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Welcome to Pelican Elementary School, home of the Proud Pelican Pirates! We are a K-5 school with eleven classrooms dedicated to creating strong relationships with 250 students and their families. We are located near Klamath Lake in an area of Klamath Falls formerly known as Pelican City. Built in 1921, Pelican Elementary has a long tradition of teaching children the value of academic excellence, good character, and community service.

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Caroling in KFalls

Pelican Elementary School 1st- and 5th-grade "book buddies" took to the streets Dec. 18 to share carols and candy canes with their Harbor Isles neighbors. Pictured are Mrs. Dahm's 5th grade students and Mrs. Kappas's 1st grade students, year-round partners for weekly reading practice. Most buddy pairs spontaneously held hands while walking and singing. "Reading together builds both skills and school unity," said Kappas. "They're very protective of one another." 

Pelican Students Caroling

4th Grade Nutrition with OSU Extension

Kim Dunaway's 4th grade students at Pelican made turkey cranberry quesadillas as part of a nutrition lesson with Oregon State University's Klamath Extension on 12/11. They even learned how to slice spinach leaves in the french "chiffonade" style. The majority review: "Yum!"Nutrition Lesson

1 Using the “chiffonade” technique to slice spinach leaves
2 Filling the tortillas
3 Heating the quesadillas with the help of OSU’s Karen Hottman
4-6 Tasting the final product

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Ebenezer Scrooge at Pelican Elementary

Funded by the Pelican Booster Club, Portland's Traveling Lanterns Theater Company presented the story of Ebenezer Scrooge at Pelican Elementary 12/6. The actors used audience interaction and physical comedy to entertain while also conveying the serious message of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." As 2nd-grader Jayla said, "It was about being nice to people!"

Scrooge Snapshots

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School Improvement Act Funds Input Needed

The Oregon Legislature approved additional state funding for K-12 education in their last legislative session. The funds may be used for programs and improvements in the following areas: Creating a well-rounded education for students, providing behavioral supports for schools, reducing class sizes, and/or providing more learning time. If you would like to make a suggestion for the best use of this investment to improve education in the Klamath Falls City Schools, please email your ideas to the superintendent at this email address: hillyerp@kfalls.k12.or.us. You may also call him at 541-883-4700 ext. 1. Thank you in advance for any ideas you wish to share with us to maximize the impact of these funds

Technology Goes Home

KFCS Chromebook

KU soon will have 50 new Chromebooks with free data access available for check-out in the media center. The laptops remove economic barriers so that all students have the opportunity to conduct research, access educational resources and complete assignments at school and at home. Read the full story here.


 NewODE Annual Notice and Opt-Out forms for State-wide testing are now available. 

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Michelle McCabe, Principal
501 McLean Street
Klamath Falls, OR
phone: 541-883-4765
fax: 541-883-4729


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avid school wide logoPelican is in its 5th year AVID and is an AVID Elementary Showcase School.  AVID promotes college and career readiness by promoting a growth mindset and using research-based, best practice instructional strategies to help students learn.  Pelican promotes technology through the use of student Chromebooks, iPads, a classroom computer lab and interactive Promethean whiteboards.  Pelican uses Benchmark Advanced for ELA and Bridges Math for core curriculum.  In Oregon, we teach the Common Core State Standards.


blue zone projectPelican is a Blue Zones Project Approved School, striving to promote healthier living through the motto, "Eat Better, Move More". A variety of physical fitness programs are held before, during, and after the school day: including walk to school days, recess/P.E., activity-a-thon fundraiser, health and nutrition education.

Pelican Boosters support total school success through active parent participation in and out of the classrooms. Parents and volunteers are encouraged to get involved at Pelican Elementary!

Pelican Students and Staff

Some of our Favorite YouTube Moments

Below is a Mills video created by KUHS media students. For the many Klamath Falls City School videos, click here.