Our vision: All McKinney Cougars will collaborate to reach their highest academic and social potential through inspirational and intentional learning.
We believe that the "all" in our vision statement extends beyond our students. It includes our staff, our parents, our partner organizations, and our neighborhood. Therefore, it is our goal to have W. Verne McKinney Elementary School be a place that enhances and supports the entire community.
Our Mission is our McKinney Pledge statment: We at McKinney Elementary achieve our dreams by being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE. Success comes through HARD WORK! Go Cougars!
When our staff and students work hard, and work together by being safe, respectful, and responsible, we know that we can create a learning environment where we can reach high levels of success.
Thank you for supporting our Vision. Together, we will do great things!
In the summer of 2018, our staff collaborated to craft four belief statements that guide our work toward our vision. Here they are:
- We are 100% committed to our students and each other.
- McKinney collaborates to be a supportive, responsive, and flexible community for all.
- We celebrate all learners and challenge them to grow.
- All adult words and actions have a direct and powerful impact.
By grounding our work in these values, we are united to meet our vision.
Our School is happy to be a wellness school. We focus on students using self-regulation strategies to maintain positive behavior. Sammi Minter is our wellness coach and works with classes and individuals to find ways to be more in control and mindful. You can do this at home with our "Zones of Regulation" strategies. We want kids to identify how their feeling, and then know what strategies help them be successful with however they are feeling!