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Northern places second in Governor's Cup Competition Print E-mail

Northern Elementary’s Academic Team placed second at the regional competition held at St. Catherine’s in Ft. Thomas on Saturday, March 23. The competition included 20 different schools.

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109 Board announces adult scholarships Print E-mail

The Pendleton County 109 Solid Waste Management Board is pleased to announce their fifth year in offering $500 scholarships that will be awarded to a non-traditional adult student in May of 2013. A non-traditional student is an adult that is currently attending college or plans to attend college during the fall 2013 semester.

Although the 109 Board continues to support high school scholarships, they also want to support adults returning to college.

GED graduates are encouraged to apply. Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply. The criteria and applications are available through the local Adult Education Office at 654-3325 Ext. 2601.

The deadline for submitting for this scholarship is April 26, 2013.

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Pendleton County "Elementary Career Day" a hit with students Print E-mail

Students enjoyed trying out fire safety equipment and listening to Mark Hart explain the importance of firefighters. Photo by Jackie Vaughn.

Southern Elementary hosted Pendleton County "Elementary Career Day" for all fifth grade students in the county during the morning hours of Friday, March 15. Many speakers from various occupations were on hand to make presentations and describe their jobs and everyday duties in detail to the students in attendance.

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Huck named state winner of SAR Citizenship Award Print E-mail

Pendleton County High School NJROTC cadet David Huck was named the 2013 JROTC state winner of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Citizenship Award.  Selection is based on merit in patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship, community service, general excellence, and an essay titled “How JROTC has Prepared Me to be a Better Citizen of the United States.”

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Sharp Middle School FCCLA attends regional meeting Print E-mail

Phillip A. Sharp Middle School FCCLA attended the Spring Regional Meeting at Campbell County High School on Thursday, March 7. Regional officers for the 2013-14 school year were elected. Special guest speaker was Campbell County High School Resource Officer Mark Dill. The FCCLA State Meeting will be held in Louisville, March 25-27.

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Early college options informational meeting ~ March 25 Print E-mail

Parents of students in tenth or eleventh grade are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding early college options at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Pendleton County High School on Monday, March 25.

Representatives from Northern Kentucky University's School-Based Scholar Program and Gateway Community and Technical College's Gateway Regional Academy will be presenting information about their programs and course offerings for the 2013-14 school year.

All rising junior and senior students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are encouraged to learn more about the exciting new dual-credit opportunities available to them. Interested students who qualify should plan on attending an afternoon session that same day at the high school.

All seniors who are interested in Gateway Community and Technical College will also have the opportunity to attend a meeting to learn more about the programs and course offerings available for the 2013-14 academic year in Pendleton County.

Please contact the PCHS Guidance Office at 859-654-3355 for further information.

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Northern Kentucky Head Start to host kindergarten readiness events ~ March 27 Print E-mail

Northern Kentucky parents of preschoolers starting kindergarten next fall are invited to attend a kindergarten readiness program on Wednesday, March 27 at one of seven Head Start Centers.  Each center will have educational activities for children and representatives from local school districts with information on registration and how to help prepare for the transition to kindergarten.

According to Head Start Director, Laurie Wolsing, “We know that children who are eager and ready to learn when they start kindergarten have a much higher chance of success throughout their education. We will have lots of practical tips to build the skills and confidence children will need in the fall.  We invite any family in the community to join us.”

All the kindergarten readiness programs will take place on Wednesday, March 27, but times will vary.  Refreshments and child care will be available at the event, so participants are asked to call the center in advance to attend.

For Pendleton County:

Falmouth Head Start Center, 409 Barkley Street, Falmouth, KY 41040, Phone: 859-654-2958, Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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WKU admissions counselor to visit Print E-mail

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

Kerns will visit Pendleton County High from 10:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.

For additional information, please contact the WKU Admissions Office via e-mail at admission@wku.edu or by telephone at (270) 745-2551. You can also visit the Admissions Office online at http://www.wku.edu/admissions.

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Pendleton County DECA does well at State Conference Print E-mail

The Pendleton County DECA chapter did very well at the state conference held in Louisville, Ky. They received a second place membership award to recognize the increase in membership.

The students attending received the following awards: Aaron Gibson - top five in Marketing; Zach Walters - second place in Free Enterprise Basics; Kaylin Wells - second place in Principles of Marketing; Lily Wang and Hunter Wood both were second round finalists in Principles of Marketing.

Congratulations to these students for representing Pendleton County at the DECA State Conference.

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"Dimes for Disasters" Print E-mail

By Brook Browning

Almost every year some kind of major disaster happens and a lot of the time a middle school student is involved. No student should go through this kind of misery, would you agree? The sixth grade language arts students at Phillip A. Sharp Middle School have decided to do something about it. We have created a project called "Dimes for Disasters."

"Dimes for Disasters" was created for future disasters that may involve middle school students here at Phillip Sharp. Students are asked to bring in dimes to put in a jar. When enough dimes are brought in, the money will be put in an account for future disasters. If you would like to help, please send dimes in with your student.

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