School News

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.

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

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.

McKay Theatre Fundraiser at Chipotle – February 25

As you’re making your plans for this weekend, we’d love it if you’d put Chipotle on your list of stops- after all, you gotta eat and Chipotle is donating 50% (you read that right!) of all sales, all day, to McKay Theatre!

When you pay, show the image attached – or just mention it – and you’ll be getting a great meal while helping a great group of kids!

890 NE Lancaster Drive in Salem on Saturday,
February 25th between 10:45am and 10:00pm.

McKay Youth & Government Delegation Shines

The State Capitol is busy with the business of the legislative session, but elected officials turned the capitol over the the YMCA Youth and Government Program last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the 71st Youth Legislative Session. This annual event brought together about 100 students from five high schools to run a mock legislative session, complete with elected youth leaders.

McKay had a small delegation of six, but they made a powerful impact. The group of Adriana Escorcia, Jasmin Ramos, Josie Carstensen, Daniel Dang, Raul Marquez, and Andrew Kalmen performed so well that they were awarded the Outstanding Delegation Award during the closing joint session on February 18 in the Oregon House Chamber.

This honor was only part of the mark left by the McKay Delegation this year. Adriana Escorcia was elected Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and was an effective and respected leader during the senate sessions.

Additionally, the delegation was successful in moving one measure through both chambers and the measure was signed by the Youth Governor. Another measure passed both chambers and was waiting for the Youth Governor’s consideration when the session came to an end on Saturday afternoon.

These outstanding students represented McKay very well and are already making plans to make an even bigger impression next year. For more information and to become part of the 2018 delegation, talk to one of these delegates or to Mr. Garner, Club Adviser.