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No School on 2/17. Friday, 2/21 will NOT be an early release day.
Norco College Spring Courses begin TUESDAY!!
Celebrating Black History
This past Friday on February 7th, 2020 we had our first annual black history month celebration involving San Gorgonio BSU step team and Sister steppers. This assembly was to celebrate the different aspects of black culture like stepping and music. Through this assembly we were able to portray what Black History Month is which is recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. This event grew out of ”Negro History Week” and later grew into African-American History Month which is now designated to the month of February and many other countries devote a month to celebrating black history. Thank you for the leadership, Ms. Ryles, Kennedy Casas, and Imani Robinson
Valentine's Hugs and Kisses Day! Can you open a kiss with oven mits!?
FINAL RECRUITMENT NIGHT 2/27/2020
Spread the word! The FINAL John F. Kennedy Middle College Prospective Parent and Student Information Night is Thursday, February 27 at 6:30pm. This informational night will be held on the JFK campus in the Commons.
The JFK and Norco College partnership offers the unique opportunity to take any Norco College course on the Norco campus during the school day, afternoon or evening.
We have a few spots left for the 10th - 12th grade. Students must have a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to apply and applications are due March 24th, so don't delay!
It's Research Paper time for Juniors!
Did you know Ms. Galan clips coupons for kids? When it's time for lunch, kids know to head to Galan's class for the best deals around town!
How Far Can We Go!?
With 8 weeks until testing, we are running MATH BOOT CAMPS during EXCEL for our Juniors and ALL teachers are emphasizing the importance of ANALYSIS in their classrooms in an effort to support MATH.
A few things you may not know about the CAASPP
- Colleges are now using it as part of their mulitiple measures for college acceptance
- Scores will land on student transcripts
- Scores influence JFK's "YELP" score with regards to the state dashboard.
Here are some ways your student can practice for the CAASPP:
Follow the directions below:
1. Click on http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training
2. Select the green box titled "Student Interface Practice and Training Test"
3. Select the green "Sign In" button at the bottom of the page
4. Select your grade level (11)
5. Choose from the following practice tests:
-Smarter Balance Practice Test (in pink)
-Smarter Balance Training Test (in purple)
-California Science Test (CAST) Practice Test (in gray)
-California Science Test (CAST) Training Test (in orange)
Boosters I SEE YOU award! Sisterly Love! Congratulations Omisha Sangani
SENIORS! If you haven't filled out your FAFSA, get on it!
PARENT CENTER HAPPENINGS
Impact Teen Driver- On Monday, February 24th the Parent Center will be hosting a workshop for teen drivers and their parents on the dangers of reckless and distracted driving.
Chapter Chatters Book Club- Our popular Chapter Chatters book club will be starting up with a launch party on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30 pm. We will be reading and discussing the book Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhhna Lai.
Mental Health Workshop Series for Parents- We will be offering a 12 week course for families who have children suffering from mental illness. This class will be offered only in Spanish and begins on Thursday, February 20, 2020. These workshops are also available at school sites. Call Rachel Douglas at (951) 358-5662. English and Spanish available.
Therapy in Mandarin. We are excited to share with you a new resource we have obtained for our Mandarin speaking families. This resource provides kids and adults ages 2-20 years of age therapy from a licensed clinician in Mandarin. Each weekly session is 50 minutes in length and can lead to a session with the entire family. This is for students who currently have medical only. To refer a family please contact Chi Chiung (Luciana) at (951) 653-1800 ext. 101.
Project Insure- We have a full time staff member at the Parent Center that helps families obtain medical insurance. If you have any families in need of this services please have them call Joanna Buccholz at (951) 736-4636 to get support. She is available in her office or for a site or home visit. She is bilingual in Spanish.
Free Tax Assistance- Friday, February 28th free tax assistance will be provided at the Parent Center to low to moderate income individuals, families and small business owners.
If your student wants to use CNUSD internet, all he or she needs to do is follow the directions here, FROM HOME, in order to gain access while at school.
Do you or your family need or want counseling from an outside organization? Care Solace is a site you can visit to find therapists, confidentially, for your and your loved ones.
John F. Kennedy Middle College
JFK is a school of choice for self-directed learners desiring a supportive environment where they can pursue college and career pathways by taking Norco College classes and JFK classes concurrently.