We just wrapped up Session 1 of the Camp White Branch Summer program. The kids enjoyed time in the pool with the waterslide, hiking to White Branch Falls, tie dying, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt and robotics with Anna and Mr. Culp. They even got to work on building a robotic hand.
Just a friendly reminder that K-12 Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is tomorrow, Tuesday, 8/9, and Wednesday, 8/10 from 9 am-3 pm. This also includes Little Eagles Pre-School Registration. We will be in front of the District Office due to the construction on campus. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Attention parents: Senate Bill 895 requires schools to have their immunization and exemption rates available at their main offices, on their websites, and for parents on paper or electronic format. Here is Lane Counties immunization rates and the immunization rates of McKenzie School District.
Looking for a fun Saturday activity? Check this out! Come join the Blue River community for a free stained glass mosaic art-making time on Saturday, July 30 from 11am-2pm. Free lunch provided! We will make individual pieces as well as a collaborative community piece and will provide kid-friendly art activities to bring fun, connection, and joy! Location: Living Waters Family Fellowship, 525353 McKenzie Hwy. RSVP@CREATIVECONNECTIONSCAFA.COM
McKenzie School in the news! Check out this article, "Counteracting Quakes," written by the River Reflections! https://www.mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/story/2022/07/21/news/counteracting-quakes/4798.html
Summer means work! While our students enjoy summer break, we are busy making the Old Gym seismically stable to protect students, staff and the community after a seismic event. We have also been busy replacing buildings lost to the Holiday Farm Fire. We hope you are all enjoying your summer break and taking advantage of this beautiful weather. Stay tuned for more updates and for fall details Go Eagles!
Make sure to check out Superintendent Lane Tompkins McKenzie SUMMER SEND-OFF! Click here: https://conta.cc/3NcdVyL
Good Morning MRCS athletes and families: This is a friendly reminder that all athletes coming into grades 5-12, all of McKenzie Athletics (including parents if available). Have a fundraiser starting tomorrow, 6/22/2022 and wrapping up on 6/23/2022. Information was sent home with student athletes for this fundraiser on 6/2/22. All grades will be helpful, pup tents are what we are working with. Wednesday, 6/22, will be 8:30 am- 2:00 pm and Thursday, 6/23, will be from 7 am -noon. More hands means a shorter timeframe for all! Please meet Athletic Director, Fred Heins, at the track at the designated time each day. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, and anything else you may need for the day. Thank you for investing in McKenzie Athletics! See you there!
🎊Congratulations on your retirement Barb Carlson! For 8 years Barb was a wonderful 5th grade teacher who always put her students first. Barb says upon retirement she’s looking forward to helping with the women’s shelter life change program. 🥰Please help us wish her luck on her next adventure.
We are ending the school year with so many fun activities. Check out these images from Field Day. We also got to be a part of the World Wide Welcome relay for the World Athletic Championships Oregon22. We welcomed three countries through video! It’s been great getting to host these wonderful events again.
Hello MRCS families: Both routes DOWNRIVER from the school in the 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗼𝗼𝗻 on Wednesday, 6/15/22 will be combined. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please follow this link to the combined morning and afternoon route sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fVzQI8yoWTUjchvOIghKqBIatnHVRq5pz8aGKHVo7l0/edit?usp=sharing We appreciate your assistance and patience. Please feel free to call with any questions: Elementary (541)822-3315 or Middle/High (541)822-3313. Thank you
Last week, the 9-11 graders went on their year-end Earth Science field trip! These students visited Koosah Falls, Fish Lake, Clear Lake and the Pacific Crest Trail. Students pieced together the geological story at each stop using maps, the formations around them, and their year of learnings in their Earth Science class. Retired USFS geologist David Kretzing joined us as a special guest and filled in the gaps in students' interpretations, offering in-depth explanations of the formation of our area. From the looks of it, our Eagles had a wonderful time and were thrilled to have the opportunity once again to explore Oregon!
