John F. Kennedy High School Bulletin


E-Waste Fundraiser: Tomorrow!

Details are here!


In addition to several trophies already this season, Kennedy Robotics has yet again proven its dominance by qualifying for the prestigious World Championships in Houston, Texas. Congratulations, Mr. Greene and team; we are proud and wish you the best of luck!

Smarter Balanced Assessment

A reminder that eleventh graders will begin State of California-mandated proficiency testing the week of April 22. Commonly abbreviated as “SBAC” (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium), these exams assess eleventh grade mastery of both English-Language Arts and Math. There are two sessions: April 23-24 and April 30-May 1. Students will be assigned to a specific session by English teacher. 

This test not only impacts the school, it is commonly used by colleges and universities to determine placement and eligibility. Please help us help us by reminding your student to take the exam seriously. Extra attention to a good night’s rest beforehand and a nutritious breakfast the day of the test won’t hurt either!

For additional information about SBAC, please contact Assistant Principal Buitrago @

Fall 2019 Scheduling

All students should now have received a printout showing the classes in which they are enrolled for the 2019-20 school year. On the reverse side of the printout, there is a schedule change request form. Families should review the schedule and consider whether or not a change is desired or needed. Schedule change requests for Fall 2019 will be accepted in the Counseling Center April 5-10.

Class of 2020, if you intend to choose the “senior option,” please remember to obtain a special form from a counselor. The school must verify student employment, internship, or college enrollment.

Athletics Hall of Fame

The inaugural class of the Kennedy athletics hall of fame will be inducted on May 18. We are excited to recognize JFK’s many iconic athletes, coaches, and contributors. We will celebrate those who have excelled, gone above and beyond, paved the way, set the bar, and proven to be the gold standard for Kennedy athletics.

The following individuals will be recognized for their athletic contributions to John F. Kennedy: Clifton West, John Braxton, Butch Metzger, Jan and Joe Matisco, Michael “Yogi” Stewart, Jody Hashigami, Keith Frostad, Greg Vaughn, Ernest Lee, and the 2002 women’s basketball team.

For tickets and information, please click here.

Spring College Talk

The annual Spring College Talk is set for Thursday, April 25 @ 6:30 in the Kennedy auditorium. This event is an opportunity for juniors and their families to review college admissions information and processes in preparation for the senior year. For additional information, please contact Mr. (David) Drotts @

Sober Grad. Night

The final days to purchase grad. night tickets are upon us! Take advantage of the $20 deal on April 26 during the lunch period on the quad. Don’t miss the celebration!