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Summer Work Opportunity for McKay Students

See the attached flyer regarding this summer’s Youth Litter Patrol, an ODOT program that was founded in 1977 to help clean up highway rights of way. This is a great opportunity for students at least 16 years old to work outdoors with a team and have a role in maintaining the environment—while earning pretty good money for a summer job!

2019-04-16T13:44:21-08:00April 16th, 2019|

New School Dance Policy

The safety and security of every student is our highest priority here at McKay High School. Because we do strive to create the safest environment possible, the school district has recently adopted new policies and precautionary measures for school sponsored dances. These policies will apply to Prom, scheduled for April 27th. Attached you will find:

·       A letter from Director of High Schools, Larry Ramirez, outlining the new policy in detail.

·       An agreement that must be signed and submitted prior to attending any dance.

·       An Application for a non-McKay student to attend a McKay dance that must also be submitted in advance.

Please take the time to review these documents so you are most prepared to have a fun and safe experience. Thank you.

2019-04-12T06:31:20-08:00April 9th, 2019|

McKay FBLA MemberTakes First in State, Other teams place 4th & 7th

On day 1 of the state FBLA Leadership Conference, McKay’s Danilo Gutierrez Cornejo was awarded first place for his test results in Political Science. This earns him the opportunity to compete in the FBLA National Conference in San Antonio, Texas this summer. Congrats Danilo!






McKay’s Banking & Financial Systems team placed 4th, also qualifying for nationals. The team of Carolina Segura, Cynthia Lor, and Cesia Olvera faced a very challenging scenario, but managed to rise into the top 4.






Our Business Ethics team of Andrew Dang, Nathan Nguyen, and Jordan Cousineau faced a daunting challenge against 22 other teams and pulled off a 7th place finish.


2019-04-10T06:29:27-08:00April 4th, 2019|

Salem Keizer FFA Chapter Performs Well at State Convention

During spring break we had 16 students travel to Redmond, OR for our State FFA Convention for 4 days.

We had our Beginning Parliamentary Procedure team compete against the other top teams in the State, our McKay students did a fantastic job and placed 4th in the State!

Our other students also participated in a knowledge quiz and placed 4th in the State as well!


Parliamentary Procedure:
Lilli Benson
Taralynn Nguyen
Rebekah Major
Oscar Hernandez
Divina Alaniz
Shanela Ibarra

Knowledge Quiz:
Jackson Breyer
Shanela Ibarra
Elijah Boardman
Taralynn Nguyen
Oscar Hernandez
Zoey Eads
Divina Alaniz


2019-04-02T15:24:13-08:00April 2nd, 2019|

McKay Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence

“All four of these senior basketball players not only have amazing athletic abilities but most importantly amazing academic success. Anita Lao, Diana Cruz, Leva Mike, and Danica Cheremnov were honored for their academic and athletic success this year. Thank you Rotary Club for the invite to lunch and the opportunity to share a little bit about our amazing Student Athletes. #ScotsPride “   

2019-03-18T08:01:46-08:00March 18th, 2019|

Salem keizer FFA Qualifies for State

Today our Beginning Parliamentary Procedure team competed at their Sectional Contest which consists of 29 FFA chapters in Oregon. They  took first in their Career Development Event and have qualified at the State level.

These students have done extensive research on 20 various controversial topics in Oregon, and have used Parliamentary Law to articulate their findings, run an effective meeting, capture accurate meeting minute of all business transacted,  and execute motions in a professional manor in the exact same way our Legislators do.

Our students will be competing in Redmond, OR during Spring Break against the other 3 top teams from various Sections.

Please congratulate them on this huge success!!!!!

Lilli Benson (Chair-woman)
Oscar Hernandez
Taralynn Nguyen
Elizabeth (Divina) Alaniz
Shanela Ibarra
Samuel Schuster

2019-03-06T15:09:39-08:00March 6th, 2019|

Principal Update: Momo Challenge

Dear McKay Families,

Recently, something called the “Momo Challenge” has been making the news. In it, content that is created for children is supposedly interrupted by a scary-looking character who provides instruction to children about how to complete suicide. Other iterations of this story include similar experiences on WhatsApp or Snapchat. YouTube officials have confirmed that, contrary to press reports, it hasn’t seen any evidence of videos showing or promoting the “Momo challenge” on its platform. If the videos did exist, YouTube officials say they would be removed instantly for violating the platform’s policies. Additionally, there have been zero corroborated reports of any child ever taking his or her own life after participating in this “challenge” that many national news organizations are calling a hoax.

Real or not, this serves as an excellent reminder to be active participants in your child’s online experiences. Here are some tips to help ensure your child is safe online:

* Ensure that you set up parental controls – this will help restrict what your child can and cannot see online

* Don’t turn the other cheek – report and block anything that concerns you online

* Turn off YouTube’s “suggested auto-play” so your children don’t view content they haven’t selected

* Download apps to help monitor your child’s online activity. A great example is “FamilyTime,” available on both Android and IOS. With the paid version, it allows you to customize precisely what content your kids should have access to, set time limits, track location, and more. The software gives you tools to set homework and bedtimes, or merely limit the total time that your kids spend on their phones. There’s also support for geofencing so that you get alerts when that phone enters or leaves a specific area, and location tracking, so that you can see where your child is. You can block or control on an app-by-app basis, apply internet filters, monitor calls and texts, and keep an eye on contact lists. The free version also offers some of those features.

* Download “SafeOregon.” Managed by the Oregon State Police, SafeOregon allows you to report unsafe online behaviors, like bullying, by submitting a screen shot or written report. Reports may also be made anonymously.

Talking to your children about suicide can be scary. The district is hosting community events just for that purpose. The next “Speak Up!” town hall forum will be on March 12 from 5:30-8 p.m. at North Salem High. Dinner, childcare and translations services will be available at no cost.

As always, if you have any concerns about your child’s safety, please let us know so we can help.

Thank you,

Rob Schoepper

2019-02-28T15:30:09-08:00February 28th, 2019|

Future Freshman Night – March 4, 2019

Please mark your calendars and join us at McKay on Monday, March 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for our Future Freshmen Open
 This is an opportunity for our future freshmen and their families to meet our staff and learn about the programs and activities at McKay. Child care and refreshments will be provided.

 Por favor marquen sus calendarios y únasen a nosotros en McKay el lunes, 3 de marzo de las seis a las siete y media de la tarde para nuestra casa abierta de estudiantes que entraran al grado 9 el proximo ano. Esta es una oportunidad de conocer a nuestro personal y aprender sobre los programas y actividades de McKay.Tendremos refrescos y cuidado de niños.

Future Freshmen Open House Poster 2019

2019-02-27T11:26:32-08:00February 27th, 2019|