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McKinney Elementary News


Lincoln County Public Schools are closed, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This will be the fifth Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Please have your student complete Day 5 of his/her Patriot Day packet today. Stay warm and safe. 

Your child's teacher will be available to assist if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information
Just a reminder that school closings are only official when announced by the Lincoln County School District Facebook page, the Lincoln County Public Schools district website, School Messenger call, or local news/radio stations. 
Lincoln County Closed 1-12-18 NO SCHOOL ~ FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 - 4TH PATRIOT DAY

Due to severe inclement weather forecasted for Friday, January 12th, the Lincoln County School District has canceled school for the safety of our staff and students. 

Lincoln County Schools will be closed on Friday, January 12, 2018.


This day will be NTI Patriot Day #4.  Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #4.  Stay warm and safe. 


Your child's teacher will be available to assist today if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information
NO SCHOOL ~ Monday, JANUARY 8, 2018 - 3rd PATRIOT DAY

Lincoln County Public Schools are closed, Monday, January 8, 2018. This will be the third Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Please have your student complete Day 3 of his/her Patriot Day packet today. Stay warm and safe. 

Your child's teacher will be available to assist today if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information
No School ~ Friday, January 5, 2018 - 2nd Patriot Day

Lincoln County Public Schools are closed, Friday, January 5, 2018. This will be the second Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Please have your student complete Day 2 of their Patriot Day packet today. Stay warm and safe. 

Your child's teacher will be available to assist today if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information

Gifted and Talented



Gifted and talented students from across the district recently visited McKinney Elementary to participate in a science academy.  Students learned about the internal and external structures of sharks that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.  Groups of students dissected pregnant dogfish sharks to learn about the external and internal structures. Students also participated in an engineering activity that involved students utilizing and improving their skills of design, development, and construction of an egg drop apparatus.  During the activity, students developed ideas, created blueprints, completed construction, and tested their designs.

No School~Monday, November 6, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that Monday is a scheduled staff work day in the Lincoln County School District. Students will not be attending school, Monday, November 6, 2017.

We look forward to having our amazing students back with us on Tuesday!!! #TEAMLincoln

Calendar Survey 2018-19 2018-2019 School Calendar Survey

The District Calendar Committee, after seeking feedback from district employees, parents, and community members, shall recommend school calendar options to the Superintendent for presentation to the Board. The committee’s recommendations shall comply with state laws and regulations and consider the economic impact of the school calendar on the community and the state

We are asking for your feedback on the following 2018-2019 School Calendar Survey for the District Calendar Committee to consider while developing the new calendar. The survey will be open until Nov. 8, 2017. Please click the survey link above to complete the survey. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey and all feedback will be considered. 

Lincoln County Schools Strategic Planning Steering Committee First Meeting

The Lincoln County Schools Strategic Planning Steering Committee will have their first meeting this evening from 4:30 – 6:00 in the Board Room of the Student Support Center. Under the direction and leadership of Superintendent, Mr. Michael Rowe, the Lincoln County School District has started the implementation of a strategic planning process to revise the district’s vision, mission, and beliefs, and develop new school district goals and action plans.

November Students of the Month

Congrats to our November Students of the Month.
Kindergarten- Thomas Jones. First Grade- Zoe Vanhook. Second Grade- Elle Simmerman. Third Grade- Lexi Tyler. Fourth Grade- Kaylee Spears. Fifth Grade- Sophia Bailey.
Way to go!!!

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November Events:


Fall Festival

McKinney Elementary held our annual Fall Festival on October 27. We want to give a shout out to our PTO, teachers, and the volunteers who helped make this another huge success. We also want to thank everyone who donated items to help us raise money. We really have a great community that cares about our students.

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paw patrol aerial maddy


Pumpkin Contest

Students K-5 had the opportunity to participate in our pumpkin decorating contest. The students were asked to decorate a pumpkin based upon books. We had several entries and it was a very tough decision.Cookie Monster

First Place was Skylar Long with his Cookie Monster pumpkin.  Second Place was a tie: Micaiah Ruckel with his Pete the Cat pumpkin and Lucas Staton with his Spongebob pumpkin. Third Place was also a tie: Cade Rousey and John Kaminski who both decorated a Captain Underpants pumpkin.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

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spongebob pete the cat


Fall Festival

Fall Festival


Come join us for the annual McKinney Fall Festival on October 27.  Doors open at 5:30.

