Principal Update January 2018 English/Spanish

01.11.2018

Hello McKay Community,

It was nice welcoming our community back from the long winter break last week. We have successfully transitioned back into learning here at McKay High School. As I have visited classrooms and have conferenced with both students and staff, our community is working hard to prepare for semester one finals here at the end of the month. We ask that you continue to conference with your student regarding assignments and activities. Likewise, please remember that if students need additional support, we provide after-school tutoring in our library every day until 5:00 pm. Teachers are also available to meet directly with both students and families.

Before the winter break, we hosted a McKay-area community meeting to review facility needs as well as projected enrollment numbers. We also reviewed the initial conceptual design for McKay High School, which will address these needs. I appreciated all the McKay community who came to our meeting to hear about this and to provide input into the process. For those of you who could not make it, I am attaching this information to review. Please know that I am happy to discuss this information with you at any time. Please call the office directly at 503.399.3080.

We appreciate the partnership and support here at McKay High School as we continue to move our school closer to our vision of ‘Every student graduates college and career ready.’

Rob Schoepper

Principal, McKay High School

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11 de enero de 2018

Estimada comunidad de McKay:
Nos dio mucho placer darle la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad luego de las largas vacaciones invernales. La transición a las clases diarias ha sido exitosa en la Escuela Preparatoria McKay. En mis visitas a las aulas y en las conversaciones con el personal y con los alumnos, me he dado cuenta de que la comunidad se esfuerza al máximo por prepararse para los exámenes finales del semestre, los cuales se harán a fines del presente mes. Les pedimos que sigan al tanto de las tareas de clase y de las actividades estudiantiles. Asimismo, por favor, recuerden que, si el alumno necesita apoyo complementario, en la escuela damos tutoría diaria en la biblioteca después de clase hasta las 5 de la tarde. Los maestros también están en la mejor disposición de reunirse con los alumnos y las familias cuando sea necesario.

Antes de las vacaciones invernales, celebramos una reunión con la comunidad que vive en la zona de asistencia de McKay para conversar sobre las necesidades de la escuela, la proyección de la matrícula y el diseño conceptual de la Escuela Preparatoria McKay. Les damos las gracias a los miembros de la comunidad que acudieron a la reunión para expresar sus opiniones sobre estos asuntos. En beneficio de los que no asistieron a la reunión, adjunto dicha información a la presente carta. Por favor, tengan la certeza de que estoy a la disposición de ustedes para conversar en cualquier momento sobre los temas que tratamos en la reunión. Por favor, llamen a la oficina al teléfono 503.399.3080.

Agradecemos la colaboración y el apoyo de todos en la Preparatoria McKay mientras continuamos trabajando a fin de hacer realidad nuestra divisa: “Todos los alumnos se graduarán listos para la Universidad y para la vida profesional”.

Rob Schoepper

Director de la Escuela Preparatoria McKay

 

2018-01-16T08:29:47+00:00 January 16th, 2018|

McKay Honors Students for Good Attendance

On Friday, December 15th, McKay High School honored approximately 400 students for having 98% attendance or above throughout the first 55 days of school.  Through a tremendous, coordinated effort between our CCR teachers, PBIS team, school staff, and administrators, we were able to recognize our Royal Scots who’ve demonstrated an excellent commitment to their education.

Our celebration included snacks donated by our local Roth’s Fresh Market, a heart warming, holiday performance by our choir students, as well as a motivation address by Mr. Patrick Schrader.  We would like to thank everyone who had a hand in making this celebration a success for our community.

2018-01-05T07:41:29+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Immunization Opportunities at McKay – January 17

Lancaster Family Health clinic staff have scheduled several school sites to provide immunizations for students that are out of compliance and facing potential exclusion in February. They are teaming with District nurses to come to McKay on Wednesday January 17th at 12:00 pm. Contact the office with any questions.

2017-12-15T15:16:15+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

French Club Visits Art Santuary

The French Club made its annual visit to the Art Sanctuary Ceramics studio to fuse French cultural tradition and clay sculpture! 

For the afternoon the French students turned into a Santonnier (maker of Santons). Santons, or “little saints”, are small hand-painted clay nativity scene figurines originally produced in the Provence region of southeastern France. They depict scenes from everyday village life from the scissors grinder, the fishwife, and chestnut seller.

The students were engaged and had a great time bonding while learning about French through a different media and experience. 

2017-12-05T16:55:25+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

U of O Opportunities Program -Jan. 31 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM /La Universidad de Oregon el miércoles, 31 de enero del 2018 de 5:30 a 7:30 pm

The University of Oregon in collaboration with Salem-Keizer Public Schools invite ALL Latino students and their parents to the Opportunities program event on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Waldo Middle School. This is a great opportunity for students to get answers to their questions about the preparation process for higher education including practical tips to build their profile while in middle school or high school for admissions and scholarship purposes. They can also learn about financial aid and scholarships opportunities to pay for college, important deadlines and all college related questions. Students will have the opportunity to interact with University of Oregon college students from similar backgrounds and learn about their college experience. Parents also have the unique opportunity to learn how to support their students to prepare and pursue higher education. Free dinner is provided so students and parents can attend. We look forward to seeing you on January 31 and please contact Lupe Mora at 503-399-3215 or the University of Oregon Opportunities team at 541-346-1067, opportunities@uoregon.edu with any questions.
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La Universidad de Oregon en colaboración con las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer invitamos a todos los estudiantes latinos y sus familias al Programa Oportunidades el miércoles, 31 de enero del 2018 de 5:30 a 7:30 pm en Waldo Middle School. Esta es una gran oportunidad para que los estudiantes obtengan respuestas a sus preguntas sobre el proceso de preparación para la educación superior incluyendo consejos prácticos para construir su perfil estudiantil durante secundaria o preparatoria para propósitos de admisiones y becas. También pueden aprender sobre oportunidades de becas y asistencia financiera para pagar la universidad, plazos importantes y todas las preguntas relacionadas con la universidad. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de interactuar con estudiantes universitarios de la Universidad de Oregon y aprender sobre su experiencia. Los padres también tienen la oportunidad única de aprender cómo apoyar a sus estudiantes para prepararlos y apoyarlos para sus estudios superiores. Cena gratuita es proporcionada para que los estudiantes y los padres puedan asistir. Esperamos verlos el 31 de enero y si tienen preguntas comuníquense con Lupe Mora al 503-399-3215 o a la Universidad de Oregon con el Equipo del Programa Oportunidades al 541-346-1067, Opportunities@uoregon.edu

2017-12-05T16:43:34+00:00 December 5th, 2017|