Our little Vikes had a lot of great learning experiences first semester.
The Jasper City School System has implemented a new program, Crisis Go, to help ensure a safe environment for all students.
Read about the GREAT things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Congratulations to the JHS Viking band! The Vikings won the Class 5A state championship at the 2018 Marching Bands State Championships at Muscle Shoals High School.
TRS welcomed Big AL and Dana Duckworth, The University of Alabama head gymnastics coach, to kick off our participation in Read, Bama, Read.
TRS is excited about our newest learning space, our STEM Lab!
These little Vikes exemplify the Little Viking Way! They show kindness, respect, and are learners each day.
Red Ribbon Week (Drug Awareness Week) is October 29-November 2. We will have a theme each day.
T.R. Simmons is proud to recognize Missy Lay as our Teacher of the Year.
Kind Vikes Club made special cards for special friends!
TRS says Thank you to our Wal-Mart store for donating many needed supplies.
The following students were recognized as the September Students of the months. These students exhibit the Little Viking Way each day!
The City of Jasper will begin a paving project that will affect Alabama Avenue and traffic flow.
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!
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded T.R. Simmons Elementary School a $4000.00 grant to support youth literacy.
Mrs. Trotter was recently recognized for leading T.R. Simmons to be the 7th highest fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Students and faculty members enjoyed seeing the ReMax Hot Air Balloon today!
We were excited to see our Senior Viking Leaders in our carline!
Students of the month enjoyed a meal at Milo's!
Effective August 1, 2018, Jasper City Schools will be implementing a "Bag Check Procedure" for all individuals gaining access to all home athletic events.
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 teachers collaborated with parents to share important academic expectations and developmentally appropriate practices.
First grade hosted a curriculum night. All things first grade were discussed!
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!
All of our Little Vikes had a great first day!
Milo's provided our faculty and staff with a yummy breakfast!
The parent involvement team provided a wonderful welcome back breakfast and school baskets for our teachers.
Parent orientation will be on Tuesday, August 7.
Volunteers from Jasper's First Baptist Church contributed time and supplies to help paint our hallway!
ReMax volunteers help with iPad cases.
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.
Read more to find out about school supplies for pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.
Students may use the see-through varieties of book bags/backpacks during the 2018-2019 school year. Please read more for appropriate examples.
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.
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 22nd at T.R. Simmons.
The Jasper City School System is offering a Kindergarten Summer Camp to ENERGIZE our incoming kindergarten students!
Congratulations to the Jasper High School Boys Tennis Team for being the AHSAA 6-A State Tennis Champions!
Friday, May 4th is set for the sixth annual Simmons at Sunset, Presented by Carl Cannon.
21st Century Questionnaire
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
There were plenty of smiles at Tuesday’s annual Olympic Track and Field Day sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Jasper.
Bevill State Community College has some GREAT scholarships available for high school students. Check out the information and application deadlines!
Information sessions at JHS on course selection for next year and opportunities for Dual Enrollment! Don't miss it!
Little Vikes, are you ready to get on board?
The Jasper City School System received a B as a final grade on the state report card. The Jasper City School System scored above the state average on every indicator.
Parent Surveys for Jasper City Schools
Parents, please complete the 2 surveys below. These surveys will provide information needed from you as a stakeholder. Your feedback will help our district to better our schools and positively impact every student in our district.
1) Climate & Culture Survey
2) Parent Survey
We ask that you complete 2 surveys for each child you have enrolled in Jasper City Schools.
Elementary students will enjoy cool activities at our Winter Wonderland Dance.
Happy 2018! Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
There will be two college dual enrollment classes offered at a reduced rate to 10th - 12th grade students at Jasper High for the Spring semester (Jan. - May)
Jasper City Schools System is happy to announce the 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year from each school.
Pictured from left to right
On Tuesday, November 7th we were honored to accept the National Blue Ribbon Schools award on behalf of Memorial Park Elementary and the Jasper City School District. We would like to say a special thank you to all staff, students, parents and stakeholders that have worked to make this possible. Great things are happening in Jasper City Schools!!!!!
2017 November/December Superintendent's Newsletter
Students are empowered to own their personal learning through student-led conferences.
Are you a bucket-filler?
Several of the Jasper High football players welcomed our younger students to school this morning by helping open doors and greet students in the drop-off lines at TRS, MPS and Maddox. Thanks for being great role models for our younger "Vikes"!
Come out and support the team tonight as they take on Center Point!
Read about all the GREAT things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Congratulations to Memorial Park Elementary School for their recognition as a Blue Ribbon School! The Blue Ribbon award is the highest national honor given by the U.S. Department of Education to a school.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Classes at St. Cecilia Catholic Church
2159 Hwy. 195, Jasper, AL 35503
Thursdays - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Classes begin September 21, 2017
Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information.
This class is open to anyone who does not speak English as a first language.
Read about all the great things going on in the JCS schools in the Back to School Issue of the Superintendent's Newsletter.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) Program is now available to parents in Jasper! Applications for the 2017-18 program are now being accepted (see attached).
