McKay Delegates Elected to Offices During YMCA Virtual Event

Oregon YMCA Youth & Government Preleg Event took place on January 9, 2021….virtually.

The event brought together over 50 student delegates representing high schools from Sherwood to Albany. McKay’s delegation is a small but might group and two delegates were elected to offices.

Cleome Jones will serve as the Secretary of the Senate and Anastasia Bogdanich will serve as the Reading Clerk of the Senate when the 75th Oregon YMCA Youth and Government Legislative Session convenes February 18-20, 2021. The event will be held virtually, since the pandemic has made the Oregon Capitol unavailable. Even though they can’t be in the capitol, the delegates will work in committees and on the virtual floor of the House and Senate to discuss measures they believe will enhance life for Oregonians.

Congratulations to Cleome and Anastasia. Go Scots!

For more information about the Youth and Government program, go to the website.

2021-01-15T16:13:35-08:00January 15th, 2021|

McKay High School Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Team Wins $15,000

McKay High School has been selected as one of the 2020-2021 #SamsungSolve Semi-Finalists! The group of 9 students below were just awarded $15,000 and made it to the next round of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition.

Objective of the Project: 

We will invent a solution for farmers and their employees to be more efficient when hand picking blueberries. Through continued interviews with workers and managers we have identified three possible solutions. The first is an automated bucket that will sort out the green berries, leaves, and debris from the blueberries ready to be sent to the canaries for packaging. The second is a small mobile conveyor and sorting system that can easily be used by workers to save time walking the fields back to the main weigh and sorting station each time their bucket is filled. The third is a berry catching skirt that will save produce from falling to the ground and being wasted.

Moving forward the students will interview farmers to see what solution would have the biggest impact. They will then do small scale prototyping and testing their designs. We will do this remotely using 3D modeling software and electronic kits that students will have access to at their homes. After prototyping these solutions will be then taken back for review with the workers and farmers in the community. We will then build a real-world prototype that can be tested in the field.

The students will work to invent a solution and put together a video presentation for submission in March.

A huge congratulations to these students for their work and success!

Tyler Cota 11
Idalyne Giron 11
Ethan Miranda 11
Huyen Nhu Nguyen 11
Inna Nykyforova 11
Ricardo Ochoa 12
Lesly Rojas 12
Oscar Rojas-Caloca 09
Bianca Sanchez 10

2021-01-15T15:40:32-08:00January 15th, 2021|

McKay News for January 12-15

Hear ye Hear ye…McKay News is here for the week!

2021-01-11T08:09:27-08:00January 12th, 2021|

Virtual College Fair January 14, 2021

Oregon Transfer Days – Your chance to explore options with community colleges and 4 year universities.

OTD Flier 1-21

The web address for the event is:


2021-01-11T14:25:29-08:00January 11th, 2021|

Free English Essentials Classes-La Escuela Preparatoria McKay ahora les ofrece clase de inglés gratis

¿Quiere aprender o mejorar su inglés? ¡Buenas noticias! La Escuela Preparatoria McKay ahora les ofrece clase de inglés gratis. Los invitamos a inscribirse en línea para poder participar en las clases. Las clases comenzarán el 11 de enero continuarán los lunes y martes de 6:00 a 8:00 de la tarde.  Este año las clases se llevarán a cabo virtualmente a través de la aplicación de zoom de su computadora o teléfono celular.  Por favor de llenar esta solicitud y la coordinadora Dorothy Stanton estará en contacto contigo. Si tiene alguna pregunta o para más información favor de llamar a Dorothy Stanton al 971-704-7617 o 503-399-3080.  Siga el link para llenar la solicitud.

Do you want to learn or improve your English?  Good news!  McKay High School now offers free English class.  We invite you to enroll online for you to participate in the classes.  Classes will begin on this coming Monday, January 11th and will be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00p.m.  This year the classes will be held virtually through the zoom app on your computer or cell phone.  Please fill out the below online application.  If you have any questions or for more information, please call Dorothy Stanton at 971-704-7617 or 503-399-3080.

