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School Events

11th Grade Smarter Balanced English
Date: 5/26/2016
Location: NP Bungalows
Senior Awards Night
Date: 5/26/2016
Location: Big Gym
Spirit Week
Date: 5/26/2016
Counselor Meeting
Date: 5/26/2016, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
Location: A201
Fashion Design Class
Date: 5/26/2016, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Parent Center
Teaching Academy Meeting
Date: 5/26/2016, 3 PM 4 PM
Location: C205
11th Grade Smarter Balanced English
Date: 5/27/2016
Location: NP Bungalows
Spirit Week
Date: 5/27/2016
Magnet Awards Ceremony
Date: 5/27/2016, 7:56 AM 9:18 AM
Location: Little Theater
ASB Spirit Rally
Date: 5/27/2016, 12:15 PM 12:56 PM
Location: Big Gym
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Cougar News

Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule

Wednesday, June 8
Period 1 Final 8:15am-10:06am
Period 4 Final 10:32am-12:23am
Thursday, June 9
Period 2 Final 8:15am-10:06am
Period 5 Final 10:32am-12:23am
Friday, June 10
Period 3 Final 8:15am-10:06am
Period 6 Final 10:32am-12:23am

JFK Film Magnet Garners National Award, Networking Opportunities for Students

District officials are accepting a Magnet School of Distinction Award for the program at the Magnet Schools of America convention in Miami, while students from John F. Kennedy High are representing their school at the California Educational Summit: Education and Technology. The magnet is the only high school in California invited to film behind-the-scenes footage and participate in job-shadowing opportunities with entertainment titans.

Kennedy Wins Gold at the SkillsUSA State Competition

Congratulations to our SkillsUSA team who competed in the California state conference in San Diego, California. Samantha Crende and Jerry Cerda won the Gold Medal in Television Production and are now going to represent California at the National SkillsUSA conference in Louisville, Kentucky this June. This is the 3rd gold medal in a row for our magnet filmmaking program.

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

Teaching Academy Students Teach at Danube Elementary

On April 7, Teaching Academy Students started teaching at Danube Elementary. Kennedy has partnered up with Junior Achievement to develop lesson plans that are engaging for students in grades K-5. These Kennedy Cougars will be teaching at Danube Elementary School for the next 5 weeks.

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 SRLA Team Who Completed the 26.2 Mile LA Marathon on Valentine's Day

Student Runners: Louis Del Rio, George Chavez, Lillybeth Figueroa, Gustavo Flores, Harold Benitez, Stephanie Santoyo, Maria Prado, Matthew Ortega, Bianca Martin, Evvie Alonso, Haik Grigoryan, Andres Jarrin, Angel Chaidez, Jillian Landos, Claudio Flores, Marilynn Camacho, Cindy Nguyen, and Nelson Quiroa
Staff Sponsors: Mary Cervantes, Lauren Cervantes, Gabriel Cedillo, and Jacinto Garcia

Kennedy Band & Color Guard Students March with Honor Band in Rose Parade & MLK Day Parade

22 band and 4 color guard students were selected to be part of the 44th Edition of the LAUSD All-City High School Honor Band. This year Kennedy has the highest number of students in the Honor Band. These 26 students practiced during Winter Break to get ready to participate in events such as: Disney's California Adventure, Tournament of Roses Bandfest, Rose Parade, and the Kingdom Day Parade in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. This is the 9th year Mr. Ibarra's has served as an Assistant Band Director for the LAUSD All-City High School Honor Band.

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