McDaniel Family Newsletter

June 7, 2022

Leodis V. McDaniel High School

A Message from Principal Skyles

Hello McDaniel Families,

We look forward to celebrating with seniors and their families on Wednesday during graduation!

As we finish up our last week, please take a moment to sit down with your student and review Canvas and Synergy and talk about what areas they are focusing on this week. We have FLEX every day this week at the end of school for students to access their teachers, to work on finishing up projects in classes, and to use the time to study in groups for any final exams.

Every student should have a plan for how they will utilize their time this week. We will also have several options for students who currently have an NP and need a little more time next week in completing their path to credit work. Students will be contacted by teachers who will be invited to come in and complete their path to credit. If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your student’s teacher and/or counselor.

If your student has a NG please reach out to your student’s counselor to talk about summer scholars.

Please let us know if you need any support this week or have any questions.

Adam Skyles

Principal McDaniel High School

McDaniel HS Schedule Week of June 6 - 10

Monday, June 6 - A Flex Day

Tuesday, May 31- B Flex Day

Wednesday, June 1 - FINALS: class periods 1, 2, 4, flex

Thursday, June 2 - FINALS: class periods 5, 6, 8, flex

Friday, June 3 - FINALS: class periods 3, 7, flex

Graduation June 8, 2022

Link to Important Senior Dates -

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


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IMPORTANT: Graduation Ticket Update

McDaniel HS Seniors and families,

Our team is working hard to ensure that students are academically cleared. Each Counselor must review the final grades for each senior one by one. There are still a few teachers entering their grades.

Our goal is to start sending out tickets by this afternoon and Monday, June 6th at the latest. If there is an error with any email addresses someone from McDaniel will give you a call.

The first 10 tickets and extra tickets will be sent out at the same time. Also, at this point, we can only give out an additional 10 tickets.

The tickets will be sent to the one email address provided by families. Please note that they will come from Seat Geek and be electronic. A Seat Geek account is required.

Here are some helpful links for accessing your tickets.

Creating a Seat Geek Account:

Viewing Your E-Tickets:

Sending E-Tickets:

We appreciate your patience.

Graduation Day Reminders

o Please continue to check the Trivory app and McDaniel website for updates leading up to the Graduation ceremony.

o Electronic graduation tickets will be sent by June 4th to the email address provided. They will come from Seat Geek.

o Providence Park requires tickets to be shown on a cell phone – they cannot be printed out.

o All graduation tickets will be General admission so families can choose their own seat. Children under 3 do not need a ticket.

o McDaniel class of 2022 students should arrive between 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm – this gives them time to get lined up for the ceremony.

o Each student should bring their Cap, Gown, Cords, and Stole with them to Providence Park and wear comfortable shoes.

o The McGrad Night Party buses will be leaving from Lincoln High School.


Call the main office between 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Monday – Friday) – 503-916-5220.

Parking information:

Providence Park does not allow helium balloons, aerosol cans, weapons of any kind - including pocket knives, pepper spray, stun guns, concealed weapons (even with a concealed weapons permit).

See you on Wednesday evening!

Student Yearbooks are here!

Students who pre-purchased yearbooks may pick them up at the Bookkeeper's office (room 114) at lunchtime or after school.

Unfortunately, our supply of extra yearbooks is sold out.

Prom Pics!

Shout out to parent Julie Carter and our own Clint Harpster for their work on providing these awesome photos from our 2022 PROM! These are FREE to anyone to download and make prints! You all look marvelous!

Julie Carter's Candids -

Harpster's non-border photos (for prints) -

Harpster's fancy borders (for prints) -

The Cully Neighborhood Bike Fair at Rigler Elementary: Sunday, June 12

The Cully Neighborhood Bike Fair at Rigler Elementary is a free family-friendly event!

Register Here

When: Sunday, June 12 from 1-4pm

Where: Rigler Elementary: 5401 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97218

Activities are FREE and there’s something for everyone, including:

· Biking lessons for children: with activities to learn about bike safety skills

· Learn to Ride Class for adults: just starting out on a bike

· Quick-fix Bike Repair: to make sure your bike is rolling smoothly and safely

· BIKETOWN: sign up table, Portland’s electric-assist shared bike program

This Neighborhood Bike Fair is a great way to get yourself, your family, and your bike ready for the Cully Sunday Parkways on June 26.

Spanish Version:

¡Únase a esta Feria de Bicicletas GRATIS y para toda la familia!
Inscríbase aquí

Cuándo: Sábado 12 de junio, 1-4 PM

Dónde: Escuela Rigler: 5401 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97218

Las actividades son GRATIS y hay algo para todos, incluyendo:

Talleres para niñes con actividades sobre la seguridad en bicicleta.

Talleres para adultos que estan empezando a andar

Reparaciones rápidas para bicicletas – asegúrarse de que su bici esté lista para montar

BIKETOWN - registración fácil para el programa de bicicletas eléctricas compartidas de Portland.

Esta Feria de Bicicletas es una excelente manera de preparar a toda la familia para a andar en bici este verano. Y marquen su calendario por que Sunday Parkways regresará a Cully el 26 de junio.


McDaniel Business Classes Sweep at State Competition!

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On May 25th, five teams from McDaniel's business program were invited to compete in the Oregon TIE Young Entrepreneur's business pitch competition. We swept the podium! Phone Phreaks were the champions and they are now preparing for the International competition. In the photo above from left to right, we have team Friends in Need (Brenda Hernandez-Rangel, Marin Holloway, Juleena Pham, and Rosemary Truong), ENGames (Huong Chau, Luna Cummins, and Jocelyn Guan), Business Teacher, Mr. Fields, TYE Advisor, Leah Gabler, Phone Phreaks (Mercedez Berduo-Flores, Hadley Emerson, and Maleigha Canaday-Elliott), Finding a Balance (Victoria Fernandez), and Novisc (Isac Skorohodov and Josh Fennern). Way to go McDaniel!

