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SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS DEATH BY CHOCOLATE EVENT UK ENGINEERING CAMPUS
 

The student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the University of Kentucky, Paducah Campus is excited to invite your students to our 6th annual Death by Chocolate event on October 24th from 6:00-7:30 PM in Crounse Atrium.  All students (9th-12th), parents, and educators are welcome.

Death By Chocolate is hosted by SWE with the goal of informing young women about their potential for a STEM career.  We want young girls to know that engineering is not just for men, but that women excel in engineering and other STEM majors.

At this event, we celebrate women in STEM by starting off with a deluxe chocolate buffet! This buffet is full of chocolate and non-chocolate dessert items with options for as many dietary restrictions as we can make. Our club members will speak to students in an open dining setting while everyone eats their dessert.  Then, we will head to the auditorium to hear our keynote speaker, Alex Carr, give a presentation on her journey as a woman in the engineering field. A student panel will be open for questions after our keynote presentation.

GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE!
 

GSA is open to current 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in the arts.  The three week summer program takes place on a college campus.  Students may apply for the following areas of study:  instrumental music, vocal music, visual art, film and photography, dance, drama, architecture and design, creative writing, or musical theatre.  Auditions and/or a review of works are required. All parts of the application are completed online.  Please put your school counselor as the administrator needed on the application.  

Ms. Rogers 11th Grade  rebecca.rogers@paducah.kyschools.us

Ms. Sievers 10th Grade  ashley.sievers@paducah.kyschools.us

The deadline to apply is January 10, 2020.  Applications are available at this link:  http://www.kentuckycenter.org/education-community-arts/gsa/prospective-students

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM ESSAY CONTEST

Awards:
First place: $1,000
Second place: $750
Third Place: $500
Winning essays will be posted on The National WWII Museum’s website, along with the names of the honorable mentions.
 
Deadline to enter is December 27, 2019 by 5pm CST. 
 
For more information and instructions for entries, visit the WWII Essay Contest Website. 
AP REIMBURSEMENT MONEY FROM MAY 2019 EXAMS
 
 If you passed an AP Exam in May 2019, you should see Ms. Sample the school bookkeeper in the front office to complete your reimbursement paperwork in order for her to process your reimbursement check.  The check won't be issued to you immediately.  All money must be reimbursed by May 2020.
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN VISIT DAYS
 
SCAD Days
Atlanta:  Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Jan. 11
Savannah:  Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Jan. 18
 
To learn more and to register for a SCAD Day event, visit  https://www.scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/scad-days
 
SCAD Spotlight Days
Atlanta:  Sept. 28 and Dec. 7
Savannah:  Dec. 7
 
For more information and to register for a SCAD Spotlight Day, visit  https://www.scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/scad-days
 
 
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE ENGINEERING EVENT
 
Halloween Engineering Event for Girls Oct. 25-26 for high school girls at Sweet Briar College.  For additional information:  Sweet Briar Engineering Event
 SYLVAN LEARNING ACT PREP AND ADVANCED READING PROGRAMS
 
For more information about the Sylvan ACT Prep program, see this flyer:  Sylvan ACT Prep
 
For more information about the Advanced Reading Skills program, see this flyer:   Advanced Reading Skills
NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE, TECH SCHOOL, AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
 
This workshop took place on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.   If you were unable to attend, here are links to the powerpoint that Ms. Sievers did and the one that the KHEAA Rep Chase Durrance covered regarding financial aid.  There were also a packet of handouts which are below.  There are hard copies of the handout packet in the guidance office if you would like to have your student pick one up.
 
KHEAA Chase Durrance Presentation
CARSON CENTER STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
 
 The Carson Center is committed to the growth, development and cultivation of local students. We are currently accepting High School Student Volunteers. We believe that we can open doors for and make a connection with regional high school students by offering volunteer options during performances as a ticket taker, greeter or usher. This will present the students with guest service, hospitality and team building experience. The responsibility of guest satisfaction, safety and comfort can be rewarding and worthwhile community service. The students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the operations before, during and after our world class performances.
 
Most of our shows occur during evening hours, however we do offer several daytime presentations. The center welcomes approx. 75,000 guests a year and hosts an average of 65 ticketed events annually. This will provide the students an opportunity to meet, interact and engage people of all ages and backgrounds. We believe this is an unparalleled experience that can have a positive impact on our guests and student volunteers.
 
The second process is to provide students the chance to volunteer in our administration offices.  Shows could not take place without our marketing, fundraising, production and box office departments. This “behind the scenes” team plays an important part in The Carson Center’s mission.  These duties require weekday commitments. Both of these opportunities can be credited to the student’s extra-curricular requirements and come with a letter of recommendation.
 

