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An Important Immunization Update

1. Consult with your child’s healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to your child, or make an appointment with your healthcare provider, Purchase District Health Department or your local Baptist Health School Clinic to begin the vaccination series.

2. Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from your provider.

3. Turn in a copy of a current Immunization Certificate to your child’s school.

Also new for the 2018-19 school year, parents/guardians of all students age 16 years or older are required to show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal ACWY vaccine. To ensure compliance, we are asking families to do the following:  

1. Consult with your child’s healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to your child, or make an appointment with your healthcare provider, Purchase District Health Department or your local Baptist Health School Clinic for your child to receive the vaccine(s). If your child has not previously received a dose of the vaccine and is age 16 or older, only one dose is required.

2. Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from your provider.

3. Turn in a copy of a current Immunization Certificate to your child’s school.

Please call Renee Barnhill, District Health Coordinator, with any questions 270-444-5780 ext. 8516.
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Board of Education and PT Speech Team Recognized at City Commission Meeting

Board of Education and PT Speech Team Recognized at City Commission Meeting

The Paducah Tilghman Speech and Debate team and the Paducah Board of Education were recognized for their efforts on behalf of Paducah Public Schools and the city of Paducah. The Paducah Board of Education was also recognized for their continuing work on behalf of the Paducah Public Schools as Mayor Kaler declared January 2015 to be School Board Recognition Month.
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Tilghman teen has exceptional work ethic

Tilghman teen has exceptional work ethic

by Genevieve Postlethwait
The Paducah Sun, December 1, 2014
Used with permission

Aaron Armstrong, a senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, is Paducah Bank Teen of the Week.

Paducah Tilghman senior Aaron Armstrong takes the concept of "scholar-athlete" to an entirely new level.
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Kohler Signs With Charleston Southern Basketball

Kohler Signs With Charleston Southern Basketball

The Tilghman Bell, November 2014
Used With Permission
The Bell would like to congratulate Alex Kohler on signing to play basketball at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. After receiving interest from Murray State, SEMO and Miami of Ohio, Alex decided to choose Charleston Southern.

Alex made her commitment after visiting, and although her new home is over a 10-hour drive away, that’s exactly what Alex wants.

“I really like the atmosphere there,” she said. “I wanted to see something new and go away, and it felt like a home away from home.”
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Tilghman Alum Wynne Is NKU Featured Student

Justin Wynne (PTHS '12) is the Northern Kentucky University  "Inside NKUFeatured Student of the Month for October. Congratulations! You can see the profile on Justin here. (Photo credit: Timothy D. Sofranko)
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Neighbor Helping Neighbor

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

The Baptist Health hospital donated school supplies to Paducah Tilghman High School. These school supplies will assist Tornado Alley Youth Services Center in supporting the Tilghman student body. More +

Tickets for PTHS vs. McCracken football on sale August 11

Tickets for the McCracken County at PTHS football game will go on sale Monday, August 11at the PTHS business office. Tickets can be purchased from August 11 - August 22 M-F at the PTHS business office from 9 - 11 a.m. and 12 - 2 p.m.  The game is Saturday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at McRight field. More +

PT Sports Passes Available

Paducah Tilghman's sports activity pass is available to any student in the Paducah Public Schools district. This pass allows the student to get into all regular season home games for all sports. The cost is $25 for non-varsity players and $15 for varsity players. Passes can be purchased at registration and at the PTHS business office. More +

PT Cheerleaders Win Leadership Award at UCA Camp

PT Varsity cheerleaders attended UCA Cheer Camp July 16 -18 at Marshall County High School.

Tilghman placed second overall at camp competing in cheer, sideline, dance, and extreme routine. Tilghman also won the leadership award at camp. This award is voted on by all other squads and is awarded to the team that stood out as true leaders at camp.
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Photo of the Day: Tilghman FBLA Officers Attend Leadership Camp

Photo of the Day: Tilghman FBLA Officers Attend Leadership Camp

PTHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) co-presidents Lyndsey Kendall and Taylor Thompson, treasurer Andrew Shannon, and co-historian Rotajhania McHaney attended leadership camp at Hardinsburg, KY, on June 11-13.  

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MSU Commonwealth Honors Academy Selects Two PTHS Juniors

MSU Commonwealth Honors Academy Selects Two PTHS Juniors

Paducah Tilghman juniors Parker Loyd and Katherine Weatherspoon have been selected to attend the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University June 7- 28, 2014.
The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is a three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students are selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding regions. 
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Hassel Receives Paducah Life Arts Scholarship

Hassel Receives Paducah Life Arts Scholarship

Micheal Hassel, a sophomore at Paducah Tilghman High School has been awarded the Paducah Life Magazine, “It’s a Wonderful Life…in Paducah” arts scholarship which will provide him the 
opportunity to attend the Broadway Workshop at the Carson Center.
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Katz to Attend Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Drama Program

Katz to Attend Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Drama Program

Elizabeth Katz, a junior at PTHS, will attend the pre-college drama program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Students accepted into this auditioned program live on campus for six weeks and participate in a rigorous daily schedule of classes which mirrors the School of Drama’s curriculum. More +
Paducah Public Schools 2014-15 School Calendar

