District News

Lucy Fields Wins Second Grade APT Young Writers State Contest!

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!


Library Media Center at Jasper High School

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

Leadership Walker County Graduates

Congrats to our Leadership Walker County Graduates -- Susan Chandler and Beth Kennedy!
Many thanks for all you two do for our district.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018

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.

Sounds from the New Choral Room

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

Sophomores participate in Job Shadowing!

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

100 Days of School!

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

Annual National Honor Society Talent Show

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


Superintendent's Newsletter - November, 2016

Excitement building in our schools and community as we look to open our new high school!  Read about all the great things going on in our schools!

National 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.

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- March, 2017

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

JCS Career and Technical Education Students Presented at Board Meeting

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.

Lady Viking's Softball Field Dedication

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

North Highland School's Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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

Jasper City School System Ranks #4 in Alabama

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. 

Mr. Tommy Hobson - A Special Leader Remembered

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.

Walker's Encore Showchoir - Grand Champions!

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!

Regular School Day - April 26th

April 26th will be a regular school day- with regular school hours.  This day was originally planned to be a delayed start day -  but that has been canceled.

JCS Parent Survey Concerning 2017-2018 Scheduling Options

JCS Parents - Your input is important!  Please complete the following survey concerning scheduling options for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please complete the survey by Friday, April 14, 2017.

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Mr. Terry Smith Named Interim Principal at Walker High

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 Maddie Harrell - State Champion

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.

Jasper High School Ribbon Cutting

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.

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!!!

Spectacular Performance by MMS Theater Class

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.

Frequently Asked Question Concerning Schedule Survey for 2017-2018 School Year

Thank you to all of the parents, faculty and community members who have responded to the recent scheduling survey for the 2017-2018 school year.  Your input is appreciated! 

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

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. 

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

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!

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- February, 2017

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


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

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.

A - F State Report Card

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.

Great Start at Jasper High School!

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. 

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

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!

Congratulations to the JCS Teachers of the Year

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! 

Jasper City Schools' Spelling Bee Winners

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

Black History Month Celebrated in 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. 

Carl Cannon & Basketball Begin Groundbreaking Partnership

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.

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- December, 2016

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.

School Board Appreciation Month

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

No School on Monday, October 10th

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

Walker’s Athletic Trainers Program Earns Top Honor

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.

Walking School Bus Gets Students and Community Leaders Moving!

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.

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- October, 2016

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


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

JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- September, 2016


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

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


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!

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!

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.