Sunday, May 24, 2015

Welcome to Paris Middle School!

"Success ~ One By One"


Welcome to our website! 

One of our top priorities is active communication with parents and our community.  This website was designed to be a user-friendly communication tool.  We hope you will find the design aesthetically pleasing and the content current and informative.  Please access the site often for current news, important announcements, student photos, school forms and class information.  We welcome your feedback!


MS P.E. Class Visits Xtreme Fitness
  On April 30, Paris Middle and High School Health and PE classes visited "Xtreme Fitness" on Main St. in Paris which is owned and operated by Matt Perraut.  Matt led the students through a variety of different circuit exercises that combined both strength and cardiovascular endurance.  Click here to view the complete photo gallery.
 

Seventh Grader Qualifies for State Recognition
  Danielle Small has qualified for state recognition for the Duke University TIP program.  She took the ACT this year and qualified based on those scores.  The recognition ceremony will be held on May 22 at Western Kentucky University.  Congratulations!
 

Junior Beta Club Attends Convention
 
Congratulations to our Paris Middle School Junior Beta Club who attended the Kentucky Junior Beta Convention on March 24th, 2015.  Click here to view the complete photo gallery.

Students Discover Crime Scene in Middle School
 
Students in Ms. Jennifer Gibson's class participated in their annual crime scene to start their argument writing unit. To start learning how to create arguments, the students witness a crime scene in the classroom and figure out "who dunnit", then argue their stance. Pictured is the 7th grade honors class looking at the crime scene trying to figure out what has happened!
 
 

Sixth Graders Perform Skits Based on Stories
 
Ms. Ann Davidson's sixth grade English class recently wrote skits based on a short story they read in class.  Students could choose from "Thank You M'am' by Langston Hughes, "Priscilla and the Wimps" by Richard Peck, and "The Southpaw" by Judith Viorst.  Click here to see all photos from this activity.

Pedaling Through the Pages

 
A big "thank you" to McDonalds for the healthy initiative grant for "Pedaling through the Pages" in Ms. Gibson's 7/8th grade Language Arts classroom. The students will get the chance to pedal as they read to help increase retention and comprehension rates as well as gain a healthier lifestyle.
 

Mr. McCauley Meets American Track Athlete
 
Mr. Stephen McCauley, P.E. teacher, recently attended a professional development meeting where he had the privilege of meeting Lex Gillette.  Gillette, who is blind,  is a Paralympic World Champion and World record Holder in the Long Jump.

Former Students Speaks to Sixth Graders
  Anna Woosley a freshman at the University of Kentucky talked to Ms. Ann Davidson's sixth grade English class about what to expect and how to be successful in college.  Ms. Woosley is a Public Health major with a focus on improving women's health in third world countries.  Click here to view the complete photo gallery.


 

Spotlight on Stupendous Spellers!
 
Congratulations to Will Zingg, (pictured above, right) the overall school winner of the annual Paris Middle School spelling bee.  Aerial West (pictured left) was the runner-up.  Will takes part in the county spelling bee on Feb. 12 at 2 pm at the Hopewell Museum.  Best of luck to him.  Click here to view the complete photo gallery.

Sixth Graders Learn About Advertising
 
Last week Paris Middle School sixth graders in Mrs. Georgeanna Jarvis' classrooms presented their projects on Advertising.  They were to create a new product or improve and existing product and "sell" it to the class.  Click here to view the complete photo gallery.

Paris Bus Routes for 2014-15 School Year Available


Please click here to view bus routes for the upcoming school year.


2014-15 Dress Down Day Schedule Announced

Students are allowed to "dress down" on Paris Pride Days that are scheduled throughout the school year. Click here for the schedule. Students are allowed to wear a Paris t-shirt and jeans on dress down days. Jeans may not have holes above the knees.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Now Mobile App
 
Infinite Campus can now be accessed from parents' smart phones!  Log in to the Parent Portal then click on the "Available on the App Store" icon then follow directions listed.  You will need a new user name for this app.  Password remains the same.  Email margaret.spickler@paris.kyschools.us or connie.appelman@paris.kyschools.us for new user name.  Click here for a quick tutorial.

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            304 W. 7th St.
            Paris, KY 40361
            Phone: 859-987-2163
            Fax: 859-987-2164
            8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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