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Daily Announcements

Scott County High School


May 17, 2012





When students are called out of class to leave, whether they drive or a parent comes to pick up the student, they must go to the attendance office and sign out, a parent or guardian calling does not sign them out.  Students do not leave school until they have a yellow slip in hand.  A failure to sign out of school is a Saturday Detention.





Attention all Junior Beta members:  Project Grad needs help setting up decorations Monday, May 21st, after school and the rest of the week (Tuesday May 22nd – Friday May 25th ) starting each day at 10:00 a.m.  Any help is greatly appreciated and will help you get a head start on earning hours for next year.


Boys’ soccer open field will be on Mondays and Thursdays starting June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18 and 21, from 10:00 – 11:30 at the GMS game field.


The Scott County Public Library is having a photography show this summer for photographers ages 12 to 18.  The theme for the show is “Own The Night” and photographs should reflect this theme in some way.  Pieces need to be matted or mounted for hanging and the deadline for entries is June 8th.


The Public Library is kicking off summer with a yard party on May 22nd, the day after school gets out, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for ages 12 to 18.  Water Games, hot dogs, ice cream, water melon eating contest, music and more.  Bring your own squirt gun and come dressed to get wet!  Stop by the public library; pick up a book log and a flyer listing the summer programs for teens.  Any teen who turns in a book log will get a pass to the end of summer celebration at the Scott County Water Park in August.


Drama shirts are in and can be picked up in Mrs. Marshall’s room.  There are a few extras on sale for $10.00


If your family will need any special accommodations for graduation, such as wheelchair seating, lower arena seating due to a medical condition, or a sign language interpreter, please pick up a “Request for Special Accommodations” form in the front office.


International Club Members:  Don’t miss our farewell picnic for our international students this Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00.  See Mrs. Pine for details.


Attention Seniors & Graduating Juniors:  Ms. Jones has some extra invitations to sell.  Please see her as soon as possible.


Attention Academic Team:  Please meet in room 282 after school Thursday for our end of year celebration.


The 2012-2013 Singers list has been posted outside the choral room.  Congratulations to all the students who have been selected!  Be sure to see Mr. Merritt about next year’s trip to New York City.


Seniors need to turn library books in before they can participate in senior activities.


Seniors & Graduating Juniors:  If you still owe a balance on your Senior order you will not receive your cap and gown when they are delivered on Friday, May 18th.  Please see Mrs. Jones to take care of this as soon as possible.


All FCCLA officer applications are due to Mrs. Napier in room 268, by the end of the school day Friday.  That includes the application and teacher referenced.


If you are interested in being an officer for the SAVE-US club next year, please pick up an application from Ms. Karcher in the guidance office.  Applications are to be returned to Ms. Karcher by the last day of school.


Attention Seniors:  Baccalaureate, sponsored by Youth Alive, will be held Friday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  This is a Christian event designed to give all seniors a last opportunity to spend time with friends and to hear a great speaker and music.  Wear your cap and gown and line up in the ROTC hall.


Anyone interested in being an officer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes next year should fill out an application.  Applications are available outside Miss Spence’s room 278 and must be returned by the last day of school in order to be considered.






"The Georgetown College Presidential Mentorship Program is a leadership development program designed to prepare Scott County High School students for success through networking, teamwork, and cultural awareness. The program is open to incoming Juniors and consists of 10 events hosted by Georgetown College. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a $10,000 scholarship to Georgetown College. Applications are in the guidance office and due May 18th."  For more information contact Cheyenne Hensley at chensle0@georgetowncollege.edu


We are pleased to announce the 1st annual high school E-Academy for Kentucky’s future entrepreneurial leaders, July 23-27 at the University of Kentucky. Selected students will spend the week learning about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur from the UK iNet Entrepreneur in Residence, faculty, local entrepreneurs, and field trips to spark creative, innovative and entrepreneurial thinking. They will work in teams to develop a concept for a new business, present the concept before a panel of judges, and attend a closing graduation event including parents and invited guests. Space is limited to 20 students. Cost to attend is $129 (scholarships available). Apply at cis.uky.edu/inet/Eacademy. Application deadline is May 24. For more information, please contact: Deb Weis, iNet Director, Innovation Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking, University of Kentucky, debweis@uky.edu or 859.257.8296, iNet.uky.edu.


Academically Proficient High School Junior & Senior Diversity Conference: Where:  Western Kentucky University

Date:  June 15 – 16, 2012


The YMCA of Central Kentucky has a Youth Advisory Board! The Youth Advisory Board is comprised of 15 diverse high school leaders who want to make a difference in their community. The group comes together to give input, develop solutions, create innovative programs and promote community service activities to improve youth engagement at the YMCA of Central Kentucky. The Youth Advisory Board will provide students with a unique service opportunity that will benefit the entire community. While making a lasting impact in central Kentucky, students will be able to showcase their leadership skills and creativity.

Attached is an application for the 2012-2013 year. If you have any questions please contact Erin at 859-219-9622 ext.17.  Please have qualified applicants complete the application and send or drop-off applications to:



2012 Daryl Lee Martin Scholarship

Students who will be entering as college freshmen in the fall of this year and live in Fayette or a surrounding county are eligible for this $500 award.  Applications can be found on the school website and in the Guidance Office.  Completed applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2012 and must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or community leader. 


