660-947-2481, ext. 2 Andrew Garber, Principal, ext. 343 Joyce Cullum, Secretary, ext. 344
Casey F., Haylee C. and Joseph F. were chosen as April's character education assembly winners for showing a good attitude toward learning. Circumstances vary, but we can each make the choice to have a good attitude each day. Thank . . .
Middle school students who best demonstrate the quality of perseverance were honored at a recent middle school character education assembly. Perseverance is defined as a steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, . . .
Sara, Riley and Catherine
Catherine B., Riley R. and Sara W.were chosen as April's Outstanding Middle School Students. Congratulations to Sara, Catherine and Riley for their all-around good character and studious habits.
Putnam middle school students recently recognized an important pillar of our community who has overcome many obstacles to achieve his goals. Todd Hatfield can be seen at nearly every home sporting event, cheering on our Midgets. . . .
Please click on the link below to open the May edition of the Middle Years Newsletter. You'll find lots of useful information for middle school students and their very busy parents. Middle Years Newsletter - May, 2013
Please click on the link below to open a special issue of the Middle Years Newsletter entitled Standardized Test Secrets . You'll find in it some great tips to help your middle school student do his or her best on the upcoming . . .
Mayor Don Fowler was chosen by middle school students as the citizen who best represents the spirit of cooperation. Mr. Fowler taught for many years at Putnam and continues to do so much to make our school and community better. . . .
The character word of the month for March was cooperation. Each month in the middle school four students earn a free sub sandwich lunch, complete with chips, a banana and a soda for best exemplifying the character word of the month. . . .
Three students were honored as the Outstanding Middle School Students for the month of March during the recent character education assembly. Besides their framed certificates they each received a box of candy for their hard work. . . .
During the March character education assembly three students were honored for showing a good attitude toward education. In addition to receiving a certificate each student received 2 - 10 bonus point tickets to use in the classes of . . .
April, 2013 Middle Years
Please click on the link below to open the April, 2013 issue of the Middle Years Newsletter . This is a good source of information for both parents and middle school students. Just a reminder to all middle school students and . . .
Middle School MAP Testing April 19th through April 25th Testing will start Friday, April 19th and continue through Thursday, April 25th. The 6th and 7th grade students will test in the area of . . .
Recently students in Mrs. Klinginsmith's room enjoyed learning more about plant classification through a web quest. They were given the following scenario: Aliens have just approached you from an undiscovered planet in the . . .
Man of the House
Live stage productions are like ice-burgs; there's a lot more going on behind the scenes than is shown in the final product. Things like school closings and cast changes, illness and family obligations all push and pull at the team . . .
Sara W. was honored for exemplifying the February character word, trustworthiness. Sara was treated to a sub sandwich lunch as a reward for her good example in our middle school.
Middle Years for March 2013
Click on the link below to open the March 2013 edition of the Middle Years newsletter; there's good information for any middle school student or parent of one. March 2013 Middle Years newsletter.
Valentine's Dance 2013
Middle school students began the three-day weekend by dancing with their friends to a fun play-list. Preferred songs involved group dancing with "gangnam style" being a favorite that was repeated at least twice. The lights came . . .
On February 15, 2013, thirty-one new members of the Putnam County Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society were inducted in a candle light ceremony in front of their proud families. Led by their sponsor, Mrs. Staci Freeman, . . .
The middle school celebrated counselor appreciation day by trying to show Mrs. Freeman how much we do notice all she does for our students and fellow staff members. Everyone here in the middle school knows that they can count on Mrs. . . .
Please click on the link below to open the February issue of the Middle Years newsletter. Middle Years Newsletter - February, 2013
Our middle school commons gets quite a work out; it's a place to gather, have fun, eat and sometimes it's a place to learn. Mr. Butler and his 7th graders have been putting it to good use as student groups have designed and built . . .
January's Word is Gratefulness
January's word of the month is gratefulness. PC middle school students chosen as best representing gratefulness are: Derek L., Kennedy C., Maddison P., Will W. These students will receive sub sandwich, chips, banana and a . . .
January's character word is gratefulness. The community member chosen by the student body as the person who best represents that trait is Chad Fowler. He was honored at the middle school character education assembly on January . . .
Showing a good attitude toward learning is highly valued here in Putnam County and that was demonstrated today as three middle school students were honored for showing that positive character trait. Sixth grade student Hannah M.; 7th . . .
Each month a student from each grade is chosen as the Outstanding Student of the Month. For January the sixth grade is represented by Jordan M.; the seventh grade by Kaelyn P. and the eighth grade by July D. Unfortunately, July . . .
"Man of the House" by Robert Alan Blair
The 8th grade play is coming up on March first and it should be lots of fun for both cast and audience; please plan to come out and support our young performers. Synopsis When a slick, stylish safecracker breaks into the house of the . . .
Starting 2013 off with a bang.
Talent is defined as a special aptitude or skill; Putnam County 8th grade students showed off their special abilities in a wide variety of ways at the 17th annual Talent Show held January 9th. Performing in front of their peers . . .
January 2013 edition
Click the link below to open the January edition of the Middle Years Newsletter. You'll find good information to help your middle school student be successful. January 2013 Middle Years Newsletter
The character education word of the month for December was caring. The students chosen as best exemplifying that character trait were: Montana V., Hailey C., Brandon H., and Ryan V. These students, in addition to a framed . . .
A caring member of the community.
Dr. Dawn Anne Fairley was chosen by the middle school student body as the community member who best demonstrates the characteristic of caring. The definition of caring used in this context is having a sympathetic concern for and . . .
