Week of January 13, 2020
Address Verification Night
The Sequoia Union High School District is making address verification easier for 8th graders this year by coming to Kennedy on Thursday, January 23, from 5-7:30 pm, in the library. For more information on what to bring and other address verification questions, see the following website:
SEL - Social Emotional Learning
MDTP - Math Diagnostics Testing Project
Our 8th graders will take their math placement test on Tuesday, January 14. While we wanted to do it on the block day it wasn’t ideal to give it the first two days back from break and we couldn’t wait until the following block days because the tests are due to the Sequoia Union High School District on Friday, January 17, which would have left us no time for make ups. So we had to go with a slightly modified schedule just for 8th graders. Students will report to an assigned testing classroom after brunch on that day. The test will be administered during third and fourth period that day. They will then go to lunch and go back to a normal schedule for the rest of the day.
Students will have 45 minutes to answer 45 questions. They can write in the test booklet and will bubble answers on a scantron. Students in 8th grade math will take the Algebra Readiness test, while the students in Algebra will take the Geometry Readiness test.
Our next school tour is Thursday, January 16, at 8:30 am in the library. Please encourage incoming families to attend. They do not need to RSVP. Our last formal tour date is Friday, January 24, at 8:30 am in the library.
*For families who can’t make any of these dates/times and want more information about the school can contact the office to setup a meeting time with me.
8th Grade Graduation and Events Committee Needs Your Help!
Graduation may seem like a long way away, but the 8th Grade Graduation Committee is already starting to plan events for May and June 2020 that will create lifelong memories for our students that will be saying goodbye and moving onto high school! Please help out by visiting https://kennedycougarspto.org/8th-grade-graduation-events to donate and sign up to volunteer for various events. The next Graduation Committee Meeting will be Tuesday, January 21st at 6 pm in the Library (immediately before the PTO meeting).
Anime Club - Thursdays, Lunch, Room 417
Book Club - Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10, Room 531
Dungeons & Dragons Club - Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm, Room 528
Earth Club - Wednesdays, Lunch, Library
Gamers' Club - Mondays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 637
Maker Space Club - Mondays, Lunch, Room 531
Photograph Club - Tuesdays, Lunch, and Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 314
Sci-Fi Club - Tuesday, Lunch, Room B-5 (Every Other Week)
Yoga Club - Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lunch, Room A1 (Locker Room)
Students can show up to the club and do not need to sign up ahead of time.
News From The Community
Sequoia High School IB Info Meeting
January 2020 Saturday Open House at Woodside High School
Principal Diane Burbank would like to invite prospective students and parents for another opportunity to see Woodside High School.
The link below is to register if interested.
Woodside High School will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9 am to 12 noon. Student led one-hour tours will showcase our fabulous campus and answer many prospective students’ questions about attending Woodside High School. Tours leave every 10 minutes from the PAC (Performing Arts Center) and end at the MUR (Multi-use Room) to speak informally with academic and athletic program staff. Please pre-register to guarantee your tour spot.
Pictures From This Week
Monday, January 13: WEB Leader Meeting, Brunch, Girls Locker Room; Meet RCSD Night at Kennedy – Jazz Band/Choir Perform from 5:30-5:45 pm, Gym
Tuesday, January 14: MDTP 8th Grade, 3rd & 4th Period in Assigned Classroom; Meet RCSD Night at Hoover – Jazz Band/Choir Perform from 5:30-5:45 pm, MUB
Wednesday, January 15: Student Council Meeting, 8:00 am, Room 531; Taft & Henry Ford 5th Graders Visit (3rd Period, Lunch, 5th Period); WEB Leaders Eat Lunch with 5th Graders, B-Quad; Site Council Meeting, 3:15 pm, Library
Thursday, January 16: School Tour, 8:30 am, Library; Student of the Month Picture, 11:22 am, Gym
Friday, January 17: 6th Grade WEB Pizza & Winter Trivia Event, Lunch, B-Quad
Monday, January 20: No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 21: Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am, Gym; Face the Cookie Lunchtime Competition, Outside Room 534/535; Grad Committee Meeting, 6 pm, Library; PTO Meeting, 7 pm, Library
Thursday, January 23: Principal’s Coffee, 8:30 am, Library; Student Store Open, Lunch, Room 531A; 8th Grade High School Address Verification Night, 5:00-7:30 pm, Library
Friday, January 24: School Tour, 8:30 am, Library
Monday, January 27: January Birthday Celebration, Lunch, Room 531A
Tuesday, January 28: Moving Up Lunchtime Competition, Outside Room 534/535Friday, January 31: Aladdin Jr. Performance, 7:00 pm, MIT Theater