Welcome To McKinley’s MIPA The McKinley MIPA class would like to welcome you to McKinley Elementary School.  The MIPA teacher is Ms. Bluestein –  

1st Grade

Learning:  Developmentally first graders work on their social and academic growth.  They work on number sense, understanding how numbers work together.  They start learning about Virginia history by learning about Jamestown and the Powhatan Indians.  Learning is structured to take place through centers, working to strengthen their ability to work independently. Along with learning centers, students work collaboratively and […]

2nd Grade

Learning: During the year students learn about Native American tribes, the contributions of multiple famous Americans, US geography and being a good citizen.  Students start reading for meaning and work on addition and subtraction fact fluency.   All year long the grade level works on building a learning community where we are kind, courteous and cooperative. Trips: 2nd […]

3rd Grade

Learning: 3rd grade is an exciting year of growth and engagement! Students are expected to be independent and take more responsibility for their learning. Throughout the year, teachers utilize arts integration, personalized learning, cooperative learning, technology integration, and workshop models to increase choice, motivation, and independence in learning. Some favorite curriculum topics are multiplication/division, ecosystems, […]

4th Grade

Learning: Students will not only be taught by their homeroom teacher, but by other teachers on the grade level team. Rotations of content begin in 4th grade as well as getting daily instruction in science and social studies.  4th grade is also when students begin instrumental lessons in school. Participation in the school science fair becomes required. Some […]

5th Grade

Learning: In 5th grade, all students rotate through blocks of Math, Science, and Reading.  Social Studies and Writing are done together for another block of instruction. SOL’s are taken in Science, Reading, and Math. Trips: Annually the 5th graders take a trip to Baltimore to visit the Science Museum or the Walters Art Gallery.  Another […]


The Cardinal Music Team is in the full swing! Reach out directly to your student’s Music teacher with any questions: Ms. Bartholomew – Ms. Johnson – Ms. Tyler (Instrumental Music) – Link to APS Music Department information and curriculum

Physical Education

The Physical Education team would like to welcome you to McKinley Elementary School.  The Physical Education teachers are Mr. Aubrey – Ms. Christ – Ms. Hurren – Follow us on Social Media as well to gain idea for remaining physically active at home 🙂 @HurrenNicole @chelseachrist9 @APSAubrey Link to APS Physical Education and […]

Support Staff

The McKinley Support Staff would like to welcome you to McKinley Elementary School.  The McKinley Support Staff members are Ms. Smith – Reading Specialist – Ms. McDonald – Reading Specialist – Mr. Trainor – Gifted Resource – Ms. Lewis – Instructional Technology Coordinator (ITC) – Ms. Millman – Math Coach – […]

Cardinal School Counseling

The Cardinal  School Counseling Program has been recognized as an American School Counselor Association (ASCA)  Model Program 2021     Counseling Services Counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program aligned with ASCA’s national model and designed to have a positive impact on student success.  School counseling is proactive and focused on helping remove barriers to academic success […]