Dear Parents, Students, and Community –Due to traffic congestion on 3rd Ave, City Officials and JPD have requested that MIS change our current traffic patterns. The major change is traffic entering and exiting the school grounds. This change begins FEBRUARY 4th.
We ask everyone to read the map instructions, be patient, and know this will take adjusting for everyone. Maddox will be sending home more information regarding the change.
Please join us at Maddox for a Parent Meeting Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30pm in the Auditorium. Mr. Sargent will be discussing our schools latest Scantron Report. This meeting is a great way to best inform our community on our Maddox success!
January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities.Today and everyday we are thankful for our MIS School Officers- Officer Crawford and Detective Wickwire. Maddox Intermediate is grateful for all your time, service, and commitment to your community!
Report Cards are going home today. Be sure to check with your student!
In Mr. Hannah's 6th Grade STEM Technology class students are to the halfway point of their Model Rocket Project. The Model Rocket Project will end their 2nd Nine Weeks together. Students have been working together in groups to design, collaborate, construct, and launch their model rockets. Stay tuned for videos of the finished product, and also weather permitting the launching of our rockets. Check out the photo gallery for more pictures!
MADDOX INTERMEDIATE LOVES STEM!!
A great education is essential to future success. Attendance matters EVERY DAY!! It’s the Jasper Viking Way to be at school! Help us in making sure your student is the most successful possible. #MaddoxIntermediate #TheJasperVikingWay #AttendanceMatters
The Jasper City School System has implemented a new program, Crisis Go, to help ensure a safe environment for all students.
2018 Maddox Spelling Bee is Friday December 7th at 8:30am in the MIS Library. Parents, guardians, and loved ones are invited to attend. For those participating there is a letter sent home. We will have one representative from each classroom participating.
Read about the GREAT things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Mrs. LaTasha Allen, (Tre's mom in 6th grade, and Amya's mom in 12th grade at JHS) is a professional nutritionist, chef and published author. The Supper Club is her food ministry and her profession, in which she provides tasty and nutritious meals in many different avenues of services. She caters events, as well as delivers to homes by order.
Maddox Intermediate School is proud to present the October 2018 Employee of the Month- Ms. Tanya Evans. Ms. Evans teaches 6th grade at Maddox Intermediate. She has wonderful experience, and works continually for the betterment of her students. Ms. Evans is a true blessing to Maddox. Ms. Evans was nominated by her coworkers, and gets treated to lunch with Mr. Sargent!
2nd 9 Weeks of school Progress Reports go home Thursday November 15th, 2018. Please check with your student for their progress in the classroom.
TODAY IS REPORT CARD DAY!! Please check with your student when he or she gets home for their 1st Semester Report Card.
Maddox Intermediate School is proud to present the September 2018 Employee of the Month- Ms. Beverly Simon. Ms. Simon is a vital part of Maddox, and we are blessed to have her leadership. She loves the students, and is passionate with her work. Ms. Simon was nominated by her coworkers, and gets treated to lunch with Mr. Sargent!
Friday October 12th, 2018 our Maddox 6th graders had the privilege of meeting Mr. Nathan Harris. Mr. Harris and his family are from Ecuador, and he grew up in Jasper, Alabama. He is a Jasper City Schools alum. Mr. Harris visited Maddox to speak with our 6th graders about Hispanic Heritage Month. He currently works Harris and Associates or Abogados Central Legal. The 6th grade students provided food from the Hispanic culture.
Please see the following link for more information about Nathan Harris, our guest speaker from Harris and Associates or Abogados Central Legal-
Dear Maddox Intermediate Parents:
You are invited to a parent meeting on October 16th at 8:15 am in the Maddox auditorium to discuss STINow Home Portal and Internet Safety with the school counselors and a guest speaker. If you would like to learn more about this topic, please plan to attend.
On Friday, October 5th, Jasper High School will have a Homecoming parade in downtown Jasper at 1:00 p.m. We realize many of our students are involved in the parade or have family members who are involved and want to attend the parade. We are asking that no students check out before 11:30 a.m. Students checking out before this time will be counted absent. All check outs will be done with your child’s homeroom teacher. Students can ONLY be checked out by a parent or guardian unless the bottom portion of this note is completed and returned by Thursday (October 4th) morning. We are asking that parents or guardians DO NOT call the school on Friday to make changes or make requests for check-outs.
For students not checking out – the bus will run at normal times and dismissal will be at the regular time for car riders. We appreciate your support of JHS and the Jasper City School System!
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Grade & Homeroom____________________________________________
My child will be checked out by _________________________________ (print clearly) on Friday.
Please do not forget Fall Picture Day being Thursday, September 27th. Smile big and bright!!
Maddox Intermediate is proud to acknowledge one of our own, Ms. Chelsea Byrd. The Learning for Life awards seek to honor our graduates who exemplify leadership in the classroom, school administration, churches, mission organizations, non-profits, businesses, volunteer organizations and more. Ms. Byrd is a wonderful classroom teacher, and we are honored to have her here with us at Maddox. Ms. Byrd holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Early Childhood/ Special Education/ Elementary, and a Master's in Elementary Instructional Leadership Degree both from Samford University. Ms. Byrd- Maddox is proud of you! Thank you for all your hard work!
Ms. Byrd is pictured with the Interim Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Bonnie Rabe
Check the dates on the calendar to make sure you do not miss out on any Maddox events!
Check out what's happening at Maddox Intermediate School during the month of September 2018!
In Mr. Hannah's STEM Technology Class students are wrapping up their first Project Lead The Way building project. Mr. Hannah's students designed, created, and built a hot air balloon. Project Lead The Way allows students to engage in team work, math, science, engineering, and collaboration skills. This is the first of many projects Mr. Hannah's class will be completing. Look for many more to come!
The Viking Leaders of the month: Two students from each fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classroom (6 students) will be picked each month by teachers to be a Viking Leader. Students receive a certificate, their pictures posted on the bulletin board, and on school media. Students are treated to lunch off campus with the Principal and Assistant Principal.
The following students were selected as our August Viking Leaders- Lawson, Emma. Lauren, David, Peyton, and Axel. They were chosen by their grade level teachers and school administration for showing leadership, excellent behavior, and setting examples for their peers to follow.
The 2018 mum sale starts next week and runs through September 12th.
Brochures will go home with students and teachers Monday, August 27th. Each mum costs $12.00.
A group of men that mentors youth at Maddox Intermediate School were the talk of Jasper Monday, as students returned to school.
Check out our Facebook and Twitter Pages!
Students may use the see-through varieties of book bags/backpacks during the 2018-2019 school year. Please read more for appropriate examples.
The Jasper City School System is offering a Kindergarten Summer Camp to ENERGIZE our incoming kindergarten students!
Congratulations to the Jasper High School Boys Tennis Team for being the AHSAA 6-A State Tennis Champions!
21st Century Questionnaire
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
There were plenty of smiles at Tuesday’s annual Olympic Track and Field Day sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Jasper.
Bevill State Community College has some GREAT scholarships available for high school students. Check out the information and application deadlines!
Little Vikes, are you ready to get on board?
SnoBiz Visits 5th Graders at Maddox
SnoBiz came to Maddox Intermediate to reward those 5th grade students who met their AR goals for the 2nd 9-weeks.
We are very proud of these students! Keep up the good work!
The Jasper City School System received a B as a final grade on the state report card. The Jasper City School System scored above the state average on every indicator.
Parent Surveys for Jasper City Schools
Parents, please complete the 2 surveys below. These surveys will provide information needed from you as a stakeholder. Your feedback will help our district to better our schools and positively impact every student in our district.
1) Climate & Culture Survey
2) Parent Survey
We ask that you complete 2 surveys for each child you have enrolled in Jasper City Schools.
