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McKay Hosts Satellite Gaming Tournament

Friday May 10th McKay hosted their first eSports gaming tournament with Satellite Gaming. Students were able to compete in tournaments such as Fortnite, Super Smash Bros & Rocket League and spectate for a chance to win a PS4. Students were celebrated and cheered on by peers in a safe and positive environment. Satellite Gaming is a local non-profit promoting positive, bully free spaces for students to compete and parents to learn. They host an after-school club here at McKay on Friday’s from 3:30-5p. For more information on Satellite Gaming contact Jamie Harris at Satellitegamingcommunity@gmail.com

2019-05-20T10:34:44-08:00May 20th, 2019|

McKay Students Serve a Winner at Community Chopped Challenge

Saturday May 18, 2019 a few students in culinary participated in the 4th Annual Community Chopped Challenge. This timed contest puts teams of students from all over the district culinary programs together for the first time to work to achieve the top dishes under stressful working conditions (no running water or electricity). This years theme was an all dessert challenge. The winning team included McKay students Riley Ross Jacobson and Ezequiel Torres Fernandez along with Ashleigh from North Salem and Melvin from South Salem. Congrats to our Royal Scots! 

2019-05-20T10:07:56-08:00May 20th, 2019|

McKay Theatre Opens Spring Show

It’s time for the Spring Show!

It’s a dark and stormy night at a very unusual and deadly dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue: On Stage is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

Click here to buy tickets and to find more information.

 

2019-05-15T12:16:03-08:00May 15th, 2019|

Scot Shop Grant Awards Announced During Assembly

The Scot Shop at McKay High School announced the 2nd annual Scot Shop Grants during the school assembly today. The student-run store is excited to present grants, using part of the store proceeds, to support the McKay community and help foster growth in many different areas of our students lives.

The grant recipients this year are:

Japanese Club

Japanese Club – $100.00 for special supplies to help develop Japanese writing skill that will lead to an international pen pal experience for club members.

 

MECHA Club

MECHA Club $400.00 – Will help fund a 5 de Mayo dance  event for the school and community members.

 

Speech & Debate

Speech & Debate Club – will purchase a resource package from the National Speech & Debate Association to build capacity within the McKay club.

 

Health Services

Health Services $500.00 – The Health Services class will build emergency kits for each classroom at McKay. These could be used in the event of an emergency situation in our building.

 

Creative Writing

Creative Writing Club $100.00 – The club will create a literacy zine composed of writing and art created by club members and others in the school.

 

Islander's Club

Islander Club $250.00 – The club hosts Islander Club Family nights each year and the funds will be used to defray costs for feed that these events.

 

Black Student Union

Black Student Union $500.00 – The funds will support development of a club curriculum, provide startup funds for t-shirts that can be sold to support the club, and to purchase BSU stoles for graduation seniors.

 

Outdoor Club

Outdoor Club $600.00 – The funds will cover transportation costs to take students up to the mountain to experience snow activities such as snowshoeing along with exposure to other amazing Oregon beauty along the way.

The Advanced Marketing class sent out the grant applications to all club advisers and then reviewed the applications we received. They had a scoring process for the applications and voted as a class which ones to fund and at what amount.  They evaluated each application for its merit and its school/community impact.

“It is amazing to watch future leaders of our community blossom as they have these hands-on experiences with business and community connections.  A textbook could never teach the lessons they learn through this process!” – McKay Business Teacher

2019-05-07T16:36:41-08:00May 2nd, 2019|

McKay Musician Places 2nd at State

Last Saturday was the OSAA State Solo Competition at Pacific University. Luis Mejia placed 2nd in state on euphonium (looks like a baby tuba). This is an amazing accomplishment. Luis is an extremely dedicated musician, and he just finished a recorded audition for one of the Marine bands. Congratulations Luis! Go Scots!

2019-05-01T15:17:22-08:00April 30th, 2019|