This sports program is for the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at John F. Kennedy and is also open to other students of Our Lady of Victory. The league consists of five area Catholic schools and parishes, and offers boys basketball, girls basketball, volleyball, and cheerleading. The teams are supported by the Athletic Club and volunteer parent coaches. Participation eligibility can be found in the policy handbook.
Davenport Parks & Recreation Youth Sports (formerly Dad’s Club)
Information is distributed through school on programs available. This program is open to all public and private schools and offers soccer (fall and spring), basketball, softball, and flag football. Davenport Parks & Recreation organizes the schedules, sites, referees/umpires, training and uniforms. The schools provide the coaches and equipment.
Rising Knights offers football, wrestling, and tennis programs for boys. A related program is also available for baseball.
Future Lady Knights
Future Lady Knights offers basketball, tennis, and softball for girls. A related program is also available for volleyball.
Band is open to students in the fifth through eighth grades. Band classes meet twice a week, in addition to small group and individual lessons each week. Band students in all grades perform at two school concerts each year.
Each year our band students also have the opportunity to march with the Assumption High School band during a football game and see what it is like to be part of a real marching band.
Students in 7/8 grade concert band are able to audition for SEIBA (South East Iowa Bandmasters Association) honor band, solo and ensemble festival, and Diocesan Band Festivals. This band also performs at Adventureland Theme Park in the spring.
We have three bands: 5th grade, 6th grade, and 7th/8th grades. We average approximately 85% or more of the 5th graders in band, 75% of the 6th graders in band, and 65% of the 7th/8th graders in band.
Each year, students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades meet after school in the fall to prepare for a “trial” complete with a judge, lawyers, defendants, and witnesses. A volunteer coach helps the students learn courtroom etiquette as they study and prepare to “try” an assigned case. The Mock Trial team has traditionally excelled at the District level and gone on to compete against other schools in Des Moines.
Scouting groups are very active at JFK thanks to the generous parents that donate their time to make it possible.
Cub Scouting is a year round program that offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Cub Scouting is for boys ages 7 – 10 years of age. Tiger Cubs are those boys in first grade or age 7, Wolf Cub Scouts are for boys in second grade or age 8, Bear Cub Scouts are for boys in third grade or age 9, and Webelos Scouts are for boys in fourth or fifth grade or age 10. These are all considered dens which make up the Pack. Pack 664 is chartered by OLV.
Cub Scout typically have two den meetings a month and a monthly Pack meeting. They may also participate in Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, Raingutter Regatta, Summer Day Camp, Service projects, Field trips, and Scout Sunday.
Boy Scouts is an outdoor program designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness. Any boy between the ages of 11 and 17 may be eligible to join the Boy Scouts – you do not have to be a Cub Scout in order to be a Boy Scout. Boy Scout Troop 664 is chartered by OLV. Scout troops are boy-led and boy-run. Adults train youth members to assume leadership positions. The troop contains several patrols. Boys reach many ranks starting at Scouter and proceeding through Tenderfoot, Second-class, First-class, Star, and Life to Eagle. Meetings are held on Sunday evenings almost every week of the month.
Boy Scout activities include Camping, High-Adventure Trips, Service projects, Courts of Honor, Summer Camp, and Scout Sunday.
Girl scouting at JFK progresses from Daisies (Kindergarten and 1st Grade), to Brownies (2nd and 3rd Grade), to Juniors (4th and 5th Grade) and to Cadettes (6th-8th Grade). Each troop is registered with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois with volunteer adults providing leadership. Girls can participate at the troop and school level, earn badges, go on Girl Scout Journeys, travel, and participate in Council-wide activities and camps. Girl Scouting creates girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Girls scout events include Fall Kickoff and a Winter Weekend Sleepover.
The John F. Kennedy Student Council is comprised of four officers, a representative from each classrooms of 3rd – 8th grade, and teacher advisors. Elections are held each year for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Representatives are also chosen by each class, along with an alternate. The council meets monthly with its advisor to plan activities ranging from service activities or special fundraisers to support specific causes to special dress days throughout the year.