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2021 Kennedy Graduates

Senior Meetings-auditorium

October 5, 2021, 10:40 am – View Meeting SlideDeck

Information on ordering Cap and Gown and your diploma will be discussed.  All Kennedy High School seniors who participate in the graduation ceremony must wear a cap and gown. Order forms are due Tuesday, October 12th by 1pm.  All other orders must be placed through the link below.  Make sure to enter “John F Kennedy High School-Cedar Rapids” for the correct order.

If you have any questions, you can contact our sales rep Mr. McManus at 319-239-3487 or email here.

December 7, 2021 10:40 am- View Meeting SlideDeck

Spring Senior meeting-TBD


2021-22 yearbooks can be ordered now.  The cost is $60.  The 2021-2022 Cougar Yearbook will be distributed in the Fall of 2022.  There is not an option for personalization this year.  The deadline to order is March 30, 2022.  

Senior pictures can be submitted from now until January 15, 2022.  Photos must be school appropriate, be vertical in orientation, and please avoid selfies. If you are having professional photos take, you can ask your photographer to submit the photo on your behalf.  If you use your phone to take the photo, the photo should be left unedited before submission. Yearbook staff photographers are also available to take your picture.  Contact them at to set up an appointment during school hours.  Put “Senior Photo Request” in the subject line. 
Photos should be submitted to with the user ID 416225842.  

Senior Recognition Ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. In addition, revenues from recognition ads help our school to create a better yearbook. To purchase your ad online, follow the instructions on the yearbook flyer listed below. Jostens is managing your school’s yearbook ad sales so please do not contact or send materials to the school. When creating your ad online, please take into account our school’s ad content guidelines on the bottom of the flyer.

Information about Sharing Photos. If you or your student have any photos you would like to share and possibly see in the yearbook, please send them unedited to Please upload the photos in “actual size” or the largest size allowed and wherever possible, help us identify students in the photos! 


There are many scholarships available.   Check the daily announcements, the Counseling board, your counselor, Mrs. Koch, and the Scholarship page for other opportunities.  Remember, you don’t have to be a senior to start applying for scholarships! 

Kennedy Scholarship Application (deadline December 10)

Senior Recognition Night – April 25

Seniors and their families, should join us in recognizing the achievements of our senior class. Medals and scholarships will be handed out.

Prom – Saturday, May 14

More details to come.

Cap and Gown 

Cap and Gown pick up will be in April.  Listen to the announcements for the date.  If you just need a tassel, those can be purchased in the Main Office.

Graduation Rehearsal

Friday, May 27, 1:30pm at the Powerhouse Center. Students must attend rehearsal to participate in the graduation ceremony. Do not wear your cap/gown.

Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 27, 7pm at the Powerhouse Center. Students should arrive by 6:30.

Transcript Request

Final transcripts will be sent out mid-June to the college/university of your choice free of charge. Mrs. Roehlk, Counseling Secretary, will send out a transcript request form in the spring to all Seniors.