McKinley Elementary School

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Snap Circuits with 3rd grade

Creating with Snap Circuits

Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Twins Day

Twin Day

Deputy Fetterhoff dabbing with kindergartner
Kindergartners voting online with their Chromebooks.

Kindergartners voting online with their Chromebooks

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night games
Family Fun Night
4th grader Chloe face to face with polar bear in virtual reality experience.
Mr. Morton, our new principal, looking cool!

Looking cool Mr. Morton!

Principal Scott Morton and students view our solar system with virtual reality goggles.
Family Fun Night games

Family Fun Night

McKinley Elementary School

McKinley Garden

Mr. Morton on the McKinley Christmas Float
4th Grader Caspian viewing Earth with virtual reality goggles.
It's the Harry Potter Look Alikes
City Auto Plaza and Office Depot of Canon City donation boxes of school supplies to our school.

Office Depot Donation to McKinley

In the Spotlight

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Please visit our McKinley Facebook page where we are posting Thank You cards for all of our amazing staff.

Principal's Corner

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Welcome to the McKinley Elementary School website.  My name is Scott Morton and I am proud to be the principal of this great school.  I wanted to take a few seconds to introduce myself so you can get to know me a little better.
I have been in Cañon City for over twenty years and graduated from our own CCHS. I am blessed to have a beautiful wife who is an educator and grew up in Cañon City as well. Together we share in the joy of raising our two young daughters and look forward to watching them grow up here. We truly value what this community has to offer, have put down strong roots, and are invested in the future.
Over the eleven years I have been involved in all levels of education including elementary, middle school, and high school. The majority of my teaching career was focused on middle school social studies; however, I had planned to be a kindergarten teacher for life when I was in undergraduate work and student teaching. I love the challenges that a career in education brings and cherish the moments when students experience the joy of learning something new.  I enjoy being a part of the amazing work that has been done at McKinley and will continue to honor the traditions and beliefs that our Wildcat Community holds dear.
I believe our mission statement paints a clear picture of who we are as educators and what we want our students to accomplish. When we are all dedicated to academic, social, and personal growth by empowering self-motivated, kind, respectful, and confident students in a safe environment rich in family traditions, there are no limits to what can be achieved.
McKinley is proud to be leading the way for technology within the classroom at the elementary level. This one-to-one initiative puts McKinley students a couple years ahead of all of the other elementaries in Cañon City. Teachers at the school are working to incorporate blended learning into the classroom which will combine engaging lessons, resources, and various virtual tours and experiences. Students will also focus on twenty-first century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  At McKinley, we are turning the virtual into reality.
We are always looking for students to join our McKinley family.  Transfer requests for all other grades to attend McKinley next year are currently being accepted.  We look forward to you joining our family.
I really look forward to meeting each of you personally in the coming weeks and then getting to work side-by-side with you through the coming years as we help our students and community grow. You are always welcome to visit us. If you are interested in keeping up-to-date on the current happenings at McKinley, follow me on Twitter @WilScoMorton.  Have a great day!
Message from Principal Scott Morton about E-Learning at Home


News & Announcements

Canon City Schools Reopening Plan 2020-2021

One week ago today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, along with the Colorado Department of Education, published revised guidance for school reopening.  They provided us more opportunity to offer in-person learning for our students, and less restriction on key areas such as transportation.  Since that time, CCSD has worked diligently to fine tune our plan and communicate it to the public.  Thank you for the patience and flexibility as we’ve worked through this challenging period.

McKinley Senior Time Capsule Opening, Wed. July 29th @ 10:00 A.M.

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Seniors, come back to McKinley to open up your time capsule with your teachers! We will have opening event outside by the playground covered picnic tables. Please bring a mask to wear. Bring your cap and gown to wear if you have them. Hope to see you there! * Seniors, Watch the 5th grade slideshow from 2013! Click on link.

Preschool Open House

Come see the new McKinley Preschool! Thursday July 16th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. (1240 McKinley Street) Park on Colorado Ave and come in directly to the classrooms #22 and #23. Registration information will be available. Adults please wear masks. Each classroom limited to 10 people at a time.
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