Dassa McKinney
Elementary School


We believe a student’s life success is dependent upon more than just his grades. We believe to become truly “educated,” students must recognize and develop their intellect, their talents, and their aspirations. Not only do we offer art, music, band, physical education, STREAM, and library education, we also advocate developing the whole person through various programs and activities available throughout our community. Here, you’ll learn more about the programs your child will participate in at Dassa McKinney Elementary School.

School-Wide Positive Behavior Program

This team consists of faculty and staff who are committed to making Dassa McKinney a safe and positive place to be. Students learn the expectations for each area of school, and we all work together to follow these expectations daily. 

Dassa Dash

The Dassa Dash is a race for students in pre-k through sixth grade. Our SWPB team sponsors this annual event and our P.E. teacher, Ms. Scialabba, organizes it. A big thank you to them for making this happen. Check out how much fun the kids had at the 2021 Dassa Dash!

Community Service

American Heart Association Annual Fundraiser

Each year our P.E. teacher Ms. Scialabba organizes a fundraising event called the Kids Heart Challenge. Our students have fun participating in Hoops for Heart or Jump Rope for Heart activities during P.E. class. They also learn the importance of staying healthy and helping others who may not have a healthy heart. 

Congratulations to the 2021 top student fundraisers for the Kids Heart Challenge. Their reward? Sliming their teachers and staff! Check out our slime time video! A fun time was had by all. Even those getting slimed!

Starfish Program

This program involves a commitment we as faculty and students make at Dassa McKinney to seek out individuals to lift and encourage through small, intentional actions. We accept others differences, and we commit to take responsibility for our actions. Discover more about this program by reading the starfish story and pledge.

      Dassa Stream Team

      This team, made up of students and staff at Dassa McKinney, creates instructional videos discussing valuable core principles that help make our school community strong!

      Come listen to our Dassa Stream Team discuss valuable principles that help make our school community strong!

      YouTube Videos
      Be Productive
      Be Responsible
      Be Respectful
      Fire Safety

      Student Council

      Some of our ongoing activities with student council include Box Tops for Education, weekly peer tutoring and service learning projects, like cards and care packages for veterans and others, book collections and exchanges, special assemblies, and fundraisers to benefit the school community.