News and Announcements

Kennedy SRLA Runs the Beachcomber 10K Run

On Sunday, October 28, 22 Kennedy students, 3 Kennedy Staff Members, and 1 friend of Students Run Los Angeles (SRLA) ran the Beachcomber 10K Run at Dockweiler State Beach in Marina del Rey, which was from 8am-12pm. The participants earned the first medal of the SRLA medal puzzle. These four medals that interconnect include: 10K, 15K, 18K, and 5K, which is after the Los Angeles Marathon.
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Girls Volleyball Wins Quarter Finals & Heads to Semifinals

Girls Volleyball beat the Bravo Knights in 3 sets on Thursday, October 25. As a result of this Quarterfinal win, our girls move onto the Semifinals of the Division 2 of the LA City Championship on Tuesday, October 30 and play against Central City Value High School at CCVHS in Koreatown (221 N Westmoreland Ave) at 7pm. This season has been challenging, but the experience has provided our team with the tools they needed to get to the City Championship. Congratulations ladies! Let’s show them our Cougar Pride!
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AP Spanish Puppet Give Away

Mrs. Prado’s AP Students worked diligently to create paper bag puppets as in the young boy did in the AP Spanish short story “Navidad para Carnivalito”. Our students too will experience what it is like to give something away that they created with their own hands as the protagonist did in the story. Our Teaching Academy students will distribute them to young children our partner elementary schools, Tulsa and Danube.
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Varsity Boys Water Polo Advances to League Finals

Kennedy’s Varsity Boys Water Polo team is undefeated with 8 wins and 0 losses in the Valley Mission League. They will be moving on to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Los Angeles City Section (LACS) Division 1 Playoffs. They will play against Birmingham High School on Monday, October 29 at 3pm at the Birmingham pool. Please come out and support our Water Polo boys. This is the first year that Kennedy has won the Boys’ Water Polo league finals. Congratulations! Go Cougars!
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Academic Decathlon Team Earns 3rd Place in Mock Super Quiz

Kennedy’s Academic Decathlon team earned 3rd place out of 25 other Los Angeles Unified high schools on Saturday, October 20. The mock Super Quiz competition took place at LADWP’s historic John Ferraro Building in downtown Los Angeles as part of their practice with the High Intellectual Preparedness Program (HIPP). Junior Jordan Mijares and Senior Itzel Rosas earned perfected scores! Way to go Golden Cougars!
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Kennedy Students Go to USC's Keck School of Medicine

On Saturday, October 20th several Kennedy students took a field trip to the Keck School of Medicine. The trip exposed students to various careers in the medical field such as: as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), paramedic, or firefighter. Kennedy partners with the USC Keck School of Medicine in a program called the Physician's Assistant Pipeline Program. This program is designed to enlighten students about all the different career pathways they can choose from in healthcare field. Every month there is a field trip with a different medical focus. This trip students learned about CPR, first aid, and how to take someone's blood pressure.
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Donate Blood; Get Movie Tickets & 15 Community Service Hours

On Friday, October 26, Kennedy leadership will sponsor the UCLA Blood Drive in the Big Gym from 8am-3pm. The first 30 students to sign up get 2 movie tickets. Every student who donates blood receives 15 hours of community service. Every student after the first 30 receives 1 movie ticket. You must be 16 years or older with a parent consent. You must weigh more than 110 pounds. You may not donate if you have a nose piercing or taking medication.
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Kennedy Students & Staff Go to Hollywood to Watch “Free Solo”

On October 15, 44 Kennedy students and 6 faculty members were invited to watch "Free Solo" at the Archlight Theater in Hollywood. The National Geographic documentary followed "Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 feet high El Capitan Wall with no ropes or safety gear. He completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history." Students were selected based on improved attendance or outstanding citizenship and the teachers had perfect attendance.
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