Announcements:

Wednesday September 15th

Today is an A Day (Odd Periods)

Today’s Schedule- Regular Day

7:50-9:25   1st Period

9:30-11:05  3rd Period

11:10-1:20  5th Period

1:25-3:00  7th Period

MASK MANDATE

Given the number of increased positive COVID-19 cases as well as the recent ruling, CRCSD will reinstate a mask mandate for all staff, students, and visitors during compulsory education hours (school day) as well as our daycare environments. For educational activities beyond the school day, masks are strongly recommended. This will take effect Wednesday, September 15, 2021. As we have in the past, we will continue to assess new information as we progress.

YEARBOOK PICK UP FOR GRADUATED STUDENTS

Yearbooks are in! Thank you for bearing with us as we distributed yearbooks to our underclassmen last week. We are now ready for you to collect yearbooks for your student who graduated last year! Here is what you need to know:

FOR MORE IN DEPTH INFORMATION PLEASE READ THE EMAIL SENT TO YOU BY Ms. BECKER

WHEN: Two Options:

Friday, September 17th from 3:00-5:00

Monday, September 20th from 3:30-5:30        

WHERE: The horseshoe at Kennedy High School

STUDENT PARKING

Tickets are being handed out for parking violations. PLEASE be sure to READ the parking rules which can be found here:

http://kenn.cr.k12.ia.us/assets/30/6/2021-22_Parking_Info.pdf

It is your responsibility to know where you are permitted to park. Violations will not be waived.

SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE WEEK

The Digital Responsibility $1000 Scholarship is available to students in grades 9-12. Complete the application form including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top ten finalists will be asked to write a 500-1,000 word essay about texting while driving. Deadline is Sept. 30th.

http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship

The Heisman High School Scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding senior scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set an example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them. A male and female state winner will be awarded $1,000, national finalists receive $2000, and national winners receive $10,000 scholarships. Application closes October 19th. See Mr. Stecker if you have any questions.

https://heismanscholarship.com/

The new scholarship website will be coming soon! Questions or need help? Contact Mrs. Koch: jkoch@crschools.us

VFW Voice of Democracy is an audio-essay program that provides students in grades 9-12 with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The 2021-22 theme is: America: Where Do We Go From Here?  State winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. and the chance to compete for $154,000 in scholarships - with the first place winner receiving a $30,000 scholarship. Deadline is October 31st. Information can be found at http://vfw.org/VOD . If interested, please contact Mrs. Koch for more information jkoch@crschools.us

College/University Visits at Kennedy

 

Students interested in any of the above visits can sign up to participate here: https://tinyurl.com/KSHCollegeVisits2021-22.  

 

To see the complete list of College/University Visits this fall, visit the website here:

https://sites.google.com/crschools.us/khs-counseling-office/college#h.d3a6us2pz7ow

KIRKWOOD COLLEGE FAIR

The Kirkwood College Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 15 from 9:30-11:30 AM on Kirkwood’s Main Campus in the Michael J Gould Recreation Center.

 

High school students are invited to attend and visit with 70+ colleges/universities and military organizations! Parents are encouraged to attend also! Due to the timing of the event notification, transportation will not be provided.

 

Students attending the College Fair should go to the registration page at www.StriveFair.com and fill out a

quick form (in advance or at the door). After signing up, a barcode will be sent

to them via text message and email. This will be used when visiting the various

booths at the college fair.

JOB SHADOWS

Attention sophomores, juniors, and seniors!! The job shadow application portal through Kirkwood's Workplace Learning Connection is now open and accepting applications for fall and winter job shadows. Take a look at the different in-person and virtual shadow opportunities available and start your application today at https://www.kirkwood.edu/workplace-learning-connection/job-shadows/index. Applications must be submitted before Friday, September 24, at 3:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. LeClere (room 208).

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE STUDENT OPPORTUNITY

Have you ever thought about traveling abroad? Learning a new language or culture? Trying new foods? Meeting others from different countries around the world?  Getting new perspectives?  Well, if you answered yes to any of these, then this is an opportunity for YOU!  Rotary International is starting the process of their Rotary Exchange program.  This is an opportunity for you to live in another country with host families for an entire school year.  An opportunity to live, learn and grow in another country/culture while creating life-long friendships.  For more information, check out the brochure and feel free to email Outbound Coordinator, Shari Stoll, at scbender89@gmail.com with questions, for more information or if you are interested.   https://district5970.org/sitepage/youth-exchange/going-on-exchange  

NEW CLUBS

Interested in starting a new club?  Fill out this form  https://forms.gle/AJYoXNgGe8nUD1ZN9

JOIN BEST BUDDIES

Join Best Buddies and be a part of a club that empowers others through friendship and inclusion!  Click on this link to join, or scan one of the QR codes on the Best Buddies posters that are around the school!

https://forms.bestbuddies.org/4903689?ChapterAcctID=0014P00003IipGR

If you have any questions, contact our club advisor Ms. Gibney by visiting room 51C or emailing mgibney@crschools.us .

