Welcome to Kenny School!

Kenny Community School serves Kindergarten through 5th grade. We are always ready to show you what makes our school a nurturing and effective place to educate children!

"The harder you work the smarter you get!"

To meet us or to tour our school, please call us at

(612) 668-3340

A Morning of Music...


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Spring Music Sharing Concerts- Mark Your Calendar!
Students will share a few things they've been working on in music this year. We hope you can join us!
2nd and 5th Grade: Thursday, March 2nd 8:15am in the gym

3rd/4th Grade- Thursday, April 27th, 8:15 in the gym

K/1- Performances in class TBD

Viva City Visual Art Exhibition


Kenny has been invited to be a part of the Viva City Celebration of the Arts for the Minneapolis Public Schools! This year's performances will be held at the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis. 5th grade students and Kenny Glee members will have the opportunity to participate in this amazing event. We would love to have as many 5th graders and Glee members join as possible to represent Kenny! Look for a flier with more details and form indicating your interest in participating to return back to Mrs. Wixson asap! Contact Mrs. Wixson with further questions.


Reimagine Minnesota


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A committment to create lasting equity and excellence in education for all students

Please join us for a community conversation as we gather input to embark on a plan that creates equity, integration and excellence in education for all Minnesota students.

Share your ideas for increasing equity in our schools!


True Food Taste Test



When:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 from 10:30am - 12:20pm.


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Statement from Superintendent Ed Graff
Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:40 AM


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Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff released a statement today in support of immigrant students and families in Minneapolis Public Schools. Click here to read his statement


The Sheridan Story
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2:10 PM


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Kenny Community School along with the Kenny Foundation is partnering again this year with The Sheridan Story: Fighting Child Hunger. Over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota live in food insecurity and do not always know when they will receive their next meal. The Sheridan Story’s purpose is to respond to this need by closing the weekend food gap between Friday and Monday by delivering individual bags of dry and canned food to Kenny School every Friday. The bags are then discreetly sent home in student's backpacks, always keeping the student's and the family's information confidential.

If your family needs assistance with food or if you have any questions, please contact Susie Friederich, Community Resource Liaison at susan.friederich@mpls.k12.mn.us or (612) 668-3365.


School of Excellence
Sunday, October 02, 2016 5:55 PM

Congratulations to Kenny School for being validated as a 2016-2017 SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE! 

This prestigious honor was awarded to Kenny School by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA). Thanks to the commitment and dedication to teaching and learning by Principal William Gibbs, former Principal Intern Jessica Peifer, teachers, staff, students and community, Kenny School is one of six Minnesota schools to earn this award!

Minnesota Elementary School of Excellence Validations


Eagle Bluff - 4th and 5th Grades
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:00 AM


Connecting People, Communities, & the Natural World (Click on title to view recent pictures of our students!)

Eagle Bluff is a private, non-profit residential environmental learning center located in the beautiful bluff-country of southeast Minnesota that provides experiences which empowers people to take care of the earth and each other. Let's get our kids back to nature!

  • Eagle Bluff is not a camp, but rather an accredited, special function outdoor school with a staff of licensed teachers and highly trained naturalists. The program in which your students are participating is part of their school curriculum with academic content as well as life skills that can foster a sense of community and understanding through students’ interactions with peers and teachers.  
  • Eagle Bluff offers many quality educational experiences for youth.  Through dynamic classes in an outdoor setting, Eagle Bluff's accredited residential learning program enhances a student's education in a way that is simply not duplicated in a classroom. Students come with their teachers and chaperones to stay for three days during the week. Students are immersed in full days of environmental science, outdoor recreation, team-building or cultural programming.

Some of the Environmental Science Classes our students will participate in are Animal Signs, Big Freeze and Birds. They will also participate in some history classes such as Oneota Native American Life and Pioneer Life. The Outdoor Adventure and Team Challenge classes such as Archery, Winter Survival, Group Challenges, Rock Climbing and Tree Tops High Ropes course are always the top favorites! The students will be challenged by these courses and will learn a lot about themselves and how far they could push themselves. Kenny students will come home with a better appreciation of their natural world and we hope that they will take with them a better understanding of their role in helping take care of our world. Please check out the link to the Eagle Bluff web site to learn more about this wonderful program!