Paola Middle School Newsletter

September 2022

Important Dates

Sept. 1st- Football @ Baldwin- 7th @ 4:00 followed by 8th

Sept. 1st- Volleyball @ Spring Hill- JV @ 4:00 followed by Varsity

Sept. 1st- Cross Country @ Anderson County- @ 3:15

Sept. 2nd- Fall Sports Pictures

Sept. 5th- NO SCHOOL

Sept. 6th- Volleyball @ Wheatridge- JV @ 4:00 followed by Varsity

Sept. 8th- Football @ Home- 7th @ 4:00 followed by 8th

Sept. 8th- Volleyball @ Woodland Spring - JV @ 4:00 followed by Varsity

Sept. 8th- Cross Country @ Spring Hill @ 4:00

Sept. 12th- Volleyball @ Home- JV @ 4:00 followed by Varsity

Sept. 13th- Football @ Woodland Spring- 7th @ 4:00 followed by 8th

Sept. 14th- Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00- 8:00

Sept. 15th- Picture Day

sept. 15th- Volleyball @ Eudora- JV @ 4:00 followed by Varsity

Sept. 15th- Cross Country @ Wellsville

Sept. 16th- Band-o-Rama- PHS Home Football Game

Sept. 17th- Cross Country @ Trail Ridge- 9:00 a.m.

Sept. 19th- Volleyball @ Home- JV @ 4:00 followed by Varsity

Sept. 20th- Football @ Home- 7th @ 4:00 followed by 8th

Sept. 22nd- Volleyball @ Pioneer Ridge

Sept. 24th- Cross Country @ Ottawa- 11:00 a.m.

Sept. 26th- Volleyball @ Home- JV @ 4:00 followed by Varsity

Sept. 27th- Football @ Home- 7th @ 4:00 followed by 8th

Sept. 29th- Cross Country @ Central Heights

Journalism Class

Ready, Set, Go

The Paola Middle School Journalism Staff hit the floor running within the first few days of school. In small groups, staff members scoured through backpacks, gym bags, and lunch boxes to find items that would make the perfect journalist. Some examples of the items that were found:

Hair tie - to help them "hold it all together" when deadlines are near

gum - so their stories are always "fresh"

hand sanitizer - to help keep the story "clean"

Hawaiian shirt - their stories are always blooming

The staff has big plans for this year's book. If you haven't already, make plans now to purchase your 2022-2023 yearbook!

Chain Gang Volunteers Needed! Free Entry in to Game!

Football is still looking for chain gang members for the following dates:

Sept. 8th (2 needed)

Sept. 20th (1 needed)

Sept. 27th (1 needed)

Will be needed to report at 3:45 and do both 7th/8th grade games.

Free Entry into game and up close and personal view of the game from the field.

Please contact Amy Wright at 913-294-8030 or email


Crochet Club- Thursdays 3:00-4:00. All skills welcome, no supplies needed.

Art Club- Tuesdays- 3:00- 4:00.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) huddle club here at PMS is a student lead club that encourages athletes of Christian faith to come together for regular meetings, called “huddles” once a week. Any athlete who is interested is invited to attend, and by athlete, we mean anyone who is athletic enough to walk, crutch, or wheel to Mr. Doolittle's room on Tuesday mornings!

KAY Club- Informational meeting- Sept. 14th during seminar

Chess Club- Wednesdays- 3:00- 3:45

Anime Club- Thursdays (starts Sept. 12th)- 3:00- 3:45

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Cell Phones

Reminder: Students are expected to have their cell phones turned off, and in their locker or in their backpack from 8:oo-3:00. Thank you for your help in protecting our learning environment from distraction.


Every students has been issued a locker if they chose to use it. Students are still allowed to carry a backpack during the day. Students are asked that sticky locker decoration (i.e. contact paper, tape, sticky notes, etc) not occur. Magnetic items only.
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Picture DAY!

Fall Sports Pictures are Sept. 2nd

School Pictures are Sept. 15th

(Reminder that all students will need a student ID to get in to games. Please try to make sure you are in attendance on the 15th to get yours taken).

School doors do not open until 7:30 a.m.

School releases at 3:00

If a student is going to be absent, please remember to call the office to excuse them.

All Paola Middle School students are welcome to attend home events. Gate price for everyone else is $5.

Please do not drive or park in the bus lanes during drop off before school or pick up after school.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Sept. 14th

4:00- 8:00

All teachers will be in the gym, set up for cafeteria style visiting.

Please come meet your student's teachers!

6th Grade Math

The last two Fridays 6th grade students were engaged in STEM activities in Math class. The first week the students were all given the same amount of spaghetti, tape, string, and a marshmallow. Their objective was to see who could build the tallest tower in 20 minutes using only those materials. Berkeley Meinig and Finley Heinrich from Mrs. Hines 1st hour built the tallest tower in the 6th grade standing at 38 inches. Way to go!

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6th Grade Math Classes Breakout!

Last week the students attempted to “break out” of an online breakout room that focused on decimals, which tied back to the lessons for the week in math class. The best time for this was Declan Bean with a time of 14 minutes.

6th Grade Beginning Band Has Begun!

This year over fifty 6th grade students signed up for our Beginning Band and are already doing a fantastic job! After giving everyone time to try the different instruments and pick a favorite, this week we’ve started teaching everyone the basics of how to play. The next generation Pride of Paola Panther Band is already off to a great start!