Updated 3/11/14 8:41 a.m.
Week at a Glance– Click here for the complete HCHS Calendar
Snow Make Up Dates -
Dec. 6th – make up on Feb. 17th
Dec. 9th - make up on April 3rd
Dec. 10th - make up on April 4th
Feb. 5th - make up on March 7
Feb. 6th - make up on May 19
Feb. 7th - make up on May 21
Feb. 10th - make up on May 22
March 3rd - make up on May 23
March 4th - make up on May 27
March 5, 2014- make up on May 28
May 20 is Election Day. School will not be in session.
May 26 is Memorial Day. School will not be in session.
We have missed 5 hours of our 5 hour time allotted by state for early release.
As of March 5 we have missed 15 days of school for snow.
Nine weeks adjustment
3rd nine weeks --
Jan. 9-March 21 (41 days)
The 3rd nine weeks will end on Friday, March 21—Grade cards will be sent home Friday, March 28
4th nine weeks--changed
March 24-May 28 (41 days)
May 28 is last student day (as of today)
Congratulations to our Colonelettes!! Team Routine placed 7th in the Nation!!!
Pom Routine Placed 6th in the Nation. Way to go Ladies!
Congratulations to the Lady Colonels on defeating UHA and becoming the Region 2 Champions! They advance to the State Tournament and will play at noon on Wednesday at WKU Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, KY Advance Tickets can be bought in the bookstore for $9. They will be sold at today and tomorrow until the end of school. There is a signup sheet for a FAN bus located at the Student Services desk. The cost will be $5 and you will need to purchase a ticket for $9.
Congrats to the following Lady Colonels and Cheerleaders on being named to the All Tournament Team: Cheerleader-Grace Greenwell; Lady Colonlels-Maci Brown, DeAsia Outlaw, and Kacie Wallace
Congratulations to Darian Curry who signed to play golf at Brescia University on March 10, 2014. Good Luck Darian!!!
Daily Announcements –
AP Exam Fee Letter to Student and Parents – Click here!
AP Savings Account from Colonels Corner Bank – Click here!
Juniors have the opportunity to order their ‘senior shirts’ for next year. Students received order forms in PLT last week and extra forms are available at each unit desk. Orders will arrive before spring break. All t-shirts must be pre-ordered. Order forms and money are due by this Friday, March 14th. This is also a class fundraiser which will help defray the cost of their prom next year. Click here for form
· Selling butter braids for prom fundraiser
· This is the last fundraiser before prom
· The profit generated through this fundraiser will determine the ticket cost for prom
· Butter braids will arrive in time to serve for Easter
· All money and order forms are due by this Friday, March 14th – turn into Ms. Spaetti in B104
Seniors, you will need your immunization record for college entry. To obtain a copy, please contact the nurse’s office.
Please see important information regarding HCC scholarship deadlines below.
Project Graduation BINGO - Please help raise money for Project Graduation 2014 by working BINGO March 19, 2014!!! You don’t have to be a senior parent all other parents, teachers, or community members are encouraged to help. Help make this year’s Project Graduation the best. Contact Rachel Heath at Rachel.email@example.com if you can help!
The staff in the media center is having a problem with students bringing food and drinks into the media center. This is not allowed. Teachers, please make sure to remind students that they are not allowed to bring these items to media center from class.
Operation Preparation - March 2014 Henderson County Schools is committed to ensuring your student has the 21st-century skills necessary to be college/career ready – the foundation for success in life. But we need your help. The Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development have set aside March 5-28, 2014 for Operation Preparation – a community-based advising initiative. During Operation Preparation, trained volunteer community advisors will meet one-on-one with 10th grade students in a public setting at school. Using the student’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP) they will talk with the student about the student’s career aspirations and required education/training; whether the student is on target to meet these goals; and whether the student is taking the courses recommended to prepare for a successful future. Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. We want this to be a positive experience for everyone, so all volunteers will be required to complete training, comply with district volunteer policies and with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Volunteers will be required to sign an affidavit of nondisclosure promising not to release any confidential student information to which they may have access as part of the volunteer advising process. Violations are punishable under federal law. Click here for complete Parent Letter http://www.henderson.kyschools.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=2nZLT0TQA2w%3d&tabid=503 ! Click here for Volunteer Information Form http://www.henderson.kyschools.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=vZecKXc3SgA%3d&tabid=503 ! Click here for What is Operation Preparation http://www.henderson.kyschools.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=h3dX8K60wbg%3d&tabid=503 !
The Brain Injury Adventure Camp is planning its annual prom on March 29th at Community Baptist Church and we are in need of prom dresses to be donated for the event, we also need volunteers to serve food/drinks and be an escort with some of the special needs participants. If you can help or you have dresses please contact Mark Hobson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
HCHS Equestrian Club next meeting is Monday, March 17; 3:30-4:15 in G110. We will finalize the shirt design and prepare for our upcoming guest speakers.
National Honor Society induction ceremony has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 27th at 5:00pm
Tonight come out and support the Colonels in the Regional Championship Game at 7 p.m.
