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Feedback Needed from McKay Families – Survey Available During Conferences

Dear Families,

Our district values your feedback!

Over the next several weeks, we will be inviting you to take a brief anonymous survey to tell us about your experience at McKay High School to ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for a successful life, we need your feedback. We want to know what you think!

The survey will be available for you to complete during Parent-Teacher Conferences (November 25th & November 26th). For families unable to attend conferences, the survey will stay open through December 20th. You will be able to take the survey on any device with internet access, i.e. smart phones, tablets, laptops. Simply click on the survey link, select McKay High School from the dropdown menu and you’ll be ready to go. The survey will take 10-15 minutes.

We thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses. If you have any questions about the survey administration or need help with survey completion, please don’t hesitate to contact us a (503) 399-3080.

Thank You!

Rob Schoepper
McKay High School



Estimadas familias:

¡Nuestro distrito valora sus comentarios!

Este McKay High School, le pediremos que complete una breve encuesta donde podrá compartir su experiencia con McKay High School.  Para asegurarnos de continuar brindando excelentes experiencias de aprendizaje y de alta calidad que satisfagan las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes y para garantizar que les estamos preparando para vida exitosa, necesitamos sus saber lo que nuestras familias piensan.

La encuesta estará disponible para que la complete durante las

conferencias de padres y maestros (25 y 26 de noviembre). Para las

familias que no pueden asistir a las conferencias, la encuesta

permanecerá abierta hasta el 20 de diciembre. Podrá realizar la encuesta

en cualquier dispositivo con acceso a Internet, es decir, teléfonos

inteligentes, tabletas, computadoras portátiles. Simplemente haga clic en

el enlace de la encuesta, seleccione [Nombre de la escuela] en el menú

desplegable y estará listo para comenzar. La encuesta tomará entre 10 y 15 minutos.

Les agradecemos de antemano por su consideración y sus respuestas Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de  la administración de esta encuesta, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros vía (503) 399-3080


Rob Schoepper
McKay High School

2019-11-14T15:32:46-08:00November 14th, 2019|

McKay Celebrates Excellent Attendance

It is time to celebrate all of the students who have met our school wide target of 92% attendance or higher. Increasing the number of regular attenders (92% or higher attendance) is a school wide goal for McKay. We had an amazing attendance celebration for our students who are attending 92% or more on Thursday, November 7th during CCR…that’s 1,278 students who are doing an amazing job being here at school.

Some of the talking points we shared were:

  • Showing up to school is a skill. It will help you in class because you know what is going on. It will help you get a job and more importantly keep a job!
  • If you graduate high school, you will make about $1 million more dollars in your lifetime than someone who does not…
  • In order to keep a 92% rate, you can’t miss more than 18 days per year, or about 3 days per six week grading period. It doesn’t matter if it is excused or unexcused.
  • Students who miss more than 20 days of school per year, have a 20 percent chance of graduating.
  • However, students who regularly attend school have 172% chance of graduating high school.




2019-11-08T15:11:15-08:00November 8th, 2019|

CAW (College Application Week) at McKay a Huge Success!

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in College application week! We have had over 100 students who have completed their college applications, FAFSA, Oregon Promise, OSACC and more. As well as juniors who are completing their SAT registration and college searches. Great job class of 2020!


2019-11-07T15:39:18-08:00November 7th, 2019|

McKay Fall Sports Banquet an Amazing Success!

What an amazing night. 2019 Fall Sports Banquet was a success we are thankful to our Culinary program and Boosters for contributing to the dinner and dessert for all our Student Athletes. Thank you to Mr. Brewer as always for the pictures for our athletes.  Each program had two or more students who were Academic All State. Our attendance rate in Athletics for Fall Season was 95%. Our Fall season has the best grades across programs that we have had so far in athletic success.  We are so proud of all our students, coaches, and families who work hard to keep McKay Athletics thriving. Go Scots!



2019-11-06T12:01:21-08:00November 6th, 2019|


MCKAY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY JUST MADE SCHOOL HISTORY! Congratulations to the very first girls team to qualify for the state cross country meet! These girls will represent the Mountain Valley League at the state cross country meet next Saturday! Coach Zellick was honored as the girls team coach of the year!! What a great day to be a Scot!

2019-11-04T09:58:04-08:00November 4th, 2019|

McKay Link Leaders Shine at Regional Conference

Sixteen of McKay’s awesome Link leaders traveled to David Douglas High School on Oct 25th to participate in the Regional Link Crew Conference. Link Leaders from around Oregon gathered to learn, play, and create ways to improve their schools. It seemed unanimous that McKay had the best Link T-shirts…of course designed by our amazing Link Leadership class.

It was a great day and a great opportunity for our Royal Scots to share, learn, and grow.  Go Link and Go Scots!

2019-10-30T14:34:08-08:00October 30th, 2019|

Two McKay Students Win Scholarships

“Congrats to our TWO McKay scholarship winners, Andrew Kalman & Danilo Gutierrez Cornejo! They each won a $500 scholarship from Dutch Bros at the College & Career fair this week at Chemeketa Comm College! Way to go Scots!”

2019-10-29T15:50:26-08:00October 29th, 2019|