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!
Class 6A Jasper High moved to No. 1 in this week’s AL.com’s high school volleyball rankings to mark the only change among top-ranked teams.It’s the first No. 1 volleyball ranking in school history for the Vikings.
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.
Congratulations to the newest members of the ACT 30+ Club! Scoring a 30 or above puts these students in the top 95th percentile nationally for all students who took the ACT. They were recognized for this accomplishment at a Jasper City Schools' Board Meeting.
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.
Students at Maddox Intermediate will soon be getting a walking trail and a new playground! Blue Cross and Blue Shield awarded the school a $10,000.00 Healthy Schools Grant for the track. As a fund-raiser, students sold mums and earned over $22,000.00! Congrats Maddox students!
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.
School Supply Lists for Maddox Intermediate 2017-2018
JCS Start and End Times for the 2017-2018 School Year
Maddox Intermediate School Supply Lists for 2017-2018 School Year
4th Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List
6th Grade Supply List
2017-2018 Orientation Dates
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!
One Jasper High School junior, Calen Stewart, earned a composite score of 36 on his ACT test — the highest composite score possible and something very few achieve. Stewart poses with his second place trophy from the 2017 Chess SuperNationals.
Summer school will be held at Jasper High School for current Maddox Middle School students from May 30, 2017 - June 22, 2017. Summer school sessions, times, cost, and other important information can be reviewed by clicking the link below.
Report card pickup for the 2016-2017 school year will be from 8:00-10:00 AM on Friday, May 26th.
MMS hosted it's final awards day on May 18th. Students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade were rewarded for their outstanding achievements in all of their various classes. Additionally, all the final 8th grade class of Maddox Middle School graduated to move on to Jasper High School! Congratulations, students!
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!
Testing begins on Monday, April 10th. Click on the article for a detailed look at the schedule for testing.
Since we missed a school day weeks ago with inclement weather, we now will have a full school day on April 26th. There will be no delayed start on that day.
Attention 8th Graders, if you would like to order a copy of the Class Panoramic Picture that was taken this week you must mail in your order envelope by this Saturday. Don't miss out. This will be your only chance to order. Be sure and give your order envelope to your parents. Extra order envelopes are available in the main office.
During the month of February, students in the Jasper City Schools participated in a variety of programs and activities to celebrate Black History Month.
This week, JUMP recognizes three students! Lacie Gann, Maggie Farley, and D’Unta Johnson. All three students work hard to keep MMS shining brightly! Great grades, great behavior, and a great work ethic are what these students are all about! Lacie, Maggie, and D’Unta are often seen helping others, working on task, and representing MMS to a high degree in and outside of school hours. To say we appreciate these students is an understatement, but we love to recognize students for all of the right reasons!
Lacie, Maggie, and D’Unta, thank you for being great leaders!
Lacie Gann, Leader of the Week
Maggie Farley, Not Pictured
D'Unta Johnson, Leader of the Week
EJ Colbert, JUMP President
Brodie Vinson, JUMP 2nd Vice-President
Raymond Royal, JUMP Treasurer
Taris Rudolph, JUMP Member
Brodie Jean, JUMP Member
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.
This week, JUMP recognizes two amazing young men, Mr. Luke Clark and Mr. Logan Naramore. Being helpful is what these two gentlemen are all about. We often remind students that leadership is not only about being vocal, it's also about action. Without a doubt, these two gentlemen are leaders through action. In addition, these gentlemen take pride in their work, often displaying great attitudes and a solid work ethic. We appreciate these two gentlemen and what they bring to Maddox Middle School!
Thanks for being great leaders, Luke and Logan!
Please read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
BEST STUDENTS - BEST TEACHERS - BEST PARENTS & COMMUNITY!
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.
This week, JUMP recognizes Tiffany Chen as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Chen is one amazing leader! Ms. Chen takes pride in being successful and working hard. She is often seen helping other students become successful as well. In addition to taking pride in her work, she also takes pride in her school by helping to keep the hallways presentable.
As always, we appreciate the contributions of our leaders! Way to go, Tiffany!
