Kennedy Elementary

Kennedy Elementary
2906 North 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68111-3101

Phone: (402) 457-5520
Fax: (402) 457-5031 

Twitter @OPS_Kennedy

 

Tiger Pledge

I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too.

I will respect everyone around me and will gain respect in return.

I came to school to learn today and i will learn.

 

Welcome to Kennedy

Kennedy Elementary is located at 2906 North 30th Street. The current building was built in 1916 and is named for the first educator to establish a public school system in Omaha. Kennedy Elementary will be completely renovated under the provision of an extensive bond issue approved by voters. Kennedy Elementary currently serves children in kindergarten through the sixth grade in classrooms that boast small class sizes. Kennedy is proud to have the services of an instructional facilitator as well as classes for English as a Second Language, speech therapy, and special education. Kennedy Elementary also has a computer laboratory and a staff of caring and committed teachers. Student achievement continues to be an important goal. Therefore, teachers work closely with the students to insure that each child is challenged to do his or her best each day in a safe, secure, learning environment.


 

Welcome to TIGERNATION!

Our goal at Kennedy Elementary is to provide children – infants to fifth grade – with the best possible instructional and health opportunities available anywhere in the city. Moreover, it will follow a proven model that has seen extraordinary outcomes.

This year we will focus on the culture and climate of the building, solid core instruction, literacy, and early literacy skills. After we establish a solid foundation in these core areas, we will infuse additional learning opportunities that goes deeper into daily instruction.

With our longer school day, we have an opportunity to work more collaboratively with all students across all curricular areas each day.

The Kennedy family is committed to teaching all students! We have two fundamental goals: 1) In ten years, Kennedy will perform amongst the top 15% of all public elementary schools in state of Nebraska, and 2)We will perform amongst the top 5% of all public elementary schools in the state of Nebraska serving similar demographics. This is an all hands on deck effort and together we believe our students will exceed our expectations.

Principal,
Rios "Tony" Gunter

 

Upcoming Events in May 

Last Book Trust Celebration----Wednesday, May 10

Author, Jill Esbaum, visits-----Friday, May 12

Map Testing 2nd-5th Grades-----Tuesday, May 16 and Thursday May18

Track and Field Day/1st Annual BBQ CookOff------Wednesday, May CHANGE OF DATE

 

Last Day of School/Fifth Grade Recognition-----Friday, May 26


Howard Kennedy School Improvement Plan

ACHIEVEMENT AREA

2014-15 ACHIEVEMENT

2015-16 GROWTH GOAL

Mathematics

31.6%

37.0%

Reading

48.7%

52.0%

Writing

51.6%

56.0%

Behavior: School Climate

66% (average staff, student, parent)

71.0%

Professional Development Focus Areas:  

1. Balanced Literacy-Guided Reading and Engagement

2. Numeracy Strategies-Number Sense and Engagement

3. Writing-Writer's Workshop Model of Instruction


Click here to access the Howard Kennedy Elementary SchoolImprovement Plan full document.

Tutoring Programs are Available

For

Howard Kennedy Students

            Similar to last year, TUTORING is available FREE OF CHARGE to all Howard Kennedy students.  Supplemental Educational Services (SES) provides this opportunity as a result of No Child Left Behind legislation.

            An application for every Howard Kennedy student has been sent to homes through the mail, including the list of tutoring providers.  Be sure you match your students needs to what the providers offer.  All flyers or brochures submitted by the providers are available at school as of August 31, and extra applications and information are available in the school lobby.

            Completed forms should be turned in to the school office by September 18.

            Please contact Mrs. Stoler at Howard Kennedy, (402) 457-5520, if you have any questions or concerns.  This is a WONDERFUL opportunity for our students!

Kennedy Winter Program Wednesday, Dec. 20- 2PM

Thank you Omaha Firefighter's Union for providing winter coats for our kids!

Tigernation