CHESS CLUB

Are you interested in playing chess or even learning how to play? Have you ever thought chess was boring? Well... it's far from it! Learn how to strategize while making friends! If any of these sound cool to you, Kennedy Chess Club invites you to join us! Whether it be competitively or casually, you will most certainly have a blast. You are not required to know how to play chess prior to joining. Unfortunately we only have a limited amount of chess mats provided, so we encourage you to bring your own if you'd like! Come on down for our first weekly meeting in room 128 (across from the main office/next to the bulletin boards) on Wednesday September 15th after school 3-4pm. We hope to see you there!  

If you'd like to join/have any questions, please email us at either 22hmehaffy@crschools.us or 23gcanney@crschools.us

CLASS COUNCIL

All students interested in serving on their Class Council, including serving as President of your class, must register with Mr. Benedict in room 164 by Friday, September 17 at 1:30 PM. All Candidates will need to be available to film their 30 second speech on Tuesday, September 21 during 7th hour.  Elections will take place on Friday, September 24th online.  All ballots and videos will be emailed to students that morning and will close at 1:30 PM that day.  

HOMECOMING PARADE

If you are interested in participating in our homecoming parade on September 22nd 5:30 - 6:30 you need to pick up a form from Mr. Benedict in room 164.

Forms must be returned by Monday the 20th at 3pm if you wish to participate.

HOMECOMING DANCE

The Homecoming Dance will take place on September 24th. 

Due to the high transmission of COVID in Linn County, we will be holding this event outdoors.

The time of the dance will be 6:30 - 10:00 PM and it will take place on the cafeteria patio.

Students may bring one guest to this event. Outside guests must be in high school (no middle school students) but under 21 years of age. All guests must be registered for verification by 1:30 PM on Friday the 17th of September (no exceptions) via this form: https://forms.gle/BDCkxJz2gnHE5cHn9

Tickets will go on sale during lunch and before school starting today September 14th- In the mornings go to Mr. Benedict’s room 164 and in the Cafeteria during your lunch hours.. Tickets are $10.00 per person. NO tickets will be sold at the door.  

Important Rules to Remember

1. All attendees must present student IDs prior to entering the dance.  No exceptions.  

2. No bags or sacks are allowed.  All purses are subject to search.

3. Students are responsible for the behavior of their outside guests.

4. Dancing must be appropriate.  Inappropriate dance will be grounds for removal.

5. All school rules apply.  See Page 35 of the Student/Parent Handbook for complete rules description.

CAMPUS LIFE BREAKFAST CLUB

Everyone is invited! Fridays @ 6:45 AM in Room 51 A/B starting September 17th. FREE Food, Games & Prizes.

KENNEDY DANCE FUNDRAISER

Hey Cougars, here’s a great way to get great food and help raise money for the Kennedy Dance Team. All you have to do is eat at Vito’s on 42nd Street on Monday, September 20th - dine in or carry out - and a percentage of your bill will go back to support our dance team. It doesn’t get much easier than that!  See you at Vito's on Monday!

KENNEDY HYGIENE DRIVE

Kennedy is having a Hygiene drive from now until September 21.  Some items needed are: Toothpaste/toothbrush, deodorant, combs/ brushes and socks. Please place your donations in the containers located in the front foyer.  Items donated will be distributed by Cougar Corner Pantry, Bridge Under the Bridge, and Together We Achieve. Thank you for any help that you can provide!!!

BLACK STUDENT UNION

Black Student Union will be meeting after school on Thursdays in room 125. If you can not make that day there are always opportunities for you to help out with Fundraisers that occur throughout the year.

Can’t wait to see everyone’s Beautiful Faces! And Remember, Stay Black!

Football Friday Reminders

We believe in a safe, supportive, collaborative environment in all CRCSD spaces. We are proud to embrace that belief at Kingston Stadium. To ensure this environment, the following expectations have been adopted for students attending football games:

Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible

• Middle School and younger students must be accompanied by a paying adult

• High School students must present an ID to enter

• Students may not enter with backpacks and/or cinch sacks

• Students must stay on their assigned side of the stadium

• Students must leave the grounds immediately after the game ends.  Call your ride at the start of the 4th quarter.

BOY’S TENNIS

Men's Tennis:  Any males, grades 9-12, who were NOT on the spring men's tennis team last year and are interested in participating in the spring of 2022 should contact Coach Bova, either directly or via email, to be put on the team's information distribution list.  Potential players will be notified of any important information that develops prior to the beginning of the official season in March, 2022.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

ALL girls 9th-12th grade interested in going out for Basketball this season, there will be an Open Gym this Thursday September 16th from 7 to 8:30pm in the Main Gym. Contact Coach Courtney for any questions you may have!

ACTIVITIES:

Wednesday September 15th        

3:15pm Golf: Boys Freshman Meet vs. Multiple Schools @ Gardner Golf Course

3:15pm Golf: Boys Varsity Meet vs. Multiple Schools @ Thunder Hills Golf and Country Club

 (Rescheduled from 08-27-21)

STUDENT BIRTHDAYS:

Wednesday September 15th

Alexus Saba

Tyler Barz

Kayla Kepler

Jackson Burkert

Jesse Hempstead

Vincenzo Gianforte

 STAFF BIRTHDAYS:

Wednesday September 15th

None Today

LUNCH MENU:
Wednesday September 15th

Featured Entree

Daily Alternate

Pizza Line

Choice of Milk -

Condiments