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  PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes 
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.  Click here for instructions.   Click here for important student information.
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



Congratulations to the 2015-2016 KMS Cheerleaders
Ameria El
Andrea Soto
Amy Story 
Ashley Stone 
Breanne Richards 
Cheyenne Blackwelder

D’Ashia Davis 
Grayson Brackett 
Jaliah Gist 
Katelyn English 
Kylie Ray 
Laniya Carmichael 
Lia Mastalsz 
Lily Livingston 
Makayla Melvin 
Natalie Brinegar 
Shelby Hanna 
Samantha Kinard 

ACT Aspire/PASS testing begins
the week of April 27th.

28th – Writing and English (ACT Aspire)
29th – Reading (ACT Aspire)
30th – Math (ACT Aspire)
May 5th – Science (ACT Aspire)
May 7th – Science (PASS)
May 8th – Social Studies (PASS)
8th grade parents-
Please return your the parent survey no later than Monday, April 27th. This survey is exceptionally important. Please make every effort to complete this and return it.

Quest Zone is now enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year. Please see the brochure for pricing and other information. See their page listed in the tabs to the left for more information.

The City of Aiken hosted an Art Contest for promoting Earth Day and a “greener society”. Middle and High School students in Aiken County were invited to enter the contest.  We are proud to announce that two 8th grade Kennedy Middle School students had art work came in as finalists.
Congratulations to Taylor Ward and Emily Turner.


Congratulations to the winners of the Full-Circle Technology grant sponsored by the school district!
We are so proud of Mrs. S. Burnham,
Mrs. K. Merriman, Mrs. S. Prandy, Mrs. D. Foster, and Mr. G. Gaskill! What an amazing honor!


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 to administration.
Mrs. Mitchem,
Ms. Byrne,
Mr. Hanna,

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.

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.