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 Public Schools a Proficient District, PTHS and Clark Distinguished on KDE School Report Card
Paducah Public Schools achieved three firsts in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Kentucky School Report Card for 2015 -16: The district was classified as “Proficient”, and Paducah Tilghman High School and Clark Elementary were classified as “Distinguished” for the first time under the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Unbridled Learning Accountability System, which has been in place since 2011-12.
The overall score for the district was 67.4 for 2015-16, an improvement of 3.9 points over the 2014-15 score of 63.5. The score met the Annual Measureable Objective (AMO) set by the state.
“We’re pleased to see these results,” Shively said. “To have our district reach the status of “Proficient” for the first time and for PTHS and Clark to be classified as “Distinguished” validates our mission. I believe that meeting the needs of each and every child is translating into the positive results we see in these scores.”

 
Paducah woman selected for aspiring leaders program
by Genevieve Postlethwaite
The Paducah Sun, September 23, 2016
Used with permission.

Allene Houston Jones, Paducah Middle assistant principal, is one of 20 women nationwide chosen to take part in the American Association of School Administrators' (AASA) inaugural Aspiring Women Leaders Program.

The initiative is part of a broad push by the AASA to increase the number of women seeking positions as, and ultimately becoming, superintendents, while also helping break social barriers that may stand in their way.

"You see a lot of women teachers, a lot of assistant principals, a lot of principals, but when it comes to superintendents, you still see far more men than you do women," Houston Jones said. "And I don't think it's just in the state of Kentucky. I think it's across the United States."

According to AASA research, Houston Jones is right.
 
Paducah Middle XC Runs at Massac Invitational
Congratulations to our middle school students who participated as part of Tilghman’s cross country team last week at the Massac County Invitational - Michael Mayes, Reed Harris, Kiersa Atnip, Alicia Durfee, Jesse Shanks, and Jake Taylor (who got first place in the junior high race). 
Paducah Middle Fall 2016 Sports Schedules
You can see the Fall 2016 Paducah Middle Softball schedule here.
You can see the Fall 2016 Paducah Middle Football schedule here.
You can see the Fall 2016 Paducah Middle Baseball schedule here.
 
Paducah Middle Students Collaborate with Artists in Side by Side Program
Artwork by Paducah Middle students who took part in the Side by Side art program will be on display at the Yeiser Art Center's gallery space at US Bank located at 333 Broadway. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 15, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Twelve Paducah Middle students participated in after school classes, taught by PM Visual Arts Instructor Terri Sauer, where they explored various processes and media used in printmaking. The students were then paired with a working artist who collaborated in a final printmaking project.

VSA Kentucky is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing inclusive arts and education programs for children, youth, and adults with disabilities, in addition to, professional development for artist and teachers in schools and communities statewide.
 
Photo of the Day: Cyber Experience!
Paducah Middle students present ideas for new phone apps on the opening day of Camp Cyber Experience.  Cyber Experience is free technology camp for middle school students led by the Murray State Center for Telecommunications Systems Management that combine project based learning with field trips to technology sites. This year TSM is  partnering with Paducah Public Schools and hosting the camp at Paducah Middle School.
 
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