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Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year! McKinley Elementary is excited to introduce a new philosophy, which we believe will have a profound effect on the staff, students, and community of our school. McKinley is in the initial stages of becoming a Leader in Me school where students are taught and practice the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me program empowers young people to make positive, effective, and responsible choices by introducing and reinforcing the 7 Habits, a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Starting this fall, we will be implementing The Leader in Me philosophy as an introduction to personal leadership. The Leader in Me provides students with activities that will help them learn practical character and life skills that will lead to those positive choices. Written to appeal to their age level, students are presented with fun activities designed to get them thinking. Your student is about to embark on an exciting journey and our hope is that you will ask your student how he/she is doing along the way.
Having your student re-teach the content to you will give him/her an even deeper understanding and will give both of you an opportunity to learn together! When taught and practiced in a school environment, these 7 habits have been proven to improve academic engagement, comprehension, and performance by strengthening individual work habits and improving social interactions. They help improve student performance and support school success by helping to foster the qualities of independence (goal-setting, organization, time management, and planning); interdependence (teamwork, conflict management, creativity, and analytical skills); and renewal (fun, desire to learn, and good health & hygiene).
The staff at McKinley Elementary has made the commitment to model and implement the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in order to provide a caring and nurturing learning environment for our students. Teaching students and developing leaders is what we do! Through the teaching of the 7 habits, our staff is working together with students to create a school that maintains the dignity of children through productive interactions while fostering positive relationships with parents and other community members. *** The “Parent’s Place” is available at www.TheLeaderInMe.org. Here you will find ideas to use at home to reinforce your child’s learning and involve the family in a fun, interactive way.
Parents! Please join us for our parent workshops on Mondays! Can't wait to see you all there!!
Our TIGER PRIDE celebration will be Friday, (September 30, 2016) @2:15 in the cafeteria! Hope to see you there honoring our tigers : ))
Sports this week will be at McKinley against Polk! Good Luck Tigers!!!
5:30-7pm on Weds, Oct 26 at Holland Park West
Would your K-12 student like to design the District-wide Autism Awareness t-shirt for 2017? See the attached for details!
Looking for info on Measure C? Read the attached FAQ page.