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HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES READING HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES READING

With February being Library Lovers’ Month, it is the perfect time for local students to celebrate reading with I Love to Read Week.  This annual event was held at the high school this week and included a variety of activities related to reading promotion.  From dress-up days to a poetry contest, from a week-long library scavenger hunt to a photo display, each literary-themed activity was a fun opportunity for students to not only celebrate reading, but also to earn the chance to win monetary prizes generously sponsored by the Hickman County Arts Council. 

 As part of the week’s events, students were challenged to create a found poem by using a black-out technique.  Here, students take a copy of a random page of text and create a “found” poem by isolating certain words in a particular order to create a new idea or unique sentiment.  The top 20 entries were put on display in the library, and the entire student body was asked to vote for their favorite.  Prizes were awarded as follows: 1st place Latosha Hurt, 2nd place Allison Pettit, 3rd place Brandi Hornback. 

 

 
Economics lesson Economics lesson

Bruce Kimbell of First Community Bank presented a lesson on personal finance, banking and other economic principles to sixth grade students in Jeff Boaz’s social studies class at Hickman County Elementary this week.

Assisting Mr. Kimbell with the presentation was Ethan Cunningham and Daniel Kimbell.

 
Hickman County Siblings at it Again During Hoop Shoot Competition  Hickman County Siblings at it Again During Hoop Shoot Competition

Click "Read More" for article on Jackson and Justice Midyett journey over the past few years with Elks Organazation Hoop Shoot.

 
Elementary "I Love to Read" week coming soon
The elementary school will host an "I Love to Read" week Feb. 27-March 3rd.  A variety of activities are planned for students and families.  Click Read More for details.  
District Governor's Cup results

Results from Saturday’s District Play:

Future Problem Solving Team: 3rd Place

Graham Carroll: 2nd Place Science; 2nd Place Arts & Humanities

Austin Adams: 5th Place Social Studies

Eli Armbruster: 5th Place Language Arts

Jenna Moore: 4th Place Mathematics

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

Hickman County Elementary School recently recognized its Students of the Month for January.  The character trait emphasized in January was Notice Responsible Behaviors. 

 
Archery Archery

The Hickman County Falcon Elementary Archery team was in action Saturday, January 21st at the SHMS Classic in Madisonville, KY. Cora Clark placed 4th in the elementary girls division with a score of 248. Callie Douglas placed 5th in the same division with a score of 247. Nathan Gallimore placed 16th in the elementary boys division with a personal best of 240. James Clark scored 229 and Kassey Douglas scored 215.
Both elementary and high school teams will be competing Saturday, January 28th in Regionals at Marshall County High School.

 
Lt. Governor Visits HCHS

On a mission to recruit young entrepreneurs, Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton visited HCHS on Tuesday speaking to dual credit students as well as those currently enrolled in the Clinton-Hickman County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. Hampton is spearheading the effort to promote a budding scholarship program aimed at inspiring young people to generate ideas for new start-up businesses. During her visit, students learned the basic guidelines for competing in the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge and Hampton encouraged students to participate by submitting innovative ideas for new products and services. Hampton asserted that young people “bring a fresh set of eyes” to current issues which can help spawn new business ventures.

Along with promoting this unique opportunity, Hampton, who grew up impoverished in an inner-city single-parent home, shared some of her background with the students and encouraged them not to underestimate themselves. Being one of the first in her family to go to college, Hampton stated, “If anyone had told me back then that I would be serving today as a Lieutenant Governor, I would not have believed them.” Using herself as an example, to her young audience, Hampton stressed, “You can do more than you think you can. You really can.”

The Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge is open to any Kentucky youth in grades 9-12, and the deadline to submit the Intent to Compete is February 1. For more information, visit www.kylgec.com.

 
Christmas Giving... Christmas Giving...

To celebrate the season of giving, recently the faculty and staff of Hickman County High School presented cash donations to two very worthy causes. The KAPS Toy Store and Relay for Life each received monetary gifts collected from among the school staff before Christmas break. Shown here from left are Hickman County Relay for Life Chairperson Suzette Rives, HCHS Principal Kevin Estes, KAPS Family Resource Center Director Vickie Batts and KAPS Assistant Mitzi Spraggs.

 
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 Present at Area Technology Center
A group of HCHS students recently had the priviledge of speaking at the Steering Committee Meeting at the Fulton County Area Technology Center. These individuals explained how the classes they are taking now in such courses as Automotive , Welding, and Technology will benefit them after graduation.

 
 
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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HCHS Student Honored by Berea College HCHS Student Honored by Berea College

November 2016, Berea, KY—Jasmine Myatt of Clinton, KY recently received the 2016 Berea College Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence of accomplishments in the field of service.

The Pinnacle Scholar Awards program recognizes outstanding high school seniors for their work in the fields of science, music, or service. Students are nominated by a local by a local teacher or guidance counselor, with only 40 top students in each category selected to receive the award.



 
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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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 .  
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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