Biologist Visit

Inter-County Energy biologist visited McKinney Elementary third, fourth, and fifth graders on Monday.  The students learned about electrical safety and life cycles and traits of reptiles and amphibians.  All students were given the opportunity to hold salamanders, a toad, a tortoise, and three different non-venomous snakes.



Cayden and Hunter

Parent Survey Family Resource & Youth Service Center Needs Assessment Surveys

Please help support our Family Resource and Youth Service Centers in Lincoln County by completing the appropriate survey(s) below. These surveys are used to support and provide services for all students in Lincoln County Schools. If your child is in Preschool - Elementary School you will need to complete the Family Resource Parent Survey. If your child is in Middle or High School, please complete the Youth Service Center Parent Survey. If you have a child at the elementary and middle or high levels please complete both surveys provided below.  Your feedback is very important to us and very much appreciated. Thank you for taking time to complete the survey and supporting our students.

Family Resource Center Parent Survey (Preschool & Elementary)

Youth Service Center Parent Survey  (Middle & High)

Kentucky Agriculture Adventures

We had Kentucky Agriculture Adventures, along with Lincoln County High School FFA students and Lincoln County Farm Bureau members, come and do a presentation for our students. The students learned about the process of making flour, about farm life, seeds for growing items, etc. The students really enjoyed this educational experience.

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Grandparents Breakfast

We were excited to have 70 grandparents join us for the breakfast.  We hope everyone had a good time and we look forward to doing it again next year.

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Kona Ice

Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be on September 21st.  The flavor of the month will be Wild Green Apple.  Prices range from $2 through $4.  When purchasing the $4 Kona you will receive a Thin Green Line Support Bracelet.  A portion of every King Kona will be donated to the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs.


It is book fair time! Our book fair will be open from

Sept. 8 – Sept. 15 for student shopping. In addition, students can also shop with you at home using our online book fair, and all items will be shipped directly to the student at school. Please support our book fair!


Book Fair Link: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mckinneyelementaryschool2




Parents please read the following information regarding the school day on Monday, August 21 about the students viewing the solar eclipse.

solar eclipse

Welcome Back to School Orientation Schedule 2017-2018

OrientationHope everyone has had a wonderful summer and is excited to begin another school year!! The First Day of school for students begins on August 10th!!

We have several orientation nights scheduled throughout the district. Please plan to atttend your school's orientation to become more acquainted with your school, teachers, and staff. We are all looking forward to an amazing 2017-2018 school year!



2017-2018 School Supply Lists

  School Supply List


Register for Kindergarten Camp ~ July 31 - Aug. 1

Kindergarten Camp

After you have registered your child for Kindergarten you may also complete registration for "K Camp". K Camp is a new initiative starting in the 2017-2018 school year that will be offered from July 31 - Aug. 1. This will be a great opportunity for your child to better  prepare for their first day of Kindergarten. 
Kindergarten Camp Registration Link

Lincoln County Summer Food logo Lincoln County Summer Food Service Program

Lincoln County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Please Click "Read More" for Locations and Times.

Awards Day Schedule

Awards Day and 5th Grade Ceremony

May 18th


9:30-10:30            Primary awards

1:00-1:55              Intermediate Awards

Short break before 5th grade ceremony.

2:05-2:30             5th grade ceremony

May's Student of the Month


Congratulations to May's Student of the Month.

Preschool- Damarrea Pittman.

Kindergarten- Bailee Luster.

First Grade- Jayden Adams.

Second Grade- Kynnlee League and Layla Turner.

Third Grade- Brayden Brown.

Fourth Grade- Morgan Reynolds.

Fifth Grade-Gavin Coffman.

Way to go!!

GoFund Me for Chromebooks


According to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), our school is located in a distressed county which means it is one of the most economically depressed areas in the nation. Economically, the community ranks in the lowest 10 percent of the nation's counties. Although these barriers are extensive, our school and community work hard to provide opportunities for our students so they can work towards becoming  productive citizens  for the 21st century workforce.

