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Kennedy Elementary School

March 14, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Willmar School Board OKs $1.44M in contracts for Kennedy improvements
March 14, 2018 - 7:02am
March 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Officer Alex Anderson carries his lunch tray while first-grade student Kennsy De Jesus Barajas purchases her lunch Thursday in the Kennedy Elementary School cafeteria in Willmar.
An arresting good time: 'Lunch with a Cop' events happening at Willmar elementary schools
March 12, 2018 - 7:02am
January 25, 2018
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Among the remodeling projects yet to be completed within the Willmar School District are improvements at Roosevelt Elementary. The outdated media center will be redone, with new paint, carpeting and movable furniture. A wall in the middle of the school office will be taken out to provide more efficient space, and a wall will be removed between two classrooms to create a collaborative space, similar to collaborative learning areas at the new Lakeland Elementary building.
School remodeling work will wrap up Willmar's referendum projects
January 25, 2018 - 7:28am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Roosevelt Elementary students play Jan. 18 as a part of the Cardinal Place after-school care program in Willmar. The program now has a dedicated classroom space after the opening of the new Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar reduced overcrowding.
A little more elbow room: Willmar’s older elementary schools enjoy slower pace after new building opens
January 25, 2018 - 6:32am
May 9, 2017
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School Foundation approves grants for ninth-grade academy, crossing guards
May 9, 2017 - 9:37am
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Josslyn Heck, from left, Alejandra Mejia and Mercedes Turrubiates write down ideas for characters for a book. They were among about 450 students assembled May 1 at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar to hear children's author Lisa Bullard speak about telling and writing stories.
Expert advises Willmar students: Minnesota author speaks to Willmar elementary students
May 9, 2017 - 6:04am
February 28, 2017
Gretchen Baumgarn
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Baumgarn chosen to lead new Lakeland Elementary
February 28, 2017 - 11:07pm
November 21, 2016
Joe Brown, left, and Carter Sack, block layers for Double J Concrete & Masonry, shovel excess concrete into a bucket Thursday evening at the construction site of the new elementary school in southeast Willmar. Construction will be finished Sept. 5, 2017. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Willmar schools buzzing with activity as building program progresses
November 21, 2016 - 6:50am
October 6, 2016
CJ Lindor, center, talks to participants during a Walk Bike Fun demonstration Wednesday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. BikeMN is training educators across Minnesota in the curriculum designed to teach children how to be safe bikers and pedestrians. 

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Walk! Bike! Fun! BikeMN educator training
October 6, 2016 - 12:53pm
February 7, 2016
Fourth-graders Matthew Strey, left, and Jordan Gorans share a library moment during Friday’s weekly visit by Cassie Ackerson’s class at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar.
Library moment
February 7, 2016 - 10:56pm
February 3, 2016
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Students get early out on Tuesday with storm on way
February 3, 2016 - 7:19am
December 30, 2015
Students are photographed during the first day of classes at Kennedy Elementary School, which was recently named a Minnesota Celebration school. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Kennedy Elementary named celebration school
December 30, 2015 - 11:00pm
June 1, 2015
Jon Pattison and Ashely Johnson, both 17, clean lockers Monday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. They were two of several high school students working for the school district at Kennedy. (Gary Miller | TRIBUNE)
Workin’ at school
June 1, 2015 - 11:51pm
March 3, 2015
Buses pick up students shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. The public school district closed schools and cancelled activities because blizzard warnings were in effect for west central Minnesota until 6 p.m. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Sun pads blizzard’s punch
March 3, 2015 - 10:54pm
December 17, 2014
Academic improvement recognized at Kennedy Elementary
December 17, 2014 - 11:04pm
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