McKinley has a variety of special school-wide, community-building events that happen each year.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS (Several Times a Year)
The monthly Family Move Night brings together McKinley families for dinner, crafts, and a movie on one Friday.
SALSA FESTIVAL (Fall)
During the Salsa Festival, each class submits one or more homemade salsas in our big salsa competition. There are also special categories for individuals and families. Attendees pay for a tasting which allows them voting tickets. The salsa with the most votes wins the Golden Jalapeno award and bragging rights. All money raised from this event supports the school garden.
McKinley participates in Red Ribbon Week each Fall. Volunteers decorate the school. Students participate in dressing up for the various themed, Spirit days. There are also special events such as an evening Magic Show.
The Winter Festival is a community event that offers a variety of activities for families including crafts, food, and community service opportunities. The 2017 event included a classroom baking contest. The 2018 event featured cultural food donated and prepared by McKinley families.
WINTER MUSIC SHARE (December)
Students in grades 5th through 8th put on a special music performance at an assembly for the school. Includes Band and Chorus.
2018 was McKinley's inaugural Film Festival. Winners from the McKinley Film Festival move on to the District Film Festival.
TALENT SHOW (Spring)
Students audition for a school-wide talent show and display their talents at two performances.
CINCO DE MAYO (May)
A community celebration with food, dancing, and student art show.