Paducah Public Schools 2014-15 School Calendar

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Sylvan ACT Prep and Advanced Reading Skills

Classes for the June ACT test prep begin May 12, 2014. ACT prep is a five week class (20 hours of instruction) with a six student per class maximum. More +

Bedeau Elected KEA Ethnic Minority Director

Lakilia Bedeau has been elected KEA Ethnic-Minority Director at the recent Kentucky Education Association Delegate Assembly in Louisville, Kentucky on April 2. More +

Two PT FBLA Members Elected to Regional Office; Eight Advance in Competition

PT Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students attended the FBLA Region 1 Competition on Friday, March 14 at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
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Mock Trial Finishes 8th in State Competition

The Mock Trial varsity team made it into the elite top ten, scoring 8th out of 26th teams at the State Competition. The JV Team also had a strong showing. Each year Best Attorney and Best Witness awards are given. The Varsity Best Attorney was Miles Butler and the JV Best Attorney was Marcus Corbett. The Varsity Best Witness award went to Lauren Eickholz and the JV Best Witness award went to Madelyn Chambers. More +

Art Students Show Work at Yeiser's "Teen Spirit" 2014

Congratulations to the Paducah Tilghman Art Students accepted into the Yeiser Art Center’s Exhibition “Teen Spirit 2014”. More +

PT English Class Places Second in Paducah Bank Video Contest

Mrs. Holt's 4th period honors English class placed second and won $250 in a video contest sponsored by Paducah Bank. Students were asked to create videos showing what the words "kindness", "compassion" and "community" mean to them for the contest. You can see the video here.

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Hern Wins Carpentry Regional

Paducah Tilghman and Paducah Area Technology Center (PATC) junior Stephanie Hern won first place in the first year student Regional Carpentry Competition held at WKCTC. She scored a perfect score of 240, which has only happened once before in the competition. Stephanie will advance to compete in the state competition, which will be held April 16-19.
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AP Exam Fees Due Dates

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Photo of the Day: The early bird gets the meiosis

Sophomores Jennifer Brown and Tamia Travis review the concept of meiosis with PTHS Biology teacher Christine Wynne to prepare for a quiz. Jennifer and Tamia are part of a group of students who have been coming to school early to study and prepare for the Biology end of course assessment. More +

Denson Wins Bellarmine Vocal Competition

Tilghman seniors Blake Denson and Jailon Chism competed at Bellarmine University's 4th annual 'Traditional Negro Spiritual' Voice Competition on February 15. Denson won the competition and a $500 cash prize. More +

Basketball Homecoming and Senior Night Tonight vs. CCA

The PTHS Basketball Homecoming ceremony and Senior Night honors will be tonight (February 11) at the PTHS vs. CCA game. Senior recognition will be between the girls' and boys' games. The homecoming ceremony will be at halftime of the boys game. Varsity girls play at 6:00 p.m. Varsity boys play at 7:30 p.m. More +

PTHS Speech Repeats as Region Champs

(Murray, KY) For the second consecutive year Paducah Tilghman High School’s Speech and Forensic Team are the Murray Region Champs. More +

Razban Named Rotary Student of the Month

Paducah Tilghman senior Yasi Razban has been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month of February, 2014. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community. More +

Basketball Homecoming Court Announced

Paducah Tilghman congratulates seniors selected for the 2013-14 Basketball Homecoming Court: (Row 1, l to r) Sophie Shutika, Madison Guthrie, Heather Jackson, Ronicia Galbreath, Jaleigha Winston, and Keri Mogan (Row 2, l to r): Sharras Caldwell, Mikey Davis, Rafiel Banks, Andre Strayhorn, Jacob Holtgrewe, and Elliot Bickerstaff. More +

PTHS Writers Sweep MLK Poetry and Essay Contest Awards

Paducah Tilghman students swept the awards for their essay entries at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Poetry Contest. The awards ceremony, hosted by the Paducah/McCracken County NAACP and sponsored by AT&T, was held at Paducah Middle School on January19. More +

Riley Named Rotary Student of the Month

Paducah Tilghman senior Jordan Riley has been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month of January, 2014. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community. More +

Tilghman's Holt gets kicks in class, on field

Justin Holt is not a typical student committed to academics, he brings much more to the table than just book smarts. More +

Photo of the Day: 33rd NHS New Member Induction

28 students were inducted into the PTHS National Honor Society's 33rd New Member Induction ceremony yesterday. Inductees must have at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate the qualities of service, leadership, and character. More +

White Named Rotary Student of the Month

Paducah Tilghman senior Jeremiah White has been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month of December, 2013. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community. More +

Rudolph Wins Three Karate Titles on NASKA World Tour

PTHS sophomore Jackson Rudolph won his fourth consecutive International Sport Karate Association World Weapons Championship at the U.S. Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championship in Orlando, Florida on July 5. He went on to win his second consecutive junior Diamond Ring for weapons at the Diamond Nationals in Bloomington, Minnesota, on October 5. He had previously won his second consecutive weapons Warrior Cup at the AKA Grand Nationals on Febuary 2. More +

