September 3, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow”.
Students, parents, guardians, and staff welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. This website will prove to be a valuable source of communication to our community as it will provide school news and other important information for parents, guardians, and students.
We at MacKinnon Middle School have a dedicated staff that will provide educational opportunities that will implement educational opportunities that will allow your child to achieve their highest potential. We work diligently to ensure your child prospers at the middle school level both academically and socially. We provide an array of challenging programs and offer many extra-curricular clubs and sports teams for our students. We pride ourselves in giving our students a thorough education in all content areas. At MacKinnon, we want each and every student to achieve and attain success on all curriculum and state assessments and provide a safe learning environment. Our goal is to prepare your child to be college and career ready.
It is important to be an active participant in your child’s middle school career. Communication is a key element to your child’s success. Please support us as we want to see each and every student achieve high academic goals. This school year the district will be utilizing a new SIS (School Information System) called Realtime. Please be sure to check Realtime on a daily basis to follow and monitor your child’s progress. Also, many announcements and flyers will be distributed through Realtime. Please have your child familiarize the student handbook and that your child abides by all school rules and regulations. Lastly, it is important for your child to arrive on time for school, to dress appropriately for school, to be respectful of others, and to be prepared and ready to learn. I thank you in advance and look forward to working with all of you in the 2019-2020 school year.
Our Vision here at MacKinnon Middle School is that all students have the ability to learn. Our aim is to create climate and culture where all students are actively engaged through rigorous lessons with the inclusion of technology and differentiated instruction. Also, to create active citizens that consciously interact with the world around them and become a contributing part of society as want students to be able to think for themselves, engage in discovering global issues, and to develop educated positions on such.
Dr. Patrick Ketch, Principal