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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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The Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools are excited to announce our plans for the upcoming school year. This plan is a working document and has been approved as such by the school board. It is subject to change and update. At this time, we are planning a start date of...

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Kennedy Catholic Athletics Reopening Plan

KCFSAthleticsReopen Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools/PIAA SPORTS REOPENING GUIDELINES Guidelines will be communicated to all school personnel, athletes, and community members Green (Mercer County Phase): ● All practices should be limited to essential personnel only...

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A welcome letter from KCFS President, Mr. Ferrara

A welcome letter from KCFS President, Mr. Ferrara

Dear Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools Family: As the new President of the Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools, it gives me great pleasure to give Mr. Vincent F. Cardamon a heartfelt thank you for serving as the Acting President for the last year. As all of you know,...

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KCFS is proud to welcome Principal Tiefenthal

KCFS is proud to welcome Principal Tiefenthal

Hello! My name is Kathryn Tiefenthal. My husband Andrew and I reside in Sharpsville, Pa with our dog Barry.  We are members of Notre Dame Church in Hermitage. I am a 2008 Graduate from Edinboro University with a Bachelor’s in Science Degree. In 2012, I graduated with...

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Virtual Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremony information

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, this year's baccalaureate ceremony will be posted on the KCFS YouTube page at 7:00pm. On Friday, May 29, 2020, this year's graduation ceremony will be posted on the KCFS YouTube page at 7:00pm. You may go directly to YouTube or follow the...

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Avoid the summer slide!

Avoid the summer slide!

    Dear Parents, Summer reading can bridge the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.  Practicing their newly acquired reading skills will help them to avoid the “summer reading slide.” Here are a few suggestions on how to keep your child...

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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 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

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 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