Happy 2018! Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
There will be two college dual enrollment classes offered at a reduced rate to 10th - 12th grade students at Jasper High for the Spring semester (Jan. - May)
On Tuesday, November 7th we were honored to accept the National Blue Ribbon Schools award on behalf of Memorial Park Elementary and the Jasper City School District. We would like to say a special thank you to all staff, students, parents and stakeholders that have worked to make this possible. Great things are happening in Jasper City Schools!!!!!
2017 November/December Superintendent's Newsletter
Several of the Jasper High football players welcomed our younger students to school this morning by helping open doors and greet students in the drop-off lines at TRS, MPS and Maddox. Thanks for being great role models for our younger "Vikes"!
Come out and support the team tonight as they take on Center Point!
Read about all the GREAT things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Congratulations to Memorial Park Elementary School for their recognition as a Blue Ribbon School! The Blue Ribbon award is the highest national honor given by the U.S. Department of Education to a school.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Classes at St. Cecilia Catholic Church
2159 Hwy. 195, Jasper, AL 35503
Thursdays - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Classes begin September 21, 2017
Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information.
This class is open to anyone who does not speak English as a first language.
Read about all the great things going on in the JCS schools in the Back to School Issue of the Superintendent's Newsletter.
Students at Maddox Intermediate will soon be getting a walking trail and a new playground! Blue Cross and Blue Shield awarded the school a $10,000.00 Healthy Schools Grant for the track. As a fund-raiser, students sold mums and earned over $22,000.00! Congrats Maddox students!
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) Program is now available to parents in Jasper! Applications for the 2017-18 program are now being accepted (see attached).
JCS teachers and faculty members have been busy this week with orientations, professional development meetings and preparing for the first day of school with students.
School Supply Lists for Maddox Intermediate 2017-2018
Maddox Intermediate School Supply Lists for 2017-2018 School Year
4th Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List
6th Grade Supply List
The Jasper City Board of Education recently named Dr. Reeves the Principal of Jasper High School for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Jasper City School System had numerous accomplishments during the 2016-2017 school year. Read about all the great things happening in our schools!
Summer school will be held at Jasper High School for current Maddox Middle School students from May 30, 2017 - June 22, 2017. Summer school sessions, times, cost, and other important information can be reviewed by clicking the link below.
Report card pickup for the 2016-2017 school year will be from 8:00-10:00 AM on Friday, May 26th.
MMS hosted it's final awards day on May 18th. Students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade were rewarded for their outstanding achievements in all of their various classes. Additionally, all the final 8th grade class of Maddox Middle School graduated to move on to Jasper High School! Congratulations, students!
JCS students in grades 3 through 8 will take the ACT Aspire assessment next week. Mr. Sargent, Principal at West Jasper Elementary, came to school today prepared to show students how easy it is to "knock out this test" and do their best!
Testing begins on Monday, April 10th. Click on the article for a detailed look at the schedule for testing.
Since we missed a school day weeks ago with inclement weather, we now will have a full school day on April 26th. There will be no delayed start on that day.
Attention 8th Graders, if you would like to order a copy of the Class Panoramic Picture that was taken this week you must mail in your order envelope by this Saturday. Don't miss out. This will be your only chance to order. Be sure and give your order envelope to your parents. Extra order envelopes are available in the main office.
During the month of February, students in the Jasper City Schools participated in a variety of programs and activities to celebrate Black History Month.
This week, JUMP recognizes three students! Lacie Gann, Maggie Farley, and D’Unta Johnson. All three students work hard to keep MMS shining brightly! Great grades, great behavior, and a great work ethic are what these students are all about! Lacie, Maggie, and D’Unta are often seen helping others, working on task, and representing MMS to a high degree in and outside of school hours. To say we appreciate these students is an understatement, but we love to recognize students for all of the right reasons!
Lacie, Maggie, and D’Unta, thank you for being great leaders!
Lacie Gann, Leader of the Week
Maggie Farley, Not Pictured
D'Unta Johnson, Leader of the Week
EJ Colbert, JUMP President
Brodie Vinson, JUMP 2nd Vice-President
Raymond Royal, JUMP Treasurer
Taris Rudolph, JUMP Member
Brodie Jean, JUMP Member
Maddox Middle School students stood motionless with their eyes staring straight ahead in the school library. The students weren’t in trouble, though, they were dressed up as wax statues of influential people throughout history.
This week, JUMP recognizes two amazing young men, Mr. Luke Clark and Mr. Logan Naramore. Being helpful is what these two gentlemen are all about. We often remind students that leadership is not only about being vocal, it's also about action. Without a doubt, these two gentlemen are leaders through action. In addition, these gentlemen take pride in their work, often displaying great attitudes and a solid work ethic. We appreciate these two gentlemen and what they bring to Maddox Middle School!
Thanks for being great leaders, Luke and Logan!
Please read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
BEST STUDENTS - BEST TEACHERS - BEST PARENTS & COMMUNITY!
Congratulations to the students who competed today in the Jasper City Schools and Walker County Schools' Speilling Bee.
The administration, faculty, and staff of the Jasper City Schools salute the board members for their leadership and service to the Jasper City Schools.
This week, JUMP recognizes Tiffany Chen as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Chen is one amazing leader! Ms. Chen takes pride in being successful and working hard. She is often seen helping other students become successful as well. In addition to taking pride in her work, she also takes pride in her school by helping to keep the hallways presentable.
As always, we appreciate the contributions of our leaders! Way to go, Tiffany!
Pictured: Tiffany Chen, Leader of the Week
EJ Colbert, JUMP President
Brodie Vinson, JUMP 2nd Vice President
Brodie Jean, JUMP Member
Xavier Shanklin, JUMP Member
Curtis Cavett, JUMP Member
Dayton Talley was recently crowned the champion of the MMS spelling bee in a competition of many worthy competitors. Alexis Vines finished as the runner-up. Talley will represent MMS at the County Spelling Bee soon. The winning word was "constabulary".
The new Jasper High School has been buzzing with student excitement during the first week of school.. Students started classes in the new building on Wednesday, January 11th.
The MMS second nine weeks' honor roll has been announced. View the lists by clicking here.
Cory Shephard, Treyvon Stewart, Kristy Long, Kylie Pavlovec, Brodie Vinson, and Dayion Johnson were recently named Students of the Quarter for the 2nd nine weeks. Their exemplary efforts in their school work, school pride and leadership were apparent throughout the year so far.
In compliance with the Alabama State Law (Alabama Accountability Act), the Jasper City School System would like to inform you of the December 2016 release of the A-F State Report Card.
Please go to the "Assessment and Accountability" link on the side of the JCS Home Page for more information.
Girls Strong, a mentoring and service club at MMS, recently went to West Jasper Elementary School to help emphasize reading. While there, MMS girls read with students, lead in a reading activity, and then gave books to the students to take home. The girls had a great time while putting their leadership skills into action!
This week, JUMP recognizes Savanah Dehaan as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Dehaan is one of our biggest helpers at Maddox! She always seeks to help out teachers, students, or anyone in need. She is also a big help in providing assistance to our teachers with afternoon dismissal.
Savanah’s acts of kindness and her investment in learning were noticed by her Mrs. Byrd. As always, we appreciate the contributions of our leaders! Way to go, Savanah!
JUMP President, EJ Colbert
Member, Jason Johnson
Member, Tyrese Shelton
Member, Davin Oramas
Member, Isaiah Gurganus
Mr. Jones, a JUMP mentor, recently took all 6th grade members of JUMP on a holiday shopping activity which allowed the members to experience the importance of budgeting. Equipped with paper, pencil, and calculators, the members were able to find and purchase items for multiple Christmas Angels while staying within the budget. We're very proud of these guys for taking steps to ensure others will have a happy holiday.
