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CTEC Application Deadline – February 15, 2020

Applications are flooding into CTEC from across the district. Be sure to apply by February 15th to guarantee that your application is considered for the program of your choice. If you apply after February 15th, the most popular programs will already be full with a waiting list. Applying now will also insure that you will be invited to the big Signing Day event on April 16th.

Apply online at:

List of programs:
Residential Construction
Welding, & Engineering
Video & Game Design Animation
Drone Technology & Robotics
Auto Body Repair & Painting
Business Development & Leadership
Law Enforcement
Culinary Arts & Management

2020-01-21T16:12:19-08:00January 21st, 2020|

McKay Family Night Focused on College Readiness

At our fourth family night of the year, over 20 families braved the cold and rainy weather to learn about the college and career readiness. Mr. Brooks (College and Career Coach at McKay) presented important information about acceptance and awards letters. Ana and Ellen from Chemeketa’s Trio program shared an important checklist for upcoming freshman that covered housing, placement tests, and support programs on campus. As an additional bonus, volunteers from Western Oregon University’s Unidos club came to support our families as well. A shout out goes to Amber from SKEF helping out our ninth through eleventh graders learn the importance of a portfolio which includes a resume, personal statement, and student highlights. Overall, students and families had access to beneficial information that makes the college journey easier. For more information about scholarships and other important information visit McKay’s College and Career website: . A big thank you goes out to our custodial staff, Jessica Harris, and volunteers for making this event a success.


2020-01-15T08:58:52-08:00January 15th, 2020|

McKay Delegates Elected to Youth & Government Leadership Positions

The 74th annual YMCA Youth and Government kicked of the year with the Preleg conference on Saturday January 11, 2020 at West Salem High School. The McKay delegation of 8 students represented McKay well! Three delegates were elected to leadership positions for the 2020 Youth & Government Legislation Session which will be held February 6-8 at Willamette University and in the Senate and House chambers in the State Capitol.

Andrew Kalman was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Raquel Marquez will serve as the Chief Clerk of the House, and Luis Marques will fill one of two Sargent-at-Arms positions in the House of Representatives. Congratulations to these awesome McKay students.

All the McKay delegates will present and debate their proposed bills before committees and then the full house and senate chambers during the 3 day conference in February.

For more information, contact any of the McKay delegation or the club adviser, Mr. Garner.

2020-01-13T07:42:00-08:00January 13th, 2020|

The Online Schedule Change Request form is OPEN!

The Online Schedule Change Request form is OPEN!

Starting Monday, January 13th – Friday, January 31st you can request a change to your Semester 2 schedule.
All schedule changes are REQUESTS, meaning that they are not guaranteed!
Review your schedule online using StudentVue, or wait for CCR to get a paper copy.

Make your requests early, some classes fill quickly!

2020-01-13T07:27:59-08:00January 13th, 2020|

NO COST! English Now Classes Starting Monday, January 13, 2020.

NO COST!  English Now classes starting Monday, January 13, 2020.

 WHEN:                     Monday and Tuesday Evenings    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 WHERE:                 McKay High School
                                    2440 Lancaster Dr. NE
                                    Salem, OR 97303

 FOR:                        Non-English Speakers

 CONTACT:            Dorothy Stanton
                                   McKay High School
                                  503-399-3080 EXT. 501381


 ¿quieres aprender o mejorar tu inglés?

¡clases gratuitas de inglés!

¿Cuándo?: El 13 de enero

                    Lunes y martes a las 6:00 pm hasta las 8:00 pm

¿Dónde?: Escuela Secundaria Mckay

Para: No hablante de inglés

Para más información, póngase en contacto con Dorothy Stanton en la oficina principal o llamar al (503) 399-3080 ext. 501381.

2020-01-09T11:24:25-08:00January 9th, 2020|

McKay Theatre Opens “Rock of Ages” January 17

McKay’s winter musical, Rock of Ages hits the stage Friday, January 17 and runs two weekends. This cast and crew of fifty students have worked hard to make sure audience members have “nothin’ but a good time” as we relive the glory days of Glam Rock.

It’s the 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Heavy Metal flows freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage. Aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing and falls for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes. But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it’s too late? Only the music of Poison, Twisted Sister, Styx, Pat Benatar and more hold the answer.

Come rock out with us (rocker dress encouraged) on Jan 17, 18 and 24 at 7pm or on Jan 25 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to show time and are available on line at

Student Discount Code: ROCKON

2020-01-08T14:53:52-08:00January 8th, 2020|

FBLA Financial Literacy Night a Big Success

McKay’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter held its second annual Financial Literacy Night in the library on Friday, December 9th 2019. The Financial Literacy Night serves to inform families in the community about basic financial principles. Within minutes of the event the library filled with students eager to learn more about credit cards, loans and how to save like a financially responsible young adult with some pizza of course.

Peter Rector, the community director at MAPS Credit Union started off the night by showcasing common bank accounts, the difference between a savings and checking accounts as well as showcasing the IDA program which offers a 3 to 1 match for those looking to save towards a higher education. 

Later in the night, McKay’s very own Roy Adams took the stage to discuss the dangers of bad loans and how to avoid falling into common financial traps and burden.

As the FBLA chapter gets into their competitive season in January, they hope to host another Financial Literacy Night in the near future and thanks those who helped make this one a success.


2020-01-07T09:26:20-08:00January 7th, 2020|

McKay Senior Awarded Full Scholarship to Princeton University

Josh Arce Masis received a full ride scholarship to Princeton University starting in the Fall of 2020. His story is powerful! His family experienced many hardships, but have used those trials to focus on a positive future for Josh. Congratulations Josh on this amazing accomplishment! The Statesman Journal published a great article on this journey about Josh and his family.

See the full Statesman Journal story here.

2019-12-30T11:19:53-08:00December 30th, 2019|

McKay Cross Country Runner Honored

McKay’s Jazmine Liebl was named a member of Statesman Journal All-Mid-Valley Girls Cross Country team. Jazmine a Junior at McKay was recognized as one of the top 7 runners from the entire Mid-Valley area. Congratulation Jazmine we are so proud of you.

See the Statesman Journal story here.

2019-12-18T14:54:02-08:00December 18th, 2019|