McKay High School Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 6 --- 17

A Message from the Admin Team

It is hard to believe that we have arrived to March, this month is full of opportunities to connect with the school, whether it be through one of our Spring events, or visiting with staff at our second round of student led conferences on March 22 and 23. Please do what you can to connect with us, ask questions, or look for places to collaborate with school staff. Let us not forget that later this month we will having Spring Break from March 24 to April 2.

The administration at McKay believe that the education of our community is a collaborative effort. Our students would not be experiencing the amount of success that they are if it were not for all of our stakeholders. All of the efforts that the community take count in our success and are not missed by the admin team. Thank you!

Finally as we begin plans for the 2023--24 school year we are beginning the recruitment of a parent advisory council. This team would meet regularly to help school administration in influencing decisions that impact students and families. If you have had an interest in how school decisions are made, or would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about McKay HS and the Salem Keizer SD this would be for you. Please email Assistant Principal Antonio Mercado at mercado_antonio@salkeiz, to be part of this work.

Take care

What's in this Newsletter?

  • Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

  • Safety Updates

  • Counseling Corner

  • Upcoming Events

  • #WeAreRoyalScotsFamily

Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities

Speech and Debate in Oregon City

(Message per coach David Blommendahl)

This Saturday, Seth Matheny was joined by our newest team member Izaak De Jesus at the Diana Vasquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School. Seth once again participated in Open Impromptu, as well as taking on Radio Commentary for the first time. Izaak presented an Original Oratory on the topic of censorship. This was a very well attended and highly competitive tournament. Despite this, Seth turned in his strongest performance yet in Impromptu coming in second in two of the three preliminary rounds. He also turned in a solid and respectable performance in radio. Considering it was his first tournament, Izaak held his own. He now knows he needs to work on memorization as he goes into state qualifiers in a few weeks.

State Champions

If you missed the news last week we want to make sure that we continue to recognize our girls wrestling team for their success this season. Pictured below are our state placing Royal Scots.

Sarahi Chavez 10th (2nd Place)

Angie Paniagua 10th (3rd Place)

Anabel Rivera Ceja12th (3rd Place)

Polar Plunge

This past Saturday March 4th McKay Staff joined members of the Salem Keizer Community to take part in the Polar Plunge. Assistant Principal Aaron Johnson took part in the 5k race before taking a jump in the pool. The Polar Plunge is an event that raises money for Special Olympic Oregon.

Spring Sports Registration

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Counseling Corner

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Upcoming Events

Please check the events calendar linked here.

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