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HC Archery HC Archery

The Hickman County archery team is practicing regularly and has begun competition for the 2016-17 season. Under the direction of head coach Michelle Young, the team practices on Mondays and Tuesdays, and competes on Saturdays. Students in grades 4-12 participate in the program. Here, several of the archery competitors model the team’s new shirts, which were donated by Hales Farms.

 
HCHS Students Receive Award HCHS Students Receive Award
We would like to congratulate three HCHS students for being  awarded Student of the Month from the Fulton County Area Technology Center.

Dante Purcell- Automotive Technology
Houston Holder - Welding
Danielle Kirby- Health Science

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Advisory Council Meeting

The KAPS Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7th at First Assembly of God fellowship room. Lunch will be provided. You may contact the center with any questions:

Vickie Batts, Center Coordinator

Mitzi Spraggs, Assistant

Hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Monday – Friday (Open Year Round)

(270) 653-2291

 
Elementary Student of the Month Awards Elementary Student of the Month Awards

Hickman County Elementary School recently recognized its Students of the Month for November.  The character trait for November is Cooperate With Others.   

 
Elementary School Veterans Day activities Elementary School Veterans Day activities
Kindergarten through third grade students participated in Veterans Day activities around the school flagpole. Third grade students took the lead by helping Mr. Todd replace the worn American flag and performing The Star Spangled Banner. 
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Camryn Jackson received $100 for placing 2nd in the 46th annual Murray State High School Student Chemistry Tournament.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FOR WINNING THE CLASS A REGIONAL MEET.

CONGRATS TO NICK COFFEY ON WINNING THE INDIVIDUAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN CROSS COUNTRY. HE IS A TWO-TIME AND BACK TO BACK REGIONAL CHAMPION.

 
Students Selected to Participate in Duke TIP Students Selected to Participate in Duke TIP

Three local students have been selected to participate in The Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 36th Annual 7th Grade Talent Search. Students must be in the 7th grade and live in or attend school within Duke TIP’s 16-state Talent Search region to participate. They must also have scored at the 95th percentile or higher on an acceptable subtest of a grade-level achievement or approved state criterion-referenced test taken in the 5th or 6th grades.

Students earning this distinction from Hickman County Middle School are Wes Carter, Karen Ellegood, and Garrett Ward. According to Gifted and Talented teacher, Brenda Mahan, these students will be invited to take the SAT or ACT test during this school year, and along with the honor of earning this distinction, will receive information on innovative programs and resources for high achieving students.

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Leadership Theme Day

2016-2017 Chamber of Commerce Leadership members:

Cheyenne Basch, Isabella Buckingham, Harlee Byassee, Hannah Carroll, Ward Carter, Gabby Collins, Bobbi Crumble, Lauren Fincher, Zeke Goodman, Laken Grubbs, Keaton Heath, Ethan Jackson, Lauren Pittman, Austin Rittenberry, Lexy Riddle, Will Templeton

This is the 8th year for the Chamber of Commerce Leadership program. This year started with an overnight retreat at the Cabin at Bellewoode where students learn the nuts and bolts of the program. Finding out what students know at the beginning of the program and what they gain through a year of field trips and research is a vital part of Leadership.

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Vocational Students Recognized Vocational Students Recognized
We would like to congratulate Joe Green and AJ Hestand for receiving Student of the Month honors from Fulton County Area Technology Center.  Joe received this honor for Welding and AJ for Information Technology .  
Science in Action

Mrs. Gardner’s second period Integrated Science students conducted a lab today in class where they put good laboratory procedures to use by observing different items and organisms under a compound light microscope.

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Athletic Director Adds New Sports Media

Hickman County Sports welcomes the new editions of Facebook and Twitter to follow the 2016-17 Falcon Sports programs. You can find us on Facebook by searching “Falcon Nation Sports” and on Twitter @falconnation16.

Facebook will consist of news, updated scores, schedule changes and more from your Hickman County Sports Programs.

