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Teaching Academy Host 3 Elementary Schools for Dr. Seuss Day (Read Across America)

Kennedy celebrated Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on April 12 with almost 500 students from Danube, Haskell, and Tulsa elementary schools. The Teaching Academy coordinated the event with 20 Kennedy teachers. The elementary students participated in age-appropriate, Dr. Seuss-themed activities led by Kennedy students. The students were escorted by Kennedy students, school staff, and parents. LAPD ensured their safety by providing traffic control. The students left with happy faces and a better understanding of why reading is important.

Kennedy's Parent Center Gets a Makeover Courtesy of the Board of Education

The LAUSD Board of Education allocated $20million to improve Parent Centers districtwide. Our Parent Center was repainted, upgraded with a portable multi-media system, a laptop, and twenty Chromebooks, children’s books/novels and new furniture will be arriving shortly to complete the renovation. The Parent, Community and Student Services (PCSS) also provided trainings to all Parent Center Directors on strategies to increase parent engagement.

Kennedy's Annual Chalk Walk Showcases Clubs, Organizations, and Sports.

The Annual Chalk Walk showcases student achievements throughout the school year. Clubs, organizations, and individuals are invited to participate by submitting a proposal highlighting what made the school year a success for them. It's a great way to share our best moments and show off our artistic talent. Click here to see all 18 images.

Roaring 20's Prom Tickets Go on Sale After Spring Break During Lunch: CASH ONLY

Tickets will be on sale between Building A and the Library. You must be eligible, have your ID, and permission slip ready in order to purchase your ticket. If your prom ticket was included in your senior package, you must still turn in your permission slip. Permission Slips are available at the sales table, in SP09, and on jfkcougars.org/seniors. NO REFUNDS.
Sale prices are as follows:
• April 3-6 tickets are $135
• April 9-13 tickets are $145
• April 16-20 tickets are $160

Teaching Academy (TCA) Selected as 2018 Distinguished California Partnership Academy (CPA)

The TCA will be recognized as a Distinguished CPA at the Educating for Careers Conference on March 5. CPA’s exemplify the career academy model for preparing high school students to succeed in both college and careers. Each year TCA students take classes together with at least one teaching career course. TCA teachers works with this group of students over several years and link the instructional program across disciplines to incorporate a career in teaching.

The Trauma Team from Providence Holy Cross Visits 9th Grade Medical Magnet Students

On Wednesday, February 21 the Providence Holy Cross Trauma Team spoke to the 9th grade Medical Magnet students about working in the healthcare field. They showed educational videos and spoke about pathways to working in the various areas of the healthcare field. Pictured: Christian Diance, RN; Sam Scriven, Chaplain; Dr. Reza Kermani, Trauma Surgeon; and Melissa Barnes, NP.

Lowe’s Awards SkillsUSA $25,000 Grant to Build Career Technology Education (CTE) Gallery

After months of designing, purchasing, painting, and installing, the CTE Gallery opened on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The Gallery, which is located in the Architecture Room, had student projects on display from our Architecture, Digital Design, and Filmmaking career pathway classes, in addition to projects from art classes on our campus and several local elementary and middle schools.

Kennedy Wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze at the LAUSD Academic Decalthlon

Itzel Rosas won silver in interview & silver for her speech "Geovany".
Christian Mendoza won silver in interview, gold for "Rocky" speech, & leadership.
Samantha Delgado won silver in interview & bronze for "My Soldier" speech.
Caridad Valle won gold in interview and gold for her speech "Poetry".
Cody Perez was the team high scorer.

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