A Tradition of Excellence

Since it opened in 1980, Paducah Middle School has united students in the "Tornado" spirit -- in classroom and extracurricular activities.

To ease the transition from elementary school, sixth-graders are grouped in teams with fewer teachers and class changes. Seventh and eighth grades are also organized by teams for more flexibility in program planning of cross-curricular activities.

We offer a variety of pre-AP services for gifted students. They include honors classes, the Duke Talent Identification Program and extracurricular Governor's Cup, Math Counts and Odyssey of the Mind academic competitions.

Four "Encore" classes are offered on a nine-week rotation: art, physical education, technology and music.
Paducah Middle School News
Paducah Middle 2017-18 Registration August
Paducah Middle registration for the 2017-18 school year will be Tuesday, August 1. 
6th grade registration will be from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7th and 8th grade registration will be 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Paducah Middle Principal Stacey Overlin Resigns
We regret to announce that Paducah Middle Principal Stacey Overlin has resigned to accept an administrative position in North Carolina. His last day with the district will be June 30.

Overlin has been principal at Paducah Middle since 2013, when the school moved into its new building. During his tenure, Paducah Middle has seen steady increases in enrollment and in state accountability test scores. Overlin also led the implementation of the Leader In Me program at Paducah Middle in 2015. Based on Stephen Covey's "7 Habits”, the program seeks to empower students through teaching them 21st century leadership and life skills.

Overlin (PTHS '87) has a long history with Paducah Public Schools as a student, teacher, and administrator.
SBDM Meets Thursday, June 1
The Paducah Middle School’s June SBDM meeting will be held June 1st at 8:00am at Gold Rush Café located at 400 Broadway, Paducah. 
King Named Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club Junior Youth of the Year
Paducah Middle 7th grader Gabriella King has been named the Junior Youth of the Year for the Oscar Cross Girls and Boys Club of Paducah.

Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America premier recognition program. Junior Youth of the Year seeks to develop junior leaders ages 10-13 within the Club environment. The program fosters Club members’ emerging leadership abilities while preparing them for later participation in the Youth of the Year program. In addition to recognizing the leadership achievements of Club youth, Junior Youth of the Year also cultivates their leadership potential, providing the foundation they need for advanced leadership development, academic excellence and postsecondary success. Through this program, Club youth become motivated to seek opportunities for leadership and to act as responsible citizens and change agents.
Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Transition Night Thursday, May 18
Paducah Middle School will host a 5th to 6th Grade Transition Night for parents and current fifth grade students on Thursday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. at Paducah Middle School.

Parents of 5th graders and students will have the opportunity to tour Paducah Middle and learn about how to prepare for the transition to middle school.

To RSVP, return the form below to the Family Resource Center at your school or RSVP via e-mail to Joy Spear. 

Three Paducah Middle School Students Advance To Kentucky History Day State Competition
Three students from Paducah Middle School have earned bids to the Kentucky History Day / National History Day state competition at the University of Kentucky. Earning medals and excellent or superior rankings at the district competition on March 31st, students will advance to the Lexington contest with their projects that focus on the 2017 National History Day theme, “Taking a Stand in History.”

Advancing to the state competition in Individual Performance is Maya Romanak with her project entitled “Thespis: Taking a Stand Behind the Scenes.”

Earning bids to state in the Individual Website category are Zyla Dortch and Tayler Hilton.

Dortch will represent Region 1 at the state contest with her website, “The Impressionists: Painting Their Way to Equality.”

Hilton will also represent Region 1 at the state contest with her website, “Sigmund Freud.”

Students have conducted research throughout the year on topics of their choice, using both primary and secondary resources. In addition, competitors have written process papers and completed detailed annotated bibliographies. The National History Day organization offers year-long programs that engage over half a million students from around the world in conducting original research on historical topics of interest, using critical thinking skills, and fostering both written and oral communication skills.

The Kentucky History Day / National History Day team is advised by Todd Rushing.

Pictured are Paducah Middle’s History Day competitors:
Tayler Hilton, Zyla Dortch, and Maya Romanak
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