Weekly Family Newsletter: 9/27/21

        Dear Commander Community, This week’s homecoming week was nothing short of a huge success! Our Commander Community formed even stronger bonds as we engaged in many fun traditions and experiences throughout the week. We had a blast dressing up for Spirit Days,… Continue Reading

Senior T-Shirts

Hello Senior Families, Senior Class of Shirts have just been delivered! These are the shirts seniors will wear during their Class Photo that we are planning to host in the Spring. These will be on sale during lunch in the main hall for the rest of the week…. Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 9/20/21

        Dear Commander Community, Huge thanks to all the students who submitted t-shirt designs for the Hispanic Heritage Month contest. The winner will be chosen this Friday and all students who submitted will be invited to participate in a special taco bar lunch…. Continue Reading

Homecoming Week

Hello Families, Our Commanders are already so excited for Homecoming Week that starts next Monday! We are reaching out with the details and schedule: A few things to note: Homecoming T Shirts will be sold in the main hall during lunch all week…. Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 9/13/21

          Para leer este mensaje en español, haga clic aquí. Dear Commander Community, I would like to take a moment to recognize the 2,977 lives lost from over 90 nations during the 9/11/01 attacks on the World Trade Center and the first responders and armed forces that sacrificed so much during the aftermath and rescue efforts…. Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 9/6/21

Dear Commander Community, My hope for our Commanders as we wrap up our second week of school is that you are all beginning to feel a sense of belonging, have at least one staff member that you feel connected to, are challenged yet supported in your classes,… Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 8/30/21

          Para leer este mensaje en español, haga clic aquí. Dear Commander Community, The first week of school was quite a success! Students learned and reacquainted with the school, got a ton of exercise tackling our school’s stairwells and five flights of stairs,… Continue Reading

First Day of School

Dear Commander Community! We had a successful first day with our Freshmen class today and look forward to welcoming all students back for the 21-22 IN PERSON school year tomorrow, 8/24/21. Students should arrive between 7 am and 7:30 am, as we begin our day promptly at 7:30 am and the school day concludes at 2:30 pm…. Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 8/23/21

        Dear Commander Community, We invite the Class of 2025 back to school tomorrow, 8/23/21, and all other students back on 8/24/21; and, we have a week full of activities in which we plan to launch the year in the spirit of our P.R.I.D.E…. Continue Reading

Freshmen Orientation Day

Hello 9th Grade Parents and Guardians! We are very excited that your child will be attending John F. Kennedy High School, and we look forward to seeing them at our 9th Grade Orientation Day on Monday, August 23rd at 7:30am-2:30pm. Our Link Crew Program will help get your 9th grader off to a great start!… Continue Reading

Senior Web Page

Hello Senior Families, We are so excited to celebrate the Class of 2022! This is a very important year for your students and we know that there are a lot of details, events and deadlines to keep track of. In an effort to help our senior families stay organized and on top of these updates,… Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 8/16/21

        Dear Commander Community, We are one week away from the official launch of the 21-22 school year and we are beyond excited to welcome all of our students back in person! We are a collaborative community here in Commander Country and we would like to invite all parents and guardians to our first Commander Conversation virtual Town Hall on 8/24/21 from 5-6:30 virtually HERE…. Continue Reading

Weekly Family Newsletter: 8/9/21

        Dear Commander Community, I am so excited to welcome you back for the 21-22 school year! Kennedy has already been abuzz with incoming Freshmen for the Ready for 2025 program, Registration, and Athletics; and, I cannot wait to see the entire student body all of you IRL on 8/24/21!… Continue Reading

Update on Masking and Health Procedures

Hello Commander Families, We are reaching out to let you know what our DPS Superintendent, Dr. Alex Marrero, has decided in regards to masking and health procedures for the 21-22 school year: Since the start of the pandemic, DPS’ overriding priority in all of these discussions has been and continues to be the health and safety of our community…. Continue Reading

John F. Kennedy High School Named Whole Child Distinguished School

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is committed to providing equitable and inclusive environments where students are Healthy, Supported, Engaged, Challenged, Safe, and Socially and Emotionally Intelligent. DPS is leading the nation in focusing this level of effort and attention around Whole Child supports because DPS knows– and research shows – it will not only improve academic outcomes,… Continue Reading