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District News
In Memoriam: Fredrickia Hargrove
Beloved educator Fredrickia Hargrove, 70, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Mrs. Hargrove taught in our district 27 years and mentored many students as a member of the Paducah-McCracken County NAACP and the McCracken County Community Career Endowment Board of Directors.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be at the church from 12:00 noon until the funeral hour.

Ten Students Gain Civic Experience as Junior Board Members
Ten students from the district gathered at the Paducah Independent School District on March 20 to participate in the Bobby L. Jones Future Board Member program.

Students spent the day at the Board offices participating in leadership training and discussion of the roles and responsibilities of board members. A reception with their parents prior to the meeting hosted by district Family Resource Centers gave students the opportunity to meet with board members and learn about their roles.

The program is a memorial to former board member Bobby L. Jones. Jones was a 1973 PTHS graduate, athlete, and school board member. Mr. Jones had the original idea of having students serve as future board members to they could see the process and learn how to become a board member.

Board Chair Dr. Carl LeBuhn said “It is a pleasure to have our student scholars participate in the democratic process and to recognize their academic and leadership achievements.”

Participating students were Elena Adkins and Alexandria Copper of Clark Elementary, Christopher Cerda-Santiago and Katrina Jones of Morgan Elementary, Josh Jones and Alexa White of McNabb Elementary, Grace Bakehouse and Eli Brown of Paducah Middle School, and Amiya Jones and Jose Roberto dos Remedios of Paducah Tilghman High School. Students are selected based on their academic achievement and leadership ability.

Superintendent's Blog: Innovation Hub Part - Connecting to the Goal of Student Learning
Have you ever heard a band or orchestra when it is warming up? I was walking by the band room at Paducah Middle recently and got to hear the band in “warm-up mode”. It sounded pretty terrible! All the students were playing different melodies at different speeds and volumes, and it was pure noise. However, once Ms. Williams ended the warm up and began to rehearse the band, as all the musicians began to play their part at the speed in harmony, and the different parts converged to create a sound that sounded good. But for that to happen, all the musicians had to have a plan (music to work from) and everyone had to be committed to working together to create a harmonious sound
Over the past few months, I hope that many of you have heard about our plans to build a regional Innovation Hub at Paducah Tilghman High School. In February we applied for and received a $3.8 million dollar Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative grant to help with construction, and we also partnered to with WKCTC to secure a grant of $408,000 to buy equipment and machinery that will help with immediate upgrades at the Paducah Area Technical Center (PATC) and ultimately be placed in the Paducah Innovation Hub.

If you haven’t heard about the Innovation Hub, or if you’ve heard of it, but aren’t sure what it’s about, I’d like to show you how many different moving parts in our city and our school district are aligning to build something that will be a key asset for our students, our faculty, and our community.
Paducah Tilghman Graduation Set for May 26
Commencement Exercises for the PTHS Class of 2017 will be held at McRight Field on the campus of Paducah Tilghman High School Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to Dinning gymnasium. For more information call 270-444-5650.

Kight Wins State Governor's Cup General Knowledge Exam Competition
Paducah Middle 7th grader Paige Kight won first place in the General Knowledge Exam held at the Kentucky Governor's Cup academic tournament in Louisville on March 13.

The General Knowledge exam consists of 50 questions from all five written assessment content areas included in the state academic competition: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Arts and Humanities. Kight competed against 111 students from schools across the Commonwealth.
Upcoming Events
Baseball at Hickman County Hulsey Tournament
Fri Mar 24 2017
to Sat Mar 25 2017
Tennis at Greenwood Tournament
Fri Mar 24 2017
to Sat Mar 25 2017
Baseball at Graves
Mon Mar 27 2017
Tennis vs. McCracken
Mon Mar 27 2017
Baseball at Livingston
Tue Mar 28 2017
Tennis vs. Union City
Tue Mar 28 2017
Baseball at Carlisle
Thu Mar 30 2017
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