Habits of Scholarships
The Kennedy Habits of Scholarship (HOS) of respect, responsibility, quality, and perseverance guide interactions for all students and staff and help to form positive relationships and school culture. Our aim is to ensure that Kennedy graduates are not just successful academically but that they become responsible, inspired, and compassionate contributors to our ever-changing world.
Crew is an important part of the day at Kennedy Middle School. You could call crew an enhanced advisory block. The name comes from an Expeditionary Learning phrase, "We are crew not passengers". Students works closely together with their crew teacher to build relationships and support their academic and HOS goals. Students stay with the same crew teacher throughout their time at Kennedy providing an opportunity for students to be known very well by at least one adult in the building. Each crew has its own identity and theme and is associated with a social justice cause---ethical treatment of animals, the soup kitchen, clothes for the homeless, hats, scarves and gloves for children in the community. During crew teachers work with students on their portfolios for Student Led Family Conferences.
Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership