Week at a Glance - Updated 1/13/15
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Jan 22, Thursday
Swim vs Madisonville North 5:30 Senior Night
FAFSA Sr. Parents 5:30 – 7:30 HCHS Media Center
Jan 23, Friday
Girls Basketball (JV/V) vs Madisonville-North Hopkins High School 6/7:30
Boys Basketball (V) at North High School, Evansville 6:00/7:30pm
Jan 24, Saturday
Girls Basketball (V) at Louisville Mercy Shootout TBA
Jan 26, Monday
Army National Guard speaking to seniors (blue; 1/2 red A-K) during PLT in auditorium
Jan 27, Tuesday
Girls Basketball (JV/V) at Hopkinsville High School 6/7:30
Swim at Owensboro Health Park vs Owensboro Catholic 6:00pm
Jan 28, Wednesday
Girls Basketball (F/JV) vs Apollo High School 6:00pm
Jan 29, Thursday
Parent Teacher Conference 4-6
Parent Academy for Current 8th – 11th grade parents.
Army National Guard speaking to seniors (green; 1/2 red L-Z) during PLT in auditorium
Swim at Madisonville YMCA 5:30pm
Jan 30, Friday
Boys Basketball (JV/V) at Webster County 6:00/7:30
Girls Basketball (V) Louisville Invitational, Louisville KY TBA
Jan 31, Saturday
Boys Basketball (F) vs Hopkinsville County High School 10:00am
Boys Basketball (F) vs Fort Campbell High School 12:30pm
Boys Basketball (V) at King of the Bluegrass Classic, Louisville KY TBA
Celebrate Success –
The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture recently honored a number of high school students from the Purchase, Pennyrile and Green River regions as MSU FFA All-Region Stars based on the students’ leadership in Future Farmers of America. A banquet was held on MSU’s campus in honor of the recipients. FFA advisors at individual schools could nominate two students — one as an automatic recipient of the award and the second as an at-large nomination (not all at-large nominees were chosen for the award). Additionally, Purchase and Pennyrile FFA regional officers were selected for an All-Region Stars award. Dr. Tony Brannon, Dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture created the award program last year as a way to acknowledge FFA students in Murray State’s service area for their accomplishments. The event gave the visiting high school students an opportunity to observe Murray State’s Collegiate FFA students using the skills they learned in high school at the university level, and HOSA also was able to showcase some of its top students. Each FFA All-Region Star received a plaque, lapel pin and a special scholarship offer. FFA advisors were also recognized for their service to their students and Future Farmers of America. Henderson County's recipient was Madison Hutto who received a $2,000 academic scholarship to Murray State. Madison will be attending MSU in the fall and pursuing a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. The guest speaker at the banquet was Dr. Jay Akridge, the Glen W. Sample Dean of Agriculture at Purdue University. Akridge was the 1982 MSU Outstanding Student in Agriculture and is an MSU Hutson School of Agriculture Outstanding Alumnus (2005).
2015 basketball Homecoming Court Results *Reminder – homecoming is Friday, Feb 6th
Congratulations! HCHS Sr. Brady Norman is Prep Hoops Kentucky Player of the week! Thank you to all who voted!
Congratulations! HCHS Sr. Bryce Crowley for breaking the school record for 3 pt shots in one game. Tuesday night Bryce drained 8 3 pt shots.
Congratulations Morgan Book Henderson’s Distinguished Young Woman. She competed in the State Distinguished Young Woman this past weekend in Lexington, KY. She made the top ten and had the most outstanding talent in the program. Way to go Morgan!
This past weekend we hosted our 2015 Classic Tournament. Henderson County placed 2nd in the High School Division. Ashley Hinkle placed 1st in the Female High School Division as well as Top Overall Female. Allison Meyers place 4th in the Female High School Division. Congrats to all!
Congrats to the Lady Colonels on defeating Daviess County and Larue County this weekend. The JV team also won both.
Congrats to the Colonels on defeating Union County and Madisonville this weekend. The JV team also won.
Congrats to the Colonelettes on winning the Region 2 Dance Competition. They placed 1st in Hip-Hop and Pom, awarded Best Costume Award and was named overall Grand Champion.
Congrats to the Boys Swim Team on placing 8 out of 18th. Girls and Boys combined placed 7th out of 19 teams
Henderson County Schools awarded the first round of TB21 (Technology-Based 21st Century Skills) grants to the following HCHS teachers:
John DeFerraro, Director of Choral Activities at Henderson County High School
Nate Fish, English teacher and Zach Hamby, Information Technology teacher at Henderson County High School
Robin Thacker, chemistry teacher at Henderson County High School
Congratulations - Hayley Rickard will be signing to play soccer at Kentucky Wesleyan College on February 4th at 3:45 p.m. in the cafeteria at Henderson County High School. Your attendance would be appreciated!