This week, JUMP recognizes three students as our Leaders of the Week! Alexis Guthrie, Robert Davis (not pictured), and Christopher Walker have been selected by their teachers for exhibiting great characteristics of a leader. Whether it’s helping other students succeed, being properly prepared for class, or performing simple tasks to help enhance our school, these fine students are very deserving of this honor. We appreciate your contributions to Maddox, and thank you for being great leaders!
Jump President, EJ Colbert
Member, Jack Hopkins
Member, Cory Shephard
Member, Raymond Royal
Jump Sponsor/Advisor, Mr. Moore
The 8th grade drama class of MMS presented Walt Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" on December 4th and 5th for community members, elementary students and their peers. It was an outstanding production once again put together by Tamara Matthews and Beth Able. Click for access to PHOTOS.
The new Jasper High School is near completion. We hope our community members will join us at our Open House!
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City School System.
The MMS Spelling Bee will be on January 13th at 8:30 in the morning in the MMS library. Parents are invited to attend.
This week, JUMP recognizes Carson Junkin as our Leader of the Week! Mr. Junkin is a quiet young man, but his actions speak loudly. Mr. Junkin might have a future working on Wall Street as he makes an investment in his education each and every day!
Mr. Junkin is an excellent student and leader, and we appreciate his contributions to Maddox!
Thank you for being a great leader, Carson!!!
Jump President, EJ Colbert
Member, Taris Rudolph
Member, Jack Hopkins
This week, JUMP recognizes Marsellena Jones as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Jones brings TONS of energy to Maddox Middle School! Ms. Jones makes daily investments in her education by always being prepared and participating in class activities.
Ms. Jones is an excellent student, and we appreciate her contributions to Maddox!
Thank you for being a great leader, Marsellena!!!
Jump President, EJ Colbert
Member, Taris Rudolph
Parent conferences may be scheduled for next week at the following times. If needed, please contact the team leader listed via e-mail to set up a time to meet with your student's teachers.
11/15/16 - 8th grade 2:00 to 5:00 email@example.com
11/16/16 - 6th grade 2:00 to 5:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
11/17/16 - 7th grade 2:00 to 5:00 email@example.com
Parent need to contact the team leader through the email listed and conferences will be set up on a first come first serve basis.
This week, JUMP recognizes Brian Johnson as our Leader of the Week! Mr. Johnson was seen acting in an unselfish manner. These kinds of acts are what makes Maddox a great school and help to benefit our community. Being a student on the A&B Honor Roll, Brian also contributes to Maddox academically! Without question, we appreciate Brian and his contributions to Maddox!
Thank you for being a great leader, Brian!!!
Pictured: EJ Colbert, President
Brodie Vinson, 2nd Vice-President
Riley Creel, member
Taris Rudolph, member
Randall Royal, member
The “Leader of the Week” program aims to encourage students to be leaders inside and outside of school, and to make good choices, even when they think no one is watching. JUMP, a service and leadership group, is proud to recognize Mr. Michael Cagle as our leader of the week for this week. Mr. Cagle often exhibits positive behavior, and is one who leads through action.
Job well done, Michael.
Money Drop is coming! MMS's week of fun and fundraising will begin its annual event on October 17th with a school dance and continue through the rest of the week with crazy dress up days and games as grade levels compete to bring home the prize for their class!
Monday, October 17- Dance
Tuesday, October 18-Decorate Halls and Sno-Biz will be here throughout the day (students purchase during E/PE)
Wednesday, October 19-Tie-Dye/Hawaiian Day (Double $5 Day)
Thursday, October 20-Hillbilly Day (All Silver Change Counts Double Negative)
Friday, October 21-TEAM Color Day (Double Check Day-Big Money Contest)
School Picture Day for the fall (and for yearbooks) will be Thursday, September 29th.
JCS teachers participated in the 2nd Annual Mini-Mega PD Day last week. Teacher leaders in the Jasper City Schools presented pertinent information for teachers to utilize in the classroom. JCS teachers are constantly growing in their profession to promote student achievement and growth! JCS teachers are the BEST!
Mini Mega Gallery
In order for students to get the most out of their educational experience, it is important that they attend school every day, all day! Please make sure that you are here and ready to learn by 7:55 AM every morning.
2016 Maddox Vikings Football Schedule
Exams are coming soon. Please click on the article for information regarding the days and times for exams.
Mason Woodman, an 8th grader at MMS, helped the Walker Boys' tennis team to a state title last week. Woodman made it to the semi-finals in #5 singles! Congrats Mason!
MMS had 15 students qualify at the regional level to compete this weekend at the ACTE State Technology Fair. Four of those students placed in their category! Luke Sortino, CR Wallace and Carson Otwell placed 2nd in Level 3 General Applications (Group). Curina Cavett placed 2nd in Level 3 Web Design (Individual). Go Panthers!
A new club for learning about sign language has been created by Lizzie Cook and Taylor Sherer. It will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Kennedy's room. Sign up there.
6th Grade: Abby Cordes and Preston Reed
7th Grade: Anna Dutton and Caleb Rogers
8th Grade: Aiden McCaleb and Krina Bhagat
In an effort to improve system practices, MMS is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Click the article for the link.
The MMS Tech Team sponsored by Patrick Rider impressed at the west district competition at Bevill State-Fayette. 15 of the 30 participants medaled and qualified for state! Click for photos and a list of medalists.
6th grade students in Mrs. Lockhart's science class recently completed some pretty awesome planet projects! Click to see pictures of these awesome planets!
Mrs. Ballard's 7th grade geography class took part in a unique activity that helped them learn a little more about the water cycle. They learned about clouds and rain through a hands on activity.
The 8th Grade history teachers led a group of around 60 students to experience the nation's capital recently. The trip allows the students to understand a little more about the working of our nation's capital. They met with senators and toured many sites. Click here for a photo gallery.
There will be an important meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 5:30pm in the Maddox Middle School auditorium for all MMS 8th grade students and their parents or guardians. You will meet with the counselors and be given information that you will need in order to plan high school course work. 9th grade schedules and diploma options will be discussed. Please make plans to attend.
Walker High School's choral department put on quite the show at MMS today. Encore and Diamonds (the all-girl group) entertained the students with a many types of songs from country to pop to classic rock. Click for pictures.
Girl Strong visited Mrs. Barrera’s and Mrs. Dunn’s classes at T.R. Simmons Elementary Monday. Each girl was paired with a little buddy for a reading activity and special snack. Following the activities, the girls presented their buddies with a book to take home. Everyone enjoyed this special day!
For the second straight year legendary faces like Judy Garland, Babe Ruth, Bill Gates, Lewis and Clark and more could be seen in the MMS library as part of a wax museum project for 8th grade language arts classes. Click for access to the photos.
Jack Bryan, an 8th grade student at MMS, recently spoke at a board meeting to explain his experiences with the Duke TIP program. He spent last summer studying forensic investigations in Orlando, FL.
The MMS Students' of the 2nd Quarter were announced today. Students received a small gift bag and recognition around the school for their great efforts in the second nine weeks both academically and behaviorally.
The honor rolls have been announced for the second nine weeks of school. Please click on the pdf's in the article to see the accomplishments of these excellent students.
Members of the MMS builder's club recently served the community by ringing the Christmas bell for the Salvation Army's collections. Builder's club is built on service and this is the latest example!
The MMS 6th grade band and school concert band put on quite the show last night! The Christmas show, put on by band director Don Jones and the music students of MMS, received rave reviews from all who attended. Read more to see the band members and the music.
Lisa Mellott's self-contained classroom recently received the WIAT 42 One Class at a Time grant. The $1000 grant will be used for a variety of purposes for the unique instruction that goes on in Ms. Mellott's classroom every day! Thanks WIAT and Congratulations Mrs. Mellott.
