McKay Announces New Head Football Coach

McKay Athletics is excited to announce the hiring of Glen Fowles as Head Football Coach at McKay High School. Glen comes to us from Willamette University where he played, coached, and educated student athletes for 23 years. During his time at Willamette, Coach Fowles was named 2008 National Offensive Coordinator of the Year, and was head coach of the Bearcats for 7 years.

Glen is married with 2 children grades 3 and 5 here in Salem.
We are excited for Glen to be joining our McKay Community. He shares the same values of teaching Leadership, Scholarship, and Competitiveness to all of our student athletes. Go Scots!

2018-12-12T11:28:49+00:00December 12th, 2018|

McKay Academic All Stars Celebrated

Our McKay High School Athletic Success Program, which is a new, innovative program that utilizes student-athlete academic and attendance data to guide each sports program and drive our coach’s professional development, has shown some remarkable data during our first 6-weeks this semester.  As you can see on the academic graph, 5 out of the 6 fall sports programs have under a 2.0, which indicates they are averaging less than an F grade per student-athlete.  The “total points” data point helps to put all of our athletics teams on an even playing field regardless of size.  Our next celebration point is found on our attendance graph where we can see that our Royal Scot student-athlete’s attend classes at a rate 10-12% higher than the general student average.  We are beginning to see the fruits of everyone’s labor by having each of our girls sports this fall be named to the OSAA Academic All-State teams.    

These are great numbers for us as we work towards our Athletic Success goal of increasing the McKay High School graduation rate by 10% by 2021.  Our coaches, student-athletes, and building staff have done a tremendous job raising the bar for our athletic programs.  Go SCOTS!    

2018-10-22T10:26:06+00:00October 22nd, 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|

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|

1st Annual Fall Athletics Parent Meeting a Huge Success

Thank you families and athletes that came out to our Fall Athletics Parent Meeting on Monday, 08.21.18 here at McKay.  Each coach had an opportunity to introduce themselves and their program.  They gave an overview of program goals, core values, beliefs and expectations for student-athletes.  We are excited to start the season.  It is going to be a great year for McKay Athletics!  We hope to see you all at our events this year.  If you are interested in becoming involved, our McKay Athletic Booster Club meets monthly in our library.  With everyone working together we can continue to move our students’ closer to our vision of ‘Every Student Graduates College and Career Ready.’
2018-08-21T16:27:16+00:00August 21st, 2018|

McKay Athletics Builds Student Success

Dear McKay Parents and Community,

McKay High School’s vision is “Every student graduates college and career ready.”

I am excited to welcome everyone to the 2018-2019 school year. We have many athletic programs and students that have made tremendous progress this summer, and I look forward to a successful school year.

We believe that students at McKay who are involved in athletics will graduate college and career ready through the development of skills and characteristics that are transferable throughout their lives. Athletics at McKay support students’ development in our core values: leadership, scholarship, and competitiveness.

We believe that as students develop these values, they will become critical thinkers with skills to navigate their lives in a successful manner. Supporting students’ growth in these areas is our priority in McKay Athletics, and the reason for some changes at McKay. We have added an Athletic Leadership and Sports Psychology course that teaches athletes our core values and skills to apply and model those amongst their peers and teammates. We have also worked in collaboration with our head coaches and stakeholders to create our Athletic Success Program where students track attendance, set academic progress goals, and provided access to supports as needed. We believe that as these are monitored, and interventions and supports are provided when necessary, students will become successful and demonstrate continuous growth as critical thinkers and leaders.

We are in need of parent involvement and support to assist in the development of the most positive experiences possible for athletes at McKay. In athletics, we have an opportunity to be involved in our McKay Athletic Booster Club. We are seeking support from parents and community partners that can assist in giving our athletes and programs better opportunities and experiences. The boosters have been highly successful in the past year, as they built a turf facility, are painting the announcing building and track sheds, and are building a new and upgraded entrance to the stadium. All parties interested in joining the booster club or attending meetings should contact the school office or the booster club. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the McKay High School Library.

I am excited to announce our new Athletic School Office Specialist Stephanie Mentado-Hernandez. Stephanie comes to us from McKay’s student services office, as a parent of athletes at McKay, and an advocate for our athletic programs and student athletes. I look forward to her ability to think critically and proactively about athletics and bring a fresh and new perspective to make programs more accessible and systems more supportive for our families and students.

Please do not hesitate to call us at (503)399-3080 to discuss these opportunities in further detail. Thank you for partnering with us, as we continue our journey of success for your student and all of our Royal Scots.
We look forward to seeing you at student events this year. I look forward to a wonderful school year at McKay High School.

Go Scots!

Jerimy Kelley
Assistant Principal
Athletic Director
McKay High School

2018-08-16T10:36:34+00:00August 16th, 2018|

New Athletic Secretary Hired

“Our McKay Athletic Department would like to welcome Stephanie Mentado-Hernandez as our new Athletic Secretary. She has been currently working in the Student Center as a School Office Specialist. Stephanie has been a part of the McKay community for many years and is a great supporter of our school. She currently has 2 boys attending McKay High School and is very active in every aspect of our environment including but not limited to wrestling, football, booster club, and project grad.  Stephanie was born in Salem and graduated from the Teen Parent Program. Despite all odds she continued her education and untimely received a Bachelors in Psychology from Corban University. Her passion is to help mentor and guide students not only to achieve their goals but to believe in themselves no matter what their circumstances are. Stephanie is excited to work with all the amazing students “athletes” and to help them be successful.”

2018-08-09T06:20:27+00:00August 8th, 2018|