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HCHS School News
8th Graders Understand the Power of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Because we live along the New Madrid Fault, it is important for us to understand the destructive force of earthquakes. However, other calamities such as volcanic eruptions can be just as deadly to the environment as students in Carolyn’s Byrd’s 8th grade science class at HCHS can attest. Recently, after studying earthquakes and volcanoes, Byrd’s students created projects to show what they learned. From writing a song or children’s story to creating a model, these students put their creative talents to use to educate others about the power and potential threat of these two types of natural disasters.

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Poet George Ella Lyon Shares Life Experiences with Middle School Students

George Ella Lyon, Poet Laureate of Kentucky, comes to speak and share about her life with 7th and 8th grade students. Students wrote "Where I'm From" poems and were able to share them with Ms. Lyon.

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.


(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.

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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.

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Junior Pro Basketball

The 2015-2016 Junior Pro league started up this past Tuesday (September 29th) with about 45 students showing up to participate. This year the Falcons and Lady Falcons will be working together to help students in grades 3-5 grow in their basketball skills and knowledge. Each Tuesday and Thursday we will have practices and games, starting after Fall Break. We look forward to a great Junior Pro season with a lot of learning, fun, and basketball. Go Falcons!

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Miss HCHS Pageant

The Miss HCHS Pageant was held Saturday night, September 26. This year’s theme was “A Night in Hollywood” and contestants from several different HCHS clubs participated in the pageant. Winners include:

Miss Congeniality: Harlee Byassee and Maiesha Simmons

4th Runner Up: Hannah Causer

3rd Runner Up: Hannah Curlin

2nd Runner Up: Savannah Sublette

1st Runner Up: Maiesha Simmons

Queen: Abby Coffey

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HCHS FFA Project Donated to Historical Society

The Hickman County Agriculture Department is proud to work with organizations such as the Hickman County Historical Society to help benefit and promote our small community. Though we are limited on the type of tasks we can complete, the students and staff of the Hickman County Ag. Department built a picnic table for the Historical Society to use outside their facility. The H.C. FFA says thanks to Billy and LaDonna Latham for the opportunity to give back to a community that has given generously to us.

Biology Teams Up With Agriculture For Reasearch Project

The students in Mrs. Gardner’s Biology classes are teaming up with Mr. Irvin’s Agriculture classes to research the effect different fertilizers have on tomato plant yield. The Biology students began their project by germinating the plants from seeds the size of a pin head. Once roots appeared, they were transplanted to a container of potting soil and placed in the greenhouse, where Mr. Irvin and the agriculture students have installed an irrigation system to ensure each plant receives a controlled amount of water. The students have become quite attached to their plants, going as far as to naming them and referring to them as their babies or children. The students visit the greenhouse several days a week to collect data and care for their plants. The research project will continue through the month of October and possibly into November.  Click read more for photos of project.

Spanish Club Visitor

Missionary to Latin America, Tony Steele, visited the Spanish Club on August 21 to share about his travels to many Spanish speaking countries. Click read more for photos

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.


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