The College of Saint Rose, Instant Decision Accepted Students

We would like to congratulate Anthony O’Mara, Madison Gilmore, Jenneifer Weisberger, and Elizabeth Terciera on their acceptance and scholarship awards from The College of Saint Rose. All four were accepted via Instant Decision based upon their transcript and an interview with a College of Saint Rose representative.



Service Academy Information


Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey presents: Service Academy Information Night  to be held on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 7:00p.m. at Rockland Community College Technology Center, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901.


TACHS Preparation for Fall 2013


Kennedy Catholic High School Proudly Offers TACHS Test Preparation Classes For Fall 2013 – 3:30pm-5:00pm
Meeting Dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, and 11/7 Course Fee $250
All classes will be held at KCHS and taught by our faculty.
Students should purchase the BARRON’S TACHS REVIEW BOOK for use in class.
Download the form and mail it with check payable to KCHS by 9/25

The form can be found on the downloadable forms page at the top of the website under the Future Students toggle.



Emory University Presentation

An admissions counselor from Emory University will offer a presentation on August 26th from 7-9 pm at the Westchester Marriott for students interested in applying to Emory.  Students must register at the following:



2013 Guidance College Trip


The 2013 Guidance College Trip provided our  students with insight and information into the college application and selection processes.  We toured Yale, Connecticut College, Northeastern University, and Boston College.  The students were able to experience first-hand the elements that go into choosing a college and finding the right match for them.  We spoke with enrolled students as well as admissions personnel to obtain a comprehensive perspective on the facets of the college experience.

Sophomore Julia Bauer had this to say about the trip; “By going on this trip, I learned that I am looking for a big college or university.”

Next years trip has not yet been planned, but you can be sure that Mrs. Samantha Black and the administration will choose great institutions to visit.

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The Annual Kennedy Catholic College Trip (2013)


Dear Parents:

We are pleased to offer eligible Sophomore and Junior students the opportunity to

participate in the KCHS 2013 College Trip on May 17-18, 2013. The tour will be organized

by the King’s Tours company with accompanying guide and KCHS chaperones will be

present as well.

We will be touring select colleges in Connecticut and Massachusetts in order to offer

students an insight into the college selection and admissions process. These competitive

colleges have been chosen since they offer a range of college features and offerings. In

order to participate, students must have earned a minimum of an 85 GPA, have no

disciplinary record, and be in good financial standing.

Please review the attached information, complete all paperwork, and submit payment for

the cost of the trip (checks are made payable to KCHS) to Mrs. Black by 3/4/2013. Seating

is limited and payment is nonrefundable.

Any questions, please contact sblack@kennedycatholic.org. We are looking forward to an

educational and enjoyable experience that will assist in the student in college choice.


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Engineering Expo at White Plains High School


There will be an Engineering Expo at White Plains High School on Sunday, April 7.  Students can find out what it means to be an engineer and learn about all the different types of engineering fields a person can enter.  Some of the top engineering colleges and universities in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will have representatives at the Expo including Rutgers, Cornell, Columbia, Penn State, Villanova, RPI, and SUNY.  Click the link below to learn more.





SAT Practice Makes Perfect for Kennedy Juniors


All 139 Kennedy Catholic juniors were in the gym today, but not for an extended physical education class. Rather, the Guidance Department, in a first-ever initiative, scheduled a practice SAT for the soon-to-be-seniors.

Working with The Princeton Review, Guidance proctored a full SAT and the exams will be graded and evaluated. Students and parents will receive the scores back, as well as an evaluation of strengths, weaknesses and other college related information, on Feb. 6 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Guidance will also be offering students the opportunity to enroll in the SAT prep class, led by The Princeton Review, here at Kennedy.

A practice SAT differs slightly in format and structure from PSAT exams. Guidance Director Samantha Black said she hopes the juniors will have a better understanding of how they will score on the real exams in the Spring. The initiative has been well received by parents thus far, as their children are now exposed to the challenges they will face when sitting for the “real thing” and see how their GPAs match up with their performance on standardized tests.


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Phone System Maintenance Jan. 4


A new telephone system will be installed on Friday, Jan. 4, and the school will be without phone access for a period of several hours.  Please plan accordingly and connect with faculty and staff via e-mail through our Faculty Contact page.

Thank you in advance for your patience.

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Dec. 20 Christmas Mass to be offered for Murphy ’78, Newtown


It is with great sadness that we confirm what many of you already know. That one of our fellow Gaels, Anne Marie McGowan Murphy ’78, was among the victims of this past weekend’s tragedy at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn.

Anne Marie’s obituary, as shown on the Clark Funeral Home website, is reprinted below.

Our Christmas Mass this year will be offered in Ann Marie’s memory and those who wish to are invited to join the Gaels at our Mass this Thursday, Dec. 20, at 9:15 a.m. in the Auditorium.

Our Family Association will be making a donation on behalf of Anne Marie and all of this weekend’s victims. We humbly ask that you do the same to one of the two funds listed below.  Thank you in advance for helping us remember and support the family of a Gael who acted with true Courage and Compassion.

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Anne Marie Murphy, 52, a 14 year resident of Sandy Hook, CT, formerly of Katonah, NY, died Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Sandy Hook School Tragedy.

She was born July 25, 1960 in Mount Kisco, NY, the daughter of Dr. Hugh and Alice McGowan of Katonah, and graduated from St. Mary’s School in Katonah, John F. Kennedy H.S. in Somers, NY, and Southern CT State University with an MS degree in Education.

Anne was employed by the Newtown Board of Education as a Teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

She will be remembered for her love of the Arts, walks in the outdoors and most importantly: her family.

Anne is survived by her devoted husband, Michael; her loving children: Kelly, Colleen, Paige and Thomas; her beloved parents: Dr. Hugh and Alice McGowan of Katonah; and dear siblings: Mary Pat of Ridgefield, CT, Alice of Newtown and Catherine of Katonah and Hugh of Pawling, NY, Dr. Thomas of Somers and Peter of Troy, NY.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, December 19 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, December 20 at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Alternately, if you would like a donation to go to the scholarship fund for the children of Anne Marie Murphy, please note “Anne Marie Murphy” on your donation to:

The Glenn Atkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 3322
Newtown, CT 06470