2020-21 McKay Freshmen Forecasting Information

20-21 Future Freshman Forecasting Sheet- Incoming freshman please utilize this worksheet to help you select courses for next school year.

20-21 Grade Elective Sheet- Incoming freshman please use this as a reference for courses you may sign up for next year. More information regarding these courses can be found in the course catalogue.

20-21 Course Catalogue (Registration Bulletin)- This houses everything from graduation requirements, course offerings and more.

2020-04-10T07:19:18-08:00February 27th, 2020|

Survey for 2020-21 McKay Freshmen

Students, please take this survey ONLY if you are wanting to take Japanese, Spanish, or PE by Proficiency as a 9th grader.

Click here for the survey.

2020-03-02T08:43:29-08:00February 27th, 2020|

Principal Update: Coronavirus Update

Hello McKay Community,

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is working with the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education to determine crisis response plans that align with forthcoming CDC guidance. That guidance specifically will cover exclusion and closure recommendations. In the event of a diagnosed case in the area, we will follow their direction along with that of the local health departments to ensure we’re taking every step possible to keep our community safe.

In the meantime, we’ll continue to promote healthy behaviors like frequent handwashing that align with current CDC recommendations.

The attached “Am I too sick for school” documents in English and Spanish may also be useful while we await further direction.

Thank you,

Rob Schoepper

2020-02-27T10:00:45-08:00February 27th, 2020|

McKay Celebrates Great Attendance

Thank you to all who made our attendance celebration possible. The list includes our office staff who sort the certificates to our wonderful sponsors from the Salem-Keizer Communication Department. We especially want to thank the students and families who work hard to come to school consistently. For the semester that meant around 900 students were able to meet our 92% benchmark or higher! Congratulations!


2020-02-26T15:14:08-08:00February 26th, 2020|

1000 Soles Show Battle- It’s On Through March 3rd – Help McKay Win the Battle

The 1000 Soles Shoe Battle is happening NOW and McKay is in the running to collect the most shoes in the battle out of all the high schools.

If you aren’t familiar with 1000 Soles, it is a teen championed shoe drive for children and teens in-need. Coordinated by the City of Salem, collections and awareness campaigns occur year-round.

We need YOUR help to make this shoe battle great so that students in OUR COMMUNITIES have access to clean and sturdy shoes. Please share this messaging with your students and encourage one another in donating to engage our McKay community in this effort.

If you can, please donate any gently-used shoes, or new shoelaces or socks anytime UNTIL TUESDAY MARCH 3rd. We also accept cash donations so anything helps. DONATION BINS FOR ARE IN FRONT OF THE LIBRARY! If you are able to donate cash, please contact Mrs. Wright (rm 110).

Thank you in advance for your support in our efforts to collect shoes. Let’s show that McKay cares about our community through this awesome project! GO SCOTS!

2020-02-26T07:56:21-08:00February 26th, 2020|

McKay Students Rank in the Top Three in “Invent for the Planet” Event

A group of McKay students in our CTE Engineering classes participated alongside college students during the global event, Invent for the Planet through Texas A&M. Our McKay students worked 48+ hours at PSU’s engineering building and were placed on various teams Friday night based on given problem statements. Each team invented and prototyped a solution throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. The entire event wrapped up Sunday night. Multiple McKay High School students were on each of the top three teams. Click this link to read the article in the PSU Vanguard.

1st Place Team

1st Place – Airport Travel
Jose Ceja Lopez
Juan Munguia Gutierrez
Evan Pelagalli

2nd Place Team

2nd Place – Smart Cities – Transportation
Luis Espinoza-Cortes
Juan Macias
Lily Strayer
Zeus Vasquez-Flores
**Two other PSU students

3rd Place Team

3rd Place – Sustainable Air Travel
Lesly Rojas
Misael Torres-Pimentel

2020-02-21T08:14:44-08:00February 21st, 2020|

McKay Delegation at Youth & Government Legislative Session

Ninety students who participate in Oregon’s YMCA Youth and Government program took  their seats in the Oregon Capitol House and Senate Chambers on Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8. They represented delegations from area high schools, including McKay, Dayton, Newberg, Sherwood, West Albany, South Salem, and West Salem.

The program is an annual 3-day intensive educational experience unlike any other. It allows students to practice parliamentary procedure and actively participate in a mock legislative process. Working with volunteer advisors at their schools, delegates learn how to write bills, work in committee, and debate on the chamber floor.  They serve as legislative officers and elect a youth governor.

McKay’s Andrew Kalmen served as the Speaker of the House with Raquel Marquez Guerrero serving as Clerk of the House and Luis Marquez Guerrero as House Sargent-at-Arms. The McKay delegation consisted of eight awesome students who represented McKay well: Andrew Kalmen, Raquel Marques Guerrero, Luis Marquez Guerrero, Lesly Rojas, Lesly Tenorio, Cleome Jones, Viviana Diaz Martinez, and Misael Torres Pimentel.

Way to go Scots!


2020-02-14T09:06:23-08:00February 14th, 2020|

McKay’s FBLA Excels at District Competition

On February 2nd, McKay’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter participated in the Willamette Valley Region Skills Competition competing against 10 other schools. Even with a small group The Scots proved to be fiercely competitive throughout the event.

Notable successes in the individual events were Miguel Morales earning 3rd in Intro to FBLA. Stephanie Urenda took 4th place in Job Interview and Intro to Business Communication. Additionally, in a loaded advertising event McKay earned the top spots with Cynthia Lor getting 1st and Viviana Diaz at 2nd place.

In Group events, the Scots had similar levels of success. Jesus Barocio, Jose Alvarez, and Crystal Nguyen placed 3rd in Banking and Financial Systems. Danilo Gutierrez and Jordan Cousineau also took 3rd for the Scots in the Business Ethics category with Jordan placing 2nd in Healthcare Administration. In the Management Decision Making event Cesia Olvera, Chau Nguyen and Cynthia Lor placed 3rd.

Perhaps the highlight of the event, first year members Brayan Cruz and Nathan Lor got First Place with their E-Business Plan, with Brayan also getting 1st in the Computer Problem Solving capping off a great event for the Scots with all members qualifying for the State Competition in Portland April 2-4, 2020.


2020-02-13T14:43:03-08:00February 13th, 2020|
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