Paducah Middle

Excellence, Tradition & Pride Since 1864
Zea Tharpe PATC Welding
PMS Robotics Table
Congratulations to the 2018 PTHS Football Homecoming Court!
2018 PTHS Football Homecoming Court
PTHS Football vs Caldwell
PTHS Soccer
Congratulations, PTHS AIMS Scholars!
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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

PMS Girls Basketball

PM Girls Basketball Runner-Up at Marshall Tournament

The Paducah Middle 8th grade girls basketball team was runner-up in the Marshall County Middle School Christmas tournament that was held December 15. Congratulations! More +
Childhood Obesity Prevention

PAHC Seeks K-8 Parent Participation in Survey on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Purchase Area Health Connections (PAHC) has developed a Childhood Obesity Prevention Action Team (COPAT) and is seeking K-8 parent participation in a survey on Childhood Obesity Prevention. The PAHC has ten $50 gift cards to give away in a drawing for those that participate in the survey and fill out the voluntary information.
You can see the survey here.
The COPAT team is comprised of members from schools across the region, health clinics, community college, university, hospitals, public health, parks and recreation and other non-profit organizations.  COPAT is working to develop a childhood obesity toolkit that can be used in our community to address the childhood obesity epidemic. 

      = Due to the high rate of obesity, this generation may be the first in U.S. history to not outlive their parents.

      = Students who are obese are more likely than non-obese children to have lower academic scores, lower self-esteem, and more hospital stays.

      = If current U.S. trends continue, more than 57 percent of today’s youth will be obese at age 35.

Survey participation is voluntary.  Since we are not collecting individually identifiable data, it has been determined that survey participation is exempt from IRB standards.  Aggregated results of this and other surveys will be shared broadly to inform our project and community.  Should you have any questions about this survey, please contact our data analyst, Kaitlyn Krolikowski, at 270-444-9625 x191.  Thanks again for your participation!
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Grinch Roast Beast

Paducah Middle "Feed the Grinch" Food Drive November 26 - December 12

Paducah Middle is hosting a "Feed the Grinch" food drive. November 26 - December 12. Here is what each team should bring to donate:

Each team will bring:

Team Honesty: Instant Pudding Mix

Team Merit: Canned Green Beans

Team Respect: Canned Corn

Team Integrity: Boxed Macaroni & Cheese

Team Tenacity: Canned Soups

Team Confidence: Instant Potatoes

*The Top Class Winner will receive a Pizza Party. Good luck!
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PMS Robotics Table Contest

Paducah Middle Hosts Lego Robotics Contest

by David B. Snow
The Paducah Sun
November 17, 2018
Used with permission.
Two of Paducah's elementary schools' Lego robotics coding teams faced off Friday in a competition at Paducah Middle School, with the winning team taking a practice table that was built by members of the PMS Project-Based Learning class called "Introduction to Innovation."

"The students came up with a project that was interesting to them that would help the community," said class instructor Tim Franklin. "They discovered that all three of our elementary schools that feed into Paducah Middle have a Lego robotics team, but none of the Lego robotics teams had a practice table.

"(The PMS students) built this table following the (specifications) that they found online for Lego robotics competitions. Then, they organized this unofficial Lego competition. This is a way of introducing students to different ideas that, hopefully, will get them more interested in the Innovation Hub that is to come." 
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PMS Spirit Card

Paducah Middle Spirit Cards Available

Are you looking for the year round birthday gift, Secret Pal gift,  one stop Christmas shopping?

How about a Tornado Spirit Card – savings to local business, Mellow Mushroom, Just Hamburgers, Purcell Tire, Texas Roadhouse, Etcerrea Coffehouse, Hardees, Burger King, Sweet CC’s, A&W, Culver’s, Firehouse Sub’s, Marco’s, Taco John’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Tribeca, Little Caesars, and many more  – for just $10.

Stop by the office at Paducah Middle School from 7:30am-2pm to purchase yours today.

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Kentucky Safe Schools Week

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 21–27, 2018; October is Bullying Prevention Month

Every third week of October (Bullying Prevention Month), schools across Kentucky have an opportunity to partner with their local lawmakers, first responders and community to observe Kentucky Safe Schools Week. This week provides an opportunity for awareness of school safety issues and initiatives to be discussed and enhanced at the local and state level.
This year Kentucky Center for School Safety is proud to announce Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 21–27, 2018. This year's theme is “BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your Superhero!”  Kentucky Center for School Safety encourages community members, educators, students and parents to participate during Kentucky Safe Schools Week.
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