John F. Kennedy Catholic High School
is a private
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, Roman Catholic high school
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in Manchester, Missouri
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. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis
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John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (Kennedy Catholic) was established in 1968 and is named after former US President, John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy , often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963....
John F. Kennedy Catholic High School provides a quality college preparatory education while encouraging physical, social, intellectual and spiritual growth. Kennedy Catholic High School offers its young men and women the essentials for living as responsible citizens and life long learners a Catholic Spirituality, a comprehensive education and a respect for the diversity of our world.
Currently, John F. Kennedy High School has over 400+ students. It is one the only co-educational Catholic High Schools in West County, St. Louis, Missouri. Gateway used to be but has since closed. Missouri. The school has an expanding technology program and all students receive laptops. Kennedy Catholic offers a wide variety of extracurricular options, including many athletic teams and clubs. Kennedy recently renovated its entire campus with its first capital campaign in 40 years, raising over $1 million. The newly remodeled building includes a new entrance, commons area, cafeteria and offices. Kennedy Catholic High School is known for its open community, where all the students feel welcome. Because of its small size, students who participate in sports have a larger advantage because nearly everyone is able to participate in the sport they choose.
Also, because of Kennedy's small size, students are able to have more one-on-one time with teachers and also can receive extra help and tutoring.
Kennedy is located off of M0-141 north of Manchester Road and is known for its "campus-like" feel.
Kennedy offers a wide variety of student clubs and activities. Boys sports include: football, soccer, cross country, baseball, basketball, tennis golf, inline hockey and track. They do offer a culinary team that competes in cooking competitions with other schools in the area. Over one third of the student body participates in one of the areas best theatre programs. A play is produced in the fall and musical is presented in the spring. Kennedy's theatre program participates in the "Cappies" critics and awards program for high school theatre and journalism.
The Parents' Association is the backbone of Kennedy Catholic's volunteer structure. Beside the annual Trivia Nights, Family Bingo, and Father-Daughter dances, Kennedy parents also volunteer their time to represent Kennedy in the community. They also provide the extra support needed for Open House, Back To School Nights, and our Freshman-Transfer Potluck Supper. Funds raised through Parents' Association activities provide scholarships to deserving students, plus additional Kennedy projects are underwritten by parents each year.
The Booster Club provides additional income to the Kennedy athletic program, through the sale of the Celt Club Card and various friend-raising activities. Traditionally, these Kennedy Dads are visible on Kennedy Pride Days, performing chores around the 23 acres (93,077.8 m²) campus and baking cookies for Open House.
The Mothers’ Club meets twice monthly, serving the Kennedy community and one another through spiritual support. In addition, the Mothers’ Club helps organize and disseminate Kennedy class information. Every Kennedy Mother is invited to attend Mass in the chapel each month and to participate in all-school liturgies throughout the year.
Kennedy's Advancement Office is the liaison between the school and the parent organizations. Working together, Advancement promotes an understanding and support of Kennedy's mission and engage students, parents, alumni, benefactors and friends to foster relationships as leaders, ambassadors and investors of Kennedy, to meet current budget needs and long-term endowment support.
Due to the financial constraints of the current economic recession, Kennedy has instituted a tuition assistance initiative called "Celts Helping Celts." Fundraisers such as a Spaghetti Dinner, a Freshman Dance Party and a Mardi Gras t-shirt sale are raising money that is going directly to families in need of tuition assistance.
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| Cross Country
| In-line Hockey (Co-ed)
|| Swim Team
| Swim Team
|| Track & Field
| Track & Field
| Social Opportunities
|| Academic Clubs
|| Leadership Opportunities
|| Book Club
|| Link Crew
| Green Team
|| Drama Club
|| Student Ambassadors
|| National Honor Society
|| Student Council
|| Poetry Club
|| Focus St. Louis Leadership Team
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| Movie Club
|| Profiles Yearbook
| Frolf Team
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||Torch Student Newsmagazine
1. Jeff Kramer, a self employed billionaire, CEO, and graduate of the class of 2004. Jeff Kramer played football and basketball for John F Kennedy as well as wrote for the Torch. He was endured and loved by all of his classmates for his natural charm and charisma. He was once told by Mr. C, "I expect you to fail my ACC English Class." Jeff Kramer passed with an A and later claimed that, "Mr. C's class was easy." He was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and has returned for several alumni events.
2. Jay Marshall, an MLB relief pitcher for Oakland Athletics, the New York Mets, and the Chicago White Sox. He graduated from John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in 2001. He played baseball through high school as well. He also grew up in St. Louis, and has returned for several alumni events.