Congrats to our FFA Chapter for being selected as the Nationwide FFA Chapter Tribute Winner of the Week!!!! They will be featured on RFDtv this weekend on the “This Week in Agribusiness” show. The show will air on Saturday morning at 7:00 am CST and on Sunday at 5:00 pm CST.
Follow HCHS on Twitter @HCHSColonels!
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March 3rd is the ACT. 21 school days until the test. Are you prepared?
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES on Thursday, January 29 from 4:00-6:00pm.
Colonel Parent Academy HCHS Auditorium January 29, 2015 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — the academy will begin in the auditorium with an opening presentation “A day in the life of a HCHS student.” By the HCHS Student Ambassadors Candidates.
6:40 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Workshop Sessions
· Scheduling current 8th Grade (Incoming 9th Grade) Room – Auditorium This session is designed for 8th grade parents. Guidance counselors will answer parents’ questions while explaining the process of scheduling for classes at HCHS. Great time to get all your questions answered.
· Scheduling current 9th—11th Grade Room – Media Center Guidance counselors will answer all parents’ questions while explaining the process their students will be going through next week for scheduling.
Homecoming court – this is an important announcement for you. Be sure you have picked up your homecoming information sheet from Ms. Lewis in the main office. This is your responsibility! It contains important information about homecoming, walk-thru and pictures. This form is due back to Ms. Spaetti next Tuesday. If the form is not turned in by next Tuesday, you cannot have your picture and bio placed in The Gleaner.
The Judicial Center will be closed all day January 29, 2015 – no testing for permits or driver’s licenses.
Seniors-If you are planning on attending the Senior Saturday event at Henderson Community College this Saturday make sure you RSVP online. If you need help registering please see Rachel Heath.
Sycamore Learning Company will be hosting an ACT prep seminar on January 31st from 9:00-3:00 at Henderson Community College. To register go to http://www.prepforthefuture.com. The cost is $84 and includes an extensive study guide that has 3 full-length practice tests! If you have any questions call 866-223-9691.
Seniors, as a reminder, if you have any fees or fines that are due, they must be paid before you can receive your diploma.
On January 22, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 the Henderson Community College will have a group explanation session on completing the FAFSA. They will be able to assists with any questions you may have. We will meet in the HCHS Media Center.
Henderson Community College is offering one free Retake for the Compass Test on January 27th and January 28th for students who did not meet benchmark for dual credit purposes. The test will start at 4:30 on those days and they can test a maximum of 20 students each day. Signup sheets are in the CTE office. The first 20 students will have a spot. Students will need to meet in the Sullivan Technology Center (STC 222) and they need to bring some type of photo ID and will need their SSN to test.
Yearbook Information – SnapChat Us: The HJeShare App Have some pictures of school events which you would like to publish? Visit www.hjeshare.com or download the HJeShare app. It is an easy way to submit pictures for use in the yearbook. Use school code hchs2015
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.
HCC will be having their first Senior Saturday event January 24th from 10:00-1:00 at the Sullivan Technology Center. There will be food, fun, and college admission information including financial aid, career services, academic programs, and student life. Register today at Henderson.kctcs.edu/admissions/local.
This is a reminder for your seniors and their parents who are approaching the 2015 Graduation. The deadline for ordering without late fees is fast approaching (2/1/15) and we want to make every effort on behalf of those who missed the original "in school" order date to still get these materials delivered on time and at no additional cost to them. Our local contact information is: Ph.: 270-527-6654 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors: mark your calendar! Prom will be held here at the high school on Saturday April 18th. Tickets will go on sale in March! There are tuxedo and prom dress discount coupons from David’s Bridal and Men’s Warehouse located at the bookstore. Stop by and pick one up if you would like.
Senior parents just a reminder the FAFSA process is FREE!!! Use the FAFSA.ed.gov website and not any of the FAFSA.com websites. Do not pay for filing FAFSA!!! FAFSA.gov is charging $78.
RESCHEDULE - On January 22, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 the Henderson Community College will have a group explanation session on completing the FAFSA. They will be able to assists with any questions you may have. We will meet in the HCHS Media Center.
Attention seniors! College goal Kentucky provides free help in filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is used to apply for federal and state college financial aid programs. FAFSA Completion sessions will be held on multiple dates in January and February. Attendees can enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Please ask your PLT advisor or counselor for the locations of the closest sessions.
The following sessions are located closest to Henderson:
1/26 8am-3pm Madisonville Community College (John H. Gray Building)
1/27 8am-3pm Madisonville Community College (John H. Gray Building)
1/27 8am-3pm Madisonville Community College (John H. Gray Building)
1/28 8am-3pm Madisonville Community College (John H. Gray Building)
1/29 8am-3pm Madisonville Community College (John H. Gray Building)
All FBLA Regional Competition Forms and registration money needs to be returned by Tuesday, January 27 in order to compete.
