Kennedy After-School Curriculum Enrichment

posted Feb 13, 2017, 9:55 AM by Kennedy Elementary   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 11:33 AM ]

We would like to thank 30 members of the Kennedy Elementary School staff for volunteering to offer our students a week long KACE enrichment club.  Due to your vision, heart and unique skill set, over 300 Kennedy students K-5 enjoyed many new experiences including:  Science Experiments, Duct Tape Art, All About Japan, Winter Crafts, Photography 101, Sweet Treat Decorating, Sewing, Basketball, Little Chefs, Drawing, Dinosaurs and more!  Thank you:  Maegan Lamb, Jessica Hall, Ally Brudevold, Jennifer Buckle, Nichole Dulley, Darla Witmer, Sarah Wood, Megan Emery, Angie Gonzalez, Nicole Evans, Jessica Solis Flor, Angie Quiroz, Stacy Giesbrecht, Maria Neads, Taylor Cooper, Nicole Fulgham, John Moran, Jon Stover, Mayra Hernandez, Jessica Taylor, Linda Wilson, Holly Smucker, Yelena Chuprova, Gabriella Steinlicht, Eli Martinez, Manuel Ruiz, Annette Martinez, Abby Diaz, Maria Marquez and Eli Velazquez!  Thank you! 

Kennedy Gets $1,000 Grant From Maps Credit Union

posted Jan 23, 2017, 2:56 PM by Salem Keizer   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 8:57 AM ]

Kennedy Academy of Leadership Club (KAL Club) was awarded a $1,000 grant from Maps Credit Union this week. 

KAL Club is a group of 31 - 4th and 5th grade students who meet once a week with their leadership mentor (25 mentors total). 

Students are challenged to grow as leaders through weekly activities and leadership goals where they receive regular feedback from both their teachers and their mentors. They also hear from leadership guest speakers from the community. The grant funds will go to help fund service learning projects and college visits. Thank you MAPS!

Pictured: KAL students, and mentors (from the Keizer community and McNary High School)

Make-up days for snow closures announced

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:00 AM by Kennedy Elementary

Make-up days for snow closures announced


Due to inclement weather, Salem-Keizer students have missed four full school days, had one early release and one late start this school year.


Time at school is essential to student success. To make up for some lost instructional time, the district has decided to make changes to the school calendar.


Three school days have been added to the calendar:

·         Thursday, March 23, 2017, will be a school day for all students. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place after school and in the evening.

·         Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017, will be school days for all students except graduating seniors. High schools will develop a revised schedule for second semester finals.


Dates of high school graduation ceremonies will not change.


Please be aware that additional calendar changes could be made if there is more inclement weather.

Días de clase agregados al calendario escolar para compensar por los cierres escolares debido a las nevadas

posted Jan 20, 2017, 10:59 AM by Kennedy Elementary

Días de clase agregados al calendario escolar para compensar por los cierres escolares debido a las nevadas


Por causa del mal tiempo, en lo que va del presente año lectivo, los alumnos de Salem-Keizer han perdido cuatro días de clase completos, aparte de otro día en que salieron anticipadamente de la escuela y otro día más en el que empezaron tarde las clases.


El tiempo de clase es esencial para el éxito escolar. Para recuperar el tiempo de clase perdido, el distrito ha decidido modificar el calendario escolar.


Se han agregado tres días al calendario:

·         El jueves 23 de marzo de 2017 será un día de clases para todos los alumnos. Las conferencias de padres y maestros tendrán lugar después de clase y por la noche.

·         El jueves y viernes 15 y 16 de junio de 2017, respectivamente, serán días de clase para todos los alumnos, excepto para los alumnos de duodécimo grado que se hayan graduado. Las escuelas preparatorias modificarán el programa de los exámenes finales del segundo semestre.


Las fechas de las ceremonias de graduación de las escuelas preparatorias no variarán.


Por favor, tengan presente que es posible que se vuelva a modificar el calendario escolar si se llegasen a perder más días de clase debido al mal tiempo. 

ESSA letters

posted Nov 22, 2016, 3:11 PM by Kennedy Elementary

2016 -2017 School Supply List / Lista de Útiles

posted Jun 27, 2016, 9:31 AM by Kennedy Elementary   [ updated Aug 5, 2016, 9:44 AM ]

Former Kennedy Elementary Students Now Graduating From McNary High School

posted Jun 3, 2016, 2:15 PM by Salem Keizer

Graduating seniors from McNary High School got to visit their old elementary school during a Parade of Honor event at Kennedy Elementary School. Kennedy staff and students lined the halls and cheered on the McNary seniors.

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