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!
Hello all Pokémon fans, there is a Pokémon Club meeting tomorrow, Friday, during lunch in Room C-217. Come join us as we begin preparations and discuss rules for our first ever Pokémon Battle Tournament. All are welcome. See you all there, trainers!
Attention all Interact members. There is a meeting today at lunch in room C-217. See you all there.
Just a reminder that there is an animal student allegiance today at lunch in room C316. See you there.
Attention all CSF members, the Spring 2017 Applications are out!
It’s that time again-the new issue is of the Clarion, our student newspaper, is on the news stands now! Pick up your copy in the boxes outside the counseling office and the auditorium or in B12, Clarion Headquarters. Get your free copy and read all about it!
Want to try and win a free trip to Washington, D.C.? Want to learn about the Stock Market?Want to spend $100,000.00 on stock? Mr. Pauly, room C-317, is looking for 30 students to participate in the Capitol Hill Challenge.
Attention MLA! Starting second semester, Men’s Leadership Academy will meet on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS in room F5 after school. Find Mr. DeFroe, Mr. Calloway, or Ms. Cooper for questions.
Are you interested in earning $200 and learning job skills. Are you between the ages of 13 and 17. If so, stop by the counseling office and get a flyer for Prime Time Teen ASAP. Limited spaces available.
Hello Juniors, Class of 2018, are you planning to go to a four year college and looking for a scholarship to apply to this year?
Once again the amazing speech and debate team did outstanding at last Saturday’s national qualifying tournament! Bernadette Tropel, Irene Lai and Rohit Jhawar all qualified for the national tournament in Kentucky!! What a team!
Are you interested in earning $200 and learning job skills.
ATTENTION SENIORS & JUNIORS on TUESDAY, JAN. 17TH SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE PRESENTATION about the SAGE program (Students in a Global Economy) @ LUNCH IN THE LITTLE THEATRE
Are you thinking about careers after high school? How about becoming an Electrician? Come learn about a career as an Electrician on Wednesday January 18th during lunch in room B15. This Career Conversation is the first in a series of Career Conversations provided by the Counseling Office.
Hello all Pokémon fans, there is a Pokémon Club meeting tomorrow, Friday, during lunch in Room C-217. Join us as we celebrate our first meeting of 2017. All are welcome. See you all there, trainers!
Seniors: Seniors that purchased senior yearbook ads must turn the ads in to Room F2 no later than Friday, January 27th. If you would like purchase a senior tribute, buddy, or elementary school ad, see Mrs. Hanzlik, but hurry, time is running out.
Yearbooks are currently on sale during lunch on Fridays in Room F2. The price is $75.
Are you thinking about careers after high school? How about becoming an Electrician? Come learn about a career as an Electrician on Wednesday January 18th during lunch in room B15. This Career Conversation is the first in a series of Career Conversations provided by the Counseling Office. To sign up please go to the Counseling Office before school, during lunch or after school, To request a specific career presentation, please email Ms.
The English department would like to recognize David Phanthai’s epic effort and thank him for all of his work putting together our most successful Poetry Out Loud competition!
Hello all Pokémon fans, there is a Pokémon Club meeting tomorrow, Friday, during lunch in Room C-217. Come join us as we celebrate the closing of Pokémon’s 20th year anniversary. All are welcome. See you all there, trainers!
Attention Interact members. There is an Interact meeting today at lunch in room C-217. See you all there!
Although it has been over a week we cannot forget about our wonderful debaters that placed at a tournament two weeks ago. Congratulations to Chris Lee, Parker Scarpa, Rohit Jhawar and Bruce Tran for their amazing performances!
Hello Seniors: Winter Break is a great time to apply for scholarships. Please visit the JFK website Counseling Department page to find an up to date list of 2017 Scholarships and a Scholarship Guide to help you.
Hey cougars! Did you know you can use just one paper towel to dry your hands? It’s easy to conserve. Just shake the water off your hands, and fold the towel up before wiping off the water. Good things come in trees, so remember to use one or use none. Protect the planet, save the world.
JFK Color Guard will be selling baked goods for $1 and large boba drinks for $5 on the stage, Tuesdays and Thursdays after school!!
French Club will be selling warm buttery chocolate and regular croissants this Thursday for $2-3 after school near the front office!
Want to be a lifeguard next summer?! Flyer available in the counseling office with information on upcoming training classes.
Do you have used clothes or books that you have no use for anymore? Donate them to We For She’s drive to help benefit victims of the sex trade, sexual assault, and domestic abuse through the organization WEAVE.
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.