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The Aiken County Virtual Academy's Keyboarding and Computer Applications course will open Monday, June 13th at 9:00 a.m.  Students should log into their VirtualSC account, click Moodle and begin their course.  We have several students who are on a waiting list who will be scheduled if any available seats open up.
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Welcome to Kennedy Middle School!

Office Hours: 7:30-5:30 (Monday-Thursday) Summer Hours
Phone Number: (803) 641-2470
Fax Number: (803) 641-2405

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

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



 Credit Recovery (Summer School)

For students who need credit recovery-it will be held
at Schofield Middle School

June 13-June 30, Monday through Thursday
8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Registration will be held June
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
See this brochure for further information.

Football and volleyball tryouts will start on the second day of school, August 16th 2016 from 3:15-5:00. Only seventh and eighth grade students are allowed to try out.
Athletes wishing to tryout must have an updated physical on file with the school dated after April 1, 2016.They also must have been promoted to the 7th or 8th grade.
More information will be provided at registration August 9, 2016.


See this important information about enrollment for NEW students to Kennedy Middle. "NEW" students are those who are new to our area and NOT for students who are currently zoned for Kennedy and transitioning from 5th grade.
Please see the important checklist regarding REQUIRED documentation for enrolling students. All students including rising 6th graders and new enrollees will register on August 9th to pay fees and receive their schedule.

Friday, August 12th is an optional meet and greet for rising 6th graders and their parents to help with the transition from elementary school.  This will give students and parents an opportunity to meet the teachers since that may not be possible on registration day.


Click here to see this information regarding enrollment out of your zone, hardship transfers, and magnet school transfers.


Applications Available for the Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students and Teachers

The Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) is an all-expense paid residential STEM program that offers participants the opportunity to participate in research projects mentored by Department of Defense research scientists.  The program offers exposure to scientific research through hands-on projects, enabling attendees to work with real-world scientists, and increase participants’ awareness of career opportunities in related fields.

For current high school students, JSTI offers a two-week, all expenses paid, residential program; for middle school students (JSTI-MS) a one-week all expenses paid residential program; and for teachers, current high school STEM teachers, the JSTI is a two-week, all expenses paid residential program.

JSTI will provide teachers with world–class laboratory research experiences with research scientists. Teachers will learn to integrate research experiences into their classroom, experience the interdisciplinary nature of research, and increase their awareness of career opportunities in related fields.

To learn more about this program, go to



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.

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.