Announcements: Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Class Officers for the 2018-19 school year. Don’t forget to see your class sponsor before the school year ends.


Sophomores (2021)

President -  Braden Hoyer

Lizzie Bagby

Jordyn Cory

Kacey Davis

Ramha Elsheikh

Giuseppe Gianforte


Juniors (2020)

President – Curtis Ratzer

Natalie Knapp                 

Hannah Krejci                 

Betsy Marlow                 

Tasha Gilikson                  

Madison Yauslin


Seniors (2019)

President - Olivia Schirm            

Seth Davis                        

Michael Gallagher

Brenna Hartse                

Mackenzie Pattridge    

Gwyn Smith


Graduating Seniors – If you haven’t already done this, please complete your FINAL transcript request online at: https://tinyurl.com/SeniorFinal2018. This needs to be completed before the end of the day.


There will be a short informational boys cross country meeting next Wednesday May 30th in the boys’ locker room at 3:05 for any boy interested in running cross country next year.  If you are unable to attend, please see Coach Annis.


Mr. Carolin and Mrs. Melone are setting up a Kennedy team for the Squaw Creek Army Challenge.  This is for teachers and students interested in running this 5k mud run as a team. There is a fee and we will make t-shirts.  Be prepared to get very muddy!  See Melone in room 107 if interested.




Students interested in Detasseling this summer can pick up an information sheet in the counseling office.  Starting pay is $7.25 per hour with the possibility of a $1 an hour bonus. Those that worked for Brigg’s Detasseling last year can earn up to $8.75 an hour.  Pick up information in the counseling office and call the number listed on the sheet.


All exhibiting artists from any art show this year may pick their work up from their art teacher in rooms 301, 302 or 303 this week.


It is that time of year: time to clean out lockers, pay all fines and fees, and return your books.  All

students will receive a Checkout Sheet that must be turned in before the end of school.  Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, you will receive yours on Thursday in homeroom and locker cleanout will be next Tuesday, May 29th during Homeroom. If you don’t get a copy of the checkout sheet, pick one at the Attendance Window.


If you are interested in participating with the Freshman Welcome on Monday, August 20th please stop by the attendance window and see Brighid Smith or go by Mr. Benedict’s room to sign up. Confirmation of your selection to participate and other information will be communicated over the summer. Thanks for considering helping on this day.


Kennedy Football Apparel will be available online only this year.  This will be the ONLY order we do this year.  The online store will be open until June 7th and orders will be available for pickup after June 29th at Kennedy. Please click this link to order:  https://level10stores.com/2018_kennedy_football/shop/home


Students! Summer School information is available in the Counseling Office! Summer School will be held June 5 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.


Are you a rising senior who is unsure how to start a college search or how to apply for financial aid? Are you rising junior who wants to get a jump-start on your college search and get ahead of the game?  It really doesn’t matter where you are at in the college search process, the Iowa College Access Network can give you the knowledge and information to approach your search with confidence and know-how.  On Monday, June 4, the Guidance Office is hosting the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) for an evening that will help you prepare for life after high school.  We will offer two presentations:  One will explore the topic of Career and College Planning, the other will focus on Financial Aid.


Career and College Planning – Kennedy High School Auditorium, 5:30 PM


Financial Aid – Kennedy High School Auditorium, 7:00 PM


You can attend one or both presentations.  Some of the topics discussed will include:


  • How to prepare for college
  • What to consider when choosing a college
  • Financial aid application process and understanding college costs
  • Financial aid sources and programs


Get a leg up on the competition.  Find out what this “college thing” is all about on Monday night, June 4 at 5:30 PM in the Kennedy High School Auditorium.


BIRTHDAYS: John Chambers, Morgan Huguet, Madeline Long, Preston Simpson, Jessie Trujillo, Brian White Jr., Orlando Zimmerman, Tiffany Zimmerman


STAFF BIRTHDAY: Julie Batterson




Wednesday, May 23, 2018





AP Exams

Late Testing


Late Testing


Baseball: Varsity Tournament

vs. TBA

 @ TBD location


Senior Last Day



Softball: Sophomore DH

vs. Prairie Black  @  Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School

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Softball: JV DH

vs. Xavier  @  Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School

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Soccer: Boys Varsity Sub-State


 @ TBA



Station 1: Burger Basket w/fries

Station 2: Burger Basket w/fries

Station 3: Hotdogs & Breaded Chicken, Salads, Subs, Parfaits

Station 4: King Chicken

Station 5: Pepperjack Beef Deli w/sweet potato fries. Alternate: Pepperoni 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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