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Art education grants are now available to Kentucky teachers Print E-mail

Teachers interested in collaborating with professional artists to provide unique arts education experiences for their students can apply for a Kentucky Arts Council Teaching Art Together grant.

The Teaching Art Together grant allows teachers to work with professional artists listed in the arts council’s Teaching Artists Directory to design and implement innovative five- to 20-day residencies.

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Outstanding in His Field - A Kentucky Adventure - Chapter 2 Print E-mail

Chapter 2

This land is your land, this land is my land. From California to the …

“What’s the matter, Woody? Why did you stop singing?”

“I’m sorry, Chloe,” I said, trying not to let my sister see my tears. “I’m just scared – and I miss Mom and Dad.”

“I understand, but it’s going to be OK. Mom says that if we’re ever worried, singing helps. Besides, I’m sure Mom and Dad know exactly what truck we’re in. And Mr. Grover knows the truck driver and where he’s going. I bet Mr. G has called him already.  And best of all, remember when Mom and Dad took us to Doc Albert and we had chips put in our back?”

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Pendleton County High School participates in National Suicide Awareness Week Print E-mail

From left: Deputy Grand Knight of the St. Xavier Knights of Columbus Council Jerry Cahill presents PCHS School Counselor Karen Delaney a check to help fund the Signs of Suicide Program. The Pendleton County Extension Agency also assisted to financially support this program at Pendleton County High School.

The week of September 1 - 7 was National Suicide Prevention Week.  Each year middle schools and high schools throughout the state of Kentucky participate in a suicide awareness campaign.

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It's time to start repaying those student loans Print E-mail

If you finished college in May and have student loans, it’s almost time to begin repaying them. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.

One of the smartest things you can do is pay more than your scheduled payment amount. The extra is applied to the principal, so you will pay less interest over the life of your loan.

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Outstanding in His Field - A Kentucky Adventure Print E-mail

Chapter 1

“Dogwood, what have you done?” Dad asked as he cleaned green beans off the ceiling fan while Mom wiped mashed potatoes out of my sister Chloe’s hair. “I’m sorry, Dad,” I said after swallowing some baked chicken, “but when Chloe said ‘food fight,’ I had to throw something.”

“Food fight?” Mom, Dad and Chloe questioned simultaneously.

“Yes, sir,” I repeated.

“I didn’t say ‘food fight,’” my sister said sweetly.

Obviously the mashed potatoes had clouded Chloe’s judgment.

“I said ‘gesundheit,’” Chloe added as Mom and Dad stifled a laugh.

“You sneezed so I said, ‘gesundheit.’ It’s the German word for ‘good health’,” Chloe explained.

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2013 Conservation Writing and Arts Contest Print E-mail

With a new school year now underway, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

This year’s competition, featuring a Writing Contest for grades 6-12 and the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest for grades 1-5, is themed “Mission: H20.” While creativity is a key component to the contests, students will be challenged to think about the environment around them and the efforts they can take to help preserve it. Participants are tasked to share their ideas through short essays and artwork, persuading their readers and viewers to take action toward wildlife conservation efforts.

A better understanding of the benefits that water conservation brings to Kentucky’s landscape is something that can be enjoyed for generations to come, but this competition also rewards its participants for the time and effort required to create their entries. County-level winners receive a $25 award, regional winners get $50 and the state winners collect $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $50 for third place.

In last year’s competition (focusing on Kentucky’s forests), students from 99 different counties submitted a total of 17,554 writing entries while creating an additional 45,552 art entries from 91 counties.

Entries for the 2013 competition must be received at the student’s local conservation district office by December 1. To learn more about the contests and download resource materials - including a teacher’s guide, contest entry form and report forms - visit kyfb.com/federation or conservation.ky.gov.

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WKU admissions to visit PCHS Print E-mail

Allie Kerns, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will be visiting area high schools to discuss prospective students the opportunities offered at WKU.

She is scheduled to stop by Pendleton County High School for two informational sessions at 10:50 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17.

For more information, please contact the WKU Admissions Office via email at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551. Or visit the Admissions Office online at http://www.wku.edu/admissions.

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Government offers student loan forgiveness Print E-mail

The federal government may forgive all or part of your student loans if you meet certain requirements. The forgiveness options for federal student loans, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), include:

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A good admissions essay may mean more money for college students Print E-mail

Some colleges, especially private schools, require an essay as part of their admissions process for college freshmen. That essay may also help when it comes to paying for college, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

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Pendleton County FFA "Breaking a sweat to give 100%" Print E-mail

Front row, from left: Taelor McMillin, Sabrina Sebastian, Missy Combs, Sierra Pfefferman, Christina Herron, FFA advisor Jaimie Antrobus. Middle row: Zach Rogers, Dakota Barnes, Kelly Armor, Shannon Carey, Clay Thompson. Back row: Katie Lawson, Doug Eglian, Robert Hall, Colton Pugh, Mason Taylor, Autumn Pugh, Layne Flaherty.

By Sierra Pfefferman, Pendleton County FFA Reporter

During the week of July 22 - 26, Pendleton County FFA attended the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg, KY. Everyone was breaking a sweat in the hot muggy weather, but the Pendleton County FFA chapter was breaking a sweat to prepare for the upcoming school year. Twenty three other FFA chapters attended during this week as well.  There were over three hundred and twenty people in attendance including advisors, guests, and FFA members.

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