• Blood Drive is May 4

  • Cavalier Community Concert on Friday, May 12th from 5 – 7 pm in the bus loop

  • LTI Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 27 during 4th period

Minority Scholars Program Comes to Kennedy

Maya Bickel, Editor-in-Chief

June 21, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Top Stories

“I know we [the Minority Scholars Program] will completely transform the image of Kennedy and the self belief of Kennedy,” said Mr. Williams. This year at Kennedy High School, Mr. Williams, with the help of Ms. Neely, Ms. Rocha, and other staff members, started a Minority Scholars Program (MSP)....

Getting to Know Ms. Burgos

Yesica Benitez, Reporter

June 21, 2016


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"I encourage everyone to read more and to love it," Adriana Burgos said. Adriana Burgos is a Library Media Specialist at John F. Kennedy though she calls herself a librarian. She is well versed in all sorts of literacy, instruction and collaboration. "I've been doing this for eleven years," she sa...

JFK Honors Allison Krause

Andrea Deyto, Reporter

April 18, 2016


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On May 4, 1970  four college students were shot by National Guardsmen at an anti-war protest. One of them was Kennedy alumna Allison Krause. This event, which later became known as the Kent State Shooting, prompted student protests across the nation and became the focal point for the anti-war movement...

MCPS Finalizes New Superintendent

MCPS Finalizes New Superintendent

Amina N'Gambwa, Editor

April 12, 2016


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“You don’t have to be sick to get better,” Dr. Jack Smith, soon to be superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) says. In February of 2015, Montgomery County Public Schools were left without a superintendent to rule over the county’s school systems. After careful consideratio...

Mr. Williams Wins Marian Greenblatt Award

Hisan Iskandar, Reporter

April 7, 2016


Filed under Community

“We think we know but we don’t. We don’t know where we’re going to end up,” Williams says. John F. Kennedy’s own Mr. Michael Williams was nominated and awarded Master Teachers out of the whole county. The Master Teachers Award is given to three teachers, an elementary school teacher, a...

Patriots Bio-medical Competition

Patriots Bio-medical Competition

Andrea Deyto, Reporter

February 23, 2016


Filed under Community, Student Life

The Patriots Bio-medical Competition gives students the opportunity to complete a study on the awareness, treatment, and diagnosis of mental illnesses. By participating in this competition, students are able to gain knowledge about mental illnesses, how to keep themselves healthy including coping strategies,...

Staff Profile of the Month: Ms. Adams

Staff Profile of the Month: Ms. Adams

Amina N'Gambwa, Editor

February 16, 2016


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Ms. Adams has been teaching at Kennedy for three years. This year she teaches ninth grade English, as well as Foundations of Leadership for both tenth and eleventh graders. Adams attended Penn State on an ROTC scholarship where she majored in secondary English education, with a minor in naval stud...

Staff Profile of the Month: Ms. Dubit

Staff Profile of the Month: Ms. Dubit

Axelle Wouappi, Reporter

December 15, 2015


Filed under Community

Ms. Dubit has been working at John F. Kennedy High School for nine years. She has held several positions during her time here at John F. Kennedy.  During her first seven years, she taught only P.E. classes. In addition to this schedule, she coached JV soccer for four years and JV softball for three...

Schools to Close for Muslim Holiday Next Year

Maya Bickel, editor-in-chief

November 13, 2015


Filed under Community, News, Top Stories

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education voted 6 to 2 in favor of giving students the day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. For the 2016-2017 school calendar, a professional day will be moved to the same day as Eid, September 12. This decision comes after years ...

Ms. Madden Makes Memories

Brittanae Ramsay, Reporter

March 20, 2014


Filed under Community, Featured Multimedia

Susan Madden, a librarian at John F. Kennedy High School, has an extremely interesting hobby:  quilting. Quilting involves sewing two pieces of fabric together in a process that  involves adding layers of insulation, or batting,  between a top layer of patchwork and a bottom layer of backing material....

Senate Introduces Bill, Immigration March is A Success

Senate Introduces Bill, Immigration March is A Success

Lucy Murray, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2013


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Last week, the senate introduced a bill regarding immigration reform. Earlier this month, on April 10th, the Time is Now! Immigration Reform March contributed to the growing volume of voices calling for such policy changes. Young and old alike have fought endlessly, including Kennedy senior, Martha Sanchez,...

Kennedy Students Attend Bridge Day 2012

Lucy Murray, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2013


Filed under Community, Student Life, Video

The New River Gorge Bridge is the second highest bridge in America, and annually people from all around the country gather to BASE jump off of it. BASE jumping is an activity where participants jump off of high-elevated fixtures, using a parachute to break the fall. On Bridge Day, people gather together...

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