Kennerly Elementary

DeAndre Thomas named new principal of Kennerly Elementary

Pictured above: An incoming Kennerly kindergartener slides at ‘Popsicles with the Principal’ last year on the school’s playground. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Former Truman Elementary School educator DeAndre Thomas will return to Lindbergh Schools as the newest principal of Kennerly Elementary School, effective July 1. The Lindbergh Board of Education unanimously voted to hire him

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Lindbergh dancers appear in ‘Nutcracker’

Five Lindbergh Community Ed Ballet Program students danced with the Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ at The Fabulous Fox Theatre Dec. 2 and 3. Dancers include fifth-graders Catherine Fitzmaurice of Concord Elementary, Cecelia Hahn from Long Elementary and Grace Lankford from Kennerly Elementary; seventh-grader Isabelle Gerardo from Truman Middle School; and eighth-grader Sarah Neumann from

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Kennerly hosts ‘Kindergarten Playdate’

Tory, 5, pictured above, slides down the slide before running to tell her mother about her new friend Penelope. Photos by Jessica Belle Kramer Kennerly Elementary School hosted a playdate for incoming students and their families to meet each other, their teachers and Principal Todd Morgan last week. Kennerly will be offering another kindergarten playdate

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Kennerly students celebrate Socktober

Kennerly Elementary School students collected socks to donate to Angels’ Arms and Gateway 180 Homeless Services during their school’s recent Socktober event. The event was organized by fifth-graders in Jessica Dimitro’s class after they watched a Kid President video about Socktober. For Principal Todd Morgan’s birthday on Oct. 18, the Kennerly community went all out

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Kennerly students read to homeless dogs

Jessica Dimitro’s fifth-grade Kennerly Elementary School class recently read books to homeless dogs as part of the Humane Society of Missouri’s Shelter Buddies program. Reading to dogs reduces their anxiety, making them more adoptable, and helps children grow more confident. Above, Nicole Thomas reads a dog a book about former Humane Society puppy Trooper.

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Superhero Day honors officer injured in line of duty

Students at Crestwood, Kennerly and Sappington elementary schools dressed up as their favorite superheroes during the last week of school, joining in widespread community efforts to raise money for former Rock Hill Police Officer Matt Crosby, who was injured in the line of duty in 2010. Fifth-graders from the three schools raised $1,133.53, which will

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