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7/1/2020 12:59:00 PM
This site contains our Return to Learn plan for the 2020-21 school year.


 2020 Summer Announcements: 
Summer Sports Live Streams - 

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Congratulations to Rufaro Muskwe for being selected to the 4A All-State Jazz Band!  This is the highest honor an individual jazz musician can receive in our state.  He will perform with the All-State Jazz Band in May at the Iowa Bandmasters Conference.  Congrats Rufaro!

We are now taking applications for next year's Mentors in Violence Prevention team. MVP is a mentor leadership team working with freshmen in homerooms delivering lessons and facilitating discussion on what it means to engage in healthy relationships and be an effective and empowered bystander. Applications are in the main office and due March 31. Email for more information.

Seniors: If you have applied to Kirkwood Community College - you should be signing up for Orientation, reviewing/accepting your financial aid packages and setting up your Kirkwood account.  If you need assistance with this process, please stop in to see Mrs. Mead in room 252.

Don't spend all your vacation on Netflixs & social media. Stop in the library to check out a book. Also, the Kennedy Library Webpage has links to on-line ebooks : Open Culture, MackinVia and Project Gutenberg.

SENIORS: This is your chance to say thank you to your parents, teachers or anyone who helped you along the way. This is the week so sign Up. DO NOT WAIT.

Any current Kennedy student interested in auditioning for the 2020-2021 Varsity Dance Team needs to attend an informational meeting Thursday, March 26th right after school in Coach Arends’ room 103.  At this meeting you will receive all the information needed to audition for the dance team, including necessary forms that will need to be completed before auditions.  Audition practices are March 31, April 13, 14 and 15.  Auditions are April 16th.  If you cannot attend the March 26th meeting, please see Coach Arends the day AFTER the meeting.

Art Lovers! Our next Art After Hours session will be held on Tuesday, March 31, usual time and place. Please work on submissions for the Plain Brown Wrapper literary magazine. Info and forms are on Happy Spring Break!!

Like to sing? Like to dance? Like to sing AND dance? Auditions for all of Kennedy's choirs and show choirs are coming up! Vocal auditions are April 1st with dance auditions at the end of the month. For more information, scan the QR codes on the bulletin board outside the choir room, Room 306!

A new session of the Kennedy Guitar Club will begin after spring break.

It will meet Wednesdays, March 25th - May 13th, after school in room 262 (Mr. Hayes' room). Brook Hoover, local guitarist with the Surf Zombies, will instruct both beginner and experienced students.  Bring your own guitar or borrow one for the eight-week session.  Pick up details from Ms. Collins in the Counseling office, or Ms. Driskell in the Orchestra room.

Hey Cougar Nation - The spring Pep Assembly is on April 9! Show your class spirit with a JFK Spirit t-shirt. Shirts are $15 and for an additional $8 you can add your class number and name to the back.  Order online at: 2020 Kennedy JFK Spirit Online Store. Due by March 16.

Attention Cougar Nation: Come support your fellow Cougars and see your biggest fears displayed at the District Art Show! Opening night is Saturday March 28th from 6-8pm at Raygun in NewBo.

10th and 11th grade students interested in a Fall Internship opportunity the Workplace Learning Connection portal is open through April 10th. This is for students who have already participated in a job shadow and are interested in either a 45 or 90-hour internship at a business you are interested in learning more about.  Please make sure you have time in your fall schedule either period 1 or period 7 to allow time to participate in this activity, check with your counselor about that. See Mr. Goodlove if you have any questions about the application process.

Bringing a non-Kennedy guest to WPA on Saturday, April 4th, 7-10pm? You must register them with Kennedy Administration online by FRIDAY, MARCH 27th at 3:00 PM.

  • One guest per Kennedy student
  • No guests below 9th grade. No guest may be older than 20 on the day of the dance.
  • Guests must be in good standing at their school to attend.
  • Kennedy students are RESPONSIBLE for the behavior of their guest.
  • Only physical IDs will be accepted for entry.
  • No entry allowed after 8 p.m.
  • No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Here is a sign-up genius asking for parent participation to assist at the WPA dance.!/showSignUp/8050e4aacaf2baa8-spring


Friday, March 13, 2020

1:30pm Early Dismissal-Professional Learning

Saturday, March 14, 2020


State Individual Speech Competition Grinnell High School - Cancelled

FRIDAY BIRTHDAYS: Grant Lukan, Riley Parker


SATURDAY BIRTHDAYS: Olivia Bowden, Lexi Clark, Natalie Franco, Lexa Franco, Lexa Graeter, Seth Peterson-Davis

SUNDAY BIRTHDAYS: Mason Finch, Marissa Gonzales, Craigeory Mills, Tori Stien


Station 1: Walking Tacos

Station 2: Walking Tacos

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

Station 4: Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza

Station 5: Beef Teriyaki Dippers w/Parmesan buttered noodles & breadstick


Kennedy High School

2020 Best Schools in America Rankings and Grades ranks Kennedy High School #1 in Best Public High Schools in Linn County.

Kennedy is simply one of the best schools in America!