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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|

Quarter 3 Schedule Change Requests

Schedule Changes are Limited! Please Read Carefully!

Q3 Schedule Change Requests:

Students, please check your quarter 3 schedule.  You can request a schedule change for errors only.  Errors include: 2 classes in one period, already took the class, missing a class.  Cohorts will not be changed.  This link will remain live from 1/15/21 to 1/22/21.  Please DO NOT email your counselor with a schedule change request.  Please use this link.  Thank you – Go Scots!

2021-01-15T11:56:39-08:00January 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|

Kelsy Oldham Memorial Scholarship

Willamette Valley Road Runners Sponsors the Kelsy Oldham Memorial Scholarship

**Application must be postmarked by Friday, March 12th, 2021

2021-01-05T10:59:09-08:00January 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|

The Renaissance Scholars Program

The Renaissance Scholars Program offers a renewable scholarship for high achieving, first-generation college students with financial need.

2021-01-04T13:49:52-08:00January 4th, 2021|
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