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District News
PT Football vs. Mayfield Game Day information
Tickets for the PTHS Football vs. Mayfield game on September 4 will be on sale at PTHS from 8am to 2pm Thursday, September 3 (no school on Friday). Tickets will also be available at the game.

There will be fun, free activities sponsored by Woodmen of the World for kids prior to the game including face painting and inflatables on the practice field at 4:30pm-6:30pm. The gate opens at 6 pm.

The 1985 State Football Championship team will be recognized at McRight Field at 7:00 p.m., followed by the 2015 State Boys Track Championship recognition. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Go Big Blue!
 
August 2015 issue of the Tilghman Bell now online
You can read the August issue of the The Tilghman Bell here. This issue includes tips on how to get involved at school, sports previews, and interviews with Tilghman's newest foreign exchange students.  
College Bound Senior and Parent Night to be held Tuesday, Sept. 8
All Tilghman seniors and their parents are invited to the College Bound Senior/Parent Night on Tuesday, Sept. 8th at 6 pm in the Blue Room. Guest speakers will present essential information on topics such as: a timeline for your senior year, transcripts, letters of recommendations, college applications, the Common Application, ACT benchmarks, the Community Scholarship Program, financial aid, KEES money, scholarships and more. 
PTHS 1985 State Champion Football Team To Be Recognized at PTHS vs. Mayfield Game
Paducah Tilghman would like to invite our alumni who were part of the 1985 Tilghman football state championship to be recognized on the 30th anniversary of that season.

The recognition will take place prior to the kickoff of the PTHS vs. Mayfield game at McRight Field on Friday, September 4, 2015.

Players, coaches and their families should gather at the breezeway on the north side of the stadium beginning at 6:30pm but no later than 6:45pm. The team recognition will be at 7:00pm, thirty minutes prior to kickoff at 7:30pm.
The 2015 Boys State Track Championship will also be recognized prior to the game after the 1985 State Championship team.
 
Superintendent's Blog: Celebrating Mistakes
As each new day begins, a question at the front of our teachers' minds is "How can I engage and motivate my students?"

I recently read an article titled "Three Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset" by the Stanford University Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS). It proposes that the way students think about intelligence has an effect on their ability to learn.

Some of our students come to us with a fixed mindset. They believe that intelligence is a fixed trait. School for them is about judgment and performance. If schoolwork is difficult or challenging, they conclude that they are struggling because they are not "smart" and give up when they fail at a task because they think they are not good at school.

Other students have a growth mindset. They believe that intelligence is not fixed, but can be developed. For them school can be an exciting place because it gives them the chance to learn and grow. These students enjoy challenges and respond to failure by working harder or by trying different strategies.

As you would expect, students with a growth mindset tend to outperform students with a fixed mindset. Students develop mindsets based on the messages they receive from their environments. So the good news is that research shows that mindsets can be shifted, and when they are, students do better in school.
 
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