Paducah Middle

Paducah Public Schools Updates for March 16 - April 17 Closing
March 30
 Paducah Public Schools to Continue Non-Traditional Instruction and Tornado Takeout Through Spring Break, April 6-10
 
March 26
Students who have paper packets of assignments will turn in their completed assignments and pick up a new packet Friday, March 27. See the news summary below for bus schedules and specific instructions. 
 
March 20
In keeping with Governor Beshear’s recommendation that all Kentucky Schools stop in-person instruction, Paducah Public Schools Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Days will be extended through Friday, April 17, 2020. This closure is a proactive approach to limit exposure to COVID-19 within our community.
 
Here is the schedule for the coming weeks:
March 23 – March 27 NTI Days
March 30 – April 3 NTI Days
April 6 - April 10  NTI Days
April 13 – April 17 NTI Days

As a school district, we are prepared to provide continuity of services for both learning and nutrition. Teachers will be providing instructional services using Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Our food service staff will continue preparing meals for delivery according to the schedule that is already in place.

Please see the district web site at www.paducah.kyschools.us  for the latest announcements regarding this developing situation.
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March 18
If you are a student or parent who needs help accessing Microsoft Teams at home, you can find instructions here. Look for "Microsoft Teams How To" at the bottom of the page. 
 
March 17
Paper packets will be delivered to students Wednesday, March 18 at the building where they attend schools. Online students will not receive paper packets. For a complete list of instructions and bus stops, see the link in the news summary below. 
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March 14, 2020
Paducah Public Schools will offer takeout meal delivery beginning Monday, March 16.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, until further notice – buses will be at all stops from 10:30 - 11:00 AM.

All sites will serve breakfast and lunch. See the news summary below for a link to a list of Tornado Takeout stops.
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March 13, 2020
Information over the coming days/weeks will be sent to you via email and text message to the contact information in Infinite Campus, so having correct email and phone numbers for you is crucial.

If you are not receiving either text messages or e-mails from Paducah Public Schools, please access your Infinite Campus Parent Portal as soon as possible and update your contact information.  Click here to connect to the Campus Parent Portal.

If you don’t have a Parent Portal account, send an e-mail requesting your login information to: [email protected]

If you do not have email, please call 270-444-5600. 
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Paducah Middle

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

Updates and Information for School Closure March 16 - March 27

  •  Paper packet pick up and drop off for all students will be Friday, March 27. If you are a bus rider, click "Read More" and see the bus schedule for your school. If you are a car rider or walker, click "Read More" and see the instruction sheet for packet pick up and drop off.
  • It is essential that we have up-to-date contact information for parents during the school closure. Click "Read More" for instructions on how to update your information and get assistance. Click here to go to the Campus Parent Portal.
  • Paducah Public Schools will begin offering take-out meals beginning Monday, March 16. Click "Read More" to see information about times and stops. 
  • In response to COVID-19, the Kentucky High School Athletics Association has instituted an Athletic Dead Period through at least April 12, 2020. The means all athletics, activities, and athletic facilities at the middle school and high school will remain shut down until April 12.
    You can read the entire news release from KHSAA here.
  • If you are a student or parent who needs help accessing Microsoft Teams at home, you can find instructions here. Look for "Microsoft Teams How To" at the bottom of the page.
  • Non-Traditional Instruction Days have been extended through April 17, 2020. This will include the week of Spring Break, April 6 - 10. Click "Read More" to see the complete announcements.
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From the Superintendent: An Update on Our Preparations to Combat the Spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19

Paducah Public Schools is working closely with our local and state government, health department, and other community agencies to monitor COVID-19/Coronavirus and ensure a coordinated and comprehensive public health response if warranted.

Our district is prepared to take all steps necessary to keep our students, staff and families safe, while recognizing the importance of letting facts, rather than fear, determine our actions.

We will continue to keep you informed about our response to COVID-19. You may notice an increased emphasis on hygiene and handwashing in our schools and our communications with family. Our district will also increase the frequency of cleaning high traffic areas and equipment. Please know these are preventative measures and not an indication that something is wrong. Should there be any cases of COVID-19 in our community or schools, we will communicate directly with families, students, staff and the general public.

At this time, health officials encourage everyone to stay informed and to follow the best practice guidelines for staying healthy:
•Wash hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
•Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
•Stay home when you are sick.
•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe 

If you are looking for ways to help, please talk with your children at home about the importance of handwashing and practice proper handwashing techniques. Donations of tissues and hand sanitizer are always welcome in our schools.  

For more detailed information about COVID-19:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/ 
Kentucky Department for Public Health: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/Pages/covid19.aspx 

We are extremely fortunate to have nurses in our schools and access to nurse practitioners from Baptist Health.  Thank you to our families for entrusting your students with us and to our valuable employees for providing a safe, healthy environment for teaching and learning. We pledge to keep you up-to-date on this rapidly changing situation and how it might impact our students and staff.    
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Donald Shively
Superintendent
Paducah Public Schools
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Paducah Middle Track Schedule Available

To see the Paducah Middle School track schedule, click "read more". More +

Paducah Middle Soccer Schedule Available

The 2020 Paducah Middle Soccer schedule is available. Please note that the schedule is tentative.  Click "Read More" to see it. More +
PM Wrestling Runner Up

Paducah Middle Wrestling is State Runner-Up

Congratulations to the Paducah Middle School wrestling team on their runner-up finish at the 2020 Middle School State Championships!

The team was second in state overall. Individual finishes included:

Jack James - 3rd
Jamie Lee - 6th
Malachi Rider - 1st
DJ Wilson - 2nd
Jimmy Mooney - 2nd
Uriah Virzi - 1st
Nick Fox - 5th

The Middle School State Wrestling Championship was held February 1st in Pikeville Kentucky. It was sponsored by Kentucky USA Wrestling and the Kentucky Folkstyle Wrestling Committee.
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7th Boys Champs & 8th Girls Runnerup at District Basketball Tournament

Congratulations to the Paducah Middle 7th grade boys and 8th grade girls for their finishes at the middle school district basketball tournament!
The 7th grade boys were district champions and the 8th grade girls were district runners-up.
 
 
 
 
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800 Caldwell St. Paducah, KY 42003 | Phone: (270) 444-5600 | Fax: (270) 444-5607
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