Welcome 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

Parents of incoming 5th Graders,

Fergus Falls Middle School wants your son or daughter to get their school year off to a great start and the “Right Start” program will help ensure that is exactly what happens.  We are inviting your child to join the other incoming 5th graders for a school orientation day on August 18th. Students that join us will learn about the 5th grade routines, get a tour of the building, practice locker combinations, and other important information. 

There will also be a short informational session for parents at the beginning of the session you choose. We will begin in the Kennedy School Main Entrance “A” and meet in the Foyer Area. 

You are invited to select one of the two sessions being offered:

  • Session times: 9:00am - 11:00am or 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Dates: Thursday, August 18th

Please consider having your child join us for the “Right Start” program. If interested, you can click on this link to sign up, Right Start OR call Mr. Hirst @218-998-0544 ext. 9605 to register by August 11th.  If calling in to register, please provide the following information; child’s name, parent name, phone number, and which session will work best for your family.  Do not hesitate to contact me with questions via phone or email.  

We are looking forward to seeing you and your child at Right Start.

Mr. Ivan Hirst
Middle School Principal
Fergus Falls Schools
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