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We will host an "8th graders to be Freshmen" orientation on March 14th at 6 pm. We encourage all 8th grade parents to attend this informative evening event.

Great job Becky Jo. Our counselor coordinated two SAT days and the first went well. The next SAT test date for Mac-Hi juniors is March 21st. Go Pioneers.

Some helpful hints - 1) students must be on time and in attendance; 2) students need a good nights rest; 3) students should manage their time to ensure study time for all their classes; 4) students may study with a buddy and quiz each other; 5) use flashcards; 6) review and summarize notes; 7) highlight key vocabulary; 8) put away the phone during study time; 9) take short breaks, go for a short walk; 10) review assignments and student planner; 11) relax and take deep breaths.

Just a reminder to parents to call or come by the school when you get a new phone number. We need to keep our student information system current so we may contact you when needed. Thank you for assisting us with this.

Thank you for volunteering to complete our Parent School Climate and Culture Survey. This survey will help us identify our strengths and challenges. We are always looking for ways to enhance our programs and instruction at Mac-Hi. Parents are a very important part of this process. We value your input.

Go Pioneers.

Friday school is available for any student failing class or who would like some extra support. All Freshmen who are failing are expected to attend Friday School. WE CAN HELP. It is important that parents support this opportunity for their child's success.

* Mac-Hi is a closed campus for 9th graders throughout the day. 10th - 12th graders also have a closed campus except during lunch. Students must sign out at the office to leave campus and only with parent note, email or phone call.
* Students who drive to school and want to park on campus must purchase a $5 Parking Permit through the office. Students must have a current driver's license and proof of insurance. The permits are valid throughout a students high school years at Mac-Hi. The permit must be hanging from the mirror or be visible on the dash of the vehicle.

Principal's Corner
Indeed, it is a great day to be a Pioneer. We are ready for the 2017-2018 school year! We have new programs to increase the opportunities at Mac-Hi and some new staff to compliment our existing strong staff.
We have added three Advanced Placement courses to our list of courses - AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, and AP Chemistry. Oregon Teacher Pathway (dual credit EOU course) is a two hour block with the Essentials Art course. OTP students will create art/reading lessons and share them with our Essentials Art students. Also you will see these students in elementary schools sharing their art/reading lessons and encouraging elementary students to aspire to become teachers. High school students completing this course will be able to attend EOU at a discount rate when they enter their teaching program. Pioneer Catering will also be a two hour block. We will soon see students applying their business and catering skills in the school and community. Media Productions is also a new course. Students will be streaming news throughout our school and keeping us informed of all upcoming events and sharing highlights of past events. Our on line program will return this year and be an option for credit recovery and for home school students. Call Mac-Hi for more information if you are interested in enrolling in our on line school. Pioneers to Careers Program will provide students opportunities to work with businesses in job shadows and internships. We will keep our community updated as this program grows.
Staff joining us this year are Hannah Donaldson as our Ag teacher. Many of you may have already met Hannah at our county fairs supervising our FFA students. Anne Swant from the Walla Walla School District will be teaching math. Anne comes to us with expertise for she once worked as a math coach and instructional leader. Anayeli Alvarez is a Mac-Hi graduate who will also teach Math. She is excited to return to Mac-Hi as a teacher. Tavis Crittenden joins our staff as our on line program director. Tavis will also be developing our Pioneers to Careers program. We will be building partnerships with our local businesses and placing students in job shadows and internships this year.
Becky Jo Gifford also comes to us from the Walla Walla School District. Becky Jo has a degree in social work and has just complete her high school counselor program. She too is excited to assist our students in their college/career planning.
Mindi Vaughan
McLoughlin High School Principal
About Us
We are located in the small town of Milton-Freewater, Oregon in the northeastern corner of the state. Located in the scenic Walla Walla Valley at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Mac-Hi has approximately 510 students. We are a 4A school and we compete athletically in the Greater Oregon League (GOL).

Through education, Mac-Hi graduates citizens who make a living, a life, a difference . . .

We, the students and staff at Mac-Hi, envision a school where we:

develop creative expression and individual talents
show respect toward ourselves and others, regardless of differences
strive to develop responsibility for our own actions
promote technological literacy in a global society
communicate effectively and work collaboratively
ensure physical and emotional safety
emphasize critical thinking, to solve problems and make informed choices
demonstrate the characteristics of good citizenship
encourage parent and community involvement

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Bullying Prevention and Incident Reporting

5 months ago


logo: SafeOregon


SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff and community members to report and respond to student safety threats. Tips can be submitted through email, phone call or text, mobile app or the web portal. Tips are confidential and can be made anonymously.

What kind of tips?

Tips may include bullying, violence, threat of violence, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, self-harm, etc.


The goal of SafeOregon is to prevent school safety threats from occurring by providing schools and communities with a tool to report potential threats.


Specially trained technicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for all of Oregon’s public schools Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The Oregon State Police provides this service through a contracted vendor.

Submit a tip:

Your school district is providing this resource through Oregon HB 4075 as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety.

You can get more information by going to:

You can also choose to download, print and complete the District Incident Reporting Form:

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Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 school year is March 20th AND April 19th.

Grove School from 5:00-6:30 pm.

Please bring with you the following information:
1. Legal Birth Certificate
2. Immunization Records
3. Proof of Address

In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child should be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.

We will have fun stations, pictures, and goodies.