2017-18 School Year Calendars
You can see the 2017-18 school calendar here.
Opening Day Video 2017
For Opening Day, we asked some recent graduates to talk about some of the faculty and staff that had an impact on them during their time at Paducah Public Schools. Here's what they said.

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District News
Tilghman Students Earn Top Honors at AIMS Program; Will Travel to Atlanta as Members of AIMS Directors’ Club
Paducah Tilghman High School students Amante Cunningham, Janae Flemons, Matthew Mayes, De’Lacia Reed, La’Stasia Chamberlain, and Gabby Williams have been named to the AIMS Directors’ Club for outstanding merit at the Adventures in Math and Science (AIMS) Program held at the Murray State University campus.

The Adventures in Math and Science (AIMS) Program is federally funded by the United States Department of Education and serves students from western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southeast Missouri. Those named to the Directors’ Club receive invitations to special college visits and cultural exploration opportunities.
 
Total Solar Eclipse Update: Early Dismissal on August 21, Educational Enhancement Opportunity Form Available for Download
Paducah Public Schools will have an early dismissal on Monday, August 21, the day of the Total Solar Eclipse. PTHS, Paducah Middle School and Choices will dismiss at 1:45 p.m. Clark Elementary, McNabb Elementary, and Morgan Elementary will dismiss at 2:20 p.m.

McCracken County Emergency Management and the Paducah Police anticipate heavy traffic in the area toward the end of the eclipse event, which will take place around 2:49 p.m. An early dismissal will avoid having students dismissed and busses out during the heaviest traffic.

Parents and guardians, if you intend to keep your children at home on August 21 to view the eclipse, please print and complete an Education Enhancement Opportunity Request (EHO) form and return it to the school your child attends by August 18. The Educational Enhancement Opportunity request allows the day to be treated like a field trip and will not count toward the five parent permission excuses for the year.
 
Parent/Guardian Consent Form Required for Live Eclipse Viewing
On Monday, August 21, 2017, Paducah, Kentucky will experience a total solar eclipse. The eclipse itself lasts several hours, with the period of totality in Paducah from 1:22:15 PM to 1:24:36 PM.

Paducah Public Schools will be open on August 21, 2017. Paducah Public Schools will have an early dismissal on Monday, August 21, the day of the Total Solar Eclipse. PTHS, Paducah Middle School, and Choices will dismiss at 1:45 PM and Clark Elementary, McNabb Elementary, and Morgan Elementary will dismiss at 2:20 PM.

Our schools are planning educational activities around this rare event and students will be provided an opportunity to view the eclipse live (using eclipse viewing glasses that will be provided to them). The viewing will be teacher supervised, but we encourage parents to share with their children the dangers of looking directly into the sun without proper protective equipment.

Because of the risks, we are requiring parental consent in order for students to take part in the live eclipse viewing. A copy of the permission form will be sent home with students. You can also view or print the permission form here.
 
If you wish for your child to view the eclipse live, please complete and return the signed form to school on or before Friday, August 18, 2017.

 
PTHS vs. MCHS Football Tickets On Sale Monday, August 14
You can buy tickets for the Tilghman at McCracken football game at the business office beginning Monday, August 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The game will be Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 PM at MCHS. General admission tickets are $5.00 for students and adults.

We have an allotment of 500 tickets and we get to keep the money for the tickets we sell, so make the extra effort to buy your tickets at PTHS.
 
Total Solar Eclipse Update

Paducah Public Schools will be in session Monday, August 21 during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. While some districts in the region will not have school on the day of the eclipse, having our students at school will help those parents who must be at work during the eclipse and will provide all of our students with the opportunity to enjoy the eclipse safely and get maximum educational value from it.

Teachers at each of our schools have been given responsibility for planning activities for the Solar Eclipse. The district has secured certified eclipse glasses for every student, staff, and faculty member.

The eclipse event will begin at 11:54 a.m. and end at 2:49 p.m. While the length of time that students will be outside to observe the eclipse will vary from school to school, our students will have the opportunity to observe the total eclipse, which will happen at approximately 1:22 p.m.

Here are the safety rules we will be using while we view the eclipse. A complete flyer with instructions for safely viewing the eclipse can be downloaded here.
 
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Video Link: Campus Student
Campus Student is HERE! Designed for quick and easy access to the most relevant student data, Campus Student includes enhanced features, responsive design and a focus on what is currently happening in the classroom. Watch the video to learn more.
 
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