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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

2019-12-05T10:36:31-08:00December 5th, 2019|

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)

2019-12-05T10:03:27-08:00December 5th, 2019|

Oregon Department of Education Releases School and District Report Cards

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) produces yearly at-a-glance profiles for schools and districts. These reports, called for by the 1999 state legislature, provide educators with an opportunity to communicate directly with parents and community members about how local schools are performing.

ODE redesigned the school and district profiles in 2018, with input from parents and families who represent students and student groups who are historically underserved.

Go to ODE Report Cards >>
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2019-12-09T15:47:05-08:00December 3rd, 2019|

What A Turnaround At McKay (Oregonian Article)

McKay Football was featured in an article on OregonLive’s website this week. Great job Royal Scots!

2019-10-09T08:02:28-08:00October 9th, 2019|

McKay Graduation Team Recognized at September 2019 School Board Meeting

Before presenting diplomas to eight McKay graduates at the September 10, 2019, school board meeting, Principal Schoepper took a moment to recognize the teachers, mentors and administrators who helped these students reach their goal. The McKay graduation team were all presented Spotlight on Success certificates by School Board Chairperson Marty Heyen.

Those recognized were:

• Terra Shiffer
• Jenna Kurka
• Dan Larsen

Support Team
• Patty Rodriguez
• Ken Ramirez
• Deleah Salstrom
• Dwight Roberson
• Rosma Wase

• Ranae Quiring
• Jerimy Kelley
• Miranda Cryns
• Wendy Stradley
• Ricardo Larios

2019-09-13T07:41:47-08:00September 12th, 2019|

Eight Additional Students Join the Class of 2019 at McKay High School

Eight diplomas were awarded to new graduates from McKay High School last night at the Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. The students are our final eight graduates in the Class of 2019.

Each student was called one-by-one to the front of the board room. Principal Rob Schoepper handed new graduates their diplomas, and they shook hands with Superintendent Christy Perry, school board directors and McKay staff. After that, the beaming graduates showed off their diplomas and celebrated with their proud families and friends.

Video courtesy of: Capital Community Television Salem

The new graduates didn’t have enough credits to graduate with their peers on June 5 or in the summer on August 1. To help them across the finish line, McKay launched an Extended Credit Recover Program last month for the eight students. They needed from .5 to 3 credits to graduate. All eight attended class at McKay in August to reach their goal of graduating.

Before the diplomas were awarded, Schoepper praised students and thanked the McKay graduation team.

“I have to say the students earning diplomas tonight worked very hard over the summer,” Schoepper said. “They never gave up and put in the effort needed to achieve this important accomplishment, supported by a terrific McKay team. As principal, I want to thank all of you for your work and sacrifices this August. It means a lot.”

Last night’s graduates are:

  • Esperanza Martinez
  • Alejandra Cuesta-Meraz
  • Misael Manzano
  • Toni Cedillo
  • Asher Padilla Esparza
  • Angel Hance Route
  • Ruth Langmoir
  • Jamayca Jackson

With the addition of the eight graduates recognized last night, a total of 2,786 students, which includes 120 students who earned GEDs, graduated from Salem-Keizer high schools in the Class of 2019.



2019-09-11T14:42:32-08:00September 11th, 2019|

PHOTOS: Congratulations McKay Class of 2019!

Congratulations to the 590 students in the Class of 2019 who graduated from McKay High School on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. More students graduated from McKay than from any other high school in our district this year! We’re proud of you Royal Scots!!

2019-06-10T15:11:57-08:00June 10th, 2019|

McKay Seniors Return to Scott Elementary for Parade of Honor 2019

McKay High School seniors who attended Scott Elementary as children returned to their former school today for their Parade of Honor. They walked through the hallways lined with current Scott students and staff who cheered them on. Congratulations Royal Scots!

McKay Parade of Honor at Scott Elementary

McKay Parade of Honor at Scott Elementary

McKay Parade of Honor at Scott Elementary

McKay Parade of Honor at Scott Elementary

McKay Parade of Honor at Scott Elementary

McKay Parade of Honor at Scott Elementary

McKay Parade of Honor at Scott Elementary

McKay Parade of Honor at Scott Elementary

2019-06-03T19:25:52-08:00June 3rd, 2019|

McKay Students Help Red Cross By Donating Blood

McKay students rolled up their sleeves for the Red Cross today and donated blood. There’s a critical need for blood donations in our region right now, and the Royal Scots stepped up. Find out how you can help here.

McKay Student Help the Red Cross

McKay Student Help the Red Cross

2019-05-16T13:11:33-08:00May 16th, 2019|

Salem-Keizer FFA Chapter at Oregon Ag Fest 2019

Career and Technical Education students from McKay in the Salem-Keizer FFA Chapter got up extra early last weekend. That’s because they volunteered all weekend at the Oregon Ag Fest, giving out free starter plants to visitors who dropped by the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) booth.

Royal Scots freshman Rebekah Major says volunteering last weekend at the OAN booth tested students’ social skills, helped them improve problem solving and taught them how to work quickly to help customers. The OAN supports McKay’s agriculture program and the FFA chapter by donating giving students a chance to win scholarships, and by donating money to help raise the next generation of agricultural professionals.

FFA students at Oregon Ag Fest 2019

Agriculture teacher Gearld Hosler says there are 30 students in the Salem-Keizer FFA Chapter, and about 300 students who study agriculture in Career and Technical Education classes at McKay High School.

FFA teachers at Oregon Ag Fest 2019

Pictured from left: Volunteer Nicole Billington who is the parent of a McKay High grad and is the advisor of the Camelids and Critters 4H Club; McKay plant science teacher and Salem-Keizer FFA Chapter co-advisor Krysta Phillips; and McKay agriculture teacher and Salem-Keizer FFA advisor Gerald Hosler.

FFA at Ag Fest 2019

McKay teacher Krysta Phillips says she loves the Oregon Ag Fest, and has been bringing her children to the event for years. She says Salem-Keizer FFA students learn professional skills like customer service and benefit from interacting with people from the very young to seniors. McKay teacher Gearld Hosler says that Salem-Keizer FFA students learn professional skills like accountability, time management and communication. He said another important skill students learn is how to answer customers’ questions.


2019-04-30T10:56:46-08:00April 30th, 2019|