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CRAFT ACADEMY FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
 
Attention 10th graders in Algebra 2 this year.  The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University is a dual credit residential program for academically exceptional students who are juniors and seniors.  Applications are open for current 10th graders to apply.  Criteria to apply to Craft Academy are the following:  Kentucky resident, current 10th grader student, completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2 by the end of 10th grade, score a minimum ACT English score of 18, ACT Reading of 22, and ACT Math of 22.   The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.  For more information and to apply, visit  https://www.moreheadstate.edu/Academics/Craft-Academy
GATTON ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
 
Attention 10th graders who are in Algebra 2 this year.  The applications for Gatton Academy of Math and Science at WKU are open. Gatton is a two year residential STEM program fo intellectually gifted students who are juniors and seniors. The Gatton Academy sill select approximately 95 Kentucky residents each year to attend the program. The criteria to applly to Gatton Acdemy are th following:  Kentucky resident, 10th grade at time of application and 11th grade at time of entry into progrm, completed Algebra 2 by end of 10th grade, minimum ACT math of 22.  Applications and supporting documents are due by January 31, 2020.  For more info and to apply, visit https://www.wku.edu/academy/
 
 
COMMONWEALTH HONORS ACADEMY AT MURRAY STATE
 
The Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University is a three week summer residential academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year in high school.  Minimum requirements to apply are a 3.5 unweighted GPA and a 25 ACT composite.  Applications are usually available in November of the student's junior year for the following summer and are due in March.  Students who attend will receive six hours of college credit, have the opportuntiy to take six additional hours of *tuition free college courses at Murray State University during their senior year, and be awarded a four=lyear $2000 per year housing scholarship to attend Murray State University.
 
Applications are available on the Murray State website at  https://www.murraystate.edu/cha/
 
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. 
LOQUI HEALTH ORGANIZATION VOLUNTEERS
 
Applications are available in the guidance office for Loqui, a youth-driven mental health organization that incorporates small group discussion in order to construct a network of support for teenagers. Needed are student volunteers to serve as Table Leaders. This is a wonderful opportunity to get in at the grass roots level!
GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM APPLICATIONS LIVE
 
The Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program is for academically talented students who have completed their junior year in high school.  To be eligible to apply, students must be in 11th grade at the time of selction, be a current resident of Kentucky, and have taken the PSAT, ACT, or SAT.  For five weeks during the summer, students will attend a residential program on a college campus where they will take courses in one of the focus areas they indicated on their application. The selection process is very competitive. Applications are usually available from guidance or on the Governor's Scholars website in late September.  There is no tuition cost to attend GSP.
 
For more information and to download an application, visit    If you have questions, please see Ms. Rogers in guidance.https://gsp.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx
 
Although the website says districts must get the applications to the state by January 10th, there is an earlier deadline for the application to be to Ms. Rogers as she has to put all kinds of information with the application. 
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
 
 
 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.

 

 

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  
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
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
 
PADUCAH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
800 Caldwell St. Paducah, KY 42003 | Phone: (270) 444-5600 | Fax: (270) 444-5607
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