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McKay Family Night a Success for Scholarship Knowledge

Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships, that was theme of our family night on Monday. We had close to 80 students and family members show up and learn about the process for finding and applying scholarships. Special thanks to Lacy Tolle, from the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC), who talked about having a strong personal statement and how with one application, students have access to over 600 scholarships! Mr. Brooks also did a fabulous job showing our community how to use the College Board Scholarship Search. We are very thankful for all of the staff, students, and families who make this possible!”

Click on the following links for more information:


College Board Scholarship Search:


2019-12-06T08:58:45-08:00December 6th, 2019|

McKay Speech & Debate Team Excels in Competitions

McKay’s Speech & Debate Team has had an excellent season so far.

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Dominic Siro: 1st place Speaker Points (Willamette U.), 3rd place LD overall (South Albany); Emily McClain: 3rd place Speaker Points and 2nd place LD overall (Willamette U.)

Novice Parliamentary Debate: Ethan Miranda: 1st place Speaker Points (Willamette)

Novice Radio Broadcasting: Jennifer Valdivia Garcia: Finalist (South Albany)

Novice Impromptu Speaking: Ethan Miranda: Finalist (South Albany)

These talented speakers have been working hard all year, and we’ve got plenty of tournaments to go!

Go Scots!


2019-12-05T10:02:27-08:00December 5th, 2019|

Principal Update: Student Success Act Community Input Sessions


Hello McKay Community,

As you may have heard, Salem-Keizer School District will be receiving more than $35 million this year from the Student Success Act. Annually, this investment account can only be used to meet students’ mental or behavioral health needs and increase academic achievement for students.

As principal, I want to personally invite you to hear about how best to invest these dollars.  The district is holding a community forum in Keizer at McNary High on November 18th from 6-8 p.m. If you cannot make that event, the district will be holding another one in Salem at South Salem High on November 20th from 6-8 p.m.  Dinner and childcare will be provided at both events and translators will also be available.

Below are the addresses for these community events.

Monday, Nov. 18 | 6-8 p.m.
McNary High
595 Chemawa Road N., Keizer

Wednesday, Nov. 20 | 6-8 p.m.
South Salem High
1910 Church St. SE, Salem

If you need additional information, please visit salemkeizer.org.

I hope to see you there!

Rob Schoepper
Principal, McKay High School

2019-11-15T12:03:55-08:00November 15th, 2019|

McKay’s Larkin Foley is a Crystal Apple Honoree

The Crystal Apple Awards is a unique celebration of education professionals. Last night, at the Elsinore Theatre, our own Larkin Foley became the latest of the McKay family to become a Crystal Apple Honoree! She was recognized by colleagues and students for her tireless work to make a positive different and to build pathways for student success. Congratulations Mrs Foley!


2019-11-15T06:42:04-08:00November 15th, 2019|