Morgan Elementary Only Closed Monday, January 22; OtherPostponements and Cancelations
  • Paducah Public Schools will be in session tomorrow (Monday, January 22). However, Morgan Elementary and Morgan only will be closed due to a sprinkler coupling that froze and burst. Morgan faculty and staff should report to the Central Office tomorrow morning.
  • The PTHS vs. McCracken basketball games scheduled for Saturday night (01.13.18) have been postponed due to poor road conditions. The games are rescheduled for February 1. Any tickets purchased for the Friday, 1/12 games will be honored on the make up date.
  • PTHS girls basketball will play one varsity game (no JV) vs. Calloway County on Monday, 1/22 starting at 6:00 PM. 


Welcome to McNabb Elementary!
Each day we humbly boast that “We are the Best” because we truly believe we are. From the amazing, highly-qualified teachers that cover every classroom, to the outstanding, well-prepared students who walk in our halls, we truly believe we have been granted the best of the best. Our cafeteria staff and our janitors make it a point to keep our facilities beautiful and our children well-nourished. Our classified teachers work hard to support the needs of every student throughout the building. Our nurse cares for the needs of each and every child that knocks on her door.

We are a community-family school that recognizes our responsibilities extend a lot further than our four walls. The parents and siblings of our children are a part of our lives. We want them to feel at home when they enter our building. As a KYCID Banner School, our expectations are high, but our students continue to surpass the expectations set before them. Come be a part of us and make yourself at home.
McNabb Elementary
An Important Immunization Update for Families to Know
Starting July 1, 2018, Kentucky will be requiring parents/guardians of all students in kindergarten through grade twelve to provide proof of having received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine. Since the minimum timing between the two doses is six months, we are asking families to complete the following steps as soon as possible to ensure that your child is compliant with this new regulation prior to the beginning of the new school year on August 9, 2018: 


Registration Open for Born Learning Sessions
Learning starts long before school. From birth, kids are building skills they need for life. This doesn’t mean they need lots of expensive learning toys!
Loving relationships matter most. Parents, grandparents, and family members can use everyday moments as learning moments.
Join us to learn fun activities to help your child learn anywhere, anytime!
Born Learning sessions will be offered on March 15 & 29 , April 12 & 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at 9th Street Tabernacle. Meals will be served at sessions. Families who attend all four sessions will receive a free tablet.
To register, contact LaToya Benberry, Kids Company TOO! coordinator at 270-444-5750 or 
Click "Read More" to see the flier for more info. 
McNabb Students Win Downtown Kiwanis Club "Read to Ride" Bicycles
Downtown Kiwanis Club members recently presented bikes to McNabb fifth grader McKenzie Pena and first grader Ryan Kingsley. They were the McNabb "Read to Ride" winners for the Fall 2017 semester.

The Downtown Kiwanis Club donates a bicycles, helmets, and locks to Clark, McNabb, and Morgan elementary schools for the "Read to Ride" program. To qualify to win the bike, students take Accelerated Reader quizzes. The students' names are then placed in the drawing for each AR quiz that was passed during the semester.
Baptist Health Clinics Spring 2018 Schedule
As we enter the time of year when illness is more common, remember that Baptist Health Clinics are available at each school to serve our students, faculty, and staff.  Check with graphic below to see the clinic schedule at each school. The schedule is also available as a download if you click "Read More".
Paducah-McCracken NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Writing Contest Accepting Entries
The annual essay contest sponsored by the Paducah-McCracken County NAACP in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is now open.
The contest is open to all students in Paducah and McCracken County in grades kindergarten through 12th.  The theme this year is "Addressing the Issues of Today". All entries are due by December 18, 2017. Winners will be recognized on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Paducah Middle School.
For more information, click "
Boyd Receives DAR Youth Citizenship Medal
Myrikal Boyd, McNabb Elementary School 5th grader, has been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Medal for her demonstration of outstanding patriotism, honor, service, courage, and leadership.

Nominated by McNabb Elementary, Boyd received a medal and certificate from Cindy Byrd, member of the Paducah Chapter, National Society DAR, for her contributions to her school and community. She is the daughter of Jovonda and Lewis Boyd.
McNabb School Supply List 2017-18
Click here to see the McNabb school supply list for 2017-18.

