Virtual Student Center on Google classroom

McKay School Counseling Google Classroom

The counseling department has created a virtual Student Center on Google classroom, where you can access resources to help support you, your learning, and your social-emotional needs. We encourage you to log into the classroom and explore the resources available to you and your family. Counselors will be posting weekly tips on self-care, relaxation, & stress management to help you navigate through these difficult & uncertain times. We are here for you.

How to access the McKay School Counseling classroom:

In Google Classroom add a new course with this code: mvirexp

Topics you can find information about in the McKay School Counseling Google classroom includes: 

Coping skills for difficult times
COVID Community Resources-food, shelter, crisis support
Grief, Loss & Depression
Stress management activities
Mindfulness resources & activities
Senior Information
Forecasting Information
Technology support
Oregon CIS

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Current 9th-11th Grade Online Forecasting information

Please utilize the following resources to navigate online forecasting:

Simply click the links below, or open the attachments.

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2020-21 McKay Freshmen Forecasting Information

20-21 Future Freshman Forecasting Sheet- Incoming freshman please utilize this worksheet to help you select courses for next school year.

20-21 Grade Elective Sheet- Incoming freshman please use this as a reference for courses you may sign up for next year. More information regarding these courses can be found in the course catalogue.

20-21 Course Catalogue (Registration Bulletin)- This houses everything from graduation requirements, course offerings and more.

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Survey for 2020-21 McKay Freshmen

Students, please take this survey ONLY if you are wanting to take Japanese, Spanish, or PE by Proficiency as a 9th grader.

Click here for the survey.

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What We Do

What McKay Counselors Do

high school students studying in a school library

Academic Support

Assisting students to succeed in the classroom.

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Resources (Mentoring and Tutoring)
  • Study Skills
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Graduation Tracking
  • Scheduling and forecasting
  • 504 Plan Coordination
college application

College & Career Readiness

Provide support and resources for students for life after high school.

  • Assisting with College Applications
  • College Research
  • Career Research
  • FAFSA Support
  • Scholarships
  • Letters of Recommendation
group of students talking in a support group

Social / Emotional

Assist students in a variety of social emotional needs. While we are not licensed therapists, we are trained to support students with a variety of needs.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Social Skills Development
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Harm/Suicidal Idealization
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity

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Who We Are

McKay High School Counselors

9th Grade Counselors


Joshua LaneA – Le
About Josh Lane
Sydney PirasLo – Z
About Sydney Piras

10th Grade Counselors


Merri Bath-McDonaldAlpha A – L
About Merri Bath-McDonald
Dawn PiersmaAlpha M – Z
About Dawn Piersma

11th Grade Counselors


Jennifer StrongAlpha A – Fu
About Jennifer Strong
Virginia Antunez Alpha G – Me
About Virginia Antunez
Lonnie Duran Alpha Mi-Z
About Lonnie Duran

12th Grade Counselors


Jennifer StrongAlpha A – Gan
About Jennifer Strong
Virginia AntunezAlpha Gar – Ma
About Virginia Antunez
Dawn PiersmaAlpha Mb – Pa
About Dawn Piersma
Lonnie Duran Alpha Pe-Z
About Lonnie Duran
Ronnie BrooksParent Outreach Coordinator

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