Twitter will include play by play updates along with pictures and videos of games in progress. Athletic Director, Jeff Boaz, Principal, Kevin Estes, and select members of the student body will keep you up to date on the latest happenings.

 
Your everyday shopping can earn HCES money! Your everyday shopping can earn HCES money!
You can help our school earn money for computers, PE and playground equipment, student rewards, etc. There are several ways to help….click Read More to find out how! 
Upward Bound Students Upward Bound Students
The Murray State University Adventures in Math & Science (AIMS)/Upward Bound Math Science Program is a federally funded TRiO Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. All students involved in the program participate free of charge due to a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Students in the program are required to meet eligibility guidelines set by the program description. Participants are selected through an application process, which includes brief essay questions regarding career goals and college expectations. Additional information is provided by parents as well as guidance counselors and current math and science teachers. The goal of this program is to assist participants with high school completion and see them enroll and complete a 4 year college degree program.
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DISTRICTS OF DISTINCTION RECOGNIZED DISTRICTS OF DISTINCTION RECOGNIZED

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) and the Kentucky Department of Education recognized five school districts as Districts of Distinction at the board’s meeting today.

The districts earned the recognition under the fourth year of the Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All accountability system. To qualify as a District of Distinction, a district has to have an overall accountability score at the 95th percentile or higher (based on achievement, gap, growth, college- and career-readiness, graduation rate and program reviews), meet its current year Annual Measureable Objective, have at least a 95 percent participation rate, and not have a Focus or Priority School in the district. The achievement data is based on K-PREP testing in spring 2015.

The Districts of Distinction for the 2014-15 school year are:

 Calloway County

 Floyd County

 Fort Thomas Independent

 Hickman County

 Russell Independent

In addition, Hickman County, Calloway County and Russell Independent were recognized as High Progress Districts, which means they are in the top 10 percent of improvement compared to other districts in the state.

KBE Vice-Chair Bill Twyman and Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt presented each district superintendent and local board of education representative with a recognition banner and letter of commendation. Each district also will receive a District of Distinction logo which can be displayed on its website, letterhead or used in other ways to promote its accomplishment. Additionally, the three High Progress districts received a certificate of commendation.

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Hickman County Schools Recognized as Distinguished School District!!!

 There is a lot to celebrate in the Hickman County School District at all levels.  The District has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as a Distinguished School District based on accountability scores for the 2014-2015 school year.  This is a title of significant distinction for a school district to possess.  Distinguished is characterized by being above the 90th percentile (based on the locked percentiles set in 2013).  It is evident that good teaching has paid off for the students of Hickman County.  The county was classified as a district in need of improvement in 2012-2013.  The next year, the county moved to a proficient district and now the impressive step to distinguished!  Hickman County has reason to be proud.

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Leadership Cabinet Leadership Cabinet

Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Hickman County Elementary School took a big step towards becoming citizens Friday.... (click Read More)

For the first time ever, those students cast ballots for the HCES Leadership Cabinet, a student council created this year to give students a larger voice in activities and events at the elementary school.

 
Hickman County Schools Provide Meals at No Charge To Students
 

It is with great pleasure that our school announces the ability to provide a breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to students. We have added new meal choices based on student preference, and anticipate options to be of greater quality than ever before. We are also excited to announce that we will begin a grab and go breakfast program in hopes to make breakfast more accessible to each student before beginning their day of learning. We look forward to an opportunity to ensure that no kid will ever go hungry at Hickman County Schools.

 

 
KPREP Proficient and Distinguished KPREP Proficient and Distinguished

Hickman County Elementary Students who scored proficient or distinguished on all tested areas (by grade level) on the 2014 K-PREP state assessment include...

 
STOP the Bullying Pledge STOP the Bullying Pledge
Students, teachers, parents and community members are encouraged to take the online Lean On Me; STOP the Bullying Pledge. https://www.kycss.org/leanpledge 
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