McNabb Art Club Completes Beautfication Project
McNabb Elementary's 4th and 5th grade Art Club completed an art project to help beautify the front lawn of McNabb. The club, which met on Wednesdays, created signs with inspirational words and activities. They sketched the designs, chose the words and colors they wanted to use, and then painted the signs. Art teacher Sierra Senn said that she hopes the Art Club can complete other beautification projects next school year. 

The students and their signs (from right to left), included:
Sport sign – Terry Purifoy, Jakevion Perry
Grow/Clouds- Dalen Stefanick , Brent Dixon
Music- Deeric Hayes , Amari Harris
Read/Hands- Janyas Grubbs, Jacob Hodge
McNabb- Braionna Emerson , Alexa White, MsChantel Bradshaw
Inspire/Starry Night- Mary Dixon, Dzonda Perry, Lezli Farmer
Best- Ayonna Wilkins, Zoey Ruch
Kind/Hearts- Tiler Wheeler, Zyaijha Snipes , Mea Ragan

SBDM Meets Tuesday, June 6
The McNabb Elementary SBDM will meet Tuesday, June 6 at 12:00 p.m. , in the McNabb Elementary Library. 
Spann Selected to PJC Board of Trustees
McNabb principal Teresa Spann has been named to the Board of Trustees for the Paducah Junior College Foundation.

Paducah Junior College, Inc. (PJC) is the recognized foundation for West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The mission of this board is to provide resources for the improvement and enhancement of educational opportunities in support of the mission and vision of WKCTC.The PJC Board strives to cultivate partnerships with organizations and individuals that produce mutually beneficial results in raising funds for educational opportunities and services. They also provide stewardship in the responsible management of foundation assets on behalf of the citizens of the region.

The PJC Board of Trustees is composed of 15 members appointed on a rotating basis by the Mayor of Paducah and the Judge Executive of McCracken County.
Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Transition Night Thursday, May 18
Paducah Middle School will host a 5th to 6th Grade Transition Night for parents and current fifth grade students on Thursday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. at Paducah Middle School.

Parents of 5th graders and students will have the opportunity to tour Paducah Middle and learn about how to prepare for the transition to middle school.

To RSVP, return the form below to the Family Resource Center at your school or RSVP via e-mail to Joy Spear. 

PTO Fundraiser Turns Coach McDermott into a "Human Sundae"
McNabb students took part in a PTO fundraiser to make Coach Mac into a human sundae. The students had two weeks to raise money, with the class raising the most money winning the privilege of turning Coach McDermott into a human sundae.  Mrs. White's class won the fundraising competition. Congratulations!

McNabb Students Advance In 4-H Speech Contest
Winners of the fifth grade 4-H Speech Competition were (l to r) Madeline Walton - 3rd place, Amari Harris- 2nd place, and Kirsten Neeve - 1st place. Congratulations!

Madeline, Amari, and Kirsten will advance to the county-wide 4-H Speech and Demo contest, which will be March 28 at the Murray State University Crisp Center campus.

Alexa White Receives DAR Youth Citizenship Award
Paducah, KY - Alexa White, McNabb Elementary School 5th grader and daughter of Terrie and Andiamo White, has been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Medal for her demonstration of outstanding patriotism, honor, service, courage, and leadership.

Nominated by McNabb Elementary, White received a medal and certificate from Cindy Byrd, member of the Paducah chapter of the DAR, for her contributions to her school and community. White is a member of McNabb’s GTC group, is on the All-A Honor Roll, and is the leader of the school’s Math Fluency program. She plays the cello in the school’s orchestra, is a member of the Academic Team, plays Rightway Baskeball, and will be performing in the school’s production of “The Jungle Book.”

She is a member of 9th Street Church of Christ.

Photo: DAR representative Cindy Byrd presents McNabb Elementary School 5th grader Alexa White with the DAR Youth Citizenship Medal. Pictured are McNabb Elementary School Assistant Principal Josh Payne, Alexa White, Cindy Byrd, and mother Terrie White.

Kindergarten Entry Age Cutoff Moves to August 1 for 2017-18 School Year
Beginning with the upcoming school year, children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 1. Up until now, the cutoff was October 1.

Parents and guardians may request an early enrollment option for those students not meeting the entry age requirement. Schools will have an evaluation process to determine the child’s readiness for school.

