MPS students and staff are gearing up for the 2019 MPS MONEY DROP!!!!! This event will take place February 4 - 8. This fundraiser is a great way to support our students, teachers and school. We will be sending home more details in the next week, but we wanted to go ahead give you the themes of each day so students and parents could prepare.
Monday, February 4th - Students will bring in pennies. We will wear our team colors.
Orange - Mrs. Chesser, Mrs. Lindsey, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Oliver
Blue - Mrs. Braddock, Mrs. Barnett, Mrs. Fowler
Yellow - Mrs. Channell, Mrs. Posey, Mrs. Williams
Green - Mrs. Beasley, Mrs. Lakey, Ms. Moore, Mrs. Rhodes
Red - Mrs. Beall, Mrs. Harbin, Mrs. Richardson
Purple - Mrs. Allred, Mrs. Elliott, Mr. Nichols, Mrs. Shearer
Tuesday, February 5th - Students will bring in nickels and dimes. We will wear crazy socks and hats today.
Wednesday, February 6th - Students will bring in quarters today. We will wear our favorite sports team apparel.
Thursday, February 7th - Students will bring in donation letters. We will wear our pajamas today.
Friday, February 8th - Students will bring in big checks today. We will wear our black and gold today.
Money raised from this event will go to help put new swing sets on our playground, an outdoor basketball court at the playground and upgrades throughout the school building. Our goal is $20,000. With your help, we can easily reach this goal. Your support of MPS is greatly appreciated. We will have a great week of activities!!!!
In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Memorial Park Elementary would like to thank all Jasper City Police officers that visit our school. We would especially like to say thank you to Mike Crawford, Joe Herron and Daryl Atkins for visiting our school each day. These officers truly love and invest in our students on a daily basis. Thank you for all that you do!!!
MPS teachers spent the January 7th in-service day participating in AMSTI OGAP training. This is an ongoing training that our teachers will participate in during the spring semester. We look forward to the great benefits this will provide for our students.
Report cards for the second nine weeks will be coming home with your student today (January 9). Please look at these and talk with your student about their academic progress. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher.
We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break and we are looking forward to a great second semester.
MPS Parents - Students will have several opportunities to participate in holiday events. Click the link to see more detailed information.
The Jasper City School System has implemented a new program, Crisis Go, to help ensure a safe environment for all students.
Please click on the link to see more information of reporting bullying situations at Jasper City Schools.
MPS would like to wish all students, parents, staff and community members a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Remember that all JCS schools will be closed November 19 - 23. We look forward to seeing all students return on November 26.
MPS had the opportunity to take our Principal’s Choice students for the quarter to Milo’s today. Ivan J., Abby M., Brenna E., Martin S., Parker M., and Jaden S. all represented MPS today. This is a wonderful group of student leaders!! Thank you Milo’s for supporting our students.
Read about the GREAT things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
MPS was able to celebrate Veteran's Day with our students, parents, guardians and many veterans on Tuesday, November 6. If you were unable to attend, the Daily Mountain Eagle was onsite to live stream our program. Please see the link below to view the program. It was great!!!
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.
A reminder that all Jasper City Schools will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.
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.
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!
Jasper City Schools will be closed on Wednesday, April 5 due to the threat of severe weather. Please be safe. We look forward to the return of all our students on Thursday morning.
During the month of February, students in the Jasper City Schools participated in a variety of programs and activities to celebrate Black History Month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MPS wishes each of you a Merry Christmas!! We hope you have a safe and joyful time with your families. We look forward to the return of each of our students on Wednesday, January 11.
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.
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!
What a better way to teach our students about putting others first than by ringing the Salvation Army Kettle Bells this holiday season. Our K-Kid's group has taken on bell ringing as a service project, but we would like to open this up to all our parents and students as well. If you are interested in signing up to ring a kettle bell, please contact Misti Lee at (205) 522 – 1149 or email@example.com. Thank you for your commitment to serving others in our community.
MPS would like to congratulate all the students that participated in our annual spelling bee. After many rounds of competition, Luke Tuggle emerged as our school wide winner. Also, John Abner Nicholson was our runner up contestant. We would like to congratulate these young men as well as all our contestants on a job well done. Our winner will now move on to the county wide competition in January to represent MPS.
The Memorial Park SGA will be collecting canned food items during the week of Wednesday, November 9th - Thursday, November 17th. The food collected will go to students and their families here at MPS! What a blessing to be able to provide a family with food this Thanksgiving season! Let's synergize, or work together, to make this canned food drive a huge success! We hope you will support SGA and help make this Thanksgiving a little brighter for a family in need.
MPS Student Council
MPS would like to say a huge THANK YOU to our PTO and faculty for organizing and putting on our annual Fall Festival last night. This event was a huge success and we could not have done it without all of our parent volunteers. We want to thank the community for all of their support in attending, donating prizes, and donating your time and efforts to make sure that each student left with a smile on their face.
This is a reminder that our students can dress in "Red" this Friday, October 28 in honor of Red Ribbon Week. We want to remind students to "Be Drug Free". Also, many parents have asked and our students will be able to wear their halloween costumes on Monday, October 31. The only thing we ask is that there be no scary costumes and minimal face paint.
Don’t forget that tomorrow, October 26th will be a delayed start for Jasper City Schools. Doors will open at 10:30 for students to begin entering the building. Buses will run on a three hour delay. We will ring a bell at 11:00 to begin school. As students enter, they will have the opportunity to eat breakfast if they wish. We will also be serving lunch for our students today. Thank you for your patience with this matter. This day allows our teachers the opportunity to participate in professional development and planning for the future of our students.
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!
MPS will host our annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 28th from 5:30 – 8:30. Students can begin preordering arm bands for this event now or they can be purchased at the door that night. Armbands will be $8.00 with a maximum of $24.00 per family. No adults or children under the age of four will be charged admission. Also, we have added an optional jack-o-lantern carving contest to our Fall Festival day this year. Please see the attached pictures with further information about the Fall Festival and our jack-o-lantern carving contest. We look forward to seeing you at this event!!!!!
Jasper City Schools will not be in session on Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day.
The JCS Superintendent's Newsletter highlights our great schools and great students!
You should have received the letter below in your student's folder on Tuesday of this week. If not, please take a look at this. We are very proud that our student council has taken on this event as a way to bring about awareness of childhood cancer. This is a topic that has had a direct impact on MPS and our surrounding community. Please consider supporting this great cause with us next week.
Jasper City Schools granted the 21st Century Grant for 3 more years!
The Memorial Park Elementary School third grade went to the Bankhead House and Heritage Center today to see the animal exhibits of Mr. Dennis Campbell. We viewed many exhibits of mounted exotic animals such as a muskox, ibex, big horned sheep, black bear, lion, zebra, lynx, cougar, honey badger, caribou, wolverine, elephant tail, baboon, and a hippo foot. We are beginning to study different types of animals. The third grade studies the characteristics of animal groups, camouflage, and habitats. The animals were from Africa, South America, Asia, and North America. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Ms. Barbara Medders for touring our students through the exhibit.
