McKay High School Weekly Newsletter

Week of May 17 -- 21

Message from the Admin Team

Spring is in full swing, this past week several of our activities saw action. One thing that we know is participation in extracurricular activities builds teamwork, communication, relationships, and a sense of belonging, all of which help students to develop socially and be successful in school. Participation in extracurricular activities demonstrates the importance of community involvement. We appreciate all of the efforts made by our students to get involved and encourage parents to continue to find ways to keep your students active.

What's in this Newsletter?

  • Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

  • Upcoming Events

  • Counseling Corner

  • #WeAreRoyalScotsFamily

Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

Friday, April 7, we recognized three of our students (Speech and Debate leaders) at the East Salem Rotary Club luncheon. (Picture Below)

This last week (4/6-8) McKay’s FBLA Chapter was able to attend the State Business Leadership Conference in Portland. Our students competed alongside 1,300 others from around the state in various business events, attended workshops, and heard from a keynote speaker. This was a great experience for our students all of which are first year members. You can see the results below and pictures from the event attached.

We have four students who qualified for Nationals in Atlanta which are deciding if they will attend. (Pictures and Winners Names Below)

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McKay Drama Students at State Competition

McKay has a plethora of reasons to be proud of our Theatre Department. This weekend, Royal Scots Theatre showed up, in all the ways possible, at the Oregon Thespians State Festival.

Thirty-one of our students participated. They attended workshops from field professionals, watched high quality shows from schools around the state, and even had a visit from Miss Oregon!

Here are the highlights as they relate to McKay.

  • Our Small Group Musical team competed in the final round and was def the crowd favorite. They will be moving on to Nationals to represent McKay in June. Cast: Emilio Zepeda, Ashton McCuen, Sam Riberas, Alec Salgado, Josh Jennings, Stacy Bogdanich.
  • Jacky Diaz Parra competed in Sound Design and earned a superior, allowing her to move on to Nationals.
  • 10 junior and senior Scots auditioned for 20 colleges.
  • Our 1-Act, “Family by the Numbers” won Chapter Select, the only school selected to represent Oregon at Nationals. Cast: Ashton McCuen, Alice Rutheford, Josh Jennings, Sam Riberas, Shawn Hall.
  • McKay’s Technicians won second place (a school record) in the Tech Challenge, they may also compete at Nationals. Team: Fatima Ramos Arredondo, May Disselbrett, Gio Torres, Anthony Del Rayo Larios, Ash Quintanilla, Jacky Diaz Parra.
  • Jasmine Rosales-Gomez led the first ever BIPOC One-Act, created and performed by our Thespians of color. Many McKay students participated, as well.
  • Cast members of our winter musical, Disney’s Descendants, were selected to perform parts of the show at the “Pieces of Production” exhibition. Their Q&A went over double time with questions and comments from the crowd.
  • McKay Alumni Fausto Ramos (2009) taught a Hip-Hop dance workshop.
  • Stacy Bogdanich performed in the All-State Musical Theatre Performance, which was choreographed by McKay Dance and Math teacher, Emily York.
  • Alantha Newton was selected to participate in the State 24-hr Theatre project, creating, rehearsing and performing a 10-minute play in less than 24 hours.
  • Jasmine Rosales-Gomez elected to a SECOND term as State Thespian Officer, the student branch of leadership for Oregon Thespians.

Upcoming Events

Please check the events calendar linked here.

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Counseling Corner

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