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Welcome to Kennedy Middle School!

Teresa Mitchem, Principal
Jamie Byrne, Assistant Principal
David Hanna, Assistant Principal

Palmetto Silver Award School
National Beta School of Distinction

Our Mission, Direction, and Purpose
The goal of Kennedy Middle School is to provide
young students an opportunity to develop intellectually,
socially, emotionally and physically in a safe, positive,
student-centered environment in order to become
productive members of society.


Students will apply the acquired knowledge
and skills to become life-long learners
who are productive citizens

Kennedy Middle School educates
all students to achieve at their highest levels.

Office Hours: 7:30-4:00
Phone Number: (803) 641-2470

Office Staff
Bonnie Gibbons, Secretary
Sheila Withers, Guidance Secretary 
Denise Nicodemus, Attendance Clerk
Tanya Cato, Bookkeeper


PTO needs you!
If you or someone you know would be willing to be a part of the PTO Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year, we are currently accepting nominations. All positions (president, Vice-president, secretary, and treasurer) will be vacant for next school year. Please take a short survey to nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, March 23rd.

Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year!
Mrs. Pearsons – Seventh grade science
Mr. Kennamer – First year teacher of the year
You are both very deserving! Thank you for all you do for our students, school, and our community!


Please read this letter regarding the new student accounts.
Students will use their district issued username (typically last name first initial) with the domain of to log into their account. (It will look something like this:
For the three easy steps to log into your account, please click here to show you how.
If you feel your child has been a victim of bullying, please refer to the school's anti-bullying policy and direct all concern directly to administration.
Mrs. Mitchem,
Ms. Byrne,
Mr. Hanna,

Brittany Tucker, an 8th grader, won 5th place in the Middle School category for South Carolina, in the Art Contest sponsored by The Atlantic Institute.  The Atlantic Institute is a non -profit organization established in 2012 by Turkish Americans, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Its goal is to engage in educational and cultural matters that promote a peaceful and productive coexistence around the world. Their vision is to live in a world where non-violence, respect, understanding, friendship, cooperation , and love prevail. You may visit their website at 
Brittany was honored at a ceremony on Saturday, February 28th, at the University of SC in Columbia. with a $50.00 gift card and a certificate.  The theme was "Kindness without Borders: Open Eyes, Open Hearts in our Global Village". Brittany cleverly symbolized the theme by drawing one large eye. The pupil of the eye is a peace sign.  She overlapped the eyeball with a globe that has an image of a chain breaking open.  There is a multi-colored horse running free in the foreground with doves of peace flying at the horse's feet. Brittany's skill and creativity are evident in this work of art.

This past summer the S. C. Legislature changed the state testing program.  A new test called Aspire will be given in grades 3 through 8 to test reading, writing, English, math, and science. Students in grades 4-8 will continue to take the SCPASS tests for science and social studies.  The Aspire ELA and math tests will be given on April 28 -30, the Aspire science test on May 5, and the two SCPASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015. 

     The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire subtest has a time limit.  Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes.  Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests.  Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits.  Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests.    The two different science tests will allow us to assess our students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ achievement with their peers nationally. 

Follow Your Penny
Click here for updates on your investment in public education.

Do you shop at Bi-Lo? Sign up your reward card and our school can receive a portion of the proceeds. Click the picture to find out more.

Please see this important information from DHEC regarding the flu virus.

Quest Zone is an after school program that is being offered for students at Kennedy Middle. Please see the brochure for pricing and other information.

Find out how you can help our school earn rewards every time you shop at Kroger! Please watch this short tutorial to help you get registered.
Your support is appreciated because every penny counts!

Target : Take Charge of Education Program
Help raise money for Kennedy while shopping at Target. Click the link above and follow the steps to enroll you RedCard, a portion of what you spend will be donated to the school of your choice.  Kennedy's School ID is 92263.
 Kennedy has received $5000 from this program!

2015 Eagle Yearbook
Yearbooks are available for purchase online (click on image) or during homeroom. 
To purchase during homeroom, see Mrs. Tripp in room 813.
The cost of the full color yearbook is $45.

As a parent of a student at Kennedy Middle School, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for the following information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner:
  •  whether the teacher is certified to teach the subjects and/or grade levels the teacher is teaching,
  • whether the teacher’s certificate is a waiver or substandard certificate
  • the teacher’s academic major, graduate degree, if any, and the teacher’s certification are
If paraprofessionals have been assigned to assist in your child’s classroom, you may also request information regarding their qualifications.
If you would like to receive this information, please call the Aiken County Public Schools’ Human Resources Department at 803-641-2467.