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Clark Elementary Raises the Flag on Air Quality
Clark Elementary Raises the Flag on Air Quality
PTHS Art Students Attend PSAD "Creative Spark"
PTHS Art Students Attend PSAD "Creative Spark"
PTHS Advances FPS Team and Six Team Members to State Governor's Cup Academic Competition
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McNabb Teachers Selected for Arkema Science Teacher Program
McNabb Teachers Selected for Arkema Science Teacher Program
 McNabb elementary faculty Jennifer Beyer and Matt Wyman have been selected to participated in the 2018 Arkema Science Teacher Progam.
 
They will participate in a week of hands-on science, scheduled for June 26-28, 2018 at Arkema’s manufacturing facility in Calvert City, KY.

The Arkema Inc. science teachers program is for teachers in grades 3, 4, 5 or 6. The goal of the program is to bring Arkema scientists and local teachers together to spark an interest in science among elementary school students.
 
Armed with innovative science experiment kits and the guidance of chemical engineers and scientists, teachers learn new and fascinating ways to illustrate scientific concepts. Scientific topics explored include life, earth and physical science and technology. 
 
 
Patel Signs Swimming Scholarship With Centre College
Patel Signs Swimming Scholarship With Centre College
PTHS senior Peyton Patel signed a swimming scholarship with Centre College in a signing ceremony at Dinning Gymnasium on April 19, 2018.
 
Patel has been a member of the PTHS swim team for four years. She also swims for the Paducah Swim Team.  This year at the Region One Swim Tournament, Patel was region champion in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle, and was a part of the regional champion 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams. For her performance, Patel was named the Female Swimmer of the Year at the Region One tournament.
 
"One of the best things about coaching Peyton is that she is a learner", said Paducah Swim Team head coach Kevin Blum. "She's a student in the pool. That makes it really easy to coach because she takes every day as an opportunity to get better."
 
"As the only senior, Peyton has been positive person and a leader for her team mates on the PTHS swim team," said PTHS swim team head coach Mark Curtis. 
 
Peyton is a member of the PTHS swim team, Interact Club, and choir. She is on the staff of the Tilghman Bell. She is a graduate of the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Youth LEAD program. She serves as a volunteer at the Community Kitchen. Her parents are Shiraz and Melanie Patel. 
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Gap closing projects as varied as school districts
Gap closing projects as varied as school districts
by Madelynn Coldiron
Kentucky School Advocate
April 2018 
Used with permission. 
 
The seven school districts participating in KSBA’s Gap Closure Project have distinct differences – in geography, demographics and population, so it’s no surprise that the programs they have launched as part of this work are diverse and far from boilerplate.

From trauma-informed instruction and preschool expansion to projects aimed at English language learners and struggling readers, the projects in those districts were launched in January. 
 
“We have had amazing support in what we’re doing in this plan,” said Christian County school board member Susan Hayes, a member of her district’s gap closure team, which created a project to boost the number of students in underrepresented groups taking advanced coursework.

The programs aimed at closing the achievement gap are part of the work the seven participating districts did through KSBA’s Gap Closure Project. The project, funded through a Gates Foundation Grant via the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, emphasizes the role of the school board in addressing these gaps. It is focused on enhancing both board awareness and public will to close the achievement gap, said Jacqueline Pope-Tarrence, who coordinates KSBA’s Equity Cadre, which provided expertise for the Gap Closure Project. 
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 Two Paducah Tilghman High School Students Selected For KY Governor's School for the Arts
Two Paducah Tilghman High School Students Selected For KY Governor's School for the Arts
Paducah Tilghman High School junior Lizzy Barnes has been selected to attend Kentucky’s 2018 Governor’s School for the Arts program. Sophomore Mark Taylor has been selected as an alternate.

Governor’s School for the Arts provides hands-on arts opportunities for promising high school sophomores and juniors in nine different arts disciplines: Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theater, New Media, Visual Art, and Vocal Music. The three week program takes place at Centre College.
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Tilghman tennis star loves helping out
Tilghman tennis star loves helping out
by Emily Williams
The Paducah Sun
April 9, 2018
Used with permission. 
 
 
Hanna Fischer has a passion for lending a helping hand.

Whether it be teaching youngsters to play on the tennis court, or volunteering at Lourdes hospital, she is eager to reach out to help others.

The Paducah Tilghman senior has played varsity tennis for four years. She serves as a tennis coach to elementary-aged students because she wants to get the younger generation involved in the sport, which she said often takes the back seat to other sports such as basketball or soccer.
 
Being named most valuable player of Paducah Tilghman's tennis team both her sophomore and junior years was a confidence-builder for her.

"There were multiple seniors on the team at that time, so to be recognized as someone who is seen as a most valuable player and still be in 10th grade, that was pretty big for me," she said.

Fischer, the daughter of Mae Fischer and Taria Sayyad of Paducah, is the Paducah Bank Teen of the Week. Each Monday in the online edition and Tuesday in the print edition, The Sun features a teen selected from nominees submitted by guidance counselors throughout the region. 
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Upcoming Events

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8th Grade Transition Night
Rising 8th grade students, parents, and guardians are inv...
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Paducah Middle Soccer at Ballard Memorial
Girls/Boys
Monday, April 23, 2018
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23
PTHS Softball at Graves County
Monday, April 23, 2018
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PTHS Tennis at Mayfield
Monday, April 23, 2018
Apr
24
McNabb PTO Meeting
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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24
McNabb SBDM Meeting
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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24
Paducah Middle Soccer at Lone Oak
girls/boys
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Apr
24
PTHS Baseball at St. Mary
Varsity/JV
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Apr
24
PTHS Softball vs. Ballard Memorial
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Apr
26
Paducah Middle Track at Laker Invitational
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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