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Check out our First Semester Highlights! Little Vikes First Semester

Our little Vikes had a lot of great learning experiences first semester.

Crisis Go - A Safe Environment Tool go logo

The Jasper City School System has implemented  a new program, Crisis Go, to help ensure a safe environment for all students. 

JCS Superintendent Newsletter- Winter, 2018 winter

Read about the GREAT things going on in the Jasper City Schools! 

JHS Viking Band Wins Class 5A State Championship band

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.

Read, Bama, Read readbamaread

TRS welcomed Big AL and Dana Duckworth, The University of Alabama head gymnastics coach, to kick off our participation in Read, Bama, Read.

STEM Lab: Now Open! STEM Lab

TRS is excited about our newest learning space, our STEM Lab!

October Students of the Month October Students of the Month

These little Vikes exemplify the Little Viking Way! They show kindness, respect, and are learners each day.

Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week 2018

Red Ribbon Week (Drug Awareness Week) is October 29-November 2. We will have a theme each day.

T.R. Simmons Recognizes our Teacher of the Year Mrs. Lay TOY

T.R. Simmons is proud to recognize Missy Lay as our Teacher of the Year.

Kind Vikes Club Kind Vikes Club

Kind Vikes Club made special cards for special friends!

Wal-Mart School Supply Donation Wal-Mart Supply Donation

TRS says Thank you to our Wal-Mart store for donating many needed supplies.

September Students of the Month Sept student of the month

The following students were recognized as the September Students of the months. These students exhibit the Little Viking Way each day!

City's Paving Project Begins October 4th road work

The City of Jasper will begin a paving project that will affect Alabama Avenue and traffic flow. 

The Viking View - Fall 2018 Edition snip

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!

TRS Receives Dollar General Literacy Grant DG Literacy Grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded T.R. Simmons Elementary School a $4000.00 grant to support youth literacy.

TRS Recognized for Top Fundraising Trotter Wins AHA Award

Mrs. Trotter was recently recognized for leading T.R. Simmons to be the 7th highest fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

ReMax Shows Students the Sky is the Limit! ReMax Hot Air Balloon

Students and faculty members enjoyed seeing the ReMax Hot Air Balloon today!

Viking Football Players Visit T.R.S. Viking Football Greeters

We were excited to see our Senior Viking Leaders in our carline!

Milo's Students of the Month-August August Students of the Month

Students of the month enjoyed a meal at Milo's!

Jasper City Schools Athletic Event "Bag Check Procedure" Viking

Effective August 1, 2018, Jasper City Schools will be implementing a "Bag Check Procedure" for all individuals gaining access to all home athletic events.  

Data Dive! K Data Meeting

Kindergarten and first grade teams regularly participate in data meetings throughout the year. Data meetings help teachers to focus on students' needs and adjust instruction to meet those needs.

Kindergarten Curriculum Night Kindergarten Curriculum Night

Kindergarten teachers collaborated with parents to share important academic expectations and developmentally appropriate practices.

First Grade Curriculum Night First Grade Curriculum Night

First grade hosted a curriculum night. All things first grade were discussed!

HIPPY - Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Available! hhippy

The Walker County HIPPY, a program of First Teacher’s and Jasper Area Family Services Center is excited to offer all parents/guardians of preschool children ages 3 and 4  the opportunity to prepare their children for success in school and beyond!  The program is absolutely free!

A Great First Day! First Day of School 2018

All of our Little Vikes had a great first day!

We Love Milo's! Milo's breakfast

Milo's provided our faculty and staff with a yummy breakfast!

Back to School Breakfast and Baskets! PIT baskets

The parent involvement team provided a wonderful welcome back breakfast and school baskets for our teachers.

Parent Orientation Parent Orientation

Parent orientation will be on Tuesday, August 7.

Thank you to our Painting Partners! Painting Volunteers

Volunteers from Jasper's First Baptist Church contributed time and supplies to help paint our hallway!

Thank you, ReMax ReMax Volunteers

ReMax volunteers help with iPad cases.

Kindergarten Camp at T.R. Simmons School K camp

Our upcoming Kindergarten students have had a great week so far at our first year of Kindergarten Camp! 
Check out all of the fun and exciting activities the students are engaged in. 

2018-2019 School Supplies School Supplies

Read more to find out about school supplies for pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.