Specific questions about kindergarten enrollment and the district’s early admission policy should be directed to the elementary school the student will attend: Morgan (270-444-5760), McNabb (270-444-5750) or Clark (270-444-5730).

Click "Read More" for additional resources.

McNabb Students Win Kiwanis "Read to Ride" Drawing
Downtown Kiwanis Club members recently presented bikes to McNabb third grader Cheyenne Caldwell and kindergartener Neriah Lincoln. They were the McNabb "Read to Ride" winners for the Fall 2016 semester.

The Kiwanis Club donates a bicycles, helmets, and locks to Clark, McNabb, and Morgan elementary schools for the "Read to Ride" program. To qualify to win the bike, students take Accelerated Reader quizzes. The students' names are then placed in the drawing for each AR quiz that was passed during the semester.

McNabb is a Guiness Book of World Records Participant
McNabb Elementary worked with Society Daughters of the American Revolution to send the most letters to military personnel in a month. We received a certificate from the president of Guinness World Records.

The certificated will be in our display cabinet.

Thank you so much McNabb staff!!!
McNabb Hosts "Chili and Chat" for Parents January 31
The McNabb Parent and Family Involvement team and 9th Street Tabernacle invite all parents and guardians to a “Chili and Chat” evening on Tuesday, January, 31st from 5:00-6:30PM. 

We will be talking about McNabb's Success for All program, Accelerated Reader, and testing and ways parents and guardians can help their children at home.  To download a copy of the flyer, please click "Read More".
McNabb, Paducah Middle, and PT Students Receive Awards in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Students from McNabb, Paducah Middle School, and Paducah Tilghman were announced as award winners in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster, Poetry, and Essay Contest at an awards presentation held at Paducah Middle School on January 15, 2017.

The event, which was hosted by the Paducah/McCracken County NAACP and sponsored by AT&T, encouraged students to creatively reflect on the life and work of Dr. King and its meaning for today’s youth. 963 entries were submitted by students from Paducah Public Schools and McCracken County Schools to the essay contest.

In the Kindergarten to 3rd grade poster contest, Alex White (McNabb Elementary) won first place and Jakyia Starr (McNabb Elementary) won second place.

In the 7th and 8th grade essay contest, Jlea Humphreys (Paducah Middle School) won first place.

In the 9-12 essay contest, Bryson Wells (Paducah Tilghman High School) won first place.
Calendar for 2017-18 School Year Available
The school board has approved the calendar for next school year (2017-18). To download a text version or color-coded version of the calendar, click "Read More". 
Photo of the Day: Every Day Safety
Volunteers from the Paducah Power Company, Paducah Police Department, and Paducah Fire Department have been visiting Clark, McNabb, and Morgan during School Safety Week to talk with students about fire safety, electrical safety, and personal safety.  Volunteers from the fire department and Paducah Power visited McNabb Wednesday as students got to see fire trucks and power line trucks and talk with volunteers.
McDonald's Presents Donation from McNabb Teacher's Night
McDonald's representatives Cathy Elliot and Michael Love were at the McNabb assembly on September 19. They presented a donation of $450 from the Teacher Fundraiser held at the Jackson Street McDonald's. 

Photo, left to right: Monte Hensley, Shawn McDermott, Creighton Wade, Michael Love, Cathy Elliot

Paducah Public Schools a Proficient District, PTHS and Clark Distinguished on KDE School Report Card

Paducah Public Schools achieved three firsts in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Kentucky School Report Card for 2015 -16: The district was classified as “Proficient”, and Paducah Tilghman High School and Clark Elementary were classified as “Distinguished” for the first time under the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Unbridled Learning Accountability System, which has been in place since 2011-12.

The overall score for the district was 67.4 for 2015-16, an improvement of 3.9 points over the 2014-15 score of 63.5. The score met the Annual Measureable Objective (AMO) set by the state.

“We’re pleased to see these results,” Shively said. “To have our district reach the status of “Proficient” for the first time and for PTHS and Clark to be classified as “Distinguished” validates our mission. I believe that meeting the needs of each and every child is translating into the positive results we see in these scores.”

McNabb Receives $2,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded McNabb Elementary a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy. This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the beginning of the academic school year, these grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

The grant will be used to help students in grades 3-5 set and monitor independent reading goals, engage in thirty minutes of daily independent reading, and receive close monitoring and the support of a reading teacher.

