Welcome to Kenny School!

Kenny Community School serves Kindergarten through 5th grade.

We are ready to show you what makes our school a nurturing and effective place to educate children!

"The Harder You Work The Smarter You Get!"


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A Note From The Media Center

Reminder...We have over 300 Kenny library books still checked out from last school year!  If possible, please return your library books to the bin in the Kenny School foyer.  If you were at a different MPS school, you can still return your books to Kenny.

We are getting ready to start checking out books to Kenny kids again so it would be great to get as many books back as possible.  To see what books you have checked out, login to DESTINY using your MPS username and password and click "MY INFO".  If you have any questions or need help, please contact Ms. Thomson at


Fit n Fun Run Fundraiser

That’s a wrap for the Fit n’ Fun Run 2020

 Congratulations and THANK YOU to all who were able to participate in this year’s Fit n’ Fun Run fundraiser! We love seeing the pictures of our Kenny kids in action, raising money for our school!

Through your hard work and overwhelming generosity, Kenny families earned a whopping $27,125 for Kenny School. WOW...A huge THANK YOU to all!

And now for the fun stuff…The classrooms who had the most students who registered AND got at least one pledge are:

#1...Mr. Feely, Room 108

 #2...Ms. William, Room KB

CONGRATULATIONS also goes to Georgia in Ms. Yau’s 2nd grade class for collecting the most pledges. Way to go!

A HUGE shout out goes to Kenny parents Emily Abeln and Jackie Dutot for pulling off our first ever VIRTUAL Fit n’ Fun Run fundraiser. Their hard work helped  make this fundraiser so fun and successful!

We are still looking for two volunteers to take the reins next school year, so please reach out to Susie Friederich:

Thank you, Kenny families!



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Kenny Specialists


Please visit the Specialist page for more information on your student's Art, Music, and Phy. Ed schedule Specialist schedule:


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MPS Application for Educational Benefits

ALL families with children enrolled in the Minneapolis Public Schools district should complete an Application for Educational Benefits each year.

Applying matters! Information provided on Applications for Educational Benefits:


  • determines benefits for students and families such as no-cost meals at school, free bus cards, and discounted internet service.
  • generates about $100 million in district funding each year, and qualifies schools and community sites to serve no-cost food to youth 18 and under both after-school and in the summer months.

For more information and to complete the form visit:


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Emergency Housing and Rent Support
Friday, June 12, 2020 3:30 PM

Hennepin County residents who have been financially harmed by COVID-19 may qualify for emergency assistance to help with rent and other housing costs. 

You may qualify for emergency rental assistance if you: 
• Rent your housing anywhere in Hennepin County • Had household income below 50% of the area median income (about $46,550 for a household of three) before COVID-19 • Lost income due to COVID-19 that has not been replaced by unemployment insurance or other emergency assistance • Can't afford your housing costs this month • Are not currently receiving Section 8 or other rental assistance  
There is no deadline to apply. Priority will be given to households with the lowest incomes and those not eligible for Unemployment Insurance. Households with enough income to pay housing costs are not eligible. 
To start your application, complete this online form
If you need help applying, call 612-302-3160 
Households that appear eligible will be contacted by a provider to complete the application process, including collecting verification information. Do not submit multiple applications. 
Find information about rental assistance visit: 
For other assistance during the COVID-19 epidemic visit:
Friday, March 8, 2019 10:40 AM

CLICK HERE  to read the 2019-20 budget letter to Kenny families from Principal Gibbs

CLICK HERE to view the 2019-20 staffing, school allocation, and enrollment estimates

School of Excellence
Sunday, October 2, 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