Announcements: Monday, September 23rd

We have a dance coming up and we want to remind you that these events are a privilege, not a right.  We want to host a safe, fun event for ALL students. 

Students should review page 37 of the school handbook for complete dance rules.

You must bring a physical ID to the dance to get in.  You SHOULD bring your school ID.  We will NOT look students up in Infinite Campus and no one will be admitted without their ID.  If you use an ID other than your school ID, you will wait until the admission line is empty for administrators to verify you.  All guests must have either a school ID or their state-issued ID that matches the name registered with the school.

Students are reminded that all school rules apply at the upcoming Homecoming Dance. It is especially important to note that by attending, you are subject to search of personal belongings and drug/alcohol detection.  Do not bring or consume drugs or alcohol prior to, during, or after the Homecoming Dance.  We want you to be safe, not suspended. 

All guests must be registered prior to 3:00 PM on the 27th of September.  Absolutely NO additions or changes will be allowed after that date. 

No bags may be brought into the dance, including large purses.  Small purses are allowed but will be thoroughly searched. 

Students are reminded that behavior expectations include no roughhousing, play fighting or, of course, any form of real aggression (verbal or physical). 

Dancing must be kept appropriate.  Any dancing that simulates sexual activity will not be tolerated.  This includes but is not limited to grinding, bending over, removing or uncovering one's own clothing or another person's clothing, and any other form of inappropriate dancing per adult chaperones.  Failure to comply with adult directions will result in removal from the dance and possible bans from future dances.

All students should have rides home arranged PRIOR to 10:30 PM.  No one should remain on school property after 10:30 PM.  Failure to have a ride may result in students being banned from future dances. Have fun, be safe and be respectful. 

Bringing a non-Kennedy guest to Homecoming? You must register them with Kennedy Administration online by this Friday, September 27th at 3:00 PM.

One guest per Kennedy student. No guest below 9th grade. No guest older than 20 on the day of the dance. Guest must be in good standing at their school to attend. Kennedy student are responsible for the behavior of their guest. Only physical IDs will be accepted for entry.


The homecoming parade is October 2nd (WED) from 5:30 to 6:30. If you would like to enter a float or walk in the parade you must fill out  a registration form and return it by September 30th at 2:30.You are not allowed to throw candy according to the city rules but you may hand it out. Only those registered will be allowed in the parade.

The dance will be Saturday October 5th. It will be held in the West Gym. Read Photography will be here at 6 and stay until 9:30. They offer picture packages ranging from 12.00 to 36.00. Tickets for the dance will go on sale the week of the dance and the cost is 10.00 in advance and 15 at the door.

Hey cougars! If you purchased a yearbook last year and did NOT pick up your insert in homeroom, get it in the main office! Again, these are ONLY for people who bought a yearbook last year!! The insert contains all spring and summer sports, the musical, prom, and graduation. Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy the final part of memories that will never fade. A special shout out goes to homeroom teachers for helping with distribution! Please return unclaimed inserts to the box in the mailroom as soon as possible.

Attention juniors: Do you have a 3.5 cumulative GPA? If so, you've been invited to apply for Kennedy's chapter of National Honors Society. Please check your school email for directions on how to apply and for the application. A list of qualified students are listed by ID number outside Mrs. Kaspar, Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Richey's rooms.

Seniors, if currently have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and you didn't complete an application last year, you could still be qualified to be in NHS. See Mrs. Kaspar, Mrs. Bell, or Mrs. Richey if you have questions.

ALL girls 9th through 12th grade interested in playing Girls Basketball there will be Open Gym tonight 7:30 to 8:30pm.  Bring a friend, make sure you are there!

The #KinderKenndy Organization promotes kindness through activities, information, and support. The first Kinder Kennedy meeting for the new year is today, Monday, Sept 23rd, right after school in room 124. Can't wait to see you there!

Class of 2023, help lead your class by being a part of Freshman Council.  All Freshman are welcome. The first meeting is tomorrow, Tues., Sept. 24th before school at 7:15am. If you are interested in holding an officer position in the council stop by Mrs. Langton's Room 124 THIS WEEK. We will hold elections at the first meeting.

Reminder: Card Club meets every Tuesday from 3-4 p.m. in Room 212.

Join us for a morning of prayer Wednesday September 25th at 7 am by the Kennedy flagpole! See You at the Pole is a nationwide event where students meet at their school’s flagpole to pray for their schools, teachers, peers, and the year to come. All our welcome to join! If you have any questions contact Gillian Grochala(20ggrochala@crschools.us) for more information. Hope to see you there!

Do you like talking about the world? How similar we all are although we are worlds apart? Then join the World Media Club. We are dedicated to talking about world current events, how they affect our relationships with others and how we can help overcome those differences. We meet every Wednesday in room 69 from 3:15 p.m to 4 p.m.

Do you play the Ukulele? Even a little? Or do you want to learn? The new Ukulele club is looking for players of all skill levels who want to have fun while reaching out to our community. The first meeting is Wednesday Sept. 25th from 3:10-4:00 in Room 124. You must provide your own instrument. See Mrs. Langton for more information.

eSports Club: First Meeting, Tuesday, October 1st at 7:30am in Room 64C. ALL are invited!

The Best Buddies Club will be having an informational meeting for all peer buddies and associate members on Thursday, September 26th at 7:15 in 51A.  The first activity will be after school on Thursday, September 26th from 3-4 in the cafeteria.  It will be the matching party and all members will be tie-dying tshirts.  If you have any questions, please talk to Ella Popenhagen or Mrs. Gibney.

Attention:  did you sign up last year to be a part of green bandana.  please check your school e-mail for a copy of the handbook. Due to such a large interest, we will have to limit the amount of students that can get trained this year.  We will utilize an application process for this.  Read the handbook thoroughly and follow the links to the application process.  You will not be considered if the application is not complete or not on time.  No exceptions.  If you have any questions or did not receive an email, please see Ms. Melone right away.

CAMPUS VISITS in the cafeteria during lunches: Wednesday, Sept 25th – U.S. Army


Monday, September 23, 2019

Booster Club KHS Upper IMC

3:15pm Golf: Boys Varsity Meet vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Dubuque Senior, Iowa City West @ Finkbine Golf Course

5:00pm Volleyball: Freshman Match Kennedy Gold vs. Iowa City West Gold @ Iowa City West High School

5:00pm Volleyball: Freshman Match Kennedy Green vs. Iowa City West Green @ Iowa City West High School

6:00pm Volleyball: Freshman Match Kennedy Gold vs. Iowa City West Green @ Iowa City West High School

6:00pm Volleyball: Freshman Match Kennedy Green vs. Iowa City West Gold @ Iowa City West High School

BIRTHDAYS: Alyssa Baugh, Aiden Beck, Gaberiel Carrillo, Carson Musil, Ella Stoltenberg, Erica Schulte


Station 1: Burger Basket w/fries

Station 2: Burger Basket w/fries

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

Station 4: Pasta Bar

Station 5: Buffalo Chicken Wrap w/fries. Alt: Cheese Pizza



Video made by: Grant Borchert

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