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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.
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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:
1-800-273-8255

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:
503-399-7722
Center for Hope & Safety (formerly Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service)

helping a depressed teen
2019-12-12T14:27:33-08:00December 12th, 2019|

Academic Resources

McKay’s Academic Resources

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Mentors

Support people who check in with students regarding attendance and academics

Patty RodriguezMentor for 11th and 12th Grades
503-399-3080
Lee HortonMentor for 9th and 10th Grades
503-399-3080

Behavior Specialists

Individuals supporting students with behavior in school

Stanley RobertsBehavior Specialist, Teacher
503-399-3080
KJ MacraeTeacher
503-399-3080
Chelsea RobertsBehavior Specialist, Teacher
503-399-3080
Juan LlamasBehavior Specialist, Teacher
503-399-3080

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

2019-12-12T14:19:54-08:00December 12th, 2019|

Who We Are

McKay High School Counselors

9th Grade Counselors

(Freshmen)

Joshua LaneA – Le
About Josh Lane
Sydney PirasLo – Z
About Sydney Piras

10th Grade Counselors

(Sophomores)

Merri Bath-McDonaldAlpha A – L
About Merri Bath-McDonald
Dawn PiersmaAlpha M – Z
About Dawn Piersma

11th Grade Counselors

(Juniors)

Jennifer StrongAlpha A – Fu
About Jennifer Strong
Virginia Antunez Alpha G – Me
About Virginia Antunez
Lonnie Duran Alpha Mi-Z
About Lonnie Duran

12th Grade Counselors

(Seniors)

Jennifer StrongAlpha A – Gan
About Jennifer Strong
Virginia AntunezAlpha Gar – Ma
About Virginia Antunez
Dawn PiersmaAlpha Mb – Pa
About Dawn Piersma
Lonnie Duran Alpha Pe-Z
About Lonnie Duran
Ronnie BrooksParent Outreach Coordinator

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Secondary Shared Resource Checklist

District Links

ParentVue Portal

Pay Your Students Fees Online

Pay Now

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2020-07-15T12:31:11-08:00May 29th, 2019|

McKay Graduation Changes

05.04.18

Hello McKay Parents and Community,

The spring is an exciting time of the year as we celebrate our students’ accomplishments and begin planning for the coming year.  For our seniors and their families, we are excited to be celebrating you all at graduation on Friday, June 8th at 8:00 pm at the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.

Our team is working to finalize our planning around this event.  There are some adjustments we are required to make this year.  This is to meet both facility and safety guidelines for the Pavilion location.  We are expecting a large graduating class here at McKay of over 500 students.  The Pavilion has a maximum capacity that cannot exceed 5,000 people.  The fact is we have outgrown what is currently the largest venue we can rent to hold our graduation ceremony.  For the last two years, there have been security and safety concerns because of overcrowding in the seating areas.

To ensure we are complying with facility and safety guidelines we are implementing the following:

  1. Each McKay HS graduate will receive 10 tickets for this event.

  2. Each graduate will be surveyed for the number of tickets they may need for graduation.

  3. We can guarantee 10 tickets per graduate to start and will consider requests for additional tickets if other graduates are not using all 10 of their allotted tickets.

  4. Tickets will be distributed to graduates on Tuesday, May 29 with their caps & gowns.

  5. Only guests with tickets will be allowed into the Pavilion. Children under age 5 who can sit on a parent/guardian’s lap will be allowed without a ticket. 

We recognize that changes in our processes can, at times, be difficult to navigate.  We truly thank you  for your patience and understanding with this new process and in helping us ensure that we can provide a memorable graduation for our seniors in a safe and secure environment.

Sincerely,

Mr. Schoepper
Principal, McKay High School

05.04.18

Un saludo a los padres y a toda la comunidad de McKay:

La primavera es una época emocionante del año en la que celebramos los logros de nuestros estudiantes y comenzamos a planificar para el próximo año. Para nuestros estudiantes del 12do grado y sus familias, estamos entusiasmados por celebrar su graduación el 8 de junio a las 8pm en el Pavilion del Oregon State Fairgrounds.

Nuestro equipo de organización está trabajando para finalizar la planificación de este evento. Han surgido algunos ajustes que se nos ha requerido hacer este año. Esto es para cumplir los lineamientos de seguridad general y los establecidos por las instalaciones del Pavilion. Esperamos la asistencia de un gran número de graduandos en McKay de más de 500 estudiantes. El Pavilion tiene una capacidad máxima que no puede exceder de 5000 personas. En efecto, nosotros hemos sobrepasado la capacidad máxima de los lugares de mayor capacidad que podemos alquilar para llevar a cabo nuestra ceremonia de graduación. En los últimos dos años, hemos tenido preocupaciones de prevención y seguridad debido a la superpoblación en las áreas de los asientos.

Para asegurar que cumplamos con los lineamientos de seguridad y prevención de las instalaciones, implementaremos las siguientes normas:

  1. Cada graduando de la Escuela Preparatoria McKay recibirá 10 boletos de entrada para este evento.

  2. Cada graduando será encuestado acerca del número de boletos que ellos puedan necesitar para este evento.

  3. Garantizaremos 10 boletos por graduando para comenzar y consideraremos las solicitudes de boletos adicionales si otros graduandos no usarán todos sus 10 boletos asignados.

  4. Los boletos de entrada les serán entregados a los graduandos el martes 29 de mayo con sus togas y birretes.

  5. Solo los invitados con boleto les será permitida la entrada al Pavilion. Los niños menores de 5 años de edad que se puedan sentar en el regazo de sus padres serán permitidos sin boleto de entrada.

Nosotros reconocemos que los cambios en los procesos, en algunas ocasiones, pueden ser difíciles de aceptar. Nosotros verdaderamente apreciamos su paciencia y comprensión en este nuevo proceso y su ayuda a asegurar que podamos proveer una graduación memorable para nuestros graduandos en un ambiente seguro y a salvo.

Sinceramente,

Sr. Schoepper
Director, Escuela Preparatoria McKay

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