McKay Orchestra Students join in “Beatles -vs-Stones” at the Elsinore Theatre November 4

Four McKay students become stars on Nov. 4 at the Elsinore Theatre. These musicians will play back-up for the Beatles -vs-Stones musical event.

Click here to see the full story in the Statesman Journal.


McKay Orchestra Students join in “Beatles -vs-Stones” at the Elsinore Theatre November 4 2017-11-02T11:50:56+00:00

Duck Express – Coming to McKay Nov 6!

Duck Express is coming to McKay on November 6 from 1:00 to 3:00. You will do the following prior to November 6th : Complete your application to the University of Oregon, have a current transcript, a completed Fee Deferral and your next semester class schedule printed. For those students who are undocumented, you will need to complete a Tuition Equity Affidavit Form before November 6. The Tuition Equity Affidavit Forms, Fee Deferral forms and the sign up list are available in Mr. Brooks Office. The students who participate in the Duck Express will be guaranteed an admission response by December 15.

Duck Express – Coming to McKay Nov 6! 2017-11-01T14:04:08+00:00

College Application Week Nov. 6-9th

Join us in the Library to work on:

  • OR Promise
  • College Applications
  • Scholarships
  • OSAC

Come down during class, before school, after school or during lunch!

College Application Week Nov. 6-9th 2017-11-01T09:01:00+00:00

College Application Week – November 6 – 9

October 25th, 2017

Dear Students and Families,

Throughout the month of November, schools and community organizations across the state will be celebrating Oregon College Application Week (CAW). These sites will host events to assist students with the college application process. We are thrilled that McKay High School will participate in the CAW effort, with the goal of ensuring that all members of our senior class apply to at least one two-year or four-year college or university this fall. McKay’s CAW events will occur November 6th-9th.

The primary goal of Oregon College Application Week is to provide an opportunity for all Oregon seniors to complete and file college applications. To us, college means any education program beyond high school including certificate programs, two-year degree programs, and four-year degree programs.

Students should complete the College Application Worksheet we have attached to this letter in order to be efficient when applying to college. We are encouraging all students who have not yet applied to college to complete the worksheet prior to the event, as it has all the information students will need to complete an online application. We expect that students and their families may need to work together in gathering the information listed in the checklist. This event takes place in our library. It will be open all throughout that week, all day, with staff available to help with student support.

Families are welcome to visit the school to assist their student during the application process. In addition, if you are interested in volunteering during the event, please let me know. Volunteers can greet and sign in students, assist students with the completion of online college applications, or distribute information about financial aid opportunities.

If you have any questions please call Jennifer Strong, Counselor, at (503) 399-3080 or You can also find more information about the initiative online at Thank you in advance for your support of this exciting initiative to encourage McKay students to make college a part of their future.


Rob Schoepper, Principal

College Application Week – November 6 – 9 2017-10-26T15:06:23+00:00

Annual state testing notice – Aviso sobre los exámenes estatales anuales

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.

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 Oregon.

Annual state testing notice – Aviso sobre los exámenes estatales anuales 2017-10-17T05:58:27+00:00

Enrollment growth creates crowding – El incremento de la matrícula escolar crea sobrecupo

In only five years, enrollment in Salem-Keizer Public Schools is predicted to grow by about 1,000 students. That’s approximately the enrollment of two elementary schools or one middle school.    Click here to read the full article in English.

En tan solo cinco años, se espera que la matrícula en las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer se incremente en 1,000 alumnos. Esta cifra representa aproximadamente el número total de alumnos de dos escuelas elementales y de una escuela intermedia. Haga clic aquí para leer el artículo completo en español.

Enrollment growth creates crowding – El incremento de la matrícula escolar crea sobrecupo 2017-10-16T14:23:23+00:00