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City Auto Plaza and Office Depot of Canon City donation boxes of school supplies to our school.

Office Depot Donation to McKinley

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

4th Grader Caspian viewing Earth with virtual reality goggles.
Family Fun Night games

Family Fun Night

Mr. Morton on the McKinley Christmas Float
Deputy Fetterhoff dabbing with kindergartner
Family Fun Night games
Family Fun Night
Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Twins Day

Twin Day

Snap Circuits with 3rd grade

Creating with Snap Circuits

It's the Harry Potter Look Alikes
Principal Scott Morton and students view our solar system with virtual reality goggles.
McKinley Elementary School

McKinley Garden

Mr. Morton, our new principal, looking cool!

Looking cool Mr. Morton!

4th grader Chloe face to face with polar bear in virtual reality experience.
Kindergartners voting online with their Chromebooks.

Kindergartners voting online with their Chromebooks

McKinley staff wearing our masks to keep our students safe!

We mask up because we love our Wildcats! #maskupfremont

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 twelve 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 supporting the same goals, we are able to provide the best learning experience for each of our students.  We are invested in helping them be prepared for successful future endeavors. 
McKinley is proud to be leading the way for technology within the classroom at the elementary level. Teachers at the school continue to incorporate blended learning in 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.  Don’t forget we have added the brand new McKinley Preschool this year to support the littlest Wildcats.  We look forward to you joining our family.
As we continue to navigate the current situation with COVID-19, please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of all students and staff. No matter what changes take place in the coming days and weeks, we will partner with you to provide the highest education possible.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as current health regulations have altered some of our programs and opportunities.  
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 contact 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

Please Help Canon City Schools Increase Their Funding.

If you have not been notified that your family qualifies for free/reduced meals this year, please review the income guidelines and apply by 10/1/20 if you think your family may qualify. Apply online or download an application. Applying by 10/1/20 will benefit district funding.

Join Our Parent Teacher Organization

We are seeking interested parents/guardians who would like to join our Parent Teacher Organization. We will hold officer elections for the 2020/2021 PTO the week of 9/21 with our first digital meeting held in the first week of October. All office positions will be selected prior to that time. If you are interested in actively participating or would like to run for an office, please access this link to identify which office you are interested in and provide a short description of yourself. This is a great opportunity for you to partner with McKinley to support the students and staff! We sincerely hope you will consider joining us.
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