Maddox Middle School News

Girl's Strong Reads to TR Simmons Students

Girl Strong visited Mrs. Barrera’s and Mrs. Dunn’s classes at T.R. Simmons Elementary Monday.   Each girl was paired with a little buddy for a reading activity and special snack.  Following the activities, the girls presented their buddies with a book to take home.  Everyone enjoyed this special day!

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Maddox Wax Museum

For the second straight year legendary faces like Judy Garland, Babe Ruth, Bill Gates, Lewis and Clark and more could be seen in the MMS library as part of a wax museum project for 8th grade language arts classes. Click for access to the photos.

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Jack Bryan Attends Duke TIP Program

Jack Bryan, an 8th grade student at MMS, recently spoke at a board meeting to explain his experiences with the Duke TIP program.  He spent last summer studying forensic investigations in Orlando, FL.    

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The JCS Bus Drivers are the BEST!

The Jasper City School System's bus drivers were recognized at the JCS Board Meeting on Monday, January 25th. Their service and commitment to the safety of our students is truly appreciated!

Bus Drivers Pictured: Brenda Williams, Barbara Hubbard, Dan Wright, Theresa Morrow, Kimberly Morrow, Susan Hill, Brenda Merchant, William Jenkins,Diane Hyche & Deborah Painter Not Pictured: John Carlton, LaDonna Hitsman, Lloyd Jenkins, Sherry Boshell, & Penny Ingram

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Maddox will be closed on Monday, January 25th.

Maddox Middle School students will not have school on Monday, January 25th. The school has had a main water-line break. Faculty members will be alerted by 10:00 a.m. if they need to report to school.

Students of the 2nd Quarter Announced

The MMS Students' of the 2nd Quarter were announced today.  Students received a small gift bag and recognition around the school for their great efforts in the second nine weeks both academically and behaviorally.  

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2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll Announced

The honor rolls have been announced for the second nine weeks of school.  Please click on the pdf's in the article to see the accomplishments of these excellent students.

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JCS Superintendent's Dec./Jan. Newsletter

A new semester and new opportunities for the JCS students. Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools. 

Please read more by clicking on the following link:

Supeintendent's Newsletter

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Builder's Club Rings the Bell

Members of the MMS builder's club recently served the community by ringing the Christmas bell for the Salvation Army's collections.  Builder's club is built on service and this is the latest example! 

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MMS Band Christmas Concert Impresses

The MMS 6th grade band and school concert band put on quite the show last night!  The Christmas show, put on by band director Don Jones and the music students of MMS, received rave reviews from all who attended. Read more to see the band members and the music.

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Maddox Cheer Team - State Winners

Congratulations to the Maddox Cheer Team!  They won 2nd in State at Wallace State on Nov 21st. This was the first time for MMS Cheer to compete in state !

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Lisa Mellott at MMS: One Class at a Time Recipient

WIAT’s One Class at a Time grant giveaway program is surprising teachers everywhere with money for their classroom. This week, Ms. Lisa Mellott, a teacher at Maddox Middle School received a $1000 check she was not expecting.

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Mellott Receives Classroom Grant from WIAT 42

Lisa Mellott's self-contained classroom recently received the WIAT 42 One Class at a Time grant.  The $1000 grant will be used for a variety of purposes for the unique instruction that goes on in Ms. Mellott's classroom every day! Thanks WIAT and Congratulations Mrs. Mellott.

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Beauty and the Beast Rocks Maddox

The 8th grade drama class at MMS put on a marvelous production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast yesterday for elementary school students and their middle school peers.  Click on the article to see the cast members and to gain access to a photo gallery.

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8th Grade Play: Beauty and the Beast Set for Sunday Afternoon

The 8th grade drama class will present the musical "Beauty and the Beast" on Sunday, December 6th beginning at 2:00.  The cost to attend the play will be $5.

First Semester Exam Schedule and Exemption Policy

Semester exams for academic classes will take place on Wednesday, December 16th and Thursday December 17th.  Please look at the attached PDF for times/dates and exemption policy information.

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McLain Tabbed JCS Secondary Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Kelly McLain, an outstanding 6th grade science teacher, was recently named JCS Secondary Teacher of the Year at a board meeting.  We are so proud of her because we know she is very deserving of this honor! Way to go, Kelly!  

Congratulations to the JCS Teachers of the Year!

Congrats to the 2015-2016 Teachers of the Year for the Jasper City School District and each JCS school.  The secondary JCS Teacher of the Year is MMS teacher, Mrs.Kelly McLain. The elementary JCS Teacher of the Year is TRS teacher, Ms. Chelsea Byrd.

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Yearbooks on Sale Now

Don't miss out on your chance to relive a great year of memories!  Order a MMS yearbook today from

MMS Cheerleaders Place Second in State Competition

The Maddox Middle School cheerleaders earned second place in the middle school state competition at Wallace State-Hanceville on Saturday, November 21st! Congrats ladies!

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JUMP and Girl Strong Receive Grant Money
Girl Strong and JUMP are excited to receive grant funding from 3 Walker Area Community Foundation contributors. The Larry Drummond Family Fund, The Reed Family Fund, and the Samuel Lee Smith Advised Fund have contributed a total of $4,200 to our programs!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Ms. Mellott's Class

Ms. Lisa Mellott's class created some fun projects to display some holiday spirit! The class wants to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

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Progress Reports to be Sent Home Friday, November 13th.

Progress reports will be sent home on Friday, November 13th.  

JCS Superintendent's Oct./Nov. Newsletter

Stakeholder involvement is key to the success of our students.  Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools. 

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MMS Band Students Selected for UAB Honor Band

Several MMS students were selected to participate in the UAB Middle School Honor Band on December 3, 4, & 5 on the UAB Campus. They were selected from hundreds of applicants. There will be a final performance for the Honor Band students on December 5, 2015 at 2pm in the Alys Stephens Center.

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Girls Strong and JUMP Provide Some Early Christmas Cheer

Girls Strong and JUMP, mentoring clubs for boys and girls at MMS, gathered items to fill Samaritan's Purse shoeboxes for children around the world. The boxes are filled with toys and notes of joy for children who may be receiving a gift for the first time!

Farris/Ferguson Help Walker to State Tournament

The Walker Viking varsity volleyball team will be headed to the state tournament on Wednesday for an 11:00 matchup vs. defending state champs John Carroll Catholic. This amazing run to the state tournament was aided however by two MMS students, Kensley Farris and Mckinley Ferguson.

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McLain Earns Teacher of the Year Honor

Mrs. Kelly McLain, a sixth grade science teacher, has achieved the honor of Maddox teacher of the year.  The hard work that she's shown as a tremendous science teacher and as a mentor for young ladies in the school has been rewarded. 

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Maddox Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon week October 26-30. Schools are a powerful resource. The success of the Red Ribbon Celebration is due to tremendous faculty, administration, and parental involvement. Click below for the themes for each day!

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"Pawsome" Panthers of the Quarter Announced

Each nine weeks, the MMS teachers select 1 young man and 1 young woman who have been exemplary students and leaders for our school to become the "Pawsome" Panther of the Quarter.  Click on the article to find out the selections from the 1st nine weeks. 

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State Senator Greg Reed Teaches 7th Grade about State Government


State Senator Greg Reed of District 5 came to see the MMS 7th grade on October 20th to talk about the function and everyday happenings of state government.

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Fall Pictures This Thursday October 22nd

Fall pictures (the ones that will be in the yearbook) will be taken this Thursday, October 22nd.  This includes all fall sports pictures as well.

Money Drop Day 3/Homecoming

While we wait for the ultimate winner, check out some pictures from day 3 by clicking on the article.

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Maddox Money Drop: Day 2

Check out the photo gallery while we wait on the results.

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Money Drop Day 1: 6th Grade Leads

6th grade leads after day 1, with 8th grade hanging around in 2nd.  Hawaiian/Tie-dye day tomorrow and double negative points for all silver change.  Click on the article to enjoy a photo gallery.

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Vote for Student Council Here

To vote, click on the article.

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Money Drop 2015: October 5th - 8th

Maddox Middle School's annual fundraiser will be October 5-8, 2015. The week will be filled with theme days and competitions. In the end, the whole school wins!  Thank you for your continued support of MMS!  Click for more details....

