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.


Advanced Learner Specialist added to Kenny
Monday, September 08, 2014 10:50 AM

Kenny has received a half time Advanced Learner Specialist for 2014-2015 School year.  This pilot is designed to help us gather critical data about the impact that a collaborting specialist has on the academic growth of advanced learners and the increased competency and skills of the classroom teachers who are assigned a cluster of advanced learners.  See this week's newsletter for more information.

For more information about the Advanced Learning program, click here

FALL FESTIVAL is Friday September 19!
Sunday, September 07, 2014 8:55 PM

Don't miss the official family party to kick off the school year - the FALL FESTIVAL hosted by the PTA. Click here for details.

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!