Book bag/Backpack Information for JCS Students viking

Students may use the see-through varieties of book bags/backpacks during the 2018-2019 school year.  Please read more for appropriate examples.

2018-2019 Parent-Student Handbook handbook

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 Viking View - JCS Superintendent's Newsletter "2018 Summer Edition" 1 page

Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools! 

Celebrate a Great Year with our Students end of year

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 22nd at T.R. Simmons.

Kindergarten Camp - K-AMP This Summer! kamp

The Jasper City School System is offering a Kindergarten Summer Camp to ENERGIZE our incoming kindergarten students!

JHS TENNIS TEAM - STATE 6-A CHAMPS! tennis

Congratulations to the Jasper High School Boys Tennis Team for being the AHSAA 6-A State Tennis Champions!  

Simmons at Sunset, Presented by Carl Cannon - Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC simmons at sunset

Friday, May 4th is set for the sixth annual Simmons at Sunset, Presented by Carl Cannon.

21st Century Questionnaire survey

21st Century Questionnaire

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter - April/May 2018 snip

Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!

Olympic Track and Field Day a HUGE Success! special

There were plenty of smiles at Tuesday’s annual Olympic Track and Field Day sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Jasper.

Reminder to JHS Students - Scholarship Application Deadline this Friday! Bevill

Bevill State Community College has some GREAT scholarships available for high school students.  Check out the information and application deadlines!

 
Jasper High Open House - Learn about Courses & Dual Enrollment -March 8th open house

Information sessions at JHS on course selection for next year and opportunities for Dual Enrollment!  Don't miss it!

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Opens March 12th Get on board

Little Vikes, are you ready to get on board?

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter - February/March 2018 news

Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!

Jasper City Schools Receive Report Card Grade Report Card

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 survey

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.   

TRS Parents Host Winter Wonderland Dance Dance Flyer

Elementary students will enjoy cool activities at our Winter Wonderland Dance. 

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter - January 2018 JANUARY 2018

Happy 2018! Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!

Dual Enrollment Classes Offered on the Jasper High School Campus bevill

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)

2017-2018 Teachers of the Year Recognized TofY

Jasper City Schools System is happy to announce the 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year from each school.

Pictured from left to right

  • Stewart Ochs - Jasper Jr. High
  • Cammie Channell - Memorial Park
  • Amy O'Rear - T.R. Simmons -- ELEMENTARY DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR
  • Kayla Goetz - Jasper High -- SECONDARY DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR
  • Kaatje Harrison - Maddox Intermediate


 

MPS accepts the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award Blue Ribbon

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!!!!!

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter - November/December 2017 jpeg
Student-Led Conferences Empower Students Student-Led Conference in Action

Students are empowered to own their personal learning through student-led conferences. 

Mrs. Jones' Students Fill Buckets Bucket Fillers

Are you a bucket-filler?

JHS Football Players Assist JCS Elementary Students pic

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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!

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JCS Superintendent's Newsletter - October, 2017 news

Read about all the GREAT things going on in the Jasper City Schools! 

Memorial Park Elementary School Earns National Recognition as a Blue Ribbon School! blue

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 Class esl

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.

 

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter - Back to School 2017 news

Read about all the great things going on in the JCS schools in the Back to School Issue of the Superintendent's Newsletter.

HIPPY Program Available to Parents in Jasper! hippy

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 Welcomes Back Faculty Members This Week! mm

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. 

Bart Reeves named Principal of Jasper High School Bart

The Jasper City Board of Education recently named Dr. Reeves the Principal of Jasper High School for the 2017-2018 school year. 

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- Summer, 2017 summer

The Jasper City School System had numerous accomplishments during the 2016-2017 school year.  Read about all the great things happening in our schools!

State ACTE Technology Competition wjs

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!

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- May, 2017 MAY

Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!

North Highland School's Annual Easter Egg Hunt pic Easter

A "Hoppin" Good Time!   Students at North Highland School enjoyed an Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Jasper Pilot Club. 

JCS Students Plan to "Knock Out" the ACT Aspire! marc

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!

Mr. Tommy Hobson - A Special Leader Remembered tommy hobson

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.

Lady Viking's Softball Field Dedication softball girls

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

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018 TRS Registration

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.