All Volunteer applicants must meet the following Criteria

1.       Must be 16 years or older and provide The Carson Center a permission form from parent or Legal guardian to volunteer

2.       Must have an email for correspondence and communication from The Carson Center

margin-bottom:8.0pt;margin-left:.5in;line-height:106%'>3.       Must initial and return The Carson Center Volunteer Policy and Procedure packet, indicating they have read the forms

Become a Carson Center Volunteer today 

http://www.rotundasoftware.com/volunteer/carsoncenter?enroll=1

Contact Chuck Tate at (270)443-9932 ext. 241 or ctate@thecarsoncenter.org for more information.

SCORE HIGHER ACT PREP FOR OCTOBER ACT
 
Score Higher is now accepting enrollment in our next five-week session to prepare for the October A C T.  Classes begin on September 22 and meet on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 at the Challenger Learning Center (located on the campus of WKCTC). Contact Joy Lentz at 270 519 6474 or access us at www.joylentz.com.
 
NOTE:  This is an outside organization that asked us to share this information. This is a courtesy post and in no way an endorsement of any organization.
KENTUCKY GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS
 

PTHS juniors: The Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program application is now open! Please click on link for information and to view application forms.  https://gsp.ky.gov/applicants/Pages/Applications-and-Forms.aspx

Information session for interested students and parents / guardians will be next Thursday, September 19th at 5:15 in the Tilghman library. The meeting will precede Back to School Night events that begin at 6:00.

 

 

PADUCAH-MCCRACKEN COUNTY NAACP ANNUAL FREDRICKIA HARGROVE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ESSAY/POSTER CONTEST

 

This year's theme is "When  we fight, We Win!" Essay topics will focus on the subject of how to fight injustices one faces in the modern age while making comparisons to the past. Information and essay prompts are available in the PTHS guidance office. First, second, and third place winners will receive cash awards.  

 

Entries are due no later than Friday, November 22.

Questions? Please contact Paducah-McCracken County NAACP Education Committee Chairperson, Mr. Corbin Snardon. paducahnaacp@gmail.com

West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) Campus Tours
 
To register for any of these tours, go to https://westkentucky.kctcs.edu/ and click on "Admissions" and then "Campus Tours."  Or you can call the admissions office at 270-534-3435.   All tours begin at 9:30am in the lobby of each location.
 
Anderson Technical Building (WKCTC Main Campus)
 
Programs in the tech building and/or Emerging Technology Building are Collision Technology, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Laboratory Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiography, Surgical Technology, Medical Information Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Health Science Technology, Logistics and Operations Management, Marine Technology, Mechatronics, MIT: Electrical Technology, MIT: Industrial Maintenance Technology. 
 
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 
 
 Skilled Craft Training Center (Hickory, KY)
 
Programs Offered: Automotive Technology, Air Conditioning Technology, Nursing Assistant, KY FAME (Advanced Manufacturing Technology), and Welding Technology.
 
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
Thursday, March 19, 2020
 
Paducah School of Art and Design (905 Harrison St.)
 
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
Thursday, April 23, 2020 
 
Other Programs at off-campus locations:
 
Marine Way Training Center (Paducah)--Fire/Rescue Science Technology
Purchase Training Center (Mayfield)--Diesel Technology  
Kentucky State University Fall BREDS Day Experience
 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
 
Students will learn about leadership, student government association, academics, featured programs (band, choir, etc.), on the spot admissions (need official transcript and ACT scores), academic department displays, student organization displays, and campus tour.
 
RSVP at the following link:  KSU BREDS Day
Eastern Kentucky University Spotlight Days 2019-2020
 
September 7
November  2
December 7
February 1 
 
Register to attend at the following link:  EKU Spotlight Registration
Western Kentucky University Admissions Events
 
See links under the dates for the registration link.
 
Sept. 7  Head for the Hill (WKU) 
Sept. 9  Discover WKU in Evansville, IN
Sept. 10  Discover WKU in Owensboro, KY
Sept. 21  Multicultural Preview Day  (WKU) 
Sept. 23  Discover WKU in Bowling Green, KY 
Oct. 22  Discover WKU in Hopkinsville, KY
Nov. 11  Head for the Hill (WKU) Register at wku.edu/headforthe
 
To register for Head for the Hill Events, visit wku.edu/headforthehill
To register for Discover WKU Events, visit wku.edu/discoverwku
To register for the Multicultural Preview Day, visit wku.edu/admissions/multiculturalpreviewday
 
 
 
Murray State University Admissions Events
 
Racer Day #1  Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 from Noon to 5pm
Racer Day #2  Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 from 8am-1pm
Racer Day #3  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 8am-1pm
 
To pre-register and for more information visit the website at murraystate.edu/racerdays
 
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