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Financial aid has its own language Print E-mail

As high school seniors and their parents begin the college financial aid process, they may find themselves faced with unfamiliar terms. This short glossary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.

• Conversion scholarship/loan. This type of financial aid requires recipients to provide certain services or pay back the funds with interest.

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Outstanding in His Field - A Kentucky Adventure - Chapter 4 Print E-mail

Chapter 4

“What’s the matter, Woody?” Chloe asked. “Why are you cowered in the floorboard of the truck?”

“Are you scared of that bull in the field,” Mr. Tom asked. I nodded, but he said, “That bull’s in the pen and couldn’t get you if he tried.”

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PCHS FCA meets at the pole Print E-mail

Pendleton County High School FCA sponsored "See You At The Pole" on Wednesday, September 25.  It was a moment for teens to gather at their school’s flagpole to pray for the school, their community and the leaders.

The Pendleton County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored the annual "See You At the Pole" on Wednesday, September 25.

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NJROTC cadets take on the Mud-Stash Challenge Print E-mail

Fifty-four Pendleton County High School Navy JROTC cadets and chaperones tackled the Mud-Stash Challenge on Saturday, September 7 at Perfect North Slopes near Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

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PCHS graduates named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars Print E-mail

Nine 2013 graduates of Pendleton County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

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PCHS Student Council hosts Homecoming Print E-mail

Homecoming Court. Front row, from left: Carlee Peters, Elizabeth Steele, Kaitlyn Meadows, Hannah Pugh, Bailey Boden, Danielle Miller, Sydney Utz, Madison Sydnor. Back row: Hunter Wood, Walker Lea, Luke Banfield, Keith Steele, Ben Blevins, Chase Owens, Caleb Baumgartner, Mike Dewald.

The Pendleton County High School Student Council hosted Homecoming dance on September 21, 2013.

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Kentucky Association of Counties speaks at Southern Elementary Print E-mail

Pendleton County Clerk Rita Spencer spoke to third and fourth graders at Southern Elementary about the role of elected officials.

Representatives from the Kentucky Association of Counties visited the third and fourth grade students at Southern Elementary on Tuesday, September 24.

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Phillip Sharp Middle School to present "Parent Night" program Print E-mail

Session One: “Understanding Your Child’s Behavior”

All parents…mark your calendars for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m., to attend "Understanding Your Child’s Behavior", the first of four "Parent Nights" being presented at Phillip Sharp Middle School this school year. Each session is for parents helping students develop the academic, social, and self-management skills they need to succeed.

This program is designed for all parents and is geared toward the "Student Success Skills" program and concepts being presented weekly to all Sharp Middle School students. You do not have to have a middle school student to benefit from this program as the skills you learn will help parents with children of all ages.

This Parent Night will include a short presentation, parent success skills activities, free refreshments and snacks, plus a chance to win free door prizes - board games (Duck Dynasty, Hedbanz, etc.), fishing tackle, gift baskets, Redbox, and gear from your favorite sports teams such as UK, Louisville, Reds, and Bengals.

This is considered a "qualifying event" for the North FRYSC Christmas Program for parents of Sharp Middle School and Northern Elementary School students!

To register for this event please call 859-472-5518, (North FRYSC).  If childcare is a concern, they’ve got that covered too.  The North FRYSC/NSACC will have childcare available, but you must sign them up when registering by giving your child/children’s name and age in order to assist in the planning of activities and snacks for the children.

Flyers for this event, as well as flyers for upcoming events, will be sent home with PSMS students and NES students announcing additional Parent Nights for the months of Nov., Jan., and Feb.  Future topics will include:

Session 2: "Parenting with Style - Guiding Your Child Through Life Skills."

Session 3: "Building Optimism Through Encouragement and Refocusing."

Session 4: "Communicating is the Heart of the Matter!"

You can gain the most from attending all four, but…you can gain a lot from attending just one or two of the sessions!  Each session is self-contained, and geared to a different topic, so you won’t "be lost' by not having been able to attend the previous session.  Again, call 859-472-5518 to register for this event as it will help plan for snacks/refreshments, and appropriate activities for the children who may need childcare during the presentation.

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"Camp Wildcat" helps sixth graders make transition from elementary to middle school Print E-mail

Ms. Mudd gives a "fist bump" congratulating a student for completing the challenge of opening a locker during the "Locker Session" at Camp Wildcat.

This year, 168 of the 220 incoming sixth graders attended “Camp Wildcat” sponsored by the North Family Resource/Youth Services Center at Phillip Sharp Middle School.  “Camp Wildcat” is a transition program designed to ease the change from elementary to middle school for incoming sixth graders.

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Ky. Governor's Scholars applications now available Print E-mail

Pendleton County High School announces the school-wide competition for the 2014 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP).

The Governor’s Scholars Program is a stimulating, five-week, residential summer program for outstanding Kentucky students completing their junior year in high school.  The host colleges for the Summer of 2014 will be Bellarmine University in Louisville, Morehead State University, and Murray State University.

Established in 1983, the popular program provides academic and personal growth in a challenging, non-traditional experience that balances a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life.

While not a scholarship program, many universities and colleges across the state recognize the significance of participation in this program and provide special scholarship opportunities to students who have completed the Governor’s Scholars Program.

The Governor’s Scholar Program competition is open to all juniors. It is highly competitive and involves a lengthy application process. The students are selected based on multiple criteria that include academic record, ACT or PSAT test scores, teacher recommendation, community leader recommendation, personal essay, and student resume that consists of  activities as well as demonstrated leadership and service.

Pendleton County High School is eligible to nominate six juniors based on grade 11 enrollment standards set by GSP.  These nominees will compete with over 1,900 students from across the state for approximately 1,050 spots on one of the three campuses.

School specific information for Pendleton County High School juniors is now available in the Guidance Office.  For general program information, go to www.gsp.ky.gov .

To be considered for school nomination, applicants must return completed applications to the Pendleton County High School guidance office on or before 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

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