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Hickman County High School
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Clinton, Kentucky 42031
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HCHS School News

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Falcon Fair” will be July 28th for Middle School students and Aug. 2nd for High School students.  The event will begin at 5 pm.  The night will consist of handing out of schedules, handbooks, required paperwork, discussing Code of Behavior with parents/students, and visiting with faculty/staff. 

Upward Bound Students
The Murray State University Adventures in Math & Science (AIMS)/Upward Bound Math Science Program is a federally funded TRiO Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. All students involved in the program participate free of charge due to a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Students in the program are required to meet eligibility guidelines set by the program description. Participants are selected through an application process, which includes brief essay questions regarding career goals and college expectations. Additional information is provided by parents as well as guidance counselors and current math and science teachers. The goal of this program is to assist participants with high school completion and see them enroll and complete a 4 year college degree program.
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Addie Bowman Signs With Berea College

Graduating Lady Falcon Senior Addie Bowman has signed to play volleyball with Berea College located in Berea KY.   We are very excited for her to have this opportunity and wish her all the best. Addie is the daughter of John and Sarah Bowman. 
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Calendar of Upcoming Events For HCHS
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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
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  
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)

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

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.

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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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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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.

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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