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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. 
Basketball Team Selling School Spirit Attire
  Basketball season has begun and our high school boys basketball team is now selling Falcon attire. They have a great selection to choose from and hope everyone will find something that fits their style. You can see any boys basketball player or Coach Blalock to purchase items.   Please click read more to view the catalog of attire. 
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. 
Yearbook Sales Begin
HCHS yearbooks are now on sale through November 25th. Prices are as follows:
Oct. 23-30      $42
Nov. 3- 14      $46
Nov. 17-25     $48
Seniors may have their name printed on their yearbook for an extra $5.
 
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 
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.

 
Red Ribbon Week at HCES
Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31. Click to read more about the activities/dress up days occurring next week at the elementary ! 
Bustling Butterflies

Students in Mrs. Paul’s Arts & Humanities rotation classes created these beautiful butterflies in connection with their study of the art of Japanese origami. Like paper itself, origami actually originated in China but became popular in Japan as early as the 1600’s. Students began by first decorating the paper with original designs. Then they formed their butterflies without cutting by creating a series of folds from a single sheet of paper.

 
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…

 
Math Critters...
5th grade created “critters” with base ten blocks while learning about standard, word, and expanded form in Mrs. Bizzle's math class. Click Read More to see an example of their work. Visit the photo gallery on the elementary page to see more photos of their critters and writing. 
Charlotte's Web

Third graders began reading Charlotte’s Web the third week of school. We read a chapter a day and summarized the main events. After completing the book, we began writing about our favorite character. They included two reasons why they liked that character and used details from the book to support their reasons. To celebrate their hard work, students were invited to dress as their favorite character from the book and enjoy book themed activities in all their classes. They ended the day by watching the movie of Charlotte’s Web and enjoying popcorn and a spider web snack!

 
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.

 
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
The Hickman County High School Library was recently transformed into a polling center as students voted to elect members to this year’s Student Council.  To make the experience as authentic as possible, students used private voting booths on loan from Hickman County Clerk Jimbo Berry. In addition, students had to sign a register before  
8th Grade GT News
8th Grade GT students are beginning the study of engineering using Lego Robotics. Students will be learning to program robots using LabView software currently used in University of Kentucky College of Engineering at West KY Tech in Paducah. 
PTO Computer Fundraising drive
Article provided by Hickman County Times

Monday, Aug. 18, kicked off the first donation stemming from the Hickman County Elementary School’s PTO drive to raise money for computers for the classrooms. Citizens Deposit Bank in Arlington employee and PTO board member Jere Clark presented a check to the PTO for the purchase of a computer.
 
 
Employee Appreciation Breakfast
On behalf of the Hickman Co. Board of Education and the Hickman Co. Community Education Program we would like to thank the businesses and organizations for their avid support of the school system. The “Employee Appreciation Breakfast” is a wonderful kick-off for the starting of the school year.  
Students Receive High Honors
Hickman County High School would like to congratulate the following students on their distinguished awards for the 2014 school year... 
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! 
Class of 2014
The Class of 2014 has graduated, but will not soon be forgotten.  Their hard work and dedication will place them among one of the most successful graduating  
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
270.653.4045
Fax: 270.653.6007
 
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