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Mayson Slaughter Participates in NYLSC: LeadNow 2015

Mayson Slaughter, a current seventh grade student at Maddox Middle School, participated in the National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC): LeadNow 2015 from March 26-29, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jasper City School Board Supports Katie Adams

The Jasper City School Board visits Memorial Park School to support Katie Adams

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Jenkins Returns Home to Teach 6th Grade English

Mr. Drew Jenkins, a Walker High School and MMS alum, has returnted to his old stomping grounds as a 6th grade English teacher.  We interviewed Mr. Jenkins to learn more about his background as a teacher and his interests.  Click on the article to read more.  

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Get Texts with MMS Updates and Reminders

To receive updates and reminders via text from Maddox, text @mms2015201 to 81010. 

Girls' Athletics Fruit Fundraiser

The 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball Teams at Maddox are selling SunBurst Fruit! This fruit is guaranteed fresh straight from the grove, patch, and orchard.  Click the article to view the order form.

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7th Grade Game for Thursday Cancelled 8th Grade Moved to 6:00

There will no longer be a 7th grade football game this Thursday, September 21 versus Erwin.  The 8th grade will still play vs. Erwin at home but will now begin the game at 6:00.

Maddox Nike Store Open for Teachers and Parents

A store for Nike clothing and gear is available online for teachers, students and parents. Click on the article for the link and code.

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Progress Reports to Go Home September 10

The first progress report of the school year will be sent home to parents on Thursday, September 10.  Parents, please view your student's progress report, sign it and return it to the school.

Tax Renewal Passes!

The school renewal tax passed last night with a large win.  We would like to thank our parents, family, and friends of Jasper City Schools.  We appreciate the confidence you have in us for providing a quality educational experience. Thank you for your continued support.

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JCS Superintendent's Oct./Nov. Newsletter

Stakeholder involvement is key to a student's success.  Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City School System.

Click on the following link: 

/October-November Superintendent News .pdf





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Maddox Mentoring Programs Receive Grants

Girl Strong and JUMP, two mentoring programs for MMS students, have received a $1400 grant from the Walker Area Community Foundation. Mr. Lutis Moore, Mrs. Kelly McLain and Mrs. Amy Stracner would like to thank the WACF for their generosity.

First Washington Workshop Meeting Scheduled for Sept 22

For 8th grade parents and students: Coach Tinker and Mrs. Lotspeich will be hosting the first Washington DC workshop meeting on September 22 at 6:00 in the MMS Theater.  Please make plans to attend if you are interested in your student attending the DC trip this year. 

JCS Mini-Mega Day

The first Jasper City Schools' "Mini-Mega" Professional Development Day on August 12th was a big success!

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UPDATED (new schedule) Boys Basketball Birmingham Southern Camp Schedule

Attention Maddox boys basketball parents and players:  click on the article for the link to our game schedule for Monday and Tuesday at Birmingham Southern. The bus will leave at 8:45 from Maddox on Monday.

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"Meet & Greet" Dr. Stephen Hall

Dr. Stephen Hall, Principal of Maddox Middle School, would like to invite parents and students to the school library on Thursday, June 18th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. for a "meet and greet" time.  This will be an informal time to meet and talk with the principal.  Community members are also welcome! 

Please watch for an article on Dr. Hall, scheduled to be published next Wednesday, in the Daily Mountain Eagle. We hope to see you on the 18th! 

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Exam Schedule Announced

Maddox Middle School students will take their academic semester tests on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20.  Click on the article for a full detailed schedule and exemption rules.

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Walker Tennis Team - 6-A State Champs

Congratulations to the WHS Girls Tennis Team for earning the 6-A State Championship Title!  Walker boys team had a strong 2nd place finish.

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JCS Superintendent's April Newsletter

The Superintendent's Newsletter features school and system highlights for the month of April. 

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Maddox Parents -  Please complete the survey on the School Counseling Program at Maddox Middle School by April 30th..  Your input is VERY important to us!  Thanks!

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Maddox Students - Please complete the survey on the counseling program by April 30th - Thanks

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JCS Students Qualify for the ACTE State Technology Competition!