The 8th grade drama class at MMS put on a marvelous production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast yesterday for elementary school students and their middle school peers. Click on the article to see the cast members and to gain access to a photo gallery.
The 8th grade drama class will present the musical "Beauty and the Beast" on Sunday, December 6th beginning at 2:00. The cost to attend the play will be $5.
Semester exams for academic classes will take place on Wednesday, December 16th and Thursday December 17th. Please look at the attached PDF for times/dates and exemption policy information.
Mrs. Kelly McLain, an outstanding 6th grade science teacher, was recently named JCS Secondary Teacher of the Year at a board meeting. We are so proud of her because we know she is very deserving of this honor! Way to go, Kelly!
Don't miss out on your chance to relive a great year of memories! Order a MMS yearbook today from http://www.balfour.com/
The Maddox Middle School cheerleaders earned second place in the middle school state competition at Wallace State-Hanceville on Saturday, November 21st! Congrats ladies!
Ms. Lisa Mellott's class created some fun projects to display some holiday spirit! The class wants to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!
Progress reports will be sent home on Friday, November 13th.
Several MMS students were selected to participate in the UAB Middle School Honor Band on December 3, 4, & 5 on the UAB Campus. They were selected from hundreds of applicants. There will be a final performance for the Honor Band students on December 5, 2015 at 2pm in the Alys Stephens Center.
Girls Strong and JUMP, mentoring clubs for boys and girls at MMS, gathered items to fill Samaritan's Purse shoeboxes for children around the world. The boxes are filled with toys and notes of joy for children who may be receiving a gift for the first time!
The Walker Viking varsity volleyball team will be headed to the state tournament on Wednesday for an 11:00 matchup vs. defending state champs John Carroll Catholic. This amazing run to the state tournament was aided however by two MMS students, Kensley Farris and Mckinley Ferguson.
Mrs. Kelly McLain, a sixth grade science teacher, has achieved the honor of Maddox teacher of the year. The hard work that she's shown as a tremendous science teacher and as a mentor for young ladies in the school has been rewarded.
Each nine weeks, the MMS teachers select 1 young man and 1 young woman who have been exemplary students and leaders for our school to become the "Pawsome" Panther of the Quarter. Click on the article to find out the selections from the 1st nine weeks.
**UPDATED WITH STUDENT QUOTES
State Senator Greg Reed of District 5 came to see the MMS 7th grade on October 20th to talk about the function and everyday happenings of state government.
Fall pictures (the ones that will be in the yearbook) will be taken this Thursday, October 22nd. This includes all fall sports pictures as well.
While we wait for the ultimate winner, check out some pictures from day 3 by clicking on the article.
Check out the photo gallery while we wait on the results.
6th grade leads after day 1, with 8th grade hanging around in 2nd. Hawaiian/Tie-dye day tomorrow and double negative points for all silver change. Click on the article to enjoy a photo gallery.
To vote, click on the article.
Maddox Middle School's annual fundraiser will be October 5-8, 2015. The week will be filled with theme days and competitions. In the end, the whole school wins! Thank you for your continued support of MMS! Click for more details....
Mayson Slaughter, a current seventh grade student at Maddox Middle School, participated in the National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC): LeadNow 2015 from March 26-29, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Drew Jenkins, a Walker High School and MMS alum, has returnted to his old stomping grounds as a 6th grade English teacher. We interviewed Mr. Jenkins to learn more about his background as a teacher and his interests. Click on the article to read more.
To receive updates and reminders via text from Maddox, text @mms2015201 to 81010.
The 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball Teams at Maddox are selling SunBurst Fruit! This fruit is guaranteed fresh straight from the grove, patch, and orchard. Click the article to view the order form.
There will no longer be a 7th grade football game this Thursday, September 21 versus Erwin. The 8th grade will still play vs. Erwin at home but will now begin the game at 6:00.
A store for Nike clothing and gear is available online for teachers, students and parents. Click on the article for the link and code.
The first progress report of the school year will be sent home to parents on Thursday, September 10. Parents, please view your student's progress report, sign it and return it to the school.
Girl Strong and JUMP, two mentoring programs for MMS students, have received a $1400 grant from the Walker Area Community Foundation. Mr. Lutis Moore, Mrs. Kelly McLain and Mrs. Amy Stracner would like to thank the WACF for their generosity.
For 8th grade parents and students: Coach Tinker and Mrs. Lotspeich will be hosting the first Washington DC workshop meeting on September 22 at 6:00 in the MMS Theater. Please make plans to attend if you are interested in your student attending the DC trip this year.
Attention Maddox boys basketball parents and players: click on the article for the link to our game schedule for Monday and Tuesday at Birmingham Southern. The bus will leave at 8:45 from Maddox on Monday.
Maddox Middle School students will take their academic semester tests on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20. Click on the article for a full detailed schedule and exemption rules.
Maddox Parents - Please complete the survey on the School Counseling Program at Maddox Middle School by April 30th.. Your input is VERY important to us! Thanks!
Maddox Students - Please complete the survey on the counseling program by April 30th - Thanks
The MMS Technology Team, sponsored by Patrick Rider, competed in the West Central Regional Technology Competition on April 1, 2015. The competition was held at the Earl McDonald Auditorium, Bevill State Fayette Campus. Click for photos and more info.
It is not too late to order your child's 8th grade class photo. Photos are offered at a very reasonable cost and can be ordered online at panaphotoinc.com or by picking up an envelope from the office or Ms. Hamman.
Parents, we need your help! It is time for our annual survey for each school.
7th grader Aidan McCaleb earned first place in this year's Jasper City School's middle school chess championship! 6th grader Benjamin Ferris came in 2nd while 7th grader Ryan Bailey came in 3rd. Congratulations to these young men!
Dr. David Wesley recently sponsored a creative writing contest built around the theme of leadership. Congratulations to prize winners Morgan Manasco (1st Place), Thomas Ward (2nd Place), and Amya Allen (3rd Place). Honorable mention: Maylen Sargent.
Click on the article to see the numbers of the girls that made this year's squad.
Maddox 7th grade history/civics classes were selected for jury duty on March 18. Local judges and the students heard arguments form local attorneys involving a case in which a young a person was bullied at school and online. Click for more info and pictures.
Ryan Mobley, an 8th grader at Maddox, astoundingly qualified for and competed in the state wrestling tournament. Click on the article to hear what he had to say about the experience.
Individual students who placed are 6th grade- Sam Martin (10th), 7th grade- CR Wallace (8th), 8th grade- Christen Lawrence (2nd), Kjerstin Hubbert (10th). The 8th grade team placed 3rd overall in Pre-Algebra! Congratulations!
Mrs. Todd's 8th grade science classes used 2 liter bottles to create rockets propelled by water! They also made spaghetti bridges that could hold up to 80 lbs!!! Check it out!
Click on the article for the latest combined news from Maddox's newest guys and girls clubs!
Maddox Middle School has introduced a new leadership program for students this year. The program has two components: Girl Strong for the young ladies and JUMP (JUnior Mentoring Program) for the young men.
Mrs. Borders has Maddox long-sleeve comfort color shirts for sale. They are available in small, medium and extra large sizes. Contact Beth Borders firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
The Maddox softball team will sell a variety of Maddox themed clothing items December 15 through January 16. Most items are simply Maddox items that are non-sport specific. Click on the article to see the items and info.
8th grade home economics students in Jennifer Ferrell's classes recently baked and designed gingerbread houses in class. Click on the article to view some of their delightful holiday creations.
