Commander Communicator 4/30/2023

Posted April 30, 2023

Commander Communicator

Commander Communicator

A Message From The Principal

Dear Commander Families and Students,

Congratulations to  Seniors, Emiliano Flores,Ron Gallegos III, Gabe Little-Perez, Guadalupe Ramirez-Palacio, Isaac Sisneros, and Kevin Tique. These student-athletes were celebrated for committing to participate in an Athletics Program during their college experience at our JFK Signing Day on Friday. This is a huge accomplishment and we are extremely excited for these Commanders. 

PLEASE NOTE: Early Bird ONLINE Registration is coming up on May 8th through May 19th. Parents and guardians must have access to or create a Parent Portal account in order to complete the online registration. If you have issues with your Parent Portal Account you can contact Parent Portal at 720-423-3163. Completing online registration during the Early Bird window automatically enters you into a raffle for fun prizes.

Please join us on Friday from 1pm to 2:30 pm in our JFK Gym for a Cinco de Mayo celebration hosted by our Latinos in Action student group. We will serve burritos after the celebration in our main hall. All are welcome, but families must check in at the main office before heading to the gym. We will also host Academic Awards on Friday in our Auditorium from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Breakfast will be served following the ceremony.

Have a Commander Kind of Weekend!

Tiffany Almon, Proud and Grateful Principal

She, her, hers, and why they matter

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 1st- 

  • Boys Volleyball SENIOR NIGHT vs. STEM Highlands Ranch

    • 6:00 – 7:30pm @JFK

Tuesday, May 2nd 

  • Food Pantry

    • 2:45-4:00pm

  • Baseball vs. Denver West

    • 4pm @JFK

  • Boys Volleyball vs. Westminster

    • 4:30pm @JFK

Wednesday, May 3rd – 

  • MLE Program Changes Community Meeting (Virtual)

    • 5pm

Friday, May 5th – 

  • Academic Awards Ceremony

    • 7:30am -8:30 am

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    • Pep rally schedule

  • Baseball vs. Lincoln 

    • 4pm @JFK

See more >

During the month of May, we recognize Asian and Pacific American heritage. AAPI month was first commemorated in 1979 as a week and later expanded to the full month in 1992. Asian and Pacific American is a broad term that refers to the entirety of the Asian continent, the pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.It is crucial that we acknowledge and celebrate AAPI Heritage Month to honor the journeys of AAPI immigrants, the sacrifices made in the transition, and the accomplishments that AAPI people have achieved. Many facets of American culture and society have been developed by AAPI perspectives, including science and medicine, literature and art, sports, government development, and politics.

The 2023 theme for AAPI Heritage Month has been dubbed “Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity” by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council. As an organization that works to support AAPI leaders in Federal and DC governments, the FAPAC chose this theme to help elevate more AAPI civil servants to find success and growth in their careers.

Class of 2023

Seniors, mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Senior Car Parade on 5/20/23 from 11:00 am to noon. Sign up HERE if you wish to participate.

Senior Meeting Slide Deck

       Click Here for more senior information and important dates!

Take Command of Your Future

*9-11th GradeCollege Access Program*

Mr. Miguel – Denver Scholarship Foundation

Important dates:

  • May 9th – College Access Program Ceremony

DPS “Your Voice/Tu Voz” Survey

The DPS “Your Voice/Tu Voz” Survey opens on Monday, May 1! The survey will be sent to your DPS email address, so please keep an eye out for this important email from Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero and use the unique link to complete the survey by May 14. All members of Team DPS are encouraged to take this confidential survey, as your responses will help inform decisions on how we can better support all members of DPS. Surveys are also one of the strongest tools you can use to help shape the future of your team and DPS as a whole. Thank you for sharing your voice!

Summer School Opportunities 

Parents/Guardians – Registration for Summer School is now open. Summer school is an opportunity for students to make up a previously failed course(s) that is required for graduation. Please use this link to register – Space is limited, please sign up as soon as possible. Counselors will be visiting middle schools (Grant Ranch and Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy) to collect choice of studies for incoming 9th graders.

Denver International Airport Aviation Program

Commanders, are you interested in a career in Aviation?

John F. Kennedy High School has the opportunity to partner with Denver International Airport. This is a year long mentorship program that can lead to internship and apprenticeship opportunities. This program will start in the

2023 – 2024 school year. Please take this survey to help us identify interested students.

2023-2024 Bell Schedule

Please check out our 23-24 School Year Bell Schedule here. To find out more information regarding the DPS School Board Healthy Start Times resolution starting next year.

All books need to be returned to the library by 5/30 from students and teachers. Seniors will need to return books by 5/18 or during senior checkout. You can renew or check out a book for summer if you are returning to JFK next year. Remember everyone will have access to Sora all summer long. 

Take Command of Your Health & Safety