For more exciting pictures of this adventure, please visit our school's facebook page.
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!
Improving attendance and reducing chronic absence is not rocket science, but it does take commitment, collaboration and tailored approaches to the particular strengths and challenges of each school or community. Across the nation, schools, communities and advocates have successfully taken steps to ensure children are attending school more regularly. Parents, please support us in making sure your student is at school every day.
Take a look at some of the new AMSTI science lessons our students are learning about. Today in 5th grade, we were learning the concepts of a mixture and a solution. Students are creating and separating mixtures using gravel, diatomaceous earth and kosher salt. Students are dissolving some substances in water and then measuring and comparing the mass before and after. Later they are devising their own methods for creating extracts from nature.
Take a look at the attached article. We have great students and great educators in the Jasper City School district. MPS is proud to be a part of a thriving Jasper community!!!
Parents and Students,
Jasper City Schools will be hosting a Downtown Pep-Rally every Thursday at 5:00 on the square. We would love to see each elementary, middle and high school student in attendance to cheer on the Vikings!!!!
MPS would like to say a huge thank you to Coach Brunner and the WHS football team for opening car doors this morning at our school. The students loved seeing you here!!! Everyone please come out tonight and support the Walker Vikings as they open the season at home against Austin. Go VIKES!!!!!!!
MPS PTO will be hosting a new parent orientation at 9:00 am on Thursday, August 25th in our lunchroom. Any parents that are new to MPS or would like to know more about the school or how to become involved through different activities are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting and working with you to enrich our students education this school year.
Welcome back to the new school year!!!! We always look forward to kicking off the year with our annual NEON NIGHTS at Swann Gym. This event will take place on Friday, August 26th at 6:00 pm. Admission will be $3.00 per person. We will also be selling drinks, snacks, glow sticks and glow necklaces. We look forward to seeing each one of you at this event. Our 5th grade students will have their senior walk out at 7:00. This is an event that all 5th grade students look forward to.
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
MPS Parent Orientation for the 2016 -2017 school year will take place on August 4th. Kindergarten - 2nd grade orientation will take place at 8:30 in the school gym. 3rd grade - 5th grade orientation will take place in the gym at 10:30. We invite each parent to come out and attend this event. This will give you the opportunity to hear about our school, meet your student’s teacher, take care of any fees, and visit our lunchroom to pre pay on your student’s lunch account.
Also, on August 5th we will have a "Meet the Teacher" time from 8:00 - 9:00. This will give you an opportunity to bring your child to meet their teacher and bring in their supplies for the upcoming school year.
Please read about some of the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools in the Summer Edition of the Superintendent's Newsletter.
MPS wishes each student a safe and happy summer. We look forward to the return of each student on August 9th for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
Students can pick up their report card on the morning of Friday, May 27th from 8:00 until 10:00 in their classroom.
Please click here for more information regarding the upcoming awards and graduation ceremonies.
In an effort to improve system practices, Memorial Park Elementary School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.
Jasper City Schools: Future Focused - Tradition Rich!
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Please complete this survey about our library.
Don't forget that Wednesday, April 27th is an early release day for Jasper City Schools. All students will be released at 11:30. Buses will run at this time. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up. Adam Bishop and Club Nat will have afterschool classes. However, there will be no 21st Century afterschool classes.
WHS Choir members and thier director Mr. Garrett Lindsey came and performed for MPS students today. It was such an honor to have them in our building. Thank you WHS for sharing your talents with our students!!!!
1st grade students are completing a nature walk to observe sounds for this weeks science unit.
5th grade parents we need your help!!!! The deadline to bring in pictures for the graduation show is next Friday, April 22nd. At this time we have not received many pictures. Please send in any individual or group pictures you have from your student’s time here at MPS. We want as many pictures as possible. Also, we want to make sure that each 5th grade student is featured on the graduation slideshow. You can send these in on a CD or they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help.
In an effort to improve system practices, Memorial Park Elementary School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please read more about this survey.
MPS Tech Team did a great job today at the Fayette competition. Our girls team placed 3rd in the Multimedia competition. We are so proud of each of our students!!!!!
Dont forget that Friday, March 4th will be our Color Splash Dash run at Swann Gym. Your students are so excited and would love to see you there. See the schedule below for the times that your student will be running. We hope you can make it by. Again, we thank you for your continued support of our school fundraiser. We have two days left and we appreciate all your support!!!
Dont forget that Jasper City Schools will have an early release day on Wednesday, March 2nd. Students will be released at 11:30 and buses will run at this time. This gives our teachers the afternoon to spend in professional development.
MPS Hosts First Annual Diversity Program
Friday, February 12 at Swann Gym from 6:00 - 7:30.
We are so proud of our Leaders of Reading!!!!
Spirit Day at Garfield's in the Jasper Mall on Thursday, January 28th.
These students were chosen by their teachers for outstanding academic performance. We are proud of these leaders of learning!
Take a look at whats happening at MPS!!!
Kindergarten and Pre-K registration will be March 28 - April 1, 2016.
Please look at the two forms that are coming home with your student on Monday, January 11th!!!
Check out our upcoming Diversity Essay Contest!!!
Report cards are coming home today!!!
We are so proud of our wonderful teachers!!
Welcome back with a great opportunity for reading!!
Spelling bee winners!!!
MPS Cheernastics performed at halftime of a Walker High basketball game on Dec. 10. We are so proud of our girls and the partnership with Walker High!
School pictures will be taken this Friday, September 4!!!!
Santa Pictures will be tomorrow, Thursday, November 6th.
Thursday, August 28th at 6:00 PM in the MPS Lunchroom
Spirit Night! Spirit Night! Spirit Night! Spirit Night!
Mark Your Calendar Now!
Here are supply lists for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year by grade level.
We will send home more information when this event is rescheduled. Stay Safe!
Menu change for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 29th.
Second Graders Release Butterflies
WHOOP! WHOOP!! COLOR SPLASH DASH SUCCESS!!
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW (TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH) DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
Addresses for E-Books starts January 13th!
School will start at 10:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday this week (January 7th and 8th). You may drop students off from 9:30 until 10:00. We will have supervision available from 9:30 until 10:00 both days. Please drop students off at regular drop-off locations (by the pool parking lot or gym).
Happy Holidays! School will be out December 23- January 1st. We will see everyone on January 2nd!!
Wednesday is pajama day at MPS as we get ready for the Polar Express on Thursday!
1st Place: Mrs. Wallace's Minions - 1st Grade
2nd Place: Mrs. Maddox's Sully from Monster's Inc. - Kindergarten
3rd Place: Mrs. Moore's Lemonade Stand - 3rd Grade
We are very proud of these Student Leaders!
McGraw Hill Professional Development - Technology Session
BEAT THE ORIENTATION CROWD!!!......We will be selling workbooks and field trip tee-shirts this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (August 13-14-15) from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.!! You may also put money into lunch accounts and pay classroom supply money!
READ MORE FOR GRADE LEVEL PRICES~
All Kindergarten students in Jasper City will follow the same begining of school schedule. Please READ MORE to find out the details!
Orientation schedule for Thursday, August 15th 2013
Student Teacher Meet and Greet scheduled for Friday, August 16th.
Memorial Park Elementary will be hosting our first Title I meeting of the year on Wednesday, November 7 at 1:30. If you would like to participate in this annual meeting, please plan to attend. Memorial Park Elementary would love to have parent input on how our Title I funds are used. We look forward to seeing you.
MPS Awards Day
MPS will be hosting our academic awards day on the following dates and times. Please see the time that your student’s classroom will be participating. Your attendance at this event would be greatly appreciated by students and faculty.
May 21 at 12:00 in the MPS gymnasium: Lakey, Shearer, Rhodes, Fleming and Elliott
May 21 at 1:30 in the MPS gymnasium: Moore, Beasley, Richardson, Harbin and Allred
May 22 at 12:00 in the MPS gymnasium: Oliver, Green, Fowler, Williams and Chesser
May 22 at 1:30 in the MPS gymnasium: Ingle, Braddock, Kilgore, Channell and Walker
MPS students will celebrate Red Ribbon week during October 30 - November 3. Parents please see the attached photo for dress up day themes. Thank you for supporting our counseling program as we aim to grow healthy studnets each day at MPS.
K-Kids help with the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
School is almost here! Please take a look at our orientation schedule.
Don't forget that MPS will be taking Santa pictures on Friday, November 2. If you would like for your student to have their picture made, make sure to return the prepaid envelope by the end of the school day on Thursday. We will only be taking pictures for students that have returned a completed envelope.
MPS parents, we need your help. We need all MPS parents to complete the attached Title I survey. Thank you so much for your help with this matter.
The Jasper City Board of Education recently named Dr. Reeves the Principal of Jasper High School for the 2017-2018 school year.
--TOY DRIVE--TOY DRIVE--TOY DRIVE--TOY DRIVE--TOY DRIVE--TOY DRIVE--
Parents, we need your help! It is time for our annual survey for each school.
MPS students will be participating in Red Ribbon Week next week. Click here to see the dress up days.
Mrs. Beasley's class enjoyed a pizza party outside today for having the most students reach their AR goal for the 1st 9 weeks. Congratulations to all Mrs. Beasley's students!!!!
The Jasper City School System had numerous accomplishments during the 2016-2017 school year. Read about all the great things happening in our schools!
K-Kids complete service project: Operation Christmas Child
Due to some unforeseen problems with scheduling, we are having to make some changes to our Awards Day dates. Awards dates are as follows:
MPS has selected Mrs. Deborah Harbin as the schools teacher of the year. If you know Mrs. Harbin, you know what a great teacher she is. Please help us congratulate Mrs. Deborah Harbin as the MPS teacher of the year!!!
The Jasper City School System is offering a Kindergarten Summer Camp to ENERGIZE our incoming kindergarten students!
Memorial Park Elementary will be hosting our annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 27th from 5:30 - 8:30! There will be food, games, and lots of fun for all students in grades K-6. Festival bracelets will be available for purchase at the front door of the school beginning at 5:30 Friday afternoon. With the purchase of a bracelet, students have access to play all indoor games and inflatables. We look forward to seeing you there!!
MPS is proud to announce Ms. Lindsey Kitchens as our teacher of the year!!
A group of students ate lunch today with Dr. Jackson!
MPS would like to invite all parents to attend an Open House event on Monday, October 29 from 5:00 - 7:00. Please feel free to come by and visit with your student's teacher. This is a time for you to meet with the teacher and be able to ask any questions that you may have about your student's academic progress. We look forward to seeing you there.
MPS second grade students will take part in the annual second grade butterfly release this week. Please look at the schedule below to be a part of your student's butterfly release experience.
Thursday, May 3 at 11:00 - Green, Chesser, Oliver, Walker
Friday, May 4 at 11:00 - Channell, Ingle, Williams
Friday, May 4 at 12:30 - Braddock, Fowler, Kilgore
Dr. Seuss's birthday is a call for a celebration of reading in the library!
MPS students will be bringing home report cards for the 1st 9 weeks on Wednesday, October 18. Please take time to look over these report cards with your student. Thank you for supporting your student's education.
Click here to read all about our 2nd Grade Thansgiving Play!
Johnny Brusco's has asked that we change MPS Family Spirit Night to Tuesday, November 19th--instead of the 18th.
Click on the link below to see an article from the Daily Mountain Eagle on STEAM at MPS.
MPS students and staff had the opportunity to hear from Mr. James Spann today. What a great learning opportunity for our students. Be sure to watch ABC 33/40 tonight at 5:00 to see our fabulous MPS students!!!!
This is a reminder that students will NOT come to school on Friday, March 2. On this day, all teachers in the the Jasper City System will be participating in professional development.
Just a reminder that Jasper City Schools will be out of school on Tuesday, October 9 in observance of Columbus Day.
Our Student Council was proactive by helping others!
Teachers chose leaders of learning to be March's Students of the Month!
MPS would like to thank Chief Alan Clark and the Jasper Fire Department for speaking to our students today. With this being National Fire Prevention Week, don’t forget to check your smoke detectors.
MPS will be hosting our second Title I meeting of the year on May 3 at 4:00 pm. This meeting will be held in the MPS conference room. We would request your participation in this meeting to inform our parents of the following:
1. Informing your of your school's participation in the Title I program.
2. Explaining the requirements of Title I.
3. Explaining your rights as a parent to be involved.
4. Gathering your input for the success of our Title I program.
Just a reminder that Jasper City Schools will not be in session on Monday, February 19. We hope you have a safe weekend and we look forward to seeing our students return on Tuesday, February 20.
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!
MPS K-Kid officers presented a check for $3,183.19 to Maggie Rountree from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. With help from all Memorial Park students, this money was donated for the Pennies for Patients fund raiser. MPS K-Kids would like to say "THANK YOU" to everyone that helped to make their May service project a huge success! Mrs. Harbin's 3rd grade class was awarded a pizza party from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for being the class that made the largest donation. Thank you for being Super Heroes and helping save lives!
MPS loves Zaxbys!!
Mark you calendars!!! Milo's in Jasper will be supporting Memorial Park Elementary through a spirit night on Tuesday, October 9 from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Make plans to come out and support our school. Thank you Milo's for always supporting our students!!!
Congratulations to the Jasper High School Boys Tennis Team for being the AHSAA 6-A State Tennis Champions!
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Please join us on Wednesday, October 11 at 10:00 for a Title I informational meeting. This meeting will help to inform you of our school's participation in the Title I program. We will also explain the requirements of Title I as well as your rights as a parent to be involved in our school. We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.
May 22 - 5th grade graduation will begin at 9:00 in the MPS gymnasium. Doors will open at 8:30 for this event. Immediately following this event, Jasper's First United Methodist will be hosting our final portion of the graduation ceremony.
May 22 - 3rd and 4th grade awards day will begin at 1:00 in the MPS gymnasium. Doors will open at 12:30 for this event.