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- March, 2017 march

Read about all the exciting things going on in the Jasper City Schools!

Black History Month Celebrated in Jasper City Schools evie

During the month of February, students in the Jasper City Schools participated in a variety of programs and activities to celebrate Black History Month. 

JCS Students Made a BIG Showing at the Regional Technology Team Fair! tech team

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. 

Mr. Terry Smith Named Interim Principal at Walker High terry

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. 

Walker's Encore Showchoir - Grand Champions! encore

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!

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- February, 2017 FEB.

Please read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools! 

BEST STUDENTS - BEST TEACHERS - BEST PARENTS & COMMUNITY!

100 Days of School! pic

Students celebrated the 100th day of school today, January 27th. 

Jasper City Schools' Spelling Bee Winners spelling

Congratulations to the students who competed today in the Jasper City Schools and Walker County Schools' Speilling Bee.

School Board Appreciation Month board

The administration, faculty, and staff of the Jasper City Schools salute the board members for their leadership and service to the Jasper City Schools.

Jasper City School System Ranks #4 in Alabama RANK

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. 

Great Start at Jasper High School! PIC

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. 

A - F State Report Card a-f

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.

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- December, 2016 Dec snip

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.

Congratulations to the JCS Teachers of the Year TOY

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! 

Carl Cannon & Basketball Begin Groundbreaking Partnership basketball

The Viking Basketball program just received a tremendous vote of confidence from a very familiar source. Carl Cannon Chevrolet has been serving customers in Jasper, Alabama for decades, and has become synonymous with community, hard work, dedication, and a high quality product.  These are the same qualities that Coaches Robert Epps and Anna Barnett are instilling in our basketball programs.

Can Tabs for Children's Hospital Rowland and Banks

Mrs. Rowland and Lilly Banks need help collecting can tabs for Children’s Hospital. So, we are going to have a school-wide contest.

Jasper City Schools' Annual Report - Highlights of 2015-2016 JCS LOGO

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!

National School Bus Safety Week 2016 School Bus Safety Week 2016

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 TipsSchool Bus Safety Tips for Everyone brochures will be sent home this week.

No School on Monday, October 10th Columbus Day

Jasper City Schools will not be in session on Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day. 

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- October, 2016 october snip

The JCS Superintendent's Newsletter highlights our great schools and great students! 

JCS AWARDED 21st CENTURY GRANT JCS AWARDED 21st CENTURY FOR THREE MORE YEARS!

Jasper City Schools granted the 21st Century Grant for 3 more years!

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- September, 2016 JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- September, 2016

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! 

Jasper City Schools' Mini-Mega 2016 Jasper City Schools' Mini-Mega 2016

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

 

Superintendent's Newsletter - Summer, 2016 Superintendent's Newsletter - Summer, 2016

Please read about some of the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools in the Summer Edition of the Superintendent's Newsletter. 

T.R. Simmons Elementary School - Parent Survey T.R. Simmons Elementary School - Parent Survey

Parent input is vital to the success of school programs!  Please read more and complete the Parent Survey.

K-Kids Helps Local Animal Shelter K-Kids Helps Local Animal Shelter

TRS's K-Kids collected food and supplies for the City of Jasper Animal Shelter.

Superintendent's Newsletter - April/May 2016 Superintendent's Newsletter - April/May 2016

Jasper City Schools:  Future Focused - Tradition Rich!

Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!

Yearbook Pre-Order Still Possible Pop Tab Pandemonium

The pre-order for yearbooks isn’t over!!! The online store had to close because our books have been sent off to be printed, though if you still want one of the little over a hundred books left you can pay the school.

Pop Tab Pandemonium Pop Tab Pandemonium

"CAN" you help us? We need to "PULL" together and help others! 

Jasper City School 2016-17 Calendar Jasper City School 2016-17 Calendar

Jasper City Board of Education approved the District 2016-17 School Calendar March,18th 2016.

 

Tuesday Spirit Night at Zaxby's Tuesday Spirit Night at Zaxby's

Tonight is our Tuesday Spirit Night at Zaxby's. A portion of all proceeds from today's purchases will benefit our school. Thank you for supporting our school through your support of a locally owned business.

T.R. Simmons School Supply List T.R. Simmons School Supply List

This year TRS has decided not to post a school supply list as in years past. At the start of school each student will have the opportunity to a $40 fee for supplies. 