“By awarding these grants, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is committed to making a meaningful impact in our local communities,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “These grants provide funds to support youth literacy initiatives and educational programs throughout the communities we serve to ensure a successful academic year for students.”
Photo of the Day: Lending a Hand
  McNabb principal Teresa Spann assists Monte Hensley with connecting computers in the 21st Century office to be used during the before and after school program. Way to pitch in, Mrs. Spann!

McNabb Spring Sports Day Photos Online
Photos from McNabb's Spring Sports Day at McRight Field on May 26 have been posted on the district Facebook page. You can see them here.

Free Volleyball Camp for rising 6th graders and 7th graders
PTHS volleyball will offer a free volleyball camp for rising 6th grade and 7th grade girls. The camp will be at Paducah Tilghman High School June 20 - 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration will take place on site Monday, June 20, at 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact coach Carl Eligio at or athletics director Kris Durfee at
Proficient and Distinguished Students Honored at McNabb KPREP Kickoff
McNabb fourth and fifth grade students who scored "Proficient" or "Distinguished" on last year's KPREP test were recognized at the McNabb KPREP kickoff held on May 6.

4th grade Reading Proficient
Bron Boykin, Kenny Blasdell, Timothy Burns, Evan Cagle, Janyas Grubbs, Abigial Jordan, Kylan McHaney, Trever Montgomery, Asonte Newsome, Lailan Parker, Dzonda Perry, Mea Ragan, Shane Robertson, Jason Sims, Heaven Troupe, Lilliana Wells, Zaraiviah Wislon, Jo’Kerrian Woolen-Casey

4th grade Reading Distinguished
Josh Jones, Nevaeh Troupe

4th grade Math Proficient
Antonyo Brister, Janyas Grubbs, Josh Jones, Abigial Jordan, Stephen Lowe, Kylan McHaney, Trever Montgomery, Jalen Morris, Asonte Newsome, Selena Prieto Bottoms, Mea Ragan, Heaven Troupe, Nevaeh Troupe, Lilliana Wells

4th grade Math Distinguished
Kenny Blasdell, Shane Robertson
Tornado Boys Basketball Camp May 31 - June 3
The 2016 Tornado Boys Basketball Camp will be held at Dinning gym on the campus of Paducah Tilghman High School from Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3. The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The camp is for incoming 2nd through 7th grade students. Cost of the camp is $25. Registration will be at the door the first day of camp. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the camp. To download the brochure, click "read more". For more information, contact Brad Stieg at
Photo of the Day: Our Volunteers Are Priceless!
Tilghman senior and McNabb volunteer Tamia Travis arrives at the PTHS prom on April 30. Tamia  assists Ms. Morris with the 2nd graders in the 21st Century after school program. We're grateful for all our community volunteers who make McNabb Elementary a great place to grow and learn.

2016-17 School Calendar Available
If you are making plans for next school year, you can see a copy of the 2016-17 school calendar here. 
Inclement Weather Bus Routes Link
Inclement weather routes are used when it's safer for buses to run a flatter route and avoid hills.

When inclement weather bus routes are used, students will be notified by via all call, the district web site, radio, and television.

You can see the inclement weather bus routes here.
McNabb Christmas Ball 2015 Photos Posted
Photos from the McNabb Christmas Ball have been posted to the district facebook page, if you would like to see them. Thanks to everyone who helped make the McNabb Christmas Ball a success! 
Petsmart Makes Christmas Donation
Petsmart store manager Richard Haley brought a donation of stuffed animals for Santa to share with K-3 students at McNabb Elementary on December 14.

Petsmart gave its customers the opportunity to purchase a stuffed animal to share with local students at McNabb and Concord elementary schools. The Paducah store collected more donations than any other store in the region.

"We are grateful for Petsmart's generousity," said Kids Company Too Family Resource Center director Stephen Bradley. "It's great for our students to have a tangible reminder of the joy that many of us receive from our pets."

Photos from McNabb Head Start Thanksgiving

Paducah Head Start hosted a Thanksgiving celebration on November 19 at McNabb Elementary. Head Start students and their families enjoyed a dinner that was served by the Paducah Charity League. After dinner, every student in preschool and going to kindergarten received a backpack filled with manipulatives and school materials to promote school readiness.  You can see photos from the dinner here.
Paducah and Murray schools ranked among best in state
by Genevieve Postlethwait, The Paducah Sun
December 3, 2015
Used with permission.