May 23 - 1st and 2nd grade awards day will begin at 9:00 in our gymnasium. Doors will open at 8:30 for this event.
May 23 - Kindergarten awards day will begin at 12:30 in our gym. Doors will open at 12:00 for this event.
MPS K & 1st Put First Things First
Old Fashioned Fall Festival!
We hope all students and families have a great weekend. Don't forget that all Jasper City students will be out on Monday, October 8. This will be a teacher in-service day.
MPS would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Coach Pugh, Coach Barnett and the Lady Vikes basketball program for hosting the basketball skills camp at MPS. Thanks to all the girls that participated in the camp!!! What a great way for our high school and elementary school to work together to support the students in Jasper City Schools.
MPS will be sending home progress reports for the 3rd 9 weeks on February 14. If you have any questions about your student's grade, please feel free to contact their teacher.
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!
MPS wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Calendar items for the remainder of the year...
The City of Jasper will begin a paving project that will affect Alabama Avenue and traffic flow.
21st Century Questionnaire
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.
A "Hoppin" Good Time! Students at North Highland School enjoyed an Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Jasper Pilot Club.
See the video of our Leader in Me leadership day. It was a great day at Memorial Park!
Thursday, November 20th will be Grand Day at the Book Fair!
MPS students are bringing home a note regarding the JHS homecoming on Friday, October 5. If your student will be checking out from school on Friday, please return this form to your child's teacher as soon as possible.
Also, all MPS students should dress in their black and gold on Friday. Show your Jasper Viking spirit!!!!
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.
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!
Students may use the see-through varieties of book bags/backpacks during the 2018-2019 school year. Please read more for appropriate examples.
There were plenty of smiles at Tuesday’s annual Olympic Track and Field Day sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Jasper.
Read about all the great things going on in the JCS schools in the Back to School Issue of the Superintendent's Newsletter.
Please mark your calendars for these November events.
Winners of the Box Tops contest!
Your child will be bringing home a consent form for a flu vaccine. These vaccines are being offered at no cost to you. The vaccines will be given at school on Oct. 9th by qualified nurses. If you would like for your child to receive a flu vaccine, please fill out the consent form and return to your child's teacher by Oct. 5th. This is being done as a service to our community and is not mandatory for any student. Students will NOT receive the vaccine unless they have returned a completed consent form.
MPS would like to wish all our students and staff a wonderful spring break!!! Parents, remember that students will be out of school March 26 - 30. We look forward to seeing all our students return on April 2.
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.
MPS students will be bringing home their first progress report of the year today. Please take time to look over this report with your student. If you have any questions about your student's academic progress, please contact their teacher.
MPS 2nd grade students participated in the annual Butterfly Release on Friday, April 21. Our students have studied the life cycle of a butterfly over the last several weeks and have had the opportunity to raise their own butterflies. What a great event for our students and teachers!!!
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.
Don't forget to send in your box tops. There will be a classroom winner at the end of each month. Currently, Mrs. Richardson's class is leading 3rd grade with a total of 196 and Mrs. Lakey's class is a close second with a total of 185. In second grade, Ms. Kilgore's class is in the lead with a total of 135. Please clip the box tops out and send them in a Ziploc bag with the classroom teachers name. Every one counts!!!! Thanks for your support of MPS.
MPS students will be bringing home report cards from the 3rd 9 weeks on Wednesday, March 21. Please take a look at these with your student. If you have any questions regarding your student's academic progress, please contact your student's teacher. As always, thank you for supporting your student's academic progress!!!
MPS Money Drop is one week away!!! This event will begin on February 5th and end on February 9th. Please see the attached information for details on dress up days and themes for each day. We look forward to a great week and we appreciate your support of every student at Memorial Park Elementary!!!
Due to the threat of severe weather, all Jasper City Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. Please be safe during this weather event.
Memorial Park Elementary would like to invite all future 2nd and 3rd grade students to attend our MPS OPEN HOUSE event on Tuesday, May 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We would like to introduce you to our new staff, provide you with some basic school information and allow you to tour our school building. We look forward to seeing each student and parent as we begin preparing for the upcoming 2017 – 2018 school year.
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
We are so proud of our chess members from MPS!!!
MPS Welcomes Future Students!
Effective August 1, 2018, Jasper City Schools will be implementing a "Bag Check Procedure" for all individuals gaining access to all home athletic events.
Bevill State Community College has some GREAT scholarships available for high school students. Check out the information and application deadlines!
MPS will celebrate Grandparents Day on Friday, September 8th with our 2nd grade classrooms only. Please see the schedule below for the times in which each classroom will celebrate with grandparents. We look forward to seeing each of you!!!
11:00 – Grandparents in Mrs. Chesser, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Oliver and Ms. Walker
12:30 – Grandparents in Mrs. Braddock, Mrs. Fowler and Ms. Kilgore
1:15 – Grandparents in Mrs. Channell, Mrs. Ingle and Mrs. Williams
Memorial Park Elementary will host its annual book fair September 24 - October 4. Students will be able to shop at the book fair during their regularly scheduled library enrichment time. We will also host a "Grand" shopping event, for any grandparents or special friends that would like to shop with their student on September 28. There will be a family shopping night on October 3 from 3:00 - 6:00. This will be a time that the whole family can come to the book fair to shop for your student or their siblings. The book fair is always a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you all there.
MPS would like to thank the 1st grade teachers and students from TR Simmons Elementary for coming to tour our school today (May 3). Students had a great time and were able to learn their way around the MPS campus. We look forward to seeing all these students in August as they become MPS 2nd graders!!!!!
MPS is excited to share with you some of the great students and programs that we have!! Many stakeholders do not get to see the great work our students and staff do on a daily basis. We hope you enjoy!!
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).
Memorial Park School Parents - Please complete the survey on the School Counseling Program at MPS by April 30th.. Your input is VERY important to us! Thanks!
If you have a Memorial Park Elementary student that is interested in participating in the Jasper City Schools chess program, please ask them to stop by the office to pick up a chess packet. The packet can be filled out and returned to our front office. We will get all completed packets to the chess sponsor, Mr. John McGraw at Jasper High. This is a great opportunity for our students.
The month of March is recognized as “Music in Our School” month. All JCS elementary schools are blessed to have Mrs. Sharon Abbott as our music teacher. As we promote our music program, we would like to invite you to our music celebration and sing-a-long on Thursday, March 22 at 1:30 in the MPS gymnasium. The following classes that have music this semester will be performing:
2 – Green 3 – Beasley
2 – Kilgore 3 – Harbin
2 – Williams 3 – Shearer
2 – Chesser 3 – Moore
2 – Channell 3 - Elliott
MPS will be taking fall pictures on Friday, September 8th. Wear your best smile!!!!
MPS K-Kids picked up trash around the school and park area on Tuesday afternoon for their April service project. These students are being Leaders of Service as they show respect toward the environment and make the world a better place in which to live, which is stated in the K-Kids pledge. We are very proud of our K-Kids group and all the ways they serve our school and our community.
Veterans Day essay contest winners!
