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May 22 Fri
Graduation! - Doors open at the Ford Center at 5:30 seniors need to be there, ready, and lined up at 6
Ceremony starts at 7 pm
Project Graduation 11 pm – 3:30 am
 
May 23 Sat
Track at State Tournament Lexington KY TBA
 
           
 
Celebrate Success –
Congratulations to the class officers for the 2015-2016

Juniors
Sec - Addie Farley
Treas - Kelsi Dunham
Vice Pres - Kelly McIndoo
President - Emma Stovall
 
Sophomore
Sec - Isaac Oettle
Treas - Hallie Duncan
Vice Pres - Dezney Darche
President - Riley Mabe
 
Freshman
Sec - Kaitlin Green
Vice Pres - Cole Privette
Treas - Sheridan Forker
Pres -  Ann Logan
 
Congratulations to Emma Bowden. She will be representing Henderson in the Vocal Music program of Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) this summer!
 
Congrats to JD Larew and Addison Watson on competing in our first State Bass Fishing Tourney. They came in at 26th place out of 55 competitors. They caught a total of 8lbs/8 oz.
 
Congrats to the following Track Team Members who qualified for state:
Jaci Bickett-Regional Champ/Pole Vault
Brooke Hensley-Regional Champ/High Jump
Nick Cissell-Regional Runner-up/Pole Vault
Erin Troy-3rd/Pole Vault
Kirah Davis-Runner-up/Triple Jump
Sam Carter-3rd/Long Jump
Donte Lovejoy-4th/Shot Put
Ayinde Cherry-4th/400 M
 
 
 
One Call from Mr. Thompson –
May 17th Good evening senior parents. This is Chad Thompson principal of Henderson County High School. I want to inform you that our Honors Night program will be held Monday May 18th starting at 6:00 PM in Colonel Gymnasium. This is a time to celebrate your student’s achievements. All seniors and their families are invited. Please also remind your senior that they must have all of their fees and fines paid by the end of the day on May 21st. Additional end of the year activities for all seniors include Graduation practice at the high school on Thursday May 21st at 8:00 AM and Graduation on May 22nd at the Ford Center. Please remind your senior to arrive and be ready for the ceremony at 6:00 PM. Hats and gowns should not be decorated and any misbehavior during the ceremony could cause your students diploma to be held until a later date. The doors open at 5:30 PM and the program starts at 7:00 PM. We look forward to this being a meaningful and joyous occasion for all.
 
Seniors End of the Year –
 
Seniors who need a copy of their immunizations for college entrance may contact the nursing office to obtain that certificate.
 
Graduation! - May 22, 2015
Doors open at the Ford Center at 5:30
Seniors need to be there, ready, and lined up at 6
Ceremony starts at 7
Seniors will enter the Ford Center through the front lobby and then proceed to enter the stadium floor at the entrance by the elevators. They will need to check in with the staff stationed at that door. Reminder no noise makers, confetti etc., also, there is no acting out in line, on the stadium floor, or on the stage. They are not allowed to decorate their cap and gown. This means no extra tassels, bling, extra color, embroidering, etc. If they do they will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony and their diploma will not be given to them that evening after the ceremony. -This is a formal occasion and please remind them to dress appropriately. This means business casual at a minimum, no jeans. -Senior PLT advisors will be handing out their PLT’s diplomas and the back of the stadium floor after the ceremony at your assigned table. Your students will either have a diploma or a slip of paper that will have any money owed on it. If they owe money they will have to come to school the next week to pay and then they will receive their diploma. -Any diplomas or fees owed paperwork needs to be given to Mrs. Lewis at the end of the evening before leaving
 
Seniors-Project Graduation tickets are on sale in the bookstore. They are $3 or you can purchase them at the door for $5. Guests tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advanced.
 
HCHS Project Graduation 2015 Volunteers needed!
 
Project Graduation is an all-night party (11:00 p.m. - 3:30 a.m.) that follows HCHS graduation ceremonies. This event is held in the HCHS cafeteria and auxiliary gym. The purpose of this special party is to provide graduates with an evening of fun without drugs and alcohol. 
 
A full night is planned for May 22, 2015. Activities include: karaoke; D.J.; bungee run; sumo wrestling; casino night; and of course plenty of food, soft drinks, and lemon shake ups. A multitude of prizes are given away at Project Graduation. Our goal is that every graduating senior that attends receives a prize.
 
 
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Any student that has not turned in their challenge day forms please do so ASAP.   Any student interested in participating in Challenge Day please stop by the YSC. 
 
