8th Grade Families – SUHSD Presentation and Class Selection on March 14th

The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) staff will be at Kennedy presenting high school class selections and collecting completed student class schedule forms on March 14th at 5:30 pm. It is mandatory that all 8th grade parents and students attend.
Incoming Sequoia High School students should also mark calendars for the Sequoia High School Freshman Welcome Event on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Multi Purpose Room (MPR). Principal Sean Priest will provide a short presentation followed by a question and answer session with current Sequoia students. For more information about this event, please email SHSEFevents@gmail.com.

STEAM Fair Update and Lunchtime Support

There were approximately 50 students that attended the initial STEAM meeting however, we received only a small handful (5-6) of completed proposals. In order to support those students who would still like to participate but need help with their ideas and proposals, we will be offering support at lunchtime the week of February 27th:

  • Ms. Ruiz and Mr. Oropeza will be available in Ms. Ruiz’s room, B8, during 6th grade lunch
  • Mr. Lopez and Ms. Territo will be available in Ms. Territo’s room, 534, during 7th/8th grade lunch

Please continue to encourage your student to participate in the STEAM fair and let them know that they can get the support they need on campus to help them be successful in this process.

Sequoia Music Festival

Our music students will participate in the Sequoia Music Festival on Friday, March 10th, 2017.  This event will take place at Sequoia High School where they will perform music that they have been working on in the 2017 school year.

Participating students should report to the music room at 12:45 to prepare for departure. Students will need to bring (or wear) their black slacks, nice black shoes, white button up shirt, and music tie to school that day. The bus will arrive back at Kennedy Middle School around 5:15 pm.

Parents are welcome to attend their student’s performance in the SHS Auditorium.

  • Advanced Orchestra: 2:05pm
  • Advanced Band: 3:25pm

Ms. Hopkins is in need of parent volunteers to chaperone and help with pre-festival tasks. Please email her directly at rhopkins@rcsdk8.net if you are interested in helping out or if you have any question regarding this event.

Music in the Parks Field Trip

On Friday, May 5th, our music students will be participating in music festival competition at Milpitas High School where they will be performing music that they have been working on in the 2017 school year. As one of many schools participating in this event, Kennedy students will not only get the chance to perform, but will support other Kennedy performance groups and get a chance to listen to other school’s ensembles.

Participating music students will be excused from school at 2:15 pm and will return to Kennedy for pick up around 8:15 pm. They should wear or bring a white button up shirt, black slacks/skirt, nice black shoes, and music tie (provided).

Parents are welcome to attend the following performance times:

  • Advanced Orchestra: 4:25pm
  • Intermediate Orchestra: 5:15pm
  • Intermediate Band: 6:05pm
  • Advanced Band: 6:55pm

On Saturday, May 6th, Kennedy music student will attend an optional (but highly recommended) field trip to California’s Great America. Here, we will be spending a day in the amusement park and attending an awards ceremony for all of the music programs that have attended the festival for the weekend of May 5th and 6th. The music program will come home with a trophy which will rank our placement among the rest of the schools.

Students will meet in the music room at 11:30 am to depart and will return at Kennedy around 7:15pm. The students will be traveling by bus. They should wear a Kennedy Music T-shirt, closed in shoes, and sunscreen. You can purchase a Kennedy Music T-Shirt through the new Kennedy Music Store.

Please email Ms. Hopkins directly at rhopkins@rcsdk8.net if you have any question regarding this event.

Kennedy online store is now Open!

Kennedy’s online store is now OPEN! You can now purchase an 8th Grade 2017 Graduation sweatshirt and all of your PE clothes with just the click of a few buttons.

Simply click on the store link, select the item(s) you want, and pay by credit card. You will be notified via email when your order is ready for pick-up in the school office.

Pre-orders for the 8th Grade 2017 Graduation sweatshirt closed on February 3rd but if you are still interested in getting a sweatshirt, please contact Nicole Ortega.

online store

Music Night 🎶 A Success

Hello everyone,

The Kennedy Music Night was an extraordinary success. Ms. Hopkins and our Kennedy student musicians performed with aplomb to a packed house–standing room only–in the Kennedy gym, showcasing tunes reflecting holiday and happy themes.

Thank you to our numerous Kennedy administrative, teacher, and staff volunteers, coming in on their own time in the evening in order to make sure we had an safe and welcoming show. Our custodial staff also contributed greatly to this success.

I continue to be greatly impressed by the school spirit of the Kennedy Community, students, staff, administration and teachers.

Happy holidays, everyone!

Thank you.

Stephen