Welcome to Kennedy High School.
Welcome back Kennedy faithful. I am excited to return as principal at Kennedy High School. I am committed to working together to make this a great year. Our students deserve a superior education, and must be prepared to meet the academic and social challenges they will face in the 21st century. It is our duty to provide them with the life skills they will need to overcome the reality of conflict and the challenge of change.
Kennedy has come a long way in a short period of time. The school culture has changed for the best, our API score soared 74 points in two years, and we have incorporated many different academic strategies (like our new 8 period schedule, celebrating academic achievement, academic intervention courses and math support) to benefit our students. It is my belief that all students have a right to grow and learn in an environment that is safe, caring, and positive. The culture of our school must reflect these true values, and they must permeate all activities, both academic and social.
I would like to thank our amazing staff who gives their very best every day to every student that walks through our doors. Thank you for sharing your talents and supporting our students.
We are all dedicated to ensuring the success of each and every student at Kennedy High School. Our success will be rooted in five strategic areas of focus: school safety and protection of students' instructional time; transition to the common core state standards; support for the effective implementation of curriculum; rigorous, high quality bell to bell instruction; and effective staff collaboration.
I assure you that everyone at Kennedy is working hard to create engaging activities, both in and out of classrooms, which will ensure that students have an exceptional high school experience. We believe we can make a difference and encourage all students to take advantage of the many opportunities provided on campus. I know that we are going to have an exciting year at Kennedy High and I look forward to all that is ahead!
15 high school seniors from De Anza, El Cerrito, Kennedy, Middle College and Richmond high school awarded over $100,000 in scholarships by the Ed Fund.
Samone Anderson, a senior with a 4.2 GPA, was one of 20 students nationwide to win a $20,000 scholarship from Footlocker for her success in the classroom and on the athletic field.
Students from 19 elementary, middle and high school students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District submitted haikus and short poems, and 50 winners were selected for submitting writing around the theme of change. More than 400 poems were submitted on the topic.
For the past two weeks, WCCUSD students from Middle College, Adult Education, De Anza, Kennedy, and Richmond have completed their K-12 education and graduated high school. We have tracked them all. Check out photos, videos, and find out what is next for some of our graduates.
With all due respect to hip hop legends Run DMC, it is the 2017 Kennedy High School seniors that know how to walk this way. A day before walking across the stage at their high school graduation, the Eagles graduating class showed elementary students in West Contra Costa Unified School District how to walk this way toward graduation in the school’s first Senior Walk.
For three hours in DeJean Middle School’s multipurpose room, freshmen from Kennedy served as college representatives for over 35 colleges, presenting their research on each college to middle school students, families, and community partners.
Takkarist McKinley, a 2013 Eagles graduate, realized his childhood dream when the Atlanta Falcons selected him with 26th selection in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday in Philadelphia.
More than 100 special needs students from Crespi, DeJean, Hercules, Korematsu, and Pinole middle schools, and De Anza, El Cerrito, Hercules, Kennedy high schools and Transition school participated in a morning of basketball and celebration.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District in partnership with the Black College Expo will host the 2nd Annual HBCU College Recruitment Caravan on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.at Richmond High School for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing higher education at a historically black college or university.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Senior Walk-Out Rally
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM ITA Graduation