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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At McKee we believe:

    • School is a working partnership between students, staff, parents and the community
    • All students are unique and can be successful In promoting good character, awareness for the needs of others and maintaining positive relationships

    Please review our Student Rights & Responsibilities 2020-2021 for more information

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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Located in the Empire Park community, McKee School is named after George Albert McKee, a former Edmonton Public Schools Superintendent. It is our mission as professionals to inspire and instill successful learning for all students in a safe, respectful and culturally responsive environment.

    Our school shares property with the Duggan Health Office and Empire Park Community League. We are supported by the diversity and respect of the wonderful neighbourhoods that surround our school. We also benefit from the excellent support of our Friends of McKee Society who provide funding for many elements of our school and hold family oriented events at our school throughout the school year.

    McKee School offers kindergarten to grade 6 programming and we are a district site for students requiring the behaviour and learning assistance program. Our focus is on literacy across the curriculum and we are also a community of leaders that are developed through the PAX Good Behaviour Game (GBG), which creates a nurturing setting throughout the school and in every classroom. This is helpful for developing prosocial behaviours, citizenship and character development in our students. Our school also offers a number of programs to help students find success including daily reading and phonics awareness, Lucy Calkins writers workshop, and Response to Intervention (RTI).

    All of this helps us prepare our students for successful and healthy futures.

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ALERT: Instruction moves to distance and online learning.


School phone lines and emails remain open for communication with families.

   

Welcome

   We are extremely proud of our ‘Home-School-Community' partnership at McKee School. We have built a collaborative culture based upon strong relationships and high quality instruction. Every member of the McKee community places a great deal of importance on these relationships to ensure the successful academic and personal development of all of our students.

McKee School offers:

  • Programming from Kindergarten through to grade six.
  • Students in grades four, five and six receive instruction in French as a Second Language and at risk students receive Middle Years Literacy Intervention.
  • McKee School is also a district site for Division l and Division ll Behaviour and Learning Assistance programming, spread out over three classes.
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentorship to approximately 30 students.
  • U of A Students for Learning (SFL) collaboration
  • Study Buddy program
  • Music, Photography Art clubs, Intramurals, AMA Safety Patrols, Student Leadership .
  • Strong community relationships that allow us to provide our students with authentic and relevant learning experiences beyond the regular classroom.
 

Principal's Message

At McKee School, we inspire and instill successful learning for all students in a safe, respectful and culturally responsive environment. Our focus is on literacy across the curriculum. We are also a community of leaders that are developed through the PAX Good Behaviour Game (GBG), which creates a nurturing setting throughout the school and in every classroom. This allows young people to develop prosocial behaviours which supports citizenship and character development.

Our school offers a number of programs to help students find success including daily reading and phonics awareness, Lucy Calkins writing workshop, and Response to Intervention (RTI). We are also a Division site for students requiring a Behaviour and Learning Assistance (BLA) program placement and look for appropriate subject-specific inclusion opportunities. We work hard to prepare all our students for successful and healthy futures.

It is a privilege to be part of the culture at McKee School, where the ‘home-school-community’ connection puts the development and authentic experiences of our students above all else. Positive, respectful relationships and high quality instruction will continue to form the foundation which defines us. I invite you to visit the school to experience the excellence for yourself.

Clinton Preeper

Principal