Announcements: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Over the weekend, the men’s tennis team participated in the Pleasant Valley Invitational.  Parker Sprague posted an overall record of 3-2, finishing second in the #1 Singles, and being a semi-finalist in the #1 Doubles with Zach Johansen.

There will be a speech and debate meeting in room 128 after school for students attending Nationals. Please plan to attend!

Breakfast Club meets every Friday from 7-7:45am in the team room (room 55BCD). Free breakfast and good conversation!

Kinder Kennedy is selling treat-filled May baskets in the foyer for $1.50 Friday, Monday and Tuesday before and after school. These will available for pick up on Wednesday May 1st in room 124.They are filled with buttery popcorn, springtime M&M’s, Kisses, and mini marshmallows.Order for yourself or brighten the day of a friend.

The Concert and Symphony Orchestras invite you to hear their programs for the State Large Group Festival at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019. We will honor our seniors for their leadership in the Kennedy Orchestra.  Featured on the concert will be Reagan Linder, Viola; Tyler Montgomery, Double Bass; an arrangement for string orchestra by Anyssa Ball and a performance by the Chamber Orchestra. A reception will follow, where you can share your favorite memories of the Class of 2019.

Have you ever watched the show Shark Tank? It’s a show of daring entrepreneurs, full of drive, determination, perseverance, creativity and talent. We’ve got an even better show for you! It’s called Art Tank and it’s the end of the year art show hosted by AP Studio and AP Art History.

It’s not too late to submit your own original creations to this show! Any student can submit and we accept all mediums- 2D and 3D. Bring your work in by next Friday- May 3 to room 301. Forms are located in rooms 301 and 302 or see an art teacher! We want to show your work!! Get it in!

Are you planning to earn the Service Above Self award when you graduate?  Rising Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors. Here’s a Volunteer opportunity.  The 2nd Annual Meals from the Heartland Cedar Rapids Hunger Fight will be held at the DoubleTree Convention Complex on June 14th-15th, 2019!  Our goal this year is to package 300,000 meals, many of which will stay in the area to feed the hungry.  Meal packagers age 5 and older are welcome, so it could be a family opportunity. People may sign up individually, or with family and friends.  In groups of 7-10, people will fill meal bags, weigh them, seal them and stack them in boxes.  There will be 14 available packaging shifts to choose from and each shift is 1 hour 45 minutes in length.   Sign up for packaging shifts will be available May 1, 2019 and the link starting that date is available on the website: www.mealsfromtheheartland.org/cr-hunger-fight/

Student Government is selling JDRF t-shirts in honor of Mr. Nees. The shirt will be pink and read “H Hui Hou” which translates to “until we meet again” in Hawaiian. Proceeds will be donated to the JDRF. Pick up forms in the main office and return them to Mr. B in room 164.Spin…Dance….Learn…Compete….Have Fun!!!   Come be a part of an award-winning team!!  Be a member of the Kennedy Color Guard.  No experience necessary.  You do not have to have previous band experience to be a part of the color guard. Come to the training clinics in the Kennedy Band room                

Monday April 29       6-8pm

Tuesday April 30       6-8pm

Wednesday May 1    4-6pm

Seniors! The Class of 2019 Decision Day is right around the corner! The Counseling Office invites graduating seniors to join us Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Upper IMC between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm to celebrate you and your future plans! This event will honor graduating seniors who plan to continue their education at a college or university, apprenticeship or training program, enlistment in the military, entrance into the workforce, etc. Decision Day is part of Iowa College Aid’s school-based Course to College Program. Activities include cookies and lemonade, completing final transcript requests, and signing the Class of 2019 banner to share your future plans with Cougar-land, plus so much more! Wear your college/university gear for the day and bring your best smile - photo opportunities will be available! All graduating seniors are welcome!

Kirkwood Community College will be hosting an AG Day Event on Tuesday, May 14. During this visit, students will rotate to different sessions and be introduced to all 12 AG Science Programs at Kirkwood. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please register online at https://tinyurl.com/KHS-AG-Event soon. Space is limited. If you have any questions, please stop in the Counseling Office.

