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.

Brown, Halliwell, Porter earn Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award

Posted on May. 18 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Five teachers earned special recognition at the MCS School Board meeting on May 13, 2015, as this year’s nominees and recipients of the Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award.

The nominees are an exclusive group that personifies excellence. This year there are five nominees, one from each of the MCS elementary schools and Little Giants Preschool. Nominees were selected by their respective principals or coordinators. The 2014-15 nominees are:
  • Little Giants Preschool teacher Sarah Jones
  • Marion Community Schools elementary music teacher Kismet Porter, nominated by Kendall Elementary
  • Allen Elementary School third grade teacher Josh Halliwell
  • Frances Slocum Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lucinda Reeves
  • Riverview Elementary School fourth grade teacher Vicki Brown
Brown, Halliwell, and Porter were chosen as the winners of the award. The winners were selected by the director of human resources, the district director of education, and an elementary principal, as requested by the Community Foundation.
Marion Community Schools congratulates all of these excellent teachers and thanks them for the work they do every day, and the difference it makes in our students' lives.

The Hanleys had the good fortune to be successful financially and wanted to give back to those individuals, communities, and institutions that have contributed over the years to their success. Mr. Hanley’s mother was certainly on that list, inspiring him educationally to be the best he could be, and that is why they named this award in her honor.

The award, set up in 2000 through the Community Foundation of Grant County to memorialize her name and her commitment to education and to promote excellence in teaching, is given annually to three outstanding elementary teachers in the MCS system, and this year included a prize of $550.

2015-16 MCS meal prices set

Posted on May. 18 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion Community Schools Board on Wednesday, May 13, approved school meal prices for the 2015-16 school year.

The choice to raise meal prices is not one that is taken lightly. The price increases for next school year are as minimal as possible and reflect added costs the school system expects to incur. Even with the increases, MCS meal prices remain below the goal pricing levels as determined by the Indiana Department of Education.

  • Paid, students K-12: $1 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 30 cents (no change from 2014-15)
  • Adults: $1.55 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
  • Paid, students K-4: $1.60 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
  • Paid, students 5-8: $1.80 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
  • Paid, students 9-12: $1.90 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 40 cents (no change from 2014-15)
  • Adults: $3.30 (80 cent increase from 2014-15; mandated minimum price by IDOE)
A la carte milk will be 40 cents apiece (a 10 cent increase from 2014-15).

The online payment transaction fee will be cut to $2 per transaction (a 40 cent reduction from 2014-15).

For information on applying for free and reduced-price meals, click here.

YOU'RE INVITED: Sing on the Green - Tribute to Veterans (5/16)

Posted on May. 15 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
This weekend, the MHS Choral Department proudly presents the annual Sing on the Green. This year's event will be a special tribute to veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces.

The event will feature MHS choir performances, along with the MHS JROTC and the MCS Patriotic Kids Choir, with dozens of students from our younger grades joining forces for a special tribute to veterans and current members of the military.

Sing on the Green is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School.

Tickets, available in the MHS Main Office during school hours today or at the door Saturday evening, are $8 for adults, $5 for students and MCS staff. Veterans and current members of the military in uniform or with military ID will be admitted free of charge.