A & A/B Honor Roll Recognition A & A/B Honor Roll Recognition

Students from each of the nine weeks whose grades fell in the A/B to striaght A category were recognized this morning during the assembly. 

May Students of the Month May Students of the Month

The students who showed exemplary leadership skills for the month of May are:

April and May's Teachers of the Month Come As No Surprise April and May's Teachers of the Month Come As No Surprise

April and May's Teachers may come as no surprise, but they are all the more deserving. Mrs. Cindy Matthews (April) and Mrs. Lynn Thomas (May) are two amazingly dedicated teachers that will be retiring from the profession at the end of this week.

David Baradell Places 3rd in Local Chess Tournament David Baradell Places 3rd in Local Chess Tournament

In the recent Chess tournament, TRS’s own David Baradell finished 3rd place overall. David is a third grader from Mrs. Roberts’ class. Mrs. Roberts, Mr. McGraw, and all of T.R. Simmons is proud of his achievement and look forward to many more great finishes from him in this thinking man’s game. 

Playground Dedication Playground Dedication

On April 26th, 2015 the playground that many people worked to build was dedicated in honor of two great teachers we lost, Ms. Jennifer Hyche and Mrs. Yolanda Bennett. 

COUNSELING PROGRAM - T.R. SIMMONS PARENT SURVEY COUNSELING PROGRAM - T.R. SIMMONS PARENT SURVEY

T.R. Simmons Parents -  Please complete the School Counseling Program Survey by April 30th.  Your input is very important to us!
 

Parent's Night Parent's Night

T.R. Simmons, a Leader in Me school, would like to invite our parents to Parent's Night. Parent's Night will take place Tuesday, April 20th starting at 5:30 PM.

Pat Nelson Encourages Students to Record History Pat Nelson Encourages Students to Record History

Local attorney, Pat Nelson, spoke to the third through fifth grade students to encourage them to record the history of Walker County.

The Chen Dance Troop Performs at TRS The Chen Dance Troop Performs at TRS

Check out some of the photos from the  Birmingham International Center’s Spotlight on China program with the Chen Dance Troop.

UPDATE: Eight Strokes & the Moving Word Coming to TRS Eight Strokes & the Moving Word Coming to TRS

T.R. Simmons Elementary School is proud to welcome the Birmingham International Center’s Spotlight on China program.  

The Book Fair is Coming - Though You Can Shop Now! The Book Fair is Coming - Though You Can Shop Now!

The Book Fair may not officially kick off in the school until April 17th, but you can go to our online fair and shop now!

Spring 2015 Parent Survey Spring 2015 Parent Survey

Parents, we need your help!  It is time for our annual survey for each school.

Jump Rope for Heart 2015 Jump Rope for Heart 2015

T.R. Simmons has just completed our 34th year of Jump Rope for Heart. We exceeded our goal of $4,250.00 and raised $5,541.39.

TRS Heritage Panel Recognized by WBRC TRS Heritage Panel Recognized by WBRC

Fox WBRC was kind enough to come to T.R. Simmons and learn a little more about our inaugural Heritage Panel.

Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's Birthday Came To TRS Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's Birthday Came To TRS

T.R. Simmons was honored to have guest readers come into the school to read to different classes in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America.

Our Black History Month Program Our Black History Month Program

T.R. Simmons' Leaders participated in a beautiful Black History Month program where the focus was music.

Black History Program: Friday, February 27, 2015 Black History Program: Friday, February 27, 2015

On behalf of the T.R. Simmons Elementary School’s faculty and students, I would like to cordially invite you all to attend our Black History Program on Friday, February 27, 2015. The program will begin at 9:00 AM in our school gymnasium. 

Peacemakers Visit Pen-pals From Ridgeview Nursing Home Peacemakers Visit Pen-pals From Ridgeview Nursing Home

During the month of February, the TRS Peacemakers Club had the opportunity to visit our pen-pals at Ridgeview Nursing Home and celebrate Valentine's Day with them. We gave all the residents in the nursing home a rose and we played bingo with our pen-pals.  

Career Education: Beginning with the End in Mind Career Education: Beginning with the End in Mind

During the month of February, we have been learning about careers during guidance. We have been learning about the importance of Habit #2: Begin with the End in Mind. Several parents have come to talk to different classes about their careers.  

