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2014-15 School Calendar
You can see the 2014-15 district calendar here.

District News
High Attendance Day Thursday, September 18, emphasizes importance of class time for Kentucky students

Karen Kirby, Director of Pupil Personnel for Fleming County Schools, says “For students to learn and achieve at a high level, they have to be in class.” Ford, the current president of the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel, added “That’s why we have chosen to designate, September 18th, 2014, as ‘High Attendance Day’ in Kentucky schools.”
Paducah Board of Education chooses compensating tax rate to keep revenue stable for 2015-16
The Paducah Board of Education voted to take the compensating real estate and tangible property tax rate for 2015 at its meeting at Paducah Middle School on September 15.

With a state-mandated raise pay for faculty and staff this year and next, the district is looking at an increase of more than $382,374 in payroll for both certified and classified staff for 2014-15. The commonwealth of Kentucky has mandated a 1 percent increase in 2014-15 and 2 percent increase next year.
Taylor Named Rotary Scholar of the Month
Paducah Tilghman senior Victoria Taylor has been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month of September, 2014. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community. 
Photo of the Day: Bananas for Books
Books, breakfast, and adult readers all joined together at the Clark Library on September 12 to encourage students to go "Bananas for Books".

Bananas for Books is a parent/child reading program designed to promote the benefits of parents reading with their children. Parents and adult volunteers meet with students to eat breakfast and read together. Each student receives a free book to take home. Bananas for Books is sponsored by the Clark Family Resource Center and Clark Title One.
Photo of the Day: Calling All Storytellers!
PTHS speech team members visited Clark, Morgan, and McNabb elementary schools today to tell stories and read books to celebrate National Storytelling Week.Thanks to the following team members who participated: Ella Bailey, Micheal Hassel, Michael Ellen Walden, Reagan Davidson, Caroline Meiners, Tristen Miler, Lakyn Fulton, Jack Daniels,  Palmer Stroup, Meg Hancock, and Claire Kelly.
Upcoming Events
Tornado Alley YSC College and Career Week
Mon Sep 15 2014
to Fri Sep 19 2014
Football vs. Fulton City
Thu Sep 18 2014
High Attendance Day
Thu Sep 18 2014
McNabb University
Thu Sep 18 2014
PT Golf vs. Graves
Thu Sep 18 2014
Softball at Heath
Thu Sep 18 2014
PMS Baseball at Hickman
Sat Sep 20 2014
Video link: Bringing Attendance Home
In this new resource from Attendance Works, a variety of parents speak about the importance of school attendance and making sure absences don't add up. This video offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school and highlights ways schools and communities can help reduce barriers to attendance. Here's a link to the video. 
Spring 2014 Blue Line Newsletter Available Online
The spring 2014 issue of the Blue Line includes an interview with last year's valedictorians and salutatorian about their experiences in their first year of college, a farewell from Dr. Randy Greene, and an introduction to our new superintendent, Don Shively. You can download the latest issue by clicking "read more" to see the link. 
Paducah Public Schools 800 Caldwell St. Paducah, Kentucky 42003  |  Phone (270) 444-5600  |  Fax (270) 444-5607
Clark Elementary School
3401 Buckner Lane
(270) 444-5730
Grades K-5
Principal- Steve Ybarzabal
Assistant Principal- Erin Hayden
8:00 AM - 2:55 PM
McNabb Elementary School
2100 Park Avenue
(270) 444-5750
Grades K-5
Principal - Teresa Spann
Assistant Principal - Marie Grubbs
8:00 AM - 2:55 PM
Morgan Elementary School
2200 South 28th Street
(270) 444-5760
Grades K-5
Principal - Vicki Conyer
Assistant Principal: Chris Sheffer
8:00 AM - 2:55 PM
Paducah Middle School
342 Lone Oak Road
(270) 444-5710
Grades 6-8
Principal: Stacey Overlin
Assistant Principal: Christine Krueger
7:28 AM - 2:20 PM
Paducah Tilghman High School
2400 Washington St.
(270) 444-5650
Grades 9-12
Principal - Art Davis
Dean of Students: Allison Stieg
7:28 AM - 2:20 PM
CHOICES Education Center
1350 S 6th Street
(270) 444-5790
All grades
Principal - Martha Lipscomb
7:30 AM - 2:20 PM
Paducah Head Start Preschool
Located in all three
elementary schools
(270) 444-5780
Director - Kristy Lewis
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