McKay Seniors Receive Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy

The Spanish Department at McKay would like to announce the official list of seniors that have received the Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy. Recipients of this award have demonstrated high levels of language proficiency in Spanish and English, and they have successfully satisfied the criteria for the Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy, approved by the State Board of Education for 2018.  Go Scots!

Álvarez Carmona, Dióselin
Ángel, Alejandra
Anguiano, Jose
Arellano-Peña, Giselle A.
Arredondo, Rocio
Armenta Soto, Leslie J.
Bazán Ayala, Iveth
Bermúdez-Herrera, Lesly
Bustos Cervantes, Gloria
Cabral Bazua, Diana V.
Castaneda Rodríguez, Lizbet
Castaneda, Citlalli
Castellanos Ayala, Alejandra
Castro Castro, Luis
Castro Contreras, Alexis
Ceja Rodríguez, María G.
Ceja Rosales, Gabriela
Ceja-Alejandre, Alondra G.
Cerpas, Carlos
Chávez, Jandy
Coria Corona, Montserrat
Cortés Arraola, Juliana
Cortés Gonzalez, Michael
Cruz Landeta, Lesli
Cruz, Fabiola
Escorcia Lopez, Adriana
Esquivel, Michelle
Fahlman, Michaele
Figueroa, Ángel
Flores Hernández, Rubén
Flores Olivas, Álex
Flores Palafox, Jeronimo
Flores, Cristófer
Fuentes-Ventura, Joshue J.
Gabriel-Cortés, Lucía
García Carrasco, Iyari
Garibay Garibay, Ignacio
Garibay Garibay, María
Garibay-Diaz, Elizabeth
Garibay, Valeria
Garibó Bermúdez, Gladis
González, Éric
Hernández García, Janet
Hernández Hernández, Juan J.
Hernández Zamora, Denise
Hernández, Denise
Hernández, Dulce
Ibarra Vega, Fernanda Y.
Jiménez Peñuelas, Carmen C.
Leyva Ramírez, Ángeles
Leyva Ramírez, Salomón
López Arellano, Daniel
López Mendoza, Gladis
López, Juan
Maciel-Tolento, Brian
Magaña, Daniela
Marcos Barceló, Marlén
Martínez Chavarín, Saúl
Martínez Sosa, Lizbeth
Martínez Tapia, Irving A.
Martínez Torralba, Emmanuel
Martínez, Melina
Mendoza-Madrigal, Luz E.
Miranda Cortez, Octavio
Mora, Karina
Mota Sanches, Anthony
Mote-Plancarte, Azlynn
Muñoz-Álvarez, Juan Antonio
Muñoz, Haidee
Muñoz, Rául JR.
Nolasco, Germán D.
Orozco Cruz, Letzy D.
Orozco, Daisy
Ortega Valladares, Marisela
Oseguera-García, Rosa H.
Quevedo Franco, Javier
Quevedo, Mishelle
Quiroz Rubio, Daniela J.
Ramírez Ramírez, Elizabeth
Rangel Gonzalez, Fidelina
Rocha-Guzman, Daniel
Rojas, Sonia
Romero, Nancy
Sánchez Ojeda, Brandon
Sandoval, Aaliyah E.
Solis, Jenyfer J.
Suarez, Michelle
Tista, Jackie
Tovar, Andre A.
Trápala Castelán, Tania
Vargas Galeno, Cesar B.
Vázquez Lima, Fátima
Verdeja Ramírez, Brian
Vidales-Cruz, Jimmy U.
Zamora Sendejas, Ángeles D.



2018-05-29T09:20:16-08:00May 29th, 2018|

McKay Student Highlighted on KOIN Channel 6

McKay’s Ruben Flores-Hernandez is an amazing young man. His accomplishments have caught the attention of the media. Recently Jenny Hansson with KOIN Channel 6 news did a story on Ruben. Check out the full story on or by clicking the link below. McKay has many amazing students that often fly under the radar. It is awesome when others outside of our community recognize the great things that happen here . Go Scots!

