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Yearly Calendar

School Events

Instructional Rounds
Date: 10/25/2016
Location: A201
Get Your Diploma Parent Workshop
Date: 10/25/2016, 8:30 AM 10 AM
Location: Parent Center
Pics with Jackie and Sally
Date: 10/25/2016, 12:15 PM 12:51 PM
Location: Quad
Girls Tennis vs Van Nuys
Date: 10/25/2016, 2:30 PM 5 PM
Location: JFK Tennis Courts
Anderson FT Project Pedestrian Safety
Date: 10/26/2016
Location: D101
Parent English Class
Date: 10/26/2016, 7 AM 8 AM
Location: Parent Center
Halloween Maze
Date: 10/26/2016, 12:15 PM 12:56 PM
Location: Little Theater
Pics with Jackie and Sally
Date: 10/26/2016, 12:15 PM 12:51 PM
Location: Quad
Journalism Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser
Date: 10/26/2016, 3 PM 11 PM
Location: 9301 Tampa, Northridge
Club Pictures
Date: 10/27/2016
Location: Quad
Lunch Menu Magnet School Tours Yearbook Google Classroom Kennedy Clinic Secretary of State - Register to Vote

Cougar News

A Safe and Respectful Halloween at Kennedy High School

Costumes may not cause a significant disruption to the school program
No costumes that demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, etc.
No costumes that completely hide the identity of the student
No costumes that will impair a student's vision or movement
No costumes that contain obscene or prohibited materials
No props or equipment that are unsafe or weapons (even replicas)

Senior Day: Friday November 18, 2016

Bring neon or white attire for full effect. SENIORS ONLY!
Eligibility will be checked at the door (NO I.D. NO ENTRY)
Seniors attending the dance/movie are not allowed to leave until 12:15pm
8:00am-8:30am: Panorama Picture on the Football Field
8:30am-9:00am Senior Award Ceremony (Cougar of the Month) in the Big Gym
9:00am-12:00am: MORP or Movie in the Small/Big Gym

Kennedy Identified as one of America's Best High Schools in 2016

John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, CA is ranked 416th within the state of California by US News & World Report. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Kennedy High School is 40 percent. Kennedy is ranked #2175 in the Nation and earned a silver medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.

Daily News: Kennedy Football Revels in Rivalry Victory Over Granada Hills

"The win gave Kennedy the Granada Hills Chamber Of Commerce trophy for the first time since 2009 in a rivalry that began when Kennedy first opened its doors in 1971. After the game, the Kennedy student section stormed the field to celebrate the end of the school’s five year drought to the Highlanders."

“The atmosphere was unbelievable tonight,” said Maffei, who was 16 of 20 for 201 yards and added a rushing touchdown. “It felt like I was playing in a college game tonight. I can’t thank my team enough and how hard they fought.”

Kennedy Wins Silver at National SkillsUSA in Kentucky

Graduating Kennedy seniors Jerry Cerda and Samantha Crende (pictured in the lower left) travelled to Louisville, Kentucky this last June to compete in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. They represented California in the Television Production contest competing against 32 teams from across the US. Jerry and Sam brought home a Silver Medal for California and Kennedy HS. This is the first time a team from California has won a medal in this contest.

Kennedy High Teacher Awarded ASCD Grant

ASCD, the Virginia-based nonprofit formerly known as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, has named Dr. Scott Petri, a history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School, as one of 17 teachers nationwide to receive the first-ever ASCD Teacher Impact Grants.

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Architecture, Digital Design, and Filmmaking Magnet Honored by Magnet Schools of America

Kennedy's Architecture/Digital Design/Filmmaking Magnet has been honored by the Magnet Schools of America as a leading school in the nation for achievement and creative excellence. This award, "Magnet School of Distinction", was awarded to only 8 magnet schools in California that have demonstrate high academic excellence, specialized curriculum and instruction, and family engagement. Magnet Schools of America is a national organization that represents over 4,000 magnet schools across the country.

Congratulations to Our Academic Decathlon Team Who Won 14 Medals!

Silver Medals for Interview: Alexis Miranda & Ralph Morales
Gold Medal for Interviews: Maranda Bernal, Larissa, Ramirez, & Ricardo Carrillo
Silver Medal for Speech: Michelle Vo & Caridad Valle
Gold Medal for Speech: Ricardo Carrillo, Alexix Miranda, Ralph Morales, & Larissa Ramirez
Bronze Medal for Essay: Ricardo Carrillo
Team High Scorer: Ricard Carrillo (Second Year in a Row!)
Overall Team Award: 3rd Place in the school district in the Speech Competition

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