Cupcakes with the Counselor Cupcakes with the Counselor

On Feb. 13,  dads and granddads of our 3rd graders were invited to come celebrate them and the important role that they play in their children and grandchildren's lives.  After Rev. Bobbitt had the opportunity to speak to the dads and granddads, the students were then invited to join us and make a craft with their parent.  

Leaders in Science: REACH Students Dissect Squid Leaders in Science: REACH Students Dissect Squid

How does one become a leader in the field of science? Well they likely have a strong background as a child. TRS's REACH students recently participated in the dissection of squids. Watch the video to learn more.

TRS Teacher of the Year Recognized by Superintendent TRS Teacher of the Year Recognized by Superintendent

Our own Cathy Jones, T. R. Simmons' Teacher of the Year, was recently recognized by Jasper City Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson.

A Message from Mr. Allen on ACT Aspire A Message from Mr. Allen on ACT Aspire
Dear Parents:
 
The release of the 2013-2014 test scores garnered much media attention over the last few weeks.  Comparatively advanced, the ACT Aspire requires more from our students in terms of their understanding.
December's Teacher of the Month December's Teacher of the Month

By her use of technology and always being there to help out her fellow teacher, December's Teacher of the Month is...

December's Students of the Month December's Students of the Month

On January 23rd, The December Students' of the Month were announced.

Simmons at Sunset Will Return Simmons at Sunset Will Return

The 3rd Annual Simmons at Sunset is a go!

NEHS Fund Rasier NEHS Fund Rasier

T.R. Simmons National Elementary Honor Society will be hosting an Angel Tree Fund Raiser.

Teacher of the Month: October Ed. Teacher of the Month: October Ed.

The teacher of the month decision for the month of October added in a new wrinkle in the choosing process... children's write-in explanations on why their teacher should be chosen.

Student Leaders of the Month - October Ed. Student Leaders of the Month - October Ed.

With the passing of another month means the recognition of more of our excellent student leaders.

A Sneak Peek at the New Playground A Sneak Peek at the New Playground

Thanks to all the help of our TRS Families and School Supporters, the dream of the new playground has come true.

Student Leaders of the Month - September Ed. Student Leaders of the Month - September Ed.

In a world where hard work and selflessness are things that are too often over looked, T.R. Simmons is working towards cultivating a culture full of promising leaders. With that in mind, each month TRS will be recognizing students in kindergarten through fifth grade for showing excellence in using the "7 Habits" both inside the classroom and out. For the month of September, these are our recipients of the Student Leader of the Month award (photographed from right to left):

Kindergarten: Undrae Dickerson

1st Grade: Catalina Perez

2nd Grade: Carter Reed

3rd Grade: Vicente Hernandez

4th Grade: Liz Martinez

5th Grade: Tyler Hagy

Teacher of the Year: Cathy Jones Teacher of the Year: Cathy Jones

When there can be only one teacher chosen to represent an entire school, you tend to lead with your best and brightest leader. This year T.R. Simmons may have out done itself.

Teacher of the Month Recognized Teacher of the Month Recognized

Striving to be in an ever improving approach to leadership in the school, this year TRS will be honoring a teacher a month for her or his excellent work in and out of the classroom setting.

Billie Seals Visits 5th Grade Billie Seals Visits 5th Grade

A leader in our community, Billie Seals, graced our library today to meet with this year's fifth grade.

Hispanic Heritage Day A Hit Hispanic Heritage Day A Hit

On September 30th, T.R. Simmons celebrated Hispanic Heritage Day. In honor of this occasion here is one of our Fourth Grade Leaders, Catarino, who volunteered to give the keynote speech at the end of the day's events.

Positively Proactive Pupils Positively Proactive Pupils

Parents and Guardians alike, we are starting a new program here at TRS called Positively Proactive Pupils! What makes a Positively Proactive Pupil you may ask?

Innisbrook Super Incentives Innisbrook Super Incentives

TRS is synergizing with Innisbrook by adding some additional prizes to the already great things available for our sellers. Just take a look at the form to view the prizes and how to earn them.

Fall Picture Day Sept. 3rd Fall Picture Day Sept. 3rd

Get your best smile ready because Fall Picture Day will be Wednesday, September 3rd. 

