McDaniel Family Newsletter

May 14, 2021

McDaniel High School (formerly Madison High School)

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A Message from Principal Skyles

Hello, McDaniel families,

The Countdown to the end of the school year has started! The last day of school for seniors is June 3rd and the last day for 9th - 11th graders is on June 11th.

The Quarter 4 Progress reports can now be viewed in ParentVue and StudentVue. You should also have received a printed copy of the Progress Report. If you have questions about a grade, please reach out to the teacher (s) for your students. Here is a link to the list of McDaniel teachers and their email addresses:

As a reminder, if you need to report an absence for your student there are two options:

You can now email the attendance office at You can email or call (503)916-5220 option 2 -- twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week! Please include your child's first and last name, student ID#, and the date of the absence.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Principal Skyles

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Class of 2021 - Family Survey, Important Dates and Reminders

Did you miss our Virtual Senior Family Night on May 12th?

Please click on the link to complete this short Class of 2021 survey:

It will let the school know if your student plans to attend the Graduation Ceremony on June 9th (Providence Park) and the email address where the link for graduation tickets can be sent when seniors come to check out. Tickets can only be sent to ONE email address.

Good news - each family will be able to get 6 tickets!! The number just increased today!

If you missed your cap and gown pick up, you can stop by Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3:30 pm and a staff member can grab it for you.

If you didn't order a cap and gown and still need to - please complete this survey:

Here are a few important upcoming dates to keep in mind.

  • May 24th - May 28th - Initial Return Technology, Books, Equipment (AP students have an extension)
  • May 25th - Senior Photo due for Yearbook
  • June 3rd - Senior Check-Out, Graduation Tickets, Honors Cords, & Senior Final Grades Due, & Senior Last Day
  • June 9th - Graduation Ceremony at Providence Park - 7:30 pm (students and families arrive at 6:30)

If you have questions, send an email to Cecilia Hornbuckle at or call 5-3-916-5220 extension 86407. Please be sure to include the first and last name of your student.

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McDaniel High School Mascot Survey - Please Vote!

Hey, McDaniel community! After thousands of votes, you selected the Mountain Lions for our mascot, now is the time to select the look and feel that represents us! Mountain Lions have grace, strength, courage, power, intelligence, and fierceness! The combination of these characteristics, our CREED values, and your comments have inspired the designs we are presenting to you today.

Now is the time to choose the one that best exemplifies our new identity at McDaniel High School.

Survey responses will be collected until 7:00 pm Monday, May 17, 2021. Only one vote per community member.

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Vaccine Updates from PPS as of May 10, 2021

  • May 10 Update: Reminder, COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Students 16+

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    Dear PPS High School Families,

    This is a reminder that COVID-19 vaccinations are available again this Wednesday, May 12 at the Oregon Convention Center for students 16 and older and their family members. Older students are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, with any student ages 12 and up able to get vaccinated starting May 13.

    To reserve a vaccination appointment, please click here to access the appointment form.

    If you or your student would like a ride to and from the Convention Center on Wednesday, please indicate where asked on the form. We will depart from the following schools, but your student does not have to attend any of these schools to be eligible for transportation.

    Shuttles depart Wednesday as follows:

    Like last week, we will have PPS staff at the Convention Center to help get you set up and answer any questions you might have.

    This is a great way to get vaccinated; we hope you take advantage of this opportunity!

  • Roosevelt – 8:35 a.m.
    McDaniel @ Marshall – 9:00 a.m.
    Alliance @ Meek – 9:05 a.m.
    Franklin – 9:40 a.m.
    Wells-Barnett – 10:15 a.m.