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

The fluid Power Action Challenge at Alex Tech was a success! Mr. Talley took three 8th grade teams again this year and all the teams had loads of fun. They learned so many little life lessons when it comes to being prepared and working under pressure.  Below is a quick video of one of the teams in action.
The team made up of Nolan Wedll, Mathew Tuel, Eric Swanson and Micaiah Abramson did very well. This team took 1st place in the "Portfolio" category, 1st place in the "Team Work" category, and 1st place in the "Design" category.
The team made up of Kiera Drewlow and Eldin Saric took 2nd place in "Teamwork" even though they were two members short on their team.  Maybe that is precisely why the judges felt they deserved the 2nd place teamwork award.  They did more with less.