Skip navigation

McKinley STEAM Academy students may participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. Interscholastic sports are available only to seventh and eighth grade students, and other extracurricular activities are open to all grades. 

If you have any questions, contact the activities director. If you are interested in sponsoring an extracurricular activity, stop by the main office.


  • Art Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Classic Edition (show choir)
  • Eastern Iowa Arts Academy classes
  • Fall Musical
  • Jazz Band
  • Robotics
  • Student Union
  • Variety Show
  • Weight Training Club

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 their 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 support.
  • 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.

Policy on students attending school events

Hello McKinley Families,

I hope this communication finds you and your family well.

Guaranteeing our students’ parents, their extended family members, guests, and community members are able to visit our school and have a positive experience continues to be one of my highest priorities. Rather it be at a basketball game, an orchestra concert, or any other event that promotes and celebrates the multitude of amazing talents our students possess, all visitors must feel welcome in a positive and supportive environment.

To ensure such a culture of celebration, the following expectation will go into effect beginning December 1st:

All students, including students from other schools, who are not participating in the event, must be accompanied by and sitting with a parent or guardian that is listed in Infinite Campus. If the student does not have a parent or guardian present at the event (athletic, music or other), that student will be asked to leave the event immediately. This policy es un-iine with similar expectations at other middle schools and Cedar Rapids Community School District’s Kingston Stadium.

All decisions are final and at the discretion of McKinley administration or their designee. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Martinez (Principal), Mrs. Hanna (Assistant Principal), or Mr. Allred (Activities Coordinator) at 319.558.2348.

Thank you for your continued support of our students and staff, Go Bears!

Jason Martinez, Principal

Key Contact

Aaron Allred

Activities Coordinator