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