Last month, Governor Beshear signed Senate Bill 128 into law that allows each school district in Kentucky the opportunity to allow "a supplemental school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to help them get back on track academically" if the local board of education approves the new legislation. In addition, the new law would allow current high school student-athletes (current grades 9 through 12 in 2020-21 school year) a fifth year of eligibility if they do not turn nineteen (19) before August 1 of their fifth year of high school. The Supplemental School Year is available to all students grades K-12. Paducah Public School students have until May 1 to submit this request to the Paducah Independent Board of Education. The board of education has until June 1 to decide whether to accept all requests, or no requests. If you are the parent or guardian of a student in Paducah Public Schools, please complete the form to indicate your interest or lack of interest in the supplemental school year program. Please complete the form for each student in your household. You can connect to the form here: https://forms.office.com/r/9yBBBXpvktFor more information, please contact Dr. Donald Shively at 270-444-5600 or [email protected]
Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Paducah Public Schools has been honored with the 2021 Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the fourth year in a row that Paducah Public Schools has received this designation. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Paducah Public Schools answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
Posted Friday, April 16, 2021
The McCracken County Early Childhood Council is hosting a Kindergarten Ready Drive Thru event on Saturday, April 24 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm in the parking lot of Heartland Church, 4777Alben Barkley Drive. This is the 8th year the local Early Childhood Council has hosted a community-wide kindergarten event for families with children starting school in August. Last year’s event was cancelled due to covid-19. This year, the Council felt compelled to safely reach out to families in order to give information about getting ready to start school for these young children. Kristy Lewis, Chairperson for the McCracken County Early Childhood Council said, “The purpose of the McCracken Co Early Childhood Council is to build innovative, collaborative partnerships that promote school readiness for children so that all children can begin school ready to learn or have the proper supports in place to be successful. Our Council felt that a drive thru event was the safest way to get this important school readiness information to our families.”
Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021
Posted Friday, April 2, 2021
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: 270-444-5730McNabb Elementary: 270-444-5750Morgan Elementary: 270-444-5760You 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.
Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A "Strengthening Families and Communities" event will take place at Morgan Elementary Sunday, March 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Walk up or drive thru for five days of meals for kids 0 - 18 + a free book and take home activity.
Posted Thursday, March 18, 2021