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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.
Berea College Press Release
 
Falcon Academy Orientation for Current Sophomores & Juniors – April 19th at 7:00 pm in HCHS Gymnasium
Tuesday night, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium, there will be a Falcon Academy Student/Parent Orientation meeting for all current sophomore and junior families.
  • This is a very important meeting that all sophomores and juniors and their parents need to attend to learn more about the dual-credit courses that will be offered next year through area colleges and universities.
  • College and university personnel will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
 
*ATTENTION ALL HICKMAN COUNTY GRADUATES*

It’s time for Hickman County Alumni to help the 2016 graduates achieve their dreams of attending college!

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KNIT WITS AND WHAT KNOTS
This month’s Student Showcase display in the HCHS library features a collection of thread-related works by four talented young women, all high school students. The display includes a red, black and purple afghan crocheted by Beth Moon (far left). Several cross stitched items and bracelets woven by Savannah Sublette (second from left) are also part of the group. Jalisha Hunter (third from left) made a personal pillow pet, a gray  
KATE visits HCMS Gifted and Talented
Seventh and eighth grade gifted and talented program students have recently put their coding skills to use to program a humanoid robot named KATE. This Aldebaran NAO robot developed in Paris, France is on loan to the gifted program from the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education office at Murray State University. Students are able to program KATE to talk, dance, and move around the classroom. Brenda Mahan is the middle school gifted teacher.  
HCES Student of the Month
Hickman County Elementary recently recognized its Students of the Month for April. The Falcons Fly! character trait for April is Lead By Example.  
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)  
Brother and Sister Headed to State Competition
Jackson and Justice Midyett, students of Hickman County Schools both won the National Semifinal Basketball Free Throw Competition in their divisions. They represent the Central Region of the US and now are headed to the National Finals in Chicago. This competition started with over 3.5 million kids and they are both in the top 12 in the US. Congratulations and good luck to this brother and sister team at Nationals 
5th Grade Frankfort Trip
Hickman County Elementary School fifth graders recently enjoyed an educational field trip to our state capital. 
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  

HCES Governor's Cup
Hickman County Elementary School earned a runner-up trophy at the recent District Governor’s Cup competition in Mayfield.   Click Read More for info  
HCHS Celebrates Reading

Hickman County High School recently observed "I Love to Read" week with several fun activities designed to celebrate and promote reading. One event that garnered the most participation was the Library Scavenger Hunt. Each day, participants were given a literary clue to solve which led them to an object in the library in which one of five letters was hidden. At the end of the week, to have their names entered into prize drawing, participants had to unscramble the letters to finish this sentence correctly: “Reading Makes You S M A R T!” Another activity that encouraged reading was called Caught on Camera. At random times, students who were “caught on camera” reading for pleasure had their photos posted on a bulletin board and their names entered into a prize drawing. Other activities included students earning 5 extra minutes of break for each AR test they passed during the week, students receiving a (Hershey’s) kiss for each book they checked out, and students being encouraged to participate in themed dress-up days. Altogether, “I Love to Read” week was a fun time to encourage and reward literacy and a fitting end to Library Lovers’ Month which is recognized each February.

Winners of the Scavenger Hunt are (L to R): Caylie Ferguson, Montana Lyman, and Zeke Goodman. Winners of the Caught on Camera drawing are (L to R): Chase Adams, Abby Coffey, and Hannah Crider.  

Teri Richey Receives All "A" Scholarship
Teri Richey is this year’s Hickman County recipient of the All “A” Classic scholarship. This year there were 360 applications submitted. Each application including letters of recommendation and the applicant’s essay are read and evaluated. 120 students were invited to Frankfort, KY for an interview. The judges are professionals, business owners, college professors, and person in industry. Teri is among 112 students from across the commonwealth to receive the All “A” Classic scholarship. Since the inception of the program, they have given well over 1.5 million dollars. Teri is a member of the Falcon Academy and will graduate with approximately 30 college credit hours. Teri plans to attend WKCTC and major in nursing in the fall.  
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. Click Read More for Photo  

Veterans Honored in Special Celebration
 

               America's heroes were honored today in a special Veteran's Day program held at Hickman County High School.  With over 50 veterans and their families in attendance,  students and visitors alike were filled with gratitude for the service and sacrifices made by members of our military. 

                The program began with the posting of colors by members of the high school's Military Club and the national anthem being sung by a group of 12th grade students.  The program continued with presentations of original student poetry as well as a vocal performance by freshman Ryker Cagle.  

                Retired Major John R. Bostick, a distinguished aviator and a native of Hickman County, was the keynote speaker for the day's event.  Bostick educated the crowd of 4th through 12th grade students about what a veteran is, and he helped them understand the importance of recognizing the service not only of those in attendance, but also of the many men and women around the world and across the seas who are currently working to preserve the freedoms we hold so dear.  Bostick shared his own personal military history beginning with his service aboard a Navy submarine, continuing through his extensive flight experience in the Air Force, and culminating with his tenure as one of the original Thunderbird pilots.    

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. *****Click Read More to Continue Article*****  

Leadership Cabinet
Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Hickman County Elementary School took a big step towards becoming citizens Friday.... (click Read More) For the first time ever, those students cast ballots for the HCES Leadership Cabinet, a student council created this year to give students a larger voice in activities and events at the elementary school.  
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.

   

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...  
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 
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! 
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