Guidance Announcements

Paducah Public Schools Updates for March 16 - April 17 Closing
March 30
 Paducah Public Schools to Continue Non-Traditional Instruction and Tornado Takeout Through Spring Break, April 6-10
March 26
Students who have paper packets of assignments will turn in their completed assignments and pick up a new packet Friday, March 27. See the news summary below for bus schedules and specific instructions. 
March 20
In keeping with Governor Beshear’s recommendation that all Kentucky Schools stop in-person instruction, Paducah Public Schools Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Days will be extended through Friday, April 17, 2020. This closure is a proactive approach to limit exposure to COVID-19 within our community.
Here is the schedule for the coming weeks:
March 23 – March 27 NTI Days
March 30 – April 3 NTI Days
April 6 - April 10  NTI Days
April 13 – April 17 NTI Days

As a school district, we are prepared to provide continuity of services for both learning and nutrition. Teachers will be providing instructional services using Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Our food service staff will continue preparing meals for delivery according to the schedule that is already in place.

Please see the district web site at  for the latest announcements regarding this developing situation.
March 18
If you are a student or parent who needs help accessing Microsoft Teams at home, you can find instructions here. Look for "Microsoft Teams How To" at the bottom of the page. 
March 17
Paper packets will be delivered to students Wednesday, March 18 at the building where they attend schools. Online students will not receive paper packets. For a complete list of instructions and bus stops, see the link in the news summary below. 
March 14, 2020
Paducah Public Schools will offer takeout meal delivery beginning Monday, March 16.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, until further notice – buses will be at all stops from 10:30 - 11:00 AM.

All sites will serve breakfast and lunch. See the news summary below for a link to a list of Tornado Takeout stops.
March 13, 2020
Information over the coming days/weeks will be sent to you via email and text message to the contact information in Infinite Campus, so having correct email and phone numbers for you is crucial.

If you are not receiving either text messages or e-mails from Paducah Public Schools, please access your Infinite Campus Parent Portal as soon as possible and update your contact information.  Click here to connect to the Campus Parent Portal.

If you don’t have a Parent Portal account, send an e-mail requesting your login information to: [email protected]

If you do not have email, please call 270-444-5600. 
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Guidance Announcements

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!

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  [email protected]

Ms. Sievers 10th Grade  [email protected]

The deadline to apply is January 10, 2020.  Applications are available at this link:

 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.
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
 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

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Become a Carson Center Volunteer today

Contact Chuck Tate at (270)443-9932 ext. 241 or [email protected] for more information.

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
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.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) Campus Tours
To register for any of these tours, go to 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  
800 Caldwell St. Paducah, KY 42003 | Phone: (270) 444-5600 | Fax: (270) 444-5607
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