PE and Band semester exams are set for Tuesday, December 16. Academic exams will be Wednesday and Thursday, December 17-18. Make-up exams will be given on Friday, December 19. CLICK ON THE ARTICLE FOR THE EXAM SCHEDULE AND THE EXEMPTION POLICY.
Maddox 8th grade drama just completed 3 showings of "Peter Pan". The show, with the help of directors Tamara Matthews and Beth Able, attracted a large public crowd on Sunday, and a full house of students on Monday. Click here for more info.
Mr. Lutis Moore, a 9 year veteran business tech teacher at Maddox has earned this year's teacher of the year honor. Mr. Moore is known for going above what's required. READ ON.
MMS yearbooks now on sale through January 31 at balfour.com or by paying Mr Tucker or Mrs. Ingle $32 or $41 for the basic package. Click on the article for a link to the website.
We are very proud of our lunchroom workers and the hard work they put in every day! Special thanks to the Daily Mountain Eagle for showing their appreciation too with this profile. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE!
Maddox became overrun with blue, yellow, and red apparel today as part of team color day! Today, the fun and games continued as checks counted double. Check back later for the overall team winners! Here's the photogallery from today.
Day 2 of Money Drop is complete. After day 2, 6th grade remains in first place, 8th grade is a close 2nd and 7th grade is 3rd. Click on the link to see some awesome pictures of our hillbillies!
Maddox's Annual Money Drop, 3 days of fun and fundraising, began this morning. Today, students went wild while wearing their Hawaiian or Tie-dye gear at a luau-themed pep rally. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHO IS LEADING AND TO SEE PICTURES FROM THE EVENT.
Tripp Otis has entered into a new type of physical education job. He is Maddox's new weightlifting and PE teacher/coach. In addition to his teaching duties, he will contribute to football, wrestling and baseball. READ MORE ABOUT COACH OTIS HERE
Jennifer Ferrell is Maddox's new home economics teacher. After several years at the high school level, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and fun to our school. Click here to get to know Mrs. Ferrell!
Coach Lutis Moore's Maddox Panthers are set to play another tough schedule this year as part of a new conference. Find out where and when the Panthers play by CLICKING HERE.
The Maddox Lady Panthers and Coach Daphne Kennedy look to build on an amazing season last year that saw the 8th grade lose only a single match. CLICK HERE FOR THIS SEASON'S SCHEDULE
Maddox Middle School
Thursday, August 14th
Gr. 7 & 8 from 9:00-10:30 am
Gr. 6 at 5:00 pm
Report cards may be picked up by students on Thursday, May 22 from 8:00-10:00.
Patrick Dutton, an 8th grader at Maddox, placed 3rd in a recent essay contest sponsored by the Veteran's of Foreign Wars. His essay, "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans", earned him this recognition. Congratulations!
Maddox celebrated the achievement of many of our 7th and 8th grade students by having an induction ceremony for our chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. A total of 27 students were added.
The 2014 MMS All-Sports Athletic Banquet will be held Thursday at the MMS AUDITORIUM. Male and female students from all of our sports will be honored. This includes volleyball, football, basketball, baseball, softball, wrestling, track, cheerleading, tennis and cross country.
On Monday, March 17, four panoramic shots were taken by a professional photographer of our 8th grade class. You now have the opportunity to not only purchase one of these memorable photos but at the same time help the Lane Clark family. All proceeds made by the school as well as a matching donation by the photographer will be donated to the Clark family. The four pictures include: 8th grade class, 8th grade class "funny", 8th grade class w/Lane shirts, 8th grade class w/Lane shirts "funny". You can order 3 ways: pick up an envelope in the school office or from Ms. Hamman, online at PanoPhotoInc.com, or complete the order form below and return w/check or money order to Ms. Hamman. Deadline is this Friday, April 4.
Maddox's 1st Annual Pi Day had it all: memorization of pi's numbers, delicious pies, creative t-shirts, pi projects, and even pies to the face of principals! Click here to see what our students did! VIDEO AND PHOTOGALLERY
Maddox's annual Book-Fair is just around the corner April 14-18. This is a great opportunity for all of our students to purchase books for their own collections; it's also our library's primary fundraiser for new books!
MMS students landed safely at the capital on Sunday. The great learning experience (sponsored by the history teachers, Greg Tinker and Karen Hamman) has become an annual tradition that students anticipate for years and cherish for years thereafter.
Mr. Lincoln Moody's 7th grade civics classes recently created iMovie trailers that helped them review Article 1 of the Constitution. The information learned making the trailers helped build student knowledge for a test coming up later this week! It's just another example of how Maddox is using technology to increase student achievement!
We asked Maddox Teacher of the Year Lisa Mellott a few questions about her job and what it means to her. Click on the link to find out what she said.
The Maddox Panthers 7th Grade baskletball team recently was crowned champions of the Briarwood Christmas Tournament. The tourney champions completed a sweep of the round robin tourney beating Briarwood Christian, Chelsea, and Anniston! Congratulations!
Want to see how Maddox is devoting itself to improving? Click the article for a link to the Prezi.
Semester Exams are coming up next week. Click on the article for details about the exams and exemptions.
Maddox's Math Club will have a meeting in Mrs. Callaway's room on Wednesday January 15 at 7:45!
Maddox's annual yearbook sale has officially begun! Don't miss out on your opportunity to save the memories of the 2013-2014 school year! Click on the link to order your yearbook today! <http://shop.balfour.com/smi695/catalog/product/view/id/23039/s/yearbook/category/312623/>
After spelling some tough words and competition, Anna Wells was crowned the winner and Mady Urbanski was runner-up of the Maddox Middle School Spelling Bee. The winning word was "prognosticate". Thanks to Mrs. Jaye for being the sponsor!
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOGALLERY HERE! The Maddox Middle School 8th grade drama class presented Disney's Aladdin Jr. on Monday to a thrilled audience. Attendees were treated to an elaborate musical production that was as close to professional as it comes! Read on for notes on the cast.
Maddox Middle School Cheer Squad, alongside approximately 1,100 other student athletes, rocked halftime at Jordan Hare Stadium in the Auburn vs. Florida Atlantic game on Saturday night. CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO THE PHOTOGALLERY AND VIDEO!
Student council elections will be done online this year. Students: click here to vote when voting opens on Thursday, September 26.
The students aren't the only ones who learn at Maddox. The Maddox Middle School teachers got a taste of what it's like for their students on Wednesday afternoon. Teachers had an opportunity to learn about three iPad apps for daily use in their classroom; teachers also learned a few reading strategies to help students become better at close reading.
The Maddox Panthers came up a little short in one half of play against Pleasant Grove on Thursday night. However, the 7th Grade team played a strong half--winning 6-0.
We can all thank the Student Council for the beautiful flowers and plants they added under our school sign in the parking lot. Thanks for making our world more beautiful! We love our Student Council!
With spring tryouts and training upon us, many students have visited the local clinic or doctor for the important physical evaluation that is required to participate in sports.
Even if you just recently got an updated physical, ALL ATHLETES should plan to attend FREE PHYSICAL NIGHT on May 21st at Walker High School to get your physical form expiration dates in line with experienced athletes.
We understand that this may mean you just got a physical for your tryouts and we are asking you to do this again within a couple of months, but by attending Free Physical Night at the Walker, you will be 'in line' with the experienced athletes and will not need another yearly physical until next May.
So remember, ALL ATHLETES should attend Free Physical Night on May 21st to ensure you will have an updated physical form on file for the entire 2013-2014 school year and you will not have to 'sit out' when your current physical expires.
If you have questions, see Renee Miller in the school office. She will have the forms needed for Free Physical Night and can offer further explanation if needed.
Chess Coach John McGraw recently took several Maddox chess players to the SuperNationals in Nashville, Tennessee. The students were pleased with their success!
