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What’s Going on with Homecoming?

Kennedy High School facilities damaged by the Derecho Aug. 10. The gymnasium was hit especially hard.
October 28, 2020

This year the dance will not be held in October. Is there still a possibility of a homecoming dance this school year? Jason Kline, principal of Kennedy High School, said that it would not be possible...

College Advice from College Students

Manwaring Center of BYU-Idaho. Practice and meeting rooms are available to students and employees at this location.
February 13, 2019

Graduating high school is a stepping stone in life, but what comes after? For many, college is the next big step, and a daunting one at that. There are hundreds of colleges across the nation, so how would...

The Power Movement

The Power Movement
April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Kennedy students gathered outside by the flagpole for their fight in gun control. For more pictures click here. 

Co-ed Dance team takes the floor

Co-ed Dance team takes the floor
March 29, 2018

The co-ed dance team performed during the spring pep assembly March 29. The students' co-ed performance has become a tradition at Kennedy High School.

Rolling Hills to The Rocky Mountains

The first stop my parents and I made in the Banff area was Lake Louise. This flag was on top of an ice castle built on the lake in front of the Fairmont Chateau.
March 28, 2018

I have lived in Iowa my entire life and had never seen mountains, until my parents and I went to Alberta, Canada for spring break this year.  

MVC Men’s Indoor Track Meet 3/12/18

Logan levendusky fr., jumping over the beam for his high jump height.
March 19, 2018

  Cedar Rapids Kennedy Men's Track and Field Team went to Cedar Falls' UNI Dome to compete in the MVC Men's Indoor Track Meet on March 12. There were no team points taken, so the runners were...

“I Pledge Respect”

Kennedy Best Buddies celebrate Spread the Word to End the Word Day.
March 8, 2018

Sub-state Men’s Basketball Versus Iowa City West

Jackson Foley, sr.
March 5, 2018

  The Kennedy men's basketball team played the Iowa City West Trojans on Tues., March 27 for a chance to compete at state. After a long, hard-fought game, the Cougars fell to the Trojans 49-40....

Men’s Basketball 2/15

Caleb Schlaak fr.
February 17, 2018

The Cougars came on top with a 63-57 win against the Little Hawks. For more pictures click here.

Bowling State Qualifier 2018 Photos

Kennedy Men's Bowling state qualifier team.
February 15, 2018

The state qualifying tournament for bowling occurred on Feb. 13, 2018 at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. It started at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. The Mens Kennedy team has Max Hiatt, who will be going...

Performing Arts Showcase for the District Middle Schoolers

Sophomore Rose Svatek.
February 9, 2018

  On Tuesday, Feb. 6 Kennedy invited future Cougars to come and see activities they could be a part of in the future. The class of 2022 saw performances by the marching band, the jazz band,...

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