February 14, 2019

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  • Ambassadors here. We want tell you about this amazing day being celebrated. It is the national “No One Eats Alone” Day. In honor of our 3rd campaign, Seek Understanding, we suggest you go out and meet new people. Immerse yourselve into different things and learn something new. We also want to let you know that tomorrow, we will be opening B17 so that you may spend your lunch with someone.
  • Seniors: if you are heading to Sac City or Cosumnes River Colleges, and need help with the admissions process, come to the computer lab for help from a Sac City Rep and your counselors on Tuesday, Feb 19 at lunch! Transform from a Cougar to a Panther or Hawkeye!
  • Attention all Cougars! Tomorrow, the class of 2020 will be holding a fundraiser at Panda Express between 4-9. Mention JFK when you pay to help them raise some funds!
  • Cougars! Today will be the LAST DAY to nominate yourself or your friends for the Winter Vibes Dance royalty! We will be on the stage if it’s not raining OR in front of Casey’s Corner if it is!
  • Attention JFK students! If you bought a Dance Pass your admission into the Winter Vibes dance it already paid for?
  • Next week will be the last week to buy your Winter Vibes dance tickets! We will be open everyday during lunch!
  • Clubs! Wednesday February 20, we will have a meeting for Club Cookout #4 in the Little Theater! Please show up for more information!
  • The Answer to The Black Student Union Trivia is Henrietta Lacks.
    Mrs. Lacks went to John Hopkins Hospital in 1951. Where she was misdiagnosed with the wrong type of cancer. During this type, Dr. George Otto Gey harvested Henrietta’s cells without her knowledge or permission, in hopes of using them for scientific research. He discovered that her cells, now known as HeLa Cells, could not only be kept alive, but that they would grow indefinitely, meaning that this was an immortalized cell line. Due to this superpower, her cells were mass-produced in a cell production factory in 1954, and then mailed to scientists around the world for countless uses for scientific research. HeLa cells have brought us the polio vaccine, AIDS treatments, chemotherapy treatment, in vitro fertilization, gene mapping and much more. Thank you Mrs. Henrietta Lacks, Ase’ The Winner for this trivia is Michelle Gonzalez… Great Job Michelle See you Tuesday for the next Black History Month Trivia Question
  • Don’t forget: CSF (the California Scholarship Federation club)  applications are live! It’s the biggest club on campus and looks great on college applications! Stop by Mr. Lam’s room to get one.
  • Calling all students interested in learning Filipino culture. There will be a Filipino Club meeting at B21 at lunch. Anyone interested in learning Filipino culture is invited to attending the meeting.
  • AP Physics, AP Physics, AP Physics! Do you have questions about it? Stop by Ms. Chen’s room in B-24 during lunch TODAY for a question & answer session.  Current AP physics students will be there to share their wisdom!
  • Good news, Cougars! The SAYS poetry slam is coming back to Kennedy!  Have 2 original pieces ready to perform and come to C304 at 3 pm on February 28th to compete.  Questions? Stop by the ASSETs office in B8 to find out more about SAYS.  
  • Calling all runners, Link Crew, Student Government, and student volunteers.  The JFK Unified Track and Field team for Special Olympics needs athletes that want to join us in a mile run, help set up, break down, and run skills.  Event is May 3rd, JFK is hosting 4 schools for this event.  Swing by D1 or D3 for more information.  
  • Join GOALS, Girls’ Outdoor Adventure in Leadership and Science, for a FREE summer science program to learn science hands-on while backpacking through Sequoia National Park. GOALS is an opportunity for people who have felt underrepresented in science or the outdoors and is open to current sophomores. Applications are due March 29th. Come learn more during a lunchtime information session on Tuesday, February 19th at lunch in room B29!
  • Are you a current sophomore or junior interested in the study of life or a career in the medical field? If so, come to B-28 on Tuesday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 26 during lunch to learn more about taking Advanced Placement Biology next year! Current AP Bio students and Ms. Fugina will be there to answer any questions you may have about the course. Come see if AP Bio is right for you! 
  • JFK Track and Field Team practice begins Monday February 4th @ 3:45 PM in the stadium.   We will practice every school day. If you wish to join or need more information about our Metro League Champion track team please come out to any practice. Winter sports athletes are welcome to join after their seasons end.
  • Congratulations to Wrestler’s Jordan Noble and AbdurRahman (Man-Man) Garner for qualifying to the Northern California Wrestling Tournament in Stockton tomorrow.  Noble took 2nd place in the Section Tournament at 115pds and Garner took 3rd in the Section Tournament at 162pds.  Good Luck Cougars!