Welcome to Kendall Elementary School

Kendall Elementary School provides all students the
foundation to reach their potential as lifelong learners.



  • We, the staff, parent, and patrons of Kendall Elementary School are committed to providing a quality educational environment where every student will LEARN, ACHIEVE, and EXCEL.

We believe

  • High levels of academic success will be reached by all students.
  • All students, families and school personnel must be valued and treated with respect.
  • The Indiana Standards guide our curriculum.
  • Students, staff, parents and the community share the responsibility of education in a positive learning environment.
  • Character education builds responsible student behavior. 


Kendall Elementary School is committed to
Learning, Achieving, and Excelling.



Our school instructional focus is QAR- Question/Answer Relationship.  This comprehension strategy helps students understand the relationship between questions and answers and where to find those answers.

IN THE NEWS: Kendall Elementary scares up fun for students

Posted on Oct. 17 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Kendall Elementary 2014 Fall Fest was so much fun that it made the front page of the Chronicle-Tribune!

Here's some of what they had to say: 

From the Chronicle-Tribune

Children dressed up as princesses, monsters and in other costumes, walked the halls of Kendall Elementary School Thursday evening collecting candy from their teachers, many of whom were dressed in costume as well.

The kids got to trick-or-treat at their school and participate in other fun activities during the annual fall festival at Kendall, 2009 W. Kem Road.

Crafts and food were set up in the school cafeteria, and in the gymnasium the kids could play several games.

Principal David Khalouf said the event has taken place for several years and is always popular among students. He estimated 300 kids came on Thursday – the school has a little over 400 students.

For Khalouf, the festival is a way to interact more with the kids and their parents.

“During a normal school day, I do get to have fun with the kids, but here I get to joke around with them and see their parents,” he said.

It’s also nice to see past students and get to meet some of the future ones.

Parent Maria Ortega said she brings her two daughters, Jaqueline, 6, and Jasmine, 8, every year.

“It’s already a tradition we have,” she said.

She enjoys talking to her daughters’ teachers, as well as other parents she doesn’t see often.

“I think it’s a great way to have parents, who work like me who don’t get to come often, get to come and mingle,” she said.

>> Read the full article at chronicle-tribune.com

YOU'RE INVITED: 'A Night at the Movies' show is this weekend!

Posted on Oct. 06 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Choral Department's "Opening Night: A Night at the Movies" is this Saturday, and you are invited to come join in the fun!

"Opening Night" is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School. The show will feature songs from movies throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Tickets are on sale now at the front desk of MHS! The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets will also be available the night of the show at the Walton Center box office.

The choral department is excited to also highlight the changes happening in the choral program this year. Opening Night will be the first opportunity for audiences to see these changes:
  • 26th Street Innovations is now a 44-member troupe with the ability to have multiple small groups from within it.
  • Concert Choir is now an all-girls singing group.
  • Also, the choral department will introduce Virtuoso, a 11-member a cappella troupe to the stage.
YOU are invited to come out and see how things continue to grow and change in the Marion High School Choral Department!

>> Are you going? Share it with your friends! Click here to RSVP on our Facebook event page.

YOU'RE INVITED: Watch the Marching Giants for FREE on Tuesday, 10/7!

Posted on Oct. 03 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marching Giants have made quick progress and found much success this season, their first competition season in nearly a decade. Now YOU have the opportunity to watch the band's award-winning field show for free right here at MHS!

The Marching Giants perform during a competition at Bluffton High School.

The free community performance is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Dick Lootens Stadium. The Marching Giants would like to invite all Marion Community families, staff, and the entire community to come out and enjoy the show! 
This is a chance for the band to say THANK YOU to the whole community for the amazing support they've had as they returned to the ranks of competitive marching band. We hope to see you there!
>> Are you going? Share with your friends! Click here to RSVP on our Facebook event page.