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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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"Getting the Facts" report helps with college search Print E-mail

A free, personalized “Getting the Facts” report will help Kentucky students and their families in selecting a college. The report will provide estimates of how much the family can expect to spend and how much financial aid the student may receive. Students can get those estimates for up to six colleges across the United States.

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Outstanding in His Field - A Kentucky Adventure - Chapter 3 Print E-mail

When Mr. Tom told us he couldn’t return us to our parents, my spirit sank. “I’d love to return you, but I’ve got a big load to retrieve from a packing plant!” he said. “It’s in the opposite direction from your parents’ house. We’re already several hours away from Grover’s. If I take you back to Grover’s, I’ll miss my deadline and lose that plant’s business.”

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North FRYSC's "Camp Kindergarten" is a great success Print E-mail

Kindergarten "campers" wore their hats that look like the world globe with an airplane flying around it as they got acquainted.

Once again, Northern Elementary incoming kindergarten students and their parents were given the opportunity to attend "Camp Kindergarten," hosted and sponsored by the North Family Resource/Youth Services Center.  This year’s event was attended by 55 incoming kindergarten students along with their parents/guardians.

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Receive more money to help pay for your education costs Print E-mail

If you’re thinking about college, these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you receive more money to pay for your education.

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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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