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Clark Elementary Project Based Learning Energy Audit

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District News
PTHS Academic Team Finishes Second in District, Advances to Region
The PTHS Academic Team was district runner-up in District Governors Cup Competition held on January 20, 2016 at Paducah Tilghman High School.

The Quick Recall team, which included starters Meg Hancock, Reese Butler, John Holtgrewe and Jose Roberto dos Remedios was second. The Future Problem Solving team of Skylar Bundy, Madison Mercer, Taylor Willis and Grace Raber was second.

The team also won the Hume Sportsmanship award.

In written assessments, Reese Butler was second and Jose Roberto dos Remedios was fifth in in Math. Marco Garcia was fourth and Jose Roberto dos Remedios was fifth in Science. Nicholas Beeny was second, John Holtgrewe was fourth, and Reese Butler was fifth in Social Studies. Anna Grace McGee was second, and Talia Housman and Palmer Stroup tied for fourth in Language Arts. Michael-Ellen Walden was second and Meg Hancock was third in Arts & Humanities. Meg Hancock was first, Michael-Ellen Walden was second, and Taylor Willis was fifth in Composition.

The teams and top finishers in the assessments will compete in the Regional Governor's Cup Competition on February 16 and 20.


Photo Caption, l to r: Jose Roberto dos Remedios, Palmer Stroup, Reese Butler, Talia Housman, Jack Daniels, Taylor Willis, Nicholas Beeny, Meg Hancock, Landon Rutherford, Coach Christine Wynne, John Holtgrewe, Anna Grace McGee, Travis Myers, Claire Kelly, Marco Garcia, Lance Butler
(not pictured: Skyler Bundy, Madison Mercer, Grace Raber, Michael-Ellen Walden, Coach Gary Willis)

 
Superintendent's Blog: Be the Best Version of You
Way back in November, before this year’s college basketball season had barely begun, UK basketball coach John Calipari was asked what his message was to his recruiting classes. He said his main message to potential recruits was “Be the best version of you, whatever that looks like.”

When I heard that, I was struck by how well it fit with our vision. As we have attempted to build a framework that helps us move toward our vision of knowing each and every child by name and need, we have put a process in place. Basically the process is this: we know our students, we know their needs, we meet their needs by taking them as far as we can as quickly as we can, we work as a team, we monitor them and we problem solve together in short cycles.


 I’ve included a photo that illustrates how this works for our students in Star Reading and Accelerated Math. Periodically, students will chart their latest scores to see how well they did against past performance. If they hit an “all time best” compared to their individual past performance, that’s celebrated. Our students benchmark themselves against themselves. They have a baseline, and every time they do better, we celebrate that. Reflecting on their performance and thinking about how they might do better the next time is also a part of the process, which helps teach them that they are in control of their own learning.  

Hancock and Stroup Named Rotary Scholars of the Month for February
Paducah Tilghman seniors Meg Hancock and Palmer Stroup have been selected PTHS Rotary Scholars for the month of February, 2016. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community.

Rotary scholars will have the opportunity to attend weekly Rotary meetings for the month. At the meetings students will meet members and hear discussions of community-related topics.
 
2016-17 School Calendar Available
If you are making plans for next school year, you can see a copy of the 2016-17 school calendar here. 
Tilghman hosts annual speech tournament
by Kaylan Thompson, The Paducah Sun
January 17, 2016
Used with permission.

Tangible, contagious jitters filled the hallways of Paducah Tilghman High School with a buzzing energy early Saturday morning as the school's speech & debate team kicked off its 11th annual Tornado Alley Invitational Speech Tournament.

Participating teams included Bowling Green, Calloway County, Crittenden County, Graves County, Henry County (Tennessee), Hopkinsville, Marshall County, Massac County (Illinois), McCracken County, Murray, Warren East and White House (Tennessee) high schools.

Members of Tilghman's team, however, played host as characters from the "Wizard of Oz," with a Dorothy, Glenda, Toto and even Wicked Witch of the West rushing from room to room, helping out where needed.

"Our tournament every year is called Tornado Alley," said Tony Cardon, Tilghman coach.
"So we tried to work in consistent themes that are in the movie like searching for heart, making sure you're coming in with a positive attitude, with brains, and you're approaching things intelligently."
 
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