Uniform: Navy blue bottoms and a white or navy collared shirt (K-5); khaki or tan bottoms and white, royal blue or gold collared shirt (6-8)
The arts: The Strings Music Program
After-school: MASTERS (Making After School Time Enriching and Rewarding)
Father Keith B.Kenny (KBK) K-8 School is one of the Superintendent’s Priority Schools. Our mission is to create a culture of excellence where we educate all students to proficiency or above in all academic areas and in character and where we provide the strong foundation needed for success in college and or career. With a laser-like focus on academic achievement, KBK’s dedicated team of lifelong learners provides students with engaging, standards-based, data driven instruction in core subjects and with valuable learning experiences in the arts (KBK is a Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts “Any Given Child” pilot school). The latest technology is used to enhance teaching and learning. At KBK, we are committed to providing our students with a learning environment that has high expectations, is rigorous, relevant, culturally-inclusive, safe, loving and that inspires all of students to believe, work hard, strive for excellence and achieve. KBK is also committed to change and continuous improvement. MESA, a music team, student leadership club and mentoring groups enhance students’ academic and social growth.
Father Keith B. Kenny K-8 School students who participate in the Overture Strings program performed a holiday concert this week.
Overture Strings, now in its third season, is a free after-school program coordinated by Sacramento Youth Symphony and designed to empower students and their families through music.
Inspired by the El Sistema movement from Venezuela, Overture is a program of social change through music. As students become a citizen of the orchestra they transform into citizens of our community. No prior music experience is required and instruments are provided at no charge.
SCUSD’s Child Development Department is currently enrolling children in its free five-week Kindergarten Readiness Summer Academy, available at 10 elementary schools.
The Kindergarten Readiness Summer Academy program provides kindergarten readiness learning opportunities for youngsters with limited or no preschool experience, English Language Learners and children with a range of developmental abilities.
Programs will operate Monday through Thursday (July 1 to July 30) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The following SCUSD elementary schools will host the Kindergarten Readiness Summer Academy:
Ethel I. Baker
Father Keith B. Kenny
Leataata Floyd @ Health Professions (new)
Families interested in enrolling their kindergarten-bound child should call the Child Development Department at (916) 643-7858 or visit the Serna Center at 5735 47th Ave.
Beginning March 1, 24 of our after-school educational and learning enrichment programs will begin serving an estimated 2,500 “supper” meals daily through the At-Risk After-School Supper Program pilot. The meal is in addition to the snack previously provided to students attending after-school programs that run as late as 6 p.m. Suppers will be served between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the snack later.
Supper pilot sites are: John Still Elementary, Freeport, Rosa Parks, Edward Kemble, Cesar Chavez, Parkway, Pacific, Fern Bacon, Woodbine, Harkness, C.P. Huntington, Maple, Nicholas, Ethel I. Baker, PS-7, Fruit Ridge, Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny, C.B. Wire, Elder Creek, Albert Einstein, Washington, Jedediah Smith and Peter Burnett.
The suppers are funded by the USDA and administered by the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division. High-poverty schools (more than 50 percent of the students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch) are eligible. Reimbursement for at-risk after-school snacks has been available since the 1990s. However, reimbursement for at-risk after-school suppers was formerly available only in a few states. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296) expanded the availability for at-risk after-school meals to all states.
Mary Hardin Young currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Schools with Sacramento City Unified School District.(SCUSD).
Prior to this position, Mary was an Administrator of Academic Achievement, the Director of Elementary Education and Principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School – all with Sac City Schools.Before moving to California, Mary served as a Superintendent for a K-8 district just outside of Yellowstone National Park in Montana, and a Staff Development Specialist and Middle School Principal in Iowa.While her educational settings have included a small community school district, an expansive rural system and two large urban districts, her work has consistently focused on increasing student achievement, educational equity and access for diverse student populations. Mary received her Masters in Educational Leadership, through a Danforth Fellowship at Iowa State University. She holds two Bachelors of Science degrees: One in Elementary Education and one in Disadvantaged Education and Psychology.
SCUSD provides part day State funded preschool for eligible parents. The family monthly income must be under a certain amount.
If you would like to enroll in the State Preschool program please contact one of our two registration center Hiram Johnson Family Education Center, 3535 65th Street, (916) 277-7151;or Capital City Child Development Center, 7220 24th Street, (916) 433-2736.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated neighborhood school based on where the student lives, as long as the school offers the services the student needs. Each neighborhood school has a defined geographic boundary and is intended to serve the students who live within that geographic boundary.
Go to our Attendance Area page for more information about school boundaries, attendance maps and our neighborhood school locator.
Superintendent Raymond launched the Priority Schools program in the spring of 2010 to accelerate the rate of student learning in low-performing, high-poverty schools. Six schools were initially selected for participation: Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny and Leataata Floyd (formerly Jedediah Smith) elementary schools; Fern Bacon and Will C. Wood middle schools; and Hiram Johnson High School. Rosa Parks Middle School was added to the program in June 2011.