Principal - Mr. George Szkapiak
Dean Admissions - TBA
Athletic Director - Ms. Georgapolous
Dean of Students (A-TBA) - Mr. Scott
Dean of Students (TBA-Z) - Mr. Duffy
Dean of Attendance - Mr. Hermanas
Attendance Clerk - Ms. Estes
Counselor (Gard - N / Department Chair) - Mr. Jon Best
Testing Coordinator - Mr. Gutierrez
Librarian - Mr. Gutierrez
Programmer - Mr. Laughlin
Tech Coordinator - Mr. Morgado
Nurse - Mrs. Nelson
College/Career Coach - Ms. Dotty
Service Learning Coordinator - Ms. Helm-Rogers
Bilingual Coordinator - Ms. Pytlik
WECEP Coodinator - Ms. Meza
Psychologist - Mr. Misiaszek
Speech Pathologist - Ms. Megremis
Social Worker - Ms. Jones
IB Coordinator - Mr. Clarke
LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL
Community Representative - Nicholas Dirscherl
Parent Representative - Corina Cook
Parent Representative - Maria Sudeikis
Teacher Representative - Lawrence Jones
Teacher Representative - Christine Segina
Student Representative - Chloe Serpico
Kennedy Support Personnel - Christine Gename
Principal - Mr. George Szkapiak
We no longer will have Colloquium Division 2013-2014. and we will only have one entrance time for all of the students. On Monday we will have a 50 minute Colloquium and 46 minute class periods. During Colloquium we will have lessons, and other activities specific to the needs of each grade level. The purpose of the colloquium is to provide a forum to develop the school wide academic and social culture that is conducive to high levels of academic achievement and centered on Crusader PRIDE. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday we will have 52 minute periods. On Wednesday, students will be dismissed early at 1:36. Therefore, we will have 46 minute lunch periods and the rest of the periods will be 39 minutes while teachers will have a 75 minute professional development in at the end of the day. Students who stay after school for extracurricular activities on Wednesday can stay and will be super-vised in an academic study hall in the building.
Our counselors in Room 102B, provide guidance services to every student in the school. These services include assistance with educational planning, interpretation of test scores, occupational and career information, study habits, tutoring, as well as assistance with home, school, or social concerns, or any questions that a student would like to discuss with a counselor.
Your counselor is here to help you develop your potential to its fullest, to help you use all available services within the school, and to help you know more about yourself so that you are better able to utilize your talents. Ask your division teacher for the name of the counselor assigned to your division.
DEAN OF ATTENDANCE
The Attendance Office, located in Room 102, processes all information relating to attendance including absences, tardiness to school, cutting, truancy, and early dismissals from school. The Dean of Attendance develops strategies to monitor and encourage student attendance in order to help students acquire behavioral patterns necessary, not just in the school setting, but throughout life.
DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Dean of Students, located in Room 103, processes all acts of student misconduct as designated by the Chicago Public Schools Uniform Discipline Code. The policies and administrative procedures apply to actions of students during school hours, before and after school, while on school property, while traveling on vehicles funded by the Board of Education, at all school sponsored events, and when the actions affect the mission of Kennedy High School and the Chicago Public Schools. It is the intent of the Discipline Office to encourage each student to modify behavior patterns to comply with those policies set forth by the General Superintendent of Schools.
The school nurse is available for health counseling both individually and in groups. The nurse reviews health records for current physical exam and immunizations and follows up on students who have major health problems. The school nurse is also involved in staffing for students who are in special education, conducting health classes in sex education, and promoting preventive health practices through the gym department. The nurse's office is located in the SSC (Student Service Center) and the phone number is 773-535-2333.
The school social worker provides brief therapy and referrals to community resources when personal problems affect the student's adjustment. This may consist of assistance to cope with stress, depression, anxiety, confusions, abuse, drugs, gangs, family problems, absenteeism, etc. The social worker is a key member of the Crisis Intervention Team. The social worker conducts the Social Assessment for Special Education Evaluations. The social worker coordinates the Peer Mediation Program. The social worker's office is in SSC and the telephone number is 773-535-2325.
The psychologist performs a number of functions within the school. The most familiar role is that of a diagnostician evaluating students for special education. In addition, the psychologist provides counseling for students and their families to help them deal with those stresses or problems which are significantly affecting their lives. Interventions in the school setting tend to be short-term so the psychologist also acts as a referral source for services available in the community. The psychologist's schedule at Kennedy will be posted at the beginning of the school year. The psychologist's office is Room 225.