Over 5,000 students from all over the world participated in the Chess SuperNationals V in Nashville last weekend, Friday thru Sunday. The event is held every 4 years and is the largest chess event in the world! Seventeen Jasper City School chess students visited the Parthenon in Nashville on Thursday before the tournament. The Parthenon is an exact replica of the original Greek Parthenon before it came to ruins. The Parthenon in Nashville was built in 1899. The 65ft statue of the goddess Athena was built in the early 1990's.
Here are the results for the SuperNationals V Chess Tournament in Nashville, April 5-7, 2013:
12th Place Team Trophy in the nation! K9 section
8 combined wins
The Maddox Technology Team represented Jasper well at the regional technology competition on the Beville State Fayette campus.
Check out the complete article and photo spread about Maddox Middle School in the 78 Magazine Schools Edition! We are so proud of our students and our faculty! Magazines can be purchased at several locations around town and will be a wonderful keepsake for years to come.
Don't forget - The next early release day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24th. Students will be dismissed at 1 pm to allow teachers time for intensive professional development.
The student leaders of Maddox Middle School and Walker High School traveled to Montgomery, Alabama to observe the state legislature in action on Thursday, March 14th. Students toured the capitol building, met with our local representatives and watched the process of government first hand. We are so proud of our student leaders who dressed professionally for the day and presented themselves in a way that makes our city proud! It was a wonderful educational experience for all involved.
The annual 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. was a great success! Over sixty students participated in the trip which is sponsored by Mrs. Hamman, Coach Tinker and Mr. Sargent. The students and their chaperones toured several Washington D.C. landmarks and met with dignitaries, senators and representatives. The group also toured Smithsonian museums, took a nighttime river cruise, and learned about our nation's capital.
The Maddox Middle School Drama Class will present Annie, a full length musical production, on Sunday, March 17th at 2 pm in our school theater! Don't miss this exciting production presented by our 8th grade class and directed by Beth Able and Tamara Matthews.
Attention 8th grade students and parents:
Mark your calendar for the 8th Grade Student/Parent Night at WHS
March 5th 6:00pm Walker High School Theater
-You will receive packets of information for all parents/students will be provided concerning high school diploma options, classes and registration for 9th grade
- WHS Counselors and Administrators will present informative session "ORIENTATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL" which will include:
In Mrs. Kennedy's 8th grade science class, students have enjoyed using the NOVA app to help them learn about protons, neutrons, and electrons. The app allows students place electrons in the different orbital fields to simulate the different elements. This is just one example of how the iPads can enhance technology.
Mr. Barry Wiginton from the UNA Teacher In-Service Center spent the day at our school on Tuesday, Jan. 29th providing our teachers with ongoing training on the many uses of the iPad in our classrooms. Teachers spent the time in hands-on training learning iPad shortcuts and tips for incorporating the equipment in our lessons.
Everyone loves to hear a compliment! On Thursday, January 24th, Maddox students freely complimented each other and their teachers in celebration of National Compliment Day. Students created a hall display where they posted heartfelt compliments to their peers. This was truly a 'feel good' day for everyone!
The 8th grade students heard from several local business men and women at our annual JCS Career Fair held at the C.H.S. building on Wednesday, January 23rd.
The iPad rollout dates have been changed.
The 8th graders will receive their iPads at 6 pm on Thursday, Jan. 31st. Each student must have a parent present at the meeting.
Bring your completed physical form to the meeting for a quick exam!
Yearbooks are on sale! Purchase yours from the online store now! Through January 1st, purchase your book fromwww.balfour.com for $30. After January 1st, books may be purchased online OR in school for $35. Order yours online today!
Maddox Intermediate School will host an open house for parents and students that will enter 4th-6th grade next year.
Monday, May 15th- 4th Grade 6:00 PM. Tuesday, May 16th- 5th Grade 6:00 PM. Thursday, May 18th- 6th Grade 6:00 PM.
2016-2017 MMS FEES
The last update to the 2015 Maddox Panther football schedule can be found by clicking here.
Beth Borders's 8th grade Adv. English class took part in a unique project recently. After reading biographies, students dressed up and became wax figures of those people. Visitors tapped the wax figures to hear their story. Click for pictures!
Students will have an early release day on Wednesday Sept. 18. Parents, please make sure that you make arrangements as buses will run at 1:00. Early release days give our faculty an opportunity for professional development.
It's almost time to go back to school! Maddox Middle will hold their annual orientation meetings for 6th through 8th grade students on August 15, 2013.
National STEM Day is November 8th, 2018. Maddox Intermediate teachers and students put their science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics skills to work. Throughout the different grade level and classes, students built structures, created portfolios, and designed hot air balloons they will begin building next week. STEM is incorporated in many educational areas throughout their daily curriculum. Here are a few pictures to highlight our Maddox STEM Day 2018. To see more picture please check out the photo gallery section of our website!
For more information on STEM, please read the following links:
The Jasper City Schools were well represented at the recent State ACTE Technology Competition! West Jasper School came home with the most trophies with 12 students having 1st-3rd place finishes!
Mrs. Beth Able was recently named MMS teacher of the year for 2016-2017. A long-time veteran art teacher, Mrs. Able has poured her career into helping students love and appreciate the arts. She directs the 8th grade play each year while doing a fabulous job in the art enrichment classroom as well! Congratulations Mrs. Able! You deserve it!
School fees for Maddox Middle School can now be paid online through August 1, 2016. Click the image above for more information.
MMS will host 7th and 8th grade orientation on August 13th from 9:00-10:30. 6th grade orientation will be from 5:00-6:30. Parents may pay school fees online through August 11, or in person at orientation. We can't wait to see you there!
Jasper's own culinary genius, Greg Kilgore of Black Rock Bistro, stopped by to give a cooking lesson to 6th grade home economics students this morning. He helped the students make some delicious roasted chicken and mashers! Click for pictures!
Open House is Tuesday, October 30th. Make sure you order your Maddox T-Shirt while you are here visiting! The cost is $12.00. First order will go off November 8th. Make sure you get your money and order forms returned to MIS before the 8th!!
Don't forget about the Book Fair in the Library!!
National Junior Honor Society introduced 58 new members on the morning of May 2nd. 54 members of this academically elite group were 7th graders while 4 8th graders were added. Read more to see the names of those inducted.
Jasper City Schools recognized the school and system level teachers of the year. Their dedication and service to the students in our school system is truly appreciated!
Maddox Middle School will have student/parent orientation on August 4, 2016
7th and 8th Grades: 9:00-10:30 am
6th Grade: 5:00 pm
Prepaid registration is no longer available.
Want to know how the boys of fall will look in their new spirit pack gear this season? Click on the article for pictures.
The MMS counselors met with parents of 8th grade students on Jan 27 in the MMS auditorium to talk about high school planning. Click on the article to view the powerpoint from that evening.
The Maddox 7th Grade Lady Panthers persevered over a long, grueling day to win the Hoover Over the Mountain Tourney on Saturday. Their wins came against Bragg, Simmons, Bumpus, Riverchase, and Meridianville Middle Schools.
Congratulations to the JHS Viking band! The Vikings won the Class 5A state championship at the 2018 Marching Bands State Championships at Muscle Shoals High School.
Students at MMS were rewarded with a dance party extravaganza for having over 99% attendance during state testing. Students played new games outdoors and indoors during their enrichment times thanks to the help of local youth pastors.
Wreslting season is in full swing and the Maddox Vikings are off to a great start. Jackson Blackwell and Manny Havis are leading the Vikings to begin the year. Click for an interview with these players.
