Saturday, December 20, 2014

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!


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.

Students Earn Trip to Trampoline House!
 
On December 10th, Ms. Gibson and Mr. McCauley's classes traveled to "SkyZone" trampoline house in Lexington.  All expenses were covered through the "Get Fit Paris Bourbon County" Initiative from September and October.  These two classes logged the most physical activity hours during the program.  Students were able to jump on a variety of different trampolines as well as play dodgeball, dunk basketballs and jump into a foam pit.  A special thank you goes out to Coach Barr for helping out with transportation for this event. Click here to view the complete photo gallery. 

Students Learn about Art of Discussion
 
Ms. Gibson's class completes a Socratic Seminar to foster student discussion in the classroom. Paris Middle School 8th graders (Noah Arnett and Jackson Yazell pictured) are beginning to create a virtual tour of the school for our school webpage!
 

Students Learn about Spirit of Giving
 
After learning about being selfless in Ms. Jennifer Gibson's 8th grade language arts class, her 4th period decided to emulate the act of selflessness and purchase a Christmas Angel.  Click here to view the complete photo gallery.

Jackson Yazell Recognized by BOE
 

Middle School Cross County runner Jackson Yazell was recognized at the Paris monthly Board of Education meeting for competing in the KHSAA State Cross-Country Meet. Coach Brian Schaad presented him with a plaque.  Jackson also received a sports bag from Coach Barr on behalf of the athletic department.


Jackson Livingood to Travel Abroad

  Jackson Livingood, the son of Chris and Erin Livingood and a student at Paris Middle School has been accepted as a Student Ambassador!  He has earned the adventure of a lifetime—eight cities in 19 days with the People to People Ambassador program.  This educational exploration program founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower will offer Jackson the opportunity to study in England, France, and Italy in the summer of 2015.  Click here to read the complete press release.
 


Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Teacher of Year
  Congratulations to Ms. Jennifer Gibson who was named Paris Independent Schools Teacher of the Year at the annual Paris Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.  Ms. Gibson teaches 7th and 8th grade Language Arts at Paris Middle School.


Students Celebrate Dia de los Muertos
 
Mrs. Sara Davis’ Spanish classes at Paris High School and Paris Middle School celebrated Dia de los Muertos by cooking Mexican food during class.         


Congratulations to PHS Band!
 
The Paris High School Marching band traveled to Norwood, Ohio on Saturday November 8, 2014 to compete in the 2014 Mid-States Championships. This was Paris High School's first ever appearance in the circuit championships. The band performed at 10:15 a.m. and competed with twenty bands from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. After the preliminary performances, the band finished fourth overall earning them a spot in final competition. The Paris Band drew the eighth spot for the evening and finished with their best performance of the year. The band moved up six points from prelims to finals and finished third overall on the evening with a score of 72.2. 


Sixth Grade Students Build Machines

  Sixth grade students in Ms. Michella Hopkins' class have been studying compound machines.  Students were assigned the task of making a compound machine, a machine that has two or more simple machines (lever, pulley, wheel/axle, gears, incline plane, screw, and/or wedge).  Click here to view the complete photo gallery.
 




Band of Pride Advances in State Competition!
Congratulations to the Paris Marching Band of Pride which placed fourth in KMEA State Quarter-final Competition on Saturday, October 25. The band will march at semi-final competition on Saturday, November 1. Click here to watch their award winning performance. Click here to view the photo gallery of the band's half-time performance during Friday night's football game versus Bracken County. 


Eighth Graders Take Overnight Trip to Zoo
 

Paris Middle School eighth grade students traveled to the Cincinnati Zoo for an overnight trip to "Sleep with the Manatees". Students got to travel through the zoo during the day and visit all the different exhibits. After the zoo closed, we were able to attend a program where the students got to see the zoo animals at night, visit the exhibits, and go behind the scenes to see what happens at the zoo at night. The students got to sleep in the manatee exhibit overnight to see their sleeping environment.  Click here to view the complete photo gallery.


Kentucky Bank Sponsors Fitness Day!
 
On October 7th, Paris Middle and High School students participated in a physical activity day.  Students were provided with opportunities to participate in jump rope, weight lifting, volleyball, basketball and walking/jogging.  Students were also given the opportunity to have their heart rate and blood pressure checked by

the Academy of Health Sciences students.  Matt Perraut from Xtreme Fitness assessed the fitness level of many of the students.  Finally, Kentucky Bank provided a healthy snack and Gatorade for all students. Click here to view the complete photo gallery.


Seventh Grade Students Qualify for Duke TIP
 

Congratulations to the following seventh grade students for qualifying for the prestigious Duke University TIP (Talent Identification Program).  They will have the opportunity to take the ACT this December to obtain important feedback about their academic progress and strengths.  They qualified based on their recent KPrep assessments.  Pictured are Hunter, Danielle, Dalton and Courtney.


Students Create Masks
  Students in Mrs. Paula Cull's Arts and Humanities class made sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). They did the sculpting and molding today as a first step and decorated the masks as the final step.  Click here to view the complete photo gallery.

 


Arts and Humanities Classes Study Masks
  Paris Middle School students in Mrs. Paula Cull's Arts and Humanities classes are currently working on a unit called "A Celebration of Masks". Students are learning how masks are used in celebrations in different countries. The celebrations they are learning about are Diwali (the Indian festival of lights), the Chinese Lantern Festival, and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  Not only are students creating masks and learning about the use of masks in these celebrations, but they are creating other folk art forms along with the masks. Students have created kites for Dia de los Muertos in the Guatemalan style and the photo left shows students working on their Chinese lanterns. Their next project will be creating Rangoli, traditional rice folk art from India.  


Paris Middle Hosts Grandparents Day
 
Paris Middle hosted grandparents for lunch on Friday, September 12 in honor of Grandparents Day.  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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            Paris, KY 40361
            Phone: 859-987-2163
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