Enterovirus D68 (Alert!)
Enterovirus D68 is a virus that causes a mild to severe respiratory illness. Recently, hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. Similar to the flu, children with underlying respiratory conditions like asthma are at more risk for severe illness.
EV-D68 has been reported to cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Many will have symptoms like a cold. These symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, coughing and body aches.
The virus can be found in respiratory secretions such as saliva, nasal mucus, or sputum. It likely spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches contaminated surfaces.
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Welcome to John F. Kennedy High School! We appreciate the decision you have made to join the Kennedy Crusader family. All faculty and staff members are committed to doing all we can to provide you with the best and safest public educational experience possible in the great City of Chicago. We believe in you and your potential. Through willful action, disciplined effort and determination, you will succeed in helping Kennedy realize its mission and vision of preparing you for college and career readiness and success.
Kennedy High School is a general neighborhood high school offering rigorous and relevant academic programs to all students. Kennedy is dedicated to providing students with every opportunity to develop the skills outlined in the College Readiness Standards (CRS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in order to achieve the best possible ACT score and student achievement growth. These are the learning standards that serve as the foundation for our curricular alignment and instructional focus. With our curriculum focused on skill-based lessons, our students have made tremendous gains on our ACT/PSAE in the past four years. Our focus on CRS/CCSS skill-develop has resulted in Kennedy High School being named to the Illinois State Board of Education 2014 – Honor Roll for Improvement in Student Achievement. Also as a result of our increases in student achievement, Kennedy was given the opportunity to apply for the International Baccalaureate Programme. The IB Programme promotes the development of students as global citizens who are reflective and critical thinkers. This is the best college preparatory program in the world and this school year all freshman and sophomore students will have access to our IB Middle Years Program.
Crusader PRIDE is the JFK Crusader Way at Kennedy High School. This Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) approach defines our school-wide culture instilling in each student a sense of being Positive, Respectful, acting with Integrity, being Determined, and always striving for Excellence. We will challenge ourselves and all students to get "PRIDE On Your Side!"
2014 Chicago National College Fair
Saturday, September 27, 2014 ------11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. @ Navy Pier
Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information, first hand, about colleges and universities, especially those in distant cities. Free and open to the public, the Chicago National College Fair offers high school students and their families the opportunity to meet face to face with college representatives from throughout the country.
Attendees will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college selection process. At the fair's counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts.