April 24, 2014

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"Wall of Fame" nominations now being accepted Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Board of Education started, in 1993, recognizing outstanding graduates of Pendleton County Schools who have made outstanding contributions and/or achievements in their life.  This program was called “Wall of Fame” and each year recognizes a past Pendleton County Alumni who has made “unique and special contributions to society through their work or other notable activities.”  Each year the award recipient(s) are recognized during commencement exercises at Pendleton High School and their picture/bio portrait is displayed on the walls of the high school.

Nomination forms are available at the Board of Education office and on the district website www.pendleton.kyschools.us. Nominations for this recognition will be accepted in the office of the Pendleton County Board of Education throughout the year but until March 28, 2014 to be eligible for this year’s consideration.

The criteria are as follows:

• Graduate of a Pendleton County School

• Must have made a “unique and special contribution to society through work or other notable activities.”

• Nominations will be held and considered for five (5) years.  After five years, a new nomination will need to be submitted.

Nomination forms for the 2014 Wall of Fame may be sent to:

Wall of Fame, Pendleton County Board of Education, 2525 Highway 27 North, Falmouth, KY  41040.

A selection committee consisting of the board chairman, superintendent, high school principal, president of Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce and the Student Council president at Pendleton County High School will select the winning candidate.

If you have questions regarding the “Wall of Fame” program, please call 859-654-6911, ext 2110.


PCHS students enjoy hot chocolate on freezing morning Print E-mail

The Pendleton County School District recently called an hour delay due to freezing morning temperatures and communicated to the community that the school doors would be opening at the regular time to accommodate families who needed to drop off their children then. The administration at Pendleton County High School, through the leadership of Amy Harris, assistant principal, thought it would be a nice gesture to serve hot chocolate to the students coming in early as well as those arriving at the scheduled hour delay time. Pictured above: Teachers, Mr. Hoess and Ms. Staten, giving hot chocolate to PCHS students Colton Pugh, Luke Banfield and Jessalyn Fulton.


Kentucky students can win money toward college Print E-mail

Kentucky students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?”

Pendleton County Schools to honor leaders during School Board Recognition Month Print E-mail

Pendleton County School Board members will be recognized at their next meeting on Tuesday, January 28 at Sharp Middle School. Pictured from left: board Vice-Chairman Dr. William Verax III, board member Shawn Nordheim, board member Tony Spence, board member Bro. Daryl Mullins, board Chairman Mr. Mark Ross.

Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Pendleton County School District is joining in the celebration.

The Pendleton County Board of Education is composed of: board Chairman, Mr. Mark Ross (since 2005); board Vice-Chairman, Dr. William Verax III (since 1999); board member, Bro. Daryl Mullins (since 2000); board member, Mr. Tony Spence (since 2009); board member, Ms. Shawn Nordheim (since 2013).

“The voters of our community have created a special group of education leaders in this board,” said Superintendent Anthony Strong. “They are true partners in the work to ensure every child in every classroom can experience high quality teaching and learning.

“When you consider how state and federal funding is shrinking, our school board has faced tremendous challenges, and it hasn’t flinched from its responsibilities,” he said. “Our community can be very proud of this team of board members, and I’m proud to be their partner working for education excellence for our children.”

Across the Commonwealth, Kentucky’s 173 public school systems will use January to recognize the work of the state’s nearly 862 local school board members.

“The past several years have challenged school leaders - board members and superintendents alike - to support continued academic progress,” said KSBA President Durward Narramore, a member of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education. “In 2013, Education Week’s Quality Counts report ranked Kentucky in the Top 10. Our school board members played a role in that kind of improvement. I’m proud to be a local school board member in this state.”

The students and staff of Pendleton County Schools will recognize the board members at the Tuesday, January 28, 2014 board meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the District Training Room (2nd Floor) at Sharp Middle School. The community is invited to come and say “Thank You” to the board members.


Pendleton County High School takes part in Operation Preparation project Print E-mail

Pendleton County Conservation Officer Scott Horn talks with Sean Neuspickel about career goals and opportunities.

During the dates of November 25-26, Pendleton County High School participated in Operation Preparation, a project that is supported by the joint effort of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development. The goal of Operation Preparation is to have community leaders and advisors come in to the schools to have one-on-one advising sessions with sophomores about career and college goals.

Upcoming senior events for the Class of 2014 Print E-mail
You should learn to use the school counselor Print E-mail

While it is common for parents to focus on the school's classroom teachers, there's an important resource that too many parents simply overlook - the school counselor.

Local student honored by Berea College Print E-mail

Caleb Browning (center) of Falmouth accepts the 2013 Berea College Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence.

Caleb Browning of Falmouth recently received the 2013 Berea College Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence for his accomplishments in the field of service.

Money tips for students: Play your cards right Print E-mail

As students become more responsible for paying their own bills, they need to be aware of the types of cards available, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

Debit cards are tied to a bank account. When someone uses a debit card, the money is automatically deducted from the account. Most colleges issue a type of debit card to students that can be used to buy books, supplies and meals. In that case, the card is not tied to a bank account but is preloaded with funds deposited each semester or quarter.

Filing FAFSA early gives students better chance at grants Print E-mail

Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2014 should file the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov.

A student attending a college or university in Kentucky may qualify for a College Access Program (CAP) Grant. To qualify, a student must show financial need and be enrolled at least half-time toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

A student attending a Kentucky private college or university may qualify for a Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) in addition to a CAP Grant. To qualify for KTG, a student must show financial need and be enrolled full-time.

Funding for CAP and KTG is limited, with awards made on a first-come, first-served basis. Award amounts will be set in February.

For more information about CAP and KTG, view the KHEAA-administered programs under the Paying for College section on www.kheaa.com or email grants@kheaa.com.

To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to www.gotocollege.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.



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