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Schedule Changes
Schedule change forms will be available in your homeroom, or you may pick up a form in guidance before or after school or in between classes.  Please allow a few days for counselors to process your schedule change.  After your change is processed, you will receive a copy of your new schedule or a denial form with the reason your schedule wasn't changed from your 1st period teacher.   The deadline to submit a schedule change is Friday, August 16 at 3pm.
Navigating College and Scholarship Process Event
Navigating the College, Tech School, and Scholarship Application Process
This event is geared towards seniors and their parents, but any grade level is welcome to attend. The senior counselor Ms. Sievers will talk about the process for applying to colleges and technical schools and what colleges look for in candidates. She will also talk about scholarships. The KHEAA rep will cover financial aid, the KEES Scholarship, and the FAFSA which are all avenues to help pay for your post-secondary education. Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6pm-7:30pm in the PTHS Blue Room
Exploring Educational Excellence College Information Sessions
Exploring Educational Excellence is hosting some information sessions that will cover opportunties at Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago.  One session will be in Lexington on Wednesday, August 28 at 7pm EST.  Another session will be held in Nashville on Thursday, August 29 at 7pm CST.  To register for either event, visit   Click on the events calendar and the event you would like to attend. Follow instructiosn to register. You will need to bring a copy of your email confirmation to the event.the organization website.
2019 Kentucky Democratic Coordinated Campaign Seeking Interns
Student interns for the Kentucky Democratic Coordinated Campaign  for Andy Beshear for Governor would work about 15 hours per week.  This is a volunteer/unpaid internship.  The Paducah office is located on Broadway, and the office is open Monday through Thursday from 10am-8pm, 10am-6pm on Saturdays, and noon to 6pm on Sundays.  Interns would work directly with voters, and the program will provide interns with training.  Students must have a driver's license and access to a vehicle.  The internships last through November 5, 2019.  To apply, please send a resume with references to .  Applicants also need to complete the ONLINE APPLICATION.
Senior Picture Re-takes
Senior picture re-takes are Tuesday, October 22. 
Paducah Bank Teen Ambassador Application Open
Paducah Bank is searching for 2019-2020 Teen Ambassadors. The Teen Ambassadors work on real life projects for the bank and provide social media support.

Criteria to apply: Must be a high school student, attend an orientation, have social media accounts with Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook, and be willing to participate in social media messaging.

Visit to apply. Applications are due Sept. 2.

PTHS Student Ambassador Program Applications
PTHS Student Ambassador applications will be available in the guidance office on Tuesday, August 13th. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 9.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply. Students who have served as Student Ambassadors in the past must reapply each year.

What does a Student Ambassador do? Paducah hosts events that engage young people: Chamber events; UNESCO events; business and civic events; and events that are political, medical, literary, etc in nature. PTHS' student representatives to these events are selected from our Student Ambassador pool.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Hancock @

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