News and Announcements

9 Kennedy Students Honored $600,000+ in Scholarships from Women In Entertainment (WIE)

On Wednesday, December 11, Nine Kennedy students received scholarships at the Power 100 Women In Entertainment (WIE) Breakfast sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter. Two Kennedy seniors were awarded full-ride scholarships to Loyola Marymount University (worth $250,000 each). Katherine Haro won the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation scholarship presented by Charlize Theron and Natalie Lopez won the first ever Carrie Fisher Scholarship presented by Bryan Lourd. In addition, senior Priscilla de la Rosa received a $100,000 Netflix scholarship from Mindy Kaling and Charlize Theron to attend Yale. All WIE mentees received a $10,000 scholarship toward college expenses, which also includes Kennedy seniors: Kate Berumen, Bianca Zamora, and Andrea Zaragoza. In addition, 3 new Kennedy juniors were selected to be WIE mentees and received brand-new Apple laptops along with a $10,000 scholarship upon their completion of the WIE Mentorship Program including: Clarissa Morales and Sabrina Rae Gonzalez, Celine Mendoza.
Read More »

3 Kennedy Teachers Become National Board Certified

Congratulations to our 3 teachers who have recently passed their National Board Certification (NBC): Ms. Dean, Ms. Koskela, and Ms. Stankiewicz. National Board Certification is a voluntary, advanced teaching credential that goes beyond the State teaching credential. NBC has national standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The National Board certifies teachers who have successfully completed its rigorous certification process. This is a 50% increase in the faculty at Kennedy for a total of 9 teachers with this prestigious national certification. These accomplished professionals join the ranks of our current NBC teachers: Mr. Alvaro, Ms. Houghton, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Mallick, Ms. Richards-Gantka, and Mr. Saadzoi.
Read More »

3 Kennedy Programs Participate in Granada Hills Holiday Parade

Even the rain could not dissuade Cougars from participating in the 36th annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 8. In fact Kennedy was well-represented: ROTC, Band & Color Guard, and Cheer/Dance. These proud cougars marched the 3 mile trek, which started at Petit Park and continued down Chatsworth Street to Zelzah Avenue from 1-4pm. They reveled in the joy of the holiday spirit by representing Kennedy High School. ROTC even received several awards including 2nd place for Color Guard and 1st place for Drill.
Read More »

Singular Exposes Students to Broadcast & Content Creation

On Monday, November 18, representatives from Singular.Live visited Kennedy’s Digital Design classes to offer advice, share knowledge, and give hands-on training to students regarding careers in broadcast and content creation. Guest speakers expose students not only to real-world life experiences from the position of someone who has been there, but allow students to learn about potential career trajectories that they may not have thought about before. Singular engaged students in the science behind their data visualization tool and provided insight into a field that students have not had any past experience with. Being that the digital design class works about 80% of the time designing for print media applications, it was great opportunity to have them see how they can design inside the more dimensional world of video spaces.
Read More »

Band & Color Guard Win City Championship for the 5th Time!

On Saturday, November 23rd, the Band and Color Guard earned 1st Place at the LAUSD Division 1A White Band and Drill Team Championships at East Los Angeles College. This is the 5th time our Band and Color Guard have won a city championship. Five years in a row! Please take a moment to congratulate all the Band and Color Guard Students on an amazing accomplishment for our Instrumental Music Department and our school.
Read More »

NJROTC Travels to Garden Grove for the Pacifica Field Meet

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.
Read More »

Kennedy Digital Design Students Go To 72 and Sunny Ad Agency

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.
Read More »

Health Students Learn CPR

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).
Read More »

Kennedy ROTC Marches in San Fernando Veterans' Day Parade

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.
Read More »
RSS Feed