Be a Superhero for TRS with Innisbrook Be a Superhero for TRS with Innisbrook

TRS citizens it appears that the time is upon us. Innisbrook catalogs have arrived and we need you to be our superheroes.

Grade Level Supply Lists Grade Level Supply Lists

Here are the supply lists for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year by grade level.

Sound of Simmons Rocked Gamble Park Sound of Simmons Rocked Gamble Park

Sound of Simmons took their Disney inspired musical on the road to Gamble Park to play for the public.

K-Kids Recognized for Their Hard Work K-Kids Recognized for Their Hard Work

K-Kids was recently recognized for some of the hard work they have done this school year.

Awards' Day May 21st Awards' Day May 21st

Awards' Day for Grades 1st through 4th will be May 21st.

Simmons at Sunset 2014 Simmons at Sunset 2014

May 2nd is the big day!

¡Book Fair Fiesta! ¡Book Fair Fiesta!

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.

UPDATED: Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration

UPDATED: 03/12/2014

T.R. Simmons and the rest of the Jasper City School System will be conducting Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration beginning at the start of April.

K-Kids Selling Pancake Tickets K-Kids Selling Pancake Tickets

The K-Kids will be selling pancake tickets for the Kiwanis Pancake Day that take place on February 22.

TRS Spelling Bee Champion Found TRS Spelling Bee Champion Found

On January 10th, sixteen excellent spellers entered the academic arena known as the Spelling Bee.

The Jasper City School Board: Neighbors Helping Neighbors The Jasper City School Board: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

This January is Alabama's 21st Annual School Board Member Recognition Month, so there is no better time to thank the members of the board that supports T.R. Simmons.

A Note from Dr. Snow A Note from Dr. Snow

Dear TRS Families:

This school year is moving along quickly and when we are able to stop and take a moment to reflect, I realize how deeply thankful I am for the collective talent and energy of our students and staff.

Working to Keep Kids Warm Working to Keep Kids Warm

During this time of extremely cold weather, it's nice to have partners in the community.

Tyra Beaird Named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Jasper City Tyra Beaird Named Elementary Teacher

5th Grade's own Mrs. Tyra Beaird has been named Elementary School Teacher of the Year for the Jasper City School System.

Tis the Season ... Tis the Season

TRS Clubs SGA, K-Kids, and Sound of Simmons have decided to give back this holiday season.

TRS Student Designs Local Hospital Christmas Card TRS Student Designs Local Hospital Christmas Card

Fourth grade student Hadlee Freeman has had her design chosen to be the cover of the Walker Baptist Medical Center Christmas card.

The SGA of TRS Donates to Philippine Typhoon Victims he SGA of TRS Donates to Philippine Typhoon Victims

The SGA of T.R. Simmons Elementary held a fundraiser to raise money for the typhoon victims in the Philippines.

Mrs. Matthews' Class Shows Sharing is Caring Mrs. Matthews' Class Shows Sharing is Caring

Mrs. Matthews' 1st Grade Class took on the challenge of not just one service project before Thanksgiving, but TWO.

Giovanna Lopez, Multiplication Master Giovanna Lopez, Multiplication Master

Giovanna Lopez, 3rd Grader, is the first in her entire grade level to master all of her multiplication facts!

Meg Kilgore, It's All Chess to Her Meg Kilgore, It's All Chess to Her

We are proud to announce that Meg Kilgore, 5th Grader, placed 3rd in the Jasper City Schools Chess Open.

Lunch on 11/26/2013: Pizza Lunch

Parents and students, 
    There will be a change to the lunch menu for 11/26/2013. Instead of chicken nuggets we will be serving pizza.

Safety Patrol Induction Safety Patrol Induction

On Tuesday, November 12, the 2013-2014 Safety Patrol officers were officially sworn in.

Mrs. Bennett's Balloon Release Mrs. Bennett's Balloon Release

A balloon release was held on November 8, 2013 in honor of Mrs. Yolanda Bennett. Dr. Robert Sparkman, Superintendent of Jasper City School was kind enough to be our speaker this day.