The Maddox Middle School Cheerleaders will be holding a tryout on August 2 @3:00 in the Maddox girls gym for any upcoming 7th or 8th grader who was unable to tryout in the spring due to medical reasons. The tryout will also be open to any transfer student who is enrolled in Maddox for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year as a 7th or 8th grader. Candidates must go by the school to sign up AND pick up a physical packet. The physical packet must be returned to the office by 3PM, Tuesday, July 26 in order to be eligible. Any questions regarding this tryout can be directed to the sponsor, Mrs. Beth Borders. She can be reached at email@example.com!
Dozens of students participated in the Maddox Spelling Bee this year. Many overcame their fears and nerves to be successful, but our ulitmate winner was 6th grader Dayton Talley (pictured left). Hayden Yerby was our runner-up. Congrats guys!
We asked 7th Grade math teacher Heather Babb about her new job, other teaching experiences, her background, and her goals. Here's what she had to say:
School starts in just a few short weeks on August 19, so be sure to get your school supplies soon! Supply Lists for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are attached in PDF form.
Maddox Intermediate Fall 2018 Book Fair
Dates: October 29th- November 2nd
Times: Open 8:00am- 3:30pm
Shopping details: Your student may shop during their regular Library class time.
8:10am- 8:55am each day is extra time for students to shop in the Book Fair if they have money. Students must see their teachers in the mornings before coming to the Library. You are welcome to come shop with your student at any point next week. Please sign in with the office before coming to the Library.
Maddox Intermediate’s Open House is Tuesday, October 30th 5:00pm-6:30pm. That’s a wonderful time to come shop with your student!
RED RIBBON WEEK (Drug Prevention Week)
OCTOBER 29 – November 2
No Masks Are Allowed. Face paint must be applied at home and should not be excessive. Must be dress code appropriate.
Parents: Please follow the link to complete the school counseling survey for Ms. Tice and Mr. Rider. Thank you!
Semester Exams will begin on December 14th, starting with PE and enrichment. Academic classes are scheduled for December 15th and 16th. See the full schedule here.
Please read about some of the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools in the Summer Edition of the Superintendent's Newsletter.
The Maddox Middle School 8th Grade Lady Panthers won the West Morgan Tournament this weekend! They played hard and defeated Falkville, Cotaco, Brookhaven, Addison, and Danville to claim the crown.
Please come join us for Open House Tuesday, October 30th 5:00pm- 6:30pm. This is a great time for you to come meet your child's teacher. This is a time for the students to guide you on their daily routines, and show you around the school.
This is also a great time as well for you to come shop with your student at the MIS Book Fair!!
Students: Please follow the link to complete the school counseling survey for Ms. Tice and Mr. Rider.
Here are the supply lists for the 2016-2017 school year.
By: Philip Williams
We asked new 8th grade science teacher Whitney Todd 10 questions about her life, experiences, and expectations for her new career at Maddox. Here's what she had to say:
Check out all the STEM that is going on!! Students in Mr. Hannah's STEM Technology Class! Over the next several weeks they will be learning about space and rockets. They are currently doing an experiment on using everyday items to make rocket fuel for their rockets they will be making later this nine weeks! Everyone is excited about our STEM Lab that is going on even Mr. Hannah!
Check out the photo gallery for more Project Lead The Way pictures.
For more information on Project Lead The Way check out the following website-
Read more for specific dates and times.
This week, JUMP recognizes Ava Pilkington as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Pilkington is one who is always on task and is willing to help others when needed. Her acts of kindness and her investment in learning were noticed by Ms. Windle. Without question, we appreciate Ava and her contributions to Maddox!
Thank you for being a great leader, Ava!!!
Jump President, EJ Colbert
Jump 2nd Vice-President, Brodie Vinson
Member, Brodie Jean
Member, Jack Hopkins
The Pre-AP English 9 assignments can be found HERE . There is NO summer assignment for Pre-AP World History!
The Maddox Middle School Panthers are set to begin their season next week in a jamboree game against Pleasant Grove at home a week from today. The rest of their schedule can be found here.
Friday October 19th, 2018 Maddox Intermediate celebrated excellent attendance for the 1st 9 weeks of school!
Mr. Hannah's 6th Grade STEM Technology Class has been working on building Tetrahedral Kite and Sled Kites. Students had to work together to get the right measurements, come up with a design and assign responsibilities. They have been having a great and fun time as they have been going through their flying machines unit. Mr. Hannah's class is going to be transitioning into our SPACE Unit next week as we begin building Rockets. Be on the lookout for more pictures to come.
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Last week our students had a real treat! Officials from the Auburn University Raptor Center came to our auditorium to display and teach about a variety of raptor birds. These birds included owls, eagles and hawks! Click on the article for some pictures!
Drs. David and Karen Wesley also sponsored a writing contest for MMS students. Each grade level participated and did an outstanding job.
Maddox Intermediate School is proud to present the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year- Ms. Beverly Simon. Ms. Simon is also our September Employee of the Month. Ms. Simon is essential to our students here at Maddox. She goes above and beyond to help her students reach their highest potential.
Ms. Simon will represent Maddox Intermediate School as the Jasper City Schools Employee of the Year. She has the potential to be nominated to represent our school system at the state level. Help us in congratulating Ms. Simon on this wonderful honor!
The following students were selected as our September Viking Leaders- Levi, Alex, Karmen, Raleigh, Evan, and Emma Lou. They were chosen by their grade level teachers and school administration for showing leadership, excellent behavior, and setting examples for their peers to follow.
Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents: There will be an informational meeting concerning 9th Grade Course Planning in the Maddox Middle School Theater on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm. Please make plans to attend!
Drs. David and Karen Wesley recently sponsored a science compeition for MMS in which students created projects about the various things that they have learned this school year. The winners of that contest and pictures are located in the article.
Let’s tackle reading with our favorite books! Maddox Intermediate is excited to participate in the AEA Be A Champion and Read contest. Students are challenged to read six books, and complete the back portion of the attached letter. Make sure you fill out all the information provided indicating whether you are reading for Alabama or Auburn. Return the letter to your child’s teacher by October 23rd, 2018.
All students who read the six books and return the attached form completed will receive an Alabama or Auburn bookmark, an orange or red football to be displayed in the school, and their names will be entered in a drawing for a state wide chance to attend the 2018 Iron Bowl! If chosen for the Iron Bowl students will be able to attend the Iron Bowl including sideline passes and pre-game activities.
Let’s get to reading Maddox, and become reading champions together! War Eagle and Roll Tide!!
The City of Jasper will begin a paving project that will affect Alabama Avenue and traffic flow.
Mrs. Wiginton’s 8th grade physical science class used the engineering design process to determine the number of rubber bands that it would take to safely bungee a Barbie doll off of the MMS bridge. Students worked together in teams to collect sample data, develop a hypothesis, and develop a procedure for the experiment. Graphing and extrapolation skills were used to estimate the correct number of rubber bands it would take.
The bridge height from the water was 370 cm on the day of the big jump and several teams were very close due to accurate data. Students communicated with their team and determined how they could improve their results. Winners were as follows:
On Monday, May 16th, Kaylee was honored at the Duke TIP Grand Recognition Ceremony held at Duke University in North Carolina. Of the 55,944 7th graders who participated in the talent search, only 2,545 students qualified. Kaylee's ACT sub score of 31 in reading awarded her this honor - her total composite ACT score was a 25.
The Jasper City School System has had a wonderful start to the school year. Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
A "Hoppin" Good Time! Students at North Highland School enjoyed an Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Jasper Pilot Club.
Students of the quarter showcase students who worked really hard in the classroom during the first nine weeks. 6th Grade: Kensleigh Gardner and Owen Sargent. 7th Grade: Cammi Nguyen and Tyler Hagy. 8th Grade: Destiny Hernandez and Emmanuel Clay.
