Summer School starts Monday, June 18 and ends Friday, July 20. Period 1 is from 8:30-11am and Period 2 is from 11:30am to 2pm. Summer Bridge, for incoming 9th Graders, starts Monday, June 25 and ends: Friday, July 13. Period 1 is 8am to 11am and Period 2 is 11:30am-2:30pm. Lunch is free for ALL students from 11am to 11:30am.
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Kennedy earned a silver medal by US News and World Report for Best High Schools in California based the student accessibility to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Kennedy is 37%. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.
Congratulations Boys Volleyball for winning the 2018 CIF LA City Division 2 Championship! Their commitment, dedication, and sacrifice resulted in the ultimate reward. Now they are off to the State in playoffs at Garden Grove High School, which begin Tuesday, May 22. Go Cougars!
On Friday, May 18, 2018, Kennedy choir students had the honor and privilege to sing at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Grant Gershon. It was open to the public. Thank you, Ms. Jones, for arranging such an incredible opportunity for our students!
On May 2nd, Digital Design students had the honor of video conferencing with Paula Scher, arguably the most influential female graphic designer of our time. Ms. Scher answered questions and critiqued individual student work during the 50 minute session. Ms.Scher is one of 20 partners at Pentagram in New York City, which is the world’s largest independently-owned design studio. Pentagram's work encompasses graphics and identity, architecture and interiors, products and packaging, exhibitions and installations, websites and digital experiences, advertising and communications.
The competition was April 19-22. They won $3,000 for Chapter of Excellence. Sofia Mejia, Emily Chun, and Kimberly Barocio won a Gold for Outstanding Chapter. Nico Dela Fuente won a Gold for Pin Design. Francisco Mejia, Jennifer Garcia, and Kimberly Aguilar won a Silver for American Spirit. Heavenly Ambriz and Arturo Hernandez won a Silver for TV (Video) Production. Emily Chun, Francisco Mejia, Jacob Solorzano, and Bridget Couzin won a Bronze for Entrepreneurship. The $3,000 will help pay for travel expenses to Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky.
For the third year in a row, Digital Design students attended a workshop at Snapchat and worked side-by-side with Snap designers to create Geofilters for a variety of non-profits such as: Venice Arts, Wayfarer, Bixel Exchange and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Students were offered the opportunity to work on their Geofilters during lunch and after school. This experience earned them the privilege of attending this special work-based learning activity. Thanks Snapchat!
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.
On April 4, Kennedy Choir performed at John Wayne Performing Arts Center. They competed against seven other schools from the Los Angeles. JFK Choir received a rating of "Excellent"! They are now preparing for their performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale on May 18.
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.