Paola Middle School
Paola Middle School introduces PRIDE Time!
Paola Middle School students were introduced to their 'PRIDE Time' teams in December. Pride Time is a new initiative at Paola Middle School designed to guide students in creating Personal Learning Plans.
These multi-age groups will serve multiple purposes:
-Foster trusting relationships with other students at Paola Middle School.
-Learn from and share experiences that will allow for success.
-Explore the meaning of the Paola Middle School Foundations statement.
-Discuss the quarterly Character Education traits.
Develop a Personal Learning Plan
-Explore how each student can take greater responsibility for their education.
-Set a clear direction to prepare themselves for higher education and careers.
In December, teams focused on getting to know each other and setting a personal goal for themselves. When teams meet in January, individual students will reflect on their Fall MAP test results and set a goal for improving this score this spring.
We are excited about the opportunities PRIDE Time offers our students and look forward to sharing more in future publications.
Students in Mrs. Hedrick's group created a kindness web. Students shared compliments making each student feel a valued part of their group.
Students in Mrs. Fette's group worked together as a team to stack cups correctly. Students learned the value of communication during this activity.
Getting to know you
Mrs. Yerke's Group spent time getting to know each other and reviewing the foundations of our middle school and character traits: being kind and being responsible.
Congratulations to Ellie for winning the Paola Middle School Geography Bee!
Spelling Bee coming up
Jan. 7 - KAYS General Meeting @ 2:10PM in Auditorium
Jan. 11-22 - Pennies for Patients Penny Drive
Jan. 20 - KAYS Unit Conference @ Olathe Indian Trail
Jan. 27 - KAYS Blood Drive
Feb.1-5 - KAYS Elementary Book Drive
Feb. 5 - KAYS Dance 7-9PM
Panther Book Club
3rd Quarter Panther Book Club Book has been announced! Panther Book Club is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10 from 3 until 4PM. Panther Book Club is open to everyone- contact Mrs. Yerkes for additional information.
This is a fun book about the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.
This lucky student wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.
In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.
Count Down is on to moving into the new rooms.
Friday Night School Changes for 3rd Quarter
Paola Middle School will be tweaking their Friday Night School Program during 3rd Quarter. This Program is in place to help with students At-Risk of Failing to get work completed and turned in for partial credit. Traditionally it is held on the last 5 Fridays of each quarter. This quarter we are planning to still run the program for 5 Fridays but start earlier with the intent of catching kids earlier to allow them to refocus and get on tract sooner.
The dates for Friday Night School this quarter are:
- January 22
- February 5
- February 19
- February 26
- Thursday, March3