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Cedar Rapids Community School District
Kennedy High School | 4545 Wenig Rd NE | Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 | 319-558-2251
Current Events Archive
Total number of students: over 1800

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Announcements Tuesday, October 21, 2014
PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY is happening TODAY during Smart 
Lunch in the Auditorium.
VOLLEYBALL Neon Night/Senior Night Tonight! Wear 
neon to be eligible to win a pizza gift card, 
serving contest for t-shirts between varsity games, 
and poster signing after the game. 
Seniors! Don’t forget! This week is College 
Application Week! All seniors are encouraged to 
join the counselors in Computer Lab 220 during 
SMART Lunch to learn more about the college 
application process and work on college 
applications. If you don’t already know of where 
you’d like to apply, start thinking! If you’ve 
already applied to college – this will be a great 
opportunity to learn more about the next steps in 
the process. Be sure to see your counselor if you 
have more questions.
Students, are you interested in impacting how 
schools function in Iowa?  Are you thinking about 
becoming an educator?  Then you should consider 
attending the Iowa Student Learning Institute on 
November 8th at Waukee High School.  Kennedy will 
take up to 6 students who are interested in 
attending this conference.  Students will engage in 
problem solving with regards to public education in 
Iowa.  A great opportunity to grow and be heard!  
You can learn more at http://www.iowasli.org/ and 
you can sign up in the main office or with Ms. 
Lindo in 127.
ALL STUDENTS that currently have a PE waiver for 
first term MUST turn in a signed waiver form to the 
Counseling Office ASAP. If the form is not turned 
in by the first day of finals, students will 
receive a U on their transcript for PE this term. 
There will be no retroactive grades given if the 
form is turned in late. This applies to the 
following waivers: Academic, Academy/PSEO, 
Cheerleading, Dance Team, Football, Men’s Cross 
Country, Men’s Golf, Volleyball, Women’s Cross 
Country, and Women’s Swimming. Lists are posted on 
the windows near the Counseling Office, Activities 
Office and Attendance Office. If your name is on 
the list, you need to pick up a form from the 
Counseling Office and return it ASAP. If you have 
any questions about this, please see your Counselor.
HOMELESS NIGHT will be held on Friday, November 7th 
here at Kennedy. If you wish to participate you 
must make a minimum $15.00 donation. All money 
donated will be given to local shelters. The event 
will run from 9pm on November 7th to 6am Nov. 8th.  
You must be present by 10:00pm to participate. To 
register please get a form from Mr. Benedict in 
room 164. Registrations are due by 1:00 on November 
7th. 
There is a SENIOR MEETING at the START of SMART 
LUNCH on Thursday, November 6th. This is the 
GRADUATION meeting and is mandatory and VERY 
important.  All seniors must attend.
Diversity Focus is sponsoring the annual college 
tour of historical black colleges and universities 
during Spring Break (March 22-29, 2015). The tour 
seeks to increase the awareness and benefits of 
attending H.B.C.U's for eastern Iowa area high 
school students. Today, more than ever, education 
equals opportunity, and college learning is seen as 
the key to individual prosperity and economic 
security. An informational meeting will be held at 
Kennedy to learn more about the program and 
expectations. Any student interested in learning 
more about the HBCU tour is asked to sign up in the 
Counseling Office ASAP.
STUDENTS interested in finding out more about 
technology careers…. Kirkwood Community College is 
hosting High Tech Days.  High Tech Guys Day is 
scheduled on October 24th from 9 am to 2 pm.  High 
Tech Girls Day is scheduled for November 14th, 9 am 
to 2 pm. Lunch provided.   There will be rotation 
through six different hands on labs. Pre-
registration required.   See Ms. Herrity in Room 
116A for details.
REQUIRED Health Education Seminars for Sophomores 
in homerooms with J. Neilly, Jensen, Aldrich, 
Evans, Carrell and Falck, Thursday, October 23 at 
11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium.
ACTIVITIES: 
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Time	Event	Details	Comments
11:30am- 12:30pm	PTA   
KHS Black Box 

5:30pm	Volleyball: Sophomore Match  
vs. Washington @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School - 
Gym Main 

5:30pm	Volleyball: JV Match  
vs. Washington @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School - 
Gym West 

7:00pm	Band Concert   
KHS Auditorium 
7:00pm	Volleyball: Varsity Match  
vs. Washington @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School - 
Gym Main 


COLLEGE/University Visits – Week of October 20th
Students are asked to sign up in the Counseling 
Office to meet with College Representatives during 
the SMART Lunch sessions.
Tuesday, October 21                A 
Lunch             Clarke University (Dubuque, IA)
                                                    
 B Lunch             University of Southern 
California (Los Angeles, CA)
Thursday, October 23               A 
Lunch             Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA)
                                                    
  B Lunch             University of Wisconsin – 
Madison (Madison, WI)
Student Birthdays: Darby Manternach, Mark Ruiz, 
Michael Shea, Haley Steciw, Joshua Vandergrifft
Staff Birthdays: None
LUNCH MENU: 
Station 1:  Buffalo Pizza
Station 2:  Beef Terriyaki Dippers w/buttered 
noodles & breadstick, veg alt: yogurt granola & 
muffin
Station 3:  Salads, Subs & Parfaits 
Station 4:  Hotdogs & Cheeseburger
Station 5:  Asian Rice Bowl
Station 6:  Breaded Chicken Patty 
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