Any student with medications in the nursing office should make arrangements with the nurse to have those picked up at the end of the school year.
 
Henderson Rotaract’s - Runnin’ for a Reason 5K will be taking place at Red Banks Park on Saturday June 20, 2015 at 9am. Proceeds go toward the new East End park water feature. You can pick up an information sheet from your unit secretary.
 
HCHS is listed at a US News and World Report Silver Award winner for 2015 and ranked #20 in the state of KY. http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/kentucky/districts/henderson-county/henderson-county-high-school-8310
The Henderson County High School Drama Club will be present “Murder in the House of Horrors” by Billy St. John at the HCHS auditorium. The show is an audience interaction/murder mystery and takes place during opening night of the Hamilton Museum’s newest exhibit, “Monsters, Murderers, and Madmen!” which features a special exhibit and presentation of Menkaura’s lost treasures. The exhibit hall is filled with displays featuring some of the most notorious killers ever known and their instruments.  Audience members, if they are inclined, can dress to the occasion for this red carpet lecture. Shows are on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 29th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, May 30th at 12:00 pm an 7:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 for adults and $7 for students.
 
 
Henderson County High School Summer Reading Information
 
Incoming freshmen/English I and English I Advanced: Participate in the Henderson County Public Library summer reading program. Read at least one book from the available Accelerated Reader titles and complete the library’s summer reading logs. Students enrolled in Advanced English should read at least two books from the available Accelerated Reader titles and complete the library’s summer reading logs. Students will be assessed on their reading before Labor Day.
 
All sophomores/English II and English II Advanced: Participate in the Henderson County Public Library summer reading program. Read at least one book from the available Accelerated Reader titles and complete the library’s summer reading logs. Students enrolled in Advanced English should read at least two books from the available Accelerated Reader titles and complete the library’s summer reading logs. Students will be assessed on their reading before Labor Day.
 
English III (juniors): Read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Complete the assignment found on the high school webpage “Summer Reading” link or pick up a paper copy of the assignment from the Henderson County Public Library. Books are available through the HCHS library, or you may get your own copy of the book. Students will complete an assessment over the novel within the first two weeks of class.
 
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (juniors): Refer to the handout provided to you by your sophomore English teacher. Read The Scarlet Letter in its entirety. You will take a test on the second day of school that will count as bonus only. You will be assessed with the actual novel test during the second week of school. Assignment details can be found on the high school webpage “Summer Reading” link or at the Henderson County Public Library.
You may also begin your independent reading/choice books for the year -- the first book will be assessed by the end of the first quarter. Choose one of the books from the list attached to the AP letter for your independent reading. You will be expected to choose and independently read one book for each quarter of the year. You will be assessed on the independent reading through individual tests and/or additional writing assignments or projects.
 
English IV (seniors):
Read “The Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales and two of the following four tales: “The Knight’s Tale,” “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” “The Pardoner’s Tale,” and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale.” Complete the assignment provided by your junior teacher. The assignment should be complete before school begins. You will also be assessed on your reading during the first month of school. The assignment is also available on the high school webpage “Summer Reading” link or pick up a paper copy of the assignment from the Henderson County Public Library.
 
Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (seniors): Read How to Read Literature Like a Professor and The Road. Complete the posts on Moodle. Complete information available at www.henderson.kyschools.us/laurawilliams and on the letter received in your junior English class.
Henderson County H.S. library hours: June 1-5 noon-3:30
June 8-12 noon-3:30
June 15-19 noon -1:30
June 22-26 noon-1:30
HCHS Webpage “Summer Reading” link: http://www.henderson.kyschools.us/hchs/Home.aspx
 
Sports

Attention football players, we will lift today after school. We will also lift next Monday and Wednesday from 3:30pm-5:15pm. Summer football and weightlifting begins Monday, June 1st, from 7:00am-9:30am.
 
