Catch up for Science 3:30 -5
ACT Test All Juniors
Catch up for Social Studies 3:30 -5
Girls Varsity Regional Tournament HCHS plays Crittenden County at Crittenden Co HS. Game begins at 7:30
Catch up for English 3:30 -5
Boys Varsity Regional Tournament HCHS plays Crittenden County at Union County. Game begins at 7:30
Catch up for English 3:30 -5
If girls win on 3/3 - Girls Varsity Regional Tournament HCHS plays Winner of the Madisonville/Christian Co game at Crittenden Co HS. Game begins at 7:30
If girls win on 3/6 - Girls Varsity Regional Tournament HCHS plays in Championship game at Crittenden Co HS. Game begins at 7.
Archery Trojan Classic at Webster County
If boys win on 3/4 - Boys Varsity Regional Tournament HCHS plays Winner of Hoptown/Caldwell at Union Co. Game begins at 6.
If boys win on 3/9 - Boys Varsity Regional Tournament HCHS plays In Championship Game at 7 in Union Co.
Celebrate Success –
Congratulations – Alex Lander will be signing to play golf at Brescia University on March 16th at 3:45 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Your attendance is appreciated.
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March 3rd is the ACT! Are you prepared?
One call from Mr. Thompson on 3/1/15 - Good Evening this is Chad Thompson, Principal of Henderson County High School. I’m calling to remind you that all juniors in the state of Kentucky will be taking the ACT test Tuesday March 3, 2015. A good ACT score is critical of college entrance. This test is also a part of our total school’s accountability score. By encouraging your student to do his or her best you will be helping them to be better prepared for college. We will also use these scores to determine math and English placement next year. Please do not request to sign out your student for doctor appointments during this time. The state mandated test can only be taken on this day and on a schedule make-up day. If a student leaves for any reason during testing they may not be allowed to come back and finish the test. If you have any questions about the ACT please contact the guidance office.
One call from Mr. Thompson on 2/23/15 – Good Evening this is Chad Thompson, Principal of Henderson County High School. Our Catchup dates have been moved due to inclement weather conditions. Catch up for Science will be Monday March 2nd, Social Studies will be Tuesday March 3rd, English will be Wednesday March 4th, and Math will be on Thursday March 5th, all of which will take place from 3:30 – 5 PM. If you have any questions about catch up or grades please contact your student’s teacher or unit office.
What is Catch Up? How can it help my student? - Each grading period, during the 7th and 8th weeks of the quarter, HCHS conducts Catch-Up. This took the place of what HCHS used to do for Intercession. Catch-Up is organized by the Student Services office and is an extension of our ESS services. It is a targeted time for teachers to invite students who are not passing or at risk of failing to stay after school one afternoon from 3:30-5:00 for a chance to redo work or have the teacher re-teach concepts that were not mastered during that grading period. Students are usually identified by an F report guidance counselors run and by the 6th week progress reports that are posted to IC but not printed and sent home. Teachers and counselors call parents leading up to Catch-up Week to discuss failing grades and offer the Catch-Up invitation and explain other services (CHEERS, morning tutoring, Name and Claim, etc.). This is typically the last push to “save” grades in that grading period and help struggling students and students who want to improve their GPAs before official report cards are finalized for that grading period. (A full schedule of planned Catch-Up days and procedures is attached.)
The United Way of Henderson County is offering VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) on
Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm at the Housing Authority of Henderson. For more information call the United Way 270.826.2107.
2015 Let’s Glow Crazy 5K Run & Fun will be Friday, May 8th, at Colonel Stadium. This benefits health and wellness programs of Henderson County Schools. Dress to glow! Some glow gear will come with entry fee. Additional glow gear will be available to purchase. Prizes awarded for best glow costume. Entry forms must be turned into School Board Office by April 24th to guarantee a t-shirt. Registration packets may be picked up on Friday, May 8th from 7:30am-4:15pm at the School Board Office.
Any 16 or 17 year old applying for a driver’s license permit must get an Application Form from the attendance clerk before going to the Judicial Center to take the test. This form verifies that the student is in good standing with the requirements of the No Pass/No Drive law.
Homework Help – Before School Tutoring is Monday thru Friday 7:15 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. in Room G201.
Seniors attending prom this year may begin signing up to participate in the waltz. The signup sheets
are at the bookstore until March 12. Practices will be held every Monday and Wednesday starting
March 16. Information sheets with a registration form are available from homeroom teachers or
from the bookstore.
Prom Tickets going on sale in the bookstore beginning March 2nd. If prom ticket is purchased after
spring break (April 13th or at the door on prom night), cost will be $60 per ticket! Only cash will be
accepted to purchase tickets.