They play Hopkinsville .
Tuesday-Tennis vs Union at Home at 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Lady Colonels vs. Ashland 12:00 noon at Diddle Arena
Tennis vs Christian County at Home at 5 p.m.
Thursday-Baseball vs. Caldwell County 6 p.m.
Congratulations to the Lady Colonels on defeating UHA and becoming the Region 2 Champions!
They advance to the State Tournament and will play at noon on Wednesday at WKU Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, KY Advance Tickets can be bought in the bookstore for $9. They will be sold at today and tomorrow until the end of school.
There is a signup sheet for a FAN bus located at the Student Services desk. The cost will be $5 and you will need to purchase a ticket for $9.
The reception for Tim Barron has been rescheduled for March 30th at 2 p.m.
Volleyball open gym will be canceled for Tuesday due to the regional tournament. We will start on Thursday, March 13th, from 7:00-8:30pm. Please see Coach Howard with any questions.
Alisha McBride will be signing to play volleyball at Brescia University on March 18th at 3:45 p.m. in the cafeteria at Henderson County High School. Your attendance is appreciated.
Important Information you don’t want to miss –
Parents if you are not receiving one call and would like to please email email@example.com your phone number as well as your child’s name and she will add you to the list.
If you have an active e-mail account, HCHS would love to have your e-mail address. Please send your e-mail to Shawna Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. It is a great way to stay connected!! If you had given us your email address in the past we have had a computer glitch and no longer have any emails. Please make sure and send us your address.
COLLEGE NEWS – Check out Colleges/Universities
Regency Beauty Institute will be at HCHS on Friday 3/7/14 to meet with students interested in attending in the fall 2014.
George Washington University will be in Louisville for a presentation for future students. To register, go to gwapplication.gwu.edu.
Murray State University Racer Days
March 22, 2014
April 5, 2014
Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Entry Level Nurse Scholarship Must be a direct descendant of graduates of the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, current Deaconess Hospital employee, or descendant of current Deaconess Hospital employees must intend to pursue a degree in nursing Up to $2500 Deadline March 31, 2014
Gill Orthodontics Scholarship - $1000 - Must have had or currently be in orthodontic treatment at Gill Orthodontics - Applications available at each unit desk at HCHS or at www.gillorthodontics.com under the tab “Office Fun” - Deadline: March 12, 2014
Scholarships are available to attend Henderson Community College, but you must apply now! The deadline to submit a completed application is March 15, 2014. Please apply now! Scholarship applications for the upcoming academic year of 2014 – 2015 are available from high school guidance counselors, HCC Financial Aid Office, and online at www.henderson.kctcs.edu<http://www.henderson.kctcs.edu>. “There are numerous academic scholarships available to students,” said Mr. Andrew Zellers, Director of Financial Aid. “I encourage anyone interested in attending HCC to submit a scholarship application.” Henderson Community College will be set up here at the high school on these dates. You can find the HCC tables set up in the red and blue unit lobbies from 9:00-1:00 on these dates.
HCC Recruiting Dates @ HCHS
Monday, March 17
Wednesday, April 2
Thursday, April 17
Monday, April 28
Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship - Essay required - $500 - Deadline March 15, 2014 - Applications are available at each unit desk
Workforce Development/Transfer Scholarship This scholarship is designed to reward 1st year students for strong performance and to incent returning students for a second year or for 2nd year students to transfer to a four-year institution. The scholarship provides awards to eligible 1st year students for two consecutive academic years. Students must enter KCTCS in good academic standing and must maintain a grade point average that is reasonable to promote student academic success and transfer. Recipients must plan to earn an associate degrees (AA, AS, or AAS) in STEM Disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and math), health professions, career pathway programs, teacher shortage areas, or Applied Science and plan to transfer to an accredited Kentucky public or independent four-year institution. Interested students must complete both the KCTCS Workforce Development Scholarship and HCC scholarship applications. These are available in financial aid. The HCC application is also available on the website. The fall deadline is March 15th and the spring deadline is November 15th. However, applications are accepted at any time to allow us to find eligible recipients and fully award all funds.
John T. Smith Scholarship This fund supports minority students at KCTCS who maintain a 2.5 GPA, plan to attend a four-year institution, and have unmet financial need. To be considered for a John T. Smith Scholarship, one must complete the HCC scholarship application. These are available in financial aid and on in the website. The fall deadline is March 15th and the spring deadline is November 15th. However, applications are accepted at any time to allow us to find eligible recipients and fully award all funds.
Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship The requirements for the Kentucky Better Life Scholarship are listed below:
a. Be a Kentucky resident
b. Attend school full-time to pursue a KCTCS associate degree
c. Be a single working parent with one or more children under the age of 12
d. Demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and potential for academic success
e. Demonstrate financial need that has not been met by other sources
Students interested in this scholarship must complete both the Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship and HCC scholarship applications. Both are available in the HCC Financial Aid Office. The fall scholarship application deadline is March 15th and the spring deadline is November 15th. However, applications are accepted at any time to allow us to find eligible recipients and fully award all funds.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Evansville Tri-State Affiliate is pleased to announce the awarding of two scholarships for $500 each. In order to be eligible applicants must be the children of a parent who has had breast cancer or who has died from breast cancer, exhibit financial need and live within the tri-state area. Application is online at www.komenevansville.org Click on Grants, College Scholarships, then Local Scholarship. Deadline for submission is March 15th, 2014.
