Social Emotional Resources

Crisis Resources (Emotional & Mental Health)

Marion County Youth and Family Crisis Services:
503-576-4673 ♦ Call 503-576-HOPE

Polk County Crisis Line:
503- 623-9289 ♦ 1-503-581-5535 (after hours)

Psychiatric Crisis Center:
503-585-4949 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill)

Northwest Human Services Crisis and Info Hotline:
503-581-5535 or 1-800-560-5535

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or  Text HOME to 741741
Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio en espanol 1-888-628-9454

Trevor Project
(crisis line for students identifying as LGBTQIA+): 1-877-565-8860

Oregon Youthline
(teen to teen crisis and help line): 1-877-968-8491 or text ‘teen2teen’ to 839863

Teen Dating and Domestic Violence 24/7 hotline:
Center for Hope & Safety (formerly Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service)

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Academic Resources

McKay’s Academic Resources

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Support people who check in with students regarding attendance and academics

Patty RodriguezMentor for 11th and 12th Grades
Lee HortonMentor for 9th and 10th Grades

Behavior Specialists

Individuals supporting students with behavior in school

Stanley RobertsBehavior Specialist, Teacher
KJ MacraeTeacher
Chelsea RobertsBehavior Specialist, Teacher
Juan LlamasBehavior Specialist, Teacher

Scots Scholars

Opportunity on Saturday mornings for students to receive additional support in their classes. Students should connect with their teachers prior to attending Saturday school so that teachers can provide materials for students to work on.

Saturday School is held on from 9am-12pm in the library on the following dates:

  • November 2nd
  • December 7th
  • January 11th
  • February 29th
  • April 18th
  • May 30th

Enrichment Academy

Opportunity for students to receive tutoring before school and after school.  Students should bring all of their materials that they need assistance with.

Morning sessions run every day from 7:10-8:10 in the library. Afternoon sessions run every day from 3:30-5:00 in the library. Dinner is offered for students who check in by 3:30.

Transportation is not provided.

StudentVue /ParentVue

Student management systems detailing grades, attendance, assignments, and other important information.

Call the main office if you do not have a user account at 503-399-3080.

Visit StudentVue/ParentVue portal.

Travel Card

Tool for students and parents to use to assist in tracking attendance and homework each day. Travel cards can be picked up in the Student Support Center.

Cultural Advocates

Individuals collaborating and supporting students from specific cultural backgrounds.

Kenny RamirezPacific Islander Cultural Advocate
Community Resource Specialist
Dwight RobersonAfrican American Cultural Advocate
Community Resource Specialist
Karly Rose FosterIndian Education Cultural Advocate
Community Resource Specialist

Transition Education Program Advocate

Supports students who have lost housing, are couch surfing, or sleeping in car/tent/street. Click here more information on the STEP/Homeless Program

Maritza CejaSTEP Student Advocate
503-391-4060 ext. 203207

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What We Do

What McKay Counselors Do

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Academic Support

Assisting students to succeed in the classroom.

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Resources (Mentoring and Tutoring)
  • Study Skills
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Graduation Tracking
  • Scheduling and forecasting
  • 504 Plan Coordination
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College & Career Readiness

Provide support and resources for students for life after high school.

  • Assisting with College Applications
  • College Research
  • Career Research
  • FAFSA Support
  • Scholarships
  • Letters of Recommendation
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Social / Emotional

Assist students in a variety of social emotional needs. While we are not licensed therapists, we are trained to support students with a variety of needs.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Social Skills Development
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Harm/Suicidal Idealization
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity

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Who We Are

McKay High School Counselors

9th Grade Counselors


Dwight RobersonA – Li
About Dwight Roberson
Javier Gutierrez BaltazarLo – Z
About Javier Gutierrez Baltazar

10th Grade Counselors


Merri Bath-McDonaldAlpha A – Z
About Merri Bath-McDonald

11th Grade Counselors


Christina Lilly Alpha A - H
About Christina Lilly
Lonnie Duran Alpha I - Z
About Lonnie Duran

12th Grade Counselors


Jennifer StrongAlpha A – K
About Jennifer Strong
Virginia AntunezAlpha L - Z
About Virginia Antunez
Ronnie BrooksParent Outreach Coordinator

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Monday December 9th, 41 students were accepted to OSU at their on-site admission event here at McKay High School. A few even received $3,000 scholarships to OSU. Way to go Scots!!

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McKay Family Night a Success for Scholarship Knowledge

Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships, that was theme of our family night on Monday. We had close to 80 students and family members show up and learn about the process for finding and applying scholarships. Special thanks to Lacy Tolle, from the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC), who talked about having a strong personal statement and how with one application, students have access to over 600 scholarships! Mr. Brooks also did a fabulous job showing our community how to use the College Board Scholarship Search. We are very thankful for all of the staff, students, and families who make this possible!”

Click on the following links for more information:


College Board Scholarship Search:


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Congratulations to Autumn Breitwieser

When you see your Ms. Breitwieser please congratulate her. She had three art pieces in the Something Red Art Show and won first place! We are proud of you and thanks for being such an excellent art teacher for our students here at McKay!!

Red Show

Red Show 2019

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Construction Teacher Michelle Zielinski Featured in Statesman Journal Article

Does McKay have the best teachers, or what? Here’s a great article about our very own Michelle Zielinski in this week’s Statesman Journal. Keep up the good work Michelle! (Photo: MADELEINE COOK / STATESMAN JOURNAL)

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McKay Speech & Debate Team Excels in Competitions

McKay’s Speech & Debate Team has had an excellent season so far.

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Dominic Siro: 1st place Speaker Points (Willamette U.), 3rd place LD overall (South Albany); Emily McClain: 3rd place Speaker Points and 2nd place LD overall (Willamette U.)

Novice Parliamentary Debate: Ethan Miranda: 1st place Speaker Points (Willamette)

Novice Radio Broadcasting: Jennifer Valdivia Garcia: Finalist (South Albany)

Novice Impromptu Speaking: Ethan Miranda: Finalist (South Albany)

These talented speakers have been working hard all year, and we’ve got plenty of tournaments to go!

Go Scots!


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