McKay High School Weekly Newsletter

Week of November 14 --- 18

A Message from the Admin Team

As you might have heard last week was a historical one here at McKay High School. For the first time in school history our Boys Soccer team captured a state title at the 5A classification. Alongside that major accomplishment the school's Marching Band competed at the state level for the first time in many years. This is an example of the importance that our extra curricular programs have on our students. As we enter our Winter Season please contact the school if you have questions regarding opportunities for your student(s) to get involved. Great things continue to take place here at McKay -- thank you to all of you for the support!

Shoutouts (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

As previously stated out Boys Soccer team capped off an already successful season with a State Championship on Saturday morning at Hillsboro Stadium. Our Royal Scots defeated the West Albany Bulldogs 2-1. Below you will read All-League Awards that were handed out the past week.

The Royal Scots have received a nimber of all-league honors this season:

Honorable Mention: Ian Gomez, Sixto Chavez

Second Team: Cesar Velasquez, Musa Jallow, Mikey Garcia

First Team: Luis Camacho, David Garcia, Sergio Ruiz, Abdoulie Jallow and goalkeeper Diego Garibay (We filled in 5 spots out of 11)

Coach of the year: Juan Llamas

Most Valuable Player Of The Year: Diego Garibay

At the same time we completed our Fall season with our McKay High School Family Banquet. Below you will see pictures of that special night. Again, thank you to all of our supporters as well as those who make sacrifices so that our students have these opportunities.

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Safety Updates

Santiam Testing Program

The K-12 COVID-19 Weekly Screening Program is a free and optional program for students to screen for COVID-19 with a saliva sample. You can opt-in and opt-out at any time, consent forms are available in multiple languages. Participation is not required each week but it is strongly encouraged. By screening for COVID-19 weekly we are able to reduce outbreaks by catching positive cases early, especially for asymptomatic individuals. By doing this, we can keep schools open, children in school, and parents in work.

Opt-in by clicking here.

Counseling Corner

Seniors: Josten’s will be here Tuesday, November 15 to collect cap and gown packets and payments. Please also make sure you’ve voted for your favorite class motto:

Project Grad invitation

The McKay Project Grad is a non-profit organization made up of past, present, and future parents of McKay students. The purpose of the group is to fundraise and plan for the Senior Class Graduation Party. If you are interested in volunteering or being involved to provide our Seniors with a memorable graduation event, please contact

Upcoming Events

Please check the events calendar linked here.

  • Family-School Relationships Survey is LIVE: (already 1000+ responses) Closes Friday November 18th

Fall 2022: SKPS Family-School Relationships Survey ParentSquare Message & Survey Link

Superintendent Survey

Aspiring Educator Event

Chemeketa and WESD are hosting an Aspiring Educator event on November 15th from 4-6 pm. This event will support our classified staff, high school students, and career changers interested in becoming licensed teachers.

Chemeketa Resources for Future Educators

Shape Oregon's Future

Please click here for more information!


Alumni Invitation and Contact info

The purpose of the project is to enable current and recently graduated students to connect with successful alumni, as well as foster a community in which alumni can stay engaged with each other. There are a lot of interesting stories coming from our alumni, which can be seen on our display in the new commons. To find out more or to get involved please see MCKAYALUMNI.ORG.

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