MRCS families-Down river routes. Our sincerest apologies for not getting this out yesterday. The down river routes are combined again this morning. Please meet the bus at the stops on the combined sheet. Thank you https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fVzQI8yoWTUjchvOIghKqBIatnHVRq5pz8aGKHVo7l0/edit?usp=sharing
Hello MRCS families: Both routes DOWNRIVER from the school in the morning and afternoon on Monday, 6/13/22 will be combined. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please follow this link to the combined morning and afternoon route sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fVzQI8yoWTUjchvOIghKqBIatnHVRq5pz8aGKHVo7l0/edit?usp=sharing We appreciate your assistance and patience. Please feel free to call with any questions: Elementary (541)822-3315 or Middle/High (541)822-3313. Thank you
A wonderful tradition is back - the senior walk! Our graduating seniors got to walk the halls of McKenzie as they embark on graduation and their new journeys. The younger classes loved making signs and cheering them on. Take a look at this video- https://youtu.be/pZVeGwLaahY #Mckenziestrong
The 4th Grade Living Wax Museum is back and the kids loved it! Each student picked a character and then came alive to tell us about themselves. It’s such a fun way to connect our students with history. #GoEagles
McKenzie Senior Spotlight! Congratulations, Philip Wilson! Watch what Philip says about his time as an Eagle and his future plans after graduating in June. The McKenzie team wishes you luck as you take flight into adulthood. Go Eagles! Watch here: https://youtu.be/2hbcmBEez1Q
It has been a pretty cool year, being in person again. As a part of project-based learning, Ms. Diaz’s class has been studying the life cycle of plants and animals in kindergarten. This year they studied by incubating chicken eggs in the classroom, a project sponsored by the Mckenzie Education Foundation. They had a successful hatch of 10/12 eggs. They have also been able to study the life cycle of chickens in a new and hands-on way. They have also participated in "at school field trips" for the elementary school sponsored by the C.O.R.E., formerly the PTA. With their help, they brought a pumpkin patch to campus and facilitated a visit from the Raptor's Center with a living owl. Thank you to all who have helped make this school year so great for these deserving Eagles!
McKenzie Senior Spotlight! Congratulations, Delaney Pierce! Watch what Delaney says about her time as an Eagle and her future plans after graduating in June. The McKenzie team wishes you luck as you take flight into adulthood. Go Eagles! Watch here: https://youtu.be/0llJ1ArV4co
McKenzie Families, We are deeply saddened by the tragic news about a school shooting at an elementary school in a small town in Texas. Our thoughts are with the Ulvade community and the families of those who lost their lives or were injured. We recognize that news like this is shocking and can have a deep impact on school communities. We also know that such a tragic occurrence may bring school safety and security to the forefront of your mind. We want to reassure our community that schools are safe places, and we are always looking for ways to reinforce and improve the effectiveness of our safety measures. These include securing our school buildings, regularly reviewing physical security measures, and frequently practicing emergency procedures. We are committed to providing a safe environment for staff and students every day. As always, we ask families to be our partners in safety. Students are urged to speak up about any threat or other information that is concerning to them. They can tell a trusted adult at school or report information anonymously to Safe Oregon via text, call or email. Always notify the school if you know of an unsafe situation, and call 911 first if it is an emergency. Check in at the front office if you will be at the school, and if you see anyone unauthorized on campus tell school staff right away. Please also talk with your students about how to be safe and alert to potential dangers at home, in your neighborhood, and on the way to and from school. Provide the school office with your complete current contact information—if there is ever an emergency we will use email, mobile phones, home phones, websites or other communication to notify you with accurate information as quickly as we can. Events like these also raise questions and fears in children. Families and staff can help children feel safe by talking with them openly if they have fears, establishing a sense of normalcy and security, and reassuring them that schools are safe places and dangerous events are rare. If families need support to help guide their discussion of these events with their children, they may find these resources of help: Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers – National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Helping Children With Tragic Events in the News – PBS for Parents Please join us in keeping the community of Uvalde, Texas, in your thoughts, as they grieve this terrible event. Lane Tompkins, Superintendent