School History

GW Kennemer MS opened in the repurposed Ninth Grade facility in 2005, and was named for former teacher GW Kennemer.  The school serves grades 7-8.

GW Kennemer Jr.
Retired June 1995

Taught AP/Honors Biology at Duncanville High School for 42 years, from 1952 – 1995.  Coached baseball until 1965, and basketball until 1969.
Began his teaching career in Yantis ISD, 1 yr.

Graduated Girard HS, 1947.
BS Physical Education, ETSU 1950; M Education, ETSU 1951.
Microbiology Institute, Indiana University 1967
Summer Institute of Modern Botany and Field Biology, SE Missouri State College (National Science Foundation) 1963; many other graduate classes in biology to maintain professional development

Science Department Chair; organized staff development for MS – HS science teachers
Senior sponsor; attended many extracurricular activities to support students.

Widely considered to be an outstanding and well-respected teacher

Recommended by School Naming Committee to name third middle school for him, in honor of his long and distinguished career as a dedicated professional teacher.

Mascot:  Panthers (formerly Knights)
Colors:  Red and royal blue (formerly navy blue and scarlet)