Cougar Connect

Week of January 14, 2019

Construction Update

This week the the construction team will continue to work on the grading of the cement and throughout the month of January. They will also be doing a lot of work underground. Work progress will be dependent on the rain, but rainy days have been built in to the construction schedule each month.

7th Grade Field Trip

Our 7th grade field trip is this Friday. Please make sure your student is on time. We are loading the buses at 8:30 am and will be leaving right away.

8th Grade - Important Announcements

On Friday, January 11, your student received a letter from me that details expectations and events related to graduation. There are behavior and grade point average requirements. This letter must be signed and returned to your student's science teacher by Friday, January 18. We will be meeting individually with all students who did not meet the 2.0 (cumulative) g.p.a. requirement at the end of first trimester.

On Tuesday, January 15, (even math periods) and Wednesday, January 16, (odd math periods), students will take the math placement test for high school during math class. This is a 45 minute test that is multiple choice. Students began preparing for this after Thanksgiving Break. This test is scored by UC Berkeley (unlike the Language Arts placement test, which is scored by the Sequoia Union High School District), so we have a really strict deadline to get these tests turned in. Please make sure your student is at school for this test unless he/she is really, really sick. We have to turn over the tests to the SUHSD by that Friday.

We should be getting the scores for the Language Arts assessment soon and will share these with you. If your student took that assessment late then those assessments won't be graded until some time after Friday, January 18.

Box Tops

Please continue to send in your unexpired box tops with your student or to the office. We get $.10 for each box top. This helps pay for activities and supplies.

Shrek Jr

Applications and details about this year's musical are in the office or can be found at:

Rehearsals take place after school starting the week of January 21. Performance dates are Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. There are also opportunities for students to be involved by being a part of the stage crew.

School Tours

Please help us get the word out about Kennedy School Tours for prospective students.

Tuesday, January 15, 8:30-9:30 am, Library

Friday, January 25, 8:30-9:30 am, Library

Academic Support

All Academic Subjects:

Tuesday-Friday, 7:45-8:15 am, Library

Monday-Wednesday, 3:10-4:10 pm, YELL Room, (Old REACH Office)

Thursday, 1:35-2:35 pm, YELL Room (Old REACH Office)


Monday-Wednesday, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room B4 or 637

Clubs & Groups

Art Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-8:20 am, Room 526

Book Club: Thursdays, Lunch, Room 534

Dungeons & Dragons: Fridays, Room 528

Jazz Band (Audition Only): Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm, Room 312

Maker Space: Mondays, Lunch, Room 531

Photography & Writing Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lunch, Room 314

Robotics Club: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 530

Total Drama Club: Tuesdays, Lunch, Room 417

Shakespeare & Improv Club: Mondays & Fridays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 417

Walker Library Club: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Lunch, Room 417

Pictures From This Week

January Events

Tuesday, January 15: School Tours, 8:30 am, Library; 8th Grade High School Math Placement Testing – Even Periods; Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am, Gym

Wednesday, January 16: 8th Grade High School Math Placement Testing – Odd Periods; VIP Lounge, Lunch, Library

Thursday, January 17: Student Council Meeting, 8:15 am, Room 535; November/December Student of the Month Picture, 11:22 am, Gym

Friday, January 18: Signed 8th Grade Graduation Letter Due To Science Teacher; Box Top Turn In Day – 4th Period; 7th Grade Field Trip To Levi's Stadium

Monday, January 21: No School – Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 22: January Birthday Celebration, Lunch, Room 535

Wednesday, January 23: VIP Lounge, Lunch, Library; Site Council Meeting, 3:15 pm, Library

Friday, January 25: School Tours, 8:30 am, Library; Character Puzzle Competition, Lunch, Outside Room 535

Saturday, January 26: Woodside High School Open House, 9 am – 12 pm

Tuesday, January 29: Pizza My Heart Dine Out Fundraiser, 4-9 pm; Graduation Committee Meeting, 6 pm, Library; PTO Meeting, 7 pm, Library