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McKinley Elementary School
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

McKinley Elementary

A Message from Our Principal

Dear McKinley Eagle Families,

Welcome back! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged, and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials, and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTO is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Colleen Hill, 1st grade teacher, Brianna Bartello, 1st grade, Summer Butler, 3rd grade, Donna Robinson, music teacher, and Brandi Markovic, resource teacher, to McKinley Elementary. New to McKinley but not Bellwood School District 88 is Tina Conley, 3-4 instructional teacher, JaTaun Newsome, school nurse, Lori Scott Funches, 3-4 instructional teacher assistant, and Yvette Funchess, kindergarten teacher assistant. Welcome to the McKinley family!

Student Placement
A great deal of time, effort, and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2018-2019 school year.

Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. We structure our class lists to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. All of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for all students. McKinley is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group, and teacher.

NWEA MAP Assessment
MAP Suite shows you how to get them there. The MAP Suite is an assessment system that’s all about measuring what matters, so you can support growth and skill mastery for every student. This collection of purpose-built measures from NWEA illuminates every student’s learning needs, helping teachers to target instruction and administrators to make well-informed system-wide decisions.

Your commitment to insuring that McKinley remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.


Andrew H. Maisonneuve

Andrew H. Maisonneuve

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.