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  • Follow us on Facebook!

    成人小视频appSearch for McKinley Elementary School on Facebook, then like and follow us.  We are frequently posting all kinds of pictures and fun things.  Join in the conversation!

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  • McKinley PTO is organizing a t-shirt sale.  You can order your shirt online at the website below.  Ordering will close on November 18th and shirts will be delivered the first week in December.  Show your MAVERICK pride!  Order your shirt TODAY! 

    Don't forget we are ALL Mavericks, parents and McKinley family members, we encourage you to order a shirt as well.  Everyone is encouraged to wear their MAV gear every Monday.  We call it MAVERICK MONDAY!  These shirt make great gifts for the upcoming Holiday season!

    MAV Shirt

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  • Take the Parent Survey Here:


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  • Our school leadership put their heads together this summer and discerned a new vision statement.  We realized that all of us are Mavericks in this school family: students, staff and parents.  We work to bring out the best in each other.  We hope all of our fellow Mavericks will step into this vision with us.  Have a great school year, Mavericks!!


    McKinley vision statement poster

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District Announcements

  • Inclement Weather Delays & Cancellations

    View delay and cancellation announcements

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  • Secondary Math Curriculum Review

    Hi YSD Families and Community Members! We are getting ready to launch a 6th-12th Secondary Math Curriculum Review and we need your input before we begin the process. Please take 5mins to fill out this brief survey. Your input is very important in this process and will help determine the key areas of focus when reviewing math programs.

    If you are interested in participating in the math curriculum review process starting Jan 15th and ending in early April, please contact:

    Shelby Lockhart-Robins, Math & Science Director
    (509) 573-7029 | Lockhart.Shelby@yakimaschools.org

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  • Annual Notification of Referral for the Highly Capable Program

    成人小视频appReferrals for the YSD Highly Capable Program for the 2020-2021 school year are currently being accepted. Anyone may refer a student including students, parents, any staff member, and members of the community. Referrals must be submitted by January 31st, 2020.

    For referral packets and more information, please visit our Highly Capable Program webpage.

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  • When is sick TOO sick for school?

    When is sick TOO sick for school? Spanish

    Download information in pdf format: When is sick TOO sick for school?

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  • Extreme Temperature Guidelines for Children

    Is it too cold to go outside? Check out the extreme weather guidelines page on our website for some important information in keeping children safe.


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YSD Stories

  • Thanks, Mr. Jeff! You are keeping us safe!

    Posted by Al Fischer on 12/20/2019


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  • They worked so hard… and then it was 53 degrees outside. Great job, McKinley Mavericks!

    Posted by Al Fischer on 12/20/2019


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    They worked so hard… and then it was 53 degrees outside.  Great job, McKinley Mavericks!

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  • McKinley's Concert at the Capitol

    Posted by Al Fischer on 12/13/2019

    成人小视频appAll of the McKinley Mavericks were at the Capitol Theatre yesterday, getting ready for our winter concert.  The show went great!  Look at these Mavericks go!



    2nd graders waving scarves onstage Kids in traditional Mexican dress get ready to dance 5th graders dancing in a circle onstage

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  • Boundaries

    Posted by Al Fischer on 11/2/2019

    I recently read a terrific book, , by Anne Katherine.  The book has nothing to do with teaching, yet I increasingly think that it has everything to do with teaching.  Teachers have boundary violations waiting to happen all around them. Our physical boundary can be violated when a kid pokes us, trying to get our attention.  We can violate the emotional boundary of a child when we tell them that what they are feeling isn’t appropriate or reasonable. We all know about, and I hope have not seen, what it means to have a sexual boundary being violated.  It is worthwhile and powerful to take a boundary assessment of ourselves. Where are your boundaries strong and clear? Where are they tissue paper thin or porous? Lets think through some common boundary concerns in the educational context...

    To see more of this YSD story, go to 


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  • McKinley Mavericks Dancing!

    Posted by Al Fischer on 11/1/2019

    Here are some Marvelous Maverick Kinders doing the SEVEN JUMPS dance.  The last step is touching your forehead to the floor.  Way to go, Mavericks!


    Kindergarteners dancing

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District Highlights

  • Wellness Resources

    Taking care of yourself both physically and mentally is important. Please click the title above for a list of local resources. We care about you!

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  • Equity in Education

    The Yakima School District recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each student, staff member and citizen within the community. Teaming together, the school community creates a learning environment that fosters fair treatment and access to educational resources and programs for all students. The American democratic system depends on equal access to the opportunities for and benefits of public education for all young people: our future leaders, voters, taxpayers, workers, parents and adult citizens (Click the Equity in Education title above for our full policy).

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  • What is the High School and Beyond Plan?

    The High School and Beyond Plan process is a graduation requirement that supports students in exploring their interests, planning high school coursework that is aligned to those interests, keeping track of major assessment scores, and logging work and other relevant experience. The Plan is designed to enable students to successfully pursue education or training after they graduate high school. http://readywa.org/beyond/en/

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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for January:

    Tolerant成人小视频app - Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviors that one does not necessarily agree with.

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