Commander Communicator 10/28/2022

Posted October 28, 2022

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A Message From Principal Almon

Dear Commander Community,

Jacqueline Woodson said, “Diversity is about all of us and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.”  The P.R.I.D.E. value for the month of November is Inclusion, and at the root of inclusion is all members of this diverse community feeling like they belong, their voices are heard, and their feedback matters. Please be on the lookout for a feedback survey that replicates the TuVoz survey and provide feedback if you have not already done so through the district TuVoz survey.

Read below for important information about upcoming events and important information. 

Have a Commander Kind of Day,

Tiffany Almon, Proud Principal

She, her, hers, and why they matter

If you would like to donate to our COVID Relief Fund, Venmo @JFKCommanders

Take Command of Your Future!

Upcoming Dates!

  • Monday, October 31st

    • General Halloween information

      •  Students and staff are encouraged to wear costumes on Halloween! – no full face masks, no sunglasses, no gang related costumes, nothing that looks remotely like a weapon, no racially, culturally, etc offensive costumes 

      • Trick-or-Treat Street

        • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm @ JFK 

  • Wednesday, November 2nd

    • JFK’s Annual College Fair

      •  @9-10am in the gym. We will have more than 30 colleges represented nationwide! This event is for all 11th and 12th graders! More information to come in an email and calendar invite.

    • Commander Conversation – Townhall 

      • 5:00 – 6:00 pm in room 226 or join us online 

  • Thursday, November 3rd 

    • Football Senior Night

      •  @ Holy Family Ceremony starts at 5:30 PM

        • Game Starts at 6:30 PM

IB registration for the May 2023 exam session is now open! Students eligible to take their exams received an email from Ms. Warren on October 13th with additional details. Be sure to submit your registration before November 11th.

WorkKeys Fall 2022 Assessment is Coming!

Students who are supposed to take the assessment, will be sent a calendar invitation from Mrs. Power through Google for the specific day you are scheduled to take the assessment. Invited Seniors will attend on 11/8/22 and Freshman will take the assessment on ONE of the following dates: November 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th OR 17th, depending on when you receive your Google Calendar Invitation. This is an exceptional opportunity only available to JFK students at this time. Take advantage of this great opportunity to fulfill your competency requirements for graduation!

Who Takes It?
All Seniors who haven’t yet demonstrated competency in English and Math and all current Freshman Commanders.

WorkKeys is a required College Board assessment. Students must score bronze or higher on each of the following three assessments to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.
*WorkKeys Workplace Documents Test – (55 minutes)
*WorkKeys Applied Math Test (55 minutes)
*WorkKeys Graphic Literacy Test (55 minutes)
This earned certificate meets DPS high school graduation competency requirements, one of the three requirements that must be met for graduation from any DPS high school.

Testing starts at 7:30 AM in the JFK Room (room 112)

What to Bring:
Your fully charged Chromebook and a water bottle.

Check out this week’s Future Center Newsletter