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
We are holding another vaccination clinic next week. Everyone 5 years and older can get vaccinated or boosted at this clinic.
McKenzie Senior Spotlight! Congratulations, Echo Baugh! Watch what Echo 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! https://youtu.be/ENcmJfCbVUU
Congratulations to Mrs. Carlson on being recognized as our Outstanding Staff Member for May! One staff member says, "Mrs. Carlson cares deeply for her students, works hard to make Outdoor School a meaningful experience and always shows gratitude and positivity." Way to go Mrs. Carlson!
Check out our latest messaging and healthcare reminder- https://conta.cc/3wn9jQZ
Hello MRCS families, community, and staff: We will have one Activity Route bus this evening. The bus will travel up river and then down river. This may cause the down river stops to be 5-10 minutes later than usual depending on how many up river students there are to drop off. Thank you for your patience as we navigate the week.
McKenzie School District is hiring a 5th Grade Teacher now! Compliance with Oregon Health Authority rules related to COVID-19 vaccination required. Apply TODAY: https://mckenzieschool.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=74
Hello families and staff: We will have an activity route this evening for Homework Club and Robotics. It will be one bus that will leave campus at 5:30 pm, travel up river and then down river to drop off students. This may affect the down river times by 5-10 minutes, if there are up river students using the route. Thank you
Hello MRCS families and community, We will be on combined down river routes the rest of this week to and from school. Here is the link if needed: https://tinyurl.com/5dwstuaf We will have an Activity Route bus tonight, Monday, 5/16/2022. We will let you know each day for Tuesday and Wednesday Activity Routes. This Thursday, 5/19/2022, is a student half day. Students are released at 11:45 am and buses will leave campus at noon. Your student will be home 4 hours earlier than usual. Thank you for your assistance and patience as we navigate through this week.
Have you ever considered driving a bus? McKenzie School District is hiring BUS DRIVERS now! $1,200 sign-on hiring bonus! Up to $21/hour No experience necessary - we will train the right candidates! 16 hours a week - drive daily route morning and after school - Generally M-Th Apply TODAY: https://mckenzieschool.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=48
McKenzie Senior Spotlight! Congratulations, Hannah Prater! Watch what Hannah 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! See Hannah here: https://vimeo.com/709664579
Oregon Housing and Community Services invite you to comment on a $422M disaster recovery grant that will support communities that continue to recover from the 2020 Labor Day Fires. Make your voice heard! Visit re.oregon.gov for more information. Meet us: McKenzie River Community School in the “New Gym" Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Briefing for local officials: 3 PM Public Open House: 5 p.m. Public hearing: 6 p.m.