On December 2nd, students traveled to The Crux rock climbing gym in Eugene. Every student climbed to the top of the wall, on belay with a rope. They also had fun working on their skills on the bouldering walls. After lunch at the top of Skinner's Butte, they toured the UO campus with a student ambassador.
Due to the closure of school, the annual dinner for family and students has been rescheduled. Family are welcome to join us at 1pm for a Turkey and Ham dinner made by the students and staff at Kennedy.
It was shared at the November school board meeting: Kennedy students will be employed this summer in the move of Kennedy to the Delight Valley site.
Students in Danny Henson's SPARK group are editing footage taken with the new Go Pro cameras. The final product will cover students restoring the wetlands at Quamash prairie and the recent field trip with David Heritage, to the corn maze.
At the recent school board meeting, it was shared that Al Kennedy has moved from 30% to 38% of students attending school 90% of the time. Part of the growth may be due to a new program that Principal Mike Ingman and Dean of Students, Halie Ketcher, have been attending. Other efforts are coming from weekly letters home about attendance and PBIS tickets in the classroom for on time participation.