McDaniel Family Newsletter

May 20, 2022

Leodis V. McDaniel High School

A Message from Principal Skyles

Hello McDaniel Families,

This week several Freshman history classes were able to take a field trip to the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Based on the feedback that I heard from students it has been great and we would like to thank the Freshman team for putting this experience together.

Our Spring Sports, Theater, and Music departments finished up the past 2 weeks.. It has been great to watch our athletes, musicians, vocalists, and thespians doing what they love!

The Student Climate Strike is today and I was able to briefly speak with some students about their passion and concern for climate change.

Senior families, there are only 7 more school days after today. Let’s make sure we are finishing strong and let us know if you need any support. If you have questions about any classes, please check in with their Counselor. Here is the list of Counselors & their emails by the last name.

Lastly, Senior families, you should have received a postcard last week that provided information about the last 7 days for your students. We are excited to have our first in-person Senior Celebration in 2 years on Wednesday, June 1st from 6 pm - 7 pm in the gym.

We hope to see our seniors and their families during the celebration, which will include:

  • Scholarship announcements

  • Enlisted student acknowledgment

  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian acknowledgment

  • PPS Award Winners

  • Department Awards

Take care of one another,

Enjoy your weekend!

Adam Skyles

Principal McDaniel High School

McDaniel HS Schedule Week of May 23 - 27

Monday, May 23 - A Day

Tuesday, May 24 - B Day

Wednesday, May 25 - A Day

Thursday, May 26 - B Day

Friday, May 27 - A Day

Countdown to Graduation June 8, 2022 - 2 Weeks!

Link to Important Senior Dates -

The most up-to-date calendar and bell schedule can always be found by going to Trivory:


Join us for the Spring Music Concert at the Hibbard Theatre TONIGHT!

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Saturday School - Tomorrow, May 21st

There is another Saturday School, tomorrow, May 21st. This is another opportunity for students to come in and complete assignments. There will be teachers in the building to help. It will be from 9 am - 12 noon.

All students need to bring their student ID and Chromebooks. They can enter through the front doors of the school.

Youth Mental Health Forum: 5/21

Multnomah County Commissioner Meieran is hosting a Youth Mental Health Forum on Saturday, May 21st, at the DoubleTree in the Lloyd District. This will be an opportunity for youth to gather and share their experiences, needs, and challenges with regard to mental health. As this will likely inform many of Commissioner Meieran's priorities related to youth mental health, it's key that we have voices from all of Multnomah County represented. Event registration is now open for youth attendees and youth volunteers.

Below are direct links to the event page and registration pages.

In terms of structure, much of the event will be in large group and table-top discussions, but will also include affinity spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ youth, a resource fair, as well as mental health professionals on site to support youth who may be triggered during the event.

All event information can be found here:

  • Note: Event registration on website can be found here

Job Opportunity: Sustainable Agriculture Summer Coordinator

The Summer Program Manager is responsible for creating and managing an

enriching 10 week internship and apprenticeship program for 12+ youth and young

adults with the guidance of the CTE Teacher. For details and application instructions, please see this job description.

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Senior Prom - Saturday, May 21st

Our Senior prom is tomorrow: Saturday, May 21st. Here are the details:


Tiffany Center

1410 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205


8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Masks are welcomed and will also be available for students who attend.

Extra Graduation Tickets - Providence Park - June 8, 2022

As a reminder, our graduation celebration is scheduled for June 8th at Providence Park. All of our tickets can only be sent to families electronically - there are no printed tickets. Please note that tickets will not be sent until June 2nd and 3rd.

Please use the link below to complete the form for Extra Tickets.

** All tickets are General admission - this means that your friends and family will be able to choose seats when you get to Providence Park.

** All tickets wiil first sent to one email address and then that person can share them. **

Senior Slideshow - Post Photos

Senior families,

We want to see all those fun photos of you, your friends, and your family throughout the years. Please upload your photos here and tag them accordingly!

Feel free to add a photo from when your student was a baby, in elementary school, or middle school as well as a senior photo.

Please plan to submit these no later than Monday, May 23rd using the link below.

SENIORS! Sign up for the McGrad Party early for more prize opportunities! Registration DUE MAY 27!

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Senior Signing Day, 2022!

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Congratulations, Senior Athletes!

On Wednesday, May 18, McDaniel Athletics recognized our senior athletes who have committed to play sports at their future colleges and universities!

Pictured from left:

Anthony Arcos--football at Pac West Academy

Ava Arias--basketball at Carnegie Mellon University

Lakota Bailey--football at Pac West Academy

Art Leal--Cross Country and Track at Western Colorado University

Jeremya Miller--basketball at Lane Community College

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Moses Farmer--basketball at College of the Sequoias

Hank Kern--baseball at Mt. Hood Community College

Ryan Joseph--football at Pac West Academy

We have enjoyed watching them develop as students and athletes during their years at McDaniel, and we wish them all the best in their future collegiate careers!


Support our McDaniel Field House Fundraiser--special auction items for McDaniel families!

McDaniel Field House fundraiser dinner/auction tickets are closed, but there's still time to bid online for really cool stuff!!

  • There are a couple awesome baskets of items donated by Coach Briley and team supporters.
  • Football coach for a play - a sideline pass for 2 to call the first offensive play of a MHS home football game.
  • Football game ball helpers - 2 individuals will assist the ball cleaner with ensuring footballs are game ready.
  • AND, the cooler with swag, as shown in the picture. Please see the auction site for all pictures and full item descriptions.

Greater Giving is the secure online site where all silent auction items can be found and bid on. Online bidding will be open until approximately 7pm, May 21.


Thank you so much for your support!

SOFTBALL Team Fundraiser! McDaniel Ball Caps!

Get your adjustable McDaniel cap featuring a multicolored embroidered logo! Cost is $25 and benefits the McDaniel Softball team! Orders can be placed using the Google form linked below, and you can pay online! (Or pay in person in the Athletics office, room 118D.) Players will reach out to you to deliver your caps! Go MOUNTAIN LIONS! (Photos of available styles and colors are in the form!)