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 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.

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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.


Legally Blond Jr. Performance on December 17 and 18

We are pleased to invite you to the Kennedy Cougar’s production of Legally Blonde.  Our talented students will perform the musical at Sequoia High School’s theater on Saturday, December 17th at 7:30PM and again on Sunday, December 18th at 3:30PM.

You can purchase tickets with cash at the door, or you can pre- order tickets by emailing  All pre-ordered tickets will be available at the door for cash payment and pickup.  All tickets are general admission.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Ticket sells are cash only.

We hope to see you there!

Thank you from the Kennedy Auction Committee

Thank you so much for making our first ever Kennedy Middle School Online Auction such a success! Thanks to your generous support, we raised over $13,000 for Kennedy!!!

If you purchased a teacher wish list item, items will be bought and distributed to teachers starting next week with notes mentioning the item’s generous donor(s). If you purchased any larger physical items (such as wine, beer, or baskets), an auction team member will be in touch with you to schedule a pickup. If you purchased a Kennedy event, you will receive an e-mail to schedule those events. Finally, if you purchased any gift cards or certificates, we have three set distribution times. If you cannot make one of these distribution times, please contact us at to schedule an alternate pickup time. Distribution will take place in the gym parking lot. Distribution dates are:

Wednesday 12/7 2:30-4:00 pm
Thursday 12/8 7:45-8:45 am
Wednesday 12/14 2:30-4:00 pm

Thank you again for your support!

Winter Music Concert on December 15th

The instrumental music students and Ms. Hopkins are excited to showcase what they have been working on this school year for you and our community. Our beginning, intermediate, and advanced band and orchestra students will be performing in the Kennedy Middle School gym on December 15th at 6:30 pm.

Come hungry for some delicious food and baked goods, and be ready to purchase a KMS music t-shirt or sweatshirt and some raffle tickets for the chance to win your favorite themed raffle basket! Doors will open at 5:30pm. All proceeds go toward Kennedy’s instrumental music program. We hope to see you there.