Announcements: Friday, January 18, 2019

Our Cougar wrestlers came out victorious last night in a great dual meet vs cross town rival Linn Mar winning 40-27.   There were a lot of back and forth battles and our grapplers earned bonus point victories in several matches.   Getting pins for the Cougars was Alex Koch, Cade Parker, Josh Vis, Dylan Falck, and DIvion Ocheltree.   Gunner Sparks earned a major decision and Ben Hoeger and Cam Jones scored hard fought decisions.   We also had wrestlers lose their individual matches but never stopped fighting, limiting Linn Mar in the points they earned as a team.   Our wrestlers are a perfect 6-0 in conference dual meets and on January 31st we are going to try to pack the gym to  help us secure our first conference wrestling title in 32 years.   More reminders to come.  Great job guys!

JV Girls’ Basketball: Final score was 61-50 we defeated Washington! High scorers were: Tori Knight with 22, Olivia Pecinovsky with 12 and Kyla Holm with 10!

The Kennedy Robotics team Cougarbots, will be competing this Saturday in the League championship at Marion High School for an opportunity to move ahead on the road to State. Weather permitting, the team will meet at Kennedy to load equipment and head to the venue and matches should start at 1pm.  All Robotics events are open to the public and free of charge. Members of the robotics team, please stop by Mrs. Vargas' room 220 after school for updates on the status of the competition and our preparations.

Attention seniors: Your senior pictures and quotes are due Friday, February 1st. If pictures are NOT turned in by this deadline, your school ID picture will be used. To submit, follow the twitter links or go through the Kennedy Website. If you summit your senior quote and photo by this Friday (January 18th), you will automatically be entered to win a Panchero’s gift card. Hurry! Remember the last day to order a yearbook is February 22nd. The cost is $55 and you can pay through the Jostens website.

Attention all boys interested in track and field: there is a mandatory meeting next Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, after school in the cafeteria. It will not last more than 15 minutes.  See you there.

Any boy who is interested in participating on the spring men’s tennis team should get information which is on Coach Bova’s door, Room 66.  The informational meeting is Wednesday, February 6 during Smart Time and is mandatory.

Are you interested in learning more about Iowa BIG, a project-and-community-based high school program?  Bring your parent to an information meeting on either January 28th or January 31.  Interested parents and potential students are invited to learn more about Iowa BIG. Stop by anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 to meet staff, get information, and ask questions. There will be a brief presentation at 5:30, for those interested. Email azhorne@iowabig.org for additional information.Details are as follows:

January 28, 4:30 - 6:30pm 

Open house style with brief presentation at 5:30pm

BIG on Boyson, Kerndt Brothers Bank (2nd Floor), 600 Boyson Road NE

January 31, 4:30 - 6:30pm 

Open house style with brief presentation at 5:30pm

BIG at NewBo, Geonetric Building (1st Floor), 415 12th Ave SE

FRIDAY BIRTHDAYS: Louie Ervin, Rylee Ervin, Tawny Hess, Stacia Vlahos.

SATURDAY BIRTHDAYS: Katie Jensen, DAaron Nells, Rachel Schultz, Gracie Smith

SUNDAY BIRTHDAYS: Noah Cunningham, Michael Greeb, McKenna Haugen, Aleta Martin, Areigna Ralston

MONDAY BIRTHDAYS: Hannah Brandt, Tyler Duerling, Sarah Kaufman, Alec Matzat, Elizabeth Stone, Raegan Zachman

FRIDAY STAFF BIRTHDAYS: Julie Buerman, Chanelle Thomas




Friday, January 18, 2019

1:30pm Early Dismissal-Professional Learning

6:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity M/W Doubleheader vs. Washington @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School Gym Main

7:30pm Basketball: Boys Varsity M/W Doubleheader vs. Washington @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School Gym Main

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Large Group Speech Competition

9:00am Wrestling: JV Duals vs. Independence, Mount Vernon, Prairie, Southeast Polk, Thomas Jefferson, West Delaware, Western Dubuque Epworth @ Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School

10:00am Wrestling: Varsity Tournament vs. Burlington, Columbus Junction, Davenport West, Highland, Louisa-Muscatine, WACO, West Delaware, West Liberty   @ Louisa-Muscatine High School

12:30pm Swimming: Boys Varsity MVC vs. Cedar Falls, Dubuque Hempstead, Dubuque Senior, Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Linn-Mar, Thomas Jefferson, Washington, Waterloo Boys' Swim Team @ Linn-Mar High School MVC SUPER MEET

7:15pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Johnston @ US Cellular Center Wells Fargo Shootout

Monday, January 21, 2019

Jazz Band Competition

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4:00pm Basketball: Girls 9/10 Game vs. Xavier @ Xavier High School

5:00pm Wrestling: Freshman Tournament vs. Cedar Rapids Washington, Iowa City High, Iowa City Liberty, Iowa City West, Linn-Mar, Prairie, Thomas Jefferson, Xavier   @ Linn-Mar High School

5:30pm Basketball: Boys Freshman Game Xavier Silver vs. Kennedy Gold @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School Gym West

7:00pm Basketball: Boys Freshman Game Xavier Navy vs. Kennedy Green @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School Gym West

7:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Thomas Jefferson @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School Gym Main


Station 1: Walking Tacos

Station 2:  Walking Tacos

Station 3: Salads, Subs, Parfaits, Hotdogs & Fish Sandwich

Station 4: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza. Alt: Fish Sandwich

Station 5: Lasagna Rolls w/breadsticks & green beans




Video made by: Grant Borchert

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