The prices are as follows:
March 2nd – March 13th
Prom tickets only $25 each
March 16th – March 27th
Prom ticket only $35 each
March 30th – April 3rd
Prom ticket only $45 each
Seniors: mark your calendar! Prom will be held here at the high school on Saturday April 18th. For those seniors bringing an outside guest to prom, a Guest Verification Form must be turned in to Mrs. Lewis in the main office. If your guest does not attend high school, a background check form will also need to be turned in to Central office to Ms. Williams. All forms are available in the main office and due no later than April 3rd.
Seniors, as a reminder, if you have any fees or fines that are due, they must be paid before you can receive your diploma.
Important Information you don't want to miss
Parents if you are not receiving one call and would like to please email Tracy Bailey with your phone number as well as your child's name and she will add you to the list. email@example.com
If you have an active email account, HCHS would love to have your email address. Please send your email to Shawna Evans at so that your address can be added to the data bank. You will not receive junk mail. You will receive important reminders about school
Scholarships – Highlighted are new
Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts George Crafton Memorial Scholarship - Recipient must be studying agriculture - Essay required - 2 letters of recommendation required - Deadline March 1, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Beck’s Hybrids Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship - Recipients must have been influenced by their experiences with agriculture - Must submit a video - $2000 - Deadline March 1, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Scholarship Opportunities Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program - Must plan to attend Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington, KY or Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg, KY - Must plan to complete an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology - Deadline is March 1, 2015 - For more information, go to http://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Civil-Engineering-Scholarship.aspx
Rotary Club of Henderson will give out $5,000 in five, $1,000 scholarships in April of 2015. The scholarships are based both on current academic success and need. Applicants should be high school and college students who have a record of successful high school work and/or college work and who will be applying to any accredited two-year community/technical college or four-year university. Students must demonstrate a need for additional funding to complete their programs of study. To apply, complete the application, hosted on the Henderson Rotary website, http://www.hendersonrotary.com/, which covers fall and spring terms, 2015-2016. Include a cover letter describing the applicant’s goals to accomplish in college, progress in high school or college, and financial need for this scholarship (i.e. costs to attend the preferred institution, other scholarships received, etc.). Attach a resume’ and a transcript of high school or college classes. Mail the application packet to Henderson Rotary Club of Henderson, C/O: Charitable Trust, P. O. Box 77, Henderson, KY 42420 by the deadline of March 1, 2015.
Old National Bank Community Matters Scholarship -Recipient must be a current Kid$ Start Savings account holder or ONBU Student Checking account holder - Demonstrate a commitment to community service and provide documentation of such service - Essay required - $1000 - Deadline March 3, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program is for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Western KY University, University of Louisville, or University of Kentucky. Students can also take classes at other Kentucky state colleges/universities, with approved programs, before transferring to WKU, UofL, or UK. Candidates must have an ACT composite score of 24 and maintain a GPA of 2.5 while in college. College freshmen and sophomores currently receive $5750 a semester to apply towards tuition, books, etc. Juniors and seniors receive $6150 a semester. Students are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend. This scholarship can be worth over $47,000! - Deadline is March 1 - More details and the applications can be found at http://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Scholarships.aspx
The Civil Engineering Technology Programis for students interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology at Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg and Blue Grass Community & Technical College in Lexington. (We are currently working on developments to expand this program to western Kentucky.) Candidates must meet the entrance qualifications for the college and maintain a GPA of 2.5. Students receive $2750 a semester, and are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend. - Deadline is March 1 - More details and the applications can be found at http://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Scholarships.aspx
University of Kentucky - Merit Weekend Information The Merit Weekend invitations are going out in the mail this week so you will start to get questions, please have students contact us directly.
o The three weekends are March 6-7, March 20-21, and March 27-28.
