john f. kennedy catholic high school

“The Celts” land with the Pioneers

Senior, Tyree Galtney transferred to Duchesne High School in St. Charles after their former school, John F. Kennedy High school closed. He chatted with friends before English class began.

The first home football game dispelled any lingering doubt about Duchesne High School's commitment to its newest students — the transfers from John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, which closed in May.

Kennedy Catholic's old mascot, "The Celt," joined the Pioneer mascot at the game vs. St. Charles High, much to the delight of former JFK students and their new cohorts.

Priests filling key roles at archdiocesan high schools

Marianist Father Richard Wosman chatted with seniors in an unstructured study hall Aug. 31 at the high school. Fr. Wosman is the new president of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Manchester. He previously was the president of Central Catholic High School in San Antonio.

A native of St. Louis, he has been a teacher, coach/director, campus minister and school administrator during his career in secondary Catholic education. He began at St. Mary's High School in south St. Louis as an English teacher and served St. John Vianney High School in Kirkwood as principal then president from 1994-2002. 

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With declining numbers among priests and religious, the trend has been toward the laity taking administrative leadership positions in Catholic high schools, whether presidents or principals.

But that's in private schools.

Archdiocese of St. Louis high schools have not only bucked that trend but done the opposite this year. Priests have replaced laymen as presidents at two schools, and a priest has replaced a fellow priest in that role at another.

Kennedy football at new beginning by adding Valley Park players

Kennedy Catholic football

Returning to the sideline after driving the Kennedy Catholic football team downfield and narrowly missing a touchdown, quarterback T.J. Teicher slapped hands with receiver JaChaun Moore, who had combined with him on a 15-yard pass play.

"Nice catch. That was tight," Teicher said.

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