Two of the state's best public school districts are right here in western Kentucky, according to a recently released list from Pittsburgh-based, which gathers and analyzes school data across the nation.

The site ranked Murray Independent Schools as the fourth best in Kentucky with Paducah Public Schools sixth best.

"We're trying to present a holistic picture of these schools," said Alex Caffee, business and market analyst with Niche. "It's not an exact science, but we're trying to present the fullest picture possible. Over 50 different statistics go into our rankings, plus real reviews."
Principals cheer schools' successes
by Genevieve Postelthwait, The Paducah Sun
November 17, 2015
Used with permission.

The Paducah Board of Education got a peek Monday evening into the biggest successes and challenges at the district's three elementary schools, Clark, McNabb and Morgan. All in all, the schools had plenty of good news to share with the board, but also came prepared to talk about their biggest opportunities for improvement.

"I told you last month that we've made some instructional breakthroughs along the lines of using data to drive instruction, implementing effective intervention processes and also enrichment processes for kids who are already at grade level or above," Assistant Superintendent Will Black told the board. "Our mission this year is really to standardize those improvements."

Black highlighted a few of the most notable breakthroughs made at each of Paducah's three elementary schools.
PPS Students Recognized in Veteran's Day Essay Contest

McNabb second grader Marle Campbell and PTHS senior Palmer Stroup won first place and six other district students had top finishes in the Veteran's Day Essay/Picture contest sponsored by the  Daughters of the American Revolution. This year there are 1211 entries in the essay/picture contest; the theme was "Patriotism, Valor, and Strife".

District students who placed in the contest included:

1st Place: Marle Campbell - 2nd Grade, McNabb Elementary
2nd Place: Ruva Dembo - 2nd Grade, McNabb Elementary

2nd Place: Carson Chumbler - 5th Grade, Clark Elementary

GRADE 9-12
1st Place: Palmer Stroup - 12th Grade, PTHS
2nd Place: Peyton Patel - 10th Grade, PTHS
3rd Place: Anna Grace McGee -10th Grade, PTHS
Honorable Mentions:
James Luke McGee - 10th Grade, PTHS
Megan Summers - 9th Grade, PTHS

Winners were recognized at the opening ceremonies at the Veteran’s Day Parade and rode on a float in the parade.

Photo caption, l to r: Peyton Patel, Palmer Stroup, Ruva Dembo, Anna Grace McGee, Carson Chumbler
Head Start partners with Paducah Police Dept. to bring back officer baseball cards
Paducah Head Start has partnered with the Paducah Police Department to bring back collectible officer baseball cards. They feature a photograph of the officer with some personal information on the back. They are designed to increase interaction between the public – particularly children – and our officers. The cards were funded by Paducah Head Start as a part of its community partnership efforts. Director of Head Start for Paducah Public Schools, Kristy Lewis, is featured in this KFVS 12 news story. 
Students rewarded for meeting summer Accelerated Reading goals
Congratulations to the McNabb Elementary students who met their summer Accelerated Reading goals with an average of 85% or higher:
Patricia Bedwell - center (individual prize winner)
Front row (left to right): Nikeshia Davis, Kelsey Anne Dembo, Destiny Dumas, Akasha Davis, Isabel Roof, Miya Patterson
Back row (left to right): Justice Campbell, Josh Jones, Isaiah Hall, Shelby A. Bundy, Creighton Wade
Mercy Health Clinic October Newsletter
You can see the October newsletter for Mercy Health Clinic here.

Throughout the month of October, the Mercy School-Based Health Clinics will be offering free breast exams. At these visits, the provider will teach patients how to perform a self-breast exam. For any woman over age 40, we will assist in scheduling a mammogram if needed. These visits are for any staff member in Paducah Independent Schools and for any parent that has a student in a Paducah City School.
Ross Featured in Kentucky Teacher Magazine
McNabb's Gilder Lehrman Kentucky History Teacher of the Year Geco Ross was featured in recent story in Kentucky Teacher magazine titled "Paducah teacher makes history relevant to students". You can read the article here. Congratulations, Mr. Ross! 
Mercy Health Clinic September Newsletter
You can see the newsletter for Mercy Health Clinic here.

