June 5, 2019
McKay Graduation Day
Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion
Hello McKay Parents and Community,
The spring is an exciting time of the year as we celebrate our students’ accomplishments and begin planning for the coming year. For our seniors and their families, we are excited to be celebrating you all at graduation on Friday, June 8th at 8:00 pm at the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
Our team is working to finalize our planning around this event. There are some adjustments we are required to make this year. This is to meet both facility and safety guidelines for the Pavilion location. We are expecting a large graduating class here at McKay of over 500 students. The Pavilion has a maximum capacity that cannot exceed 5,000 people. The fact is we have outgrown what is currently the largest venue we can rent to hold our graduation ceremony. For the last two years, there have been security and safety concerns because of […]
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