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2019-2020 School Hours
Office Hours 7:30am to 4:00 pm M-F

Office: (541) 938-5591
Fax: (541) 938-5593
Inclement Weather
Everyone should receive a phone call or a text message from the district office if there is going to be no school or a delayed start due to inclement weather. If you feel your child’s school may not have a good contact number for you, please get in touch with your child’s building secretary.

It is our goal to have a decision made by 5:30 a.m. as to starting school on time, have a two hour late start, or canceling school. You should receive a phone call or text by 6:00-6:10 informing you of a late start or cancellation. If you do not receive anything we are having school on time. Delayed start or cancellation of school will also be posted on the district web page and the district Facebook page.

Remember we are making up all days that are missed this year. We have two days built into the calendar for snow days, February 14 and May 8. If we miss school prior to those days, you will be expected to go to school on those days. If we have not missed any school days, those are non-school days where school will be closed. Two hour late starts will not be made up. It is up to the buildings how they treat their work day as far as classes go (i.e. shorter periods, no recess, etc.). There will be no breakfast or Pre-School on Late Start days. We will not have a late start on a Friday.

After School Activities:
There will be no elementary or middle school after-school activities on days that are cancelled.
The decision to have high school after-school activities will be made by the principal and superintendent. The goal will be to have that decision by noon.

Sometimes the weather will turn nasty in the morning after we start school. Unless it is extremely severe we will stay in school the full day. We may have an early (5-10 minutes) release to allow the busses adequate time to drive in the daylight.

Decisions on after school activities will be made before the students get on the bus.
The intention of this memo is to answer most parent questions regarding inclement weather situations. Please know that any decision we make is in the interest of children’s safety. We will use the collective judgment of many people when the decisions are made.

Please know if you don’t feel it is safe for your child to get on the bus or drive to school, you have every right to keep them home. Your child will not be punished for that decision.

Please call Aaron Duff or Janet Millar at the district office (541-938-3551) if you have any questions.

Todos recibirán una llamada telefónica o un mensaje de texto de la oficina del distrito si no va a haber clases o si iniciaremos tarde debido al mal tiempo. Si usted cree que la escuela de su hijo(a) no tiene el número de contacto actualizado para comunicarse con usted, por favor comuníquese con la secretaria de la escuela de su de su hijo(a).
Nuestra meta es tomar una decisión antes de las 5:30 a.m. sobre si habrá un cambio en el horario de clases. Usted recibirá una llamada telefónica o un mensaje de texto antes de las 6: 00-6: 10 con la información correcta. Si no recibe una llamada o texto esto quiere decir que estaremos funcionando en el horario normal. Inicio de las dos horas tarde o la cancelación de clases también se publicarán en la página web y en la página de Facebook del distrito.
Recuerde que, si faltamos días a clase debido al mal tiempo, recuperaremos todos los días que faltemos este año. Tenemos dos días integrados en el calendario para los días de nieve, el 14 de febrero y el 8 de mayo. Si faltamos a la escuela antes de esos días debido al mal tiempo, se espera que los estudiantes asistan a clases en esos días. Si no hemos perdido ningún día escolar, esos son días que no hay clases y las escuelas estarán cerradas. No tendremos que recuperar las 2 horas de inicio tarde. Depende de los edificios cómo tratan su día de trabajo en lo que respecta a las clases (es decir, períodos más cortos, sin recreo, etc.). No habrá desayuno ni clases preescolares en los días de entrada 2 horas tarde. No tendremos 2 horas de retraso ningún viernes.
Actividades después de clases
No habrá actividades extraescolares de primaria o secundaria en los días que se cancelen las clases debido al mal tiempo. El director y el superintendente tomarán la decisión sobre las actividades de la preparatoria. El objetivo será tener esa decisión antes del mediodía.
A veces el clima se pondrá desagradable en la mañana después de que empecemos la escuela. A menos que sea extremadamente severo, nos quedaremos en la escuela todo el día. Es posible que tengamos una salida temprana (5-10 minutos) para que los autobuses tengan el tiempo adecuado para conducir a la luz del día.
Las decisiones sobre las actividades después de clases se tomarán antes de que los estudiantes suban al autobús. La intención de este memorándum es responder a la mayoría de las preguntas de los padres con respecto a las inclemencias del tiempo. Tenga en cuenta que cualquier decisión que tomemos es en interés de la seguridad de los estudiantes. Usaremos el juicio colectivo de muchas personas cuando se tomen las decisiones.
Tenga en cuenta que si no cree que es seguro para su hijo(a) subir al autobús o conducir a la escuela, tiene todo el derecho de mantenerlos en casa. Su hijo(a) no será castigado por esa decisión.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame a Aaron Duff o Janet Millar a la oficina del distrito (541-938-3551).


