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Paducah Middle Sixth Grade Choir Sings "This Little Light of Mine"
The Paducah Middle 6th grade choir and 7th/8th grade choir presented a choral concert of seasonal music on December 1, 2017. Samantha Veal is the director of middle school choirs. Matthew Hinz is the assistant director of the 7th/8th grade choir. Douglas Arnold was the pianist.


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District News
Teen sets sights on musical theater
 by Dave Thompson
The Paducah Sun, December 11, 2017
Used with permission.
  "I wouldn't want to live in a world without the arts."

For Emma Johnson, a place without music and art might be the most boring existence possible.

Her passion is musical theater. Her goals are Broadway and a Tony award.   The road isn't easy, but, she tells herself, "Nothing is easy."

"You can make it if you have the talent, the drive, the ambition," said Johnson, 17, a senior at Paducah Tilghman High School.

She's dreamed of being on Broadway since she was 7, singing "Defying Gravity" to herself in the mirror.

Since then, she's immersed herself in the world of musical theater, both academic and extracurricular. She has especially enjoyed performing for elementary students through Market House Theatre's Story Theatre program.

"I love doing things with kids. I love influencing them," she said.

Johnson is the Paducah Bank Teen of the Week. She is the daughter of Wayne and Elizabeth Johnson of Paducah. 
Superintendent's Blog: Knowing Each and Every Child’s Name and Need Over the Holidays
The Christmas season is a time for giving, and it makes me happy to hear of so many individuals and families who make it a priority to give gifts not only to each other, but to organizations and philanthropies that they want to support.  If you're looking for a worthy organization to make a donation to during this holiday season, I have a suggestion: make a donation to the Tornado Tree.

At Paducah Public Schools we have around 200 students who are identified as homeless or living in transition. These students don't have a permanent home. They live with other families, live in hotels, or in shelters. Some are literally "unsheltered" - that is they live on the street, or sleep in a car. Based on last year's numbers, this includes  129 elementary students, 20 middle school students, and 41 high school students.  
Anna Grace McGee and James Luke McGee Named December Rotary Scholars of the Month
Paducah Tilghman seniors Anna Grace McGee and James Luke McGee have been named PTHS Rotary Scholars of the month of December, 2017. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community.

PTHS NJROTC Participates in “Christmas on the River”
Seventeen  members of the Paducah Tilghman High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (PTHS NJROTC) unit participated in “Christmas on the River,” coordinated by Seaman’s Church Institute (SCI) located at the Center for Maritime Education in downtown Paducah on Tuesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 30.            
McCracken Co. and Paducah Tilghman High Schools team up to collect sports gear
Paducah, Ky – The McCracken Co. Mustangs and the Paducah Tilghman Tornados will host drop off events on Saturday, December 16 at their respective home games.  Any parent or community member who has new or gently used sports gear is encouraged to bring items to either school during the home game times listed below.  The program is called Game Ready. 
Paducah Tilghman will be playing a home game vs. Graves County on December 16.  Games will begin at 4:45  with freshman, jv,  and varsity games scheduled. MCHS will begin play at 4:30 p.m. December 16. It will be hosting a tournament including six other schools.   A collection table will be available during all games at both schools.  
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