Ruben Fores-Hernandez Story on KOIN 6

2018-05-29T07:15:35-08:00May 29th, 2018|

Saturday Market Community Chopped Challenge

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, students from McKay, Clagget Creek and South Salem High school competed together as teams (1 or 2 students from each school on a team together) creating Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts.

After each round, one team was CHOPPED.

Appetizer Round: They had 20 minutes to create a dish using: Leafy Greens, Corn Tortillas, Oranges and Mushrooms.

Entrée Round: They had 30 minutes to create a dish using: Tri-Tip, Cous Cous, Mustard and Zucchini .

Dessert Round: They had 20 minutes to create a dish using: Bananas, Caramels, Dried Chili Peppers and Pecans.

Our judges were:

City Councilman -Tom Anderson
Dallas High School Culinary Arts Teacher- Kelleigh Ratzlaff
Army National Guard Specialist -Kim Mora
Table Five08 Owner and Executive Chef -Jason Freeburg

Our Master of Ceremonies for the event was ORLA Member Greg Astley. Greg did a phenomenal job of keeping everything moving along and making sure the audience was engaged in what was happening during the cooking process, judging and the various roles the kids had in preparing for this event.

A huge shout out to South Salem Culinary Management Student KYLEE HARRIS for creating this event, promoting it, organizing it and helping to make sure it ran very smoothly! (This was a major part of her Management grade in class).
Also thank you to South Salem Manufacturing Technology students for hand making the trophies.
Thank you to South Salem Graphic Arts students for hand pressing the shirts all the kids wore. 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who came out and supported our district culinary kids. We are all in this together in the Salem-Keizer School District.

ALL students graduate and are prepared for a successful life.

The following McKay students participated.
Talon Kivisto
Andrea Castro
Emily Huang
Kyle  Taylor-Kirkpatrick
Cristian Ramirez

Congratulate them when you get a chance.    GO SCOTS!

2018-05-21T14:01:39-08:00May 21st, 2018|

McKay FBLA State Finalists in School Board Spotlight

McKay FBLA Members were honored at the May 6, 2018 School Board meeting. Director of High Schools, Larry Ramirez make the following presentation.


The McKay High School Future Business Leaders of America Club sent 13 members to the state conference in Portland last month.

The group represented McKay incredibly well. In competitions with FBLA students from 60 schools around the state, McKay’s 13 students earned six Top 10 awards.

Most impressive are the first- and second-place finishes by four McKay seniors.

In the Marketing competition, Ben Ho and Montse (Mon-say) Coria (Korea) won Second Place. First the students took an online test, and they scored in the top 10 so they moved on to give a presentation on a Marketing scenario in front of judges.

In the Banking & Financial Systems competition, Daniel Dang and Henry Trinh (Trin rhymes with Win) won First Place. The students took an online test, and also scored high enough to give a presentation in front of the judges. All three judges gave them perfect 100 percent scores.

These two teams qualified to compete at FBLA Nationals in Baltimore, Maryland this summer. The first place team of Henry Trihn and Daniel Dang will be competing.

Their trip will be primarily funded by proceeds from the McKay Scot Shop, thanks to the hard work of students. Both Henry and Daniel work in the student-run store and in the MAPS Credit Union branch at McKay.

McKay is incredibly proud of all 13 students who competed in the state competitions. To get six top ten finishes is an amazing accomplishment, said FBLA Club Advisor Carl Garner.

Congratulations McKay High School students on your success at the state competitions this year, and good luck Henry and Daniel at the national competition!

2018-05-10T15:33:46-08:00May 10th, 2018|

McKay Graduation Changes


Hello McKay Parents and Community,

The spring is an exciting time of the year as we celebrate our students’ accomplishments and begin planning for the coming year.  For our seniors and their families, we are excited to be celebrating you all at graduation on Friday, June 8th at 8:00 pm at the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.