In Loving Memory... In Loving Memory...
Yolanda Bennett
Support Team Lane Support Team Lane
Want to help out the Lane Clark Family by being a part of Team Lane and look fashionable at the same time… well we are here to help.
Veteran's Day Program Veteran's Day Program
TR Simmons School is proud to present a Veterans Day Salute.
Be a Champion and Read Be a Champion and Read
TR is particpating in the 3rd annual AEA "Be a Champion and Read" contest.
Homecoming & Habits!
Members of the Walker Viking Band stopped by to give the TR faithful a proper homecoming pep rally, while Coach Brunner brought the senior Viking football players to speak on The 7 Habits.
Jim 'N Nick's Newest Adopt-A-School Partner JCS
We are proud to announce that Jim 'N Nick's of Jasper has chosen TRS as its latest Adopt-A-School partner. We at TRS are so honored to have this company as our partner. We hope all the TRS Families will go out to support and thank Jim 'N Nick's for this opportunity.
Dr. Bice Tours TRS Dr. Bice Tours TRS
On Oct. 3rd State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice came to TRS for a meeting with Sen. Greg Reed and a tour of the school. Our Leaders were ready to welcome our guest.
TRS Spelling Bee TRS Spelling Bee
If you are in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade and would like to participate in the school spelling bee, please see Mrs. Nix to sign up. The cost will be $3.00.
Spirit Night: Los Reyes Spirit Night: Los Reyes
T.R. Simmons 1st Spirit Night of the year will be held Tuesday, October 1st from 4 until 8 p.m. at Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant. Come out and eat some great food while you help raise money for our school.
Innisbrook Winners Announced JCS

And the winners are...

Early Release Day - Wednesday 18th Early Release Day

Just a reminder parents, Wednesday September 18 is an Early Release Day. School will be dismissed at one o'clock. Buses will also run at this time. Parents please make sure your child knows where they are going one tomorrow.

Innisbrook Waddling to a Door Near You Innisbrook Waddling to a Door Near You

Innisbrook sales are in full effect. As you can see we are staying cool this year by being in a penguin frame of mind. You have till September 20th to get your orders in. So parents, students, and friends of TRS get out there and sale that Innisbrook merchandise.

The YETI Cooler Has A New Owner The YETI Cooler Has A New Owner

The YETI Cooler has a new owner...

and it is Christy Rowe!

Here you can see acting SGA President Lily Kilgore drawing the name from the cooler this past Saturday at Black Rock Bistro.

Lockdown Drill Lockdown Drill

We are so thankful for the active participation of the Jasper Police Department during our lockdown drill today.  Our teachers and students did a fantastic job.  Dr. Snow is so proud of everyone.  Way to "Begin with the End in Mind" everyone!

Black Rock Raffling Yeti for TRS Black Rock Raffling Yeti for TRS

Black Rock Bistro is selling raffle tickets to raise money for our school.  Owners Greg and Lindsey Kilgore purchased a Yeti cooler, valued around $400.  The raffle tickets cost $1.

McGraw Hill Professional Development

McGraw Hill Professional Development -  Technology Session

School Supply Lists School Supplies

Being a fan of "Beginning with the End in Mind", we proudly present the 2013-2014 supply lists.  

Year in Review: 5th Grade Goes to Moundville Year in Review

With the end of another school year upon us, those of us here at TRS thought it would be nice to take a look back at this year's LEADERS. We start with 5th Grade's trip to Moundville.

Simmons at Sunset Website Simmons at Sunset Website

Simmons at Sunset 5K & Fun Run event has its own website now.

Simmons at Sunset Simmons at Sunset

Are you a 5K fanatic? Is a scenic walk your idea of a relaxing time? Or are you just of the mind set that I want to help out the students of TRS? Well do we have the event for you...

• iPad Meeting • iPad Meeting

ATTENTION PARENTS of 3rd - 4th - 5th Grade Students

Please attend an informational iPad meeting on Thursday, February 21st, at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

Pete Wiley Uses Guitars and Technology to Teach Habit 2 Pete Wiley

There is a LEADER among us. Maddox Middle School’s own Pete Wiley, brother to TRS’s Tom Wiley, stopped by the Breakfast Club to speak on Habit 2.

