Kennedy Catholic Dec. 12 Christmas Concert


The Jan. 6 Feast of the Epiphany officially ended the Christmas season.  But for those of you who still have your Christmas Tree up and carols in your head, or simply miss the break like the rest of us, here’s a video of the 2012 Christmas Concert featuring our band, chorus and dance programs.  Because while you can’t hit replay on Christmas vacation, you can on the video.

Special thanks to our new Family Association Fine Arts Chair Katie Glembotzky for bringing our arts parents together, and to Marty Glembotzky for the video.

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EXTENDED: Baseball Camp Registration Due Dec. 21


The Kennedy Catholic baseball program will be running a Baseball Camp on Saturday nights in January and February of 2013 from 7 – 9 p.m.  This Camp is for children 7-to-13 years old, with all proceeds going directly to the Athletic Department.  Please download the registration form , or call the following for more information: Coach Bob Fletcher, (845) 264-9474; Kennedy Catholic High School, (914) 232-5061.  The deadline has been extended; all registration forms must be returned by Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.


Post Season Sports Information, Revised 10.26


Below you will find a schedule of the post season events as they are announced to us.  If your team or event is not listed below, please send us an email with the information and we will be happy to update it.  Please check back here for post-game scores and updates.

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  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 – 4pm  Home  – Boys won 4-0
  • Friday, October 26, 2012 @Briarcliff – Boys lost 1-0
Tweets from 10.26. game

Tweets from 10.25 game

  • Next game will be on Friday at 3:15 at #2 seed, Briarcliff
  • Come support the Gaels as they take on Putnam Valley! 


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  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 – 4pm Home
  • Come support the Gaels as they take on Westlake!


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  • First round – BYE
  • Second round  – Tuesday, October 30, 2012 – Game is at KCHS (I am unsure of the time at this point)
  • Come support the Gaels as they take on the winner of the first round winners (Either Hastings or Pawling)! 


Kennedy Catholic Volleyball Team Leads Section 1

Click the image to view a large version of the article – Putnam- Northern Westchester Express – 10-25-2012


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First round – Briarcliff

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11 am


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Natalie Burke lost a tough match to a girl from Mahopac and the doubles (Elizabeth Varoli & Shannon Donohue) despite a great comeback fell to Lakeland’s doubles team.

Go KC Gaels! 



Kennedy Takes Lead on Busing, Increases Shuttle Coverage


Kennedy Catholic was honored to work with state Sen. Greg Ball, Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy and our own trustee, North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas ’72,P’98,’00,’04,’10, in the fight to preserve private school busing as provided by local districts.  We read with great pride the Senator’s note below, and have also rolled out new shuttle buses to increase the transportation options to Kennedy.  In addition to our regular shuttle bus to the Goldens Bridge Metro North Station (just a mile from the school), we now have a Dutchess County shuttle bus and will be adding a third run to Southern Westchester for the 2013-2014 school year.  It’s just another way that all roads lead to Kennedy.  Where will your road take you?

Hello Friend:

It is an honor to serve as your State Senator and while I am focused on the number one issue that effects us all, jobs, jobs, jobs, I am proud to inform you that private school busing provided by public school districts will not be restricted.

Hard working families struggling to give their children greater opportunities should not be consistently targeted by our state government. That is why in April, I worked with the administration at Kennedy Catholic to bring 50 parents like yourself to Albany. These parents and I met with Majority Leader Dean Skelos and the New York Senate leadership, and we secured their commitment on this issue.

Working with Father Mark Vaillancourt of Kennedy Catholic High School as well as Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy and North Salem Town Supervisor Warren Lucas, we were able to protect your rights as parents. Additionally, and as a proactive measure, I am a sponsor of current legislation, S2402A, to increase the radius from 15 miles to 25 miles.

As you know full well, the families that choose to send their children to parochial school are still paying school taxes and this busing is one of the few tangible benefits they receive. If this proposal became a reality, many families would have been unnecessarily hurt.

There is still more work to be done! Please know that I have sponsored several bills to increase state reimbursements to parochial schools, including legislation for full reimbursement of the MTA Payroll Tax.

From taxes to jobs, the environment to immigration, education to health care, unfunded mandates to consolidation, and government reform to homeland security, it is vitally important that we work together to find commonsense solutions that work to make New York great again!

Always know that your thoughts and concerns are appreciated and will be taken into consideration as I vote and conduct my duties as your State Senator.


Greg Ball

New York State Senator

40th Senate District


Nicole Bauso ’08 to Perform for Disney


Nicole Bauso ’08 has landed a competitive spot as a performer on one of the Disney Cruise Line ships, “The Wonder.”


After School Review


With any impending test comes the desire for additional review. Mr. Dan Mardit offered after-school help to his third-period physics class and they took full advantage, meeting in the Library to go over one-dimensional kinematics.  Kinematics is the is the study of the motion of objects using words, equations, graphs and diagrams and numbers for the purpose of explaining motion.

Kennedy Catholic is a school in perpetual motion, with teachers and students continually engaged in lifelong learning.  Extra help such as Mr. Mardit’s session is emblematic of our school ideals of Courage and Compassion.  For students with the courage to learn, we have teachers with the compassion to impart knowledge.

