• Dear McKenna Families,

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child(ren) into our McKenna Elementary School community. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to work alongside the amazing staff at McKenna! If you are returning then you already know what a great school we have. If you are new to McKenna, you will find our school is outstanding for many reasons. First, we have hard working and dedicated staff members that genuinely care about their students and plan meaningful and engaging lessons for your child(ren). Next, we have AWESOME students!  McKenna Mountain Lions work on a different character trait each month as they learn and grow.  Finally, McKenna parents are the best!  They support the teachers and the school and are actively involved in the daily activities within the school. Our staff encourages and appreciates your involvement at school whether it is through classroom assistance, PTA activities, or active communication with your child’s teacher. We hope to see and hear from you often. Please sign up to volunteer and remember to join our PTA!

    This year we are focusing on a program called No Excuses University.  This motivating program is a way for the staff at McKenna to set up six exceptional systems to help all students achieve.  Along with these six systems, comes the belief that every student deserves the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college if they so choose to attend.  Each classroom has adopted a University and teachers take time each month to talk about college and careers.  We want our students to know that the road to college begins here at McKenna!

    Again, welcome!  I value open communication so please feel free to contact me, I would love to meet you!

    Sincerely,
     
    Kari Martin, Principal
    Kari_Martin@ycs.wednet.edu