Attention Seniors: Prom Non-Kennedy Guest Sign Up is NOW ONLINE! All guests must be registered by tomorrow Friday, April 26 at 3:00 PM.  No exceptions will be allowed to ensure proper vetting of guests.

Go to http://tinyurl.com/khsprom19 to sign up a NON-KENNEDY GUEST.  Only one guest is allowed per Kennedy student. Guests must be at least in 9th grade but not older than 20 on the day of PROM. Guest and students must have PHYSICAL IDs to enter the PROM. POWERSCHOOL SCREENS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS IDs. All dance rules apply at prom. See page 37 of the Handbook for complete rules. 

Senior Prom and Post Prom Tickets will only be on sale Thursdays and Fridays through May 3rd over lunch. Prices start at $25/person for Prom and Post Prom, $20 /person for Prom only.  $5/person post prom only. Cash and Check are accepted.

Spring has finally arrived! Kennedy Band students are selling 10" hanging flower baskets and flats of bedding flowers.  Please check Kennedy Band Parents Facebook page for pictures of the flowers being sold.  The last day to order is Monday, April 29 with delivery Mother's Day Weekend.  Questions regarding the flower sale may be directed to kennedybandparents@gmail.com or to Valerie Johansen at vjohansen11@gmail.com

Free Extractions For Students! Do you know a student who needs to save money this upcoming school year? We are thrilled to announce we are currently welcoming applications for our first annual Wisdom For Wisdom Program. The program will provide two local students with complimentary wisdom teeth extractions to help offset the cost of college textbooks. Two complimentary wisdom teeth extraction procedures are being awarded to local high school or college students. The program aims to provide this complementary procedure so that students can put money towards textbooks for their schooling instead of medical bills.

Students can apply by visiting: https://www.oralsurgeryiowa.com/

RSVP Now! All submissions are due by Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.

Cougar Corner (food pantry) is pleased to announce the addition of Goodwill vouchers as part of its inventory available for students.  Each voucher is worth $10 of shoes and/or clothing at local Goodwill stores.  Students will need a valid photo ID to redeem a voucher.  Please come to Cougar Corner during open hours to obtain vouchers.

BIRTHDAYS: Jenna Anderson, Drew Bauswell, Anthony Berckes, Jaydon Davis, Anna Gary, Binda Gurung, Kayla Jennings, Emily Licht, Jami Martin-Trainor, Curtis Peterson, Nancy Pham, Jonas Pingel, Zoe White, Kailee Zwack



Thursday, April 25, 2019

Spring Musical 

TBD Track and Field: Girls Varsity Invitational vs. Drake Relays @ Drake Stadium

TBD Track and Field: Boys Varsity Invitational vs. Drake Relays @ Drake Stadium

2:30pm Golf: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Dubuque Hempstead, Iowa City Liberty, Xavier @ Brown Deer Golf Course-Coralville

4:00pm Tennis: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Dubuque Hempstead @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School

Tennis Complex

4:00pm Tennis: Boys Varsity Meet vs. Dubuque Hempstead @ Dubuque Hempstead High School

4:15pm Soccer: Girls JV2 Match (Rescheduled from 04-11-19) vs. Linn-Mar @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School Soccer Field Cancer Awareness Night

5:00pm Soccer: Boys JV1 Match vs. Iowa City West   @ Iowa City West High School

5:45pm Soccer: Girls JV1 Match vs. Iowa City West   @ Coe College

5:45pm Soccer: Boys JV2 Game (Rescheduled from 04-11-19) vs. Linn-Mar Red @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School Soccer Field

6:45pm Soccer: Boys Varsity Match vs. Iowa City West @ Iowa City West High School

7:30pm Soccer: Girls Varsity Match vs. Iowa City West @ Coe College


Station 1: Meatball Sub w/sweet potato fries

Station 2: French or Pepperoni Bread w/marinara sauce

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

Station 4: Asian Rice Bowl

Station 5: Spicy Chicken Sandwich



Video made by: Grant Borchert

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