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Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Twins Day
students playing on new playground donated by Colorado Health Foundation.
Sheriff Deputies and student posing with Shield 616 vests.
CCHS Seniors who attended McKinley come back and pose in front of McKinley sign.
Third graders riding the fire truck!
Students group pic on playground
Mrs. Freehling and Miss Brenda with students pose for Jump Rope for Heart.
Kindergarten boys standing by classic car for Wildcat Grill day.
Mr. Morton on the McKinley Christmas Float
Deputy Fetterhoff and students in his new patrol SUV.
Mr. Morton, our new principal, looking cool!

Looking cool Mr. Morton!

Deputy Fetterhoff dabbing with kindergartner
third grade boys reading book with a flashlight.
It's the Harry Potter Look Alikes

In the Spotlight

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Congratulations to Donna Biemiller!  She was selected as the Alpha Kappa Delta Tau Teacher of the Month of December!  We are all so very proud of you! Mrs. Biemiller pictured here with her 2nd grade class displaying their favorite books.

Principal's Corner

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
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 infant daughter and look forward to watching her 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 past nine 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 look forward to building on 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.
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 and join me for Coffee with the Principal every last Wednesday of the month from 9:00-9:30 AMhere at McKinley. Have a great day!
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News & Announcements

C.C.H.S. Later Start Survey

Hello McKinley Families, There has been a recent proposal to make a change to the start time for students attending CCHS. The following information outlines the reason behind the request. We would like to provide input to district administration regarding your opinion about the proposal. Please take a minute to follow the link and complete this short survey. Thanks for your time. Scientific and research data from around the world suggests that a teenage brain is more alert and learns better later in the morning (where the opposite is true of elementary-aged students). This change positively impacts student performance. As such, many schools around the state are moving to a later start. According to the National Sleep Foundation, schools that pushed start times from 7:30 to 8:30 saw these improvements: - less likelihood of experiencing depressed moods; - reduced likelihood for tardiness; - reduced absenteeism; - better grades; - reduced risk of drowsy driving; and - reduced risk of metabolic and nutritional deficits associated with insufficient sleep, including obesity. The following questions address the positive and negative implications stemming from CCHS moving to about an 8:30 am start time. This change may impact start times at some other district schools depending on transportation capability.

New Food Menu App

Download instructions for using new food menu app from App Store or Google Play. It is called: Web Menus for School Nutrition.
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