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Principal’s Message

At Samuel Kennedy Elementary, we have Cougar Pride!
Students, parents, teachers, and staff work together to create a school community where every child learns and every child is loved. Our school is a welcoming place where students are challenged to succeed every year, from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade and beyond. We work closely with the nearby middle and high school to ensure our students keep their focus on academic success all the way to adulthood.
This year we have begun to revise our curriculum to reflect the Common Core State Standards, and teachers work together daily to provide targeted teaching at each child’s level. Students benefit from clear behavior expectations throughout the school and frequent opportunities to be recognized for good citizenship, strong attendance, and academic achievement.
Samuel Kennedy strives to educate the whole child, involving our students in student council, a school garden, and our annual Veterans Day tribute.
Parents are invited to join our newly formed PTO or volunteer in the classroom, and we actively seek family participation in all aspects of their child’s education. Our office staff is able to assist families in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and additional translation is available through the district.
Together we are moving Kennedy forward, ensuring that our students receive an excellent education that opens doors to success in school and in life.
Sandra Brown, Principal