#OurStoriesCRCSD - McKinley
School Year 2018-19
When elementary students move into middle school the change in their routines can be stressful and cause anxiety. McKinley offers a transition for students that helps to ease the adjustment. #OurStories #McKinley
Judd Malcolm is an 8th-grade social studies teacher with McKinley Middle School. Before joining our district ten years ago he was a youth minister in Cedar Rapids.
Judd has lived on the Southeast side most of his life and his children attended McKinley. He and other school staff are using their contacts in the business community to create relationships and unique experiences for students making every learner #FutureReady. #OurStoriesCRCSD#McKinley
As McKinley Middle School transitions to a STEAM Academy, it is looking to one of its current programs as a model. The building’s PACT (Program For Academic and Creative Talent) offers students many options and greater flexibility in its curriculum.
This approach will open up a wide variety of new and exciting classes for students without being bound by traditional constraints. #OurStories#McKinley
School Year 2017-18
McKinley Middle School Principal, Jason Martinez shares the school's rich history and how they are building relationships with students.
The transition to middle school is a big step for 6th graders. New this year at McKinley is Empower, a way for 6th-grade students to have more of a family community feeling. Classes are arranged in block style over 90 minutes with the same teacher that builds a positive relationship with students and families.
One mission of the McKinley Empower program is, the classroom is more than the four walls of a school. It takes kids out into the community to learn what is available or brings community members into the 6th-grade classrooms. For this school year, over 100 different community members will have shared with students creating the connections for students to see their purpose in our community.
MEET MCKinley's STAFF
Molly Lamb, 8th Grade Social Studies and Math teacher
Years at McKinley - 18
What she loves about the McKinley?
"I love that McKinley is made up of all types of people, from all types of backgrounds, and all types of abilities."
Meet Willie Guy, he loves his job at McKinley see how he brings that passion to connect with students on a daily basis.
MEET McKinley's STAFF
Terrie Sullivan, 7th Grade Teacher
Years at McKinley - 2
What Do You Love About McKinley?
"I get warm fuzzies about McKinley, I love my kids here so much, I have been with them for two years, I moved with them from 6th grade up to 7th grade and I am going to be sad when they move up to 8th grade. But I love how much they are dedicated to each other and to me. So I feel like we work really well together."