Equus Colonels Horse Club will meet Monday 1/26 after school G115 3:30-4:15.
Track practice will start in G100 today.
Henderson County Lady Colonel Softball Team tryouts will be held beginning on Feb. 16, 2015. Weather permitting, they will be held at North Field at 4:00pm for 2 hours each day. Every player trying out must provide a KHSAA physical to the coaches which is less than 1 year old in order to participate. If you are playing a sport and cannot come to tryouts, then contact Coach Green so that he knows of your intent to play. He can be reached by cell phone at 270-724-1935. Bring gloves, bat and a batting helmet if you are able. If not they will be provided.
Last night’s intramural results:
Southside Colonels edged Globo Gym 66-63
Twin Towers beat The Dream Team 71-60
Prestige Worldwide topped Wildcats Elite 63-33
Money Wizards over Fab Freshmen 79-49
Hayley Rickard will be signing to play soccer at Kentucky Wesleyan College on February 4th at 3:45 p.m. in the cafeteria at Henderson County High School. Your attendance would be appreciated!
Important Information you don't want to miss
Parents if you are not receiving on 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 happenings. firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Kentucky Housing Information Students who applied for Admission by December 1st: must apply for housing and have a complete application by February 15th. The housing assignments for Early Action are then distributed on March 15th. The $150 pre-payment deposit is assessed in April and due May 1st. All housing assignments will go out March 15 in one big email batch to their UK email. Students who apply by February 15th: must apply for housing and have a complete application by May 1st. The housing assignments for Regular Decision are then distributed on June 1st. The $150 pre-payment deposit is assessed at time of assignment on June 1st. All housing assignments will go out June 1 in one big email batch to their UK email. Please be aware that the housing assignments will be sent to each student’s UK email. This is an issue when students aren’t using/checking this email. There is no paper mailing so they need to check their UK email. The Early Action students are being asked to accept their LLP offer by sometime in February. Please advise students to accept their offer if they are deciding between multiple schools. They will still not have to give us any deposit until May 1. If they decide before May 1 to attend elsewhere, they can always let us know and we will remove them. If students don’t respond to their LLP offer by the given deadline, their spot can be offered to another student. All Honors students are receiving dual offers of the Honors LLP and another LLP that they listed. The student has the choice of which one to accept.
University of Kentucky - Scholarship Information Due to the record number of applications we received for our December 1st deadline and scheduling conflicts around finals, the process is taking a little longer than originally expected and we will continue to review applications for competitive scholarships through the end of January. As we want to ensure that your students have sufficient time to make an informed decision, all students who met the December 1 deadline for competitive scholarships may expect to hear back about his or her award decision in mid-February. Each and every student will receive a letter at this time, regardless of the award decision.
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
Scholarships – Highlighted are new!
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Scholarships Various scholarships available
Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union 3.75 or higher GPA Essay required 2 letters of recommendation required $5000 Due by January 31 Applications available at each unit desk.
National Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship: Various scholarships for various amounts available Deadline February 15, 2015 Applications Available at Each Unit Desk
National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association Scholarship Requirements: Must have at least 2 of the following requirements: Minimum of B+ average Ranked in the top 25% of class ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Verbal & Math only) Must have participated in 2 sports for at least 2 years in each sport Must have earned at least 1 varsity letter in each of 2 sports Must have a letter of recommendation from the Athletic Director Can download app from: niaaa.org Deadline: February 20th
Western Kentucky University Alumni Association’s Society of African American Alumni - Recipient must have applied to Western Kentucky University - ACT sore of 20 or above – 3.0 GPA - Essay required - Resume Required - Applications are available at www.alumni.wku.edu/SocietyScholarship - Deadline February 27, 2015
Buick Achievers Scholarship - Recipients must plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry Applications are available at www.buickachievers.comDeadline February 27, 2015
Marvin R. Lawson Scholarship - Recipient must demonstrate characteristics of self-discipline, a strong work ethic, love of learning, & service to others - Service to the community required - Short Essay required - 2 Letters of Recommendation required—1 from a teacher, principal, or guidance counselor and 1 from a community member - 3.0 GPA - $10000 - Applications available at each unit desk - Deadline to Mrs. Galloway, Blue Unit Guidance Counselor, by February 28, 2015
Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship Program 3.5 GPA OR 23 ACT score- Be the child of a Kentucky Farm Bureau member an remain such while the scholarship is in force - Various scholarships in various amounts available - Applications available at each unit desk - Deadline February 28, 2015
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.
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
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
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.
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
No Specific Date -
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-903-1102.