KCFS News

What’s happening in our schools

Keep up with goings on within the Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools. Below you can find messages from our president and principals as well as announcements and news updates throughout the Shenango Valley Catholic School System.

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Update from Mrs Puleo regarding SJPII 4th quarter grading

Dear SJPII Families, Thank for your patience and willingness to support your child and their teacher in this distance learning. We have about 5 more weeks of remote learning. Calendar days of learning:  Monday-Friday May 4-8  Monday-Friday May 11-15  Monday-Friday...

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End of the year update from Mrs. Marks

Dear Parents/Guardians of Kennedy Catholic Middle and High School Students: I hope this letter finds you and your family well and you are staying safe as we continue to battle COVID-19. In this letter you will find details on how KCMS/HS will be grading for the fourth...

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A Message from Mrs. Cathy Puleo, Acting SJPII Principal

Dear SJPII Families, We have almost finished 5 weeks of remote learning. Thank for your patience, comments and beautiful photos of your children. We have laughed and cried, but enjoyed every minute of it. We will follow our calendar from the beginning of the year:...

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A message from Mrs. Erin Marks, Middle/High School Principal

 Dear Parents and Guardians of Kennedy Catholic Middle and High School Students, Due to Governor Wolf’s most recent mandate, the school is shut down indefinitely as of this afternoon. As we are all aware, this situation is very fluid and is constantly changing or...

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Advance notice: KC schools were ready for online classes

Advance notice: KC schools were ready for online classes HERMITAGE — Before schools across the state were shutdown due to COVID-19, administrators at the Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools were already making plans for remote instruction. “At the beginning of March,...

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A message from Mr. Vincent Cardamon, Interim President

Dear SJPII, KCMS, and KCHS Families, I wanted to express my appreciation to all of you and to the entire KCFS Faculty and Staff for your patience, understanding and cooperation during this challenging time. I commend our principals and teachers who have coordinated...

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Testimonial from the Rosa Family

The thing that stands out to us in addition to an amazing education, is the family feeling you get from being part of this school system. Starting with the teachers and administrators, they go above and beyond to make sure each student is getting exactly what they need to succeed. Whether it is the principal putting on a band-aid or a devoted teacher staying after school and working during the summer tutoring a struggling child. They really care. We are so happy we chose the KCFS for our children.”

– The Rosa Family: Lewis, Elizabeth, Abby and Andrew
Former KCFS Board & Committee Member & KCFS Parents

Testimonial from Carol Shields, M.D.

“Kennedy Catholic welcomed me into its wonderful nurturing environment. Kennedy planted the seed of my career and taught me discipline, integrity, and loyalty – 3 assets for success. That opened the door to an excellent University, then Medical School, and now blossomed into a top tier medical practice in Philadelphia. My roots remain at Kennedy.”

– Carol L. Shields M.D., Class of 1975
Ocular Oncology Service, Co-Director Wills Eye Hospital

Testimonial from the Miller Family

We transitioned Glenn to a Kennedy Catholic in 8th grade as we wanted him to get comfortable with the school before the important high school years.  The transition was very easy for him.  Everyone made him feel comfortable and his grades were better than we all expected.

 When the transition to remote learning took place our local public school took 2 weeks to begin learning from home.  Kennedy was ready in a day.  After the first week of everyone adjusting to the new learning environment Glenn excelled and made highest honors the second two grading periods.

 Glenn really enjoyed his teachers and they were readily available to him during the remote learning experience.

– The Miller Family: Dr. Glenn, Roberta and Glenn
Current KCHS Parents

Testimonial from the McGoff Family

I’m so thankful for the St John Paul II elementary family! The teachers are wonderful and go above and beyond to help all of their students. The teachers are easily accessible for questions or problems. Because the parent teacher connection is so great, the transition to remote learning was so smooth. Messages from the school and teachers were received multiply times a week to keep us updated.

– The McGoff Family: Robert, Elizabeth, Isabella, Gabriella and Mirabella
KCHS Alumni and SJPII Parents

Testimonial from the Gealy Family

The dedication of the faculty at SJPII has always been exceptional, however it was on full display throughout this past year. Mrs Tiefenthal was available whenever we had questions- not just during typical school hours. The classes that were continued transferred seamlessly to remote learning. We especially enjoyed the zoom story times and virtual field trips. I believe that we were given enough tools to keep our children on track and in a way that I was not left feeling overscheduled. This was important to me because as I worked from home and at the office, we were able to complete the assignments at our convenience. I take comfort in knowing that the Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools has proved the ability to adjust the classroom accordingly to these uncertain times.

-The Gealy Family: Michelle and Maryleigh
Current SJPII Parent