April 19, 2014

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Avoid these common student financial mistakes Print E-mail

Many students spend more for college than they should by making some common mistakes when seeking financial aid. Follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to make sure you get the help you need.

Some people don’t bother to apply for financial aid because they don’t think they’ll qualify. But they should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out if they’re eligible for state and federal student aid programs. Not filing may hurt their chances of getting more free money for college.

PCHS "A" Honor Roll - first quarter Print E-mail

PCHS "A/B" Honor Roll - first quarter Print E-mail
Outstanding in His Field - A Kentucky Adventure - Chapter 10 Print E-mail

Chapter 10

While we waited for Pa to hang up the phone and tell us about a surprise, Granny fixed us homemade bread with straight-from-the-shrub blackberry jam. The food was much tastier coming straight from the source.

“I’m going to miss homegrown vittles as much as I’m going to miss you and Pa,” I told Granny after swallowing my first bite.

“You can still have homegrown goodies,” Granny said as she shelled peas from the garden.

“How?” we asked.

“You can grow a garden,” Granny explained. “You can also find a farmers’ market or a vendor.”

PC Gates Program to present performances of "The King and I" Print E-mail

The Pendleton County GATES Program will be presenting two performances of the musical, "The King and I" at Falmouth School Center this week. The performances are scheduled for Thursday, November 14 and Saturday, November 16.

PCHS Counselors to host November 6 Planning for College Parent Workshops Print E-mail

Pendleton County High School Counseling Department will host Cookies with the Counselors. Parents of students in grades 10-12 are invited to attend this event from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6. Two important information workshops relative to college and career decision-making will begin immediately following the cookie reception.

Sophomores and their parents are invited to participate in the College Readiness Workshop that evening. Carrie Wade, counselor for grade 10, will provide parents with a copy of their child’s recent PLAN (pre-ACT) test score results. These will be reviewed with an explanation of how scores can be used to predict success on the ACT and possible next steps in their child’s academic path that will insure improvement. Information will include connections to career exploration as well.

Attention seniors and senior parents Print E-mail

The Balfour packets have been sent home with students regarding ordering information for graduation invitations, caps and gowns, and other senior items that are available to the class.

Balfour will be back at school on Wednesday, October 23 to pick up the order forms for the caps and gowns. (All seniors need to order caps and gowns.)

Also, the Class of 2014 senior apparel is now being sold at the high school. Seniors can order these items during lunch time until Friday, November 8. The class apparel will be delivered to all seniors before Christmas break.


Sharp holds Christmas toy drive Print E-mail

The Community Projects class of Sharp Middle School held a Christmas toy drive during the month of September. They placed flyers around the middle school to ask for new or gently used toy, books, puzzles and art materials such as coloring books and crayons. All the toys had to be age appropriate and not on the recalled list. At the end of the toy drive all toys were donated to Saint Francis Xavier Church in Falmouth. The toys will be passed out during the Christmas season to children in need. The Community Projects class would like to thank everyone who helped make this toy drive a success!


Outstanding in His Field - A Kentucky Adventure - Chapter 9 Print E-mail

Chapter 9

“It happens all the time,” the firefighter told Pa. “Those city pups did what they thought was right.”

“Don’t worry one iota over what happened,” Pa said, making us feel better. “That firefighter was correct – you acted in good faith, and that’s something to be proud of.”

“I don’t understand how the barn wasn’t on fire since there was smoke pouring from it,” Chloe said.

PCHS to present "The Canterville Ghost" Print E-mail

The Pendleton County High School Drama Department will be presenting the Oscar Wilde production of "The Canterville Ghost." This touching and funny adaptation is the story of the 500-year-old ghost of Canterville Manor who is suddenly faced with an English ghost’s


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