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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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Counseling and Career Center

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Mac-hi course catalog

Seniors and parents: Check this page often for upcoming events and updates!
The Counseling and Career Center at McLoughlin High School offers valuable resources to students. Resources and support available through the Counseling and Career Center include:
  • Academic Counseling
  • College and Career Goals and Planning
    • College Major and Career Research
    • College Applications and Admissions Essays
    • Community Job Shadow and Internship Placements
  • Financial Aid Support 
    • Completing FAFSA/ORSAA
    • Scholarship Applications
  • Job Skills
    • Interview Skills, Resumes, Professionalism, etc.

Becky Jo Gifford
School Counselor

Makenzie Sheets
Career Center & ASPIRE Coordinator

Mac-Hi Scholarships

Check out Mac-Hi's new online scholarship list. Make sure to check all deadlines.

unlock the money - submit your fafsa/orsaa!

FAFSA Night: January 28th, 2020 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm in the library!

FAFSA Nights 

Here are the dates for FAFSA Nights for the remainder of the school year. 

If you have any questions, please call Ms.Sheets @ 541-938-5591 ex: 7208

Apply for WWCC foundation scholarship 

Upcoming trips:

Walla Walla Community College- February 19th, 2020

Blue Mountain Community College- February 28th, 2020

Sign up with Ms.Sheets in the Career Center

ASPIRE at Mac-Hi needs volunteer mentors! 

ASPIRE is Oregon's mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school.

Please contact Makenzie Sheets via email if you are interested in mentoring at Mac-Hi with ASPIRE.

links and Resources

Current Info
Parents we are asking that you call or send a note within 24 hours of a student absence. It is important for students to be in class and on time every day. Thank you for your help in this matter. 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.

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.

District Appoints New Director to Administrative Team
District Appoints New Director to Administrative Team
The Milton-Freewater Unified School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Ami Muilenburg as its new Director of Student Services, effective next school year. Muilenburg is currently the principal at Gib Olinger Elementary.

The Director of Student Services will oversee Student Success Act (SSA) programs in the district, such as mental health, teacher and classified staff mentoring, curriculum adoption, before- and after-school programs, curriculum adoptions and state reporting requirements for the SSA. The position will be funded by the SSA and the district’s general fund.

“We are excited that Ami will be assuming this role for the district, as her district experience and her dedication to Milton-Freewater students are exemplary. This position will help ensure that our students receive more resources, and she will be a strong advocate for students and staff,” said Duff.

Muilenburg has worked in education for 23 years. She spent 12 years working for InterMountain ESD in various roles, primarily with the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education program in five counties. Muilenburg has also worked as a family advocate for Umatilla-Morrow County Head Start, OHSU Healthy Start Program and CTUIR Even Start Program, all home-visiting programs that support education, social services, mental and medical healthcare in Umatilla and Union Counties. She has worked for the Milton-Freewater Unified School District since August 2013, serving as principal at Ferndale, Grove and Gib Olinger elementary schools.

Muilenburg’s new job will start July 1, 2020, for the 2020-21 school year. The Gib Olinger principal position will be opened internally in the district.
Crystal Apple Nominations OPEN
Crystal Apple Nominations OPEN
Nominations for the 2020 Crystal Apple "Excellence in Education" Awards are now open. These annual awards recognize outstanding educators and school staff in eastern Oregon school districts.

Those eligible to be nominated are full-time or part-time employees who have worked in the district for one year. Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff. They can be nominated by administrators, teachers, paraeducators, school staff, students, parents or community members.

Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2020.

Crystal Apple Nomination Form
Crystal Apple Information Page

Crystal Apple award winners will be honored in May.