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Family Night Juniors and Seniors


  • Learn about the different types of funding for college & trade schools
  • Explore scholarship websites & begin the application process


  • Scholarship Searching
  • FASFA Completion
  • ORSAA Completion
  • OR Promise
2017-11-21T14:46:16+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Attending Pacific University?

All seniors in high school who attend a Senior Preview Scholarship Day will earn an annual $1,000 tuition scholarship at Pacific University Oregon (total of $4,000 over 4 years).  RSVP  today! In order to earn the scholarship, you must apply and be admitted to Pacific.

2017-11-28T09:12:07+00:00 November 28th, 2017|

Avid 9th Graders Visit George Fox College

On November 15, 2017, fifty AVID 9th graders from McKay visited George Fox University. They had the opportunity meet with an admissions representative, who went to GFU. They asked insightful questions about financial aid and what the community energy/atmosphere is like at George Fox. Then they met their tour guide and experienced the school for themselves. They learned about everything from dorm life, to study abroad, to engineering classes, and a campus-wide lip sync battle. Finally, our students ended their trip with an opportunity see what a college style cafeteria and common area was like. Some even sampled the food. Our kids walked away excited about what their future holds and positively impacted by their visit. 

2017-12-27T08:02:34+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Principal’s Update November 15, 2017


Hello McKay Community:

I wanted to be sure to follow up regarding the incident this morning whereby McKay High School was identified in a graffiti threat up in Keizer.  Student and staff safety is always our top priority and, as a result, we err on the side of safety if there is any possibility of a dangerous situation.  We have worked closely with both the Salem and Keizer Police and our Security Department to ensure all students and staff were safe during this time.   Thankfully, we have never had a serious incident.

While today has not been a typical day at our school, I want to commend our community for how we came together during this situation.  We do not take threats lightly.  I appreciate everyone involved who took steps to keep our students, staff and community safe.  Again, school safety is a team effort and we appreciated the cooperation of students, staff, parents and police.

The Keizer Police are still investigating the graffiti, and if anyone has any tips, please call 503-390-3713 or email  Individuals can remain anonymous.  Reference Keizer Police Department Incident #17-4776.

Rob Schoepper
McKay High School


15 de noviembre del 2017

Saludos comunidad de McKay:

Quiero asegurarme de mantener un seguimiento respecto al incidente de esta mañana en donde la Escuela Preparatoria McKay fue identificada en una amenaza hecha en un grafiti en el área de Keizer. Nuestra mayor prioridad es la seguridad de los estudiantes y del personal docente, y como resultado, preferimos ser precavidos en caso de que exista la posibilidad de una situación peligrosa. Hemos trabajado tanto con la policía de Salem como con la de Keizer, y con nuestro propio departamento de seguridad, para garantizar que todos los estudiantes y el personal docente estén a salvo. Afortunadamente, nunca hemos tenido un incidente serio.

A pesar de que hoy no ha sido un día típico en nuestra escuela, quiero elogiar a nuestra comunidad por la forma en la que nos unimos durante esta situación. No tomamos las amenazas a la ligera. Me siento muy agradecido por todos los participantes quienes tomaron la iniciativa para mantener a los estudiantes, personal y a la comunidad a salvo. Nuevamente, la seguridad de la escuela es un trabajo en equipo y agradecemos la cooperación de los estudiantes, personal, padres y de la policía.

La policía de Keizer aún está investigando el grafiti y si alguien tiene alguna información al respecto, por favor, llame al 503-390-3713 o escriba a  La identidad de los informantes permanecerá anónima. Llame al Departamento de Policía de Keizer y utilice el número de incidente 17-4776.


Rob Schoepper
Escuela Preparatoria McKay

2017-11-16T07:30:36+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Principal Update: November 2017

Hello McKay Community,

Our vision – ‘Every student graduates college and career ready.’

It is hard to believe we are into November.  It feels like yesterday when we met with our incoming freshman on the first day of school.  These students are now almost a third of the way into their first year here at McKay.  I have been impressed with our student body.  They are showing up to school, working hard both academically and in extracurricular activities.   Likewise, our staff is continuing to work collaboratively on implementing instructional strategies we identify as WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading).  By providing our students access to these college and career readiness strategies our students are developing skills to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, along with the ability to collaborate as part of a team.  We know these skills are essential to their success in college or careers.

Here are few November reminders for our McKay community:

  1. Please remember that we are hosting the ‘McKay Area Bond Listening and Learning Forum’ on Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 pm.  Parents and student in our McKay High School Feeder and any interested staff and community members are invited to attend this event.  This is an opportunity for our community to learn and share about needs of our schools along with how the proposed bond measure would address these needs.  Please call me directly here at McKay if you have questions at 503.399.3080.
  2. On Monday, November 20th in the evening and all day Tuesday, November 21st will be having our fall Student Led Conferences. These are opportunities for our students to share their course progress and goals, discussing overall strengths and weaknesses and answering questions posed by parents or guardians.  Please note that these Student Led Conferences are a requirement to receive credit in CCR class (College and Career Readiness Advisory Classes).  Both our students and staff have been working hard in preparation for these conferences.  We hope to see you there.

Go Scots!

Rob Schoepper
McKay High School

2017-11-14T10:53:22+00:00 November 14th, 2017|

District Bond Listening & Learning Session – Nov. 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm at McKay

The School Board has voted to place a general obligation bond on the May 2018 ballot for our community to consider.

Parents of students in the McKay High School feeder system and interested community members are invited to attend a special Listening and Learning forum on Thursday, November 16th, from 6 to 7:30 pm at McKay High School.

We hope you will attend to learn and share about the needs of our schools, and how the proposed bond measure would address those needs.

For more information about this event, please visit the district website or call 503-399-3038.

2017-11-14T10:10:17+00:00 November 13th, 2017|