Photo Retake Day – Thursday October 18

Time to smile!

The photographers will be at McKay on Thursday October 18 during both lunches. Any students wanting retakes are welcome! If you missed picture day, there are packets available in the main office.

Staff are encouraged to come down for a picture so the yearbook has a current image of you!


2018-10-16T15:50:37-08:00October 16th, 2018|

McKay Theatre Students Shine in Statewide Competetion

Last weekend, Royal Scots Theatre actors and techs participated in a state-wide contest making up scenes and tech designs in an impromptu manner. McKay had students on the first and second place teams! 

Then 13 seniors auditioned for 20 colleges from around the country. EVERY actor and tech had at least two colleges who advanced them to the interview round, making for a total of 60 college interviews! College reps continually told me our kids spoke articulately with beautiful resumes and presented themselves incredibly professionally! And the biggest news?…

 LJ Allise, McKay Senior, one of 13 Scots who impressed over 20 colleges on Sunday’s Unified Thespian auditions, scored a full ride scholarship in Musical Theatre for Northern Arizona University. 


Here’s the group of Royal Scots who earned 60 college interviews after the first round of auditions!

2018-10-16T05:47:19-08:00October 16th, 2018|

McKay Girls Sports Teams Honored

What a GREAT day to be a Royal Scot!

We’ve got some excellent news to celebrate with you.  Each of our Girls’ Fall Sports teams have earned the distinction of “Academic All-State” by having a team GPA of 3.0 and higher.  These student athletes and their coaches have worked tirelessly to be student-athletes of character, scholar, and selfless service.  If you are fortunate enough to have any of these young ladies in class or see a coach in the hallways, take a moment and celebrate with them.  These are our student-athletes, these are our coaches, and this is our McKay!   

2018-10-12T10:52:42-08:00October 12th, 2018|

Famed Salem String Quartet Performs in Newport Saturday, October 13th, 2018

The Salem String Quartet, one of the most noted classical music foursomes in the Northwest will be performing in concert on Saturday, October 13th at 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Newport. The Quartet will perform with a talented classical music student quartet from Salem’s McKay High School Orchestra.

The Salem String Quart features a uniquely satisfying blend of versatility, inspiration, energy, quality, and experience delivered by four dedicated musicians from three continents. Members include the husband and wife team of Caius and Sigrun Oprea on violin, Brandon Correa on viola and Katherine Parks on cello. All four have played with major orchestras and quartets around the U.S.A. And world. Their program features Boccherini’s Quartet No.5 Op.7 and Dvorak’s “American” Quartet No.12.

Caleb Kaestner, Daisy Cervantes (Violin), Priscila Garcia (Viola) and Adrian Cervantes (Cello) make up the Boulanger Quartet from the McKay High School Orchestra, a consistent top ten student orchestra in the annual state OSAA competition. Their program includes selections from Schuman, Borodin, Bach, Stenhammer and Mendlessohn. The program’s prelude Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G major will be performed by University of Oregon music major Clair Dietz.

See the attached flier for more information.

2018-10-03T14:01:06-08:00October 3rd, 2018|

Celebrating the successes of McKay Theatre students!

We’re celebrating the successes of McKay Theatre students! Here are some of our current and former actors and technicians working professionally, in theatre this summer. Royal Scots Theatre grads and students are in high demand, consistently recruited and re-hired for their skill level and professionalism. WAY TO GO, SCOTS!

2018-10-01T05:51:03-08:00October 1st, 2018|