Kathleen Elementary School

Welcome to Kathleen Elementary School!

Our School Vision: Kathleen Elementary will take a collaborative approach with all school community members to ensure every child performs to their full potential. Cougars will act with integrity and push for excellence in teaching and learning!

Important Dates to Remember:

August 26, 2019 – PTO Meeting, 3:45pm 

Sept. 2, 2019 – No School/Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 11, 2019 – Early Release at 12:15

Sept. 12, 2019 – Open House 5:30 – 7:00PM

Sept. 16, 2019 – No School/Staff Development day

Latest News

2019-20 School Year Off to a Great Start!

KES is off to a great start for the 2019-20 school year!  Students are “falling in line” to this year’s school theme “KES Boot Camp”.  They are already hard at work following school C.H.A.M.P. procedures, competing for the weekly AR trophy (Mrs. Owens 2nd grade class shown here) and checking out books from the Library Media Center.  Way to go Cougars!  This promises to be another awesome year!!

2019-20 KES School Supply List

Congratulations, KES 5th Grade Class!!

Elementary Music Showcase

Every year, Polk County School Board Department of Fine Arts puts on the Elementary Music Showcase, where fourth and fifth graders from all over Polk County come together to create an evening of music. Students are selected to perform in the Girls Choir, Boys Choir, Orff Ensemble, or String Ensemble. This year, Kathleen Elementary School sent six students: Omaira Irizarry (Orff Ensemble), Jayla Brown (Girls Choir), Cameron Barnes (Boys Choir), Jovan Chery (Boys Choir), Dontavious Baker (Boys Choir), and Kayleigh Roberts (String Ensemble). These students committed to several after school rehearsals as well as an entire day of working with their group’s clinician to prepare several pieces of music to present on the evening of May 3rd in Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College. They worked hard, represented KES well, demonstrated excellent musicianship, and most importantly, had a wonderful time making music together!

Math Boot Camp at KES

KES 5th grade teachers held a math Boot Camp for our students taking the May 2019 Math FSA test.  The teachers dressed in military fatigues and held a fun, energetic learning experience to boost their students’ confidence levels.  We know our students were pumped and ready to do their best on the Math FSA!  Make us proud, Cougars!!!

KES Volunteers Honored

Our awesome KES school volunteers were honored with a breakfast by appreciative faculty and staff members.  Our music teacher, Mr. Chad Sell, also had his ukulele club perform for them.  We truly appreciate all that our volunteers do for our students!

Order Your KES Yearbook

Capture your students memories in this years KES Yearbook.  Click the TreeRing link here for our school code and more information about how to order.  

New Look for KES Media Center

Check it out!! Many thanks to the teachers, staff and volunteers (not all pictured below) who donated their time recently to paint our KES Media Center!  It looks AWESOME!!!

New Patio Umbrellas from PTO

We are loving our new red patio umbrellas from PTO.  Parents are welcome to come and enjoy lunch with their students under our beautiful umbrellas and enjoy the wonderful Florida weather we are having.  Thank you, KES PTO!!  You’re awesome!!

Reigning RED CAPE Winners

Congratulations to Mrs.Morgan’s Kindergarten Class (pictured here).  Principal Lewis presented a certificate to the KES reigning ISIP Reading Proficiency RED CAPE Winners with 75% Proficiency!!  Way to go, Cougars!!!

Perfect Attendance Bike Give-Away

Mr. Joe Fisher of Horace Mann Insurance presented Mrs. Lewis with two new bikes to be given away in a December drawing to one lucky boy and girl for having perfect attendance this semester.  Two more bikes will be delivered for the 2nd semester, as well.  Thank you, Mr. Joe!!

Florida Standards Assessment

InSync! Free resource Available!

Free program available in English, Spanish & Haitian Creole for Polk students & families to help with homework, test preparation, and more…


School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)

School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)

The SPAR (School Public Accountability Report) has been released.  It is available here on our web site, and in the front office in the PIN.  (Parent Involvement Notebook.)   The SPAR can be found on FLDOE’s website. Here is a direct link toKathleen Elementary School’s SPAR Report