McKinley In the News

May 9, 2016 – Joint Use Groundbreaking Ceremony on KUSI News

September 2014 – Short School Days Continue Due to Heat Wave (Fox News 5)

October 2013 – Garden featured by Slow Food Urban San Diego

May 2012 – KPBS – San Diego Restaurant Cultivating Next Generation of Foodies. McKinley thanks Ron and Ricardo at Alchemy!

May 2012 – KPBS – Budget Cuts Could Drive Successful Program Out Of San Diego Schools

March 2012 – School Arts Magazine – Story on McKinley’s Octopus Garden

February 2012 – San Diego Union-Tribune – Pat Taylor

USA TODAY Story on McKinley’s Octopus Garden:

April 2011: USA Today story featuring McKinley’s Octopus Garden and USA Today story including quote from Principal Julie Ashton-Grey about the garden.

April 2011 – San Diego Union-Tribune – Maria Soto

April 2011 – McKinley PTC Gives Thanks in North Park News Letter to the Editor

March 2010 – Congratulations to McKinley Volunteers

Feb. 2010 – San Diego Union-Tribune – School Spotlight: McKinley Elementary

Feb. 2010 – Uptown News – Mission Hills Church Supports McKinley

Jan. 2010 – Uptown News – Multiple Arms Cultivate ‘Octopus’s Garden’

Dec. 2009 – Uptown News – McKinley Students Collect Pennies for Peace

Oct. 2009 – KUSI TV – Ms. Ashton Gray as a Chicken

Sept. 2009 – A Visit with Senator Kehoe

Aug. 2006 – McKinley Alumni Plan Reunion

One comment

  1. I just realized it’s been fifty years sense I graduated from McKinley. I have allot of good memories. I now live in Washington state, from the pictures and the history section of this web site it looks like everything has changed. I drove by about 15 years ago (the last time in San Diego) and saw the old 2 story brick building was torn down and I think the lunch bowl was missing. I’m assuming the sixth grade classroom and the room we stored our sack lunches in (a two room wood building next to the bowl) was also long gone. There use to be a small grove of eucalyptus trees in the south west corner behind the bowl which provide shade, but I think that is also missing. The last big land mark was Starrets candy store on the south side of the campus, it looked like it had been converted into a private home. You have a great looking school and by this web site I can tell you have allot of parents who care. You all should all be very proud as I am.

    Rick Smith class of 1960

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