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Kennedy Class of 2000 reunion set for August

07/14/2010 9:59 AM by

The Kennedy Class of 2000 Reunion will be Friday, August 13, 2010, from 5PM until.. at Club 533 at 700 North 3rd Street. To purchase tickets, contact: Leonard Fowler – diplomats72002@yahoo.com or (804) 356-0096; Gilbert Carter – Gilbert.carterjr@gmail.com or (804) 514-3245; Edquina Lewis – edquinalewis@yahoo.com.

From RPS History Bits & Pieces:

Named for John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, this school opened september 3, 1968, with grades 9-12. Pupils were transferred from Armstrong high School and from East End and Mosby junior high schools.

A track and field layout was constructed in 1969; alterations and additions in 1982 provided improvements for the handicapped; a concession building was constructed in 1988.

While the 18-1/2 acre site of this school is completely in Henrico County, it is considered contiguous with the city line because it abuts the Fairfield Court School property which was acquired first and is contiguous with the city line (although mostly in Henrico County). This creates an unusual law enforcement situation: Henrico County has jurisdiction outside the building, while the City has jurisdiction inside the building.

Under “Plan G” (1979), Armstrong-Kennedy comprised one of three high school complexes with a coordinating principal (Fred Cooper in1979-80 and Joe louis Simmons, 1980-86). ” Plan G” was dismantled in 1986, with the return to a system implemented in 1990, Kennedy adopted the “mathematics, science and technology” theme.

As of 2004, John F. Kennedy has been combined with Armstrong High School and renamed New Armstrong. The John F. Kennedy building has become the new home of Armstrong High School since September 2004 with Carl Vaughan as the principal.

Principals: 1968-1970 Arnold R. Henderson, Jr.
  1970-1977 George L. Jones
  1977-1979 Herman Leonard Carter, Jr.
  1979-1992 Sandra R. Parker (Acting 1979-80)
  1992-1998 Ethan Pitts
  1998-2003 Frank Butts
  2003-2004 Thomas Whittle

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