School News

McKay RECYCL3D Team Sweeps the Clean Tech Challenge

The McKay team walked away with many awards at the Clean Tech Challenge on September 14, 2017.
The RECYCL3D team win $20,000 as follows:
$10,000 – Winning Portland State’s Cleantech Challenge
$5,000 – Audience Choice Award
$2,500 – Best Pitch
$2,500 – To upgrade the prototype as the team advances as PSU’s representative to InventOR

The team will be using the money for scholarships; $3,500 for each student member and $2,500 to continue forward on this project. The student are Lorenzo Alvarez , Luis Castro Castro, Saul Martinez Chavarin, Cristofer Flores, and Tyler Hull.

The RECYCL3D team is not done competing! We are one of two teams that were selected to represent PSU at InventOR October 10th. College teams from across the state are going to be competing for the grand prize of $25,000. Our McKay team is one of two representing PSU.

2017-18 Family Night Schedule & Topics

McKay Family Involvement Nights
Schedule & Topics
2017-2018

August
Scholarship search/Grants for 9th-12th graders

September
Title 1/Open House w/ Mr. Rob Schoepper FAFSA Orientation for 12th graders
9-11th grade to do list-portfolios, college research and scholarship searches

October
FAFSA Completion-12th
College exploration: Oregon CIS-11th

*October: Seniors can complete FAFSA in the afternoon in the library November
12th: FAFSA completion 12th: Intro to Scholarships
11th: Personal Statements & Service Opportunities

December
Financial Aid/Scholarships-12th SAT & ACT
CIS-11th

January
OSAC & Scholarships

February
12th: Student Aid Letters Housing Options
11th: SAT & ACT Registration

March
Community Involvement Fair? ACT Prep for Juniors
Oregon Public University Tour TBA (March or April)

April
FAFSA Orientation for Juniors Graduation Info for Seniors

Air Quality Update – Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is currently monitoring air quality and taking steps to ensure the well-being of our students. All facilities are operating on a regular schedule. For those students who have reported, there will be no outdoor physical education or lunch recess.

Athletics update: All outdoor athletic contests scheduled for September 5, 2017 are canceled. All athletic practices will fall under the Oregon State Athletic Association guidelines for outdoor activities.

We will continue to post updates as they become available.

College & Career Readiness

Hello McKay Community,

Our vision here at McKay High School is ‘Every student graduates college and career ready.’

A continued part of our work this year in making this a reality is through our CCR (College and Career Readiness) classes.   We believe that CCR not only support students’ ability to create positive relationships with peers and staff, but also supports their development with essential skills like critical thinking, oral academic language development, organization/time management, goal setting and planning for post-graduation success.  We know these skills are essential to both their academic and ultimately career success.

Here are some key highlights for both our McKay parents and students regarding CCR class:

  • CCR will take place twice each week on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • It is scheduled after 1st and 5th periods each day and runs around 30 minutes.
  • CCR is identified as ‘0’ period on student schedules
  • CCR is a pass/no pass class and will count for .25 credits each year.
  • Students spend time in CCR preparing for Student-Led Conferences scheduled for November and March.

We look forward to another great year here at McKay High School and look forward to partnering with each of you as we move closer to our vision of ‘Every student graduates college and career ready.’

Go Scots!

 

Rob Schoepper
Principal
McKay High School

College & Career Readiness Classes

Hello McKay Community,

Our vision here at McKay High School is ‘Every student graduates college and career ready.’
A continued part of our work this year in making this a reality is through our CCR (College and Career Readiness) classes. We believe that CCR not only support students’ ability to create positive relationships with peers and staff, but also supports their development with essential skills like critical thinking, oral academic language development, organization/time management, goal setting and planning for post-graduation success. We know these skills are essential to both their academic and ultimately career success.
Here are some key highlights for both our McKay parents and students regarding CCR class:
• CCR will take place twice each week on Thursdays and Fridays.
• It is scheduled after 1st and 5th periods each day and runs around 30 minutes.
• CCR is identified as ‘0’ period on student schedules
• CCR is a pass/no pass class and will count for .25 credits each year.
• Students spend time in CCR preparing for Student-Led Conferences scheduled for November and March.
We look forward to another great year here at McKay High School and look forward to partnering with each of you as we move closer to our vision of ‘Every student graduates college and career ready.’

Go Scots!

Rob Schoepper
Principal
McKay High School