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Jasper HIgh 30+ ACT Club 30

JHS students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT were recognized at the Jasper City Schools' Board Meeting.

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.

VOLLEYBALL WINS STATE! DME Photo

We like Blue better than Red!!! The Jasper High School Lady Vikings Volleyball team has brought home the class 5A State title! Click to read the DME write-up:

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!

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.  

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!

Lady Vikes ranked #1 in Preseason Poll! volleyball indi pic

The Jasper High School Volleyball Team ranked #1 in preseason polls!  Congrats Lady Vikings! #thejaspervikingway

Dual Enrollment Opportunity for JCS Students bevill

Free dual enrollment classes on the JHS campus for qualified students! Continue reading about this great opportunity!

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! 

Jasper High School's Commencement Program May 25th, 2018
Butterfly Release at Park School butterfly

The second grade butterfly release was "fluttering" with fun at Memorial Park School!

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!  

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.   

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
Mr. Ray Clark Received the Impact Performance Award ray

Mr. Ray Clark, the Jasper City Schools' Facilities Manager, was recognized with the Impact Performance Award by Schneider Electric for his outstanding work.  Mr. Clark assists all the schools in energy conservation and facilities maintenance.

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!

WHS Graduates Remember a Great Leader tommy

The Walker High School senior class of 2017 opened the graduation ceremony by honoring Walker Assistant Principal Mr. Tommy Hobson.  Each student carried a carnation which they laid on the remeberance table before the ceremony began.

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 Career and Technical Education Students Presented at Board Meeting career tech

Career and Technical Education Month was celebrated at the Jasper City Schools Board Meeting with a visit from students and faculty representing the Business Management and Administration, Health Science, Culinary Arts, Precision Machining, and the US Army JROTC.

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. 

Wax Museum Comes to Life at Maddox Middle School (w/photo galleries) wax museum

Maddox Middle School students stood motionless with their eyes staring straight ahead in the school library.  The students weren’t in trouble, though, they were dressed up as wax statues of influential people throughout history.

Sounds from the New Choral Room pic

Awesome sounds from the new choral room!!  See what students are saying...

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!

Walker's Maddie Harrell - State Champion maddie

Walker's Maddie Harrell won the Class 6A 60-meter hurdles during final day action at the AHSAA indoor track and field championships at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham on Saturday, February 4th.

Sophomores participate in Job Shadowing! pic

Sophomores at Walker High School were able to Job Shadow two of their top career choices. 

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. 

Annual National Honor Society Talent Show pic

The annual National Honor Society sponsored Talent Show was held January 20 in the new Pam Brown Theater.

 

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. 

Library Media Center at Jasper High School pic

The Library Media Center at Jasper High School is an exciting place to be.  Check out what these students had to say...
 

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.

Walker’s Athletic Trainers Program Earns Top Honor athletic

Walker High School’s athletic training program was recently honored with its designation as a Safe Sport School from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The designation is made every three years, and this is the second straight time for Walker to be recognized. Pictured are, from left, Walker coach Brandi Hall, Jasper City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson, Walker athletics director Jonathan Jordan, Walker athletic trainer Bob White and Walker principal Kenneth Abbott.

Jasper High School Ribbon Cutting front of building

A ribbon cutting was held for the new Jasper High School on Thursday, December 8th, as city leaders and members of the school district celebrated the historic occasion.

Spectacular Performance by MMS Theater Class wonderland

The 8th grade drama class of Maddox Middle School presented Walt Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" on December 4th and 5th for community members, elementary students and their peers.  It was an outstanding production once again put together by Tamara Matthews and Beth Able.

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.

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.

Walking School Bus Gets Students and Community Leaders Moving! wsb

The first installment of the Walking School Bus was a great success.  On October 7th, West Jasper Elementary School students met at designated routes and walked to school with community members Jasper Police Department officers, and parents.  Two new routes were added this year.  Community members are encouraged to be a part of this year's Walking School Bus Program. Please check the calendar on the WJES home page for other WSB dates.  The next WSB is scheduled during November.

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! 

Herman Moore LAMP Award Winner Herman Moore LAMP Award Winner

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!!!

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! 

Welcome Back! Welcome Back!

Jasper City Schools were back in session on Tuesday, August 9th.  Enrollment is up across the district and we are anticipating a GREAT school year! Mrs. Melanie Turner is pictured with her first grade students at West Jasper Elementary School. All JCS schools welcome our staff, students and parents!

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. 

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!

Jasper City Schools Technology Teams Win BIG! Jasper City Schools Technology Teams Win BIG!

Students from Maddox Middle School, Memorial Park Elementary, T.R. Simmons Elementary and West Jasper Elementary competed March 30th at Bevill State-Fayette Technology Competition.

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.

 

Walking School Bus Back at West Jasper Elementary

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM.

Los Reyes Spirit Night 5:00-9:00

Come on downtown to Los Reyes!