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Daily High School Announcements
Junior Falcon Basketball Camp Scheduled
Junior Falcon Camp is scheduled for May 20th- 22nd from 3:00 - 5:00 each day. The camp will be open for any boy that will be enrolled in 3rd -7th gade for the 2015-16 school year.  Please Click READ MORE for details and  printable camp form.  
Bobby Kelly Finalist for the KASA Award
The Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) released its finalists for the 2015 Fred Award and our very own Bobby Kelly happens to be on that list. The Hickman County School system is very proud to have him as part of our staff! CONGRATULATIONS BOBBY!!! 
 Please click read more to view the press release on this upcoming award. 
HCES Students Have Big Surprise On First Day Of Testing

Included are pictures of HCES faculty and staff creating motivational inspiration for the state accountability test, the K-PREP.

In one photo, third-grade teacher Nicole Batts works with chalk to deliver inspiration for students.

The others show creations made by the faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon to motivate students to do their best. Students were surprised when they arrived Wednesday morning for the first day of testing.

As part of the annual effort to motivate students to do their best on state tests, HCHS recently held a school-wide pep rally including a “Dubsmash” competition. The faculty, dressed in falcon sports attire entertained the students with a song and dance routine while challenging the  students to show the state of Kentucky that they are more than ready to ROCK THE STATE TEST!! 
As part of the rally, students participated in various skill events like those seen on Minute to Win It.  Participants earned tickets for door prize drawings such as McDonald’s gift cards  Click Read More for Photos of  Pep Rally, Minute To Win It Games , and Gift Card Winners

It’s time for Hickman County Alumni to help the 2015 graduates achieve their dreams of attending college!

James. H. Phillips Scholarship- Alumni of graduating classes through 1978 can contribute to this specific fund in honor of Principal Phillips.

HCHS Alumni Scholarship- Alumni of graduating classes 1979-2014 can contribute to this fund.

A donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated!

Please send donations to


Attn: Guidance Office

301 James H. Phillips Drive

Clinton, KY 42031

Please specify high school graduation year.

Alumni Scholarship Fundraiser
The Hickman County High School Guidance Office will be taking orders for Danny Jewell's Rack of Ribs to benefit The Alumni Scholarship Fund. Orders must be placed by May 18th!
School Nutrition Staff Honored

On May 1, 2015 Hickman County Schools Honored our School Nutrition Staff with “Lunch Lady Super Hero” Day

At HCES students dressed as super heroes, made cards, drew pictures and did writing activities to honor their favorite lunch lady super hero. Teachers also participated in dressing up & were so sweet to show our staff their appreciation!

All artwork is proudly displayed in our cafeteria at HCES!

At both schools a book from the Lunch Lady Super Hero series was donated to each library in honor of our Lunch Lady Super Heroes!

We are so thankful for the hard work they do each day!



Job Opening for Girls Basketball Coach

Hickman County High School is in search for a girl’s head basketball coach. We are looking for someone who has an interest in working to BUILD our program, and working with our middle school and youth programs is a must. Applicants should have basketball coaching experience; high school experience preferred. Possible teaching positions are available. Interested applicants should contact Superintendent Casey Henderson at (270) 653-2341 or High School Principal Kevin Estes at (270) 653-4044. The Hickman County Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Congratulations to our Junior Class!

It is OFFICIAL!! Our Juniors ACT avg. was 21.56!! This is the highest in school history. Congrats to the students but most of all to the teachers that prepared them to be successful! Continue striving for excellence in our kids!!

Congrats to the following students:

These students were chosen for CHA at Murray St. this summer. They will spend 3 weeks at MSU and earn 6 college hours and will be eligible for an additional 6 college hours next school year – free. Finally, they have earned $2000 housing scholarship to MSU for four years. Congrats to Ben Wilson, Hailey Dixon, and Jonathan Reynolds.

Hickman Co. HS will be sending a record 5 students to GSP this summer. These students were selected among thousands of applicants and could have the potential to earn over $30,000 worth of scholarships to KY universities depending on ACT scores (but their tuition and housing will be covered with this distinction). Congrats to Sarah Harpole, Maiesha Simmons, Noah Cunningham, Savannah Sublet, and Hope Harper.


Congratulations to the two Spanish II classes for placing 1st and 3rd in their videos entitled “Dónde Está Pepe?” and “Una Exposición Látina”. Also congratulations to Noah Cunningham, Noah Ferguson, Max Jewell, Zeke Prince, and Alec Spillman. Their combined score placed 3rd in Spanish conversation. Congratulations to Savannah Sublette for placing 1st with her Spanish drawing storybook.

