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Dear Lancer Families,

Lancer Spirit is in the air as we celebrate Homecoming Week at Kennedy Catholic. On the reverent side, we celebrated Homecoming Mass together and on the playful side we celebrated with themed dress-up days, a lot of decorations, and a very spirited pep rally. The week wraps up with the Lancer football team taking on Tahoma High School at Highline Stadium tomorrow at 1pm, followed by the Homecoming Dance at MoPOP.

Homecoming is an important time when we welcome back those who walked our halls and then went on to "reach for the heights" we often speak about in our motto. We ask them to remember what lessons they learned and memories they have of their time at Kennedy Catholic, and to impart their wisdom to the current classes. We acknowledge the legacy families – families who have proudly worn the "K" for generations...

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Read more about A Message from President/Principal Matthew Mohs - September 24

We have set up a page for the Lancer community to follow Derek Sparks as he battles cancer. On the page, there is a section where anyone can send a message that will go directly to him. Let's show Coach Sparks the Lancer Love we all know so well, and stuff his inbox with prayers and messages of support this Homecoming weekend.

Click HERE to submit a message. #BetheLight

Read more about Stuff Coach Sparks' Inbox

Academics

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Activities

Our Homecoming theme this year is: Mask-erade Fantasy. The dance is tomorrow, Saturday, September 25 at Museum of Pop Culture.

All dance participants must be vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 72 hours prior to 8pm on Saturday, September 25. Proof of vaccination or negative test results should be sent to Mrs. Burns.

All dance participants must cover their nose and mouth by wearing a mask and/or face covering. Recommended masks: two-layer cloth masks, KN-95s, KF-94s, and FFP2s. Gaiters are NOT accepted.

No one will be admitted into the dance after 8:30pm.

No refunds.

Read more about Homecoming 2021

What's part dance team and part drill team? Color Guard! The award-winning Lancer Color Guard is accepting new members! Learn how to dance and spin flags, rifles, and sabers. Perform at football games, parades, and shows throughout the school year. No experience is necessary. Just come with an open mind, a positive attitude, and ready to have fun. Open to both female and male students.

Fall rehearsals are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 3:30-5:30pm, behind the gym. For more information about Color Guard, please contact
Andrea Filer.

Participation in Color Guard qualifies for a P.E. waiver. Please inquire for more details.

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Admissions

Advancement

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Athletics

Saturday, September 25, join us for our Homecoming football game against the Tahoma Bears. Kick-off is at 1pm at Highline Memorial Stadium.

Tickets are available in advance on our new online ticketing page. You will receive a QR code that can be scanned at the gate, or you may print your ticket at home and bring it with you. Day-of tickets will still be available at the gate, cash only. Admission prices may be found here.

Mask up! We look forward to seeing current Lancers and alumni at the game!

Read more about Homecoming Game Tickets

Business Office

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Campus Life

Please consider hosting an international student. You would be providing an important and valuable experience by offering a true glimpse into an American family's life. A generous stipend is provided. If you are interested in learning more about being a host family, read more then fill out this inquiry form. Our housing coordinator will contact you to answer any questions you may have. You may also send inquiries directly to housing@kennedyhs.org.

Read more about Host an International Student

Campus Ministry

Parents and guardians are welcome to sign up for half an hour prayer slot to ensure the Chapel is never empty during First Friday Adoration. Some faculty will also bring students by the Chapel for Adoration throughout the day, but we need parents to sign up to ensure the Blessed Sacrament is never alone. Please use this link to sign up so we can continue hosting this unique Catholic prayer tradition. Please contact Mrs. Brown if you have any questions.

In accordance with CDC and WA-State guidelines, all on-campus volunteers are required to submit proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test prior to volunteering. Please submit a photo of your vaccine card HERE. If you have any questions related to COVID-19 guidelines, please contact Katie Burns.

Read more about First Friday Adoration - October 1, 7:30am-2:30pm

Counseling

The Department of Navy is offering summer internships through their Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP). 300 high school students will be selected to spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 37 naval laboratories.

All sophomores through seniors with an interest in STEM are invited to apply to this prestigious opportunity. The application closes on Monday, November 1. To learn more and apply, visit the SEAP website.

Read more about Naval Lab Summer Internship Program

Nominations are open for the WSU Regents Scholarship. Students with outstanding academic potential who have demonstrated leadership through contribution to community, family, and/or school activities have the opportunity to be recognized by the Regents Scholars Program, and if selected will receive $4,000 of financial aid for four years at WSU. They will then be eligible to compete for the Distinguished Regents Scholars Award, which covers full tuition and fees for four years at WSU.

If your student is interested in being considered for the Regents Scholarship, please contact their counselor as soon as possible.

Read more about WSU Regents Scholarship

Fine Arts

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Parent Groups

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Senior News

iDUB Conference is a one-day virtual conference for underrepresented high school seniors (Class of 2022) in Washington who are interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle for the 2022 Autumn Quarter. The program focuses its resources on serving the following underrepresented minority groups: American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian.

This year's conference will be held virtually, with two available dates: Wednesday, October 6, 4-7pm, or Saturday, October 9, 10am-1pm.

For more information and to register, please visit the iDUB webpage.

Read more about iDUB Conference - October 6 and 9