Dear Commander Community,
This week’s homecoming week was nothing short of a huge success! Our Commander Community formed even stronger bonds as we engaged in many fun traditions and experiences throughout the week. We had a blast dressing up for Spirit Days, we gathered on a beautiful night featuring the Harvest Full Moon and a toasty bonfire on Wednesday, the class of 2022 boasted a victory during the Powder Puff game, parents and staff had a powerful conversation with Superintendent, Dr. Alex Marrero, our Homecoming Parade was a blast and the Pep Rally to follow brought the student body together to get hyped for the evening, so many Commanders turned out and cheered during the Homecoming Football game, and we ended the week with a our first Blacktop Homecoming Dance with upwards of 350 students in attendance. This week was full of memorable times that remind us all why Kennedy is such a special place to be.
Students, with traditions and involvement in school events, you begin to develop a true sense of PRIDE for your high school. Please transfer this PRIDE, especially Respect, Dedication, and Excellence, to the school interior and the community surrounding our school. We continue to experience vandalism in our bathrooms, an uptick of trash in our hallways, and neighbors reporting that students are throwing their trash out of car windows and onto the sidewalks and neighbors’ yards. We have trash cans located all over the school and the perimeter of the building. PLEASE clean up after yourself and STOP the vandalism, see this presentation from Student Council on how vandalism affects all of us.
Huge thanks to all the students who submitted t-shirt designs for the Hispoanic Heritage Month contest. IF YOU DID NOT GET YOUR $10 GIFT CARD for your submission, please see me, Ms. Almon, during lunch in the main hall. We will announce the winner on Tuesday. We continue to celebrate the innumerable contributions of our Latinx community throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s learn together…check out this list of Ted Talks and this list of activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
REMINDER: There is no school for students on Monday, 9/27/21, we will see you all sharply at 7:30 am on Tuesday:)