2nd grade students at Memorial Park Elementary will be celebrating Grandparents Day on Friday, September 7th at 1:00. We invite all grandparents of 2nd grade students to attend. This will be a wonderful event!!!
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Students brought home a yearbook order form on Thursday, February 22. You can use the code on the order form to order on line until March 16, or you can send a check in the attached envelope until March 23.
Notes for Monday, August 21: Students who checkout (through normal procedures) for the purpose of viewing the eclipse, will receive a half day excused checkout. Students who travel to see the eclipse (resulting in a full day absence), will receive a full day excused absence.
Students at Memorial Park Elementary will remain inside and may view the eclipse online in the classroom.
March 20 – 24 Spring break for all Jasper City Schools.
April 10 – 14 3rd through 5th grade students will be taking the ACT Aspire test this week. Attendance is crucial during this time period. Please make sure your students are in attendance and on time each day. Thank you for your help in this matter.
April 26 This was originally scheduled as a late arrival day. Due to our last late arrival day being canceled for weather, this will now be a full day of school.
April 28 Our library at MPS will be closing on this day. We know that our parents are very supportive of reading and expect books to be coming home. We do thank you for supporting your students in reading. However, due to our schools restructuring, we will be giving librarian’s time to inventory and distribute books to the appropriate schools. Many of our teachers have classroom libraries and will make sure that students continue to read. We just wanted to make our parents aware of this change.
Each morning, second grade students in Mrs. Williams room unpack and begin their day with STEM bins! Students have a stem bin, partner, and many tasks they may choose from to create. These two kiddos engineered a greenhouse with a continuous waterfall. This idea was not on a task card. They came up with this invention all on their own!!
Orientation for the 2018 – 2019 school year at Memorial Park Elementary will be on Tuesday, August 7. Second grade parents and students will have orientation at 12:00, while third grade parents and students will have orientation at 2:00.
In order to relieve the school shopping stress from our parents, we are asking that each student bring $45 to cover the cost of workbooks and supplies for the year. This can be paid at orientation and will allow our teachers the ability to purchase the necessary supplies for each student. This will also allow our teachers to purchase items in bulk, which will help each dollar to be spent in the most effective way for our students. Our goal is to alleviate stress from parents and also provide the best opportunity for our students. We hope your summer has been wonderful so far and we look forward to seeing everyone at orientation.
MPS would like to say "Welcome Back" to all our students and staff!! We hope you had a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, January 4th.
MPS students will return to school on Tuesday, August 15. We hope you have had a great summer!!!!
MPS teachers participating in Happy Habit Training!
MPS students will take class and individual school pictures on Tuesday, September 4th.
Little Vikes, are you ready to get on board?
MPS wishes each of our students and their families a Merry Christmas. We look forward to the safe return of all our students on January 4th.
Many parents have asked about after school programs for their students. We wanted to share three programs that MPS students have available to them. Please see the three attached flyers with contact information regarding these programs.
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Read about all the exciting things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
We will have an early release day on Wednesday, October 28th.
We are excited to announce that Memorial Park Elementary has partnered with Planet Fundraiser this year!!! This is an easy way to give to our school without doing anything out of your normal routine. It is as simple as
Each time you submit a picture of a receipt, Memorial Park will receive a percentage of your total receipt. Currently, the following local businesses are participating in this program: Marc 1 Car Wash, Milo’s, Son’s Supermarket, Son’s Smokehouse, Lavish Coffee Bar, Lavish Boutique, and the Alabama Power Appliance Center. We are also excited to add new partners in the future.
If you know of a business that would like to participate, please let us know. In the mean time, shop away and submit your receipts. As always, thank you for supporting Memorial Park Elementary.
MPS students will be taking spring pictures on March 9. Bring your best smile!!!!!
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)
The MPS Money Drop is finally here. Our school will be participating in our annual fundraiser the week of February 27 – March 3. This will be a money drop event with daily dress up themes as well as daily money categories.We appreciate your support in this effort!!! We know that our community supports our schools and we thank you for all that you do for our school.
We hope every MPS parent is able to attend orientation next week. We will be covering several very important items for the upcoming year. See you all on Tuesday.
MPS will end our week of MONEY DROP with a school dance on Friday, February 9 from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Since students will be dressed in Black and Gold on Friday, this will be our Black and Gold dance. This event will take place in the MPS gymnasium. We ask that all parents and students enter from the outside gym doors. Admission will be $3.00 for anyone school age and above. Popcorn and drinks will be sold for $1.00 each. Snowbiz will also be here for students to purchase snow cones. We look forward to seeing all students and parents for a fun filled evening!!!
Tuesday, December 19: This will be a full day of school. MPS will be having "Polar Express" day. Students may wear their pajamas as long as they remain in dress code. All students should be sure to bring a jacket as we may experience cold weather during our train ride.
Wednesday, December 20: This will be a half day of school. All Jasper City school buses will run at 11:30. Each classroom will be hosting Christmas parties this day. All Christmas parties will begin at 9:30. Students are allowed to check out with their parent or guardian following the Christmas party.
December 21 - January 3: Christmas Holidays/No School
January 4: All students will return to school.
Please see the links below for the 2017 - 2018 supply lists for Memorial Park Elementary.
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Congratulations to the MPS Tech Team for competing at the West Central Technology Fair today. In 5th grade, Alex W. placed second overall in the Information Technology Test. Connor M., Bradin G., and Gavin K., placed second overall in website design. In 4th grade, Gracie R., Mackayla H., and Karleigh J. placed third overall in multimedia projects. We are so proud of our students as they have worked very hard over the last few months preparing for this completion. MPS would also like to say thank you to Mollie Bradford, Charlie Williams and Kaatje Harrison for being teacher sponsors of our Tech Team. Congratulations to all of our students that competed today.
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.
Jasper City Firefighters Visit MPS
Don’t forget that MPS MONEY DROP is February 5 - 9!!! Our students are excited and looking forward to a fun week of games and prizes!!!
Monday - Students dress in their team color. Students bring in pennies.
Team Red - Williams, Walker, Green, Chesser, Oliver...
Team Yellow - Braddock, Fowler, Kilgore, Channell, Ingle
Team Green - Beasley, Lakey, Moore, Rhodes, Allred
Team Blue - Fleming, Richardson, Harbin, Shearer, Elliott
Tuesday - Crazy Sock and Hat Day. Students bring in nickels.
Wednesday - Students dress in their favorite sports apparel. Students bring in dimes and quarters.
Thursday - Students wear their pajamas. Students bring in their 5 donation letters.
Friday - Students wear Black and Gold. Big Check day!!!
Memorial Park Elementary wishes each student a safe and happy summer. We look forward to seeing each 2nd and 3rd grade student on August 15.
MPS parents don’t forget that Wednesday, March 1 will be a late start day for our students. Doors will open at 10:30 for students to begin entering the building and classes will begin at 11:00. Buses will begin their routes at 10:00 on this day. Grab-N-Go breakfast will be served upon arrival at school and a late lunch will be served for all students.
