am very pleased to welcome everyone to Hickman County’s 2016-2017 school year.
We are very proud of the achievements made here in the past and strive to
improve our school district even more in the years to come. Our goal is
to create a positive learning environment where academic rigor is not only a
reality, but an expectation for all of our students.
also consistently rank among the best in college and career readiness,
graduation rates and have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as well
as the Niche Report for having one of the best high schools in the state. We have recently been named a “District of
Distinction” by the Kentucky Department of Education. Our distinguished school district is one of
only five school districts to do so in the state. Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education, Stephen
Pruitt, also labels us as one of the best school districts he has ever seen for
our commitment to education and the caring nature our staff has for students.
Falcon Academy dual credit program begins its sixth year. It is a program
that prepares students for college like no other. The classes offered
through this program are the same courses students would take if they were
sitting in any of our neighboring colleges or universities. The program
has been free to all students thanks to the generosity of the Four Rivers Scholarship
Foundation, our local board of education and the 65 sponsors from our
community. To date, our students have taken over 4000 college hours with
one or more of our local post secondary institutions. We hope to continue
the growth and enthusiasm around this program so our students can benefit from
it in the future. I thank all those who make it a success.
I would like to thank all our staff, SBDM councils, board of education, and
this wonderful community for all the support you give to this school
district. It is due to your efforts and continued support that we are
successful. Thank you.