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Morgan Elementary

Welcome to Morgan Elementary!

Morgan offers a comprehensive early childhood development program. Primary students, in grades 1-3, are divided by grade levels. They are grouped and re-grouped by skills in reading and math, according to abilities and need.

Some intermediate teachers specialize in math, social studies, science and language arts. They utilize curriculum guides, with flexibility to design instruction to meet individual or group needs.

Besides classroom teachers, there are additional teachers for art, humanities, vocal music, speech/language, physical education, library/media center and gifted-talented-creative programs.

Morgan offers special-needs instruction and facilities for MMD/FMD, a deaf educator and full-time interpreters for the hearing-impaired.
 
 
 
 
 
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Paducah Head Start Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Open for 2021-22 School Year

Paducah Head Start/Preschool is now taking applications for 2021-22 school year.  Families should call 270-444-5780 to make an appointment for screening and to complete an application. Preschool screening appointments are required. You may register your child for preschool if they will be three or four years old before August 1, 2021.

Clark Elementary, McNabb Elementary, and Morgan Elementary are taking kindergarten applications for the 2021-22 school year. Call the school where you live to get specific information on how to register your child for kindergarten. If you are unsure about what school your child attends, click here.

Clark Elementary: 270-444-5730
McNabb Elementary: 270-444-5750
Morgan Elementary: 270-444-5760
You may register your child for preschool if they will be five years old before August 1, 2021.

For more information, click on "More" to see the flyer.
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A "Thank You" From Paducah Public Schools and McCracken County Schools

Through good times, bad times, and all the times in between, public schools do so much more than educate children. Public schools are community schools. We offer vital resources and support to families, because that’s what’s best for kids. Often, it’s easy to overlook the good things going on behind the scenes and beyond the classroom. Here’s a snapshot of why public schools matter, by the numbers: 


As we mark the one-year anniversary of our schools being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McCracken County Schools and Paducah Public Schools want to thank our faculty, staff, and community for the determination and flexibility they displayed as we worked together to reach beyond our classrooms and schools into our communities to continue the mission of reaching each student to provide the resources needed to continue to learn and succeed. 

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Paducah Innovation Hub Makerspace Offers Summer 2021 Programs

The Makerspace at the Paducah Innovation Hub will be offering four camps this summer during the months of June and July: 
> Flight and Space Camp
> Exploring Virtual Reality
> App Creator
> Basics of the 3D Printing 
Camps are free for students of Paducah Public Schools. 
To see the flyer, click "More".

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School Calendar for 2021-22 School Year

Here's an image of the calendar for next school year: 2021-22. To see a pdf of the 2021-22 calendar, click "More".
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District Responds to Racially Offensive Videos

Dear PPS Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Our district is aware of the videos posted on social media by people outside of our district that showed individuals using deeply offensive racist insults that reference Paducah Middle School and Paducah Tilghman High School. Paducah Independent School District does not condone or tolerate the use of racist language. 

It is our mission to create a district-wide culture where all students feel safe and respected.  We take pride in the diversity of our student body, and we value the rich learning experiences that this diversity provides.  We recognize that when incidents like this happen in our region, it can be hurtful for our students and families.  

If your child needs support or wishes to talk to someone about this, please contact your child’s principal, guidance counselor, or a teacher that you trust. We will help ensure that your child receives the support they need.  Paducah Schools will continue to work toward creating a safe and equitable environment for all students and families. 

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Paducah Public Schools to Keep NTI Day for All Students on Wednesday

Paducah Public Schools will keep Wednesday as a virtual (NTI) day for all students after reviewing input from faculty, staff, and parents.  

The Paducah Board of Education voted to allow in-person students to return to classes for a four-day week beginning March 8. There will be one day of virtual learning per week. The board asked that faculty and parents be surveyed to determine whether it would be best to keep the virtual day on Wednesday or move it to a different day.  

Superintendent Donald Shively said that he appreciated the feedback and that the survey response had been valuable in helping the board evaluate the proposed change. 

“As we reviewed the survey results, there wasn’t a significant request to move from our current NTI day,” Shively said. “In a year of constant change, this is a way for us to keep something consistent going forward. I hope that we will continue to see the community rate of infection drop so we can focus on making a strong finish to this school year.” 


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Paducah Public Schools to Keep NTI Day for All Students on Wednesday

Paducah Public Schools will keep Wednesday as a virtual (NTI) day for all students after reviewing input from faculty, staff, and parents.  

The Paducah Board of Education voted to allow in-person students to return to classes for a four-day week beginning March 8. There will be one day of virtual learning per week. The board asked that faculty and parents be surveyed to determine whether it would be best to keep the virtual day on Wednesday or move it to a different day.  