Delayed start days provide teachers with an opportunity to attend training, return to the classroom to apply what they have learned, and then receive additional training and feedback at the next training session. Thank you for your patience as our teachers become bettered prepared to serve each student.
MPS Fall Festival will be Friday, October 23 from 5:30 to 8:30.
Join the fun..Monday, April 15th
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.
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.
Please see the schedule below for upcoming events at Memorial Park.
• May 22 - 5th grade graduation will begin at 9:00 in the MPS gymnasium. Doors will open at 8:30 for this event. Immediately following this event, Jasper's First United Methodist will be hosting our final portion of the graduation ceremony.
• May 22 - 3rd and 4th grade awards day will begin at 1:00 in the MPS gymnasium.
MPS hosted our second annual Diversity Day today. Students from 2nd – 5th grade performed a variety of music for our school. Mrs. Kaatje Harrison was our guest speaker. Throughout the program, Mrs. Harrison taught our students many words from a variety of languages and spoke to our students about the importance of recognizing each one’s differences. Throughout our school, we have students from a variety of backgrounds and we are very proud of the contributions each student makes to our school culture. MPS would like to say a huge thank you to Monisha Moore, Kaatje Harrison and Sharon Abbott for putting this program together for us.
Attention all MPS 5th grade parents!!!! We need your student’s favorite baby picture for the yearbook! Please turn it in to your teacher in an envelope with your name and teacher name written on the outside of the envelope. We need these no later than February 24 in order to include these in our yearbook. Please understand that these pictures need to be 4 x 6 or smaller and we will be returning these to you after they are used for the yearbook. Thank you for your assistance with this project.
There will be no school on Monday, October 12.
ARE YOU READY??????
April 8th - April 12th
Information sessions at JHS on course selection for next year and opportunities for Dual Enrollment! Don't miss it!
Sight Savers is a nonprofit organization in Alabama that provides FREE school based comprehensive health screenings to Alabama’s school children. This organization will be partnering with our school nurse along with two and four year nursing schools to provide health screenings at no cost to you. The health screenings will be performed by nursing students, under faculty supervision, and are not a diagnosis. If you choose for your student to participate, a parent report letter indicating your child’s screening results will be sent home to you following the screening.
Your child will be bringing home an information and parent consent form in the next few days. If you would like for your student to participate in this screening on February 2, simply fill out this form and return it to your student’s teacher. If you do not want you student to participate, simply check the option that you choose not to participate and return the form to your child's teacher.
MPS K-Kids will kick-off their May service project Monday, May 1st. They are sponsoring "Pennies for Patients" for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. All MPS students will be bringing home a coin collection box on Monday or you may donate online by visiting www.studentseries.org.Friday, May 5th will be Super Hero Day at Memorial Park School as we celebrate cancer survivors. Friday will also be the last day to donate. Thank you in advance for helping MPS K-Kids have a successful May service project!
MPS would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the Jasper Kiwanis club for their support of our school. The members of the Kiwanis club came and provided students in our BUG Club (Bringing Up Grades) with ice cream and a drink today. What a great way to encourage our students to do their best!!! We had 133 students participate in BUG Club today. Thank you Kiwanis of Jasper.
We need your help with pick up/drop off procedures. Please remember that all 2nd grade students will be dropped off/picked up on the natatorium side of the building. All 3rd grade students will be dropped off/picked up on the gym side of our building. If you have a student in each grade, please drop them off on the gym side of our building.
Also, please be aware of our early morning drop off procedures. Students can be dropped off at the front door of the building from 7:00 to 7:30 for early morning entry. After 7:30, all car riders must enter the car line and be dropped off on the natatorium side or the gym side. For safety purposes with our school buses, we cannot have any car riders to be dropped off at the front door past 7:30.
At 8:15, all outside doors are locked. If you are arriving to school later than 8:15, you must park and walk your student in to the front office.
Thank you for your help with this matter.
Jasper City Schools System is happy to announce the 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year from each school.
Pictured from left to right
MPS would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Jasper Main Street for the FREE public library that was placed in front of our school today. This library was placed in honor of our own librarian Mrs. Lisa O'Mary. Anyone who knows Mrs. O'Mary knows that she is always encouraging and instilling a love for reading into our students. Thank you Jasper Main Street and thank you Mrs. O'Mary. Please come by to take a book or leave a book for others to read.
Braden Griffith is making his dreams come true! Braden realizes just how blessed he is and spoke with our 5th graders last Friday about making the right decisions in life so that when the big opportunity come along, you are in the right place and right frame of mind. He expressed you are never too young to make and start reaching your goals. Braden began playing drums his second grade year, entering the MPS talent show. He continued his musical path throughout school, playing in the WHS band. He is currently playing drums for some of Nashville’s top country music stars. He even played at a 2017 Presidential Inauguration event. MPS is very proud of Braden. We wish you much success as you continue your musical career.
MPS Student Council collects Toys for Tots
Congratulations to Mrs. Richardson’s 3rd grade class for having the most students to reach their AR goal for the second nine weeks!!! These students were able to enjoy a pizza and popsicle party along with a little free time today
Memorial Park Elementary would like to wish all of our students and Jasper City Schools family a Happy Thanksgiving. Remember that school will be out from November 20 – 24. We look forward to seeing our students return on Monday, November 27.
Lucy Fields Wins Second Grade APT Young Writers State Contest!
Alabama Public Television is pleased to announce the Alabama winners of the 2017 APT Young Writers Contest! The twelve winners will be honored at a special ceremony at the Alabama Book Festival on Saturday, April 22 at 2:00pm in Montgomery. The name of Lucy's story was The Left Out Fairy. Her story was about a fairy who was different from the other fairies. Two unicorns befriend the left out fairy and then she realizes how special she really is. Congratulations Lucy!
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!
Help us complete our September Service Project!
PTO is currently selling CANDYGRAMS !
K-Kids show leadership with December Service Projects
No school Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. School pictures Tuesday, September 3rd.
Happy 2018! Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
The 2nd grade students at MPS will be hosting their Thanksgiving Play in the classrooms at the following times:
Chesser - Thursday, November 16 at 11:00
Walker - Thursday, November 16 at 1:30
Oliver, Green - Friday, November 17 at 10:45
Channell, Williams, Ingle - Friday, November 17 at 11:15
Braddock, Kilgore, Fowler - Friday, November 17 at 12:30
We hope you are able to come out and enjoy this time with your student!!!!
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for Jasper City Schools will be the week of May 1, 2017.
Students living withing the Jasper city limits should report to T.R. Simmons Elementary School for Pre-K and K registration.
All students living outside the Jasper city limits, but would like to apply to attend a city school, should report to the Jasper City Board of Education at 110 17th Street West between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm during the week of May 1-5, 2017.
In an effort to improve system practices, Memorial Park Elementary School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/5844890. 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.
Third grade students recently completed a unit on animals with a habitat project.
Leaders in Action
MPS students were so excited to experience the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on December 7th at our school. Ms. JoAnne and Ms. Lauren brought many specimens and live organisms for our students to experience. Our students are having a great time learning!!!!
