Announcements: Friday, December 14, 2018

JV girls b-ball stats against Wash: Final score was 55-29, Kennedy won! Our high scorers were Grace Techau with 9, Ella Cadenhead and Kyla Holm with 8.

The freshmen girls’ basketball team got a great win last night again Iowa City High, 42-25. Leading scorer was Ella Stoltenberg with 18 points. The girls worked hard as a team and will play again at home next Thursday against Liberty.

The Kennedy Green team beat Iowa City High White 46-40.  They were led by Ben Trotter with 21 points on 6 of 9 shooting.  Brendan Rader also had a strong effort with 7 rebounds and took the team’s first offensive charge of the season.  The Kennedy Gold team lost to Iowa City High Red 39-45.  They were led by Nate Koester with 12 points and 2 rebounds.  Josh Link played well off the bench with 7 points.

Greetings Kennedy Families! On Tuesday, December 18th, the Kennedy Music Department will present the Winter Showcase in the cafeteria and auditorium at Kennedy High School. We would like to invite you to participate and celebrate the season with our talented student musicians. As in the past, festivities will begin in the cafeteria at 6:15pm with performances of small groups from orchestra, band, and chamber choir.  There will also be a number of silent auction items for your bidding pleasure. Please enjoy our cafeteria performances free of charge. The formal concert will begin at 7pm in the auditorium and will feature our large ensembles from throughout the department, including our combined band/orchestra/choir finale which is always a highlight of the year! NOTE: All orchestra and band students will perform in this concert. Only choir students in Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will perform in this concert. Admission to the concert will require the purchase of a ticket.  You can purchase your concert tickets online by going to: https://jfkennedychoir.ludus.com/ Pricing: Premium Seating: $15. Preferred Seating: $9. General Seating: $5.Tickets are on sale now.  Advanced online purchases will end on Sunday, December 16th at 7pm.  All unsold seats will be available at the door the night of the event for $10.Please address any questions or problems with ticketing to Mr. Ziegler, sziegler@cr.k12.ia.us or 319-558-4713. All other questions should be addressed to your child’s ensemble director.Thank you! We hope you enjoy the sounds of the season!

The On-line Holiday Orders are now ready for pick-up in the Cougar Den! Items can be picked-up in the Cougar Den during the following times:

Monday, December 17th between 6 and 8 pm.

Tuesday, December 18th between 6 and 8 pm.

Friday, December 21st between 6 and 8 pm.

Also, Announcing a Holiday Open House in the Cougar Den on Friday, December 21st from 6 – 8 pm during the Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball Double Header. Finish your last-minute holiday shopping and check out our newest arrivals including: Snap-back Baseball Caps, Winter Stocking Caps, New Lanyards, Girl’s Athletic Shorts, Joggers, New colors and sizes of Hooded and Crewneck Sweatshirts. Hope to see you then!

Due to continued vandalism in the computer labs during SMART Time, we will no longer allow students to enter Computer Labs 64, 67, or 220 without a pass from a teacher.  All students in computer labs during SMART Time must be doing work.

With finals approaching, the Cafeteria will only be a silent student area until the end of the semester.  No cell phone games, talking or collaborative work will be allowed.

Misbehavior during SMART Time may result in reconsideration of it being offered to Kennedy students.  It only works when students are mature enough to use it.  We do not have the time to police you as if you are elementary aged children and if the time is not important to enough people then we will eliminate it from our schedule.

Attention all Students.  You are invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center tonight at 5:30 PM.  The address is 1030 5th Avenue.  The Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center (The Center) provides a safe and confidential environment for LGBTQ youth, families and allies. Programs at The Center are diverse and include support groups, parent workshops, mentoring, special events, Pride Café, community service, tutoring, and career exploration.

Active Minds, Kennedy High School’s mental health awareness group is running a drive for St. Luke’s Children and adult behavioral health ward.  Please look at the signs hanging in each of your classroom for ideas on what to bring.  Bring them to room 107 any time before Thursday, December 20th.

