All Day Closure
Hickman County Schools are closed Thursday, Nov. 15th due to inclement weather.
416 WATERFIELD NORTH      CLINTON, KY 42031      P 270.653.2341      F 270.653.6007
Veterans' Day Program 2019
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HCHS Lighthouse Team Member speaks to Rotary Club. Moore Speaks to Rotarians about Recent Community Service Day
HCHS Lighthouse Team Member Jenna Moore recently spoke to the Rotary Club providing details about the county-wide Community Service Day on October 5th.  
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HCHS students view Kentucky history performer. HCHS Students Learn Kentucky History
HCHS students recently experienced a Kentucky Chautauqua featuring Harry Smith playing the role of Kentucky Militiaman Private William Greathouse.

HCHS Sets Registration/Orientation Dates

Registration dates for the upcoming school year have been set for middle school and high school students. Registration for 11th and 12th grade students is set for Thursday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front lobby.  Registration for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students is set for Friday, July 27th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front lobby.  Registration for all new students in grades 7-12 is set for Monday, July 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the main office.  Orientation has been set for all 7th graders for Thursday, August 2nd at 5:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. 
For more information, click here or call the high school office at 270-653-4044. 
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HCHS Students Attend ACT Boot Camp
Four HCHS students recently participated in a week-long residential summer program at Murray State University. This year’s theme for the TRiO Talent Search ACT Boot Camp was “Tackling the ACT.” Students participated in morning classes that focused on content area strategies for the ACT English, math, reading, and science sections. In the afternoon, students participated in electives that helped them explore skills in journalism, art, Spanish culture, and physical education. Students also attended workshops that focused on organization, financial literacy, and career exploration. 
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FFA Members Earn Top Honors at State
Members of the HCHS chapter of Future Farmers of America recently attended the State FFA Convention and gained statewide recognition.  Four students from HCHS earned their state degrees, and two HCHS students earned top honors for their performances in speech competitions. Earning state degrees are Nathan Hartsell, Hannah Carroll, Nathan Howell, and Jakob Stahr.  Carroll also placed 2nd in the state for her performance in Floral Impromptu.  Hartsell earned 1st Place for his performance in Small Animal Impromptu Speaking.    
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2018 Governors' Scholars Participants

Congratulations to the 2018 GSP participants Bobbi Crumble, Gabby Collins, Hannah Carroll, Ethan Jackson, and Ward Carter (not pictured). 

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2018 MSU CHA Participants
Congratulations to Cheyenne Basch, Gabby Collins, Cheyenne Toon, and Ward Carter for being selected as 2018 MSU CHA participants. 
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2018 HOBY Participants
Congratulations to 2018 HOBY participants Tyler Abernathy, Riley Barber, Charity Shelton, and Dawson Naranjo. 
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2018 UK Rising Scholar
Congratulations to Riley Barber for being selected as this year's UK Rising Scholar, 
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2018 UK Book Award
Congratulations to Bobbi Crumble for being selected for this year's UK Book Award. 
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2018 Yarmuth Book Award
Congratulations to Cheyenne Basch for being selected at this year's Yarmuth Book Award recipient. 
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2018 Woodson G. Carter Legacy Award
Congratulations to Bobbi Crumble and Marcus Land for being selected as recipients of this year's Woodson G. Carter Legacy Award.
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Important Health Information for 2018 School Year Important Health Information for 2018 School Year
 New immunization regulations for all students will be in effect for the 2018-2019 school year.  Click Read More for specific information and contact Melissa Burpo if you have questions or 270-653-4067 

HS & MS Falcon Fair (Orientation) Dates Set

Falcon Fair will be held on Monday, July 31 for high school students and Tuesday, August 1 for middle school students.  Beginning at 5 pm each evening, students and their parents are encouraged to come and meet teachers and pick up schedules, locker assignments, handbooks, and other required paperwork. 

Free school supplies will also be available on August 1 for middle school students.
Hickman County High School
301 James H. Phillips Drive
Clinton, Kentucky 42031
Telephone: (270) 653-4044
Fax: (270) 653-3200
HCHS School News
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Title IX Public Meeting
Wednesday, September 26, there will be a public comment session concerning Title IX. This session is open to the public and will be in the HS Library beginning at 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Jeff Boaz @ 270-994-7938. 
Counseling services available

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center in Benton, KY provides school-based services for the Hickman County School district.

William Russelburg is the Mental Health Associate for our district. Mr. Russelburg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Murray State University and he has 25 years experience working in the field of Mental Health as a Case Manager with children and adults.

You can reach Mr. Russelburg at 270-653-4067 Monday-Friday or at  
More Information can be found here: Mountain Comprehensive at HC Schools


It’s time for Hickman County Alumni to help the 2017 graduates achieve their dreams of attending college!

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Senior Emily Cooley won the Student Spotlight door prize for her deer harvest entry in the photo display this season. Cooley is shown here in the library with the Buck Fever display along with her prize, a RealTree camo journal.

Book Club News Book Club News

Comprised of avid readers, members of the HCHS Book Club recently had the opportunity to meet Courtney C. Stevens, a successful young adult author...

Student Spotlight winner Student Spotlight winner

Senior Emily Cooley won the Student Spotlight door prize for her deer harvest entry in the photo display this season...


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. 


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.

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 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.

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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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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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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HCHS Student Honored By Berea College HCHS Student Honored By Berea College
Jalisha Hunter, was honored recently by Berea College, Berea KY, as a Carter G Woodson Legacy Scholar for her outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academics, service and leadership.
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FFA Grant Put to Good Use FFA Grant Put to Good Use

The Hickman County FFA Chapter received a grant from Cargill this spring to purchase 11 laptops for the agriculture classes. Because of the demand on the two computer labs in the high school, the Agriculture Department is very thankful for Cargill allowing us this opportunity to update our program with new technology which will be used for agriculture research and classroom presentations. Along with the 11 laptops, the grant also purchased a computer-charging cabinet which will house all the laptops and ipads, and a wireless printer. With the laptops we are able to conduct research and gain access to student SAE accounts along with filling out Regional and State Officer applications which all have to be submitted online. Also our chapter wants to thank Lynne Deweese for her work in bringing our programs together and for being one of our biggest supporters. We thank Cargill once again for this opportunity to keep us on the cutting edge of technology. (Emily Cooley- Chapter Reporter and Autumn Dillon- Asst. Reporter)

FBLA Regional Competition FBLA Regional Competition

Congratulations to the following FBLA members who placed in Regional Competition and are eligible for State:

Savannah Sublette – 1st  in Job Interview

Alyssa Moore – 1st  in Scrapbook

Jonathan Reynolds – 3rd in Computer Applications

Noah Ferguson – 3rd in Spreadsheet

Nathan Howell – 3rd in Intro to Information Technology


(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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Biology Teams Up With Agriculture For Reasearch Project Biology Teams Up With Agriculture For Reasearch Project

The students in Mrs. Gardner’s Biology classes are teaming up with Mr. Irvin’s Agriculture classes to research the effect different fertilizers have on tomato plant yield. The Biology students began their project by germinating the plants from seeds the size of a pin head. Once roots appeared, they were transplanted to a container of potting soil and placed in the greenhouse, where Mr. Irvin and the agriculture students have installed an irrigation system to ensure each plant receives a controlled amount of water. The students have become quite attached to their plants, going as far as to naming them and referring to them as their babies or children. The students visit the greenhouse several days a week to collect data and care for their plants. The research project will continue through the month of October and possibly into November.  Click read more for photos of project.

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.


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