are taking rooter buses to the game.

  • Cost is $10 (includes price of ticket to game)
  • 9:00am departure from McKay
  • Game time 11:00am at Lincoln High School (SW Portland)
  • 3:00pm return to McKay
  • Bring $$ for snacks or pack a lunch

See Mrs. Camacho in the bookkeepers office to pick up an information sheet and permission slip.

Go Royal Scots!

On-site University Registrations at McKay

In the coming weeks, the admissions departments of 4 local universities (Oregon State, University of Oregon, Portland State, and Western Oregon) will be on-site at McKay to evaluate students’ applications and transcripts to admit students ON THE SPOT! These unique opportunities for McKay students are limited to the dates below and are a great way for McKay students to demonstrate their college readiness and receive admission to college immediately!

McKay students who wish to take advantage of this opportunity are responsible to:

  1. sign up with Mr. Brooks in the Student Center at least 1 week in advance
  2. complete the online application and essays for their Universities of choice ahead of time
  3. meet with the admissions department at the arranged time
  4. arrange with their teacher(s) for the time in class they miss.

These admissions opportunities will take approximately 30 minutes. Mr. Brooks and Counselors will also prepare students’ transcripts and 2nd semester schedules for the admissions process ahead of time. All University admissions are conditional, based on successful completion of high school graduation requirements and admissions requirements at the various universities. In addition, application fees are either waived (University of Oregon) or deferred (OSU, PSU, WOU) at the time of this registration opportunity.

On-Site Registrations at McKay:

Oregon State University
Friday, October 28 – 9:00am

University of Oregon
Tuesday, November 1 – 9:00am

Portland State University*
Wednesday, November 9 – 9:00am
*students who apply at this early date, have a 3.4 GPA, and are PELL grant eligible, could attend PSU for free!

Western Oregon University
Wednesday, November 9 – 1:00pm

Family Night-November 7th 6-7:30 PM Junior & Senior Workshops on Scholarships, Personal Essay and Community Service

Seniors, Juniors & Families:

Please join us for an exciting night of college prep!

Seniors will be focusing on scholarship searches and applications. 

Juniors will be continuing to build their portfolio by learning about community service opportunities and how to write their personal essay for colleges/scholarships.

Don’t miss out!

Winter Sports Sign-up Information

Winter sports are just a few weeks away. There are important deadlines you must meet in order to be eligible to participate.

Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, and Swimming
Dates to Remember: Completed Sign-up forms and fees DUE to the McKay Office by November 18th
 Sign-up/Registration – – – – – – – – – – October 17th, 2016 through November 18th, 2016
 First day of Practice/Tryouts – – – – November 14th, 2016

Click here to read the full flier.

Family Night – October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016 Family Night

FAFSA Process for Seniors and their parents
Scholarship Application Process for Juniors and their parents

Personal Education Plan

Annual state testing notice – Aviso sobre los exámenes estatales anuales

Annual state testing notice

Each year, students in grades three through eight and grade 11 take state tests in English language arts and math. Students in grades five, eight and in high school also take a state science test. The tests measure students’ knowledge of state standards and give the state information about how schools are performing. Information from the Oregon Department of Education regarding parents’ right to opt students out of some state testing is available online. Click here to see ODE’s flyer: 

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Aviso sobre los exámenes estatales anuales

Cada año, a los estudiantes que cursan los grados desde tercero hasta el octavo, y en el undécimo grado se les aplican los exámenes estatales en las áreas de la lengua inglesa, las artes y las matemáticas. Los estudiantes del quinto grado, octavo y en la escuela preparatoria toman un examen estatal de ciencias. Los exámenes determinan el conocimiento que los estudiantes han adquirido y lo comparan con el estándar estatal; esto proporciona al estado la información sobre el desempeño y funcionamiento de las escuelas. Usted puede encontrar información en línea del Departamento de Educación de Oregón con relación a los derechos de los padres sobre la opción de excluir a su estudiante de los exámenes estatales. Pulse aquí para consultar la información del Departamento de Educación de Oregón: