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
McNabb, Paducah Middle, and PT Students Receive Awards in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Students from McNabb, Paducah Middle School, and Paducah Tilghman were announced as award winners in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster, Poetry, and Essay Contest at an awards presentation held at Paducah Middle School on January 15, 2017.

The event, which was hosted by the Paducah/McCracken County NAACP and sponsored by AT&T, encouraged students to creatively reflect on the life and work of Dr. King and its meaning for today’s youth. 963 entries were submitted by students from Paducah Public Schools and McCracken County Schools to the essay contest.

In the Kindergarten to 3rd grade poster contest, Alex White (McNabb Elementary) won first place and Jakyia Starr (McNabb Elementary) won second place.

In the 7th and 8th grade essay contest, Jlea Humphreys (Paducah Middle School) won first place.

In the 9-12 essay contest, Bryson Wells (Paducah Tilghman High School) won first place.
PM Students Win Conservation District Writing Contest
Paducah Middle student Paige Stokes won first place and Caroline Noneman won second place in the McCracken County Conservation District Jim Claypool Art and Writing Contest. This year's theme was "Backyard Adventures: Exploring The Trees In Your Hometown". Paige will continue in the competition with other students throughout the county and county award winners will be announced in March.
Paducah residents eager to create regional innovation hub
by Genevieve Postlethwait, The Paducah Sun
January 5, 2017
Used with permission.

One way or another, Paducah will soon bid farewell to its aging Area Technology Center to make way for a regional Innovation Hub.

Paducah Public Schools, in partnership with Paducah Economic Development and many local public and private entities, is ranked fifth of 24 finalists in the running for a slice of the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative's $100 million bond program.

The school district should learn within the month how much of its $9.8 million asked for the project has been funded. Regardless of the answer, the momentum already behind Paducah's Innovation Hub is undeniable.

"We need this. Our community needs this. Our students need access to this," said Donald Shively, PPS superintendent. "We're going to be hiring an architect in the next couple of weeks to design this."
SBDM Meets January 24
The Paducah Middle SBDM will meet Tuesday, January, 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the library. 
Calendar for 2017-18 School Year Available
The school board has approved the calendar for next school year (2017-18). To download a text version or color-coded version of the calendar, click "Read More". 
Paducah Middle to Perform at SIU Jazz Festival
The Paducah Middle Blue Jazz Band is more than forty members strong this year!

Comprised of 7th & 8th graders from Paducah Middle, this ensemble will travel to the SIU-C Jazz Festival in Carbondale on February 25th and also perform at the PTHS & PM Ice Cream Festival in the Spring.

From left to right:
Row 1: Erykah Leggs, Jasmine Meadows, Mackenzi Tyrie, Elijah Patrick, Ashlyn Snell, Lisi Fabian, Ella Wainscott, Amya Kendrick, Mason Romanak, Brendan Goggins, Reed Harris, Vince Brannon, TraShaun Mays
Row 2: Grace Wilke, Elle Henderson, Jenna Price, Zyla Dortch, Alexis Clark, Mandy Rowton, Kate LeBuhn, Anniyah Shelley, Taylor Wells, Raven Butler, Paige Kight, Dana Hernandez, Zabrina Hunter
Row 3: Caleb Julian, Evan Jones, Chris White, Kindle Knight, Kymaiah Barner, Grainger Page, Erin Leggs, Gabby Copeland, Nathan Barnes, Joseph Reeves, Jordon Elifritz, Ben LeBuhn, Zach Ybarzabal, Nadiya Williams, JaByreonna Caldwell, Jada Westbrook, Gage Gottman, Mason Hollar Not pictured: Chris Clark

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