This month, Mercy Health will be providing pedometers to fifth grade students at Morgan and McNabb  Schools. The students will wear the pedometers daily and log their steps taken during the school day. Prizes will be awarded to the top three fifth grade students at each school logging the most steps for the month.
First Day of School Photos on Smugmug
You can see and download photos from McNabb's first day of school here. 
Photo of the Day: A New Place to Play!
McNabb fourth graders (l to r) Jayden Mays, JaQuan Johnson, Jamilah Alfaro, and Nevaeh Troupe joined Director of Pupil Personnel Troy Brock in trying out a new piece of playground equipment that has been installed at McNabb Elementary. The new installation is the first step in multi-phase project that will revitalize the McNabb Elementary playground.
Public Health Home Flooding Safety Guidelines (English and Spanish)
The Kentucky Department for Public Health issues these safety guidelines for after floods.
• Avoid contact with flood waters. Flood waters are unclean and can be a risk for tetanus for those who have open wounds that come into direct contact with them. Contact your regular health care provider or your local health department if you believe you may need a tetanus shot.

El Departamento para la Salud Pública de Kentucky emite estas recomendaciones de seguridad para el periodo después de las inundaciones.
• Evite el contacto con el agua de inundaciones. El agua de inundaciones no es limpia y puede conllevar un riesgo de tétanos para aquellas personas con heridas abiertas que entran en contacto directo con estas aguas. Comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica regular o su departamento de salud local si usted cree que necesita una vacuna contra el tétanos.
Welcome to Paducah Public Schools! If you would like to download registration forms to complete before you go to registration, click on read more.  If you have questions please call us at 270-444-5600. 
School Supply Lists for 2015-2016 available for download
Registration for McNabb Elementary students will be held from July 21-23. You can download the supply list for each grade here. 
McNabb Math and Science Camp Students Apply Skills at Lemonade Stand
McNabb Elementary math and science camp students concluded their camp by hosting their annual lemonade stand on June 12.

The lemonade stand is a final project of math and science camp at McNabb. The lemonade stand project was started in 2009 and this year's students have continued it, using math skills they have learned to research the business, construct the lemonade stand, make change, and mix the drinks. Funds raised will be used to support student activities in the 2015-16 school year.

You can see photos from the lemonade stand on our Facebook page here.
Ware chosen as McNabb's Ambassador of Excellence
Congratulations to Cristin Ware for being chosen as McNabb Elementary’s Ambassador of Excellence! For the final Blue Line district newsletter of the 2014-15 school year, administrators at each school were asked to select a student who had made the greatest improvement in areas of academics, citizenship, and participation in extracurricular activities over the course of the year. 
Photos from the McNabb Preschool Celebration now on SmugMug
You can view all of the photos from the event here 
Ross Named 2015 Gilder Lehrman KY History Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to McNabb Elementary teacher Geco Ross for being named the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Kentucky History Teacher of the Year! A panel of teachers, administrators, and scholars from Kentucky selected Ross for his use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration he provides to his students, and his numerous career achievements in education. 
Photo of the day: Chasing Away the Blues
McNabb students and staff dressed in blue today to celebrate the last day of Child Abuse Prevention Week, which featured different dress up days.Today's theme was, "Chase away the blues of child abuse." Students and faculty gathered together in the shape of a heart at the end of the school day.
Mercy Health at Morgan Offers Physicals For Rising Sixth Graders
Current fifth grade (rising sixth grade) students who will be entering Paducah Middle School in August, 2015 will need a physical exam and vaccines to complete the necessary requirements for school.

If you are unable to schedule the exam with your primary care provider or the Paducah-McCracken County Health Department, please consider Mercy Health Morgan, the School-Based Health Clinic located at Morgan Elementary School. Clinic hours are 7:30 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.  Monday and Tuesday, along with 7:30 a.m.  – 12:00 Noon every other Friday. After hours appointments can be arranged if needed. The clinic will remain open until June 12th and will reopen for the Fall semester on July 27th.

Please call 270-444-5760, ext. 6330 to schedule your child’s appointment. A current immunization certificate and a copy of the student’s health insurance card will be needed prior to the scheduled appointment. Students who are not currently covered by health insurance can have their physical exam done at Mercy Health Morgan.
Photo(s) of the Day: McNabb KPREP Recognition Day
Congratulations to all of McNabb fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at Paducah Middle who were honored for their achievement on the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP) at McNabb on March 13. We are proud of you!  You can see photos from the event here.
Revisions made to the 2014-15 school calendar
The 2014-15 school calendar has been revised to include make days from last week's snow storm.

