8th Grade Information

High School Transition....

In an effort to ease 8th grade student anxiety in transition to high school, the CEC Student Committee have updated their video and created an email where students may send any questions they may have about the District 20 High School experience. 

Students may send any questions they have to  cechighschoolinquiry@gmail.com

The below link will take you to the CEC Student Video about transitioning to HS. 



Dear Parents/Guardians: 

As we approach the coming of a new semester and eventually graduation, we would like to inform you of the criteria for 8th grade students to be nominated for awards and to be able to participate in the 8th grade Washington, DC trip. .
In order for 8th grade students to be nominated for awards, and to be able to attend the 8th grade trip, conduct will be considered for every student recommended.  Any students who receives an N or U in conduct for 2 or more quarters will be disqualified.
Award /Graduation Ceremony Committee

Greetings 8th Grade Parents and Guardians,

This is going to be such an exciting year for you and for your child!  
We wanted to make sure we kept you abreast of important dates on the horizon. 
Most dates are tentative, but we thought it best for you to have a rough idea of what to expect in the coming months. 
You can also find important documents that were given out in school in the folder below. 

October 2017

 Dear McKinley Families,


On Friday, November 10th Class Act Photographers will be at McKinley 

to take the 8th grade individual graduation pictures taken with a graduation

gown on. All 8th grade students will take a photo which is used in the yearbook.


Please note: 

Gentlemen should wear a white button down collared dress shirt with a tie.

Ladies should not wear a high collared blouse.


Attached is a form if you would like to purchase a package of your child's

graduation photo. All money (cash or money order) is to be sent in on

Friday, November 10th. Please note that no change can be made that day,

so be sure to send in the exact amount nor will envelopes be opened at that time.


If you have any questions, please call 718 833 1000 extension 2200.


Thank you.


I.S. 259 PTA Executive Board


            We will be collecting senior dues beginning Thursday, October 5, 2017 until Friday, November 3, 2017.  

Senior dues are $85.00.

Senior Dues include the following items:
1. McKinley Yearbook
2. Award at Graduation
3. Graduation Gowns
4. Printing of Graduation Tickets
5. Printing of Graduation Programs
6. Printing of Diplomas
7. Diploma Case
8. Class Picture (For Diploma Case)
9. Seals for Diplomas
10. McKinley Senior T-Shirt (Given out for the Senior BBQ)
11. McKinley Senior Bag

8th Grade Information

Upcoming Dates

October 25th: 6:30 pm

High School Information Night

November 10th

8th Grade Graduation Photos

January 25th

8th Grade Class Photos


June 6th 

Senior Dance

Fort Hamilton Army Base

June 22: Graduation

10:00 MCU Park