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Sixth graders view and make observations about the watercolor art.
Students tour watercolor exhibit at museum
01/12/2021
Sixth grade art classes from the Poplar Bluff Middle School had an opportunity to view nationally renowned watercolor art on Friday, Jan. 8, at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum.
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A ribbon cutting is held for the Middle School pavilion.
Pavilion, walking track added at PBMS through partnership
12/21/2020
A pavilion has recently been constructed in front of the Poplar Bluff Middle School, connected to an ADA-compliant walking track installed last school year so that students can have expanded recreational space for recess.
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A group of student leaders portray the Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima as veterans pass by.
Veterans Day Parade hosted in lieu of assembly
11/17/2020
The Poplar Bluff Middle School may have reinvented the way its student body observes Veterans Day, having hosted a parade in place of its longstanding assembly for the first time.
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Taytem Eudaley
PBMS Giving Closet opens for students in need
09/29/2020
A sixth grade teacher working toward a counseling degree has realized her vision at the Poplar Bluff Middle School this school year, having opened a Giving Closet free for students in need.
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General Acrylics resurface the tennis courts.
Tennis courts resurfaced through partnership with Parks Department
09/29/2020
The tennis courts at the Poplar Bluff Middle School were resurfaced over the summer for students and patrons to use through an ongoing partnership forged with Parks & Recreation.
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Dr. Josh Teeter
Dr. Teeter advances as principal of Poplar Bluff Middle School
08/23/2020
Dr. Josh Teeter joined the Poplar Bluff School District so he can be a part of an active professional learning community, he reflected.
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Dr. Brad Owings is recognized among colleagues on Saturday, Feb. 29, during the MAESP Distinguished Principal banquet at Osage Beach.
Outgoing principal honored regionally by association
03/10/2020
Poplar Bluff Middle School Principal Dr. Brad Owings was named ‘distinguished principal’ of the Southeast Region during the 31st annual conference of the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals held Saturday, Feb. 29, at Osage Beach.
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Trish Wilson
Poplar Bluff first to participate in national milk pilot designed to reduce waste
02/11/2020
Poplar Bluff Schools became the first of two districts in the country to launch a bulk milk dispenser pilot program on Monday, Feb. 10, rolling out about $20,000 in grant-funded cafeteria equipment.
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Teacher Leslie Elledge purchases jewelry from student Jose.
Life Skills class opens jewelry business
10/08/2019
A new jewelry line designed by students is becoming a fashion trend among Poplar Bluff Middle School staff.
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Michele Carmode helps a group of students create eBinders.
Middle School librarian helps students create online portfolios
10/01/2019
Poplar Bluff Middle School students are creating eBinders, or online portfolios, designed to preserve their best work so they can reflect on what they have learned throughout their educational careers and ultimately utilize on college applications.
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Mel Jackson, Billy Hirtz, Erica Weadon and Dr. Brad Owings.
Southern Bank sponsors student dismissal software
09/17/2019
Southern Bank has agreed to sponsor Kid Account, allowing the R-I district to expand the dismissal system utilized at the Poplar Bluff Middle School to include Lake Road Elementary this year.
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Student helpers (from left) Matthew Holloman, Cody McNiel, Lilly Coleman, Tervoris Causey, Ryan Burkhart and Blazin Crow, and teacher Terrie Sullivan.
Middle School teacher wins classroom makeover
03/12/2019
Sixth grade reading teacher Terrie Sullivan of the Poplar Bluff Middle School was selected to receive an IKEA classroom makeover upon winning a drawing during the recent PB Connect conference.
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Julie Withrow, Zoë Freeman, Bailey Taylor and Rachel Eason.
Buddy Bench introduced during Middle School assembly
02/07/2019
A Buddy Bench for students looking to make new friends was introduced Friday, Feb. 1, during a school-wide positive behavior support assembly held at the Poplar Bluff Middle School.
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Teacher Gretchen Pendley tests out a digital microscope during freshman advisory.
Foundation funds $3.5K in teacher grants
12/19/2018
The Poplar Bluff School Foundation recently funded two ‘innovative educational projects’ valued at more than $3,500 so students can collect data for NASA and participate in group activities using digital microscopes.
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James Hunt as the chef
Extreme math class captures student interest
12/11/2018
Six graders were issued surgical masks and latex gloves upon entering math class on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Poplar Bluff Middle School.
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WWII veteran Robert Thacker
Students explore meaning of Veterans Day
11/15/2018
A student-led Veterans Day Assembly was held at Poplar Bluff Middle School, honoring service men and women in attendance going as far back as the Greatest Generation who fought World War II.
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Kathern Harris goes over the rules with students Somaria Simpson, Alantris Allen, Gabby McGinty and Truston Alexander.
Math Counts 2018
11/14/2018
Middle schooler Gabby McGinty of Karmen Carson’s math class answered 42 multiplication problems correctly in one minute, winning the annual Math Counts championship, after studying nightly, confirmed her parents.
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Soldier’s homecoming surprise
Soldier’s homecoming surprise
12/12/2017
Sgt. 1st Class Terry White of the Missouri Army National Guard surprised his fifth grade daughter Aaryn Johnson with an early return home on Friday, Dec. 8, during an assembly held as a diversion at the Middle School.
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Santa’s Workshop inspired by ‘Toy Story’
Santa’s Workshop inspired by ‘Toy Story’
12/05/2017
Students of the Poplar Bluff Middle School STEM class have been designing new products out of broken toys in an activity instructors are calling Santa’s Workshop.
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Carson honored as Unsung Hero
Carson honored as Unsung Hero
11/14/2017
Poplar Bluff Middle School teacher Karmen Carson received the 2017 Unsung Heroes award of the Missouri State Teachers Association on Thursday, Nov. 9, in Columbia.
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Veterans honored across the district
11/14/2017
Poplar Bluff students had the privilege of learning firsthand about the meaning of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, as servicemen and women were honored across campus.
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3D projector brings lessons to life
08/29/2017
Observing blood travel through a beating heart, dissecting a diamondback rattlesnake and assembling an automobile engine are all possibilities in a 3D learning environment that is being simulated for students through new technology.
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Meet Kenny Carpenter, Middle School SRO
03/14/2017
Poplar Bluff R-I’s newest school resource officer, Kenny Carpenter, completed his introductory presentations with the sixth grade last week at the Middle School.
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Student Safety Patrol established at Middle School
02/16/2017
A new group of student leaders has emerged at the Poplar Bluff Middle School this year with the relocation of the campus on Victory Lane.
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‘The America I Believe In’
11/15/2016
An estimated 75 servicemen and women including one vet from the greatest generation attended the annual Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Poplar Bluff Middle School.
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Middle School adds first dedicated STEM course
09/20/2016
A new STEM class that has been added to the Poplar Bluff Middle School curriculum is quickly gaining popularity among students.
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Mock ‘Shark Tank’ showcases student innovation
02/22/2016
Well-prepared Poplar Bluff Middle Schoolers gave seasoned business and school technology leaders a run for their money on Friday, Feb. 19, during a mock Shark Tank.
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Community leaders celebrate Middle School groundbreaking
06/03/2015
More than 60 community members attended the groundbreaking for the Poplar Bluff Middle School on Tuesday, June 2, at the current Senior High campus.
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Assembly connects students with those who served
11/15/2013
The annual Veterans Day Assembly at the 5th & 6th Grade Center is in good hands, it was apparent on Monday, Nov. 11.
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