Kennedy Shares their Fields on Special Olympics Day

By Miya Murata, Clarion Staff THREE, TWO, ONE, GO!!! John F. Kennedy High School hosted a special olympics event October 31, providing a way for students compete against other high schools in the area, Luther Burbank and Mira Loma. Between first and fourth period, every Kennedy P.E class competed against these two visiting schools in several soccer matches. The event was called the “Special Olympics” … Continue reading Kennedy Shares their Fields on Special Olympics Day

Kennedy Drama Students Execute Well the Mournful Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

By Jianna Beasley, Creative Director Kennedy’s own drama department put on their first production of the year An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe with six performances between October 27 and November 4. Drama students appeared in five different poems written by Edgar Allan Poe that were directed by Mr. Lee, drama instructor.  With amazing stage work and stunning effects, the drama department transformed the little … Continue reading Kennedy Drama Students Execute Well the Mournful Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

SCTA, SCUSD Make Agreements, Strike Averted

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor After over a year of negotiations beginning in October of last year, the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) strike has been avoided due to both parties finally reaching contract agreements. The agreement was announced by mayor Darrell Steinberg and the SCTA. The raises agreed upon total 11 percent over the three-year length of the contract. The deal will retroactively raise … Continue reading SCTA, SCUSD Make Agreements, Strike Averted

Word of the Week: Somniphobia

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor Many high schoolers treasure every second of sleep that they can get. Whether in the comfort of their own home or in any classroom quiet enough, sleep is an essential part of any student’s life, so many may find difficulty in believing that somniphobia exists. Somniphobia, the fear of falling asleep, usually impacts children or adults who had recurrent nightmares … Continue reading Word of the Week: Somniphobia

Teachers Set for Strike Wednesday If No Agreement

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor The Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) announced that they will plan to strike before the 6 pm board meeting on Thursday, November 2, during a rally outside the Serna Center. The union plans to strike Wednesday, November 8, if the two parties fail to come to an agreement. This would be the first strike in the district since 1989. Murmurings … Continue reading Teachers Set for Strike Wednesday If No Agreement

Students Continue to Grow by Leaves and Mounds

By Aryanna Zavala, Copy Editor A gardening class has been added as an elective choice for students in Kennedy’s Special Education department. Robin Gunning and Chloe Stidger are the instructors who supervise the class, and Gunning says, “it has been our students who have been doing so much of the work.” According to Branden Bridges, a JFK student and a teaching assistant for the special … Continue reading Students Continue to Grow by Leaves and Mounds

JFK Press Conference Eases Tension With Student Activities

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor On October 20, during first period The Clarion held a press conference with Principal David Van Natten and invited student leaders on campus to voice their concerns and get answers for issues on campus, specifically the growing worries and rumors about transparency, communication, and student activities. Going forward, Van Natten indicated that he and the assistant principals are open to … Continue reading JFK Press Conference Eases Tension With Student Activities

Flags and Rifles and Sabres, Oh My!

By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff Bright colors flashing through the air and graceful dancers crossing the football field along with the upbeat and constant tempo of the band: this is color guard. The spinning flags, rifles, and sabres accompany the band at Kennedy as the visual aspect of the performance. This year, color guard is led by two captains, seniors Megan Chan and Destinee Thrasher, … Continue reading Flags and Rifles and Sabres, Oh My!

Food Fair Events Become Table Scraps After District Policy

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff Food fairs have been among one of the most sought after events on the Kennedy campus. Taking place once every quarter and during middle school visitation days, food fairs are a lunch event where JFK clubs and organizations peddle food as a means to fundraise. The event has always brought a great sum of revenue for clubs and organizations that … Continue reading Food Fair Events Become Table Scraps After District Policy