Announcements: Monday, March 25, 2019

Any current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders interested in auditioning for the 2019-2020 Kennedy Dance Team need to attend an informational meeting during smart time at 9:34 on Thursday, March 28 in room 103.

The JV2 girls’ soccer team will practice today from 3:15-4:30 out on the north field. 

Cheer Tryouts:Clinics: 5pm-730pm (each afternoon)
Monday April 1st *Mandatory if planning on trying out- information will be handed out as well as papers for trying out.*
Tuesday April 2nd
Thursday April 4th – Tryouts will begin promptly at 515 pm (you MUST be present at the beginning time to ensure you make your tryout—no make ups will be permitted for missing) ** If you will be UNABLE to make the tryout dates please come to the informational meeting and speak with coach PRIOR to tryouts **

Anyone interested in learning more about Mentors in Violence Prevention, come to room 64D during smart time or after school on Monday 3/25 for a brief overview and chance to ask questions.

Class of 2019:  The end is near.  If you plan to receive the Service Above Self award and cords to wear at graduation.  Get your verified volunteer hours turned in to Mrs. Lindo in Room 127 by Monday, April 8th.  This will give time for us to make sure your name is in the Senior Night program and that we have cords for all those who earn the award.

Juniors:  Please contact Mrs. Mead in room 252 to participate in any of the following events:  Build Iowa Career Fair (April 2nd), MOCK Interviews (April 11th) GEAR UP day at the University of Iowa (April 25th) and our final event for April is Nurses Day at Kirkwood Community College on April 30th.  Spots are limited for these events, so stop by sooner rather than later.

Kennedy Band Parents/students: Due to Spring Break the Band Parent Meeting will be held Thursday, March 28 at 6pm in the band room.  Kennedy Band Parent Board meeting will be held at 5:30 on Thursday, March 28.  Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to kennedybandparents@gmail.com

Attention all freshman, sophomore, and junior students! Applications are now available for our 2019-2020 Mentors in Violence Prevention team. Stop in to the main office to pick up a packet and return it by Wednesday, March 27. For questions, contact Jenny Wagner in classroom 64D or at jwagner@cr.k12.ia.us or Mr. Kline. MVP aims to bring awareness of gender-based violence, violence prevention, and empower bystanders with tools for safe and effective intervention.

Attention students interested in choir or show choir! Thinking about being in Chanteurs, Protege, or Happiness? Want to travel with us to Nashville next year?  Applications for singers, technical crew, and instrumental combo members who want to be involved in choir or show choir next school year are now available. Stop down to the choir room to pick up your forms. Auditions for singer dancers are on March 27th, with dance auditions on April 1st and 2nd. See Mr. Muters or Mr. Ziegler for details.

CAR WASH TIME!  Tired of salt and dirt on your car?  Men's Tennis is selling Mister Car Wash Full Service Car Wash passes for $15. The tennis program will receive $7.50 for each pass they sell. Passes NEVER expire.  If interested contact your favorite JFK Men's Tennis player, Coach Bova, or Valerie Johansen at vjohansen11@gmail.com.  Deadline for selling passes is Monday, April 1.  Passes are valid at any Mister Wash in the United States. 

Look up, look down, look all around! Let the school-wide Where’s Waldo hunt commence! When you find him, return him to Mrs. Howard in room 101 to claim your prize! Waldo is here to remind and encourage all of you to submit your writing and artwork to this year’s Literary Magazine. See your LA teacher for a green submission form and email your writing and artwork to pbwsubmissions@gmail.com by April 5th!

Hey juniors!  Are you interested in attending the University of Iowa upon graduation?  Spend a day at the U of I on either April 5, 12 or 19th and see what it’s all about.  These campus visits days are targeted at juniors and goes from 8:30 to 4:30 PM.  If transportation is an issue, let your counselor know and we will help you get to Iowa City and back.  For more information about the day, you can visit the following website:  https://admissions.uiowa.edu/visit-campus/jr-hawkeye-visit-days   Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to learn about Hawkeye Nation.

New Scholarship applications available for Seniors outside Mrs. Richey’s office (120A)

          American Legion - $1000 Scholarship – Due March 30 – Must be a Veteran or relative of Veteran

American Legion Educational Trust - $1500 Scholarship – Due March 30 – Must be a Veteran or relative of Veteran

Empowering Scholarships- Variety of amounts available– Due May 31 – applicant directly affected by childhood cancer

BIRTHDAYS:  Branden Barnes, Nana Bruce, Jacob Kiesey, Joseph Sickles, Grace Stammeyer


Monday, March 18, 2019

Spring Break

Spring Sports Practice Begins


Station 1: Burger Basket w/fries

Station 2: Burger Basket w/fries

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

Station 4: Pasta Bar w/breadsticks

Station 5: Turkey O’Toole w/sweet potato fries. Alt: Cheese Pizza




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!

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