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SciOly!

Chris Zhou, Managing Editor

May 18, 2017


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Students from KJHS’ Science Olympiad Varsity Team recently attended their state contest on April 29. The competition was held at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, as it was last year, and started at 7:00 A.M. The day did not entertain good weather, with on and off rain and ferocious w...

Feeder School Tour

Siddharth Ravuri, Features Editor

May 18, 2017


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On Thursday the 16th of March, honor music students of Kennedy Junior High took a trip to three elementary schools to demonstrate their music to younger students. This tour, along with the BandFest mixed concert at Kennedy, are one of the ways that Junior High students convince their younger counterp...

Band Concert

Nell Lorimer, Photo/Graphics Editor

May 17, 2017


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On the night of May 26, 4 feeder schools to Kennedy Junior High came to 216 Greentrails Dr. to put on an unforgettable performance. The 8th grade band played that night, as well, showing off the skills they gained throughout their 3 years under the direction of Michael McManis and Matthew Dethrow. ...

Last Orchestra Concert

Aastha Chouhan, Copy Editor

May 17, 2017


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On Wednesday, May 9, the Kennedy 7th and 8th grade orchestras played in their final concert. The performance was held at Madison Junior High School and was a conjoined concert for all of the District 203 middle schools. All the junior high orchestra directors, including Karen Campbell, Shawnita McClur...

Shakespeare in the Courtyard

Jasmine Zhang, Managing Editor

May 16, 2017


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Some genius thought it would be good to let middle schoolers pretend they were under the influence of love potion. I present to you, Shakespeare in the Courtyard. A seemingly innocent activity that involves not so innocent shipping and scorning. It’s a club that meets daily, early in the morning, wh...

Orchestra Concert

Aastha Chouhan, Reporter

May 10, 2017


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On Wednesday, May 9, the Kennedy 7th and 8th grade orchestras played in their final concert. The performance was held at Madison Junior High School and was a conjoined concert for all of the District 203 middle schools. All the junior high orchestra directors, including Karen Campbell, Shawnita McClur...

Shakespeare at Navy Pier

Christopher Zhou, Managing Editor

March 23, 2017


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On March 6, Students from Kennedy’s panther team went to Navy pier to visit the shakespeare theater in chicago and watch a live stage production of romeo and juliet. The team did it in order to promote a better understanding of one of history’s greatest playwrights, and arm them with knowledge about...

Winter Orchestra Concert

Aastha Chouhan, Copy Editor

March 19, 2017


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The Kennedy Junior High orchestras performed in their February concert on Tuesday the 28th. The concert had a theme of old tales and legends, and many of the songs reflected this theme. The groups played in order of grade: 6th graders going first, then 7th graders, and finally the 8th graders. There ...

Band Recordings

Alicia Chen, Copy Editor

March 19, 2017


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Richard Peck, founder of RJ Recording and Sound, came to Kennedy Junior High School on Tuesday, February 21st to record the Wind Ensemble and the 8th Grade Band. The Wind Ensemble, consisting of talented 7th and 8th grade band students, trained rigorously the week before the actual recording took place...

Parent-Teacher Confrences

Aditya Tolia, Managing Editor

March 19, 2017


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February is known for its many holidays such as Presidents’ day and Valentine's day. But for district 203, it marks the date for parent-teacher conferences. These conferences are held twice a year (the other is in the fall) so that parents can talk to teachers about grades, academic performance an...

Chorus Concert

Nandini Kapoor, News Editor

March 8, 2017


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On February 16, 2017, the Kennedy Junior High Choir performed in their concert, titled “From Broadway and Beyond”. Their concert featured music from movies and musicals. Before the concert started, all of the choir groups came together for their vocal exercises to warm up their voices, so that t...

Winter Band Concert

Jasmine Zhang, Managing Editor

March 8, 2017


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On the evening of Wednesday, February 15, three bands were gathered at Kennedy Junior High School.  Roughly a trimester had passed since the Kennedy grade-level bands had performed, and it was safe to assume that none of these bands were the same. They had gone through many rehearsals, and “kind an...

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