Henderson Community College Academic Scholarships Available: Academic scholarships are available for students starting in both fall and spring semesters. Please complete and return the application and required documentation prior to the deadlines below. Fall – March 15th please contact Andrew Zellers, HCC Director of Financial Aid, at 270-831-9627 for any questions.
Dr. Leslie M. Riherd “Touched by Cancer” Scholarship Applicant must have a cancer diagnosis before the age of 21. 2.5 GPA required - Applications available at each unit desk at HCHS - Deadline: March 21, 2014
Kentucky Electronic Security Association - Parent/guardian must be an active-duty police or fire personnel - Essay required - Letter of recommendation required - $1000 - Deadline: March 28, 2014 - Applications are available at each unit desk
American Society for Quality Evansville-Owensboro Section Scholarship - Essay required - Letter of recommendation required - $500 - Deadline March 31, 2014 - Applications available at each unit desk
Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Entry Level Nurse Scholarship Must be a direct descendant of graduates of the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, current Deaconess Hospital employee, or descendant of current Deaconess Hospital employees must intend to pursue a degree in nursing - Up to $2500 - Deadline March 31, 2014
ROTARY CLUB OF HENDERSON 2014-2015 Scholarship Application Rotary Club of Henderson will give out $5,000 in five, $1,000 scholarships in April of 2014. 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, 2014-2015. 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 31, 2014.
Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship Program - Senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party - Registered Republican - Essay required - Two letters of recommendation required - Deadline April 1, 2014 - Applications available at each unit desk
Kyle L. Parker Memorial Scholarship $4000 must demonstrate commitment to community service and provide documentation of the service. Must have a least one parent or legal guardian deceased—evidence may be requested. Application available at each unit desk at HCHS. Deadline: April 1, 2014
Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship -Must be a minority senior - 2.8 GPA - Leadership characteristics - Deadline April 4, 2014 - Applications are available at each unit desk
Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship - Must be a minority senior - 2.8 GPA - Leadership characteristics - Deadline April 4, 2014 - Applications are available at each unit desk
Tropicana Evansville Project 21 Poster/Essay/Video Scholarship $2000 Must write, create poster, or design a video about the consequences of underage gambling. Guidelines and application available at each unit desk at HCHS Deadline: April 11, 2014
Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI) Scholarship - Must currently reside in a manufactured or mobile home - Essay Required - 3 Letters of Reference Required - $1000 - Deadline April 15, 2014 - Applications are available at each unit desk
Tri-County Labor/AFL-CIO scholarship - Scholarship amount was $1,000/year for 2013-14 - Deadline is published on form as 4/15/2014. However, all applications are due by 3/15/2014 to HCC. - Applicants must attend HCC to receive the scholarship. The scholarship is not available at any other college. - Applicants must be graduating from high school and attending HCC in the fall (or already graduated from high school) - Applications available in each unit desk at HCHS.
Barret/Henderson City High School Alumni Association Scholarship - Parent, relative or guardian who graduated from or attended Barret High School or Henderson City High - 2.5 GPA or higher - $1200 - Essay required - Deadline April 15, 2014 - Applications available at each unit desk
Elks Scholarship Trust Fund - Letter of recommendation required - Essay required - $2000-$9200 - Deadline April 16, 2014 - Applications are available at each unit desk
Student-View Scholarship Program - Various scholarships ranging from $500 to $4000 - No minimum ACT score or GPA - No essay - Deadline: April 20, 2014- For more information, go to www.student-view.com
Current Surfaces Track Athlete Scholarship - High School track participant for at least 3 years - 2.0 GPA - Letter of recommendation required - Essay required - $1000 - Deadline April 25 - Applications available at each unit desk
Roberson, Clapp, Cross Scholarship - West Kentucky Counselor’s Association - Must plan to attend Murray State University in Fall 2014 - Must include letter describing your special hardship circumstances or challenges that you have overcome - Applications available at each unit desk at HCHS - Deadline: April 30, 2014
Lambert Foundation Scholarships - 2 scholarships available for HCHS senior athletes, one female and one male - $1000 - Deadline May 1, 2014 - Applications available at each unit desk
Rivers Institute at Hanover College Summer Academy Opportunity to experience college life in a variety of different academic disciplines. June 8-13 Cost $550-$650 (depending on the academic discipline chosen) Registration Deadline May 30 for more information, go to hanover.edu/summeracademy
BPW Foundation Scholarships Preference given to students interested in the arts but all applications will be considered must have a COLLEGE GPA. (Students with high school dual credit hours are encouraged to apply.) http://www/bpw-ky.org/foundation.shtml (Click on grant application)