College Talk (Class of 2018/Juniors) Date: Thursday, April 20th Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Location: Auditorium Current Juniors and parents are invited to our annual post-secondary/college discussion with JFK counselors regarding preparations for post-high school educational plans. This will include a presentation and question answer opportunities involving community college, University of California, State University and private college/university admissions, financial aid and timelines.
With the weather warming up and the 3rd quarter coming to a close, we will be moving back to our no beanie policy after we return from Spring Break.
In addition, please remember to follow the school’s dress code.
-No hats, unless they are Kennedy hats.
-No solid red or blue tops or bottoms. Articles of clothes that are predominantly red or blue cannot be paired with another article of clothing that is predominantly of the same color.
-No revealing clothes are allowed, including…
Any senior with more than 6 periods of unverified absences will not be allowed to participate in senior activates at the end of the year, including graduation ceremonies. You must attend Saturday School in order to get these absences cleared. Please go to the counseling or discipline office for a list of the available Saturday Schools left in the year.
Students who previously took the ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment on March 7 are invited to attend the results review session on April 5th at 1:00pm in room B10. See Mr.
Are you interested in joining student government at JFK next year? Applications will be coming out Monday March 27th! They will be available in the counseling office, casey’s corner, and on the school website!
A University of Nevada Reno representative will be on campus today at 1:30pm to meet with interested students. See Mr.Drotts in the counseling office if you are interested.
Attention Cougars! Next week is spring sports spirit week! The theme is March Madness! Check the flyers and posters around campus to participate!
All Kennedy Students are welcome to attend, the 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration this Saturday, March 11th at UC Davis. We have a bus for Kennedy students to attend.
Attention Class of 2017 – Listen carefully to this announcement regarding graduation: Any student who exceeds 5 period of unexcused absences during the second semester will not participate in the commencement ceremony, so be sure to clear those absences through the attendance office OR by attending voluntary Saturday school.
Likewise, any student who is suspended for any number of days during second semester will not walk the stage.
Be wise now, or struggle with regret and remorse the remainder of your life.
Dress Code – As the weather starts to warm up and we head into Spring, please be mindful of the school dress code. No sagging, no excessively short bottoms or revealing tops and mid-sections must be completely covered. With respect to colors. No solid red or blue tops or bottoms and no multiple articles of clothing that are red or blue despite having print on them.
Black History Month Important Figures-Movers and Shakers
Boston Massacre figure Crispus Attucks
Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman
Orator Frederick Douglass
Massachusetts shipping magnate Paul Cuffe
Black History pioneer Carter Godwin Woodson
Freed slave Denmark Vesey
Antislavery activist Sojourner Truth
‘Back to Africa’ leader Marcus Garvey
Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad
Legal figure Homer Plessy
NAACP founder W. E. B. Du Bois
Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Junior Prom is coming up March 4th and there are only a few more days to buy tickets. Come to Casey’s Corner Tuesdays or Thursdays at lunch OR Friday March 3rd at lunch.
Junior Prom is coming up March 4th and there are only a few more days to buy tickets. Come to Casey’s Corner Tuesdays or Thursdays at lunch OR Friday March 3rd at lunch. No tickets at the door will be sold!
Royalty nominations will be TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY on stage at lunch, so be sure to nominate!
Rally autions will be TODAY in casey’s corner at lunch for national anthem, MCs, and any performances. Come try out!
Hey Cougars. Our spring blood drive is happening on February 28th! Sign ups will start Friday the 17th on the stage at lunch!
Have you been waiting for Poly Club and Bloom Leadership to return to Kennedy? Well, they are here! Meet in C307 tomorrow (Friday) after school to join! See Ms. Cooper in B8 for more information.
Hello all Pokémon fans, there is a Pokémon Club meeting tomorrow Friday, during lunch in Room C-217. Come join us as we begin the first round of the Battle Tournament. All are welcome. See you all there, trainers!
If you were in my shoes, what would you share? Club H.E.R.O.
Today the first John F. Kennedy Chess Tournament officially begins! Everyone who sign up for the tournament please report to the library today lunch. Remember great prizes will be rewarded to the 6 champions. Let the Game of Chess begin!
Hello all Pokémon fans, there is a Pokémon Club meeting THIS Friday, during lunch in Room C-217. Come join us as we begin the first round of the Battle Tournament. All are welcome.
Casey’s Corner will be open today and tomorrow for Snowcoming tickets! $5 with ASB, $10 without, and $15 for a guest pass! Tickets will be $20 at the door for ALL STUDENTS! Please bring your JFK ID!
ATTN SENIORS. Grad Night tickets will be sold after school in the front office on Wednesday Feb. 15. This is the last day to purchase tickets at the Early Bird price of $35. If you cannot make the Feb.
Attention Interact members. There is an Interact meeting on Thursday at lunch in room C-217. Also, on Wednesday is our club picture. Make sure you bring your pass with you and wear your Interact t-shirt.
Wow wow wow! Yet again the Kennedy Speech and Debate dominated at last weeks tournament! Billy T Hernandez, Tatiana Weltman, Tyler Reynen, Kaitlyn Kui, Cody Mak, Lucy Salazar and Tim Trumbly all made finals!
Announcements are read every Tuesday & Thursday at the beginning of 2nd period.
ALL requests are subject to approval and must be submitted by 12:00 PM the day before the announcement(s) is to be made. If this request is submitted after 12:00 PM the day before or on the morning of announcements, it will be postponed until the next announcement day.