Three Tilghman Juniors Selected for PaxtonScholars Program

Paducah Tilghman juniors (l to r) Aleja Grant, Areanna Orr, and C Bonesha Merriweather have been selected by the McCracken County Community Career Endowment (MCCCE) to participate in the 2013-14 PaxtonScholars program. More +

PTHS Offers Free Online ACT Prep Course

PTHS is proud to announce that we have paid for all students to have access to a FREE online ACT prep course. This is a savings of hundreds of dollars for our students and their families as many of the ACT prep courses cost $600 or more. All students have access through their ILP at school or at home--anywhere they have internet access. Students can get their ILP log-in information in the Library or the Guidance department.
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PT Third at Chemistry Competition

Paducah Tilghman placed third in the team competition at the Murray State University 43rd High School Chemistry Scholarship Tournament on November 7, 2013. Team members are Miles Butler, Trae Hampton, Jacob Holtgrewe, and Andrew Zaninovich. Seventeen teams from Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana competed for team awards, cash prizes and MSU scholarships. More +

Goreing and Spicer Perfect on ACT Sections

PTHS seniors Alex Goreing and Cole Spicer have a scored a perfect 36 on sections of the ACT (American College Test). The ACT has four sections: English, Reading, Math and Science. Their scores place them in the top 1% of all high school students who took the test nationwide. More +

Butler Named Rotary Student of the Month

Paducah Tilghman senior Miles Butler has been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month of November, 2013. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community. More +

Photo of the Day: Change For A Cure Celebration

Tilghman football players (l to r) Elliot Bickerstaff, Darrius Spivey-Nunn, Tre Coleman, and Jordan Tyler celebrated with Karen Armstrong's fourth grade class on November 4. Mrs. Armstrong's class was winner of a pizza party with the football team after they raised the largest contribution of any class in the district for "Change for a Cure", a breast cancer awareness fundraiser.
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Photo of the Day: Homecoming King and Queen 2013

Senior Heather Redd was crowned Homecoming Queen and senior Darius Spivey-Nunn was crowned Homecoming King at the PTHS vs. Webster football game on October 25. Congratulations! You can see photos of the homecoming court here.

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PTHS Juniors Selected for Leadership Paducah's Youth L.E.A.D. Program

Paducah Tilghman High School juniors (l to r) Riley Sigler, Ro McHaney, Maggie Malone, Zack Story, Brittany Carruthers, and Rachel Benzing have been selected to participate in the 2013-14 class of Youth L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development). More +

Arboleda Named October Rotary Student of the Month

Paducah Tilghman senior Cassie Arboleda has been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month of October, 2013. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community. More +

Fair connects students, nonprofit organizations

One local high school student is working to spread awareness about community service opportunities for other area students with an upcoming volunteer fair. More +

Davis Meets With Kentucky Congressmen at Principals Institute

Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) Principal of the Year Art Davis met with members of Congress from the commonwealth on Capitol Hill and advocated in support of school leadership at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NAASP) Principals Institute and Awards Banquet, held in Washington D.C. September 18-21, 2013. More +

Photo of the Day: College Fanfare

Thanks to all who participated in the Regional College Fair last week. Over 500 students, parents, and guardians participated, and 81 colleges, universities, and military branches were represented. You can see a few more photos from the college fair at our facebook page. More +

Photo of the Day: Davis on Capitol Hill

KASSP Principal of the Year Art Davis met with Senator Rand Paul, Senator Mitch McConnell, and Representative Ed Whitfield Thursday. Mr. Davis represented the National Association of Secondary School Principals to advocate for school leadership. More +

Kentucky Boys State Participants Recognized by Board of Education

PTHS seniors Rafiel Banks, Cole Spicer, and Alex Story were recognized for their participation in 2013 Kentucky Boys State by the Paducah Public Schools Board of Education at their meeting on September 16. More +

Three Selected to be National Merit Semifinalists

Paducah Tilghman High School seniors Will Hancock, Cole Spicer, and Andrew Zaninovich have been selected as a semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. More +

PT Weight Room Renovation Benefits Athletes, PE Students

Renovations to the PTHS weight room were recognized at the August 19 meeting of the Board of Education. Members of the football team presented Dr. Randy Greene with a football bearing their signatures to express their thanks for the upgrade. More +

Sylvan Offers ACT Prep Classes for October Test

Sylan Learning will offer two ACT prep classes beginning the week of September 23. Each class consists of a maximum of 6 students and will meet twice weekly(2 hours each time)for five weeks. All classes are scheduled between Monday-Thursday. More +

Martinez Named Rotary Student of the Month

Paducah Tilghman senior Yasmine Martinez has been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month of September, 2013. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community. More +

Advanced Placement Honors Nineteen For Achievements

Nineteen students at Paducah Tilghman High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams for the 2012-13 school year

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 Burns Attends Philips Exeter Academy Summer Session

Burns Attends Philips Exeter Academy Summer Session

Paducah Tilghman High School junior Kara Burns attended the Summer Session upper school program at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire this summer.

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