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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

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Paducah Public Schools to Offer In-Person Four Day Week Beginning March 8

Students who attend Paducah Public Schools will have the option to attend  in-person for a four-day school week beginning March 8.
The Paducah Board of Education voted unanimously to make the change after reviewing surveys from parents and teachers and the data regarding COVID-19 rates of infection in the region at a special called meeting on February 26.

Students who choose the in-person option will attend school four days per week. There will be one day of virtual learning per week. The board asked that faculty and parents be surveyed to determine whether it would be best to keep the virtual day on Wednesday or move it to Friday. 

Virtual students will continue to have the option to stay all virtual.
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NTI Days Added to School Calendar for February 25 and 26

The Paducah Board of Education has voted to change Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 on the school calendar from In-Person to Non-Traditional Instruction (Virtual) days.  


PPS faculty and staff will receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 24.  The second dose of the vaccine has typically created harsher side effects than the first dose. Changing February 25 and 26 to NTI days will allow faculty and staff who experience harsher side effects from the second dose to work from home.


The Paducah Board of Education began discussions about allowing students to attend in-person four days per week at the February 15 meeting. Those discussions will continue.

School Schedule for February 10 -12 with Pending Inclement Weather

The freezing rain/wintry mix that is predicted to arrive Wednesday, February 10 may impact classes on Thursday, February 11. Here is the schedule for all Paducah Public Schools for the next few days. 

Wednesday, February 10, will be a Virtual Day for all students, in keeping with our regular schedule. 

Thursday, February 11, is the day most likely to be impacted by bad weather.  

If it is unsafe  to have in-person instruction on Thursday, we will have virtual instruction for all students. 

If the ice and freezing rain misses our area, we will have school according to our regular schedule. 

If it is safe to go to school, we may use the snow routes for our buses. If your child is a bus rider, review the snow routes for our buses here to make sure your child knows where to go meet the bus. 

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Middle School Track Practice Begins March 1

Middle School Track practice will start March 1st at Paducah Tilghman High School at 4:00 pm.  You will need to come dressed and ready to practice.  You will need a mask, water bottle, and have a physical as we are following the social distance guidelines.  Practice should last till 5:00.
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City of Paducah Enters Agreement with Paducah Public Schools for School Resource Officers

The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved a municipal order for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Paducah and the Paducah Independent School District at their meeting on January 26. In 2020, the City received a grant through the Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program to fund the majority of the cost to hire up to three Paducah Police Officers who will serve as School Resource Officers at the high school, middle school, and elementary schools.  
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Paducah McCracken County NAACP Fredricka Hargrove-MLK Essay/Poster Contest Winners Announced

We are happy to announce the winners of the annual Fredricka Hargrove-MLK Essay/Poster Contest!

In the middle school division, 7th and 8th grade:
Preston Goodyke, Paducah Middle (7th)
Naarah White, Paducah Middle (7th)
Jada Meadows, Paducah Middle (7th)
Ryan Bidwell, Paducah Middle (8th)
Erica Wurth, Paducah Middle (8th)

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the contest! We are grateful to the Paducah/McCracken County NAACP and to Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership for their sponsorship of the contest.
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