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JFK Spring Musical! 

JFK presents The Wiz!

Community Announcements

The Montgomery County Board of Education is conducting a national search for a new superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools and invites you to be a part of the process. On March 4th and 5th, the Board will hold four public forums to gather input from students, staff, parents, and community members on the educational priorities and leadership qualities they would like to see in the next superintendent. The sessions will begin at 7 p.m. and interpretation services for select languages will be available at each forum.

On Wednesday, March 4, forums will be held at Eastern Middle School, with interpretation services in Amharic, French and Spanish, and at Walter Johnson High School, with interpretation services provided in Korean and Spanish. On Thursday, March, 5, forums will be held Gaithersburg High School, with interpretation services provided in Chinese, Korean and Spanish, and at Paint Branch High School, with interpretation services available in French, Spanish and Vietnamese.

For sign language interpretation, please call 301-517-5539 as soon as possible. Child care services will available at all four sessions. Please visit the MCPS website for more information and search Superintendent Search. For those unable to attend these forums, you may complete a superintendent characteristics survey that is available on the MCPS website beginning February 27. Please make sure your voice is heard during this important process.

PARCC Testing at Kennedy High School

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and English 10 will be given this spring at Kennedy High School. PARCC assessments consist of two separate tests: Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) and End of Year (EOY) assessments. Only students currently enrolled in all levels of Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or English 10 will take the PARCC assessments in spring 2015.

Please click on the links below to read important information regarding the PARCC assessments:
System-wide letter from Dr. Navarro, MCPD chief academic officer, regarding the PARCC assessments

JFK PARCC schedule: English 10, Algebra I, Algebra II

JFK PARCC block day bell schedule

In the event of a delay or closure on one of our PARCC testing days:
  • If there is a school closure we will resume with the PARCC block schedule on the next full school day.
  • If there is a two hour delay, we will have an abbreviated seven period day (as usual) BUT we will test using the PARCC block schedule on the next full school day.

JamFest is Coming to Kennedy!

Jamfest is coming to Kennedy on Friday, March 13th from 7:30-11:00pm in the school cafeteria! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at lunch in front of the cafeteria until Thursday the 12th or online at JFK students only - all students MUST show their student ID upon entering the dance. No ID = no entrance. See Ms. Young or visit the Jamfest website for more information at

Second Quarter Honor Roll and Principal's List

Congratulations to JFK students placing on the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll and Principal's List! 

To see the list of all honorees, click on the appropriate link. 

9th Grade Honor Roll Q2 14-15 

10th Grade Honor Roll Q2 14-15 

11th Grade Honor Roll Q2 14-15  

12th Grade Honor Roll Q2 14-15  

Prinicpal's List Q2 14-15 

Class of 2015 Information

Senior Class Parent Information Meeting
WHERE: JFK Cafeteria
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Plan to attend this very important meeting for critical information about end of senior year events and graduation.

Information for Students and Families

USNewsJohn F. Kennedy High School U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best High School

Kennedy High School makes national list of high school excellence!

JFK Voices Literary Magazine

Check out the JFK Voices literary magazine: It is also available for download.