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!!!!!
Third grader Kayley leads the pack in achieving reading goals!
Memorial Park Elementary will be hosting our annual school Sock Hop on February 16 at Swann Gym. Doors will open at 6:00 and admission will be $3.00. All concessions will be $1.00 each. Wear your best poodle skirt or leather jacket and come prepared to dance. We look forward to seeing you there.
Leaders of Learning Chosen!
Gingerbread Houses 2013
Memorial Park Elementary is proud to announce the opening of our new playground. Our students were able to enjoy the playground during their gym time today. We are so thankful for all the parents, students, and staff that have worked hard to make this dream a reality. We look forward to adding to this playground in the future and having an even better place for our students to enjoy the outdoors. MPS would like to say thank you to everyone that has been involved with this project.
Students celebrated the 100th day of school today, January 27th.
2016 – 2017 MPS yearbooks are now on sale. Students will be bringing home an order form today. There are two ways to order:
1. Complete the attached envelope and return it to school before February 22.
2. Order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com with the order number 01741 before February 22.
Mark your calendar now--click here to read all about the fun!
MPS Fourth Graders Tour the Bankhead House
These pumpkins were created by our REACH students. Come see these pumpkins along with others made by our students at our fall festival on Friday, October 27th. Our doors will open at 5:30 to begin the fall festival. Hope to see you there!!!
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.
Ms. Monisha Moore named
2016-2017 Teacher of the Year
Spirit Night will be on Monday, Sept. 14 with some of our downtown restaurants partcipating. Click for more information.
Pictured are the Jasper City Schools Teacher of the Year award winners. Left to right are: Stewart Ochs (Jasper Junior High), Cameron Channell (Memorial Park Elementary), Amy O'Rear (TR Simmons Elementary), Kayla Goetz (Jasper High) and Kaatje Harrison (Maddox Intermediate).
MPS is very proud to have Mrs. Cameron Channell as our Teacher of the Year. Cameron Channell has been a teacher for thirteen years but had no plans to be a teacher. Both of her parents are retired educators, which made her want to do something different. She wanted to be a lawyer or veterinarian, but never a teacher! She went to business school and loved learning. She had always been an avid learner and hard worker, something her older sister took advantage of by repeatedly coercing her to do her math homework throughout her school years. Cameron is thankful for the extra "homework" and all the encouragement she received from her parents and teachers over the years.
As she finished her business degree and entered the real world, she quickly realized she needed a purpose. She wanted more than a desk job, she really wanted to help others! She taught swim lessons for years and always enjoyed working with children. She began to pray about what she really should be doing with her life. She decided to go back to school as a 5th year student at Samford University. Cameron enjoyed visiting and observing classes from a variety of school settings. She fell in love with the excitement of teaching and the joy of experiencing students learn and succeed. She was inspired to help students be their best. Cameron continues to work on creating innovative ways to engage her students. She wants each student to be successful!
Cameron continues to be a life-long learner as she pursues her Ed.D in Educational Leadership. She is on a journey of learning and growing as an educator.
Read about all the GREAT things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
MPS would like to thank the Walker Vikings for allowing our Cheernastic girls to perform at half time of the girls varsity basketball game on January 20th. Our girls had a wonderful time!!!
Pictured above are the grade level winners of the MPS Veterans Day essay contest. These winners will have the opportunity to read their essay at our Veterans Day program on Monday, November 7 at 6:00 in our gym. We want to thank all of our students that submitted an essay in our contest. We would also like to invite everyone out to our program next Monday to honor all those who have served our country.
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade are excited to celebrate Grandparents Day.
2nd Graders perform...
The First Thanksgiving
2017 November/December Superintendent's Newsletter
Mark Your Calendars Now!
1st Grade Parents take a closer look!!!
Enjoy our Dr. Seuss Day Photoshow!
Kindergarteners and First Graders Share in the Feast
Below are some upcoming events for Memorial Park Students. We always want to keep you updated on our activities!!!
December 9 – Kindergarten students will be building gingerbread houses at 12:30. All kindergarten parents are invited to attend.
December 13 – Kids Korale will perform at the “Christmas Concert with Santa”, downtown in front of Lavish at 6:30.
December 15 – Kids Korale will be hosting their annual Christmas concert at Northside Baptist Church beginning at 6:00.
December 19 – This is Polar Express Day at MPS. All students are invited to wear their pajamas today. The train will be here for kindergarten through 3rd grade students to ride.
December 20 – Classroom Christmas parties will begin at 9:30. This will also be a half day of school. Buses will run at 11:30 this day.
December 21 – January 10 Christmas Holidays for Jasper City Schools students. We wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! Students will return to school on January 11.
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.
2015-2016 MPS School Supply Lists
Everyone enjoyed the Retired Teachers' Luncheon!
We wish each student and their family a Happy Thanksgiving. We also want to remind everyone that Jasper City Schools will not be in session November 21 - 25. Please take this time to enjoy all the blessings that you have. We look forward to seeing each student back in school on Monday, November 28.
We hope you are having a great summer!!! We wanted to show you our new Leader in Me mural. We are getting ready for the upcoming school year by doing some remodeling and this mural will be a centerpiece to our Leader in Me theme for the upcoming school year. Enjoy your summer!
National Honor Society Makes Christmas Donations
MPS Fall Fest 2014 will be Friday, November 7th from 5:30 to 8:30.
Support your favorite team by brining in canned food!
Attention Parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders
MPS K-Kids have worked very hard over the last few months to pack 102 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Today our K-Kids officers got to visit the OCC distribution center. Here our students learned about the process of how their boxes would be distributed to kids around the world. Our students also volunteered their time in sorting and packing crates full of shoeboxes. We are so proud of our K-Kids group and their servant leadership in our school.
Thanks Officer Crawford!
Support Your Favorite Team and the MPS PTO!
Join us Friday, February 22nd at the MPS Sock Hop
Third Grade Leaders Give to Backyard Blessings
Congratulations to these November Academic Leaders!
MPS students dressed up for Halloween as a part of Red Ribbon Week. Say "Boo" to Drugs!
4th Graders Complete Animal Study Unit
MPS will Sharpen the Saw on May 8th at our annual NEON NIGHTS!
MPS Salutes Our Veterans!
Read to find out how you can win your very own Six Flags Over Georgia ticket!!
Thanks to the Birmingham International Center for making this event possible.
Sending Love and Support to the city of Boston and all Boston Marathon Runners
Friday, October 21 will be the night that MPS students and faculty lead the spirit line as the Walker Vikings take the field against Minor. Each student will be receiving an armband at school this day. As long as students have their armband on, they will be admitted to the football game for free. Students will be called to the field before the game to take part in the spirit line. After the spirit line is over, students will return to you in the stands. Please make sure that you are there to receive your student when they come off the field. We hope each of you are able to come out and support the Vikings as they play their final, regular season, home game. GO VIKES!!!!
