Newspaper Club

Bringing The Cardinal Times to your home!

The McKinley Times newspaper

Each year, 3rd-5th grade aspiring journalists meet to create Cardinal’s official newsletter! Published 2 times/year, The Cardinal Times features stories and photographs by our students.

Are your kids curious?  Do they love to write (or might, with some encouragement)? The Cardinal newspaper club will teach them how a news publication comes together. During the six-week session, the kids will identify compelling stories, practice interviewing skills, write a catchy lead, and help produce the first issue of the Cardinal newspaper. The club will meet at school on Tuesday mornings at 7:45 AM, starting October 19. 

To join, email Carrie at

How You Can Help

Help guide 5th graders through the process of planning newspaper content, conducting interviews, and writing articles. Coordinate the layout and printing of each issue.

Contact the program chair(s) if you wish to help.

2021-22 Program Chair(s)

The parent facilitators, Carrie Aber and Susan Straight, are professionals in media with long careers in print and television. Email Carrie at to sign up.

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