HCHS Athletic Department is looking to fill the following 2 positions:  Asst. Girls Soccer Coach and Asst. Volleyball CoachCoach Ben Dempsey and Coach Ashley Sallee Robinson are looking to hire someone with experience of the sport and someone who would love to coach high school athletes.  These are 2 great programs that have experienced much success.    If interested in the Soccer position, please contact Coach Ben Dempsey (ben.dempsey@henderson.kyschools.us) or Athletic Director (vivian.tomblin@henderson.kyschools.us) If interested in the Volleyball position, please contact Vivian Tomblin, Athletic Director (vivian.tomblin@henderson.kyschools.us)
Brescia Volleyball Presents: Start The Summer Off Right Camp Think you’re ready for summer. Are you the type that just hangs out by the pool or are you the one that can’t get enough volleyball. If you are the one that wants more training then this camp is for you. Coach Forbes and current Brescia Volleyball players are holding a camp on June 5th and 6th at Henderson County from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This camp will focus on the fundamentals of passing, setting and hitting. Along with drills that will teach team concepts. We will also focus on defensive positioning and how to be quicker to the ball. Cost of this camp is only $50.00 a player (Checks written to AVA) To register contact Coach Robinson at 812-266-1027 Or by email at: ashleyafia@icloud.com Registration deadline is May 29th
 
The Henderson County Colonelettes will be hosting their annual “little girl’s camp” for all 2014 - 2015 Pre-School & Elementary students on June 10-12. Participants will learn warm-ups, technique, and routines to perform the last day of camp for the family and friends. The fee is $45.00 IF PAID BEFORE June 1st. The fee will be $55.00 AFTER June 2nd, 2015. All participants will also receive a t-shirt. Every participant will receive a t-shirt.   Make your reservations TODAY! Click here for Registration Form! http://www.henderson.kyschools.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=v1cBresSyXo%3d&tabid=380
 
Lady Colonel Basketball Camp will emphasize fundamental development in all phases of
Basketball and will be held at Henderson County High School. Campers will have both individual and team instruction designed especially for your age and skill level. Camp Dates: June 5-6 8:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m. Grades 1-9 Daily Schedule: Campers should arrive at 7:45 a.m. for daily sessions to begin at 8:00 a.m. Parents should pick up campers from the session promptly at11:05AM. Checklist of things to bring: camp tuition, gym shoes, gym clothes, socks. A camp T-shirt will be provided (be sure to indicate size on Application for Enrollment). Click here for registration form. http://www.henderson.kyschools.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=5l6SAOfF9ik%3d&tabid=380
 
2015 HCHS Colonel Basketball Camp June 1-4, 2015Session 1 (8:30-11:30 a.m.) 1st –5th Grade;  
Session 2 (1:00-4:00 p.m.) 6th-9th Grade -   *Grade level is based on grade student will enter in 2015/2016 school year.  Camp Cost: $55 per camper. $100 for family of two.  
Pre-Registration: please mail the completed registration form and a check to: Henderson County High School C/O Tyler Smithhart 2424 Zion Rd. Henderson, KY 42420 First Day of Camp Registration: Registration for Session 1: will be held in the lobby of HCHS beginning at 7:30 on June 1st.   Registration for Session 2: will be held in the lobby of HCHS beginning at 12:00 on June 1st.   Click here for registration form. http://www.henderson.kyschools.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=jtgDB82zHz8%3d&tabid=380
 
Summer Camp/Activities –
Audubon Park Junior Forensics Science Camp
Session 1: Monday-Friday July 20-July 24 Ages 10-15
Session 2: Monday-Friday July 27-July 31 Ages 10-15
10am-3pm        Audubon  Museum  Camp fee: $65.00 Camp fee covers T-shirt, camp supplies, and a daily snack. Ages 10-15; Camp size 15 students.  Pre-registration required.  Payment due by July 5, 2015. Applications and waivers are due at time of payment. These are available at the John James Audubon Museum. Campers become forensic scientists as they work through a non-gruesome crime scene to collect, examine, evaluate, and interpret physical evidence found at the scene including hair, fiber, fingerprints, and DNA. 
Contact: Julie McDonald 270-826-2247 or juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov
 
Kids Fishing Derby –ages 5 – 16 June 13, 2015 7:30 am – 10:30 am @ John James Audubon State Park email: juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov for more information.
 
Lantern Hike/National Trails Day John James Audubon State Park email: juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov for more information.
 
 
 
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.  tracy.bailey@henderson.kyschools.us
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
 
 
June –
Patient Advocate Foundation’s Scholarships for Survivors - Recipient must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a chronic or life threatening disease within the past 5 years - 2 letters of recommendation required - Essay required - 3.0 GPA - $3000 - Deadline June 12, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
Patient Advocate Foundation’s Scholarships for Survivors - Recipient must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a chronic or life threatening disease within the past 5 years - 2 letters of recommendation required - Essay required - 3.0 GPA - $3000 - Deadline June 12, 2015 - Applications available at each unit desk
 
July –
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 shays@kwc.edu 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 klewis@kwc.edu 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.
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