February 2, 2017


Check out the Clarion here! As always, paper copies are available throughout the campus. Electronic or print, the Clarion is chock full of news from around campus, and the writing, layout, and pictures are bound to impress.

Many thanks to Mr. Hanzlik (advisor) and his team of committed students for their ever-present leadership!

Gloria Drive

In response to concerns regarding driving behavior, you may see School Resource Officer (SRO) Tall in front of the school during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Many students walk or bike to and from school; depending on traffic and weather conditions, they can sometimes be difficult to see from inside a vehicle.

As a reminder, be sure to drop off and pick up either in the west parking lot (adjacent to Florin Road) or in front of the school (Gloria Drive). The east parking lot is reserved for faculty, staff, and school buses; please do not use the lot as a pull-through.

There is still time to purchase a yearbook! The discounted price ($75) has been extended and is available until Friday, February 3.  See Mrs. Hanzlik in F-2 to order a book. Payment plans are available.  

This year, there will be no extra books. Don’t miss out on the very special 50th volume!


All second semester ASSETs (After School Safety & Enrichment for Teens) classes are now under way. If your student would still like to add either a 0 or 7th period, please see Ms. Chandler Cooper in room B-8.

In addition to academic tutoring, the after-school space offers students a variety of club and enrichment opportunities. For more information, please contact Ms. Cooper @

Athletic Update

Congratulations to the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams on their wins, JV and Varsity, last night against Valley High School! Way to go, Cougars!

Boys’ soccer will play C.K. McClatchy (away) tomorrow evening; JV starts at 4:30 and Varsity at 6 p.m. Boys’ basketball will play McClatchy (away). Freshmen starts at 4, JV at 5:30, and Varsity at 7 p.m. Girls’ basketball will play at home: JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7 p.m. Be sure to come out and support your Kennedy Cougars as we take on our long-time rival C.K.McClatchy.

Data Dashboard
Unveiled last fall, the Data Dashboard provides students, families, and community with user-friendly interactive access to District and school data. If you haven’t yet tried it, it’s definitely worth a look. The Dashboard is accessible via the District website at

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Information

Please click here for important information regarding Advanced Placement (AP) exams. If, after viewing, you should have questions about Advanced Placement tests, please contact Assistant Principal Buitrago @
SMUD: “I Can Afford College!”

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is offering a free workshop to help students and their families learn more about the financial and planning resources available to enable students to attend college. In addition to important information about transfer opportunities, a panel discussion will include speakers from the “I Can Afford College Campaign” as well as local financial aid experts.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 until 1:00 at SMUD’s customer service center located at 6301 S Street, Sacramento, CA.

More information (and required registration) is available at