John F. Kennedy Middle School

Basic Information

Address: 305 Cayuga Creek Road Cheektowaga, New York 14227
County: Erie
District: Cheektowaga Sloan Union Free School District
Phone Number: (716) 897-7300
Fax Number: (716) 892-2624
Principal: David L. Peters

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Additional Information

School Type: Public
Grade Level: 6-8
Founded: 1997
School Setting:

At John F. Kennedy Middle School the faculty and staff are committed to fostering a positive/teaching learning environment that supports the intellectual, physical, and personal development of the middle school student. The educational programs addresses the needs of our diverse student population. The middle school is continually aligning its curriculum with Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and the high school. The middle school has a universal sreening assessment administered to all students in math and reading using the STAR assessment programs. NOVANET is also in place for students who fall behind dued to excessive absences from classroom instruction. Academic Intervention Services are available in ELA and Math. Homework intervention is provided to all students Tuesday - Friday. The consultant teacher model is used to support students with special needs. Student Support Teams meet weekly to address students' diverse learning needs. In addition accelerated
programs are offered in math and science through teacher recommendation or by parent request. All students are provided the opportunity to paricipate in music, arts, and technology. Students in eighth grade are introduced to the language of either France or Spain.
The middle school students are involved in character education development through building intitatives centered around Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and building wide character edcuation activities. Students are offered an array of extra-curricular programs and modified sports after school. The Boys and Girls Club has partnered with the Middle School to provide year round services. The middle school also offers a summer school program to provide students the opportunity to be successful for the next grade level.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): Mondays 8:00 AM - 2:35 PM, Tuesday through Friday 8:00 AM - 3:05 PM
School Days in Calendar Year: 187
School Holidays: Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Holiday Recess, Martin Luther Kings Birthday, Winter Recess,President's Day, Spring Recess,3 Memorial Day,
School Colors: Black and Gold
School Mascot: Grizzlies

Cheektowaga, Sloan, and West Seneca

School Size: 374
Classroom Size: 24
Classroom Teachers: 36
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10/1
Support Services:

Guidance Department
Social Worker
School Psychologist
School Nurse
Attendance Officer
School Resource Officer
School DARE Officer
Cafeteria Manager
Building Superintedent
Building Child Study Support Team
PBIS program
ISS Room
Common Team Planning Periods
School Wide System for Success/Behavior Academic Matrix
First Student Bus Company
Family Solution Center
JFKMS Boys and Girls Club of WNY

After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Computer lab, between 3-4 computers in each classroom.ipads, wireless, smartboard capabilities in all classrooms

School Championships:

Not applicable

School Clubs:

Audio Visual Club
Art Club
Band 6 - 8
Birthday Club
Character Club
Chorus 6 -8
Computer Club
Cultural Diverstiy Club
Drama Club
Friends of Rachel
Health and Wellness Club
Intramurals Gr 6 only
Literary Expressions Magazine Club
Madden Bowl Club
Math Club
National Junior Honor Society
Principal's Leadership Club
Science Research Club
Spanish Club
Student Council
Technology Club
Zoo Crew

Lunch Availability: Monday - Friday two lunch periods gr 8 first lunch; grades 6 and 7 second lunch
Uniform Guidelines:

Dress Code Policy

Mission Statement:

The John F. Kennedy Middle School Faculty and Staff are dedicated to creating a positive learning environment that recognizes the unique needs and talents of adolescents by combing character education with a curriculum based on critical thinking in order to create lifelong learners prepared for an ever-changing global society.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

All children can succeed with the help of caring adults.

Notable Graduates:

not applicable