Monday, March 25, 2019

Paris Middle School Archived News, September 2014

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.