YSD Stories

  • Halloween/Dia de los Muertos at McKinley

    Posted by Al Fischer on 11/2/2022

    McKinley celebrated Halloween and Dia de los Muertos in a fun, beautiful way.

    For Halloween, we had an all-school assembly in the gym.  A wonderful band from Mexico, Bola Suriana, entertained the kids.

    Students watching a band

    They got the students singing and dancing in their seats.  They even let some get up and play instruments in a parade!

    Student playing instruments

    For Dia de los Muertos, our observance was particularly moving.  Mr. Saucedo organized his students in the creation of an ofrenda honoring the memory of dead loved ones.  Many students and staff members contributed pictures of people they had lost.  It was beautiful.  We hope your observance of the holidays was equally meaningful.  :-)

    The ofrenda in the McKinley gym

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  • McKinley loves STEAM

    Posted by Al Fischer on 10/20/2022

    The students at McKinley had a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal... with a python!!

    Students with a snakeStudents with a snake

    According to our STEAM Specialist, Breena Nye, "The goal of the lesson was to actively engage the students while learning about the habitat, care, and handling of a ball python. Lulu (my ball python) is very curious and a good ambassador for snakes. The students learned all about the ball python while many overcame their fear of snakes. "

    Student holding a snake

    What a cool experience for our students!  Ms. Nye is new to our school, and we appreciate how she has slithered on in.  Go Mavericks!

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  • Students At McKinley Elementary Learn How To Make Tortillas For Hispanic Heritage Month

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 9/23/2022

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, students at McKinley Elementary learned how to make tortillas in class! Students made the dough and used a tortilla press!

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