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If we Could Freeze Time….

Betsy Marlow playing her role as Anna center stage.
then the musical would last forever.
December 12, 2019

The Kennedy Drama Department has already produced one weekend of shows and now they are preparing for another. Frozen will run three more times before it comes to an end. It runs on Thursday, December...

George Anderson: 2020 Iowa Teacher of the Year

George Anderson walking into the gym during the pep assembly to accept the award.
December 10, 2019

Kennedy’s very own George Anderson received the Iowa Teacher of the Year award on December 4, 2019. It was presented to him by Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Winter pep assembly. Before teaching, Anderson...

This Week’s Forecast: Frozen Jr.

The cast of frozen at the play preview.
December 5, 2019

For the first time in ever, Kennedy High School presents Frozen Jr.  Frozen Jr. will be performed in the Kennedy Auditorium on December 5, 6, and 12 at 5:00 p.m. and on December 7 at 11:00 a.m. and...

Resources for the Teens of Kennedy

Kennedy student with their green bandana on their backpack, yet another source for students who need help.
December 3, 2019

We, more than ever before in Kennedy history, have access to resources that make life easier for students and their hectic lives. The closest and most accessible resource for Kennedy students is the...

A Year Later: Remembering Rick Nees

Rick Nees playing guitar with the usual smile on his face.
November 26, 2019

As I discussed the idea of this article with my adviser, he not only loved it, but wanted to help me write it. He always said his biggest regret was not getting up with Rick Nees on the stage and singing...

Your Voice Matters: Kennedy PTSA

Your Voice Matters: Kennedy PTSA
November 25, 2019

Melissa Zachman is determined to make the PTA or the PSTA as she calls it, a place to find the best resources to help the students.  “I think students need a voice. I think parents need a voice. ...

Swimming to State

Swimming to State
November 18, 2019

The Kennedy Swim and Dive team made it to state. At their last competition, Kennedy placed 21 in the state. The state competition took place November 8. Kennedy had three swimmers place in the top 20 in...

The Kennedy Cougars are Headed to the Dome

The Cougars playing at Kingston Stadium.
November 15, 2019

This Friday the Kennedy Varsity Football team will be playing at the UNI-dome in hopes of the win that sends them to the big game. If victorious, the team will get the opportunity to compete in the championship...

Homeless Night Success

Student wearing the homeless night t-shirt.
November 14, 2019

On Friday, October 25, Kennedy High School sponsored Homeless Night to raise awareness for homelessness in Cedar Rapids.  Since 2002, Kennedy students have gathered in front of the school to support...

I Bet You Won’t Read This

A student at Kennedy High School pulling a book off of the shelf.
November 13, 2019

High school students have been trading in their books and replacing them with screens as they try to stay connected to an ever changing world of digital media.  As daily screen time has increased over...

Football Below Freezing

Kennedy Football player taking the field at Kingston Stadium.
November 8, 2019

The playoff season continues for the Kennedy Cougars tonight when they face off against the Urbandale J-Hawks at Kingston Stadium. So far, the Cougars have lost only one of their 10 games. The J-Hawks...

Robotics Club in Action

The last year's Kennedy Robotics Team working together.
November 6, 2019

Kennedy High School's robotics team is putting their skills to the test. This year, they are making great strides. The Cougar Bots have been a team for seven years. Alyssa Jacobson. It was created by...

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