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Teaching Academy Host Danube & Tulsa Elementary for Dr. Seuss Day (Read Across America)

Kennedy celebrated reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2 with over 300 elementary school students. 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 elementary students were escorted by Kennedy students, Danube and Tulsa staff, and parents. LA School Police ensured their safety by providing traffic control. The event ended with many happy faces and a better understanding of why reading is important.
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Digital Design Magnet Students Mentor at David & Goliath Advertising Agency

February begins part 2 of the Digital Design Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway class’ high profile work-based learning experience. In the Fall, 3rd year students participated in an on-site mentorship with the award-winning David & Goliath Advertising Agency in El Segundo and the Spring continues the relationship with the other half of this class. Mentored students work on what is known as a “design brief” while learning how an advertising agency operates. This mentorship experience is being looked at as a role model for state of California!
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27 Kennedy Band and Color Guard Students Were Selected to Perform in LAUSD Honor Band

This year 24 band and 3 color guard students from Kennedy were selected to participate in the LAUSD All-City High School Honor Band, more than any other LAUSD high school. These 27 band and color guard students performed at Disneyland, Tournament of Roses Bandfest, the Rose Parade, and Martin Luther King Day Parade. This is the 10th year our Band Director has served as the Assistant Band Director for the LAUSD All-City High School Honor Band.
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On Saturday, December 3rd, the Band and Color Guard earned 1st Place at the LAUSD Division 2A Band and Drill Team Championships at East LA College. This is the second time in a row Band and Color Guard have won a city championship. Please take a moment to congratulate our Band and Color Guard team members and our Music Director, Mr. Ibarra. This is an amazing accomplishment for our Music Department and brings great recognition to Kennedy High School.
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Kennedy Identified as one of America's Best High Schools in 2016

John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, CA is ranked 416th within the state of California by US News & World Report. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Kennedy High School is 40 percent. Kennedy is ranked #2175 in the Nation and earned a silver medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.
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Daily News: Kennedy Football Revels in Rivalry Victory Over Granada Hills

"The win gave Kennedy the Granada Hills Chamber Of Commerce trophy for the first time since 2009 in a rivalry that began when Kennedy first opened its doors in 1971. After the game, the Kennedy student section stormed the field to celebrate the end of the school’s five year drought to the Highlanders."

“The atmosphere was unbelievable tonight,” said Maffei, who was 16 of 20 for 201 yards and added a rushing touchdown. “It felt like I was playing in a college game tonight. I can’t thank my team enough and how hard they fought.”
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Kennedy Wins Silver at National SkillsUSA in Kentucky

Graduating Kennedy seniors Jerry Cerda and Samantha Crende (pictured in the lower left) travelled to Louisville, Kentucky this last June to compete in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. They represented California in the Television Production contest competing against 32 teams from across the US. Jerry and Sam brought home a Silver Medal for California and Kennedy HS. This is the first time a team from California has won a medal in this contest.
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