McKay High School Weekly Newsletter

Week of February 6 -- 10

Message from the Admin Team

Welcome to the Second Semester of the school year! This week at McKay we begin our month long celebration of staff. McKay Cares month looks to acknowledge all of the effort and time spent by our staff to make our school great. If you are interested in doing your part, we invite you to email your student's teachers and let them know they are appreciated. We would like to encourage families to continue supporting the school by assuring that your student(s) are attending on time and regularly. This week students will be adjusting to new schedules, we encourage you to ask questions of your student(s) to assure that you are knowledgeable of any changes taking place. Contact the school counselors if you have ongoing concerns regarding your student's academic progress. Let's have a great start to the second half of the school year.

What's in this week's Newsletter

  • Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

  • Safety Updates

  • Counseling Corner

  • Upcoming Events

  • #WeAreRoyalScotsFamily

Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

Another exciting week was had by our Royal Scots, we had students competing all around the state, and even one group outside the state in California. Our programs are great reminders of the importance of getting involved. Below you will see a few highlights of the week, the pictures below tell the greatest story. Enjoy!

Saturday our students competed in our Regional Skills Conference and did quite well, especially for all of them being first year members of FBLA. Below you will see our results which included 7 first place, 2 second place, and 3 third place finishers.

Our Girls wrestling team competed at our Regional tournament for a chance to compete at the State tournament. And these Ladies made history. Not only did they win the tournament overall, going Back-to-Back champions. We also had 11 total Placers, 9 State Qualifiers and 3 Champions. When you see these girls in class or in the hallways be sure to congratulate them on there amazing accomplishments.

The McKay High School Marching Band traveled to San Francisco to show off their skills, this group has grown so much in the past year, there is a lot to be proud of with this group.

Royal Scots Thespians represented once again at the Oregon Thespians Regionals Acting Competition. So proud of all the kids - so many first timers and all good scores - and 7 of the 15 came home State or National qualifiers!

Scots-Appella competed in the ICHSA West Quarterfinal on Friday and placed 1st! They now advance to the Semi-Finals to compete against the top groups on the West Coast.

Last Sunday, January 29th was our annual District Tournament. The top two boys teams and top two girls teams qualify to bowl in the State High School Championships February 25-26.The girl’s team bowled very well and finished in second place. They have qualified to bowl State. Our top bowlers are Rochele Allen, Summer Moore and Kate Hathaway. Rochele was the number two All Star for our District.The boy’s team gave it their all, averaging 150 for 30 games to finish as the fourth highest school in our district. They missed going to State by just a few pins. Our top bowlers are Angel Valdez Ceja, Justin Arnold, Sergio Escorcia and Antonio Arizmendez.

Boys Wrestling Tournament in Sandy, OR last weekend (1/28/23). Our boys took 4th palace overall with Garet Flores taking 1st place in his weight class.

FInally our Boys Basketball continued to show improvement in their games this week, losing a close game vs Corvallis on Tuesday evening. This week the boys teams are at home for games against South Albany and Dallas.

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Counseling Corner

Students: On Monday, February 6th, please ONLY come to the student center for the following reasons:

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-Duplicate class

-Errors (example: "I already took Biology")

-Graduation requirement missing (example: "I am missing my math class")

-Request Aide Request- Juniors & Seniors only (form is required)

Semester 2 Schedule Change Requests Link

Counselors are working through requested schedule changes as fast as possible. Please do not email them asking if they have made the changes you requested.

Upcoming Events

Please check the events calendar linked here.


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