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McKinley Elementary School
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

McKinley Elementary

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Eagle Families, 

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at McKinley Elementary School!  This year, we are excited to return to a more normal school year! The experiences of the last two years were different from any other school year; however, we were resilient. As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, the safety and health of our scholars is still our number one priority and we will continue to work with local, state and federal agencies to ensure we are doing everything we can for our scholars and staff.

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to implement mitigation measures as established by Bellwood School District 88. This will include the requirement for all students to wear masks while indoors and on the buses, social distancing of at least 3feet between students where practicable, and regular handwashing and/or access to hand sanitizers. We require all visitors to our campus to wear masks. We will continue to implement mitigation measures our superintendent and board of education determines necessary to ensure that we prioritize the safety and well-being of our staff and students.

This year we will renew our commitment to Soar to New Heights.

Every child, every day is a partner, participating in, contributing to, and developing through relationships with scholars, McKinley staff and the greater community.

Every child, every day is engaged, achieving their highest potential in their personal and academic journey and helping others achieve excellence.

Every child, every day is resilient, persevering in and recovering from difficulties and challenges.

Every child, every day is creative, thinking beyond the box; expressing themselves; sparking inquiry and raising vital questions to increase understanding and innovation.

I am excited about all that this new school year has to offer and look forward to working collectively as a family to ensure that we provide our students with the best educational experience possible to be critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and prepared to be successful in their endeavors.

I look forward to building relationships with all stakeholders throughout this school year and encourage you to become active members of the PTO and the Eagles Family. It is going to be an amazing year.

With Eagle pride!

Sarah Kilgore

Sarah Kilgore
McKinley Elementary

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide students with equal opportunities for a quality educational experience and to progressively challenge their individual potential so they become successful individuals. We believe that with the right guidance and opportunities, students can succeed and “become what they want to be.”

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum, published by Pearson, meets state standards and encourages mastery in the core subjects of reading, math, and language arts while incorporating science and social studies. To round out our curriculum, students participate in physical education, art, and music weekly. We also make our computer lab and media center available daily to enrich student learning.

Throughout the year, students prepare and present an assembly to showcase what they’ve been learning. Each grade level is responsible for one program. We invite you to join us for these events. Please note the dates on our calendar.