The addition of 40 Chromebooks would allow each of our 3-5 students to have their own device to receive intervention and enrichment opportunities to increase their learning. Each student would be able to access reading and math on-line instruction in an effort to further support and contribute to the core instruction they receive on a daily basis.  The addition of the chromebooks would also provide the opportunity for our students to engage in science and social studies projects, especially in the realm of research.  Furthermore, the chrombooks would aid in the development of technology skills for our students.

The cost of the chromebooks for 40 students is $7200.  This includes the licensing fees and shipping/handling fees.  Our goal is to raise this money by July 31, 2017 in order to begin the new school year with our chromebook initiative in place. 

I hope you will help the students in our rural school to acquire chromebooks to ensure their college and career readiness for the future.  We are very appreciative of your help.

Kindergarten Registration April 18th - April 27th

Kindergarten Registration for Lincoln County Schools April 18 - 27th

After you have registered your child for Kindergarten you may also complete registration for "K Camp". K Camp is a new initiative starting in the 2017-2018 school year that will be offered from July 31 - Aug. 1. This will be a great opportunity for your child to better  prepare for their first day of Kindergarten. 
Kindergarten Camp Registration Link

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registeration
Kindergarten Registration is going to be held on May 1st. Anyone who has a student planning to attend kindergarten needs to stop by the front office and pick up a registration packet from April 18th – 27th. When you pick up your registration packets you will sign up for a time slot to register your student on May 1st. These packets must be picked up and completed before your appointment on May 1st. If you have any further questions please contact the school at (606) 346-4741.
Bus Accident

This afternoon, Wednesday, April 12th, Stanford Elementary school bus 0204 was involved in a minor accident.  No one was injured.  All students are being transported back to Stanford Elementary.  Parents and guardians should come to Stanford Elementary to pick up their students and sign them out. District and school staff will be available to answer any questions and address your concerns. 

April's Student of the Month

April Student Of Month

Congratulations to April's Student of the Month. Preschool- Kennedy Herring. Kindergarten- Katie Hampton. First Grade- Kristopher Jenkins. Second Grade- Peighton Adkins and Daniel Owens. Fourth Grade- Jayden Coleman. Fifth Grade- Trinity Young.

Way to go!!



read a thon  Congratulations to the following students for being the top earners during our Read-A-Thon:  Lucas Staton (1st place), Abby Walls (2nd place), and Chasity Clark (3rd place)!  We received a total of $455!


Money generated from the Read-A-Thon will go towards the purchase of new books for our library.  In addition to the new books, we will also receive new book shelves funded through a grant from Lowes, and Mrs. Brown will be painting our library over the summer. We are excited about the updates to our library!  Thanks to all who donated to our Read-A-Thon!

Third Nine Weeks Awards

Principal 3rd Nine Week 2016 

Our third nine weeks Principals Award winners. The Principals Award is given by Mr. Craiger to a student in each grade that he feels is a great leader, is well-behaved, and receives good grades. 

Kindergarten- Katie Hampton and Kailiyah Hocker-Correa.  First Grade- Mercedes Hernandez-Suarez.    Second Grade- Hagen Duham and Hailee Elmore. 

Third Grade-  Taylor Elmore.  Fourth Grade-  Sarah Tate.  Fifth Grade- Gavin Coffman.

Early Childhood Registration 2017 - 2018

Early Childhood Registration



It’s Candleberry Candle time!!! In order to help fund the items for my classes and special events such as Field Day, I am asking that you allow your child to participate in our Candleberry Candle fundraiser. We have the 26 oz. Large candles for $25.00. We have the 10 oz. Small candles for $15.00. If interested in purchasing a candle, please see one of our students. Please have the money and order form turned in by Monday, March 20th.
If you have questions or need an order form you may contact Mrs. Williams at (606) 346-4741 or kristin.williams@lincoln.kyschools.us.


We love seeing McKinney Elementary in the spotlight for great accomplishments.  Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!



