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

School Wide Positive Behavior Program flyer

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. 

Come listen to our students discuss valuable principles that help make our school community strong!

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Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support - 2022-2023 PaPBS Network Tiers 1-2-3 Site

Dassa McKinney Elementary School was one of 40 schools in the state of Pennsylvania to receive the Fidelity Award for tiers one, two, and three recognition at the Pennsylvania Implementers Forum on November 30, 2022, for the 2021–2022 school year.

We received the same recognition for the 2022–2023 school year.

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.

Student Members

6th Graders: Benjamin Baptiste, Layla Bishop, Patricia Bonzo, Emma Brewer, Logan Diaz, Kyle Fend, Teagan Hillard, and Anna Pavelek

5th Graders: Ryder Carter, Clayton Craig, Belle Devore, Reid Harris, Cadence Johnston, Reed McGraw, Zoey Morgan, Lilah Speicher, and Gabby Stark

    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.