Half-day institute school hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
First Bell/Home Room 8:00 - 8:08 a.m.
Period 1 8:09 - 8:50 a.m.
Period 2 8:54 - 9:35 a.m.
Period 3 9:39 - 10:20 a.m.
Period 4 10:24 - 11:05 a.m.
Period 5 11:09 - 11:50 a.m.
Period 6 11:54 - 12:35 p.m.
Period 7 12:39 - 1:20 p.m.
Period 8 1:24 - 2:05 p.m.
Period 9 2:09 - 2:50 p.m.
These classes meet during the supervised study period, thus resulting in no supervised study on the days that these groups meet. These performance groups are graded classes and are included on trimester report cards.
Band and orchestra students have weekly small-group rehearsals, which are rotated throughout the school day so that students only miss a given class approximately once every six weeks.
Yes. In order for a student to earn the privilege of attending the "Moving On" ceremony at the end of eighth grade, he/she must earn passing grades in half of the subjects in which he/she is enrolled. This will be monitored up to and including the third trimester mid-term report. Any student failing half, or more, of their subjects will be placed on academic probation, during which the student and their counselor will design an academic plan for improvement. Failure to meet the conditions of probation may result in the student's exclusion from the "Moving On" ceremony.
This ceremony takes place during the school day at the end of the school year. Each family receives just two tickets as space is tight. Lots of volunteers are required to make this a memorable event. Information, and requests for volunteers, begins coming home to parents in January/February.
The team teachers have nominated students for the Golden Eagle and Gene Drendel Awards which will be presented at the Awards Ceremony.
The qualifications for the Golden Eagle Award
In addition, the highlighted students have also been nominated for the Gene Drendel Award. This is the highest award given to a student at Kennedy, one from each grade level. These students should exemplify the SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER and be the "Best of the Best" from the Golden Eagle nomination.