Extracurricular Activities


There are a variety of extracurricular activities in which students can participate.  Interscholastic sports are available only to 7th and 8th grade students but other extracurricular activities are open to all grades.  Activity information included in the announcements scrolling on the TV monitors.  If you have any questions, contact Mr. Mark Kenny, Activities Director, at 558-4153; mkenny@crschools.us.  If you or you know of someone who might be interested in sponsoring an extracurricular activity, stop by the main office.   

Below are extracurricular activities that were offered last school year.  Students should check the announcement screens to find out when activities will be starting.      



Fall School Musical - See Mr.Mossman for more information

Chamber Orchestra - See Mr. Mnayer for more information

Classic Edition (Show Choir) - See Mr. Mossman for more information

Jazz Band -  See Mrs. Phelan for more information                     

Steam EXPO and Variety Show.  Fundraiser for Fine Arts department and STEAM Fund 



Chess Club.  See Mr. Patience or Mrs. Powell. 

Project Lit Book Club.  

Forensic Club - This program will focus on the use and application of forensic science to solve crimes and is being co-sponsored by School Resource Officer Anne Deutmeyer.  Students will also get hands-on experience in CSI practices, such as fingerprint and DNA collection as well as footprint impressions to name a few.  Students will discuss examples of DNA, and how they are analyzed to solve crimes, including hair, skin, blood, and other bodily fluids.  Students will not be exposed to any of these items at any time.  In addition, students will participate in field trips to the CR Police Department and Linn County Courthouse.

Robotics.  See Mr. Patience for more information.  


Extracurricular Eligibility Policy

The transition to the Learner Centered Assessment and Reporting model allows a more complete picture of a student's learning.  Additionally, it provides a method by which a student can reflect on his/her progress towards developing skills essential for a successful career in the working world.  The coaches and directors at McKinley find that fostering these skills through our athletic and fine arts programs as well as our after school activities is critical for the long term success of our students as they make the transition to high school and adulthood.  As a result McKinley's Extracurricular Eligibility Policy will reflect our desire to have students perform at high levels both academically and behaviorally.


Eligibility:  For a student to be considered eligible for athletic contests, extracurricular fine arts performances, clubs and activities the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Passing grade (D,P,E) in all classes.  Coaches will notify parents if their student athlete is ineligible and will provide supports.

  • Detention(s) must be served prior to participation in all extracurricular activities. Coaches and parents will be notified by teachers of student detentions.

  • Students are not eligible to participate in any extracurricular activity during a period of suspension.

Eligibility Deadline:  Student eligibility will be examined every Thursday.  Students who do not meet these expectations will be ineligible for the following week's competitions, performances, etc.  If the student demonstrates they meet the requirements before a competition, it is the responsibility of the teacher to notify the coach of the student's eligibility.