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Falcons in Lyon Co Christmas Tournament


Lyon County is hosting a basketball tournament over Christmas break. Admission is $5 per person per session. The schedule is as follows:

Friday night, December 19th

6:00 p.m. Hickman Co. Boys vs. Ft. Campbell at the middle school

7:30 p.m. Hickman Co. Girls vs. Ballard at the middle school

Saturday morning, December 20th

10:00 a.m. Hickman Co. Boys vs. McLean County at the high school

11:30 a.m. Hickman Co. HS Girls vs. McLean County at the high school

Saturday night, December 20th

5:00 p.m. Hickman Co. HS Girls vs. Lyon County at the high school

6:30 p.m. Hickman Co. HS Boys vs. Lyon County at the high school

Contest Winners

Winners of the 2014 Soil and Conservation Poster and Essay contests were recently announced. Sponsored by the Hickman County Conservation District and the Kentucky Farm Bureau, winners of each grade level won $75, while second place received a $50 check. This year’s winners include...

Science Night

Jason Lindsey, who appears on NewsChannel 6 often with science lessons, presented science lessons Tuesday night at Hickman County Elementary. More than 250 people attended Lindsey’s science presentation.

KPREP success!

Hickman County Elementary students in grades 4, 5 and 6 recently received T shirts to recognize success on the spring 2014 K-PREP state assessment. Almost 100 students who scored either distinguished or proficient in at least one tested subject received the T shirts during a recent assembly at the school. Modeling the T shirts here are HCES sixth grade students.

Buck Fever Finale
 Deer season is a big deal in Hickman County, and since many HCHS students are avid deer hunters, this month’s Student Showcase display at the HCHS Library focused on this popular hobby. Under the title Buck Fever, photos of students sporting this year’s deer harvests were displayed along with various books on the subject. The month-long focus culminated with Hickman County Ag Extension Agent Mattea Mitchell presenting a program on preparing and planting a deer plot in anticipation of next year’s harvest.   
HCHS 1973 Basketball Team To Be Recogonized

By Gaye Bencini

 It was 1973.

There were no malls, nocell phones, iphones, or ipads. There was no Internet, period.

Some of the young men in Clinton would often gather during after-school hours in the building that once housed Kane School to play basketball in the gym. Sometimes they’d meet at the outdoor basketball court at the elementary school, or maybe the basketball court at the home of Sam and Jane Harper.

HCES Student of the Month
Hickman County Elementary students were recently recognized for positive character traits for December (Obey the Rules). 
Jr. Beta News

As a community service project, the HCHS  Jr. Beta Club recently collected canned goods to donate to the Mission House.  Shown here are club members Witt Bell, Grant Davis, Kendra Curlin, Mallorie Hobbs, and Audrey Byassee.    


District Honors Choir

These students attended the Kentucky Music Educators District 1 Honors Choir event that was held on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the campus of Murray State University...   

Jr. High Basketball Game Reshelduled

The Mayfield Middle school basketball game has been rescheduled for Jan. 10th at 1pm. Order of games are 7b-8g-8b.Games will be played at Hickman Co. Elementary School. This game was originally scheduled for Nov. 17th.

New Technology at HCES

As a result of donations from the community and other supporters, every classroom in Hickman County Elementary School now has at least one new student work station.

At the beginning of the school year, the HCES PTO and Principal Richard Todd asked...

Leadership Class visits Peerless, Harper Hams and First Community Bank
 Written by: Jace York

This week the Hickman County Leadership Class did a lot of fun things learning about business in Hickman County. We couldn't believe how much a business needs to be successful.


Our first stop was Peerless Premier Appliance Company.  Peerless has been manufacturing the stoves in Clinton since 2004. They sell stoves to many businesses- Lowes, for example.

Congratulations Cross Country Team
Congratulations to the HCHS Cross Country Team. They placed 3rd overall in regional competition. Jordyn Naranjo and Isaac Madding finished 4th and 5th respectively as individuals.  
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...