Parent input is vital to the success of school programs! Please read more and complete the Parent Survey.
Effective August 1, 2018, Jasper City Schools will be implementing a "Bag Check Procedure" for all individuals gaining access to all home athletic events.
Students of the 3rd Quarter have been announced. These students have proved to be the cream of the crop at MMS through their efforts in the classroom and in the hallways. Click on the article to see who was named the students of the quarter.
The JCS Annual Report highlights our students and all the great things going on in our school system. Positive results are evident as we work as a TEAM with parents, students, faculty members, and community leaders. Together Everyone Achieves More!
Jasper City Schools: Future Focused - Tradition Rich!
-Little Vikes Dribble Team at Maddox-
The Little Vikes Dribble Team is open to any 4th through 6th grade girl interested in playing basketball for the Vikings at the Jr. High or High School level. Players will learn a dribble routine they will perform at halftime of 4 Jr. High home games and 2 Varsity home games.
The cost is $50.00, and each girl receives a t-shirt and a basketball to keep after the last performance!
Refer to the image below for more information.
MMS Girl Strong members visited TR Simmons pre K class to participate in a book buddies activity. The students read stories, completed a fun reading activity, and had a special snack. Each pre K student was given a new book to take home.
Money Drop Day 3 was a big success again. Students participated in a ton of games like the big money machine, bowling, toss and catch, and several others. Check out the photos in the article.
ACE Cheer at Maddox! Please read the information below for those interested on basic cheer and tumbling skills, jumps, motions, tumbling skills, etc. The class size is limited to 15-20 students. So please register TODAY!
Classes will be held at Maddox in the gym starting September 10th 3pm-4pm. The cost is $40 a month with $10 going back to the school.
PHOTO GALLERY INSIDE: The MMS student council recently raised over $1700 for the American Heart Association by hosting an event called "The Great Replay". During the event, students paid money to participate in many older games that they remember from their elementary school days. Kids played great games like "Red Rover", "Dodgeball", "Ring Toss" and had the opportunity to pie our principal, Dr. Hall, in the face.
Day 2 is Hillbilly Day! Each team competed in hillbilly games like boot toss, toilet paper toss, tire roll, and redneck relay. Silver change counted double today as well. Click on the article for access to the photo gallery.
Supply Lists for Maddox Intermediate
4th and 5th GRADE Supply Lists
6th GRADE Supply List
A school and community are in mourning after the sudden death of Walker High School's Assistant Principal, Mr. Tommy Lynn Hobson. There will be a special memorial service at Jasper High School tomorrow, March 28, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.
This week, JUMP recognizes Aalana Hightower as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Hightower was recommended by Mrs. Humphries for taking Viking Pride in her school and working to keep it beautiful without being asked. Also, Ms. Hightower shows pride in her academics as she is an A&B student. Ms. Hightower truly leads by example. Thank you for being a great leader!!!
Pictured: JUMP President, EJ Colbert
JUMP member, Raymond Royal
JUMP member, Manny Havis
Please read the JCS Handbook for information and updates concerning the 2018-2019 school year. Some of the updates include school hours, dress code, and book bags.
MMS students recently participated in the March Madness Chess Tournament on March 10th. Benjamin Ferris was the middle school champion, followed by Atticus Brown as Runner-Up and Ethan Huynh in 3rd. Way to go!
While Money Drop 2016 officially started with a dance on Monday night, the party really got cranked up this morning on tie-dye Hawaiian day with the Limbo competition and the money machine! 6th grade won both events but final tallies for the day are upcoming. Click for the photo gallery.
Maddox Students present Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit by Jonathan Rand
The Lady Viking's Softball Team is opening their new softball facility on Tuesday, March 14 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Lady Vikings have their own on-campus field after years of playing its home games at Memorial Park.
Ribbon Cutting at 4:15 PM & Home Game at 4:30 PM
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Three students placed in this competition including over 750 projects from students and schools all over Alabama - from Mobile to Huntsville!
Read about all the exciting things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Students had a great time celebrating the last Maddox Middle School Homecoming! Students dressed in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness while also raising funds in homerooms to support research. Click on the article for access to a photo gallery.
Information sessions at JHS on course selection for next year and opportunities for Dual Enrollment! Don't miss it!
Many MMS 8th graders spent the week seeing the sights around Washington DC. Students saw Mount Vernon, the White House, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during their week of learning. Coach Tinker, Mrs. Borders, and Mr. Rider were the trip sponsors.
Jasper City Schools will not be in session on Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day.
Ninety-one Maddox Intermediate students competed at the Central West Regional Technology Competition at Bevill State Community College in Fayette, Alabama on Thursday, February 22.
9 MMS students will be moving on to state competition after a great showing at the regional tech competition at Bevill State Community College in Fayette! Read more for pictures and a list of winners!
1st nine weeks report cards will go home with students on Wednesday, October 12th.
Jasper City Schools System is happy to announce the 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year from each school.
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Jasper City School students representing Memorial Park Elementary, T.R. Simmons Elementary, West Jasper Elementary and Maddox Middle School, competed in the West Central Regional Technology Team Fair on February 24th at Bevill State College in Fayette, Alabama. Approximately 75 students participated and over 50 of these students qualified with a first or second place finish to compete at the state level in Montgomery in a couple of weeks.
Maddox Middle School Family and Consumer Science 6th graders have been studying Egg Anatomy, Egg nutrients & Egg Cookery!! Students had a cooking lab September 22 and cooked a quick, healthy and portable egg dish. The students enjoyed cooking Egg and Ham cups and also enjoyed eating them!!
Mr. Terry Smith was recently named the Interim Principal at Walker High School. Mr. Smith has extensive experience as a teacher and an adminstrator in different Alabama schools. Most recently, he worked with the Hoover City Schools.
This year, JUMP, a service and leadership program, has been meeting and brainstorming on ways to promote leadership throughout Maddox. It was decided among the 24 members that they were going to implement and sponsor a “Leader of the Week” program. The “Leader of the Week” program aims to encourage students to be leaders inside and outside of school, and to make good choices, even when they think no one is watching. Not only will these students be recognized amongst their peers, but they will also be rewarded for efforts!
This week, our Leader of the Week is Ms. Chelsey Ollie!
Thank you for being a great leader, Chelsey!
Kristy Long, an 8th grade student at MMS, placed 2nd in a math tournament at Hayden on February 4th. The tournament included almost 80 students from 20 schools. We are so proud of Kristy and this great accomplishment!
The JCS Superintendent's Newsletter highlights our great schools and great students!
Walker's Encore Showchoir, under the direction of Mr. Garrett Lindsey, recently competed against other Alabama high school showchoir groups. In the Tier II division they were the GRAND CHAMPIONS!
Jasper City Schools granted the 21st Century Grant for 3 more years!
Walker's Maddie Harrell won the Class 6A 60-meter hurdles during final day action at the AHSAA indoor track and field championships at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham on Saturday, February 4th.
A GREAT START WITH... - GREAT STUDENTS - GREAT FACULTY - GREAT PARENTS - GREAT COMMUNITY!
Read about all the GREAT things that are going on in the Jasper City Schools!
In an effort to improve system practices, Maddox Middle School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey for Maddox Middle School.
In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/1225366 or click "parent survey on the right side of this page.
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
TOP IN THE STATE! Recent school system rankings reflect that 10th grade Jasper City School students rank 4th in reading in the state and 11th in math.
Jasper City Schools recognize National School Bus Safety Week 2016. Jasper City Schools transport an estimate of 700 students daily. It is extremely important for students, parents, bus drivers and other drivers to be aware of School Bus Safety Tips. School Bus Safety Tips for Everyone brochures will be sent home this week.
Jasper City Board of Education approved the District 2016-17 School Calendar March,18th 2016.