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Katrina Hull Honored with Crystal Apple Nomination

Congratulations to Katrina Hull, our 2018 Crystal Apple Award nominee!  Mrs. Hull’s energy and passion are contagious, and we are so grateful for her leadership at McKay High School.  In addition to teaching courses in math and engineering, she is the MESA club advisor, a Link club advisor, the math department teacher leader, and she works tirelessly to connect students to opportunities with college and business partners.  From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for what you do, Mrs. Hull.  McKay appreciates you!

2018-10-19T15:03:04+00:00October 19th, 2018|

McKay Cross Country Runners Break Records

October 17, 2018 the McKay Cross Country team ran a 3K (1.87 mile) race at Keizer Rapids. Junior Ramiro Gonzalez took first place on the boys side with a time of 9:39 breaking the McKay school record previously held by Devin White from 2008. Sophomore Jazmine Liebl took first place on the girls side with a time of 11:20 breaking the McKay school record previously held by Anika Rasubala from 2015.  19 other athletes broke their own personal best records during the meet. Congrats Scots!

2018-10-19T06:16:15+00:00October 19th, 2018|

Photo Retake Day – Thursday October 18

Time to smile!

The photographers will be at McKay on Thursday October 18 during both lunches. Any students wanting retakes are welcome! If you missed picture day, there are packets available in the main office.

Staff are encouraged to come down for a picture so the yearbook has a current image of you!


2018-10-16T15:50:37+00:00October 16th, 2018|

McKay Theatre Students Shine in Statewide Competetion

Last weekend, Royal Scots Theatre actors and techs participated in a state-wide contest making up scenes and tech designs in an impromptu manner. McKay had students on the first and second place teams! 

Then 13 seniors auditioned for 20 colleges from around the country. EVERY actor and tech had at least two colleges who advanced them to the interview round, making for a total of 60 college interviews! College reps continually told me our kids spoke articulately with beautiful resumes and presented themselves incredibly professionally! And the biggest news?…

 LJ Allise, McKay Senior, one of 13 Scots who impressed over 20 colleges on Sunday’s Unified Thespian auditions, scored a full ride scholarship in Musical Theatre for Northern Arizona University. 


Here’s the group of Royal Scots who earned 60 college interviews after the first round of auditions!

2018-10-16T05:47:19+00:00October 16th, 2018|

McKay Girls Sports Teams Honored

What a GREAT day to be a Royal Scot!

We’ve got some excellent news to celebrate with you.  Each of our Girls’ Fall Sports teams have earned the distinction of “Academic All-State” by having a team GPA of 3.0 and higher.  These student athletes and their coaches have worked tirelessly to be student-athletes of character, scholar, and selfless service.  If you are fortunate enough to have any of these young ladies in class or see a coach in the hallways, take a moment and celebrate with them.  These are our student-athletes, these are our coaches, and this is our McKay!   

2018-10-12T10:52:42+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Famed Salem String Quartet Performs in Newport Saturday, October 13th, 2018

The Salem String Quartet, one of the most noted classical music foursomes in the Northwest will be performing in concert on Saturday, October 13th at 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Newport. The Quartet will perform with a talented classical music student quartet from Salem’s McKay High School Orchestra.

The Salem String Quart features a uniquely satisfying blend of versatility, inspiration, energy, quality, and experience delivered by four dedicated musicians from three continents. Members include the husband and wife team of Caius and Sigrun Oprea on violin, Brandon Correa on viola and Katherine Parks on cello. All four have played with major orchestras and quartets around the U.S.A. And world. Their program features Boccherini’s Quartet No.5 Op.7 and Dvorak’s “American” Quartet No.12.

Caleb Kaestner, Daisy Cervantes (Violin), Priscila Garcia (Viola) and Adrian Cervantes (Cello) make up the Boulanger Quartet from the McKay High School Orchestra, a consistent top ten student orchestra in the annual state OSAA competition. Their program includes selections from Schuman, Borodin, Bach, Stenhammer and Mendlessohn. The program’s prelude Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G major will be performed by University of Oregon music major Clair Dietz.

See the attached flier for more information.

2018-10-03T14:01:06+00:00October 3rd, 2018|