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
Twenty-Two Paducah Middle Students Chosen for All State Choir
Twenty-two Paducah Middle students were chosen by audition for ACDA All State Choir. The All State Choir practce and performance will take place in Lexington, KY November 3-4.

Sixth graders chosen for all state choir include ( l to r) Weslyn Durfee, Liam Black, Jacob Julian, Deonna Harper, Henry Statemeyer, Fiona Caywood, Kirstin Neevel, and Griffin Dortch.

7th and 8th graders selected for 8th grade choir include, Row 1, l to r: Kate Bidwell, Rachael Skibinski, Aneeza Ali, Alicia Durfee, Abby Brown, Addie Beth Franklin,  and Lucas Wadley. Row 2, l to r: Anna Losher, Zabrina Hunter, Gloree Wood, Devin Blakemore, Cecelia Kaler, Caleb Julian, and Haddon Shively.
Three District Music Teachers Receive KMEA District Honors

Three district music teachers were honored at the First District meeting of the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

Lindsey Williams was named Middle School Teacher of the Year, Kim Davidson (Morgan Elementary) was named Elementary School Teacher of the Year, and Douglas Van Fleet (PTHS) received a Citation for Service.
PPS Students To Perform In "The Hobbit" At MHT
Paducah school students Kate Bidwell (Paducah Middle School, 7th grade), H.G. Page (Clark Elementary, 5th grade), Maya Romanak (Paducah Middle, 7th grade), Gavin Smith (Paducah Middle School, 7th grade), Max Tolar (Clark Elementary, 4th grade) and Anakin Womble (Paducah Middle School, 6th grade) are in the cast of J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE HOBBIT at Market House Theatre.

Seaton Named Kind Student of the Month
Emmy Seaton, a 6th grade student at Paducah Middle School has been named the Guess Foundation/Texas Roadhouse Kind Student of the Month.Seaton is the first student to be recognized for the 2017-18 school year. She is the daughter of Jeff and Mary Seaton.

“Emmy is kindness,” said Susan Guess. “Morgan and I met Emmy three years ago when she was experiencing a bullying incident. She chose to take that experience and do something positive with it. Emmy won our Lunchroom Kindness Challenge twice and is always looking for ways to make the world a kinder place. We are proud to recognize her as our first Kind Student of the Month, particularly during National Bully Prevention Month.”
PM Baseball Completes Undefeated Season With Tournament Win
Paducah Middle baseball capped off an undefeated season by winning the West Kentucky Middle School baseball tournament last Saturday at Noble Park. Congratulations!

Paducah Middle's Kight Named Young Scholar in Jack Kent Cooke National Pre-College Program
Paducah Middle School 8th grader Paige Kight, daughter of Kelly and Robert Kight, has been named a Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar in the Cooke Foundation’s pre-college scholarship program. Kight is one of 50 eighth graders in the nation selected for the highly competitive program.

Kight’s selection was based on her high academic ability and achievement, leadership, purposeful and meaningful service to others, persistence, and ability to set and remain focused on her goals. The eight month application process included standardized testing, long and short essays, numerous recommendations from school and community members, and interviews with national educational leaders.
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