Black Rock Giving Back JCS
T.R. Simmons would like to thank Black Rock Bistro for being a great example...
Pre-order Yearbooks Now JCS
The time to pre-order your 2012-2013 yearbooks has arrived. We are offering a special $5 off deal through December 21st, making your price $30. When we return from Christmas break the price for yearbooks goes up to $35. So get yours ordered today.
Leaders Run for Fun Leaders Run for Fun
T.R. Students and Teachers take part in community events showing their continued leadership commitment.
PARENT SURVEY PARENT SURVEY
Parents,
If you have not filled out a parent survey, would you please click on District Accreditation Survey (it is on the left side). Please take a few minutes to let us know how we are doing. Thank you for your continued support.
A Year of Leaders by Mrs. Channell A Year of Leaders by Mrs. Channell
Mrs. Channell created a Snapfish book about last year and all of the wonderful Leader in Me things that the school did. Click inside the article to view the book.
Student Lighthouse Team Meets with The Rotary Club Student Lighthouse Team Meets with The Rotary Club
The Student Lighthouse Team met with the Rotary Club of Jasper to talk about The 7 Habits and sing "Put First Things First". Video inside article.
Like Mother, Like Son - Jack Bryan Published in Scholastic News Like Mother, Like Son - Jack Bryan Published in Scholastic News
Jack Bryan, 5th grader and son of Teacher the Year Missy Bryan, had his thoughts on a lower voting age published recently in Scholastic News.
Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year
Article Post Date: 11/7/2012
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The 2012 Teacher of the Year for T.R. Simmons is 5th grade's own Missy Bryan.
Getting in the HABIT of Voting JCS
S.G.A. held a Mock Presidential Election at T.R. Simmons on Monday, November 5, 2012.
50th Birthday Featured in Mountain Eagle 50th Birthday Featured in Mountain Eagle
In case you missed this Sunday's edition of The Daily Mountain Eagle you can go here to view the lovely article they did on TRS turning 50!
Innisbrook Results JCS
Well the results are in! A big thank you goes out to all the family members and friends who made this Innisbrook fundraiser a success. The winners of the selling competitions are as follows:
The top sellers were:
 
Student Lead Lighthouse Team Student Lead Lighthouse Team
   Ladies and Gentlemen we have a new first here at TRS. Welcome the inaugural Student Lead Lighthouse Team. They will work with our Leader in Me Lighthouse Team made up of teachers, to be a student voice for the school. Our leaders are: 4th Grade - Trinity Epps, Macey Kimbrell, Mary Helen Williams, & Anna Kate Azbell; 5th Grade - Lorin O'Rear, Jack Bryan, Luke Hood, & A.J. Jarman. Congratulations team!
TRS is Turning 50! TRS is Turning 50!
The faculty and staff of T.R. Simmons Elementary is proud to announce the 50th anniversary of our school. Our birthday celebration will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012. Alumni and former staff members, as well as interested community members, are invited to attend a reception at the school, immediately following Walker High School's Homecoming Parade. We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with our supportive community.  Please call our school office at 387-2535 if you have any questions. 

Alabama Power Gives Back Alabama Power Gives Back

 










TRS featured on CBS 42
  TRS and our new archery program was recently featured on CBS 42 News. The video above is courtesy of the CBS 42 website.
The Cheernastics and Gymnastics 2012 Program
Recently two groups of LEADERS had the opportunity to perform in front of the school. 
Student Leaders Create a Book About April 27th
 
Leaders Now Recognized as Heroes
Five Leaders from TRS are being heralded as heroes. 
A Leader Comes to Share His Wisdom
 
50th Birthday Celebration Video 50th Birthday Celebration Video
   A lot of balloons were released and a lot of fun was had on October 5th. Click the read more option below to view a video slideshow of that memorable day.
Peacemakers Teams Up With Backyard Blessings Peacemakers Teams Up With Backyard Blessings
   The Peacemakers Club went to Sumiton, AL to help with the Backyard Blessings.  They were able to help bag 380 grocery bags for children in the Walker County Area.  These bags are sent home with the students for food during the weekend.
Safety Patrol Officers Get Their Badges Safety Patrol Officers Get Their Badges
The 2012-2013 Safety Patrol officers were inducted September 27th. The officers have been on duty since May of last school year, but they received their official oath Thursday
SGA has New Officers SGA has New Officers
A new school year means a new Student Government Association. After the members of the SGA were chosen, the new members had the opportunity to run for an office.