Principal's Office

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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Principal's Office

Principal's Welcome

We have every reason to be proud of our school because of its outstanding reputation in our state and nation. Tilghman students have compiled noteworthy achievements in both their scholastic and extracurricular endeavors for many years. Some from the past years include:

-- National Merit Finalists
-- Governor's Scholars
-- Governor's School for the Arts participants selected
-- $4.5 million in scholarships offered to 165 graduates of the Class of 2012
-- U.S. Presidential Scholar’s Program nominee
-- Bronze Congressional Award Winner (second in state’s history)
-- 74 students passed 124 AP tests in 15 subjects
-- Roland piano lab
-- Murray State’s Secondary Teacher of the Year
-- Chamber Choir performed at Carnegie Hall
-- Concert Choir won top award at international Heritage Music Festival
-- Mock Trial one of five district winners in the state
-- National winner in newspaper contest
-- Students in state art show annually
-- Students annually compete in state Governor's Cup
-- Ranked eighth in the state in speech
-- Distinguished Unit Award for NJROTC
-- Several Cross Country state championships
-- Over 35 state championship in girls and boys track
-- Three state football championships
-- State runner-up boys basketball
-- State final four girls basketball
-- CTE Credit Recovery Lab - after and during school
-- State-of-the-art Science/Math Computer Lab
-- USA Today best Kentucky high school musical (Jekyll and Hyde)

Opportunities for intellectual, moral, and physical development abound here. We want your days at Tilghman to be both enjoyable and profitable and hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities available to you.

Principal Art Davis
Phone 270.444.5650, ext. 5655
E-mail [email protected]
800 Caldwell St. Paducah, KY 42003 | Phone: (270) 444-5600 | Fax: (270) 444-5607
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