September 30, 2021
Our Mission Statement
All students at JFK will acquire the academic, social and emotional skills needed to become empowered lifelong learners who thrive in a diverse and evolving world.
Message from Mr. Pedersen
Things begin to ramp up in October with FAFSA submissions opening up for our senior students, homecoming activities and SAT/PSAT day. Our students have begun meeting in their clubs/organizations during one of their advisory periods each week and we are using other weekly advisory periods to ensure our students are getting college and career readiness skills through Naviance and Social Emotional support through our Character Strong curriculum.
Our cross country, football, soccer and volleyball seasons are in full swing and are competing at high levels. Our FFA students are preparing for the District soils competition to be held on October 5th and the annual FFA Alumni Action to be held on November 13th.
Things are getting busy at JFK!
The SAT has traditionally been a requirement for admission into most, if not all colleges and universities. Although recently some schools have dropped that requirement.
Testing takes roughly 3.5 hours to complete, which is a long time. We ask that your student gets a good nights sleep on the Tuesday prior to testing, a good breakfast the morning of the test and do their best on whichever exam they are taking. These exams provide us with a lot of good information on how well our students are doing compared to their peers throughout the country.
BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
- All students must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth during the school day except when eating or drinking.
- We have set up all classrooms to ensure students are staying at least 3 feet apart.
- All students will sanitize their hands as they enter the building and all of their classrooms.
- After entering their classrooms, students will sanitize their assigned table/desk
- Prior to picking up their lunch, students must either wash or sanitize their hands.
- Students will have access to lockers in the PE areas, but will not have access to hall lockers.
MR.OROPEZA IS ON THE MOVE
Our counselor, Mr. Oropeza, or Mr. O as he's know by our students, is leaving JFK for a new opportunity in another district. We are sad to see him go, but know he is leaving for all the right reasons and wish him nothing but the best as he begins this new chapter. Mr. O's last day at JFK will be October 5th.
Due to Mr. O leaving and some of the needs our students and staff have, we are super excited to announce that we have created a health and wellness team that includes our District nurse Amy Harding, our District social and emotional learning coordinator Kristi Woolner, our School Psychologist Emily Usher and our secondary behavior specialist Cameron Thompson. I'm certain these four outstanding people will be able to take care of any needs that arise.
Click on the button to access all of the daily bell schedules we will use this year.