Welcome to Kenny School!

Kenny Community School is always ready to show you what makes our school a nurturing and effective place to educate children. 

To meet with us or to tour our school please call us at 612-668-3340.


Welcome Back from Principal Gibbs
Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 PM

Welcome back to Kenny School from Principal Gibbs. Read Mr. Gibbs' welcome back letter to learn about recent school improvements, new teachers and exciting programs for Kenny Community School. 

New Lockers
Floor Refinishing & Lockers Top Kenny 2014 Improvements
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:50 AM

It was a summer of hard work at Kenny Community School where major hallway improvements updated the hallways of our beautiful, 1955 mid-century modern school building. See the pictures here.  Thanks to:

·         Mr. Gibbs, school principal, who worked with Minneapolis Public Schools to secure the installation of new lockers and Kenny engineers Charles Young and Scott Zweber for onsite help

·         Minneapolis Public Schools, especially Tom Campbell and the paint shop crew and Clay Larson and team from the sheet metal shop on locker installation.

·         The Kenny School Foundation, and the financial contributions of Kenny parents, for funding the refinishing of the hallway floors and hallway signs. The Foundation also funded the installation of professional-grade entryway rugs, inspiration signage and upgrades to the art room window and bulletin boards.

·         Volunteers Kathy Engen, Shannon Gunaca, Kendra Kramer, Sarah Kuhn, Kris Lyons, Allison Marshall, Allison Thiesing, and Lynn Barnhart for many hours doing the following.

o   Cleaning the engineers’ office and storage area

o   Cleaning classroom display windows

o   Cleaning and updating hallway bulletin boards

o   Painting the art window display, new media center magazine rack and refinishing the entryway tables

o   Updating the staff bulletin board with a Lorax theme

o   Cleaning lockers and washing windows

o   Creation of templates to upgrade temporary signs

·         A professional color palette for the school was developed by DeDe Erpelding

·         Mill City Cleaning owned by Kenny parents Dave and Teri Fischer, for working with Kenny on a plan to refinish the hallway floors and restoring them to their 1955 grandeur. The refinishing was an intensive process that included a session in June to strip the floors and two sessions in August to refinish the floors.

Finishing touches to be completed this fall include the restoration of three lobby benches and providing updated furnishings for the office of the nurse and family liaison.

The goal of the 2014 Hallway Improvement Project: Increase pride in Kenny school and keep our hallways clean! 

2014-15 Kenny Directory Needs YOU!
Monday, August 25, 2014 8:00 PM

Make sure your student and family information is included in the 2014-2015 Kenny Directory. Click here and follow this link for easy registration. Please complete by Friday, September 12. 

Parents: Sign Up For Fall 2014 Board Involvement
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 8:00 AM

Spring into volunteering at Kenny. Sign up to be on a board for Fall '14!
Wondering how you can be involved?
The 3 parent-staff boards are active during the school year. Sign up this spring to jump into a board membership this fall.  The meeting dates follow - then read about what each board does and chose one to get involved in! The names of the chairs and their emails are listed, too should you have any questions. 

SITE COUNCIL 2nd Tuesdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. at Kenny School (enter front door)
PTA 2nd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Kenny School (enter front door)
FOUNDATION 2nd Tuesdays, every other month at 6:00 p.m. (enter front door)

Click here to see the many volunteers that make Kenny School a great place!
Read about the PTA, the Site Council and the Foundation. Then contact one of the chairs listed below and get involved. Are you ready to get involved? We welcome you!
The Kenny School PTA is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that facilitates parental participation. If it’s a fundraiser to buy something for the school, an after- hours social event or even an event during school hours that requires parent volunteers, chances are, the PTA is involved! Here’s a list of what we do.
1. Fall Welcome to school breakfast for staff, and incoming kindergarten parents
2. Art Adventure
3. Barnes & Noble Book Fair
4. Box Tops for Education
5. The exterior sign and interior video monitor messages
6. Fall Festival
7. Fit-n-Fun Walk
8. Weekly newsletter and the Kenny Director
9. Picture Day
10. Plant Sale
11. Reading Month
12. School Tours
13. Science Fair
14. Spirit Wear
15. Student of the Month
16. Turkey Bingo
17. Website
18. Yearbook
When does the PTA meet? The first Tuesday of every month (during the school year) at 7:00 p.m. in the Kenny Media Center. The meetings are open. Parents and staff are welcome – and encouraged – to attend!
Who do I contact? Contact Amina Jaafar, PTA president at kennyPTA33721@gmail.com or jaaf0004@umn.edu
Click here to see the members of the PTA. 
The Site Council is a group of staff and parents who work on issues related to governing the affairs of the school, including budgets, policies, curriculum. This is the planning arm of the school and works very closely with the principal and the School Improvement Plan, which is issued by the district.
When does the Site Council meet? The first Tuesday of every month (during the school year) at 6:00 p.m. in the Kenny Art Room. The meetings are open. Parents and staff are welcome – and encouraged – to attend!
Who do I contact? Contact Marek Tylko, co-chair at sitecouncilkenny@gmail.com
Click here to see the members of the Site Council
The Kenny Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to support the mission of the school. The Foundation reviews funding requests from staff and parents and allocates money when the requests support the goals of the school. We raise funds by parents designating Kenny as the recipient of company giving programs and through our annual March Magic fundraising party.
When does the Foundation meet? The first Tuesday of every month (during the school year) at 6:00 p.m. in the Kenny Art Room. The meetings are open. Parents and staff are welcome – and encouraged – to attend!
Who do I contact? Ally Marshall at allisonmarshall@hotmail.com 
Click here to see the members of the Foundation 

2013 Celebration School
Kenny School Named 2013-2014 Celebration School
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:40 PM

Congratulations to Kenny School
Named 2013 "Celebration School" by Minnesota Department of Education

This distinguished honor was given to Kenny School by Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education. Only 48 schools out of the 160 applications received the honor. View the list here

The selection of Kenny School is a reflection of the gains the school has made over the past year and the quality application submitted that tells the story of Kenny's efforts to improve student achievement.