Follow the below link to enroll in the classes.

2021-01-07T16:27:53-08:00January 8th, 2021|

January “Family Night” is Jan 12 & 13 after CCR

College Planning: Class of 2021


Tuesday, January 12 at 10:10 AM


Wednesday, January 13 at 10:10 AM

From Admission Letter to Beginning College Classes

Essential steps to be ready for college

Setting up college Accounts, understanding Financial Aid Award Letters, choosing housing, college orientations and registration for college classes can all be a little confusing.

In collaboration, Admissions Teams have come together to highlight important information as you walk through the process and explain what you MUST know to be ready for College!


2021-01-05T16:01:15-08:00January 5th, 2021|

Happy New Year! McKay News for Jan 5-8, 2021

Welcome to 2021! Enjoy the first edition of McKay News for 2021.

2021-01-04T07:45:50-08:00January 5th, 2021|

Free Drive-Through Vaccine Clinic Jan. 16-18, 2021

WVP Health Authority will be hosting a 3 day free vaccine/immunization drive-through event.

2021-01-04T09:31:52-08:00January 4th, 2021|

Superintendent Perry’s update about athletics and CDL | Actualización del la Superintendente Perry Sobre Atletismo y CDL

Hello Salem-Keizer Families,

First, some good news. We are planning to return to outdoor athletics in January. For students involved, coaches will be reaching out during the first week of January with details on athletics that qualify, including schedules. While we are excited about this, we were really excited about having students back in school.

Each week, the metrics in Marion County continue to rise. Recent numbers are over 600/100,000, so as it looks like right now, we won’t be able to start blended learning in February for students, K-12. Meanwhile, the district will continue to monitor metrics over the break and keep you updated if anything changes.

Please know, we are eager to see your kids in school when the metrics improve, and we need everyone’s help. Please remember to wear a face covering, socially distance, avoid large gatherings and continue to follow the guidance from our state.

My best to you all for a safe and enjoyable winter break.

Christy Perry
Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Saludos, familias de Salem-Keizer:

Primeramente, les tenemos buenas noticias. Estamos planeando regresar a los deportes al aire libre en enero. Para los estudiantes que participan en los deportes, los entrenadores se comunicarán durante la primera semana de enero con detalles sobre los deportes que califican y los horarios. Si bien estamos entusiasmados con esto, estamos realmente emocionados de tener estudiantes de regreso en la escuela.

Cada semana en el condado de Marion, los índices continúan aumentando. Las cifras recientes superan los 600 casos por cada 100.000 personas, por lo que parece que en este momento no podremos comenzar el aprendizaje combinado en febrero para los estudiantes del kínder al 12º grado. Mientras tanto, el distrito continuará monitoreando los índices durante las vacaciones de invierno y los mantendrá actualizados en el caso de cualquier cambio.

Por favor, sepa que estamos entusiasmados por ver a sus estudiantes en la escuela cuando mejoren los índices y necesitamos la ayuda de todos. Por favor recuerde usar una mascarilla o protección facial, distanciamiento social, evite reuniones numerosas y continúe siguiendo las normativas de nuestro estado.

Mis mejores deseos para que todos ustedes disfruten unas vacaciones de invierno seguras y agradables.

Christy Perry
Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer

2021-01-11T11:49:30-08:00December 17th, 2020|

Grade 9-11 Royal Scots – Important survey for you! Complete by 1/4/21

We need your input about access to advanced classes.

EOS Student survey link

   Thank you!


What is it?

Equal Opportunity Schools is a system for ensuring that minoritized populations have access to Advanced Placement content and courses.  The EOS survey takes about 40 minutes and can be taken in chunks rather than all at one time.  The survey is for students in grades 9-11.

Why is it important?

EOS is important because it leverages the opportunities to support student access.  The data students share with us helps strengthen our programs and efforts toward providing further access to advanced  courses.

2020-12-15T10:18:15-08:00December 15th, 2020|
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