Red Ribbon Week + Trick or Treat at Kendall!

Posted on Oct. 17 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Kendall Giants, we have some fantastic events this week!  

Our PTO’s Trick or Treat will be here at the school from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday. (If you are able to donate candy, please drop it off at the office for use on Thursday night!) Indulge for a while by trick or treating, but in a safe space and in our cutest costumes.  

ALSO, it’s Red Ribbon Week, a week dedicated to making healthy choices. Tuesday is our kick off day, let’s all wear red. Wednesday is your favorite team shirt or jersey, Thursday is dress like a twin day with a friend, and Friday is spot me being drug free — wear polka-dots! We look forward to seeing everyone support healthy choices this week during Red Ribbon Week.

Brain Game grant to give boost to MCS elementary libraries

Posted on Oct. 06 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
By Gabriela Padilla

Thanks to the Marion High School Brain Game team, Marion’s elementary libraries will be getting an upgrade.

The team earned their way into the top 8 during WTHR’s statewide high school trivia competition this past school year. Because of that, they had the opportunity to apply for a grant through Westfield Insurance, the sponsor of the competition.

The 2015-16 Brain Game team and their sponsors (from left) Kristi Phillippe (MHS teacher), Truman Bennet, Elijah Beal, Micah Hoeksema, Zach Spitzer, and Dave Tippey (MHS teacher).

Library resources are one of the suggested uses for the Sharing Knowledge grant awarded by Westfield Insurance, which sponsored the Brain Game tournament. The MHS students this year opted to share this opportunity with the elementary schools.

Kristi Phillippe, MHS science teacher and one of the Brain Game team’s sponsors, applauded this decision.

“Thanks to our kids for their accomplishment, which allows us to reward this money, and for thinking bigger than themselves by awarding the money to our elementary schools,” she said.

Each MCS elementary school will receive $400, for a total of $1,600, from the Brain Game grant. That money can be used for new books, e-books, e-readers, or other library resources.

The grant will also help fund continued participation in academic competitions, as 20 percent of the grant ($400) could be kept for that purpose.

Marion Community Schools is grateful to Westfield Insurance for this grant!

YOU'RE INVITED: MHS Choral Department presents Opening Night (10/8)

Posted on Sep. 29 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion High School Choral Department invites the community to their Opening Night concert, which will feature four choirs on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The concert will feature award-winning MHS musicians in the beginning chorus, concert choir, 26th Street Innovations show choir, and Virtuoso.

The show is free, and it will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Walton. Come out and support our young musicians and arts education at our schools!

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.