March Students of the Month

March Student

Congratulations to our March Students of the Month. Preschool- Carter Marlow. Kindergarten- Wesley Taylor. First Grade- Carlos Hernandez-Suarez. Second Grade- Nicole Patterson and Dakotah Miracle. Third Grade- Silvia Machic. Fourth Grade- Austin Ratliff. Fifth Grade- Chelsea Barnes.

Way to go!!

Free Book
Congratulations! We only choose 10 schools to receive this award and McKinney was chosen as one of the 10. We were chosen to receive FREE access to Pat Quinn’s new book: How to Parent a Genius: Raising Kids that are Smart, Successful, Nice and Happy for ALL of your parents!
The book is only available for download on February 20 and February 21. Full information about giving your parents access to this book can be found here:

School picture

On February 9 we had 100% attendance for BOTH the students and the staff! This is a MAJOR accomplishment and something we are extremely proud of since it has been at least three years since this has happened.  Thank you to all the parents who make sure your students attend school daily and keep up the good work!

February Students of the Month

Feb. Student of Month

Congratulations to February's Student of the Month.  Preschool- Arianna Breckenridge.  Kindergarten- Bristol Brummett.  First Grade- Mercedes Hernandez-Suarez.  Second Grade- Cassie Grogan and Hailey Johnson.  Third Grade-  Taylor Elmore.  Fourth Grade- Alana Hodge.  Fifth Grade- Hailey Carter.

Way to go!!

February Events

February Events

Birthday Cutoff for Kindergarten Changed

Kindergarten childrenA change in the birthday eligibility cutoff for Kentucky kindergarteners will take effect in the 2017-18 school year. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, starting next fall, any child who turns 5-years-old on or before August 1 may enroll in full-day kindergarten. The change affects children statewide, according to the Kentucky Department of Education's website, which states, "Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, ...the entry date changes from October 1 to August 1.”
According to the Lincoln County Public School’s early entrance policy, parents may petition the board to allow their child to enter school earlier than permitted under statutory age requirements. Due to the change in the birthday eligibility cutoff, parents may request early-entrance screening if their child will turn 5-years-old between August 2 and October 1, 2017. In order to be accepted for early entry, children must exhibit high levels of academic and social/emotional aptitude on early childhood screeners/assessments.
Those who request early entry will be screened in April and May, and if the student meets the criteria, a recommendation will be made to the board of education by June 30 for the 2017-18 school year. A petition for early entrance testing must be made in writing to the superintendent prior to April 1 of the proposed entry school year. Please contact Bruce Smith, Director of Pupil Personnel, or Angela Cain, Director of Teaching and Learning, for further information. (606-365-2124)

Second Nine Week Awards

We had an awards ceremony on January 13 to celebrate students achievements for the Second Nine Weeks. 

Second Nine Weeks Principals Award

Our second nine weeks Principals Award winners. The Principals Award is given by Mr. Craiger to a student in each grade that he feels is a great leader, is well-behaved, and receives good grades.  Kindergarten- Noah Carman. First Grade- Levi Elliott. Second Grade- Lexi Tyler and Jayden Hines. Third Grade- Brayden Brown. Fourth Grade- Troy Lee. Fifth Grade- Austin Grimes.


Due to inclement weather (snow, ice, flooding, etc.) occasional changes may be required in school transportation, attendance times, and dates. Inclement weather requires close cooperation and good communications between home and school so that the quality of education is not reduced and the safety and welfare of children are maintained. In the case that changes are made, a School Messenger call will be made. Possible changes include: An early release, cancellation, or one of the three plans-one-hour delay, two-hour delay, or plan B is implemented.

The Kentucky Department of Education allows up to five hours for emergencies that can be forgiven and do not have to be made up each year. Lincoln County Public Schools (LCPS) may choose to delay the opening of schools by one-or-two hour increments as opposed to closing the entire day. The Board of Education may use one of the following alternative operational plans in an effort to reduce the number of days missed due to inclement weather.

Click Read More below to view all three Plans

Important Information

grandparents breakfast 

September 20 we have two big events taking place in the school.
- Breakfast with Grandparents will take place in the morning. Papers will be sent home with more information and for grandparents to sign up.  Breakfast will be $1.75 per grandparent.


