Dear McKibben Cubs,
Welcome to a new school year!
It is a great honor to be part of the Howard J. McKibben community and I am excited to welcome our families back for another year as well as get to know some new members of the McKibben family. As you visit our campus, you will see some of the same faces as well as some new ones. I look forward to building positive relationships with each of the students and their parents as well as the dedicated staff in order to provide our students the highest quality education.
McKibben continues in its school-wide focus on Direct Interactive Instruction, Thinking Maps and Write from the Beginning, GLAD strategies, and exciting and rigorous math instruction and CGI strategies. We encourage our students to think differently as 21st century learners, allowing them to develop a competitive edge in critical thinking, creativity, and navigating complex information systems in the modern age. McKibben maintains a large group of students who are members of our High Achievers for 4th- 6th grades; and is happy to announce the induction of our Jr. High Achievers for our 2nd and 3rd grade students.
This year will be exciting, busy, and rewarding for all of our students as we continue the positive school culture of being respectful, responsible, safe, and learners. Join us in making school a great experience, as parent involvement is an integral part of our students' education. Throughout the school year, we will provide you with school information via school-wide Class Dojo, Aeries Communication and Parent Portal, our school's website, calendars, newsletters, and our new marquee that will be installed soon! Please feel free to stop in or contact me with any questions, ideas, or if you are interested in becoming involved with the McKibben community!
Jan Tyrone Principal
Howard J. McKibben Elementary School