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, drama, and music.
Paducah Middle School News
Paducah Middle School Band Mouthpiece Tryouts for Rising Sixth Graders
If your Fifth Grader wants to be in our AMAZING PADUCAH MIDDLE BAND, they need to come to instrument selection--mouthpiece tryouts. There are 2 sessions: You ONLY come to ONE, and depending on how many people are in front of you, you and your child would be here approximately 10 to 25 minutes.

Come in the back of PM to attend. There will be a sign to lead you right to the band room.

Monday, May 23 from 3:30-6pm
Wednesday, May 25 from 3:30-6pm

If your child cannot come one of those nights, please call or text Ms. Williams (270) 556-8517 so we can set up a different time. It does not take long!
 
Paducah Middle Sixth Grade Transition Night and Open House May 17
Parents and students are invited to visit Paducah Middle's Sixth Grade Transition Night and Open House on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. Come tour the school, ask questions and meet the sixth grade teachers.

This is a great opportunity for parents and students to learn more about Paducah Middle and how to get most out of the Paducah Middle Experience!


 
April Leaders of the Month Honored at Luncheon
Paducah Middle Leaders of the month for April were recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Paducah Middle Student Lighthouse Team on April 25. April Leaders of the month are (l to r) Jlea Humprhies (7), Rosie Minter (6), Emily Shumaker (6), Abby Brindley (8), and Maxx Besaw (8), and Aiden Caywood (7).

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.
 
PTHS and Paducah Middle Band, Choirs & Orchestras All "Distinguished"
Paducah City Schools musicians presented high quality performances at the District 1 Annual Assessment festival, with every performing ensemble in the district receiving a "Distinguished" rating.

Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras from Paducah Tilghman High School and Paducah Middle School performed a program of musical selections for a judges panel composed of professional musicians. Assessments were based on the criteria of tone quality, balance, blend, intonation, musicianship, articulation, diction, and stage presence. A "Distinguished" ranking means that all the basic elements of the performance were demonstrated with an exceptional artistic level, with a nearly flawless performance and technical presentation.

Music teachers in our district include Dale Julian, Natalie Krupansky, Kim Davidson, Stephen Mann, Chris Lowe, Douglas Van Fleet, Lindsey Willams, James Gregory, Matt Hinz, and Devonda Treece. Congratulations to our music faculty and our students for their distinguished rankings!
 
Forty Three PPS Students Qualify for Kentucky National History Day Competition
Forty three students from Paducah Tilghman, Paducah Middle, and Clark Elementary School had winning entries at the regional Kentucky National History Day competition held at West Kentucky Community and Technical College on April 1, 2016. The winning entries advance to the state competition, which will be held at Lexington, Kentucky, on April 30.

Six students representing Paducah Tilghman High School had winning entries:
Will Denton won first place in the individual website category for his website, "Inhospitable Exploration: Edward Shackleford’s Antarctic Expedition”.
Vanessa Davis and Skylar Bundy won for their group performance, “The Empire’s Carol”.
Talia Housman and Jose Roberto Dos Remedios won for their group documentary, “Ferdinand Magellan: An Unexpected Journey”.
Meg Hancock won for her Individual Documentary, “Carnegie Libraries: The Architecture of American Literacy”.
 
The Great Middle School Whodunit Premieres May 10
Paducah Middle School presents "The Great Middle School Whodunit" mystery dinner theater Tuesday, May 10 at 5:45 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Tickets are $8 which includes a catered meal by Olive Garden prior to the show and the show itself.

Tickets are pre-sell only and may be purchased in the Paducah Middle front office between 9am and 1pm until May 6th.

This is an interactive show and guests will be paired up in teams of 8 to figure out clues and solve the mystery!

Come out for a night of good food and fun at Paducah Middle School and help us figure out WHODUNIT!!
 
Upcoming Events
2016 PTHS Tornado Boys Basketball Camp
Tue May 31 2016
to Fri Jun 3 2016
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