Principal Anthony’s Welcome Letter

News and Announcements

#Cougarnation Parents,

We are excited to be back on campus for the 2021-2022 School Year! It will be an exciting year of teaching and learning. We have an engaging calendar of events focused on Collaborative Culture, High Impact Instruction, and Data Driven decisions to increase student achievement.

Kathleen Elementary School staff and teachers are committed to Excellence with C.A.R.E. by partnering with our parents, grandparents, guardians, PTA, SAC, and community leaders. We survived and conquered many challenges last school year, but we are proud of the resilience of our students, teachers, parents, and staff. We know life brings challenges for us all, and we are prepared to address any barriers head on as we excel together.

We are continuing to build upon the 71-year legacy of academic excellence. With that in mind, our theme for this new year is PAW Patrol which promotes Teamwork, Diversity, Achievement, and a Collaborative Culture. Please note our inspirational values below:

Vision: “Building Leaders today, to Change the World Tomorrow!”

Mission: Kathleen Elementary School is committed to collaborating with teachers, staff, parents, community, and students to provide rigorous, real world learning experiences that result in high academic achievement and responsible citizens, in a learning environment that supports equitable opportunities for All students.

Cougar L.E.A.D.E.R.S.

(Love Learning, Excel In All We Do, Achieve Goals Together, Do What Is Right,

 Empower others, Respect yourself & Smile Everyday)


Student Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS)

Safety. Respect. Responsibility

This summer, our teachers and staff participated in a multiple virtual and face to face events for professional development and strategy sessions to plan for this school year. They were provided training on the new BEST standards, Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS), School Improvement Plan (SIP), and much more.

We want you to be involved this year! There still may be restrictions on campus but we will have several opportunities virtually.  Your constructive voice matters to us.

We are excited about the new website! You will find information on the first day arrival, dismissal procedures and updated Covid-19 Protocols and Guidelines. Masks are optional this school year, but we will continue to social distance and sanitize. You will receive documents from your teacher. Please complete the documents and return to your child’s teacher by August 16th.

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 10, 2021.  Gates open at 7:30 a.m. School begins at 7:45 a.m. and students are dismissed at 2:45 p.m. Students should not be signed out of school after 2:15pm. Students are not allowed on campus prior to 7:30 a.m. There is no student supervision prior to 7:30 a.m.  Breakfast and lunch are free for all students and begins from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. each day. Car riders should be dropped off in the car rider loop (Wheeler Road) in the morning and afternoon. Buses only will drop off in the bus loop (Tiger Way).

Kathleen Elementary School is a uniform schoolEvery day is a uniform day in #Cougarnation. Red, White, or Navy Blue Polo Shirts & Navy Blue pants, Khaki, Jeans (No rips, designs, etc.). Please review the Website regarding school uniform colors and expectations.

Thank you for your continued support and welcome to the new 2021-2022 school year. Teamwork In Action!


Excellence with C.A.R.E.,


Dr. Adrian Anthony

Dr. Adrian Anthony, Principal

Kathleen Elementary School: Home of the Courageous Cougars