Our team is working to finalize our planning around this event.  There are some adjustments we are required to make this year.  This is to meet both facility and safety guidelines for the Pavilion location.  We are expecting a large graduating class here at McKay of over 500 students.  The Pavilion has a maximum capacity that cannot exceed 5,000 people.  The fact is we have outgrown what is currently the largest venue we can rent to hold our graduation ceremony.  For the last two years, there have been security and safety concerns because of overcrowding in the seating areas.

To ensure we are complying with facility and safety guidelines we are implementing the following:

  1. Each McKay HS graduate will receive 10 tickets for this event.

  2. Each graduate will be surveyed for the number of tickets they may need for graduation.

  3. We can guarantee 10 tickets per graduate to start and will consider requests for additional tickets if other graduates are not using all 10 of their allotted tickets.

  4. Tickets will be distributed to graduates on Tuesday, May 29 with their caps & gowns.

  5. Only guests with tickets will be allowed into the Pavilion. Children under age 5 who can sit on a parent/guardian’s lap will be allowed without a ticket. 

We recognize that changes in our processes can, at times, be difficult to navigate.  We truly thank you  for your patience and understanding with this new process and in helping us ensure that we can provide a memorable graduation for our seniors in a safe and secure environment.


Mr. Schoepper
Principal, McKay High School


Un saludo a los padres y a toda la comunidad de McKay:

La primavera es una época emocionante del año en la que celebramos los logros de nuestros estudiantes y comenzamos a planificar para el próximo año. Para nuestros estudiantes del 12do grado y sus familias, estamos entusiasmados por celebrar su graduación el 8 de junio a las 8pm en el Pavilion del Oregon State Fairgrounds.

Nuestro equipo de organización está trabajando para finalizar la planificación de este evento. Han surgido algunos ajustes que se nos ha requerido hacer este año. Esto es para cumplir los lineamientos de seguridad general y los establecidos por las instalaciones del Pavilion. Esperamos la asistencia de un gran número de graduandos en McKay de más de 500 estudiantes. El Pavilion tiene una capacidad máxima que no puede exceder de 5000 personas. En efecto, nosotros hemos sobrepasado la capacidad máxima de los lugares de mayor capacidad que podemos alquilar para llevar a cabo nuestra ceremonia de graduación. En los últimos dos años, hemos tenido preocupaciones de prevención y seguridad debido a la superpoblación en las áreas de los asientos.

Para asegurar que cumplamos con los lineamientos de seguridad y prevención de las instalaciones, implementaremos las siguientes normas:

  1. Cada graduando de la Escuela Preparatoria McKay recibirá 10 boletos de entrada para este evento.

  2. Cada graduando será encuestado acerca del número de boletos que ellos puedan necesitar para este evento.

  3. Garantizaremos 10 boletos por graduando para comenzar y consideraremos las solicitudes de boletos adicionales si otros graduandos no usarán todos sus 10 boletos asignados.

  4. Los boletos de entrada les serán entregados a los graduandos el martes 29 de mayo con sus togas y birretes.

  5. Solo los invitados con boleto les será permitida la entrada al Pavilion. Los niños menores de 5 años de edad que se puedan sentar en el regazo de sus padres serán permitidos sin boleto de entrada.

Nosotros reconocemos que los cambios en los procesos, en algunas ocasiones, pueden ser difíciles de aceptar. Nosotros verdaderamente apreciamos su paciencia y comprensión en este nuevo proceso y su ayuda a asegurar que podamos proveer una graduación memorable para nuestros graduandos en un ambiente seguro y a salvo.


Sr. Schoepper
Director, Escuela Preparatoria McKay

2018-10-16T07:11:06-08:00May 9th, 2018|

Annual Spring Art Show – Opening viewing May 14-24- Awards Reception May 24

Announcing the 18th Annual Spring Art Show!

