John F Kennedy High School PACE

Catch up with Mr. Whalen's MONDAY MEMO to find out about current PACE efforts, upcoming events, cultural and service opportunities, scholarships, test dates, and more! 

Discover the latest: 
PACE Monday Memo_2016_02-09.pdf
(opens as PDF)

Click or tap the icon for archived memos.

Our very own Ms. Baniecki and her Fall 9th Grade English classes chronicled the first semester of the 2015-2016 year!  Click or tap below to view the slides.

Slideshow Pt. 1

  • Tahoe Donner; Calaveras Big Trees; Oakland Museum of CA; Chabot Science Museum

Slideshow Pt. 2

  • Academic Days

Slideshow Pt. 3

  • Poetry Out Loud; Freshmen Food Drive

Thank you Ms. Baniecki -- and thank you, students, for all of your hard work!

Looking for information on the PACE Program at JFK

Want to visit?  Want to apply

Check the following links!

Late Registration: Applications due January 29th, 2016, by 3:30pm.  Open Enrollment info here.

Please note: Because scores for the new Smarter Balance tests (CAASPP) are newly processed this school year, we encourage students to apply and submit CAASPP scores even if they don’t meet the minimum requirements stated in the PACE Admission Criteria section of the PACE brochure.

FIELD TRIP Thursday, February 11th

8:00am - 1:30pm



$20.00 Field Trip fee ($5 with PACE Card!)

Act now! Priority given for those who have not yet fulfilled a field trip.

See Mr. Whalen (C-301)

FIELD TRIP Monday, February 29th (new date)


5:45am to 6:45pm

$60.00 Field Trip fee ($40.00 with PACE Patron Card!)

Act now! See Mr. Whalen (C-301).  Priority to students who still need to fulfill a field trip requirement.

Rescheduled from January 20th to February 29th due to inclement weather; if you can no longer attend, bring your form to Mr. Whalen. 

Thank You for Helping Us Reach Our Goal of 200 Patrons!

You Can Still Become a 2015-2016 PACE Patron!

(Click here to order)

PACE receives no financial assistance from the SCUSD, and is totally dependent on grants and fundraising. Your donation helps defray the costs of PACE field trips, classroom enrichment materials, and other costs associated with the program.

When you make a contribution of $100 or more to the PACE program, your student will receive a PACE Patron Card

  • $5 Field Trip Fee (Non card holder pays $20)
  • $5 off Vocabulary Power Plus Workbook (Non card holder pays $10)
  • $20 off the Senior Disneyland Grad Nite Ticket
  • $5 off the Junior year PSAT test fee
  • $5 off Junior class reader -- Non card holder pays $10
  • $10 off Sophomore Summer Program fee
  • $5 off the Junior Summer Program fee
  • $10 book fee for Freshmen PACE History 9 Class (non card holder pays $20)
  • $10 worth of raffle tickets at the PACE Annual Crab Feed
  • Additional discounts will be given if a chance arises during the school year.

We urge you to become a PACE Patron and make your contribution, as soon as possible, to help guarantee the planned 2015-2016 school year activities.

You can present your $100 check at JFK (to Mr. Whalen or Jennifer Yee) or mail your check to the school.

Use AMAZON SMILE to support PACE while shopping online!

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to JFK PACE Parent Committee whenever you shop using AmazonSmile.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: Same products, same prices, same service.

Support PACE and other charitable organizations by starting your shopping here or by clicking on the AmazonSmile logo.

Use NUGGET MARKET'S SCRIP CARD to support PACE while shopping at Nugget Market!

Join the Nugget scrip community online by clicking or tapping here, or on the Nugget Scrip Card logo.

Thanks for your support, and happy shopping!

Use RALEY'S "SOMETHING EXTRA" SCRIP to support PACE while shopping at Raley's, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods!

Join Raley's "Something Extra" rewards program online by clicking or tapping here, or on the "Extra Credit" logo.

Thanks for your support, and happy shopping!

Download the Fall 2015 Community Service Log!

Track your community service hours!

Click on the image below to download the Fall 2015 Form.

Why take AP...?  Here's why!

Click here to read JFK/PACE graduates' reflections: how Advanced Placement coursework made a difference!

Click here to explore AP on the College Board's website.

The first edition of the PACE Alumni Book is here!  Catch up on former faces, their whereabouts, their reflections on PACE and JFK, and their visions of the future!

PACE Alumni Book ed-01.pdf 

Keep in touch, friends!


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