July, Tierny and Tristen M., were recognized at the December middle school character education assembly as students who show a good attitude toward education. They are cheerful and always willing to cooperate with their teachers . . .
Students chosen as the outstanding middle school students of the month for December were: 6th grade, Kendall I. 7th grade, Ian T. 8th grade, Gus V.
For the month of November the following young people were voted the most Oustanding Middle School Students: Asher D., 6th grade Katlyn H., 7th grade Calvin H., 8th grade
Please click on the link below to access the December issue of the Middle Years Newsletter. December 2012 Middle Years Newsletter
Our November character winners for showing a good attitude toward education were Molly P., 6th grade; Amy M., 7th grade and Tanner R., 9th grade.
November's word is citizenship.
Joel S., Evan H., Whitney R., and Wyatt R. were November's Character Education award winners for displaying the characteristic of good citizenship. As a reward for their outstanding character they each received a sub sandwich . . .
Click the link below to open this month's Middle Years Newsletter. You'll find some good information pertaining to the issues and concerns of students of middle school age. Middle Years - November, 2012
Loud music. Bright lights. Really loud. When you ask a middle school student to describe the dance last Thursday night, those are the common replies. You'll also notice huge smiles on the faces of the students who . . .
Self-control is the October character word.
The four students who best exemplify the character word, self-control, were honored today with a certificate. They will also receive a complete sub sandwich lunch with drink tomorrow in recognition of the self-control they exhibit . . .
Self-control is this month's character word.
Michele Klingner was honored as the member of the community who most represents our character word of the month, self-control. As a nurse and mother, Mrs. Klingner shows self-control daily and is a fine example to our students. On . . .
October's middle school winners.
Today in the middle school character ed assembly three students were honored for their good attitude toward learning. They also received two bonus point certificates worth ten points each to use in the classes of their choice. . . .
October's Outstanding Middle School Students were honored today during the middle school character ed assembly. Congratulations to 6th grader, Wade; 7th grade winner, Scotty, and 8th grade winner Abby. These students were chosen . . .
Middle School Band Pictures
Saturday, September 29, 2012, was a perfect day for a parade. Our middle school band members marched the long parade route after having a chance to go get a pancake breakfast. Enjoy the pictures! The high school band . . .
The character education word for September was responsibility. Molly, Trevor, Trey and Ashley were chosen as the students who best embody the characteristic of responsibility. They will receive a Subway sandwich lunch as a reward . . .
Paul Riley has been a constant presence in the lives of Putnam County students for over 25 years. Working in school maintenance he has been someone both students and staff could count on to do what needs done. It's not surprising . . .
September's award winners for Good Attitude are: Hunter C., 6th grade, Gabe H., 7th, and Logan P., 8th grade. These students won extra points for their good attitudes. Congratulations, boys!
Student of the Month Winners are Tory, Kolby and Kennedy. Congratulations, girls!
Biofuels Web Quest Response
Throughout the district outstanding work is being produced by PC students. Today we're featuring the remarkable response to a Web Quest assignment on alternative fuels from Mrs. Auld's 7th grade science class. Ethan T. wrote a . . .
Working Together for School Success
The link below is for the September, 2012 issue of the Middle Years Newsletter. It's a good resource for any parent with a student in middle school. September Middle Years Newsletter
Spent the day with Putnam County students.
caHigh school and eighth grade students had the opportunity to meet Dr. Terry Whitworth, on Friday, September 14th. Dr. Whitworth was honored as a member of the Putnam County Alumni Academic Hall of Fame on Friday and spent the day with . . .
Technology is a fast growing part of our daily lives; teaching students how effectively use the electronic tools available to us is an important part of their future success as students. We're excited to have the first online . . .
…from the desk of Mr. Andrew Garber Middle School Principal at Putnam Co. Schools R-1 Dear Students & Parents/Guardians, I am writing this letter to introduce myself as principal at Putnam . . .
2012-2013 PUTNAM COUNTY R-I MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK Home of the Midgets Principal: Mr. Andrew Garber, Ext. 343 Secretary: Mrs. Joyce Cullum, Ext. 344 Counselor: Mrs. Staci Freeman, Ext. 330 . . .
The middle school recognized the community character winner for March for cooperation. This month we honored Donna Neighbors.
Our middle school students recognized for their great attitude in the classroom towards learning are: Hannah, Waylon, and Lauren.
The middle school recognized the community character winner for October for self-control. This month we honored Kelly Valentine.
Our middle school students recognized for September Student of the Month based on their academic achievement and hard work are: Alexis, Derek, and Josh.
The middle school recognized the community character winner for January for gratefulness. He has served our community for a number of years. This month we honored Dr. Fon Owings. Accepting the award was his daughter, Teresa Harbert.
Our middle school students recognized for their great attitude in the classroom towards learning are: Waylon, Justin, and Shayna.
Our middle school students recognized for January Student of the Month for their academic achievement and hard work are: Jordan, Josh, and Robert.
Our middle school students recognized for great character in January for gratefulness are: Logan, Kia, and Jordan.
The Putnam County Middle School students collected 50 cell phones and 2 MP3 players to donate to the Cell Phones For Soldiers Program during the month of November. The Character Education word was citizenship and in . . .
Our middle school students recognized for November Student of the Month for their academic achievement and hard work are: Josie, Alyson and Calvin.
The middle school recognized the community character winner for November for citizenship. He served our country in the 1950’s. He was stationed in Germany. He helps us at our football games with the color guard. He is Leon Fowler
Our middle school students recognized for great character in November for citizenship are: The 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team for winning the sportsmanship trophy at our tournament last week.