Who:      The McKay Art Sanctuary

What:          Art exhibition showcasing student artwork from 2017-18 school year! (And, for the first time, several McKay Faculty will be showcased!)

When:         Opening Reception is Thursday, May 24th at 6:00pm.
The show is open for public viewing starting May 14th through the Seniors’ last week of school.

Where: McKay Commons

Why:            To honor and celebrate a year’s worth of hard work and dedication by our amazing McKay student artists!

What else: There will be cake! Scotsapella will perform! There will be prizes in 9 categories as well as the announcement of our senior department winners and Superintendent’s Award. Bring your family and your friends!

2018-05-02T14:43:30-08:00May 2nd, 2018|

Katrina Hull awarded Lemelson-MIT Excite Award

McKay High School Educator Recognized with Lemelson-MIT Excite Award

 Katrina Hull travels to MIT for invention education professional development

McKay High School educator, Katrina Hull, was recently awarded a Lemelson-MIT Excite Award. This award is given annually to a select group of educators across the country who have applied to receive a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant for the following school year and have been selected as a finalist. Award recipients participate in invention education learning opportunities as part of an all-expenses paid trip to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Lemelson-MIT Program’s annual EurekaFest, a multi-day invention celebration in mid-June.

“McKay is in the invention finals again! This is a great trend we are seeing in our engineering progam here at McKay. Our students feel empowered to invent and are ready to make their ideas a reality,” said Hull. “The Excited Award is fittingly named. The students and staff are excited for what this opportunity means for our students and community.”

Educators are selected for this award based on their capacity to lead a year-long, open-ended invention project with students at their school. At EurekaFest, Excite Award recipients meet and are inspired by current InvenTeams, teams of high school students, teachers and mentors that received grants of up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Hull will see the InvenTeam projects, learn more about the InvenTeam experience and attend hands-on workshops and discussions led by MIT professors about invention – unique technological solutions to real world problems.

“Excite Award educators who attend EurekaFest leave the event prepared to ignite an interest among high school students in science, math, engineering and invention,” said Leigh Estabrooks, invention education officer from the Lemelson-MIT Program. “They gain new techniques to empower their students through problem solving and encourage a sustainable culture of invention in their school and community.”

Katrina Hull, math teacher at McKay High School initiated the InvenTeam application process in the spring of 2018 and will be invited to submit a final application for the InvenTeam grant after attending EurekaFest that will be due in September. Hull will work with the students [and mentors] throughout the summer to finalize McKay’s grant application. Hull will also reach out to community members with expertise in fields related to the problem that the students plan to address through a technological invention for insight and guidance on how their invention can best serve the community.

A prestigious panel of judges composed of educators, researchers, staff and alumni from MIT, as well as former Lemelson-MIT award winners, will assemble in the fall and select the final InvenTeam grantees.

More information on the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam initiative and Excite Awards can be found here.

Celebrating invention, inspiring youth

The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. Jerome H. Lemelson, one of U.S. history’s most prolific inventors, and his wife Dorothy founded the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. It is funded by The Lemelson Foundation and administered by the School of Engineering at MIT, an institution with a strong ongoing commitment to creating meaningful opportunities for K-12 STEM education. For more information, visit

2018-05-01T14:57:54-08:00May 1st, 2018|

Pachuca Camarena Soccer Camp 2018

Pachuca Camarena Soccer Camp 2018

Pachuca Camarena Soccer Academy is proud to present Soccer Camp 18’ for boys and girls.

Camp Dates and Times

Kindergarten-Third Grades
Fourth-Fifth Grades
May 28-31 6:00-7:15 pm

Kindergarten-Third Grades
Fourth-Fifth Grades
June 18-21 6:00-7:15 pm

Kindergarten-Third Grades
Fourth-Fifth Grades
July 16-19
6:00-7:15 pm


$ 60.00 attending ONE CAMP
$100.00 attending TWO CAMPS
$150.00 attending THREE CAMPS, which includes a T-shirt.
Make checks payable to Miguel Camarena. Accepts Cash, Checks Visa or MasterCard

McNary High School Soccer Field.

