Welcome to Kendall Elementary School

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

 

Vision

  • 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.
 

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Elementary district boundaries revised for 2014-15

Posted on Apr. 09 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
To balance space available in individual elementary schools vs. the number of students attending, Marion Community Schools is revising its elementary school district boundaries.

MCS’s aim is to effectively and efficiently use the space available in each of our buildings. Under current enrollment projections and current elementary district boundaries, Allen and Frances Slocum elementaries will be over capacity next school year, while Riverview and Kendall will be under capacity. This change in district boundaries addresses that issue.


Yellow = Kendall Elementary   |   Green = Riverview Elementary   
Pink = Allen Elementary   |   Orange = Frances Slocum Elementary
 

Click the links below to view maps:

The change in boundaries could affect dozens of families, although the plan allows for about a 15 percent “permissive transfer” rate (referring to students who do not live within a specific elementary’s district boundaries, but are granted a request to attend there anyway). This transfer rate is about what we are currently seeing at our elementary schools. This means that a large number of families who are shifted into a new elementary district will still have the option of keeping their student at the school he or she previously attended.

The exact boundaries can now be viewed above. MCS will be providing more detailed information to families in the coming days, and we will work with families to meet as many transfer requests as possible. (One important note, however, is that families who choose to attend an elementary school outside of the district they live in do NOT have the option of MCS bus transportation.) The InfoFinder i address lookup available here at the MCS website will be updated within the next few weeks.


 

FAQs: Revised elementary district boundaries

How will I know if my elementary district has changed?
Marion Community Schools will be directly contacting families affected by the changed elementary district boundaries. We will be making these contacts as soon as possible, most likely by the end of April.

When does this change take affect?
The new elementary district boundaries will take affect for the 2014-15 school year.

What if my district changes, but I still want my student to attend the same school he/she has been attending?
The plan allows for about a 15 percent “permissive transfer” rate (referring to students who do not live within a specific elementary’s district boundaries, but are granted a request to attend there anyway). This transfer rate is about what we are currently seeing at our elementary schools. This means that a large number of families who are shifted into a new elementary district will have the option of keeping their student at the school he or she previously attended.

Anyone who wishes to make such a request should contact the office at the school they want their child to attend. Click here for contact information for each school building.

One important note: Families who choose to attend an elementary school outside of the district they live in do NOT have the option of MCS bus transportation.

When will new boundary maps be available to view?
We will make those available as soon as possible here on the website, and the InfoFinder i address lookup tool will be updated as soon as possible as well.

Kindergarten Roundup set for May 1 at all elementary schools

Posted on Apr. 08 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Do you have a child entering kindergarten next year at Marion Community Schools? Come out to Kindergarten Roundup! It's a chance to meet the staff at your school, get important information about registration requirements, and more!

When: 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Where: At your elementary school. Not sure which elementary school district you live in? Click here to search by address using our InfoFinder i tool. IMPORTANT NOTE: MCS has revised its elementary school district boundaries for the 2014-15 school year. We will be providing detailed information on the new boundary lines in coming weeks.

Click on the links below for more information about our elementary schools, including address and contact numbers. What you need to bring: We ask that you bring proof of residence (like a utility bill with your name and address on it) so we can make sure you're at the right school. More information will be needed at registration — and we'll tell you about that at the roundup!

We hope to see all families of incoming kindergartners at this event that is just for them! It's a great way to help your future kindergartner get an introduction to the school building and staff without other older students around. It's a low-pressure, informative session that's meant to specifically meet the needs of families with incoming kindergartners.

Come and join us! It's an exciting time to be a Marion Giant. Check back with the MCS News Blog often to keep up to date on the latest good news!

Busing changes, start/end time shifts take effect next school year

Posted on Mar. 19 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion Community Schools is shifting to a more efficient, cost-effective bus transportation system starting next school year that will also alter start and end times at our schools.  

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the MCS Board of School Trustees approved the recommendation (based on the work of a panel of staff members from various departments and schools) that the district move from a three-tier transportation system to a two-tier system.

Right now, MCS picks up K-4 students in one round of busing, 5-8 students in another, then after elementary drop-off sends that first group of buses back out to pick up 9-12 students. So we are sending buses into the same areas of the city three times. With the change approved Wednesday night, one round of busing will pick up K-4 students, and a second round will pick up 5-12 students. 

This change represents the most cost savings. A single-tier system (K-12 students picked up in one round of busing — which is what many other Grant County school systems already do) would have required additional buses be added to the fleet, which would come with an additional price tag that would have canceled out some of the savings achieved by eliminating busing tiers.

Marion Community Schools believes making this change now is the responsible thing to do. Though we are not in emergency need of this change — like some school systems across the state, including Muncie Community Schools in neighboring Delaware County, are — a proactive decision at this point is needed to make it possible to continue offering transportation in the future.

"We want to be good stewards," said Superintendent Brad Lindsay. "Our goal is to continue to provide transportation for our students. We have to think differently and creatively to be able to continue to do so."

To make this change possible, start and end times for classes at each building will be shifted as follows for the 2014-15 school year:

Elementary (K-4)
  • Monday-Friday: 7:25 a.m. drop-off time; 7:45 a.m. starting bell time; 2:15 p.m. dismissal bell time
Intermediate (5-6)
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:35 a.m. drop-off time; 8:55 a.m. starting bell time; 3:40 p.m. dismissal bell time
  • Thursday, Friday: 8:50 a.m. drop-off time; 9:10 a.m. starting bell time; 3:40 p.m. dismissal bell time
Junior High (7-8)
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:35 a.m. drop-off time; 8:55 a.m. starting bell time; 3:40 p.m. dismissal bell time
  • Thursday, Friday: 8:50 a.m. drop-off time; 9:10 a.m. starting bell time; 3:40 p.m. dismissal bell time
High School (9-12)
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. drop-off time; 8:35 a.m. starting bell time; 3:55 p.m. dismissal bell time
  • Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. drop-off time; 8:50 a.m. starting bell time; 3:55 p.m. dismissal bell time 
These changes will take effect in the 2014-15 school year. Marion Community Schools will continue to communicate with our families to make this transition as smooth as possible. 

"Basically this is virtually the same schedule that we have in place currently, with very minimal changes," said John Butcher, president of the Marion Teachers Association. "This is keeping our students' needs at the forefront."

Kendall Family Night

Kendall Family Night

Wednesday, April 16th

5:00pm-6:30pm

Join us for an evening filled with fun activities for the entire family! 
All activities are FREE and designed for family interaction!

Bingo,Bowling,Painting, Puzzles and Games, Workout Room, and Computer Lab!!!




 

Kendall Gets A "Giant" Suprise

Kendall welcomed a couple of "Giant" visitors to our school recently!  Marion Giant Basketball standouts Alec Turner and James Blackmon Jr. visited classrooms at Kendall Elementary to help energize our students and to remind them of the importance of being "standout" students!