Mission Statement

Kennedy Elementary Mission
  • Teach-Adapt-Innovate-Succeed
Kennedy Elementary Vision
  • The administration and staff of MAPS will help our students acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to reach their fullest potential.
  • In our partnership with the students, parents, and the community of Manistee, it is our mission to provide our students with the educational, emotional, physical, and social environment necessary for the development of every individual, while preparing all students to comprehend, contribute, and function within a technologically-based society.  We will also assist in the facilitation of each student's transition from childhood to adolescence.
Kennedy Elementary Belief Statements
  • We believe all children have the right to learn, where we respect ourselves, others, and our surroundings.  We celebrate diversity and treat everyone equally, and children always come first.
  • We believe we should provide a safe, caring, healthy, and productive learning environment, where we bridge the transition from childhood to adolescence.
  • We believe our staff will utilize best practices in the classroom to meet the needs of diverse learners, while implementing the latest technology and programs.
  • We believe our curriculum to challenge all students, which is aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards.

It is the policy of the Manistee Area Public Schools to provide an equal opportunity for all students to learn through the curriculum offered in this district

In Manistee Area Public Schools we want all students to become:
  • Responsible citizens who are ethical, productive members of a global society; take responsibility for their own actions and physical well-being; are environmentally conscious; and contribute their time; energies, and talents for the improvement of their community and the quality of life for all.
  • Effective communicators who possess skills in written, visual, and spoken skills.
  • Self-confident individuals who demonstrate a positive self-image and are caring, sensitive and flexible human beings. Life long learners understand that learning is a process, not an event.