Cougar Connect

Week of February 11, 2019

Zero Period Elective Next Year

As mentioned last week, we are considering offering an optional zero period elective next year twice a week from 7:30-8:18 am. If you are a sixth or seventh grade parent, please take the time to complete the survey so that we can do some planning for next year. Here is the link:

Construction Update

Due to rain again, there was not a lot of construction action. The pad grading and utilities work will continue again this week.

Morning Safety Reminders

Please do not drop students off on the opposite side of the streets unless they are going to use the crosswalks. We don’t want students to get hit by a car. Also, please do not park your cars in the white zone on Goodwin.

Grand Canyon

We ran into a huge problem that was sprung upon us last minute last week. The price of the down under Havasu camping part of the trip was increased by the Indian tribe from $14,000 to almost $27,000 for around 80 participants. And they wanted payment in full last week. If we didn’t book as soon as reservations opened up we wouldn’t get to go on this part of the trip at all. (This was just one of many complications related to this part of the trip out of our control). So we had to make the tough decision for this year to reduce the number of students to 50 (plus our chaperones) because we used all of the emergency money we had in the Grand Canyon account to book this part of the trip since we have not collected any funds for this year yet. Even with that, we are still a bit in the hole since we already set the price of the trip for this year. So any extra help with fundraising, etc. would be great.

The other bummer is that we have a lot of very qualified students who want to go. This year we really had to look at grades and mile times more closely because the competition was so stiff and the teachers think so highly of the students. It breaks my heart that so many of these outstanding students will not be able to attend. A list was posted on Friday. If students drop from the trip we will add students.

8th Grade Graduation Festivities

Please be on the lookout this week for a digital and printed version of a letter about graduation festivities from PTO. We need your help to make this happen.


Save the date for our next dance, which is Friday, March 1, from 6-8 pm. As a heads up, and this will be communicated to students next week, students with any referrals in the month of February will not be eligible to attend.

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 and 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, 3:10-4:10 pm, 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

February Events

Monday, February 11: Valentine’s Day Grams on Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535

Tuesday, February 12: Valentine’s Day Grams on Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535

Wednesday, February 13: Student Council Meeting, 8:15 am; WEB Leader Meeting, Brunch, Room 535

Thursday, February 14: "Kiss" From A WEB Leader, Brunch, Around Campus; Valentine’s Day Grams Delivered 4th Period, Pick Up Goodies at Lunch Outside Room 535

Friday, February 15: Heart Relay Competition, Lunch, Outside Room 535

Monday, February 18: No School

Tuesday, February 19: February Birthday Celebration, Lunch, Room 535; PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

Wednesday, February 20: January Student of the Month Picture, 11:22 am, Gym

Friday, February 22: Dr. Baker Visits Kennedy, 8:30-10:00 am, Library

Saturday, February 23: Grand Canyon Practice Hike, 8:00 am, Meet at Kennedy Parking Lot

Tuesday, February 26: Dance Tickets on Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535

Wednesday, February 27: Dance Tickets on Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535; Site Council, 3:15 pm, Library

Thursday, February 28: Dance Tickets on Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535; Grand Canyon Meeting, 6:30 pm, Gym