o This event replaces the “see blue U” orientation in the summer
o Students will leave with a class schedule
o Merit weekend is not binding. Students who attend are not committing to UK
Charlier Christian Leader Scholarship - 3.0 GPA - Demonstrate leadership potential - Demonstrate an active faith and a visible Christian witness - Demonstrate financial need - Essay required - Letters of recommendation required - Deadline March 15, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
HCC scholarship application. Reminder: The fall submission deadline is MARCH 15th. Applications are also available at the unit desk
Gill Orthodontics Scholarship- Recipients must be in treatment or completed treatment with Gill Orthodontics - 2.5 GPA - Short Essay required - Applications available at each unit desk - Deadline March 16, 2015
Commonwealth Credit Union Nathan Leach “Reach for the Stars” or Adam Bender “Reach for Excellence” Scholarship - Recipients must be a member of the Commonwealth Credit Union - 2.8 GPA - 2 Letters of Recommendation - Deadline March 20, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Touched by Cancer Scholarship - Applicants must have had a cancer diagnosis before the age of 21 -2.5 GPA - Essay required - Letters of recommendation required - Deadline March 20, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Scholarship - Recipients must be a minority female student - 2.5 GPA - Demonstrate financial need - Deadline March 20, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
American Advertising Federation of Greater Scholarship - Recipient must plan on majoring in Advertising, Marketing, Graphic Design or Public Relations - 3.0 GPA - Essay required - Deadline March 25, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Electronic Security Association Youth Scholarship Program - Recipient must have a parent who is a full-time, active duty police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or EMT - Essay required - Deadline March 27, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
The American Society for Quality (ASQ) Evansville-Owensboro Section Scholarship - Essay required - Letter of recommendation required - $500 - Deadline March 31, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund - 3.0 GPA - Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community services or other extracurricular activities - Financial need - 2 letters of recommendation required - Essay required - Deadline March 31, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Henderson County Education Association Scholarship - 3.0 GPA - Preference given to relatives of HCEA members - Preference given to applicants who have a career goal in education - Deadline March 31 - Applications available at each unit desk
Ohio Valley Fly Rod Scholarship - Recipient must plan to pursue a degree in engineering - 2.5 GPA - Deadline April 1, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship - Recipient must be a female who has been politically active with the Republican Party during high school and registered Republican - Essay required - Letters of recommendation required - Deadline April 1, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
The Equity Resource Scholarship will be awarded to four students who are considered a first generation college student. All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA, be a first generation college student, and complete the application process: application- 250 word essay explaining how this scholarship will help you, 2-3 teacher recommendation letters, a copy of high school transcript, submit to guidance counselor or Rachel Heath by April 1, 2015. Applications available at each unit desk.
Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute Scholarship - Recipients must live in a modular or manufactured home -Essay required - $1000 - Deadline April 1, 2015 Applications available at each unit desk
Kyle L. Parker Memorial Golf Scramble Scholarship - Recipient must have at least one parent or legal guardian deceased - Demonstrate a commitment to community service - Essay required - $4000 - Deadline April 5, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Tropicana Evansville Project 21 Scholarship Program Must submit either essay, poster, or video communicating the consequences with under aged gambling Essay must be published in a school publication Posters must be displayed at school for at least 1 week Video must be played before at least 50 students $2000 Deadline April 10, 2015 Applications available at each unit desk.
Henderson County Collaborative Partner’s Be the Change You Want to See Scholarship - Recipient must have a history of overcoming significant obstacles that put their ability to succeed academically at risk - Must Demonstrate Financial Need - Short Essay Required - 2.0 - $2500 - Deadline April 17, 20015
Student-View Scholarship Program - No minimum ACT or GPA required - No essay required - Various amounts available - Deadline is April 22, 2015 - For more information, go to www.student-view.com
Women in Service to Our Communities Recipient must be actively involved in community service - 2 letters of recommendation required - Community service resume required - Essay required - $500 - Deadline July 15, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
No Specific Date -
Marriott Scholar’s Program - Applicants interested in applying for the Marriott Scholars Program must meet the following eligibility requirements. Candidates must be: • Hispanic or African American; • enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university with a hospitality management program as an incoming college freshman, first year freshman or community college transfer; • pursuing or planning to pursue a degree within the hospitality management, hotel management, culinary or food and beverage field; and • possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Those interested can apply online at www.uncf.org/scholarships or www.hispanicfund.org.
Freshman Scholarship application for students interested in pursuing degrees through the Gordon Ford College of Business (Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing) that you may want to add to any newsletters, websites, or social media that you have with a list of scholarships for students. We want to get the word out about these scholarships so all of them are awarded to deserving students. Gordon Ford College of Business Freshman Scholarship Application: http://www.wku.edu/business/students/documents/gfcb-freshman-scholoarship-application.pdf
Kentucky Wesleyan College Kavanagh Scholarship ½ the cost of tuition - Must be member of a United Methodist congregation. Interested students should contact Samantha Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-852-3130.
Kentucky Wesleyan College Campus Ministries Leadership Scholarship Available to faith-based students who have an interest in a leadership role in campus ministries. Interested students should contact Chaplain Kent Lewis at email@example.com or 270-903-1102.
West Virginia University Institute of Technology offers a Bluegrass Scholarship exclusively for Kentucky residents. If students have a 3.0 and a 21 on the ACT, we offer a $7,500 annual scholarship. They also offer a scholarship of $8,500 for those interested in their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, or Mathematics) programs. Students who have a 3.0 and a 24 ACT score will qualify for this scholarship.