HCES Student of the Month

Hickman County Elementary School recently honored students of the month for April for students who “Lead by Example.”   Primary students nominated by their teachers include:  from left, Deacon Rudd; Ray York; Addison Janes; Katie Dowdy; Braedyn Thomas; Trinity McCarty; Kennedy Sublett; Alissa Quillen; Brooklyn Naranjo; and Ellie Swift.

Hickman County Elementary School recently honored students of the month for April for students who “Lead by Example.” 

The Bill of Rights Brought to Life

Teachers strive daily to help students understand how classroom content affects them personally. Recently, students in Karen Dean’s civics class at HCHS were given the task of illustrating the Bill of Rights to demonstrate their understanding. As a result, eighth grader Sam Gallimore created this award winning poster. Click read more for poster.

District Governor's Cup

Hickman County Academic Team participated in the District Governor’s Cup competition on February 28 at Graves Central Elementary. Students from Hickman County that will advance to the regional competition in individualized areas are: Shelby Johnson (1st place in math); Rhett Dalton (5th place in social studies and 2nd place in science); Graham Carroll (1st place in science); Coleson Naranjo (5th place in language arts); and Emma Swift (1st place in arts and humanities). The quick recall team took 2nd place and will advance to regionals as well with these team members: Carly Boaz; Graham Carroll; Anna Howell; Coleson Naranjo; Cameron Sublett; McKenzie Wilber; Rhett Dalton; Emily Johnson; Shelby Johnson; Micah Naranjo; Emma Swift; and Garrett Ward.

Hickman County Students Recognized with Top Honors

More than 900 of the region’s best and brightest business students traveled to Murray State University to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vie for the opportunity to qualify for state competition.

Kentucky Future Business Leaders of America held its Region One Leadership Conference in Murray on March 2, 2015. Participants from across the region were in attendance for this exciting conference to participate in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.

Of the twenty-eight events in which Hickman County students competed, the students brought home trophies in 12 of the events. The winners include:

FFA Travels to Louisville

A customary outing for the Hickman County FFA chapter is to attend the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. On February 12th and 13th, the group did just that. The event held numerous booths representing various agricultural companies and their products. There were truck and tractor pulls that night which the group really enjoyed. The machinery show was so big, that it couldn’t be viewed in one day, so the group spent two days taking in all it had to offer. After two days of learning what is new in the agricultural field, the group journeyed back home to share their experiences. – Emily Cooley, Chapter Reporter

Local Artist Shares Work with Students

This month’s Student Showcase display in the Hickman County High School Library featured clay sculptures created by Melinda Paul’s middle school students. To conclude this month-long focus on sculpture, pottery, and ceramics, the high school library recently hosted local artist and Arts Council member Danny Whitlock.

Since retiring fifteen years ago, Mr. Whitlock has developed his interest in throwing pottery and is now quite accomplished at his craft. During this school presentation, Whitlock shared his creative process with students. One student asked, “How long does it take to make one piece of pottery start to finish?” Whitlock explained that with drying and firing times, it can take “about a week.”

After the presentation, student Ramsey Crider won the door prize, a tub of air dry clay and a paint set sponsored by the Hickman County Arts Council.


ACT prep workshops will be held after school until 4:00 January 26, 27, 28 and February 2, 3, 4, for any student wishing to attend. Math with Mrs. Fisk (1/26) & Mr. Blalock (2/2) is on Mondays, English/reading with Mrs. Pettit is on Tuesdays and

science with Mrs. LeClere is on Wednesdays.

1973 Basketball Team Honored

On January 9th, the 1973 Boys Basketball Region 1 champs were reunited at Hickman Co. High School. This team had a won loss record of 25-7. After finishing the season as district runners-up ,this team advanced all the way to the regional finals where they defeated the Carlisle Co. Comets by 4 points. Isaac Childress went to the free throw line that night 16 times and he converted all 16. This record still stands for regional finals. The Big Red Machine advanced to the State Tournament in Freedom Hall in Louisville where they defeated Maysville and Clay Co. to advance to the semi-finals of the state tournament against powerful Louisville Male. The Falcons led for 3 ½ quarters and in the fourth quarter the Male Bulldogs took the lead and won 60-50. The Falcons finished in a tie for 3rdplace in the state. They were coached by head coach Dale Ray and assistant coach Randy Pruitt.   Click Read More for Photos.

Rudolph's Readers
Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph for the support shown to students at Hickman County! All students in k-4 have a new book to read over the break thanks to their generous donation.  
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.

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.    


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...

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. https://www.kycss.org/leanpledge 
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

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 mySchoolBucks.com 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
Memorial Day-- NO SCHOOL
Mon May 25 2015
6TH Grade Promotion
Wed May 27 2015
Elementary Spring Fling
Thu May 28 2015
Last Day for Students
Thu May 28 2015
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