Hobbies Connect Former and Current Students
What do current HCHS senior Jade Florence and HCHS alum (Class of ’08) Jennifer Nuckolls share in common?  It turns out they both have an affinity for cartooning—one as a collector and the other as a creator.  Florence opened this month’s HCHS Student Showcase program by sharing with her fellow students her personal collection of Peanuts memorabilia including several versions of cartoonist Charles Schulz’ beloved Snoopy. 
3rd grade science
Third grade students made predictions about how different liquids would change their candy pumpkins.  They tried to dissolve their candy in vegetable oil, sprite, milk, water and vinegar.  Students observed and recorded the changes they saw and checked the results against their predictions. 
STOP the Bullying Pledge
Students, teachers, parents and community members are encouraged to take the online Lean On Me; STOP the Bullying Pledge. 
HCES says "Thank You for the Shirts!"

Zachary Clinard, a fifth grader at Hickman County Elementary, models the new Falcons Fly T-shirt. Each student and staff member at HCES were given the new shirts on Thursday, and the entire school wore the shirts on Friday. Clinard’s design was selected from about a dozen submitted to Principal Richard Todd. The T-shirt was sponsored by River Valley Ag Credit and the HCES PTO. Pictured with Clinard are: from left, Laura Jackson and Patricia Kelly, both with River Valley Ag Credit; Crystal Russell, HCES PTO President; and Lori Burgess, River Valley Ag Credit.

Career Fair Is a Falcon Homecoming
Several former HCHS graduates returned to their alma mater recently for the annual Career Fair event to help educate current students on various career options.  Now in the workforce with accomplished careers, these HCHS alumni served as prime examples of the school’s long-running history of educational success. Click read more for Photo and participants.  
HCHS Career Fair

Hickman Co. High School hosted their annual Career Fair on October 1st. It was sponsored by the Hickman County Community Education and the KAPS Family Resource Center. We had 33 participants showcasing various careers and colleges. The 8th, 10th and 12th grade students were given the task of visiting every booth. They were required to interview at least two people asking questions about his/her career. They visited with the college representatives and asked questions such as the requirements to attend that college, financial aid, scholarships etc…

Students Selected To Participate in Talent Identification Program

Eleven local students have been selected to participate in The Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 34th 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 High School are

Seniors: How to Order Graduation Announcements
Click Read More for links to order announcements for graduation.
New Student Showcase Display Draws Students

 A new display case in the HCHS high school library is being used to spark student interest in a variety of hobbies. During the month of August, the display case has held Librarian Karen Stairs’ personal collection of pop-up books. Last week, during a program entitled “Pop Up Palooza”, Stairs shared these books and instructed interested students on how to make their own pop-up cards. The program concluded with a drawing for a door prize sponsored by the Hickman County Arts Council. To inspire new interest in reading and unique hobbies, each month the Student Showcase event will feature a different student sponsored collection and presentation.

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! 
Community Connection
Read the edition of the Community Connection for upcoming summer activities!
June and August Community Connection Newsletter
Pay online for meals!
 We are pleased to now offer mySchoolBucks, a convenient online meal prepayment service. Parents, you can now logon onto to prepay for your student’s meals, manage meal balances, and see what your student has purchased!

Go to mySchoolBucks and register for a secure account. Never worry about sending cash or checks with your student to school again!
A shortcut to the site is available on the Parents page and the Food Services page of this website.  If you have questions, please contact:
Lynsi Barnhill
Nutrition Director
Hickman County Schools
416 Waterfield Drive
Clinton, Ky 42031
Phone: 270.653.2341 ext. 2039
Fax: 270.653.6007
Upcoming Events
Mon Dec 22 2014
to Fri Jan 2 2015
Falcon Fest @ 6:00
Mon Dec 29 2014
Falcon Fest @ 6:00
Tue Dec 30 2014
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