Shin guards are mandatory! Soccer ball, cleats and water bottle are highly recommended.
Pachuca Camarena Camp Application

Please complete this application, (attached below) including parent or guardian’s signature. Then return this form and $60.00 or $100 or $150 payment to Miguel Camarena, PO BOX 17247 ZIP 97305
Accepts Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard
Desired Session: __ Pre K __ K-3rd

__ 4th-5th
Camp I___ Camp II___ Camp III___
Camper’s Name: ________________________________________Gender: _____
Address: ____________________________________
City: ______________________
State: ______ Zip: ______________
Home Phone: _________________
Cell: ___________________
I hereby authorize the staff of the Pachuca Camarena Soccer Camp to act for me accordingly to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention, and hereby waive and release the camp from all liability for any injuries and illnesses incurred while at camp. I know of no mental/physical problems, which might affect my child’s ability to safely participate in this camp. I understand that insurance will not be provided.
Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________________   Date: _____

Pachuca Camarena Soccer Camp
595 Chemawa Road N.
McNary High School

Miguel Camarena-Corzo, McNary Varsity Boys and former girls’ soccer Head Soccer Coach, is from Guadalajara, Mexico. As a soccer player, he played professional for 12 years. In Mexico he played for Chivas reservas profesionales, Tecos reservas profesionales,Tapatio 2ndDivision, Tecoman 2nd Division, Tecos 1st division, in the US he played for Cascade Surge, Yakima Reds, and New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers former “A” league team. (USL 1st division). He is the former Head Coach of the PDL Cascade Surge, Tecos Oregon, CFC Club and Pachuca-Portland Futbol Club in Hillsboro. He holds an “A” coaching license from United States Soccer Federation the highest pro coaching license in the USA & National “Y” youth coaching License. Coach Camarena has been name coach of the year in 2004, 2007, 2008 & 2014. In addition, he was name Coach of the year in ALL Mid Valley regions in 2008, 2009, and 2014. He is in the select list of the TOP 25 winning High school Oregon coaches ALL TIME.

Vicky Cruz-Former U20 Women World Cup player, played for Mexico National team in 2010 Germany World Cup. McKay High School 4 yr varsity player, 1st team ALL league, MVP. She played her college soccer career with Chemeketa, Warner Pacific and Western Oregon. Former McNary Varsity assistant coach and JV Coach

Raul Gasca –McNary Assistant Varsity Boys Coach. Coach Raul Gasca was born in Mexico and played professional soccer there for many years. His teams included Tuzos Guanajuato, Irapuato (2nd division) and Irapuato (1st division). Raul also played on the Select Team for Universidad de

Guanajuato. Raul has coached the Premier Division of the Willamette Mens League for several years including a championship team in 2001. He has also been coaching CFC youth teams, former assistant Coach with Tecos Oregon, and Pachuca Portland Futbol Club in Hillsboro

Juan Llamas- McKay Varsity Boys Coach
Current McKay Head coach, former McNary High School Assistant Varsity Coach and Head JV coach. Before coaching at a high school level, Coach Llamas coached Western Oregon University Men’s Soccer Club and was also assistant coach at Columbia Basin College. While coaching at CBC, they made it to the Final Four. He attended Riverside High School and was varsity player for 3 years. As a senior, made it to the state final for the first time in school history. After graduating high school, he went on to play collegiate soccer at Columbia Basin College. After graduating from CBC. He attended Western Oregon University where he played for the soccer club.

Cuauhtemoc Gomez-McNary Assistant Varsity Coach. He played soccer club in Roseburg. He currently coach strength, speed and agility. He is entering his 2nd year as Varsity Assistant Coach.

Come meet Patuz

2018-05-01T14:48:49-08:00May 1st, 2018|
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