National Elementary Honor Society Partners With North Highland
Sunday, October 2nd was National Custodial Appreciation Day. Memorial Park would like to thank Ray Clark, Stanley Woods and Brian Tidwell for their service to the students at MPS. These guys are always ready to serve in any capacity and each of them display genuine compassion for our students.
Third Graders Use the 7 Habits for MPS!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students Honor Our Veterans
Warehouse 319 will be hosting a spirit night for Memorial Park Elementary on Monday, October 3rd. If you are in need of a great meal and would like to support our school, please stop by and eat dinner with us. Warehouse 319 will donate a portion of all proceeds made between the hours of 5:00 and 10:00 to our school. Thank you so much for supporting our local businesses and our schools.
2nd Grade Annual Butterfly Release
4th graders enjoy a special presentation about Cherokee Indians in Alabama
September Service Project:
Operation Christmas Child
MPS K-Kids will be collecting items to fill shoeboxes that will be sent around the world to children less fortunate than us. We will pack the boxes at our November meeting. Items may be donated throughout the month of September. There will be collection boxes outside the lunchroom.
Sample Shopping List:
Tooth-brushes & toothpaste, bars of soap & washcloths, combs/brushes, underwear, t-shirts, socks, hats, caps, hair-bows, head bands, pony tail holders, sunglasses
School supplies: crayons, markers, pencils & sharpener or mechanical pencils, small writing tablet or note pads
Small stuffed animal or doll, small toy(balls, cars, etc.), flashlights & batteries
Do NOT send: any liquids, food items, war related items
Send as many or as few items as you wish. Our K-Kids packed 60 boxes last year. Let’s SYNERGIZE and make this project a huge success!
Everyone loved playing minature putt-putt in PE this week!
The Herman Moore LAMP Award of Exceptional Service is awarded annually by the Alabama Library Expo to librarians and library media specialists who have rendered outstanding and exceptional service to their patrons, schools, and communities over an extended period of time. I am happy to announce that Lisa O'Mary received this award today at the Alabama Library Expo. It is well deserved, and we are so proud Lisa is a part of the Memorial Park Elementary family!!!
We are proud to announce that Mrs. O'Mary is our teacher of the year!
MPS has had our first count of box tops for the school year. We are mailing off a total of 3,584 box tops for a total of $358.40 that will benefit our school. Our monthly class winners are:
K - Ms. Sawyer
1st - Ms. Norris
2nd - Ms. Ingle
3rd - Ms. Moore
4th - Ms. Sudberry
5th - Mr. Williams
Thank you so much for your support of our school and continue to clip those box tops!!!
Open House for 2015-2016 Kindergarteners!!
Start Collecting labels today to help our school!
Pre-K gets to explore Officer Crawford's SUV.
MPS students synergized and exceeded our goal of $2,000 on Tuesday. As a reward, Mrs. Rigsby and Mrs. ReNae got a pie in the face. Lets begin with end in mind and bring in those donations to help improve our gym.
School Supply Lists for the 2016-2017 School Year
MPS practiced Habit 3: Put First Things First and Celebrated the Birthday of Dr. Suess!
The National Theme for Fire Prevention Week this year is "Smoke Alarms Save Lives. Test Yours Every Month."
Some of our FAVORITE book characters stopped by MPS on Thursday!
MPS inducted thirty-five fifth grades students into the National Elementary Honor Society this morning!
Proactive second grade students go the extra mile with creative book report projects!
Former MPS student shares her platform!
A Huge THANK YOU to the team from Northside Baptist who helped clean up our Environmental Center.
At the Jasper City Board of Education regularly monthly meeting on September 23, 2013, Dr. Ann Jackson, MPS principal, presented the 2013-2014 Continuous Improvement Plan for Memorial Park Elementary.
Mrs. Norris and her First Graders Travel the USA
Jasper City Board of Education approved the District 2016-17 School Calendar March,18th 2016.
Our 2nd Annual Color-Splash Dash is March 2nd-6th!
10 students from MPS attend AMEA Festival at Samford University
Hope to see you today--September 24th!!
News You Can Use!
How many candles should be on Theodor Geisel's birthday cake??
Mrs. Lisa O'Mary
Check out these 6 MPS leaders!!
Mark your calendar now!
January is Board of Education Appreciation Month
Everyone thinks it is a blast to eat at the MPS Cafe!
K-Kid Members and Parents Please Read!
K-Kids officers receive check for $42 from the Annual Pancake Breakfast.
This project was a hit!!!
Check-out the amazing elves our students created to promote the Book Fair!
Mrs. Norris's 1st Grade Class is the winner of the September Box Top Contest!
All good things must come to an end........
Read all about the latest first grade field trip.
Check out the classroom shopping schedule.
Check out the article in the Daily Mountain Eagle featuring our very own Mr. Rigsby
Click here to watch our PROACTIVE video.
Cole K. Is the winner of the MPS Spelling Bee!
Park Pride peformed for the student body today!
First Annual Color Splash Dash a Huge Success for MPS
Check out our Leaders of Reading!
K-Kids members collected money for UNICEF!
MPS students, parents, and faculty met this morning for our annual "See You at the Pole" prayer
Memorial Park School SGA Officers have been announced.
Mrs. Oliver's 2nd Graders Learned Many Facts About the USA
SGA Elections are today!
We are so proud of Miss Lynn!
Alabama Power Company Demonstrates Electrical Safety Practices
Students chosen for their outstanding leadership!
K-Kids donate to Excellence in Education Fund.
Be Proactive and Make Your Plans to Attend Today!
Mrs. Fields and Mrs. Pass Presenting Data Notebooks at Leader in Me Symposium
We are proud of our MPS digital natives!
Calling all GRANDPARENTS to visit MPS for a special day honoring you!
MPS Welcomes American Idol Contestant CJ Harris!
K-Kids partner with Kiwanis Club for Service Project
MPS After-School Cheer-nastics Preforms at WHS Half-Time
MPS Orientation Times and Fee Schedule
Dr. Jackson on the Roof singing and dancing to "What Does the Fox Say?"
Our hearts and thoughts are with you Boston!
Kindergarten Classes Have Fun With 100th Day Activities!!
Four MPS students win in local writing contest.
MPS Leaders in Disguise
Check Out Our Second Graders Thanksgiving Celebration!
Mrs. Flanary's First Graders Practice Habit #5--Seek First To Understand, Then Be Understood!
K-Kids lends a helping hand to Humane Society!
Pictures from our Color Splash Dash Reward Rally
Student Council Leads Service Project with Canned Food Drive
Click here to read all about our amazing tech team!
Congratulations to Benjamin and Chrstian--Chess Champs!
Six Flags Rewards Reader Leaders
Click here to see our April members in the Student of Month Club!
Mark your calendar now....May 10th !!!
MPS Students Enjoy Swim Day
K-Kids Team with Kiwanis for Book Service Project
Third and Fourth Graders Begin With the End in Mind!!
We are super excited about the new 78 Magazine School Edition!
Click here to view our March Student of the Month Leaders!
Check out all the fun activities from Dr. Seuss Day at MPS!!
4th Graders Create Special Keepsakes