Welcome to the 5th grade classroom page!
I am McKinley Backous or Ms. Mack. I graduated from Chadron State College with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I have one daughter, Jayda, who attends St. Agnes Academy.
I have the 5th graders for Language Arts, Reading, Religion, Science, and Homeroom. I also teach the 6,7,8 Science classes. 


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5th Graders are paired with a Sister from Marian Residence. The students and Sisters get together on the second Tuesday of every month through the school year for a prayer service and snack. At the end of the year, the Sisters host a BBQ for the 5th grade class.

5th Grade puts on the Winter Pep Rally in December.

Field Trips:

5th Grade will have a field trip to Chadron for the NRD's Water Conservation Festival. This event is hosted at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. It is an all day event. It is held in May.

6th Grade will visit the Planetarium at Chadron State College sometime in April during their Astronomy Unit.

7th Grade will visit Box Butte General Hospital in May during their Human Body Systems and Health Unit.

8th Grade will have a field trip to Bowl-Mor Lanes in May during their Simple Machines Unit




Ms. McKinley Backous

6th-8th Grade Science
 5th grade Reading & Religion