Ivan HirstWelcome to Kennedy Middle School, where we are “Committed to Excellence!”  We proudly boast a strong faculty and staff that is committed to the growth of our students.  Kennedy Middle School is  focused on making a difference in the lives of our students both academically, socially, and emotionally during this important developmental stage in life. 

We provide a wide range of educational opportunities and strategies all students benefit from.  Our educational focus is moving to experiential learning.  We want to engage students in hands-on experiences, as well as, reflection that will take their learning and understanding to the next level. 

A top priority to us is building relationships with students and families as we navigate middle school years.  We strive to provide an environment that all students can learn and grow in safely.  An environment of respect and appreciation of others is important to all of us.  Kennedy Middle School is committed to preparing our students for what comes next both, academically and socially. 

Go Otters!

Ivan Hirst

Fergus Falls Middle School Principal

Ms. McKinney's 7th and 8th grade elective students have been discussing the concept of "paying it forward" this quarter. To put their lessons into action, they visited the Lake Region Takes Root Community Garden and planted a variety of fruits and vegetables!

These future gardeners spent a fun-filled class getting their hands dirty, learning about plant care, and contributing to a project that benefits our community. Their hard work will provide fresh, healthy produce for those in need.

We're so proud of these students for embodying the spirit of giving back and making a positive impact on our community. Keep up the fantastic work!