School News

District Bond Listening & Learning Session – Nov. 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm at McKay

The School Board has voted to place a general obligation bond on the May 2018 ballot for our community to consider.

Parents of students in the McKay High School feeder system and interested community members are invited to attend a special Listening and Learning forum on Thursday, November 16th, from 6 to 7:30 pm at McKay High School.

We hope you will attend to learn and share about the needs of our schools, and how the proposed bond measure would address those needs.

For more information about this event, please visit the district website or call 503-399-3038.

District Bond Listening & Learning Session – Nov. 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm at McKay 2017-11-14T10:10:17+00:00

McKay Art Sunctuary Bursting with Creativity

Ceramics classes are in a groove! We are pumping out beautiful works, such as sculpted rattles, mugs, boxes and Contemporary Canopic Jars and POP Art! Routines and systems are in place and the studio nearly runs itself! Our word of the week is Critique and we are starting to use our new visual vocabulary as we evaluate our own work. Students write everyday and are really strengthening their visual literacy.

Printmaking is also running smoothly and efficiently. Michelle is dominating the Google classroom feature. Students are logging in and easily finding her videos and instructions, taking notes and self starting thereafter. Much of her curriculum is student led also freeing her up to work others more one on one or simply facilitating activities. Mixed Media is working on a very hands one exploratory project that has kids engaged, all over the room, and experimenting with a variety of media and techniques.

Digital Photo students are working on photo shoots focusing on the elements of design and developing strong compositions. I have had several students pass through the area respectfully and responsibly. Im always curious about what their assignment is and when I ask them they are able to articulate the goals and processes. I am impressed by the scaffolding occurring in level 2, as they are really digging deep in to rigorous technical work, as is the nature of this challenging subject matter. It is also very cool to hear many Douglas’ daily prompts and essential questions that get our students thinking about very relatable and relevant social issues. Breakin’ brains!

Drawing/painting – Mr. McQuilling is a great addition to our Sanctuary Team, in his first year at McKay. He has a strong background in mindfulness, eastern philosophy and communication techniques. As an Art team, we have learned many techniques with instruction and in buildinga positive, safe and tranquil place for creativity to flourish. He too, is scaffolding for students in a way that is leading students to some very successful products.

McKay Art Sunctuary Bursting with Creativity 2017-11-09T07:49:04+00:00

Attendance Reminder

Attendance Reminder

Students that are attending non-school related activities during the school day must have parent approval.  Please communicate with the attendance office at 503-399-3043 to excuse student absences.

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Parent Night: Assistance with FASFA/ORSAA, Resume Writing, Job Shadow Info., Junior Session OR CIS

Junior Year College & Career Planning

  • What to plan for during your junior year
  • Junior To Do List
  • Answering the big questions about your college & career interests
  • How to find a college that fits your interests & needs using Oregon CIS
  • Comparing colleges (type, programs, cost, size, location, graduation rates)
Parent Night: Assistance with FASFA/ORSAA, Resume Writing, Job Shadow Info., Junior Session OR CIS 2017-10-30T10:49:16+00:00

Duck Express

Prior to Nov. 6 you must:

  • Complete your application to the University of Oregon
  • Have a current transcript
  • Have a completed Fee Deferral
  • Have your next semester classes printed
  • If you are undocumented you need to complete a Tuition Equity Affidavit Form
  • Sign up in Mr. Brooks Office

The students who participate will be guaranteed an admission response by Dec. 15th

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McKay Culinary Students Show Their Skills

9 of our amazing McKay culinary students joined forces with South Salem culinary students to help with the Saxon annual Fall Feast . They helped set up , prep , prepare , plate ,serve, and clean  up . This was a 5 course plated served prix fixe meal. In addition to the kids getting to apply their knowledge in a different environment working for another chef, they did a remarkable job in being great ambassadors for McKay. We are now planning how we can do it again .


McKay Culinary Students Show Their Skills 2017-11-06T07:07:01+00:00

PSU and WOU On-site Admissions a HUGE Success

On-site admissions with PSU and WOU were a huge success this week here at McKay! 52 of our McKay students were accepted to PSU and 29 to WOU! Congratulations to these McKay seniors who will be continuing their education after graduation this Spring.

PSU and WOU On-site Admissions a HUGE Success 2017-11-02T14:35:12+00:00