Attention AP students: Please check the website http://kenn.cr.k12.ia.us/academics/ap-awards/, to ensure that you will receive the correct award at the AP assembly in January. Posters are also posted around Kennedy. Corrections must be received by Friday, December 21, 2018. If you have any questions about the awards, please email Mrs. Richey.

Stop in the library and check out the display of e. Lockhart’s books. If you have already read one write a note about how you liked it/or didn’t like. You will be entered in a contest to win a button with one of her quotes on it. Drop off with Mrs. Neff, 5 random students will be drawn on Friday, Dec. 21st.

Are you thinking about a future career in Physical Therapy?  The University of Iowa Department of Physical Therapy is hosting a “Physical Therapy as Your Future” informational conference on Friday, January 11th.  It is open to anyone interested in learning about physical therapy as a career. Seating is limited, and the cost of the conference is $20 and includes lunch.  Transportation to the conference will be on your own.  Go to the counseling office to pick up information on the conference, including how to register.  Life as a PT student, admissions process and exploring the PT field will be highlighted.  The day will be packed with information you won’t want to miss about becoming a physical therapist.

Attention Kennedy P.E. Students.  The last day you can complete P.E. make-ups is Wednesday, January 9th.  Make-ups can be completed every Tuesday and Thursday during smart time in the main gym, or any morning at 6:10 am in the weight room.  Do not wait until the last minute to get your make-ups completed.

FRIDAY BIRTHDAYS: Christopher Formanek, Abigayle Godsey, Elliot Lyle, Callie Miller, Aspen Suthers


SATURDAY BIRTHDAYS: Kaylah Ajram-Wright, Jaden Irons, Janaya McIntyre, Jacob Vander Sanden

SUNDAY BIRTHDAYS: Bailey Schlacke, Taylor Schlacke, Rachael Stevens



Friday, December 14, 2018

1:30pm Early Dismissal-Professional Learning

3:15pm Bowling: Girls JV Match vs. Iowa City West @ Colonial Bowling Lanes

3:15pm Bowling: Girls Varsity Match vs. Iowa City West @ Colonial Bowling Lanes

3:15pm Bowling: Boys JV Match vs. Iowa City West @ Colonial Bowling Lanes

3:15pm Bowling: Boys Varsity Match vs. Iowa City West @ Colonial Bowling Lanes

5:00pm Wrestling: Varsity Invitational vs. Burlington, Clayton, Clear Creek Amana, Clinton, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, Fort Madison, Hallsville, Keokuk, Liberty (Wentzville), Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, Muscatine, New London, Van Buren, WACO @ Fort Madison High School FRIDAY-SATURDAY EVENT

6:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity M/W Doubleheader vs. Washington @ Cedar Rapids Washington High School

7:30pm Basketball: Boys Varsity M/W Doubleheader vs. Washington @ Cedar Rapids Washington High School

Saturday, December 15, 2018

9:30am Wrestling: JV Tournament vs. Anamosa, Assumption Davenport, Bettendorf, Burlington, Columbus Junction, Davenport North, Davenport West, Eddyville-Blakesburg, English Valleys, Fairfield, Iowa City West, Lisbon, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, Mid-Prairie, Monticello, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Muscatine, North Cedar, North Scott, Northeast, Sigourney Junior-Senior, Solon, Tipton, West Branch, West Liberty, Wilton, Winfield-Mount Union @ Wilton High School

1:00pm Bowling: Boys Varsity Invitational vs. Central DeWitt, Durant, Independence, Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Linn-Mar, Louisa-Muscatine, Marion, Monticello, North Scott, Prairie High School, Thomas Jefferson, Vinton-Shellsburg, Washington, Waterloo West, West Delaware, Xavier @ Lancer Lanes


Station 1: Walking Tacos

Station 2: Walking Tacos

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

Station 4: Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza. Alt: Fish Sandwich

Station 5: Chicken Parmesan Deli w/green beans




Video made by: Grant Borchert

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