Superintendent Donald Shively said that he appreciated the feedback and that the survey response had been valuable in helping the board evaluate the proposed change. 

“As we reviewed the survey results, there wasn’t a significant request to move from our current NTI day,” Shively said. “In a year of constant change, this is a way for us to keep something consistent going forward. I hope that we will continue to see the community rate of infection drop so we can focus on making a strong finish to this school year.” 


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Calendar for In-Person Hybrid Days August 24 - September 4

Our in-person student group has been split into the Blue Group and Tornado Group.  These groups are determined by households primarily so that students with siblings in the same household will be in the same group attending on the same day.  We will only change an in-person group assignment after careful consideration of impact on the household and the classroom. 

In the event a student must be isolated at home, they will be updated to the Always Virtual At-Home Group until cleared to return.  The student will then be returned to their previous in-person group assignment. 

Here is the calendar for August 24 to September 4: 

Monday, August 24 

NTI Day 

   All Students are Virtual at Home 

Tuesday, August 25 

NTI Day 

   All Students are Virtual at Home 

Wednesday, August 26 

NTI Day 

   All Students are Virtual at Home 

Thursday, August 27 

Blue Day 

Blue Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Friday, August 28 

Tornado Day 

Tornado Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Monday, August 31 

Blue Day 

Blue Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Tuesday, September 1 

Tornado Day 

Tornado Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Wednesday, September 2 

Blue Day 

Blue Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Thursday, September 3 

Tornado Day 

Tornado Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Friday, September 4 

Blue Tornado Day 

Both in-person groups will be in attendance at school 


To confirm whether a school day is virtual or in person for your child, log in to the Infinite Campus parent portal. For your child, go to Calendar>Schedule, then click on the day. If your child is scheduled to be virtual that day, the word “virtual” will be to the right of the day. Please see the example below. 

 You can also see your child’s schedule in the IC parent portal.  

Parents, if you don’t have Infinite Campus parent portal access, please email us at: [email protected] 

 To view or download this information as a document, click "Read More"
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Paducah Public Schools opening with 'hybrid' plan

by Derek Operle
The Paducah Sun
August 19, 2020
Used with permission.

Paducah Public Schools’ start to the semester will follow a hybrid format — mixing online and phased in-person instruction — Superintendent Donald Shively announced at the board’s Monday meeting.

Shively and the board arrived at their decision by looking at locally relevant COVID-19 statistics and having extensive talks with area and state health officials. Underlying all of the planning, the board is just trying to “do what’s best for the children” and make sure that his schools aren’t accelerators for the community.

“Our local data is much better than the state’s,” he told the Sun Tuesday. “There’s some really good trends in the state right now that support that the disease is on the way down so balancing that versus the cognitive, emotional, social, nutritional and physical needs that are met at school, that led me to make this decision.”

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Housing Authority Providing Students Free Internet Access

by Derek Operle
The Paducah Sun
August 16, 2020
Used with permission.

The Housing Authority of Paducah is taking strides to address the digital divide locally, outfitting all seven of its properties across the city with Wi-Fi that will be freely accessible for students as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the safety of in-person education.

Tommy Hollimon, HAP executive director, announced the effort via social media Aug. 7. The project will see the installation of 50 total Wireless Access Points in the Elmwood Court, Pierce Lackey, Ella Munal, Blackburn, Dolly McNutt, Anderson Court and H.C. Mathis properties.

“With the coronavirus pandemic, we knew that we had a lot of residents that would have their kids doing virtual learning and they’re going to need access to the internet,” Hollimon said. “We just want to make sure that the kids who are in school, who have school-issued devices, have free access.”


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School Reopening Plan Video and Slideshow

If you would like to watch the video of last night's meeting of the board of education and Dr. Shively's presentation about our school reopening plan, you can see it here. Dr. Shively's slides from his presentation are attached for reference to view a pdf of the slide show, click "Read More".
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A Message from Dr. Shively About School Reopening

To our Paducah Public Schools students, staff, family and friends:

Since receiving Governor Beshear’s recommendation that the start of school be delayed until September 28, I have been in constant conversation with local health officials, district leadership, and our board of education about the best path forward. We have requested and received local and regional data to analyze the local impact as opposed to the state-wide impact of the COVID-19 virus. 

We are exploring every option at this point regarding how and when to start school. While we may be able to make an announcement sooner, we will announce the specifics of our plan no later than the next meeting of the Paducah Board of Education on Monday, August 17.

Our staff have been planning to implement both at-home and at-school learning, as we originally planned, so I am confident that they will be prepared for either option.

Regardless of how we deliver instruction to our students, let’s continue to work together for what is best for each and every child.

Donald I. Shively, EdD
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