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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.

"Doors to College" Parent Workshops in February in the Mornings, Afternoons, and on Saturdays

We know that planning for college for your child can be an overwhelming task. That is why we invite you to participate in “Doors to College”. It is a FREE 8-part series of parent workshops to help you better understand the road to a post-secondary education for your child. The path to getting into a good college can be very complicated and expensive unless you understand the process.

The 1Million Project Will Provide 250 Kennedy Students with a Free Wireless Device and Internet

The Sprint Foundation’s has teamed up with LAUSD to provide 250 Kennedy students with a free Chromebook and access to the Internet through a hotspot device with 3GB of high-speed LTE data per month. The 1Million Project is a multiyear initiative and students will be chosen based on need. This program will facilitate Kennedy’s transition to having a school with 1 device for every student.

SkillsUSA and Teaching Academy Revamps Kennedy's Preschool Playground for the Cougar Cubs

Kennedy’s award-winning SkillsUSA chapter kicked off kindness week with the grand re-opening of the preschool playground. The area was originally constructed by our SkillsUSA chapter in 2010 and sadly fell into disrepair. With SkillsUSA’s focus on community service and a strong connection to the playground space, the SkillsUSA students teamed up with the Teaching Academy students to rehabilitate the playground over the course of five days.

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