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McKinley Elementary and Junior High School
16949 Cottage Grove
South Holland, Il 60473
Phone: 708.339.8500 | Fax: 708.331.5805
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
No freight deliveries accepted after 1:00 p.m.

McKinley Monarchs
Standards of Excellence
  • To create a safe nurturing environment that encourages students to accept and find the best in themselves and others
  • To challenge students to reach their full academic potential
  • To instill in students a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves, their school, and their community
  • To encourage collaboration between home, community and school with a focus on student achievement
Principal's Corner
                  Letter from our Principal . . .
                                                           Click HERE to read Mr. Whitaker's letter for 2013-2014

Save the Date . . . Registration Information

Save the Date!

First day of school for South Holland School District 150
is Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Click HERE for our registration dates and times in AUGUST . . .

Enjoy your summer!

Summer District Office Hours . . .

Please be aware that our School District JULY SUMMER Office hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please be aware that ONLY THE DISTRICT OFFICE is open during the month of JULY.

No FREIGHT deliveries after 1:00 p.m.
Please call the District Office for more information
(708) 339-4240

Have a wonderful summer!!!

     One TEAM . . .
     One PRIDE . . .
     One FAMILY . . .

South Holland School District - Summer Reading Program . . .

Reading is an important life-long skill that exercises our brains, improves concentration and teaches about the world around us.  Reading also helps to improve vocabulary and develop the imagination.
We hope that all of our students enjoy their summer reading and projects.  If you have misplaced your Summer Reading packet that was sent home with your student(s)' report cards . . . we have all the Summer Reading information posted HERE . . .
Thank you for your support.  We wish you a safe and spectacular summer.

IMPORTANT:   This list applies to your grade level for the 2014/2015 School Year . . .

Summer Reading Program Information ~ Greenwood Elementary (incoming PreK - Grade 3)
Summer Reading Program Information ~ McKinley Elementary (incoming Grades 4-5)
Summer Reading Program Information ~ McKinley Jr. High (incoming Grades 6-8)

McKinley Field Days 2014

Thank you parents and staff for another spectacular FIELD DAY

It might have rained a bit but we still had fun . . .
Take a look at some of the fun we had on this year's Field Day . .

Click here to view pictures from last year's fun event  . . .

5th Grade Field Trip to Iron Oaks . . .

The Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center Adventure Center is a special place dedicated to providing original, interactive and fun programming for groups of all ages, abilities and levels of aspiration.  Their method focuses on teaching leadership and team skills while using our teams development course, two high ropes courses and a forty foot climbing tower.  These and many more challenging activities encourage personal growth as well as team-strengthening interactions on a variety of levels.  Our skillful facilitators work to help create a safe environment where the students test and develop these qualities and process the experience to see how it applies to real-life situations.

What are the Benefits of Team Building?

Team building creates strong bonds and encourages cohesion among a group of individuals.  The group experiences personal growth, learns to creatively solve problems, cooperates with team members, and efficiently develops and achieves team goals.

To view pictures of this field trip - click HERE . . .

4th Grade - Regions of the United States Floats

As a culminating project for our fourth grade unit on the Regions of the United States, each child learned about one state through a research project. 

To view photos of our winning "floats" - click here . . .

McKinley Tennis Tournament 2014 . . . .

Congratulations to all of our participants in
McKinley's 1st Annual Tennis Tournament
that was held on
Wednesday, March 15, 2014

To view pictures from this year's event ~ click here . . .

Project ACES comes to McKinley School - 2014

On May  7, 2014 Mr. Bogwill  lead our McKinley students and staff on a walk as part of Project ACES .  

Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously), is a signature program of
the Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc.   

ACES takes place on the first Wednesday in May as part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month along with National Physical Education Week.  It has been labeled as "the world's largest exercise class"

To view pictures from this year's fun event ~ click HERE . . .

Pi Day “π” at McKinley School . . .
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”)

McKinley School celebrated with a fun assembly for the staff and students . .  

Congratulations McKinley Monarch Choir . . .
We wish to congratulate our McKinley Monarch Choir on their recent achievement . . .

They took 1st Place at District Competition for I.G.S.M.A
(Illinois Grade School Music Association)

McKinley School Celebrates Black History Month . . .

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.   

South Holland School District joined in the celebration of Black History Month with an assembly put together by our staff.  Our students performed songs and dances in conjunction with this annual event. 

Science Fair - 2014

What an exciting Science Fair this year . . .
Our students did some great research and completed interesting experiments. 

Our science fair was held on Thursday, January 23, 2014

To view pictures from this exciting event - click HERE . . . .

Commemorating 9-11 . . .

First Responders are those brave men and women who respond to emergencies in our community and protect the public. They include law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics, search & rescue teams, emergency management personnel, chaplains and others.

Greenwood and McKinley Elementary School as well as McKinley Jr. High School
want to say “Thank you” for this selfless, sacrificial service provided to our community.