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5347 Benton Rd.     Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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“PIRATES don't give up when the wind blows them off course; they adjust their sails and continue toward their destination!"

This Week’s Events:

April 24th: Pirate Party Night - 5:30-7:30 PM

April 25th: 2018-19 SBDM Council Parent Member Election - 7:00-4:00

April 25th: 5th Grade DARE Graduation - 1:30 PM @ HES Gym/Cafe

April 27th: Jump Rope for Heart in PE

April 27th: 2018-19 Kindergarten Screenings  

April 27th: Dippin’ Dots Sold in Cafe - $2

Looking Ahead:

April 30th: Mid-Term Progress Reports Issued

April 30th: 4th Grade Bike Rodeo in PE

May 1st-3rd, 7th-8th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th: KPREP Awards Day

Farther Out:

May 7th-8th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8th: Preschool Promotion Parties - 10:00 & 1:30 PM

May 9th-15th: KPREP Testing for 3rd-5th

May 9th-15th: STAR Testing for K-2nd

May 11th: Kindergarten Orientation Meeting for Preschool Parents - 1:30

May 15th: Last Day of Preschool

May 16th/17th: 3rd Grade Clarks River Field Trips

May 18th: Talent Show

May 18th: AR Reward Parties

May 21st: 5th Grade Reward Field Trip

May 21st: Kindergarten Promotion - 1:00

May 22nd: No School for Students/Planning Day for Staff

May 23rd: 5th Grade Promotion - 2:00 PM @ HMS Gym 

May 24th: 4th Qtr. Celebration, Field Day & Last Day of School

2018-19 SBDM Council Parent Elections

PTSO will be sending out nomination forms for the 2018-19 SBDM Council Parent Elections this week! Nominations are due by 8:30 AM on Friday, April 20th. The nominees will be announced in next week’s Pirate Weekly/via email and the election will be held on Wednesday, April 25th from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

5th Grade DARE Graduation

We will be having our 5th Grade DARE Graduation on Wednesday, April 25th at 1:30 PM. The following students placed first in the DARE essay contest in their homeroom class and will be reading their essay at the ceremony: Mylie Nelson, Drew Morrow, and Loralee Lacey.

KPREP Awards Day

On Friday, May 4th at 9:30 AM, we will recognize last year’s 3rd-5th graders who scored proficient and distinguished on the 2017 KPREP assessments. These students will be recognized during the ceremony with a t-shirt, certificate, and medal. 

2018 KPREP Testing

May 9th, 10th, 11th, 14th, and 15th will be the days that our 3rd-5th grade students will be taking the 2018 KPREP assessments. You can help your child by:

  • Please make sure your child is in attendance each day (including not leaving early)!

  • Please make no appointments during this time!

  • Please make sure your child is in bed early!

  • Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast!

  • Please make sure your child remembers these three things:

1. We love them!

2. We believe in them!

3. We are proud of them!

Kindergarten Promotion

We will have our 2018 Kindergarten Promotion in the HES Cafe/Gym on May 21st at 1:00 PM.

5th Grade Promotion

In order to ensure that all of our parents can see and to assist with overcrowding, we will once again be having our 5th Grade Promotion at the Heath Middle School Gymnasium on May 23rd at 2:00 PM.

21st Century/Pirates Clubhouse Summer Camp

We are still enrolling for our Summer Camp! Current Preschool (incoming Kinders) through 4th graders are welcome! Please see Ms. Hannah Riney for more information! Summer Camp Registration ends on April 27th and there is a $20 Registration Fee!

Field Day

We will be having our annual Field Day on our last day of school, May 24th. More info to come!


What's Going on at HES

Pirates of the Month

Congrats to our Pirates of the Month:

K:  Aidan Patterson, Henry Pace, Brantley Kelley

1:  Brelynn Melton, Bryson Garza, Samuel Warren

2:  Zoey Brooks, Calleigh Eidson, Kylee Robertson

3:  Gavin Schooley, Sam Lynn, Grady Buchanan, Mya Skinner

4:  Dalton Lister, Jayden Morris

5:  Kadyn Barnes, Maggie Jenkins, Bryson Smith


1st Grade Bugs Program - April 20th at 1:00

Please JOIN US for our 1st grade performance “Bugs” on Friday, April 20th at 1:00 PM. This performance will take place in the Heath Middle School Auditorium. 

Box Tops – Help us collect!

Calling all parents and staff! Please be on the lookout for Box Tops on your household items and send them to school! Box Tops help us collect money for our school! Thank you for sending in as many Box Tops as you can!

Vision Statement
Heath Elementary School...where our staff is dedicated, our parents are connected, and our students are SUCCESSFUL! 
Mission Statement 
Our mission is to use our passion for teaching to provide a safe, family like environment, where students will thrive and surpass their potential. We partner with our community and parents to promote a positive network of support for all students to achieve success. 
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McCracken County Schools
District Office
5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
Nondiscrimination Statement
Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of McCracken County Schools are hereby notified that the McCracken County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning McCracken County Schools™ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact: Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel and/or Director of Pupil Personnel, 5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003, (270) 538-4000. The McCracken County School System offers the following career and technical programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Agriculture, Business and Office Technology, Technology and Pre-Engineering. Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Mr. Michael Ceglinski, Principal of McCracken County High School, 6530 New Highway 60 West, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-538-4300, To obtain this information in a language other than English, call 270-538-4000.
504/ADA | Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
Title IX | Director of Pupil Personnel
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY, 42003
(270) 538-4000
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5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
phone:  270-538-4000
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