JCS teachers and faculty members have been busy this week with orientations, professional development meetings and preparing for the first day of school with students.
The Jasper City Board of Education recently named Dr. Reeves the Principal of Jasper High School for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Jasper City School System had numerous accomplishments during the 2016-2017 school year. Read about all the great things happening in our schools!
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!
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
A "Hoppin" Good Time! Students at North Highland School enjoyed an Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Jasper Pilot Club.
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!
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.
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 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.
Read about all the exciting things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
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.
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, 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!
Please read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
BEST STUDENTS - BEST TEACHERS - BEST PARENTS & COMMUNITY!
Students celebrated the 100th day of school today, January 27th.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Mrs. Rowland and Lilly Banks need help collecting can tabs for Children’s Hospital. So, we are going to have a school-wide contest.
The JCS Annual Report highlights our students and all the great things going on in our school system. Positive results are evident as we work as a TEAM with parents, students, faculty members, and community leaders. Together Everyone Achieves More!
Jasper City Schools recognize National School Bus Safety Week 2016. Jasper City Schools transport an estimate of 700 students daily. It is extremely important for students, parents, bus drivers and other drivers to be aware of School Bus Safety Tips. School Bus Safety Tips for Everyone brochures will be sent home this week.
Jasper City 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!
Jasper City Schools granted the 21st Century Grant for 3 more years!
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!
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
Please read about some of the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools in the Summer Edition of the Superintendent's Newsletter.
Parent input is vital to the success of school programs! Please read more and complete the Parent Survey.
TRS's K-Kids collected food and supplies for the City of Jasper Animal Shelter.
Jasper City Schools: Future Focused - Tradition Rich!
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.
"CAN" you help us? We need to "PULL" together and help others!
Jasper City Board of Education approved the District 2016-17 School Calendar March,18th 2016.
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.
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.
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.
The students who showed exemplary leadership skills for the month of May are:
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.
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.
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.
T.R. Simmons Parents - Please complete the School Counseling Program Survey by April 30th. Your input is very important to us!
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.
Local attorney, Pat Nelson, spoke to the third through fifth grade students to encourage them to record the history of Walker County.
Check out some of the photos from the Birmingham International Center’s Spotlight on China program with the Chen Dance Troop.
T.R. Simmons Elementary School is proud to welcome the Birmingham International Center’s Spotlight on China program.
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!
Parents, we need your help! It is time for our annual survey for each school.
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.
Fox WBRC was kind enough to come to T.R. Simmons and learn a little more about our inaugural Heritage Panel.
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.
T.R. Simmons' Leaders participated in a beautiful Black History Month program where the focus was music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our own Cathy Jones, T. R. Simmons' Teacher of the Year, was recently recognized by Jasper City Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson.
By her use of technology and always being there to help out her fellow teacher, December's Teacher of the Month is...
On January 23rd, The December Students' of the Month were announced.
The 3rd Annual Simmons at Sunset is a go!
T.R. Simmons National Elementary Honor Society will be hosting an Angel Tree Fund Raiser.
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.
With the passing of another month means the recognition of more of our excellent student leaders.
Thanks to all the help of our TRS Families and School Supporters, the dream of the new playground has come true.
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
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.
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.
A leader in our community, Billie Seals, graced our library today to meet with this year's fifth grade.
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.
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?
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.
Get your best smile ready because Fall Picture Day will be Wednesday, September 3rd.
TRS citizens it appears that the time is upon us. Innisbrook catalogs have arrived and we need you to be our superheroes.
Here are the supply lists for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year by grade level.
Sound of Simmons took their Disney inspired musical on the road to Gamble Park to play for the public.
K-Kids was recently recognized for some of the hard work they have done this school year.
Awards' Day for Grades 1st through 4th will be May 21st.
May 2nd is the big day!
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.
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.
The K-Kids will be selling pancake tickets for the Kiwanis Pancake Day that take place on February 22.
On January 10th, sixteen excellent spellers entered the academic arena known as the Spelling Bee.
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.
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.
During this time of extremely cold weather, it's nice to have partners in the community.
5th Grade's own Mrs. Tyra Beaird has been named Elementary School Teacher of the Year for the Jasper City School System.
TRS Clubs SGA, K-Kids, and Sound of Simmons have decided to give back this holiday season.
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 T.R. Simmons Elementary held a fundraiser to raise money for the typhoon victims in the Philippines.
Mrs. Matthews' 1st Grade Class took on the challenge of not just one service project before Thanksgiving, but TWO.
Giovanna Lopez, 3rd Grader, is the first in her entire grade level to master all of her multiplication facts!
We are proud to announce that Meg Kilgore, 5th Grader, placed 3rd in the Jasper City Schools Chess Open.
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.
On Tuesday, November 12, the 2013-2014 Safety Patrol officers were officially sworn in.
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.
And the winners are...
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 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...
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.
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 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 - Technology Session
Being a fan of "Beginning with the End in Mind", we proudly present the 2013-2014 supply lists.
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 5K & Fun Run event has its own website now.
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...
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.
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.