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
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
Five Paducah Middle Speech Team Members Reach Semifinals At State Speech Competition, Rank Among Top 18 in Kentucky
Five members of the Paducah Middle School Speech Team were named among the top 18 competitors in the state in their respective competition categories at the Kentucky High School Speech League Junior State Speech Championship at the University of Kentucky on March 24-25.

Reaching semifinalist status and podium recognition at the championship awards ceremony were Karlie Hack, Paige Kight, Ben LeBuhn, Hadley Pierce, and Vic Tyler. Earning first and second place scores in preliminary rounds, Hack finished with a 14th overall state ranking in Storytelling. Also placing 14th overall in the state, Paige Kight was honored for her speech in the Original Oratory category. Kight received a second place ranking in preliminary rounds.
Kight Wins State Governor's Cup General Knowledge Exam Competition
Paducah Middle 7th grader Paige Kight won first place in the General Knowledge Exam held at the Kentucky Governor's Cup academic tournament in Louisville on March 13.

The General Knowledge exam consists of 50 questions from all five written assessment content areas included in the state academic competition: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Arts and Humanities. Kight competed against 111 students from schools across the Commonwealth.
February Leaders of the Month Honored
Paducah Middle Leaders of the Month for February 2017 were recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Paducah Middle Student Lighthouse Team on February 27. February Leaders of the month are (l to r) Row 1, Sloan Edwards (6) and Miriam Cortes (6). Row 2, Amya Kendrick (7), Kate LeBuhn (7), Aiden Caywood (8) and McCall Hutcheson (8).

Paducah Middle recognizes two students from each grade each month as Leaders of the Month. Leaders of the Month are chosen based on academic excellence, exemplary conduct, and leadership inside and outside the classroom.

Upcoming Events
Paducah Middle Soccer District Tournament
Mon May 1 2017
to Wed May 3 2017
Paducah Middle Soccer at Regional Tournament
Mon May 8 2017
to Wed May 10 2017
Paducah Middle SBDM Meets
Tue May 16 2017
Paducah Middle SBDM Meets
Tue Jun 20 2017
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