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Lewis Receives Lovett Award of Excellence
Lewis Receives Lovett Award of Excellence
Paducah Head Start Director Kristy Lewis received the 2019 Nancy Lovett Spirit/Award of Excellence from the West Kentucky Association of Early Childhood Education on April 13.
 
The award is presented annually to an individual who has achieved excellence in “Helping to promote a positive impact on young children in Western Kentucky”.  
 
Lewis has served as director of Paducah Head Start since 2013. During her tenure, she has has been active in maximizing and supporting School Readiness and Developmentally Appropriate practices in all early childhood settings and has emphasized the importance of active parent engagement in early childhood programs through a variety of ongoing learning experiences for parents and children.

"I am so proud of Kristy and her dedicated work in early childhood education," said  Calloway County Early Childhood Regional Training Director Nancy Lovett. "She deserves this award of excellence for going the "extra mile" in providing high quality programs for children and families."
 

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Chua and Kelly Score 36 on Sections of ACT
Chua and Kelly Score 36 on Sections of ACT
Tilghman juniors Ryan Chua and Erin Kelly were honored at the Paducah Board of Education meeting on April 15 for their perfect scores on sections of the ACT test.
 
Ryan scored a 36 on the Science and English sections. Erin scored a 36 on the Reading section. Congratulations!
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Kelly Signs Football Scholarship with Lawrence College
PTHS senior Jackson Kelly signed a scholarship to play football for Lawrence University in a signing ceremony held at PTHS on April 18.
 
Kelly is a two sport athlete who has participated in football (OL and DL) and track (shot put) all four years.  Kelly was named to the Paducah Sun All Purchase Football team in 2018. He was named All Western Kentucky Conference in 2017 and 2018.
 
"Jackson is the type of leader who leads by example," said PTHS Head Football Coach Jonathan Smith. "Jackson led by putting his nose to the grindstone and doing exactly what he was supposed to do all the time. He's taken care of business in the classroom and to his credit he's been a two sport athlete, which is important to colleges who come here to recruit.  Jackson is respectful to his parents and respectful to his teachers and his peers, and he's made my job being his coach easy."
 
Kelly said he was contacted by Lawrence College, which is in Appleton, Wisconsin, and really liked what he saw when he took a visit.  
 
"The academics at Lawrence are excellent, and the location is good.  It's a nice town and a diverse campus." said Kelly. 
 
Kelly said he plans to major in Physical Therapy.  
 
 
 
 
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Anderson and Fenske Receive Community Awards from United Way
Anderson and Fenske Receive Community Awards from United Way
Paducah Public Schools Transitional Student Services Coordinator Heather Anderson and Morgan Elementary Principal Mark Fenske were honored with community awards by the Paducah-McCracken County United Way Victory Celebration held April 18.
 
Heather Anderson received the Live United Impact Education Award, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution within the impact area of education.

 

Anderson serves from 150 to 200 students each year identified as homeless or ‘living in transition’. These students live in hotels/motels, with other families, in domestic violence/homeless shelters or are unsheltered.  Anderson is responsible for seeing that their needs are met and any barriers to their education are removed. She assists them in finding resources, personal items, transportation, housing assistance and food. 

 
Dr. Mark Fenske received the Live United Impact Income Award, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution within the impact area of income.  
 
Fenske, in his first year as principal at Morgan, has begun a career shadowing program that allows students to visit local workplaces to learn more about careers that interest them. Students have visited various businesses, including  CSI, WPSD, Paducah City Government, the Paducah Police Department, and Baptist Health.
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Paducah Middle to Host Blood Drive May 3
Paducah Middle to Host Blood Drive May 3
Paducah Middle School  is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive through the Future Blood Donor program. This program will introduce students to the importance of blood donation. Your student will have the opportunity to show leadership and help save lives by recruiting blood donors for our upcoming blood drive. You can support your student, our school and help save lives by donating blood, recruiting other donors or volunteering at the blood drive.  The blood drive will be Friday, May 3, at Paducah Middle School from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

*Each student who recruits a blood donor will receive a free buffet card from Pizza Inn

*The classroom who recruits the most donors (minimum of 5) wins a pizza party from Pizza Inn

The blood drive is being coordinated by  Emily Springer, and the Padudah Middle Lighthouse Team

To participate, you can complete the form that is attached and return it to your child’s teacher to schedule your blood donation appointment or contact Ms. Springer at emily.springer@paducah.kyschools.us.
 
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Upcoming Events

Apr
20
PTHS Baseball at Hopkinsville
JV After
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Apr
22
Paducah Middle Soccer vs. St. Mary
Girls play at 5:00 p.m. Boys follow.
Monday, April 22, 2019
Apr
22
PTHS Softball at Ballard Memorial
Monday, April 22, 2019
Apr
22
PTHS Tennis at McCracken
Monday, April 22, 2019
Apr
23
Paducah Middle Soccer at Ballard Memorial
One co-ed game
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Apr
23
PTHS Baseball vs. St. Mary
JV After
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Apr
23
PTHS Softball at St. Mary
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Apr
23
PTHS Tennis vs. Madisonville N.H.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Apr
24
Morgan Elementary 4th Grade Brandon Springs Trip
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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