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Principal Scott Morton and students view our solar system with virtual reality goggles.
4th grader Chloe face to face with polar bear in virtual reality experience.
Deputy Fetterhoff dabbing with kindergartner
Mr. Morton, our new principal, looking cool!

Looking cool Mr. Morton!

Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Twins Day
City Auto Plaza and Office Depot of Canon City donation boxes of school supplies to our school.
It's the Harry Potter Look Alikes
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Kindergartners voting online with their Chromebooks.

Kindergartners voting online with their Chromebooks

Mr. Morton on the McKinley Christmas Float
4th Grader Caspian viewing Earth with virtual reality goggles.
Snap Circuits with 3rd grade

Creating with Snap Circuits

In the Spotlight

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Wildcats of the Month

McKinley Wildcats of the month of September being honored by superintendent George Welsh, principal Scott Morton, and board member Larry Oddo. Way to go Wildcats!
 

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!
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It's time for McKinley's Annual Food Drive!

November 4th-15th McKinley Student Council will be collecting food to support families in need. Your donations of non-perishable food items will become part of Thanksgiving food baskets for some of our McKinley school families. We are looking to collect the following items... November 4th-15th McKinley Student Council will be collecting food to support families in need. Your donations of non-perishable food items will become part of Thanksgiving food baskets for some of our McKinley school families. We are looking to collect the following items... - Canned foods including fruit, vegetables, meats, soups - Beans, rice pasta - Boxed meals, gravy mix, stuffing mix, pudding mix - Crackers, snacks, nuts - Cereals, instant oatmeal - Peanut Butter, Jelly Classrooms that collect the most items will win: 1st - Popsicles 2nd - 15 Minutes Extra Recess Thank you for your support of McKinley and the McKinley Student Council. Happy Thanksgiving!
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