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Count-Day Turnaround: We Made History Today Count-Day Turnaround: We Made History Today Monday, 17 October 2016 GRPS Fall Enrollment Climbs, First Time in 20 Years   Kendall Alexander’s...
Chair Camp Sets Students' Imaginations Free Chair Camp Sets Students' Imaginations Free Monday, 10 October 2016   As she delicately decorated a tiny chair with flowers and a yellow star,...
President’s Son Meets with Students at Father’s Namesake School President’s Son Meets with Students at Father’s Namesake School Monday, 26 September 2016 Steven Ford handed sixth-grader Davohn Lafer a golf ball once owned by...

Consider Ken-O-Sha Elementary for your child if:

- You are seeking teachers who believe in your child’s potential to learn and achieve.
- You want your child to learn in an environment tailored to his or her special needs.
- You value the benefits of early identification and intervention.
- You value strong relationships with faculty and other parents.

Ken-O-Sha ELEMENTARY Elementary is proud to offer:

- Parent Teacher Community Council.
- Grand Rapids Oral Deaf program.

- Support for Physically or Otherwise Health Impaired students.

Excel at KEN-O-SHA

Academic Excellence:
Students achievement shows steady increases at almost every level and subject. Last year, Ken-OSha received a B grade from EdYes! and also met federal AYP educational standards.

A Great Family Feel: At Ken-O-Sha Elementary School, Community, parents, Staff and students work together to create a safe, special place for learners. Ken-O-Sha has excellent parent participation with 100% attendance at parent-teacher conferences. Families are encouraged to participate in many events such as LOOP, Fall and Spring Open House, and Parent Teacher Group (PTG).

School Uniforms: Students at Ken-O-Sha ELEMENTARY follow a uniform dress code, which removes distractions from the classroom, promotes community, and provides a cost saving to families.

Wide Range of Services: Ken-O-Sha provides special education services to children from all 20 school districts within Kent County, offering developmental evaluations, home- based services, parent/child intervention, and preschool classroom services.

Rules, Safety, Discipline: All GRPS schools provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Educators emphasize prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. The result is a fair, firm and consistent approach to rules, safety, and discipline.