Commander Communicator: 5/30/22

        Dear Commander Community, In light of the tragic events that took place in Uvalde, TX and Buffalo, NY, I want to ensure that you have the resources you need to persevere and maintain emotional well being. Please check out the self care,… Continue Reading

Commander Communicator: 5/23/22

        Dear Commander Community, Congratulations to all of our Seniors who overcame so many challenges to graduate this Wednesday! The ceremony will be held from 11am – 1pm at Infinity Park in Glendale, and the event will be live streamed through the … Continue Reading

Commander Communicator: 5/16/22

                      Dear Commander Community, This week our students truly stepped into our vision and shined brightly as challengers of inequities and champions of change when they organized in our flagpole lot to engage in a peaceful protest to stand up for women’s rights…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator: 5/9/22

Dear Commander Community, As we close out Teacher Appreciation Week, I can’t help but reflect on the year and think about all of the amazing things that we have accomplished as a community, from bringing back in person traditions like Pep Rallies and Prom to accomplishing academic goals,… Continue Reading

Commander Communicator: 5/2/22

Dear Commander Community, This week marks the beginning of Asian and Pacific Islander Month, which is an opportunity for us to celebrate and honor the incredible contributions that people from Asian and Pacific Islander descent have made to our society and community…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator: 4/24/22

Dear Commander Community, Please check out updates from the Collaborative School Committee meeting here to learn how we will continuously improve our school through community engagement and focusing on creating and sustaining joyous, relevant, and rigorous learning experiences for our students throughout the 22-23 school year…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator: 4/18/22

        Dear Commander Community, Thank you to all the students who participated in the Pep Rally, both as spectators, participants, and performers. I am so proud to call the Commander Community my home and these events that bring us smiling and celebrating together remind us all of how joyous and prideful the high school experience can be. … Continue Reading

Check Out Our New Website!

We’re pleased to have a new website to more easily share news and information about our school and students. As with all things new, we know there may be an adjustment period and we appreciate your feedback. Please let us know what you think,… Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 4/11/22

        Dear Commander Community, This week is a busy one filled with traditions, testing, and PROM!! See below for a detailed schedule for the week with resources to prepare for testing. Don’t forget to show your school spirit and dress up for the Spirit Week themes shown here…. Continue Reading

Class of 2022 Meeting

Hello Seniors, You should have attended the mandatory Class of 2022 Meeting today during your advisory class. We covered important topics pertaining to your last 6 weeks as a JFK high school student. You can review the slides from the presentation…. Continue Reading

Senior Parent Meeting

Hello Senior Families, We will be hosting a Senior Parent Meeting to cover what the last 6 weeks will look for our seniors. Please prioritize attending this meeting tomorrow Wednesday, April 6th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., as we will be covering important updates on the finals schedule,… Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 4/4/22

        Para leer este mensaje en español, haga clic aquí. Dear Commander Community, I hope that you had a restful break in which you had the opportunity to relax, reflect, and recharge. We are now in the home stretch and I know that coming off of a break can be tough for all of us…. Continue Reading

Anchors Away Day

Hello parents of the class of 2022! This year Kennedy is offering a special opportunity to seniors during our school wide testing days. All seniors will be asked to sign up for 1 of the available work shops during our Anchors Away Day on April 14th from 9am -11am…. Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 3/21/22

        Dear Commander Community, Today marks the first day of Spring, a time for rebirth, renewal, hope, and resetting. As we move into quarter 4, let’s engage in a collective reset as a Commander Crew. Please read below for resets that we can all engage in to make quarter 4 of the 21-22 school year the best quarter yet…. Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 3/13/22

        Dear Commander Community, During the Collaborative School Committee meeting on Tuesday, we discussed the importance of students attending every class every day except when you are sick or have a family emergency. Several exciting strategies to encourage our students to increase their attendance emerged from the meeting that I would like to share with you: Students with a 93% attendance or above from 3/14 –… Continue Reading