Ms. Melissa Tripp

Phone: (803)641-2470


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English from Furman University; Teaching Certification from Augusta State University; Masters in Educational Leadership from Augusta State University

Ms. Melissa Tripp

The 2019-2020 school year was my 22nd year teaching, 11 of which have been at Kennedy Middle School.  I currently teach English 1 and English 8. 

I have three boys - a rising 8th grader, a rising 11th grader, and a rising 12th grader.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, shopping, spending time with my family at the lake and beach, and watching my boys on the baseball field.  I hope to spend a lot of time at the beach this summer! I am looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year.  Please feel free to contact me at ior you may reach me by Google Voice at 803-226-7929 if you have any questions.



  • ENROLL FOR 2020-21 ONLINE Aiken County Public Schools' online student registration for all new and returning students is underway. Parents and guardians of new students, those who are applying to Pre-Kindergarten programs and incoming Kindergarten students should click on the words "New Student Registration" to be directed to the new student registration page.For parents and guardians of all returning students, the best way to register online is to click on the words "PowerSchool Parent Portal" to access the link to 2020-21 online registration, which will be located at the bottom left of the page. Simply click the “Returning Student Registration 2020-2021” link to get started.Parents who need to set up a Parent Portal account should reach out to our Student Information Clerk, ADD CLERK’S NAME at CLERK’S EMAIL/TELEPHONE NUMBER for information on how to access the parent portal account.Please visit our district website, under I Am > A Parent > 2020-21 Online Student Registration for details on this new process.

  • OPEN ALL SUMMER If you should need anything this summer, please note that our school will be open all summer, Monday -Thursday with the exception of July 2-5th. Stop by any time from 7:15 a.m.-5:45p.m. for support with registration or for a tour of our school.