Friday eNews

  • Highlights

Dear Lancer Family, 

Today, we celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a student assembly led by our Black Student Union. Since we could not all gather in the gym as a precaution for COVID mitigation, we broadcast the event to our community periods.  I want to thank our student leaders, Mr. Lopes and Ms. Petrusha, for providing us with an opportunity to reflect and learn about one of the most influential figures in American history.    

Throughout my life and career, I have drawn inspiration from a wide range of sources. Dr. King for me is a model of courage and a prophet of hope, whose life and work fundamentally altered the world in which I have lived. Even though excerpts from his final sermon, the “Drum Major Instinct,” were used during his funeral, it remains lesser known than some of his more famous civil rights speeches. In this lesson on the Gospel to his congregation, Dr. King illustrates how the fundamental human desire to be recognized can be harnessed to bring about a better world.  It is well worth a listen in its entirety, but you can also find abbreviated excerpts if your time is limited.    

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  • President's Message
Read More about A Message from President/Principal Mohs - January 14
  • Activities
  • Campus Life

Monday, January 31 - Jersey Day

Tuesday, February 1 - Pajama Day

Wednesday, February 2 - Mass Day

Thursday, February 3 - Weird & Wacky Day

Friday, February 4 - Lancer Colors

  • Spirit Week
  • Admissions

Do you have an upcoming 9th Grade student? Are you interested in applying to Kennedy Catholic High School for the 2022-2023 academic school year? It is not too late! Contact the Admissions Office for application information.

  • Athletics

If your student athlete has tested positive for COVID-19, please reach out as soon as possible to Katie Burns as well as our athletic trainer from Seattle Children’s, Zach Lyons. They will both guide your student athlete through the specific Return to Play protocol that is required following a positive diagnosis. Please have this form filled out by your licensed Health Care Provider prior to your student’s return to sports. Once your student returns to school from their 5-day isolation, give the form to our athletic trainer and the gradual return-to-play progression can begin.

  • COVID-19
  • Spring Sports
  • Winter Sports
  • Athletics

Beginning January 18, the following schools will limit spectators to home fans only at their indoor athletic events: Federal Way, Todd Beamer, Decatur and Thomas Jefferson. The events include basketball, wrestling and gymnastics. Live-streaming will be available to visiting schools on Justagame Live.

  • COVID-19
  • Athletics

Lancer Athletics is searching for a head coach to lead our Girls Tennis Program. If you are interested in applying for the position, please call or email Athletic Director Don Hoffman directly: 206.957.9731. The Girls Tennis season runs from February 28 through May 28, 2022.

  • Employment
  • Spring Sports
  • Athletics

We are celebrating our senior student athletes throughout the month of January. On January 6, Girls Bowling honored Daniela A-G., Andrea A.G., Kate C., Ave D., Rain E., Carmella L., Maggie L., Reese M., Sophia M., Shirley O., Heather T., Sunny Y. and Zoe Y. On Wednesday January 12, Gymnastics held their senior night for Grace C., Elena G. and Olivia S. during their quad at Decatur. Boys Wrestling will celebrate Senior Night on January 19 in the gym and will recognize Mateo dlP., Jose F., Jake H., Taylor P. and Eric W. Congratulations, Seniors!

  • Winter Sports
  • Athletics

If your student is planning on participating in a spring sport, please make sure their sports physical is up to date in order to partake in tryouts/first day of practice. Physicals are valid for two years from the date of the exam and must not expire during the season of participation. Forms may be picked up in the Athletic Office (A108) or downloaded here.

Email Tracey Umeda with questions or to check on the status of your physical. The spring sports season begins on Monday, February 28. Registration will open online on January 28.

  • Spring Sports
  • Athletics

If your student athlete is signing their Letter of Intent to play their sport in college and wishes to be recognized at our February 2 celebration, please contact Athletic Director Don Hoffman with their name, sport and college.

Ideally, we’ll have your information before January 21. Here are two links from the NLI website for upcoming signing dates and quick reference.

  • Fall Sports
  • Spring Sports
  • Winter Sports
  • Athletics

Shout out to Avery W., who has already surpassed the 1,000 point mark in Girls Basketball and has eight more regular season games to complete her high school career. Congrats to Lexi L., who was named to the Washington State Coaches All-State 2nd team for Girls Soccer and Isaiah M. who made SBLive’s 2021 Football All-State Second Team for defense.

  • Fall Sports
  • Spring Sports
  • Winter Sports
  • Campus Life

Masses and Assemblies
Attendance at school assemblies and masses is mandatory. To not attend will be treated as an absence.

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  • Campus Ministry

Archbishop Etienne will join us for Catholic Schools Week Mass on Wednesday, February 2 at 1:15pm in the gym. The class of 2022 will attend Mass physically in the gym so that we can maintain distance and 9th - 11th graders will watch the livestream on our YouTube channel in their Community Periods.  Eucharist will be distributed to all students and faculty/staff during Mass. The Lancer community is welcome to watch this livestream as we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord during Catholic Schools Week.

  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Faith Formation
  • Campus Ministry

Thank you to all parents/guardians who have signed up to help with monitoring the chapel during our monthly 1st Friday Adoration.  February 4 is full; however, parents/guardians are invited to the Chapel anytime between 7:30am-2:30pm to pray.  

  • Adoration
  • Faith Formation
  • Campus Ministry

All students curious about living a life of religious vocation are welcome to meet with Fr. Justin Ryan in February.  If your son or daughter might be interested in a group like this, please email Jenny Farrell, the Director of Campus Ministry.

  • Faith Formation
  • Vocations
  • Parent Groups

The Knight Stand is now open and restocked for 2022! Hours of operation for students are Monday through Friday during both A and B lunches. 

All parents interested in making a purchase from the Knight Stand, please email Carrie Nelson

  • Knight Stand
  • Senior News

The All-Night Senior Grad Party is an event organized by Kennedy Catholic parents that provides seniors with an opportunity for a safe, drug and alcohol-free celebration, with non-stop entertainment all night long. It is the last chance for the seniors to be together as a class. This event will only happen once in their lifetime, but the memories will remain for years and years to come.

Beginning with organized bus transportation picking up students directly from Graduation Commencement, seniors will travel to top-secret, surprise destinations throughout the night, with incredible food, music, and entertainment. Seniors will then be returned to school in the early morning of the following day.

Grad Night for the Class of 2022 will take place on Friday, June 3.

Tickets for Grad Night are:

•     $275 if bought before January 7, 2022

•     $300 if bought before March 4, 2022

 Financial aid is also available! Please email Jennifer Thomsen for details.

To register your senior, please fill out this form. In an effort to make registration even easier, we have set up a PayPal account for ticket purchases! Send your payment from a personal account to paypal.me/KennedyGradParty

For questions, or to volunteer with the All-Night Senior Grad Party Planning Committee, please email Tiffany Crosby or Jennifer Thomsen.

  • Graduation
  • Volunteer