-High Attendance Day. This is a day that every school in the state competes for high attendance. They give awards out by grade level. Last year McKinney won for the elementary school in our district and got to advance to compete at the state level.

We hope that you will be able to join us and that we have 100% attendance on this day!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Dates to Remember

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McKinney Elementary Parent Survey 2017-2018


McKinney Elementary Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, McKinney Elementary is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this year’s parent survey. In order to complete the survey, click on the parent survey icon above.

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. 

January Students of the Month
Jan. Students of the Month
Congrats to our January Student's of the Month.
Kindergarten- Raylynn Brummett. First Grade- Bristol Brummett. Second Grade-Mercedes Hernandez-Suarez. Third Grade- Jaydon Hines. Fourth Grade- Brayden Brown. Fifth Grade- Ashton Gifford.
Way to go!!!
Student of Month


Congrats to our December Students of the Month.
Kindergarten- Cayleb King. First Grade- Davis Ashcraft. Second Grade- Carlos Hernandez-Suarez. Third Grade- Peighton Adkins. Fourth Grade-Mattilyn Brown. Fifth Grade- Carter Neal.
Way to go!!!

Food Drive

We had a very successful food drive this year. We had 1,365 items donated. First Place was Mrs. Pendleton's Second Grade. Second Place was Mrs. Malone's Kindergarten Class. Third Place was Mrs. Watkin's Third Grade Class. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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Jordan Hall and Cow

Congratulations to Jordan Hall for placing 3rd & 4th in the beef cattle show at the Kentucky State Fair. Way to go Jordan, we are proud of your accomplishment!!!!

Welcome Back
office Staff

McKinney Teachers and Staff are excited for the 2017-2018 school year.  We have a great group of students.


School Day Extended To Coincide With The Solar Eclipse

             In follow-up to the announcement regarding the Lincoln County School District's decision to extend the school day on Monday, August 21, 2017, we want to share some of the final details as we prepare for this very unique learning experience planned for our students.
A few things to know:
     Lincoln County Schools will be extending the instructional day on Monday, August 21st until 4:00 PM to coincide with the solar eclipse. After careful consideration, we are extending the school day to ensure our students have the opportunity to view the eclipse in a safe environment.
     Certified solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided at no cost for all students and will be distributed the day of the eclipse.
     Students must have parent permission to participate in the eclipse viewing experience at their school. Permission slips will be coming home the week prior to the eclipse with your child. An alternative viewing option on media within the school will be provided as needed.
      We understand that some parents/guardians may want to request an absence for their child on this day so that their child can participate in an educational activity related to the eclipse outside of the school. Parents/guardians wishing to make this request may fill out an Educational Enhancement Opportunity Request Form and submit to their child's principal at least five (5) days prior to the absence. If you submit an Education Enhancement Opportunity Request Form and it is approved, the absence will be marked exempt for that day. The form may be accessed at the following link:

Educational Enhancement Opportunity Requst Form


Make sure to sign up for the Remind Updates so you can stay informed about important school information.REMIND TEXT

Donuts with Dad
Brayden Toby
Chloe Bradley

We had a great turnout for our Donuts with Dad this year.  This is always something we look forward to. 

No School ~ 1st Patriot Day (NTI Day)

Lincoln County Public Schools are closed, today Thursday, January 4, 2018. This will be the first Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Please have your student complete Day 1 of their Patriot Day packet today. Stay warm and safe. 

Your child's teacher will be available to assist today if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information

Gallup Poll Results


The Gallup Student Poll is a 24-question survey that measures the engagement, hope, entrepreneurial aspiration and career/financial literacy of students in grades five through 12. The Gallup Student Poll includes noncognitive metrics with links to student success. This scorecard reflects results from surveys completed in U.S. public schools.


Attached are the results from our 5th grade students regarding Engagement and Hope. Our students are hopeful with regards to their futures and feel they learn in a very engaging and caring environment as is demonstrated by these results. This is exactly what we strive for here at McKinney Elementary and we are encouraged to see we are being successful in that pursuit.



LincolnReads20 Kickoff

LincolnReads20 logo

We are so excited to share a new districtwide initiative to encourage students and families to Read 20 minutes per night. .

