Principal - Richard Terino
Assistant Principal-Susanne Vitcavage
JOHN F. KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Students engage in a range of educational experiences to become informed, adaptive, problem solvers who effectively communicate, rise to challenges, and are committed to improve themselves and their communities.
About Kennedy Middle School
John F. Kennedy Middle School is located on a campus of 11.2 acres of property in the southern section of Southington. The school, which was built in 1964, has forty-eight classrooms, a library-media center, cafeteria, auditorium, and gymnasium. Areas designated for instruction in the Unified Arts include two laboratories for family and consumer science, three for technology education, two for computer instruction and two for art.
At JFK, seventy five certified and twenty four classified staff serve the needs of close to 800 students. In addition to this, a very active parent-teacher organization and school volunteer program help to support our school community's efforts.
Our learning programs integrate language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, world language, art, music, technology education, family and consumer science, and physical education. Each of these learning areas is reviewed and revised continuously. Students with interest in vocal or instrumental music may participate in our band, chorus, or orchestral programs. There are programs for students with identified learning needs, that provide a broad spectrum of supports from resource classes in core content areas to fully supported inclusion classes. An integral part of inclusion supports include collaborative teaching in several content areas of each grade level. Our school counselors, school psychologist and social worker provide supports for all students academic, social and emotional needs.
Many opportunities for enrichment are fostered at JFK, which include clubs for students interested in drama, art, reading, writing, and our JFK yearbook. We have clubs for students interested in the environment, skiing, as well as homework club, builder's club and several others.
JFK offers a variety of interscholastic sports for girls and boys. Academic excellence, leadership and good citizenship are encouraged and recognized through the honor roll, students of the month, National Junior Honor Society, Peer Advocates, and many achievement celebrations. Community service is encouraged for all students at JFK and through participation in many of our clubs. Student performance as reported on the state's School Profile and Performance Report, includes not only test results but data on other aspects such as student attendance and physical fitness. The staff is proud to note that Kennedy Middle School students consistently demonstrate significant growth as measured by the Smarter Balance Assessment. We continue to strengthen our community partnerships in order to enhance all aspects of our student's experiences at JFK, who generously provide financial assistance and services to help enhance opportunities for students.