John F. Kennedy High School Bulletin


Fire Alarm

This morning’s fire alarm was caused by a faulty smoke sensor in one of the school’s kitchens. Sacramento Fire responded quickly, and the bad sensor has now been repaired and reset by the District’s Maintenance and Operations department.


Last Sunday, JFK Robotics, Team 3250, returned from the world championships (their third trip) with a ranking of 30/67 in their division. A big congrats. to Jenna Chen and team for receiving the coveted safety award, a recognition of the team’s training and ability to operate the machinery, chemicals, and electronics.

400 teams and 13,000 attended the event in Houston with over 40 countries represented. Way to go, 3250!

Class of 2019: Graduation Speech Auditions

If your student is interested in giving a speech at this year’s graduation ceremony, click here. This year’s topics are either Standing on the Shoulders of Giants or The Recipe for a Happy Life. Auditions will occur in T-12 at lunch on May 1-3. For questions, please contact Assistant Principal Fry at

Smarter Balanced Assessment

A reminder that eleventh graders have begun State of California-mandated proficiency testing. Commonly abbreviated as “SBAC” (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium), these exams assess eleventh grade mastery of both English-Language Arts and Math. The second session will begin April 30 and end May 1.

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 @

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.