Our Mission

  • The mission of McKinley Elementary school, in partnership with the community, is to create an academic, physical, emotional, social, and safe environment where everyone can learn and respect one another. We believe that everyone can learn to become better thinkers and independent learners. We believe learning is maximized when it takes place in an environment enriched with support, encouragement and assistance. We provide a rigorous, academic program with high expectations for success through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We celebrate the pursuit of lifelong learning and are committed to nurturing high self-esteem and respect for others.

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  • PERSONAL BEST. ACT RESPONSIBLY. WORK & PLAY SAFELY. SHOW RESPECT.

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A Message from Principal Servin

  • Hello Bulldog Families,

     

    Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! Last year was such a wonderful adventure and I truly enjoyed learning from and getting to know all of you. It has been very evident to me since my first day at McKinley that our teachers and staff have an amazing heart for our community and students.

     

    This new school year brings us new opportunities as we grow stronger together. My hope is that with each new challenge, we can celebrate in the learning experience that it brings and that we continue to bring forth all the wonderful successes that we have already achieved. read more...

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  • Attendance is KEY

    At McKinley, our goal is for students to be here all day, every day, to learn, learn, learn.

    Why do we place so much emphasis on coming to school all day, every day? One in 10 kindergarten students nationally is chronically absent, missing nearly a month of school.

    • Emerging research shows even higher rates among preschoolers.
    • These early absences correlate with reading difficulties and poor attendance patterns in later years. One study found that only 17 percent of students who were chronically absent in both kindergarten and first grade were reading proficiently by third grade.
    • The effects of poor attendance are particularly pronounced among low-income children, who need more time in the classroom to master reading and are less likely to have access to resources outside of school to help them catch up. Unfortunately, low-income children are four times more likely to be chronically absent.

    McKinley parents can look at our daily attendance board in front of the school to keep track of our total school attendance rate, as well as the number of total tardies for that day. This communication is simply a reminder to get our students to school all day, every day and to celebrate when the attendance rate is high and the tardy numbers are low.

    Did you know?

      • Your children can suffer academically if they miss 10 percent of school days in a year, or about 18 days. That can be just one day every two weeks and can happen before you know it.
      • It doesn’t matter if these absences are excused or unexcused. They all represent lost time in the classroom and lost opportunities to learn.
      • Attendance matters as early as kindergarten. Studies show that many children who miss too many days in kindergarten and first grade can struggle academically in later years. They often have trouble mastering reading by the end of third grade.

     

Announcements

  • Exciting Things are Happening at Your Library Media Center!

    The Library Media Center can be accessed online 24/7. The Destiny Discover Library Catalog allows staff, students and families to search for books as well as our new eBooks from any internet connected device.  There are hundreds of new interactive eBooks available, and more eBooks and audiobooks will be added soon.  Students will be prompted to login in order access eBooks and audiobooks.  Students log in with ID# and password.

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