Our School

Kenwood Elementary School is the only Unit 4 school focusing specifically on computational thinking and coding on a school-wide basis, incorporating 21st Century tools and problem-solving skills into the core curriculum.

Our Mission

Kenwood Elementary School is a caring haven where teachers, students, parents and the community come together to nurture and promote student success through literacy and technology.

Our Vision

Through an immersive technology learning environment, Kenwood students will transcend simple usership to become digital producers, empowering themselves and others in their community through their critical thinking, academic and intellectual risk taking, collaboration and refined sense of digital citizenship.

School Choice Theme

Kenwood's faculty and community committed to a new focus in 2013 as a Technology & Literacy for Community (TLC) school. All students learn computer coding and programming, have a solid focus on literacy, and engage the community as an active part of the school.

School Climate

Kenwood uses the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model. Children learn the school expectations (Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe) on the first day of school. Those expectations are reinforced and reviewed with the children at the beginning of each quarter. A systematic approach of interventions support positive behavior and student acheivement. Parents and community members are encouraged to visit or to volunteer in the school and classrooms. You will find a warm and friendly staff eager to help you and your child.

History

Kenwood Elementary School opened in 1963 with a structure expansion in 1964. The summer of 2014 kicked off with a building remodel that included a new kindergarten wing, gymnasium, and a school-wide upgrade. The remodel was completed in the fall of 2015. Kenwood sits on a 9-acre site, houses grade Kindergarten through Five, and is located at the intersection of Stratford and Sheridan Drive in the Holiday Park Subdivision. Kenwood is one of the two balanced calendar schools in the Champaign Unit 4 School District. A balanced calendar school features multi-week breaks following each nine-week quarter. Students have an approximate six-week summer break and return to school in late July.

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