McKay Senior Awarded Full Scholarship to Princeton University

Josh Arce Masis received a full ride scholarship to Princeton University starting in the Fall of 2020. His story is powerful! His family experienced many hardships, but have used those trials to focus on a positive future for Josh. Congratulations Josh on this amazing accomplishment! The Statesman Journal published a great article on this journey about Josh and his family.

See the full Statesman Journal story here.

2019-12-30T11:19:53-08:00December 30th, 2019|

McKay Cross Country Runner Honored

McKay’s Jazmine Liebl was named a member of Statesman Journal All-Mid-Valley Girls Cross Country team. Jazmine a Junior at McKay was recognized as one of the top 7 runners from the entire Mid-Valley area. Congratulation Jazmine we are so proud of you.

See the Statesman Journal story here.

2019-12-18T14:54:02-08:00December 18th, 2019|

McKay Clubs Serve the Community

Students from the clubs, Boys 2 Men and Girls That Rock, have participated in 2 volunteer community service projects during the holidays.

Last November the students fed homeless men, women and families at the ARCHES Project in Downtown Salem for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Saturday, December 14th, the two groups helped build 13,000 food boxes and sorted through over 30,000 toys and gifts to be given out to kids and families in need this week at the Toys for Joy Drive at the Salvation Army KROC Center in Salem.

Way to make a difference Scots!


2019-12-16T12:17:30-08:00December 16th, 2019|

Salem Keizer FFA Shines in Keizer Light Parade

Saturday December 14 our FFA chapter had the pleasure of being in the Keizer Light Parade. Our students did an outstanding job putting their float together. Students fabricated the “FFA” letters, mounted them to the wood framework they built, fabricated the frame around the tractor tires for lights, and painted all of the mountains on the siding. They used a number of skills that they learned from a wide variety of their teachers here at McKay.

The students created the float around the theme of “Island of Misfit Toys”, featured, the train with square wheels (tractor), the airplane that can’t fly (Jesus Arreola), the cowboy who rides an ostrich (Elijah Boardman), Yukon Cornelius (Oscar Hernandez), the polka dot elephant (Eli the llama), Hermes the elf (Samuel Schuster), Rudolph the Rednose Goat, (Alex the Goat), Charlie in a box (Amber Ball), Flash the Llama sporting Silver and Gold, and a worker elf (Khyra Turrey). Also featured were our members sporting their official dress, Olive Kainoa, Harmony White, William Tuttle, Shanela Ibarra, Lilli Benson, Mena Drakeley, Ryan Billington, Rebekah Major, and Kaydance Sabin.


2019-12-16T08:50:18-08:00December 16th, 2019|

McKay Groups Help Brighten the Holidays for Local Families

Three McKay groups joined together in an effort to brighten the holidays for local families. The McKay Link Class, Future Business Leaders of America, and Student Government worked together to raise funds that were used to purchase coats, books, and toys for Family Building Blocks. The goal set by the Link class project team was to raise $600, a lofty goal that would double the efforts of the group last year.

In addition to the funds raised by students, a local organization donated several boxes of toys, and a company added some money and purchased items to the collection. With all the donations pulled together, the Link class delivered just under $1000 worth of gifts to brighten the holidays for families in need. Way to to Scots!

2019-12-13T15:45:28-08:00December 13th, 2019|

College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness Resources

Talent Search is a college prep program to assist low income and/or first generation students. Commitment and time to the program is less than Upward Bound. Email Ellen Massey for additional questions regarding the Talent Search program or call 503-399-3080.

U.S. Department of Education TRIO Talent Search Program

Upward Bound is a college prep program that assists low income and/or first generation students who would like additional one-on-one support and who can devote time year-round to the program. Reach out to Ana Arredono-Franco for additional questions regarding the program or call 503-399-3080.

U.S. Department of Education Upward Bound Program

Oregon Career Information System assists students with discovering post-secondary plans and career planning.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a resource for career exploration. The website has over 150 different careers with information about job growth, education needed for occupations, annual pay, and other important information related to career exploration.

Connect with local military recruiters to discuss branches, jobs, and other opportunities. These branches also visit the school every now and then so be on the lookout for them at lunch!

Apprenticeships provide opportunities for individuals to earn money while receiving on the job training.

  • State of Oregon’s Apprenticeship and Training Division offers resources to those wishing to apply to an apprenticeship program or are looking to get more information on what programs are available in Oregon.
  • Oregon GEAR UP (stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is an organization supporting low-income students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. Administered by Oregon State University.
2019-12-12T14:22:29-08:00December 12th, 2019|
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