Commander Communicator 3/12/2023

Posted March 12, 2023

Commander Communicator

Commander Communicator

A Message From The Principal

Dear Commander Families,

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, I would like to share a quote by author Alice Walker, “the most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”. As quarter 3 comes to an end, I’d like to remind all students that you hold the power of your education in your hands. Attendance and participation matter! Please attend every class everyday, ask questions, take risks, and make up missed work. Set goals for yourself and utilize advisory and class time wisely to produce quality work. Attend after school tutoring in the JFK Room from 2:45 pm-4:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday if you need a little extra support. Your teachers are here for you and will make time to support you if you reach out!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Lily Valdez, the JFK Outstanding Female Athlete for 22-23. She was celebrated on Wednesday night for her accomplishments on the court, in the classroom, and as a leader.  Lily is a two sport student-athlete that has lettered 3 times in basketball and in volleyball and was just recently voted as an Honorable Mention All City performer in Basketball. Academically, Lily has earned a 3.97 G.P.A. and is currently working through one of the most rigorous academic programs in DPS, the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.  Lily is the Class President for 2023 and is also a two year member of the Link Crew. We are so proud of you, Lily!

Please read below for the P/SAT schedule and check our website for Spring athletic events.

Have a Commander Kind of Day!

Tiffany Almon, Proud and Grateful Principal

She, her, hers, and why they matter


Lily Valdez and Family!

Upcoming Events

March 14th – 

  • ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) Day for students will during Advisory.

  • CityWide Band Concert at 6:00 pm at the Newman Center at DU 

  • Girls Tennis at Bear Valley Park 4:00 pm

  • Boys Volleyball at Regis Groff 4:30 pm

  • Food Pantry 2:45 – 4:00 pm

March 15th – Collaborative School Committee / Commander Conversation 5:00 – 6:30 pm

March 16th – Girs Tennis vs. Jefferson at Bear Valley Park 4:00 pm

April 8th – Prom at The Establishment at Bradburn Village

April 12th – Parent – Teacher Conferences 4:00 – 7:00 pm 

See more >


The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a standardized test administered by the College Board. It prepares you for the SAT and serves as your entrance exam for the prestigious National Merit Scholarships

  • Grades 9th and 11th will test on April 12, 2023

  • Grades 10th and 11th will test on April 13, 2023

On these days students will be released early. Please have conversations your student on if they are allowed to walk home. For students who do not have the option to leave early we will be playing an movie in the auditorium.

Did You Know??

Did you know that JFK students have the opportunity to get work experience while in high school? Here is an awesome article about one of our Kennedy alum and former apprentice, as well as her testimony about her experience given to the Senate!
Mrs. Anne Aragon is JFK’s Career Navigator and works to connect students with internships and apprenticeships that support their long-term career goals. If you have specific questions or just want to learn more, visit Mrs. Aragon in room 230.

Senior Section

Class of 2023 will have a MANDATORY class meeting on April 5th in the auditorium. This meeting will begin at the start of advisory and end around 10:30 am. 

Class of 2023 MANDATORY parent meeting is on April 12th from 5 to 7 pm. This meeting will cover important information such as 

  • What to expect for the last 5 weeks of school

  • How many tickets each student will get for graduation 

  • Senior checkout

  • Graduation rehearsals and more. 

                                       Click Here for more senior information!

Senior Parents, Please Take this Two Question Survey!


In order to protect our students, staff, and visitors, all visitors MUST check-in at the main office with a valid government issued ID. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe!