Friday, November 22 was Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) day for Dr. Hanover and Coach Cassidy's Health classes. Approximately 300 students completed the CPR requirement for graduation with mysafe:la in the Indoor Dining Room (IDR).
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On November 16 ROTC traveled to Garden Grove for the Pacifica Field Meet to compete with other local NJROTC programs in different areas including: Color Guard, Armed/Unarmed Exhibition, Armed/Unarmed Basic marching, Academics testing, and Physical Training (PT), which includes relay runs. Cadets were able to socialize with cadets from other JROTC programs and get tips on how to advance their team’s scores and improve performance. Kennedy was among 17 schools within the Southern California area to participate in this event.
Friday, November 15 students from the Digital Design pathway visited the hip 72andSunny advertising agency in Playa Vista (Silicon Valley South as it is called) for a day of career exploration, which included a tour of the company. Students also presented their anti-vaping campaign poster designs and received feedback from one of the company's creative teams. 72andSunny is a full-service advertising company with offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and New York. They are housed in Howard Hughes' former office building which is also a designated as a historical landmark.
On November 15th, 30 SkillsUSA Architecture students participated in a design collaboration with faculty members of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Our students learned about light, shadow, and the importance of thinking three-dimensionally.
On Veterans’ Day (November 11), Kennedy ROTC cadets showed their pride by marching alongside men and women who are currently serving and have previously served in the armed forces. The parade began at Laurel Canyon and San Fernando Mission and proceeded 1.1 miles to Ritchie Valens Park. Spectators cheered along the way to show their respect for active and retired military and to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. At the end of the parade, cadets enjoyed a picnic luncheon with military men and women.
As a part of the Comprehensive Modernization, an additional building will be erected on Kennedy’s campus. The following pictures are renderings of the new building that will be located between the Library Complex and Jane Addams Continuation High School. It will contain an additional 10 classrooms (including 3 science classrooms), restrooms, and teacher work stations.
On Sunday, November 10, Kennedy ROTC cadets went to San Diego to compete and tour the USS MIDWAY. On the USS MIDWAY, cadets competed with 8 different schools in Armed and Unarmed exhibition drill as well as Armed and Unarmed basic drills. Parents, students, and other invited guests were able to attend and tour the museum at the end of the competition.
On Thursday, November 14, students form the music department attended Mozart's Opera "The Magic Flute" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This performance was also the debut of a new state-of-the-art animation stage that was set in the 1920's. It was a great success and enjoyed by all.
On Wednesday, November 6 Kennedy students took a trip to The LAX Career Fair, where the students had the opportunity to talk to different employers like TSA, Global Aviation, Hire LAX, Southwest, Delta, United, American, FedEx, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, California National Guard, Fire Department, LAX Police, and the Coast Guard. The students were allowed to board a variety of aircraft and were given tours by pilots and other airline employees.
Dr. Hanover and Coach Cassidy's Health classes presented their Service Learning Projects in the Quad on Wednesday, November 7. It was a resounding success with many students stopping by to see the posters, ask questions on topics they didn't know about, and to connect with their peers.