STATE BOUND! Forty-three Jasper City Schools' students qualified to participate in the 2015 ACTE STATE Technology Competition in Decatur, Alabama on April 25th!

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MMS Tech Team Competes at West Central Regional

The MMS Technology Team, sponsored by Patrick Rider, competed in the West Central Regional Technology Competition on April 1, 2015.  The competition was held at the Earl McDonald Auditorium, Bevill State Fayette Campus.  Click for photos and more info.

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8th Grade Panoramic Photo Still Available

It is not too late to order your child's 8th grade class photo.  Photos are offered at a very reasonable cost and can be ordered online at or by picking up an envelope from the office or Ms. Hamman.

Spring 2015 Parent Survey Spring 2015 Parent Survey

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

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McCaleb Wins Jasper City School's Chess Championship

7th grader Aidan McCaleb earned first place in this year's Jasper City School's middle school chess championship!  6th grader Benjamin Ferris came in 2nd while 7th grader Ryan Bailey came in 3rd.  Congratulations to these young men!

JCS Superintendent's March Newsletter


Click on the news link to read about the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!

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Winners Announced for Creative Writing Contest Sponsored by Dr. Wesley

Dr. David Wesley recently sponsored a creative writing contest built around the theme of leadership.  Congratulations to prize winners Morgan Manasco (1st Place), Thomas Ward (2nd Place), and Amya Allen (3rd Place). Honorable mention: Maylen Sargent.

Maddox Cheer Team 2015

Click on the article to see the numbers of the girls that made this year's squad.

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Local Attorneys/Judges Stage Mock Trial at Maddox

Maddox 7th grade history/civics classes were selected for jury duty on March 18. Local judges and the students heard arguments form local attorneys involving a case in which a young a person was bullied at school and online. Click for more info and pictures. 

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Mr. Lutis Moore- A State Finalist for the Alabama Teacher Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Mr. Moore for being selected as one of five state-wide finalists in the Middle School category for the Alabama Teacher Hall of Fame. 

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Jasper City School students and our community leaders enjoy celebrating Read Across America Day!

Today is Read Across America Day and students enjoyed different community members coming in to read Dr. Seuss books in celebration of  Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday!  A "Cat in a Hat" was spotted at West Jasper Elementary School this morning!  Mr. Haig Wright had fun reading to students.  The Jasper City Schools appreciate all of our community members' participation! 

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Jasper City Schools Closed on Thursday, February 26th

Due to the winter weather in our area, all Jasper City Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 26th, 2015.  Further announcements will be made concerning school on Friday, February 27th.  We hope all of our JCS faculties and families will be safe and warm during this time. 

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JCS Superintendent's February Newsletter
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8th Grader Ryan Mobley Competes in State Wrestling Tourney

Ryan Mobley, an 8th grader at Maddox, astoundingly qualified for and competed in the state wrestling tournament.  Click on the article to hear what he had to say about the experience.

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JCS eSchool Day

The next eSchool Day for the 2014-2015 year will be Friday, April 3, 2015.


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Newest Update (Hopefully final) Maddox Football Schedule Here

The last update to the 2015 Maddox Panther football schedule can be found by clicking here.

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2015 MMS Orientation Times Announced

MMS will host 7th and 8th grade orientation on August 13th from 9:00-10:30.  6th grade orientation will be from 5:00-6:30.  Parents may pay school fees online through August 11, or in person at orientation.  We can't wait to see you there!

Maddox Football Spirit Pack

Want to know how the boys of fall will look in their new spirit pack gear this season?  Click on the article for pictures. 

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JCS Superintendent's May Newsletter

Congratulations to all of the JCS graduates!  Click on the news link to read about the recent events and student accomplishments in each of our schools.

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Drummer Rich Redmond Teaches Jasper City Students His CRASH Course for Success

Rich Redmond is an influential touring/recording drummer/percussionist based in Nashville, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California. Drumming powerhouse Rich Redmond teaches Jasper City students his CRASH course for success. 


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Track and Field Makes Their Mark at State

Walker High School's Track and Field team recently participated in the State Meet in Foley, AL.  Several of the team members performed exceptionally well. Click to read more and view the photos...

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