Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year and welcome to Kennedy Middle School, home of the Mighty Razorbacks ! As I write this many of you are enjoying your last few days of summer vacation. I can hardly believe that it is almost time to begin the new school year. I want to welcome back our returning students and their families, and extend a special welcome to our new students and families. I look forward to a smooth opening on August 24, 2015 for our approximately 800 middle school students. I am very excited about the upcoming school year. Many interesting and enriching learning experiences are being planned. As the new middle school principal, I am really looking forward to meeting and working with the entire Kennedy Middle School community.
I want all students and staff to be as proud as I am to be a member of the Kennedy Middle School society. I am confident that this will be a wonderful year and I encourage all parents, students, teachers and community members to become actively involved in our school. There are many volunteer opportunities available with clubs, activities and teams for students to join and others to support.
I am a new principal. While I commit to be visible, listen, be direct, engage our community and make tough decisions, I also realize I will make mistakes. When this happens I will take responsibility and improve. I will not ask anyone to do anything I am not willing to do myself and I am going to lead by example.
I am honored to be the middle school principal for Kennedy Middle School and I will continue to make the middle school experience a fantastic one!
Mr. Luis Villarreal, Principal