The deadline to enroll in Early College classes at BCTC is July 15th, and course availability is limited.  Contact the guidance office if you are interested.

EKU Psychology Summer Camp

 Inner Space Camp is a residential camp for high school students interested in the exciting field of psychology.  Hosted by the Department of Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University, the camp offers students the chance to spend a week immersed in learning about the human mind and behavior.

Working closely with EKU faculty, campers will explore…

Clinical Psychology (the art and science of helping others)

Neuroscience (the mysteries of how our brain works)

Forensic Psychology (the criminal mind and psychology and the law)

Sensation and Perception (how our eyes, ears, and sense of smell work)

Cognitive Psychology (how we think, solve problems, and make decisions)

Developmental Psychology (how we grow and develop as kids and adults)

Animal Behavior (how humans and other animals interact, using pets to help people)

and a lot more.

 Campers will live in an EKU dorm with other campers and counselors, take field trips, and participate in lots of hands-on activities.  There will be games, swimming, and even a ghost hunt on EKU’s campus.

 Camp dates are June 17th through June 22nd, 2012.  For more information and details on how to register visit www.psychology.eku.edu/live-think-existpsychology


Summer Opportunity:  From June 17-29th, Georgetown College will offer its twenty-second consecutive summer math and science camp, called PAEMS (Pre-college Academic Experience in Math and Science).  This two-week residential camp is primarily for students who will be entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the fall of 2012.  It is an outstanding opportunity for students to explore and develop their interests in science and technology while gaining a preview of college life.  For more information, visit the PAEMS website at:  www.georgetowncollege.edu/departments/PAEMS 


Reminder:  Bluegrass Community and Technical College ABSOLUTE FRESHMAN application deadline is Friday, July 13th. Students should apply online as soon as possible.  BCTC has already admitted and mailed out over 1,400 freshman acceptance letters for the fall 2012 semester.  Advising appointments and classes will fill up quickly. 


The family of Donna Oser is sponsoring a one-year scholarship to one of her former students upon receipt of enrollment at an institution of higher learning.


Joe Costello Memorial Scholarship is available in the guidance office.  This scholarship is for a high school senior female athlete, must have a good discipline record and good attendance.


ABAK Agriculture Scholarship Program

The AgriBuisness Association of Kentucky has developed a scholarship program for undergraduate students to help them afford the cost of a postsecondary education.  The scholarship program was established in 1996 to recognize and assist Kentucky students majoring in agriculture.  The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 per school year paid in two equal installments of $500 per semester.  The scholarship is based on merit as well as financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:

·       A completed copy of the application form

·       Three required essays

·       Two letters of recommendation

·       Most recent official transcript

The application must also meet the following qualifications:

1.      Be accepted for enrollment as an undergraduate in a post-secondary institution (public or private college or university, or vocational technical school) for the fall semester of the upcoming school year.

2.     Be a Kentucky resident.

3.     Have a declared major in an agricultural related field of study or be accepted into an agricultural study program.

4.     Past recipients of the ABAK scholarship are NOT eligible.

Applications can be found in the guidance office.  POSTMARK DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2012.


The Horse Farm Workers’ Education Assistance Fund offers need-based financial assistance toward tuition only to High School graduates whose parent(s) work on Central Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Farms and have done so for at least 3 years.  Scholarships are for education at any colleges, universities, or technical programs, and are based upon need, merit, an essay, and a personal interview.  Awards may range from $500 - $3,500, depending upon need.  Applications and brochures are available in the guidance office, by calling 859-269-1719, or by emailing mstuart727@msn.com  The deadline for submission of all materials is July 1, 2012 and early submission is encouraged.  Visit their website at www.horsefarmworkerseducationfund.com


Admission representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities are available to speak with students one-on-one concerning the college admission process and college life in general.  More information can be found online and students are encouraged to register for this National College Fair online at www.gotomynef.com


Visit the guidance office or the guidance webpage for UK scholarships that are open to Scott County students.

Brad’s Deals Shop Smart Scholarship


500 word essay explaining how your college experience is or will be enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort or thrift. 

Five (5) scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded.

Deadline: June 1, 2012


Click Iks Printer Ink Scholarship Contest


1000 word essay on a topic such as the importance of art in education or in society, or improving an urban community with art.

$1,000 scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2012


Eye Health Scholarship from Buy More Contacts


1000 word essay on a topic such as the importance of eye health, or how blindness would affect your life.

$1,000 scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2012


Attention all seniors:  Graduation is just around the corner and the SCHS counselors would like to meet with you to talk about your plans for the future.  We want to help you with any questions you may have about college applications, financial aid, scholarships, job applications, etc.  Please come to the counseling office to sign-up for an individual senior conference to help you with your plans for college and/or entry into the work force.


Attention Parents & Students:  Please note that AP courses are reported to KHEAA and they do weight those courses for KEES money.  The GPA on your transcript reflects an unweighted grade for AP courses, but KHEAA recalculates the GPA after the grades are reported for any AP course submitted.  Due to this issue you may find that there is a difference between the GPA on your SCHS transcript and your GPA on the KHEAA website.

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