The last day for students will be Friday, May 29, 2015 and Closing Day for staff will be Monday, June 1, 2015. To see the updated calendar, click here.

With the revised calendar, the 3rd quarter will end Friday, March 20.
Photo Gallery: McNabb Head Start Visits the Challenger Center
Head Start students have been visiting the Challenger Center to participate in the "Rockin' Rockets" program. In the program students learn about rocket basics, see a "live" launch in mission control, and do hands on projects.

You can see a photo gallery of McNabb Head Start preschools' visit here.
Photos from 21st Century Family Reading Night now on SmugMug
The event was held on January 22, 2015. You can see more photos here:  
Students celebrate 100 days of school
Students in our district celebrated the 100th day of this school year by participating in various "100" themed activities, such as dressing up and counting games. You can see more photos of the festivities here: 
Junior Achievement Accepts US Bank Donation, Kicks Off Paducah Schools Partnership
The Junior Achievement (JA) Board of Directors for Four Rivers Counties and representatives from US Bank met at McNabb Elementary on January 22 to kick off the Junior Achievement program in Paducah Public Schools.

"We are pleased to bring Junior Achievement to Western Kentucky and begin this partnership with our schools," said JA West Kentucky President Dan Douglas. "We are serving 21,000 students in West Kentucky with the goal of ensuring that every student has a fundamental understanding of financial literacy, work-readiness skills, and entrepreneurship."

The Paducah Independent School District is the first district to partner with Junior Achievement in McCracken County, and McNabb Elementary is the first school in the district to begin using the program.
Download: 2015-16 Calendar
The calendar for the 2015-16 school year has been approved.
Please click "read more" to see the dates, along with a link to download the calendar.
Fight the Flu, Tornado!
Influenza is spreading early this year, and our schools are being hit hard with students who are absent due to illness. Please do your part to fight the flu by:
  •  covering your mouth if you cough
  • avoiding public gatherings if you are sick
  • washing your hands, and
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Photo of the Day: Young Archeologists
McNabb fifth graders visited the River Discovery Museum yesterday. They studied the prehistoric culture of the Mound Builders, incorporating a hands-on touch table, a math lesson with a hands-on skill and an archaeological investigation involving tools and scientific “dig” methods. (photos follow) 
Red Ribbon Week Superhero Day Photos Posted
Matthew Wyman, Josh Payne, and Kindergartner Clayton Eidson dressed up as Batman for Twin Day at McNabb Elementary as a part of their celebration of Red Ribbon Week.

District Schools are celebrating Red Ribbon week October 20-24 with door decorations, poster contests, and dress-up days, encouraging everyone to live drug-free.

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. It serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug-free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug-free America.

You can see photos from Super Hero day here.

Photos from McNabb Fall Festival Posted
McNabb students and parents had big fun at the McNabb Fall festival on October 30! You can see photos from the evening here.

Registration still open for Tornado In Training Basketball Clinic
There are still openings available for the Tornado in Training Basketball Clinic! This Basketball Clinic is put on by the Paducah Tilghman Lady Tornado Basketball Team. All elementary school aged children are welcome. The Clinic includes: a basketball, a T-shirt, basketball Instruction, and an opportunity to perform at a PTHS varsity game. The cost is $20.00 per child. 
KPREP Data Shows Growth in Achievement and Gap Scores; Updated data moves PTHS to” Proficient” Category

KPREP scores in the areas of student achievement and non-duplicated group gap showed upward trends when compared to scores from 2011-12 and 2012-13 for Paducah Public Schools, but a decline in the area of growth had a negative impact on overall scores.  PTHS and Clark were classified as “proficient” while Paducah Middle, McNabb, and Morgan were classified as “needs improvement” according to the 2013-14 KDE Report Card.

Cinderella takes the stage at Tilghman November 15-16
by Anna Chambers, the Tilghman Bell

Prince Charming will once again sweep Cinderella off her feet in Tilghman’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella  on Saturday and Sunday, November 15th and 16th.  On Saturday, November 15th, there will be a matinee at 2:30 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:00 p.m.  On Sunday, November 16th, there will be a matinee at 2:30 p.m..