Students are encouraged to read 20 minutes per night at home and they will complete a log of their reading time.  Completed logs will be returned to their teacher and will allow students to be eligible for a variety of prizes at their schools. 

We are kicking off this district reading initiative and would like your help in spreading the word and encouraging students to read.  

Look for  our yard signs around the community along with posters of educators reading at your school.  Information will also be shared with and discussed at the local radio station during our twice monthly Lincoln County District Updates.

Many celebrations have been planned and will be occurring at the elementary schools across the district.

Thank you in advance for helping our students on their path to becoming life-long readers!  

Reading with children for 20 minutes per day exposes them to 1.8 million words a year!


LIVE Program Hold

How to place a hold:

A program’s implementation requires intentional planning, oversight and revision utilizing the continuous improvement process. At this time, Superintendent, Mr. Rowe has placed a hold on the addition of new students into the LIVE Program. Mr. Rowe has asked both Jackie Risden-Smith, Chief Academic Officer, and Darren Yaden, Chief Operations Officer, to take over the program at this time. We will be prepared to add additional students in January.

September Students of the Month

Congrats to our September Students of the Month. Kindergarten- Steven Moore. First Grade- Chloe Lane. Second Grade- Danicka Neal. Third Grade- Levi Douglas. Fourth Grade- Beth Luster. Fifth Grade- Heaven Bunn.
Way to go!!!

September Student of Month

August 21st School Day Extended One (1) Hour


Lincoln County Schools will be extending the instructional day on Monday August 21st to coincide with the solar eclipse.


The duration of the eclipse for Lincoln County is from 1:02pm-3:55pm. The instructional day for Monday August 21st will extend to 4:00pm for all schools. Since prolonged viewing of a solar eclipse with the unaided eye could cause serious eye injuries, our goal is to ensure students are not on school buses during the eclipse.


The eclipse peak will be at 2:30pm when the moon obscures 96.5% of the sun.


As normal, buses will leave from the middle school first. Students will arrive home roughly one (1) hour later than normal.

Please sign permission slip and have your child return it to school on Monday if you haven't already done so. You may also click the following link to download permission slip now Solar Eclipse Permission Slip

September Events

September Events

October Students of the Month

October Students of Month

Congrats to our October Students of the Month.
Kindergarten- Bella Caldwell. First Grade-Katie Hampton. Second Grade- Grayden Brown. Third Grade- Kaya Jones. Fourth Grade- Larry Gray. Fifth Grade- Hunter Burt.
Way to go!!!
McKinney "ROAR" Guidelines

ROAR Guidelines

McKinney Elementary has developed school-side expectations that have been taught to students since the start of the school year as part of our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) school-wide initiative. Our expectations are summarized by the acronym R.O.A.R. Roar stands for Responsible, On-Task, Attitude and Respect.  If our students keep these four things in mind and try their best to demonstrate them in all settings they will be successful.  They are also rewarded for these efforts. We have seen a tremendous amount of growth in all four of these areas since the start of school.  Our goal at McKinney is for these four expectations to become habits of all of our  students, simply the way they do business and we are off to a great start.

October School Events

October Events

Congratulations to the Lincoln County Early Childhood Program!!

      Preschool-Headstart Teachers

     All six Preschool/Head Start sites, including Crab Orchard, Fort Logan, Highland, Hustonville, McKinney and Waynesburg have earned a 5 Star Rating based on the Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System. A 5 Star Rating is the highest rating possible to be earned. The All STARS system is certified by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education.

     Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky's expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system for early care and education programs. Studies show that children who attend high quality early learning environments have better math, language and social skills. The unified system serves all early care and education programs that receive public funding including child care centers, Head Start and public preschool. Kentucky All STARS is based on Kentucky's Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality. It recognizes programs that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement. On the path toward higher quality, programs can benefit from supports including training, technical assistance and coaching.

      On the expanded five-star scale, STARS level one is obtained by meeting regulatory requirements. STARS level two is obtained by completing a set of required domains and standards. STARS levels three through five features a range of points programs must meet in order to meet to move up on the rating scale. While there are required domains for these three STARS levels, programs can choose from a menu of standards to fulfill the requirements.

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