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Hickman County High School
301 James H. Phillips Drive
Clinton, Kentucky 42031
Telephone: (270) 653-4044
Fax: (270) 653-3200
HCHS School News
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.


HCHS Youth Softball Camp A Success

Skills learned at softball camp


Hickman County youth learned valuable softball skills and had a blast at softball camp last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The camp was conducted by the Lady Falcon softball team and head coach Jeff Boaz.

Young ladies learned skills such as hitting, bunting, fielding, throwing accuracy, and base-running.

On Friday, the girls learned sliding technique on a large slip and slide on the hill by left field.

Coaches and high school players that conducted the camp include Coach Boaz, Coach Lusk, Dawn Woolard, Kayla Boaz, Kaitie Woolard, McKenzie Hobbs, Hannah Curlin, Gracie Lusk, and Mallorie Hobbs.

Job Opening for Boys Basketball Coach

Hickman County High School is in search for a boy'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.

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!




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.

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.

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:

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.

Homecoming 2015
Congratulations to Miss Kayla Boaz for being crowned 2015 Hickman County Homecoming Queen. Kayla was escorted by Trent Callison.
Deadline Approaching For Ordering Graduation 2015 Supplies From Balfour

The deadline for ordering Graduation Invitations and supplies without late fees is fast approaching (2/1/15) and we want to make every effort on behalf of those who missed the original "in school" order date to still get these materials delivered on time and at no additional cost.

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.    


HCHS Basketball Homecoming Jan. 9th, 2015
Basketball homecoming date is Jan. 9 .  On this night we will be honoring the 1973 boys basketball team that made it to the semifinals of the state tournament that year. Anyone that was associated with this team and has not been contacted please call Henry Edwards at the High School  270-653-4044. 
Leadership Class visits Peerless, Harper Hams and First Community Bank
 Written by: Jace York

This week the Hickman County Leadership Class did a lot of fun things learning about business in Hickman County. We couldn't believe how much a business needs to be successful.


Our first stop was Peerless Premier Appliance Company.  Peerless has been manufacturing the stoves in Clinton since 2004. They sell stoves to many businesses- Lowes, for example.

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. 
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…

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.

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