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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

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Kennedy on...........

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Announcements Thursday, October 23, 2014
TODAY in the Auditorium, 11:30 a.m. REQUIRED Health 
Education Seminars for Sophomores in homerooms with 
J. Neilly, Jensen, Aldrich, Evans, Carrell and 
Falck.
FRESHMAN your class apparel is ready to order. Pick 
up an order form from any freshman student council 
member or from any of the freshman class advisors. 
Mrs. Bowers room 104, Mrs. Ennis room 303, and Mrs. 
Merrit room 212. 

INTERESTED in ordering a fan shirt for the girls’ 
basketball team, please stop in Coach Vis’ room 
(105) and pick up an order form.

GIRL’S basketball open gym will take place tonight 
(Thursday) from 7:30-8:30 in the main gym. 

The Kennedy Dance Team will be competing at Prairie 
High School’s Stack the Stands competition this 
Sat. Oct. 25.  Soloists McKenna Schares, Carolyn 
Simon, Natalie Martin, Stormy Waldrep, Brooke 
Bekeris, Julia Brewer, and Macy Schares will 
compete in the morning and early afternoon.  The 
dance team’s jazz can be seen at 4:00pm while the 
pom will be at 6:15pm.  Come out and support your 
Kennedy Dance Team!
SENIORS, if you are interested in attending the 
University of Notre Dame or Washington University 
in St. Louis, please see Mrs. Richey in 120A by 
Wednesday, October 29. Kennedy can nominate 
students to potentially receive a full ride 
scholarship to these two schools. We are looking 
for highly qualified well-rounded students. 
INTERNSHIP opportunities are available now.  Invest 
in your future today by exploring career options 
through the Workplace Learning Connection student 
internship program.   Review your schedule 
availability with your guidance counselor then 
click on the WLC link on the Kennedy web site and 
watch the video and fill out an application.  
Applications can be turned in now but are due by 
November 7 to Mr. Goodlove.  Interviews will start 
the first week of December.  
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. 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. Questions, 
please see your Counselor.
HOMELESS NIGHT will be held on Friday, November 7th 
at Kennedy. If you wish to participate you must 
make a minimum $15 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. 
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.
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.
ACTIVITIES: 
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Time	Event	Details	Comments
3:30pm	Cross Country:Boys Varsity District  
Iowa City High, Dubuque Hempstead, Iowa City West, 
Thomas Jefferson (Council Bluffs), Washington, 
Waterloo East, Waterloo West, Western Dubuque vs. 
Cedar Falls @ Birdsall Park - Cedar Falls 

3:30pm	Cross Country:Girls Varsity Regional  
Iowa City High, Dubuque Hempstead, Iowa City West, 
Thomas Jefferson (Council Bluffs), Washington, 
Waterloo East, Waterloo West, Western Dubuque vs. 
Cedar Falls @ Birdsall Park - Cedar Falls 

5:00pm	Football: Freshman District  
Waterloo West @ Sloane Wallace Stadium - Waterloo


Friday, Oct 24, 2014
Time	Event	Details	Comments
	No School - Staff Development   

5:00pm	Football: Sophomore District  
vs. Waterloo West @ Kingston Stadium - Stadium 

7:15pm	Football: Varsity District  
vs. Waterloo West @ Kingston Stadium - Stadium 


Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
Time	Event	Details	Comments
	ACT TEST DATE   

	All-State Auditions   
Manchester 
9:00am	Volleyball: Sophomore Tournament  
Iowa City West, Thomas Jefferson, Linn-Mar, Marion, 
Prairie, Washington, Williamsburg, Xavier vs. Iowa 
City High @ Iowa City High School 

9:30am	Swimming & Diving:Girls Sophomore MVC  
Cedar Falls, Iowa City High, Dubuque Senior, 
Dubuque Hempstead, Iowa City West, Thomas 
Jefferson, Linn-Mar, Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High 
School, Waterloo East, Waterloo West vs. Washington 
@ Cedar Rapids Washington High School 
SOPH SWIM & DIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS...

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.
Thursday, October 23               A 
Lunch                Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA)
                                              B 
Lunch        University of Wisconsin – Madison 
(Madison, WI)
Student Birthdays: Hillary Blackburn Deppe, 
Courtney Fisher, Taylor Foreman, Morgan Hahn, Terin 
Kane, Keiler Rice, Alexis Harre, Maxwell Hiatt, 
Matthew Murphy, Riley Patton, Tai Cheung, Austin 
Kerska, Stefan Kitsos, Amanda Qi, Hadley Rittgers, 
Halle Rittgers, Parker Sauser, Justin Smith, Carson 
Wheat
Staff Birthdays: Mic Herrity
LUNCH MENU: 
Station 1:  Potato Bowl w/biscuit. Alt.: Grilled 
Cheese Sandwich 
Station 2:  Spaghetti w/meatballs, breadstick, 
vegetable
Station 3:  Parfait & Salad 
Station 4:  Hotdogs & Cheeseburgers
Station 5:  Southwest Chicken Wrap
Station 6:  Breaded Chicken Patty
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