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News at Our District
FAFSA Follow-ups – April 11th
Lori Mitchum, Director of Financial Aid at MSU, will be here on Friday, April 11th from 8:30 – 3:30 in the front computer lab to assist senior students with updating and completing their FAFSA. She will help all students, not just those attending MSU. If the FAFSA has been updated with the 2013 income tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and the student was not selected for verification, he/she may choose to not meet with Lori if the student feels he/she has everything completed. If a student would like for Lori to look over everything to make sure it is updated and complete, the following information needs to be brought to school:  
Hickman County Future Business Leaders Aim For Excellence At The Region 1 Conference
This year’s state theme for FBLA is “Aiming for Excellence”
and our chapter did just that on Friday, March 14. Despite the move from Murray State to Kentucky Wesleyan in Owensboro we still had 26 students attend. The following students placed and will advance to the state level to be held in Louisville April 14-16:
Spanish II Students Perform Well at Spanish Fair in Dyersburg, TN.

The Hickman County Spanish II students did an outstanding
job at this year’s Spanish Fair held at Dyerburg State Community College. The following students placed at the event:
HCHS Students Learn History through Music
With American history, storytelling, and music all rolled into one, guest artist Gary Vidito entertained and educated HCHS students about the circumstances that lead to the American Civil War during a special live performance on Monday.  
Operation Preparation at HCHS

March is Operation Preparation Month in Kentucky.  Schools across the state participate in a variety of ways to engage and advise students about college and career readiness.  Hickman County High School dedicated  a morning to bring trained volunteers community advisors to meet one-on-one with eighth- and tenth-grade students for an advising session about their college and career goals.   


Poetry Out Loud

"The best words in the best order.”—That’s how Samuel Taylor Coleridge once
described poetry. Thanks to a grant sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council and
the National Endowment for the Arts, HCHS students have learned more about how
to appreciate some of the best poetry through participation in the Poetry Out
Loud competition. Shown here are this year’s first place winner, Cayce
Brockwell, arts and humanities teacher and program organizer Heidi Mallory, and
runner-up Adrion McClam. As the school winner, Brockwell qualified to compete
in poetry recitation at the state level in Frankfort on March 13.
5th Grade Frankfort visit
5th grade students enjoyed an overnight field trip to our state capital. 
Parts of Speech
5th grade students shared an action packed poem during Premier....
Guest Artist--Tim Bertram
Tim Bertram entertained HCES with a bit of humor,advice and artistic talent during a special assembly.  He encouraged students to "use your gift" because everyone is special and unique and has something different to offer.  Mr. Bertram even joined students as they "painted" Mrs. Dowdy as our reward for exceeding the reading goal for I Love to Read Week.
Micah Naranjo to compete at nationals

Click here to send Micah a good luck message

Micah will compete in April in the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Nationals in Springfield, Mass.  Students had a send-off for Micah by lining the halls holding signs and cheering him on for good luck!

I Love to Read week...
We are so excited to have our “I Love to Read!” week activities Feb. 17-21st. Click "Read More" for details about the week.  
Indoor Picnic
Students in Mrs. Goddard's class held and indoor picnic after reading On the Way to the Pond about friends going on a picnic.
Real world math!
6th grade has been studying fractions, decimals, and percents. On Monday, January 27th, 6th grade students had to follow these instructions: Design a menu with 20 items, 15% desserts, 20% appetizers, 25% drinks, and 40% main entrees. On Tuesday, January 28th, each student had to order a main dish, an appetizer, a drink, and a dessert from another student’s menu. The owner of the menu was instructed to add up the meal, figure a 6% tax and a 15% tip, then arrive at the total cost of the meal.  
Poetry Contest Winners

This year’s winner of the Dorothy Nell Harper Poetry contest was Sarah Gardner, daughter of Matt and Micah Gardner.  She won the first place prize of $100 for her original poem entitled “Fading Wonders.”  Evan Jackson placed 2nd and Delany Boaz claimed 3rd place.

Spirit Week
Falcon spirit is in full swing this week!  Our Junior High basketball teams are competing for the district championship, and the High School teams will look to take care of their home court during Homecoming Friday night with Fulton City .  Be sure and check out Spirit Week photos on the Hickman County High School photo page of our website.
Donuts for Dad!
 HCES saw students with sticky faces and lots of smiles this morning for the annual Donuts for Dads breakfast. Cory Naranjo helped out the Family Resource Center with sign-ups for the Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer program (Dads of Great Students). 
Junior Beta News
The Junior Beta Club wrapped gifts for shoppers at the Arts and Crafts Festival last month. This service was provided free of charge as a community service. Thanks to all Junior Beta members who came to help. 
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
Rudolph's Readers
Thank you to Mr. Robbie Rudolph and family for supporting students in Hickman County Schools!  Students were once again treated to a new book by the Rudolph family. 
Read with a Racer
Murray State University student athletes joined HCES students in various classrooms for our December Premier Day.  Students enjoyed hearing stories read by the Racers and learning how the athletes juggle school and sports.
Guest Author and Illustrator
Mary Potter and Jennifer Nuckolls visited Kindergarten through fourth grade students on January 15th....
Health Fair at HCHS
Hickman Co. High School had their annual Health Fair
November 20th. Our 7th, 9th and 11th
grade students participated. They had 14
different booths to visit.
Naranjo Competes at State
First year Cross Country runner Jordyn Naranjo finished 8th out of 14 seventh graders and
173 out of 216 at the 2013 state cross country meet held on Nov 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Congratulations Jordyn !
Volleyball Award
Congratulations to Kaylee Webb who was recently recognized  as a member of the Region 1 Volleyball All Tournament Team for the 2013 season.  
Challenger Center
Students in 5th grade were given the opportunity to travel to Paducah to the Challenger Learning Center, named after the shuttle from the 80s. The center provides meaningful, engaging simulations where students can work as a team to solve problems. Students use math and literacy skills, while exploring careers of real people. They were also introduced to new vocabulary, while being able to show what they already knew about comets. Overall, the students were excited and most have expressed the desire to return. 
Miss HCHS Pageant
The Miss HCHS Pageant was held Friday, September 27. The theme was “A Night in New York City” and featured eleven contestants from different HCHS clubs.  
Agriculture Commissioner Visits Hickman County High School

On August 1, 2013, Commissioner of Agriculture, James Comer visited Hickman County FFA. The Commissioner, being a past State FFA President, encouraged the present Hickman County Officers to continue in their endeavors in FFA. He expressed his support for FFA, stating the he would not be in his position today if it weren’t for the opportunities to develop leadership skills FFA offered him.

Monsanto Grant Awarded

Hickman County FFA has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Monsanto for the renovation of the existing greenhouse to increase student experiements and research on specific vegetables and flowers' optimum growth needs.  Mr. Irvan, FFA advisor, is excited about the opportunity for renovations to conduct research

State Attendance Ranking
Hickman County Schools ranked 7th in attendance during the 2012-2013 school year with a 96.159 attendance rate. Six independent school systems beat Hickman County's attendance rate with Hickman County being the top county school system in attendance ranking. 
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