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LDNW Virtual Town Hall Meetings Will Be Held July 15-17 Featured Photo

LDNW Virtual Town Hall Meetings Will Be Held July 15-17

LDNW will hold Community of Schools Town Hall Meetings to discuss the 2020-2021 school year. The Kennedy/NAHS/VAAS virtual meeting will be held on Friday, July 17 at 11am-12pm. Please register at:
111 Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications Earned in 19-20 Featured Photo

111 Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications Earned in 19-20

Kennedy continues to prepare students to be college and career ready. Through the guidance of our computer teacher, Mr. Pedro Martinez, 111 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification tests were passed this school year. The MOS certification is the only official Microsoft certification for Microsoft Office recognized globally. The MOS exams incorporate multiple projects. Candidates must understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects. Students have the opportunity to become MOS Certified on the following programs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Word Expert, and Excel Expert. Certification gives students a competitive edge and provides them with concrete evidence of the skills learned. 70 cougars have become Certified Specialist in Microsoft Word; 35 in Microsoft PowerPoint, and 5 in Microsoft Excel. Special recognition goes to Edward Pedemonte won the California Championship and is a MOS certified Expert in Word.
Grab & Go Open This Summer Featured Photo

Grab & Go Open This Summer

Grab & Go Food Centers (including Kennedy HS) are open through out the Summer Monday-Friday 8am-11am until August 14.
Diploma Pick Up Procedures Featured Photo

Diploma Pick Up Procedures

DATES FOR PICK UP: Monday, June 22: Residential School Last names A-M at 8AM to 10AM Last names N-Z at 10:30AM to 12:30PM Tuesday, June 23: Magnet Schools ADDF – 8AM to 10AM Medical – 10:30AM-12:30PM This event will follow CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants. ALL safety requirements must be followed. Procedures • Diplomas will be distributed at the front entrance of the school on Gothic Avenue. • Only the student will be allowed to pick up their diploma. 1) Students line up in the distribution line by yourself. 2) Parent can wait in their parked vehicle if they are the transportation of the student. • Students MUST have a student or government ID to pick up their diploma. • Students that owe the following items will have to return the items(s) or pay for the item(s) before they are given their diploma: 1) Textbooks 2) Library books 3) Senior package dues 3) Athletic/Music equipment 4) Parking Permits 5) Loaned Cap/Gown • All school debts must be paid in CASH only. • Any student who is not able to pick up their diploma on either day must email Ms. Torres at to set up a pick up time. • All students must be alone and stay 6 feet apart while in line for distribution. • All students must be wearing a mask at all times. • There will only be street parking available.
Join Academic Decathlon Team! Featured Photo

Join Academic Decathlon Team!

Come be a part of Kennedy's award-winner Academic Decathlon team and earn medals, make lifelong friends, and learn study skills that you will needs in college and the workforce. AND the course looks great on your transcript! This year's theme is the Cold War. Topics include: history, literature, science, music, art, math and econ, speech, interview and essay. You don't have to be the smartest kid at Kennedy. In fact, the team is made up of A, B and especially C students. We meet period 1 and homeroom; all learning materials are provided by the school district. If you've never been part of a team, you have missed out on one of the best parts of high school. We would love to have you! Please contact Coach Sego at to ask questions and enroll.
Architecture Students Design ADU for Superstar Billie Eilish Featured Photo

Architecture Students Design ADU for Superstar Billie Eilish

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Fernando Valley Chapter partnered with the CTE Architecture program at John F. Kennedy High School to develop a city-wide architectural design competition. The idea was to help train local architecture students to become college and career ready through a collaboration with working architects and college educators throughout Southern California. As distance learning became a necessity, a prototype competition was developed as a "proof of concept" experiment. The students learned the fundamentals of SketchUp - a web-based CAD (architecture) program in only one month. The lessons were supplemented by SolidProfessor video tutorials purchased with CTE Perkins funding. The criteria for the competition gave the students in each grade level a chance to perform research, create a design narrative, and build a 1,200 square foot Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) for a client. The AIA chose Billie Eilish, the 18-yearold musical artist who is taking the music industry by storm. She is close to her family and still lives at home, despite her superstardom. The project was designed to be heavily influenced by the client's life, personality, creativity, and family dynamic. In the project, the ADU is set in the back yard of the Eilish family home in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles. Students were required to design the ADU space and the landscape. All of the students were required to design the finished space, adding colors, textures, finishes, furnishings and landscaping details. The 2020 winners are: Sophomore Class: 1st Place: Madelyn Barajas 2nd Place: Brianna Rodriguez-Torres 3rd Place: Devon DeGeeter Junior Class: 1st Place: Andrea Mora 2nd Place: Nathanial Gonzalez 3rd Place: Isabella Baca Senior Class: 1st Place: Emiliano Perez 2nd Place: Gerardo Salazar 3rd Place: Valeria Berrospid Samples of the 1st Place winners are posted to the right.
Class of 2020 Grab and Show Graduation Instructions Featured Photo

Class of 2020 Grab and Show Graduation Instructions

June 11th : Residential School Last names A-M at 2PM to 4PM Last names N-Z at 5PM to 7PM June 12th : Magnet Schools ADDF - 2-4pm Medical - 5-7pm This event will follow CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants. Information highlighted in Green will provide you with specific requirements that must be followed. • One graduate plus 3 family members in one car only and only 1 car per graduate. • All vehicles with the graduate should drive to the receiving gate heading eastbound (the gate on Simonds St. next to the baseball field) and enter the campus by making a right turn only, remaining in their vehicle. They will then drive on the access road until they arrive to the area in front of the gym • All passengers will have their temperature checked before entering the access road. If anyone in the vehicle has a fever, the vehicle and those inside will need to leave the premises. • All passengers must be wearing a mask at all times. • Seniors, please have a big sign on the inside of your front windshield with your name on it. • Only the graduate may exit the vehicle on the access road for loved ones to take pictures from their vehicle. Picture opportunities will be the same on both sides of the access road except for two locations (Pad lock and Stage Locations). Graduates are asked to bring a padlock and attach their lock to the fence at the designated area on the access road. • At the stage area, students will then line up, 6 feet apart, and fill out a card provided so that their name can be called when they walk across the stage. • A professional photographer will be stationed in front of the stage and will be taking pictures. These pictures will be available for purchase from White Studios. • Once the student has walked across the stage, they are to immediately return to the vehicle and exit the campus through the Woodley Avenue gate. The vehicle will only be allowed to make a right onto Woodley.
You've Got a Friend in Me Featured Photo

You've Got a Friend in Me

Kennedy's Alternate Curriculum Students, Peer Buddies, Teachers, friends, and Staff.