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ALGEBRA I PARENTS/STUDENTS: Geometry Honors Camp applications are due, and must be returned to school by June 1.
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Welcome to Kennedy Middle School!

Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 (Monday-Friday)
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 


Important Upcoming Dates:
Monday, May 30 - No School in observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31 - **1/2 day & 6th grade awards' day at 10:30
Wednesday, June 1 - **1/2 day & 7th grade awards' day at 10:30
Thursday, June 2 - **1/2 day and Last day of school; 8th grade awards' day at 9:30
**School dismisses at 12:00 on the half days.

Join our seventh grade social studies students for a multicultural fair where they will share information, music, language, food, and other aspects of life in other cultures. The event will be held in the gym on Thursday, May 26th from 6-8 P.M.

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.


Use this summer to get ahead!! Students may take Keyboarding and/or Computer Applications during the summer for high school credit! See the
flyer for further information or contact the main office. **UPDATE** The $100 fee has been waived for these courses. You do not have to wait until the summer school registration opens to register for these classes. Create an account through VirtualSC to get started. See this tutorial for how to create your student account and also how to select courses.

Current 7th and 8th grade students are encouraged to participate in the Career Center camps sponsored by the Aiken County Career and Technology Center this summer. Programs that will be explored include Machine Tool Technology, Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Computer Drafting and Design, Emergency and Fire Management, Criminal Justice, Digital Media, Cyber Security, Fashion Design, and Automotive Technology. The camp will be June 6 - 10 from 8:30-11:30 each morning. There is no cost and transportation is NOT provided. For an application go to the guidance office or click here


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



Students must not be signed out of school during class, but only during class changes. This procedure is necessary in order to conform to the state law concerning class disruptions. Students who miss at least five periods will be counted absent for the day.



If a student has an appointment scheduled, he or she may bring a written note from the parent/guardian and have it approved in the main office before school.
The note should state:
1) The reason for the early dismissal.
2) A phone number of the parent/authorized adult signing out the student.
3) The time and date the student will be dismissed.

The student should show the note to the teacher at the beginning of class, and leave quietly at the necessary time without disturbing class.

*When signing out a student, please present photo ID to staff. We are required by law to check it.

If a parent/guardian brings a lunch to school, the parent/guardian will need to sign-in in the main office (during their student’s lunch period) and deliver the lunch to the student in the cafeteria. Lunches cannot be dropped off before the student’s lunch period. The office staff is not responsible for making sure your child has his/her lunch.

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.