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Photo of the Day: Tilghman Students Dress for Success!
PTHS students "Dress for Success" as a part of College Week ,which was sponsored by the Tornado Alley Youth Services Center. Activities for the week included the West Kentucky Regional College Expo, lunch sessions on college planning and financial aid, and faculty door displays.

Winners of the "Dress for Success" competition included:
Back row: Ethan Peck, Max Overlin, Will Denton Front Row: Alexis Jernigan, Audrianna Hughes, Elycia Staples, Reagan Davidson, Joshua Murdock and Lechina Starks (not pictured).
Paducah Public Schools a Proficient District, PTHS and Clark Distinguished on KDE School Report Card
Paducah Public Schools achieved three firsts in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Kentucky School Report Card for 2015 -16: The district was classified as “Proficient”, and Paducah Tilghman High School and Clark Elementary were classified as “Distinguished” for the first time under the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Unbridled Learning Accountability System, which has been in place since 2011-12.
The overall score for the district was 67.4 for 2015-16, an improvement of 3.9 points over the 2014-15 score of 63.5. The score met the Annual Measureable Objective (AMO) set by the state.
“We’re pleased to see these results,” Shively said. “To have our district reach the status of “Proficient” for the first time and for PTHS and Clark to be classified as “Distinguished” validates our mission. I believe that meeting the needs of each and every child is translating into the positive results we see in these scores.”

Paducah Tilghman teen knows value of patience, determination
by Genevieve Postlethwait, The Paducah Sun
September 26, 2016
Used with permission.

John Holtgrewe is remarkably laid-back for someone so busy.

The Paducah Tilghman senior has school days full of advanced placement classes, followed by afternoons, nights and weekends devoted to track, cross-country, academic team, speech team and volunteer work.

He's on track to graduate first in his class.

He was chosen to take part in the Kentucky Governor's Scholar Program and the Kentucky Governor's School for Entrepreneurs, and was one of 10 students nationwide chosen for the 3M Discovery Young Scientist Challenge.

While his activities and accomplishments are impressive, Holtgrewe remains humble.

"I just like to stay busy, so that I can continually try out new things," he said. "I think challenging myself now will help prepare me for later in life, so I push myself."

Holtgrewe, the son of Greg and Veronica Holtgrewe of Paducah, is the Paducah Bank Teen of the Week. Each Monday, The Sun features a different teen selected from nominees submitted by school counselors across western Kentucky and southern Illinois. This spring, a Teen of the Year will be chosen from the weekly winners. The Teen of the Year will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Watkins Lifts Tilghman to First Victory
by Mike Stunson, The Paducah Sun
September 22, 2016
Used with permission.

Enough was enough for the Paducah Tilghman foot-ball team last Friday, which grabbed its first victory of the year after a grueling start to the season.

That 48-21 victory over Madisonville-North Hopkins showcased the strengths of Tilghman’s passing and run game, but it was wide receiver Hunter Watkins who stole the show. Watkins earned the Woodmen Life Player of the Week after a stellar performance over the Maroons in which he had eight receptions for 218 yards and three touchdowns, while also hauling in an interception on defense.

Paducah woman selected for aspiring leaders program
by Genevieve Postlethwaite
The Paducah Sun, September 23, 2016
Used with permission.

Allene Houston Jones, Paducah Middle assistant principal, is one of 20 women nationwide chosen to take part in the American Association of School Administrators' (AASA) inaugural Aspiring Women Leaders Program.

The initiative is part of a broad push by the AASA to increase the number of women seeking positions as, and ultimately becoming, superintendents, while also helping break social barriers that may stand in their way.

"You see a lot of women teachers, a lot of assistant principals, a lot of principals, but when it comes to superintendents, you still see far more men than you do women," Houston Jones said. "And I don't think it's just in the state of Kentucky. I think it's across the United States."

According to AASA research, Houston Jones is right.
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