John F. Kennedy High School Bulletin
March 1, 2019



To ensure that every student is able to fulfill college and university eligibility requirements, all juniors will take the SAT next Wednesday, March 6, during periods one through four. The entire cost is being funded by the District; families are not responsible for any portion.

Please encourage your eleventh grader to get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive early to school. The SAT is a great opportunity for students to better their chances of getting into the college or university of their dreams!


Attention, juniors and seniors! Scholarship season is upon us! A complete listing of current opportunities is available here.

Be sure to mind the deadlines!


Much appreciation to the many families who took part in this week’s Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation visit. The committee left us with many positives, including the strength of the academic program, counseling services, and instruction as well as family and community engagement. The report will be finalized over the next several weeks, and once I have it, I will share it.

Upon their departure, a committee member shared, “you’ve got a great school here doing great things!”  


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be offered on Wednesday, March 13. Targeted primarily at juniors and seniors, the ASVAB is part of a free comprehensive career planning program. 2018-19 marks the third consecutive year that the test has been offered at Kennedy, with more than 100 taking it last year. The battery is widely used at colleges and universities across the country.

For more information, please click here. Should you have questions, please contact Mr. Drotts, Kennedy counselor, at

Spring Concert

The Music department’s annual spring concert is set to occur on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 7 p.m. This year, students and staff have elected to collect donations benefiting music programs affected by the Camp Fire.

I urge you to come out and support the many talented JFK musicians!


Help to make JFK Sober Grad. Night 2021 a reality by eating at Panera (Delta Shores location) on Thursday, March 14 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. More information is here. As usual, be sure they know you are there to support Kennedy!

Support the Class of 2022 by eating Panda Express (Delta Shores location) on Saturday, March 2 between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Tell them you’re there for Kennedy and 2022!

In addition, student government, Class of 2022, is fundraising at Chipotle (4001 Freeport Blvd.), March 9, between 4 and 9 p.m. Like Panda Express, make sure to announce your Cougar pride. More information is here.

Calendar Proposal

Many of you have asked questions regarding the 2019-20 academic calendar proposal. To assist in answering frequently asked questions, the District has added a web page that explains the proposal in detail. Remember, at this time, the new calendar is a proposal only. As I receive additional information, I will be sure to share it with you.