Principal: Cynthia Veronda
Assistant Principal: Barnetta Harris
Grade Level: 4th - 6th
1550 West Calista Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 928-7390 fax
School Hours 9:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kennedy Middle school
offers many educational opportunities which also include:
Science/Technology Magnet Program
Science Magnet Program provides youngsters with a focus on science and
technology. In addition to the traditional classroom learning the basics -
reading, language arts, math, and social studies, a special focus is
placed on science.
- Fourth, fifth,
and sixth graders explore the areas of life science, physical science,
earth science, and the human body. The classroom teacher devotes up to one
hour daily to science instruction, using a combination of reading materials,
technology, and "hands-on" projects to stimulate the children's
interest in science.
Fine Arts Magnet Program
- Kennedy's Fine
Arts Magnet Program offers intensive and specialized fine arts
instruction. Classroom teachers integrate the arts into their subject
and curriculum areas.
- Students will be
provided with opportunities to explore the fields of drama, visual arts,
dance, musical theater, vocal music, creative writing, and public
speaking. These programs enhance the general curriculum. Special field trips,
participation in competitions, and school/community performances are
planned throughout the year to engage the students in real life
Potential Optimizing Program for Gifted &
Academically Challenged Students
Kennedy also offers many Activities such