Announcements: Thursday, April 26, 2018

On Tuesday, the Kennedy men’s tennis team was in action against cross-town rival Washington.  The Cougar’s lone victory came from Rami Hemaidan in singles, defeating last week’s other Athlete of the Week nominee Ty Sherman in straight sets.  Kennedy was also represented by Sam Mead, Grant Finneman, Agam Gill, Zach Johansen, Cade Koberg and Connor Shea.  The tennis team hopes to notch a victory at Dubuque Hempstead tonight.

The JV girls golf team finished 4th at their meet last night in Iowa City.  Leading the team were Olivia Bowden & Tenaya Kovach.Senior Prom is Saturday, April 28th, Prom Ticket Pick-Up date will be today (Thursday) and Friday during lunch in the foyer. Grand March is free for Seniors and their dates but there is a $5 charge for spectator tickets. The cost of the ticket goes to cover the cost of decorating for Grand March, with any funds left over going to the Post Prom account and to the Drama department.  There is no reserved seating this year as Grand March will be held in the Gym.  Tickets will be sold the day of the event. Grand March is Saturday, April 28th in the Kennedy Main Gym.  The March begins at 4:30 pm, with doors opening at 4:00 pm.

The Teens Against Human Trafficking group will be holding a bake sale after school today, Thursday. All proceeds will be donated to Wings of Refuge which provides personalized recovery programs for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. The TAHT group also encourages you to pledge to end human trafficking and modern day slavery by signing one of the banners around the school. Thank you to all the students and teachers who were able to hear Kristina Glackin’s story of survival. We appreciate your support.

Anyone interested in running for Student Government Officer must sign up with Mr. Benedict in room 164. You must be in the class all year to be an officer. Sign up for Class Officer will occur later this year.

There is a MS Walk at Newbo this Saturday, April 28th, starting at 8:00 a.m.

Reminder to students signed up for Summer Government and Economics: You need to turn in your parent form, complete the introductory lesson, and pay any fees by 3:00 on Tuesday, May 1st. If these are not completed, you will be removed from the course.

May Day is just around the corner and it’s not too late to send a friend or special someone a May Basket surprise. Kinder Kennedy will be selling treat-filled May baskets in the foyer for $1.50 today and Friday before and after school and Monday next week before school only. These will be delivered on May Day. Spread some kindness and celebrate spring!

Silicon wristbands are being sold in the foyer during passing time all week. The wristbands are a dollar each and all profit goes to the National MS Foundation which helps those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

Are you 17 and a half?  Have you registered to vote?  Come by Ms. Frye’s room, 67, to get a voter registration form, and then leave it with her by the end of the day on Friday so she can take them to the County Auditor’s office. It isn’t too late to order a Peace Sign shirt – remember, all profits go toward the medical bills of victims from the shooting in Parkland.  Pick up an order form outside of room 67.  Order forms with payment are due May 7th.  If you participated in the Walkout last Friday and created a sign you would like to keep, please come to room 67 to pick it up by Friday, otherwise Ms. Frye will recycle it.

Junior NHS members: remember to submit your signed community service log to Mrs. Kaspar’s room (72) by Tuesday, May 1.

Attention Seniors: Submissions for Poet Laureate are due Monday, May 7th to any Language Arts teacher or Ms. Asmussen in room 69. The Class of 2018 Poet Laureate will read their original poem at the graduation ceremony and the poem will be included in the program. See your Language Arts teacher for details.

Are you thankful being healthy? Have you ever known a kid who has been hospitalized for their illnesses? Would you like to help make their hospital stay more comfortable? If you answered yes any of these questions, maybe you should think about contributing to a fund to make tie blankets for them.  Each blanket cost about 15 dollars, but any amount helps.  Donations can be brought to Mrs. Corey in the bookkeeper’s office thru Friday, May 4.

Students! Summer School information is available in the Counseling Office! Summer School will be held June 4 through June 29 and attendance is mandatory. Summer School is open to any student who has failed a face to face class and would like to recover the credit for said class. Students are limited to one class and space is limited. So, please stop in the Counseling Office to pick up the information ASAP. Registration begins immediately until filled. See your counselor with specific questions/concerns.

Calling all artists! We are now taking submissions for “The “Menagerie”, Kennedy’s end of the year Art Showcase. This is a great opportunity to display your artwork here at Kennedy on May 18.

Submission forms are in room 301 and need to be turned in with your piece. All subjects and medium accepted and students may submit up to 5 pieces. All work must be original. Fan art is not encouraged. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 4. See any AP Art History student or Mrs. Ennis with questions.

BIRTHDAYS: Connor Collins, Wesley Pearson


Thursday, April 26, 2018





Track and Field: Girls Varsity Invitational

vs. Drake Relays

 @ Drake Stadiumlocation


Track and Field: Boys Varsity Invitational

vs. Drake Relays

 @ Drake Stadiumlocation


Golf: Girls Varsity Meet

vs. Linn-Mar, Washington

 @ Hunters Ridge Golf Courselocation


Tennis: Girls Varsity Match

(Rescheduled from 04-14-18)

vs. Dubuque Hempstead  @  Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School

Tennis ComplexlocationFS


Tennis: Boys Varsity Match

(Rescheduled from 04-14-18)

vs. Dubuque Hempstead

 @ Dubuque Hempstead High Schoollocation


Soccer: Boys JV1 Match

(Location Changed)

vs. Waterloo West

 @ Coe Collegelocation


Soccer: Boys Varsity Match

(Location Changed)




Station 1: Italian Dunkers w/meat sauce & green beans.

Station 2: Pepperoni or Cheese Bread w/marinara sauce.

Station 3: Hotdogs & Cheeseburgers & BBQ Rib, Salads, Subs, Parfaits

Station 4: Asian Rice BowlStation 5: Spicy Chicken Sandwich





Video made by: Grant Borchert

Kennedy High School

Did you know that for the last four years, Kennedy has been named the best high school in Iowa by U.S. News and World Report?

In the spring of 2015, Kennedy High School was named the best high school in Iowa by U.S. News and World Report, #3 in Iowa by the Washington Post and #2 by the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa. Kennedy has been a part of these evaluative lists tor nearly every year they have been published.

Kennedy is simply one of the best schools in America!