Congratulations to McDaniel Playwrights Lena Hoffman and Sam Warford!

Please join me in congratulating 9th grade playwrights Lena Hoffman (11) and Samantha Warford (9) whose plays will be performed at Portland Center Stage June 7 @ 7pm!

Directed by a professional director, acted by professional actors!

If you are able to attend, the performance is FREE



Students who still have team uniforms from this year MUST return them asap, or they will be billed for replacement costs. If your coach is a teacher in the building, please return clean items to them directly. If your coach is NOT a teacher, please email them and make arrangements directly with them to return your items.

Athletes: Ensure you are cleared for fall sports! Teams will begin Aug. 15!

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McDaniel Athletics: 2022 Summer Workout Schedule

Sessions are for incoming freshmen and current McDaniel students only. There are no workouts July 24 - 30 during Moratorium Week. Workouts will go through Aug. 13. All fall season teams begin tryouts/practices on Aug. 15.

All workouts are at McDaniel HS unless otherwise listed. All sessions are drop in; no need to sign up. Be sure to attend summer workouts if you will miss August tryouts!

Our Family ID registration site is open for all 2022-23 teams–we encourage you to select all teams your student is interested in to get team information during the summer. If you have questions, contact the coach!

Click here for the 2022 Summer Schedule!


Portland State University Philosophy camp: earn college credit!

PSU is hosting a philosophy summer camp from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. from August 1 to 12, 2022.

Students who successfully complete the camp will receive 4 credits for Introduction to Philosophy at Portland State University. The PSU Board of Trustees approved offering the camp for reduced tuition rate of $220. Additionally, we offer scholarships for all applicants who qualify for financial assistance. The camp will be held in person this year and is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year in fall 2022. The application asks for students' school records and a short essay explaining their interest in the camp.

In this summer camp students will develop critical thinking and academic writing skills in a discussion based, interactive format. Students will work on a major project with a Portland State University faculty member. Topics will include political philosophy, applied ethics (environmental ethics, animal ethics), philosophy of science, philosophy of art, indigenous philosophy, and the history of philosophy.

If students wish to apply, follow this link: See the attached flyer and instructions to register for more information.

FREE Business Summer Camp Opportunity through Hacienda CDC! Earn college credit!

The College of Business at Oregon State University is excited to launch Business Beavs in Action Summer Camp 2022!

Join Business Beavs in Action, a five-day, immersive, high school summer camp designed to help you explore your entrepreneurial spirit through hands-on activities with your peers. This camp is designed for 9th to 12th grade students. All campers will earn one college credit transferable to any college or institution! The cost is completely free - all expenses including meals and transportation to campus are covered.

At Business Beavs in Action, we empower our campers to:

  • EXPLORE – Develop business concepts while engaging in a team-based marketing project that will challenge you to collaborate as a team to build a brand identity, create a brand concept, and generate marketing campaigns.
  • NETWORK – Meet inspirational speakers and build meaningful relationships through collaborative activities.
  • PRACTICE - Build your networking skills, learn foundational business skills, practice professional pitching and business etiquette, build career-readiness competencies, and explore college-preparation strategies.
  • DEVELOP – Learn interpersonal skills such as teamwork, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and leadership.
  • INNOVATE –Take your ideas from concept to reality by using the College of Business DAMLab Makerspace, a space for designing, creating, and building.
  • EARN – Get free college credit that is transferable to any institution you plan to attend.
  • VISIT – Get a feel for college life at Beaver Nation by exploring Oregon State University and engaging in campus activities, dining at various campus eateries, and staying overnight in iconic Weatherford Hall.

CAMP DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATIONS: (There are two options based at Hacienda’s new state of the art learning centers!)

Portland Camp Location 1: Hacienda CDC Cully Learning Center in Portland, OR (6700 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR)

  • Monday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 22
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Camp taking place at Cully Learning Center in Portland.
  • Thursday, June 23 (start time 9:00 a.m.) - Friday, June 24 (end time 2:00 p.m.)
    • Camp taking place at Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis.
    • *This part of camp includes an overnight stay in iconic Weatherford Hall. Transportation provided to and from OSU Campus.

Portland Camp Location 2: Hacienda CDC New Columbia Learning Center in Portland, OR (4610 N Trenton St., Portland, OR)

  • Monday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 22
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Camp taking place at New Columbia Learning Center in Portland.
  • Thursday, June 23 (start time 9:00 a.m.) - Friday, June 24 (end time 2:00 p.m.)
    • Camp taking place at Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis.
    • *This part of camp includes an overnight stay in iconic Weatherford Hall. Transportation provided to and from OSU Campus.

Interested in joining us this summer? Please complete this CAMPER REGISTRATION FORM by Sunday, June 5th (11:59 PM). Campers and their Parent/Guardian are required to attend one of the following Camp Orientations: Sunday, June 5th (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) or Sunday, June 5th (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.). Indicate the Camp Orientation you plan to attend on the Camper Registration Form.

Learn more about Business Beavs in Action by checking out the attached brochure (available in English and Spanish) or by accessing the webpage here: For general questions, email the OSU Camp Coordinators at or call or text them at (650) 727-0145.

SUN School Summer Programming

Students--check out the attached flyers for information on summer programs offered through McDaniel SUN! Contact SUN Coordinator Julia Schaffner if you have questions: