Commander Communicator 11/4/2022

Posted November 4, 2022

Commander Communicator

A Message From Principal Almon

Dear Commander Community,
I want to take this opportunity to celebrate some of the many accomplishments of our exceptional Commanders!

Congratulations to our Commanders Football team for a season filled with Dedication and Tenacity! Captains Isaiah Garcia, Dominic Quintana, Isaac Sisneros, Ron Gallegos, and Adrian Cruz showed immense leadership as they led the team through a tough season. Josiah and Isaiah Garcia were both two-way starters and exemplary leaders. Gabe LIttle Perez ranked third in the 3A division for both sacks and tackles. Daveon Brown dominated as a corner. Ron Gallegos is finishing his high school career topping two of CHSAA’s lists for all-time receiving (one for touchdowns and one for yards in a game). Adrian Cruz is going to finish #1 in the state in tackles. And Isaac Sisneros is finishing his high school career with 6,500 passing yards and 75 touchdowns!

Congratulations to our DECA students who came in 3rd place this week at the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge!!!

Congratulations to Maria Castillo Soto, the top female bowler out of all the female bowlers at the bowling alley on the MI field trip.

We will be sending our feedback survey this upcoming week; we were delayed in sending this out because we are waiting on translated versions. Thank you for being so patient. Please read below for important updates.

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, November 7th

    • More Than Sad

      • Counselors will assist the Mental Health Team with “More Than Sad” implementation on Monday. 

  • Tuesday, November 8th

    • WorkKeys test for seniors

      •  Counselors will assist in protoring 

    • Food Pantry 

      • 2:45 – 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday, November 9th

  • Thursday, November 10th 

    • National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

      •  6:00 to 8:00 pm in the JFK Auditorium 

  • Friday, November 11th

    • Hall dance

      • The Hall dance will be held in JFK’s main hall from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and sold at the door. Please bring cash. The theme is angels so come dressed in white!

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.

Has your senior applied to college? Have they completed the application for free college money? Check out this week’s Future Center Newsletter to learn about different upcoming opportunities to meet mentors, complete college applications, scholarships, and more!