Tickets are $15, $10, and $5 based on seat location. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling 1-866-967-8167.
Photo of the Day: Calling All Storytellers!
PTHS speech team members visited Clark, Morgan, and McNabb elementary schools today to tell stories and read books to celebrate National Storytelling Week.Thanks to the following team members who participated: Ella Bailey, Micheal Hassel, Michael Ellen Walden, Reagan Davidson, Caroline Meiners, Tristen Miler, Lakyn Fulton, Jack Daniels,  Palmer Stroup, Meg Hancock, and Claire Kelly.
Link: PPS E-Mail Update 09.02.14
You can see a digest of the weeks news and upcoming events at the PPS District Email here. If you would like to subscribe, hit the link at the bottom that says "Update Subscription Preferences".  
Link: PPS E-Mail Update 08.25.14
You can see a digest of the weeks news and upcoming events at the PPS District Email here. If you would like to subscribe, hit the link at the bottom that says "Update Subscription Preferences". 
Tilghman Girls Basketball team to host clinic for elementary students
The Lady Tornado will host a “Tornado in Training” basketball clinic for all elementary school age children. 
Mini Tornado Cheer Clinic September 6
The PTHS Varsity Cheerleaders will be hosting a Mini Tornado Cheer Clinic for all elementary students on Saturday, September 6th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Grades K - 5 are welcome to attend. Registration fees will go to support the PTHS cheerleading squad.

Advance registration is $25 and covers registration, tuition, and T-shirt. Registration is due by August 29th to be able to receive a t-shirt. Late registration will be $35 at the door. You can download the registration by clicking "read more".
McNabb Supply List 2014-15
McNabb Elementary Supply List 2014-15 
Photo of the Day: Vintage Summer Fun
21st Century Kids Project students enjoyed a field trip to Cardinal Lanes for bowling on July 10. The field trip was sponsored by Royal Oaks Chevrolet. You can see other photos from the trip here. 
Math Camp Students Apply Skills With Lemonade Stand
McNabb Elementary math camp students concluded their camp by hosting their annual lemonade stand on June 12.

The lemonade stand is a final project of math camp at McNabb.  The lemonade stand was started in 2009 and this year's students have continued it, using math skills to research the business, construct the lemonade stand, make change, and mix the drinks. Funds raised will be used to support student activities in the 2014-15 school year.

You can see photos from the lemonade stand on our Facebook page here.
Kentucky Music Educators Association Honors Four
The Kentucky Music Educators Association honored four PPS educators at the KMEA First District Banquet held on May 5.  Honorees included: 
Twenty Retirees Honored at Year End Dinner
Twenty retirees with a combined 404 years of service were honored at the annual Paducah Public Schools Staff Appreciation Dinner at Paducah Tilghman on May 12. Retirees included: 
Photo of the Day: 21st Century Piano Class
The McNabb 21st Century piano class performed for morning assembly on March 28. Their class is a part of the 21st Century program. 
Photo of the Day: Cultivating Curiousity
Danette Humphrey, a member of the Paducah Board of Education, visited McNabb Elementary Head Start classes to read with students on January 22. Humphrey's visit was to help promote the upcoming "Sid the Science Kid" live show at the Carson Center. 
Photo of the Day: McNabb Head Start Makes Pumpkin "Pi"
Jennifer Steger's Head Start students celebrated Halloween by making a delicious Pumpkin "Pi". Clever, McNabb Head Start!  
Hunter is 2nd in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Poetry Contest
McNabb fourth grader Zabrina Hunter (middle) was honored with an award for second place for her poetry entry at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Poetry Contest. 
Photo of the Day: Project Fit Demo
Students from McNabb and Clark elementaries demonstrated a Project Fit relay race in which students from each school performed certain exercises to earn cups to build a sculpture in a timed race at the PTHS vs. Marshall basketball game Monday night. 
McNabb Has Best Attendance for the Week of October 28
Congrats to McNabb Elementary School for having 98.78% attendance last week!!! Kudos to the other elementary schools as well for going over the 97% mark as well with 97.31% for Clark and 97.18% for Morgan.  
Photo of the Day: Football Frights!
The PTHS football took advantage of a bye week to help at the haunted house that was part of the McNabb Elementary Fall Festival on November 1. 
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