Kennedy Elementary


School Hours:
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Pre-K classes open at 7:30 AM
ECSE classes open at 7:45 AM
Wednesday - Early Release Day
K-5 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Pre-K 7:45 AM to 11:30 AM

Contact us:
1605 Davis Road
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: (785) 832-5760
Fax: (785) 832-5762

Principal: Cris Anderson
Kennedy Elementary is home to Early Childhood (Pre-K) through 5th grade students.
As of October our enrollment number is 368 students. 120 of those students attend our Early Childhood (Pre-K) program.

Upcoming Events

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  •  Final Marathon Club MAY 18th - 3:05-3:45 - All runners invited!
    UNTIL MAY 18 we will continue to run on Monday and Wednesday as follows:
    Students with last name A-M -- Mondays 3:05-3:45
    Students with last name N-Z -- Wednesdays 1:35-2:15
    View our Spring Marathon Club flyer - HERE
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    Kennedy Elementary principal Cris Anderson traveled to New Orleans last week to receive the National Communities in Schools' Unsung Heroes Award on behalf of her school. The annual award is presented to schools that are able to challenge students academically, knowing that students’ non-academic needs are being met through organizations such as Communities in Schools. Anderson believes in the benefits of the Communities in Schools model and has consistently been receptive as well as proactive in doing whatever it takes to bring in resources to support students. “When we all work together, we have greater power to impact student success. It’s a community effort, and the gains will pay off to us in our community,” she said. Award recipients included Mrs. Anderson, Stacie Jackson, Kennedy's Communities in Schools site coordinator and Erika Dvorske from the United Way of Douglas County. Communities in Schools at Kennedy is funded by the United Way of Douglas County and other local and nationwide contributors.

    You can read more about the Unsung Heroes award and see the video featuring all of the winning schools HERE.
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  • Kennedy teachers receive Martin Luther King Jr. awards!
    Kennedy fifth grade teachers Patrick Wedel and Cara McNorton were awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Champion of Equity Award for their leadership and promotion of courageous conversations with and among their students. We are very proud of their work and leadership!
     Pictured below are Mr. Wedel and Mrs. McNorton among many of the Kennedy staff who came to support them on their big night! Congratulations!
    Award picture  
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  • Kennedy PRIDE Logo
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  • Lunch Schedules 2014-2015 
    11:00-11:25 Preschool Classes
    11:30-11:55 1st Grade
    11:40-12:05 Kindergarten
    11:50-12:15 2nd Grade
    12:00-12:25 4th Grade
    12:05-12:30 3rd Grade
    12:15-12:40 5th Grade
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