Each department offers extra help during and after school.  It’s just part of the Kennedy Catholic experience.

Come experience what we’re all about at our Open House on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 1 – 4 p.m., and again on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 7 – 9 p.m.  For more information, please call (914) 232-5061 Ext. 126 or write to our Admissions Office.

All roads lead to Kennedy Catholic.  Where will your road take you?

Homecoming Message from Student Government


Dear Fellow Kennedy Students and Parents,

It is with great enthusiasm that we at Kennedy Catholic High School anticipate this weekend’s HOMECOMING football game and festivities!

Our Family Association and Advancement Office have invited many alumni to come home to renew and celebrate their varied relationships with classmates, faculty, and staff.  In addition to familiar faces, we welcome new students and families to share in our hallowed traditions and Kennedy Catholic pride!

The weekend weather is set to be an exemplary autumn day, and we fully expect that all current and past students who participate will do so in a wholesome and good-spirited manner.

In keeping with this expectation, we simply want to remind you of our shared responsibility in hosting and enjoying these wonderful events, which will include Friday’s Homeroom Olympics, games all weekend, and Saturday evening’s dance.  As stated in our Student Handbook:  “Any person exhibiting behavior, conduct, or personal or physical characteristics of having used or consumed alcohol or another illegal substance, shall be prohibited from entering school premises or attending school sponsored events.”  Similarly, “Use, possession, sale, or distribution of such substances will be responded to in a deliberate fashion up to and including the possibility of expulsion and referral to the police.”

It is our expectation that there will be no conduct-related issues of any kind, allowing for ALL to celebrate the event in a safe, respectable, and thoroughly enjoyable manner.

We hope to see you there!

Very Truly Yours,
Brendan Clair ’13
Gabrielle D’Amato ’13
John Davin ’13
Shannon Donohue ’13
Ryan Empson ’13
Shayna Gaskins ’13
Kennedy Catholic Student Government

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Mass of the Holy Spirit offered for Tyrell Thompson ’06


Father Vaillancourt recalls the life of Tyrell Thompson '06 in his homily during the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 7, which was offered for the fallen alumnus.

Father Vaillancourt recalls the life of Tyrell Thompson ’06 in his homily during the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 7, which was offered for the fallen alumnus. PHOTO BY JACOB BERGMEIER

As it does at the beginning of every school year, the Kennedy Catholic community gathered in prayer for its Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 7.  This year, however, the Gaels had a few names on their minds and people in their hearts as theinaugural First Friday Mass was celebrated.  Namely, Tyrell Thompson ’06, Elizabeth and Robert Palladino (the mother and brother of Laura Kelly P’07), and Anthony Cartularo (the brother of Italian teacher Mario Cartularo).

The Aug. 22 death of Thompson in particular, struck Kennedy hard.  The Army 1st Lieutenant was waked and buried in Arlington National Cemetery this week, so the wounds were still quite fresh.  In his homily, Father Vaillancourt described  how before their was the vaunted baseball team, it was the hardwood Gaels who were winning state championships, led by Thompson.  Though he was not assigned to Kennedy during Thompson’s four years, he learned through talking to teachers and friends that Tyrell was more than just a gifted athlete.  He was a scholar and a soldier, someone who made those around him better, both on and off the court.

“Tyrell’s life embodied the Kennedy ideals of Courage and Compassion,” Father Vaillancourt said.  “Let our lives do the same.”

At the Sept. 4 wake, Father Vaillancourt recalled how the West Point dean took note of how many Kennedy Catholic alumni paid their respects, and how highly they thought of Thompson.  The dean said he was glad, because that was exactly how West Point felt about Tyrell.

Tyrell Thompson '06 flying high during one of the Gaels may runs to the Section 1 title at the Westchester County Center.

Tyrell Thompson ’06 flying high during one of the Gaels may runs to the Section 1 title at the Westchester County Center. PHOTO BY ALEX MALECKI

Sen. Greg Ball, who was on hand to present Kennedy with $10,000 in bullet aid, also touched on the significance of the alumnus’ life.

“As a former Air Force Officer, my heart goes out to the Thompson Family and his Kennedy Catholic community,” Ball said.  “My hope is that this funding will enable Kennedy to continue producing the kind of upstanding men and women, like Tyrell, who serve their country with courage and compassion.”


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Boys Season falls short of County Center


Gaels lose to Byram Hills for second straight year

The storyline was a familiar one.  The Gaels built an early lead, but could not hang on once the Bobcat shooters got hot, falling 55-50 to Byram Hills in the quarterfinals of the Section 1, Class A playoffs.

To see more of the boys photos, visit our Facebook Gallery by clicking HERE

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Kennedy Catholic Girls Basketball Advances in Sectional Tournament

Girls Basketball advances to County Center

Lady Gaels build early lead; hang on for 48-32 win

The varsity girls’ basketball team advanced to the Section 1, Class B semifinals on Feb. 22 with a 48-32 victory over the Falcons of Woodlands at Kennedy Catholic.  The Lady Gaels will play defending champion Irvington at the Westchester County Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 8:15 p.m.

To see more photos, visit our Facebook gallery HERE