Pictured: Tiffany Chen, Leader of the Week
EJ Colbert, JUMP President
Brodie Vinson, JUMP 2nd Vice President
Brodie Jean, JUMP Member
Xavier Shanklin, JUMP Member
Curtis Cavett, JUMP Member
Dayton Talley was recently crowned the champion of the MMS spelling bee in a competition of many worthy competitors. Alexis Vines finished as the runner-up. Talley will represent MMS at the County Spelling Bee soon. The winning word was "constabulary".
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.
The MMS second nine weeks' honor roll has been announced. View the lists by clicking here.
Cory Shephard, Treyvon Stewart, Kristy Long, Kylie Pavlovec, Brodie Vinson, and Dayion Johnson were recently named Students of the Quarter for the 2nd nine weeks. Their exemplary efforts in their school work, school pride and leadership were apparent throughout the year so far.
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.
Girls Strong, a mentoring and service club at MMS, recently went to West Jasper Elementary School to help emphasize reading. While there, MMS girls read with students, lead in a reading activity, and then gave books to the students to take home. The girls had a great time while putting their leadership skills into action!
This week, JUMP recognizes Savanah Dehaan as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Dehaan is one of our biggest helpers at Maddox! She always seeks to help out teachers, students, or anyone in need. She is also a big help in providing assistance to our teachers with afternoon dismissal.
Savanah’s acts of kindness and her investment in learning were noticed by her Mrs. Byrd. As always, we appreciate the contributions of our leaders! Way to go, Savanah!
JUMP President, EJ Colbert
Member, Jason Johnson
Member, Tyrese Shelton
Member, Davin Oramas
Member, Isaiah Gurganus
Mr. Jones, a JUMP mentor, recently took all 6th grade members of JUMP on a holiday shopping activity which allowed the members to experience the importance of budgeting. Equipped with paper, pencil, and calculators, the members were able to find and purchase items for multiple Christmas Angels while staying within the budget. We're very proud of these guys for taking steps to ensure others will have a happy holiday.
This week, JUMP recognizes three students as our Leaders of the Week! Alexis Guthrie, Robert Davis (not pictured), and Christopher Walker have been selected by their teachers for exhibiting great characteristics of a leader. Whether it’s helping other students succeed, being properly prepared for class, or performing simple tasks to help enhance our school, these fine students are very deserving of this honor. We appreciate your contributions to Maddox, and thank you for being great leaders!
Jump President, EJ Colbert
Member, Jack Hopkins
Member, Cory Shephard
Member, Raymond Royal
Jump Sponsor/Advisor, Mr. Moore
The 8th grade drama class of MMS 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. Click for access to PHOTOS.
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.
The MMS Spelling Bee will be on January 13th at 8:30 in the morning in the MMS library. Parents are invited to attend.
This week, JUMP recognizes Carson Junkin as our Leader of the Week! Mr. Junkin is a quiet young man, but his actions speak loudly. Mr. Junkin might have a future working on Wall Street as he makes an investment in his education each and every day!
Mr. Junkin is an excellent student and leader, and we appreciate his contributions to Maddox!
Thank you for being a great leader, Carson!!!
Jump President, EJ Colbert
Member, Taris Rudolph
Member, Jack Hopkins
This week, JUMP recognizes Marsellena Jones as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Jones brings TONS of energy to Maddox Middle School! Ms. Jones makes daily investments in her education by always being prepared and participating in class activities.
Ms. Jones is an excellent student, and we appreciate her contributions to Maddox!
Thank you for being a great leader, Marsellena!!!
Jump President, EJ Colbert
Member, Taris Rudolph
Parent conferences may be scheduled for next week at the following times. If needed, please contact the team leader listed via e-mail to set up a time to meet with your student's teachers.
11/15/16 - 8th grade 2:00 to 5:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
11/16/16 - 6th grade 2:00 to 5:00 email@example.com
11/17/16 - 7th grade 2:00 to 5:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent need to contact the team leader through the email listed and conferences will be set up on a first come first serve basis.
This week, JUMP recognizes Brian Johnson as our Leader of the Week! Mr. Johnson was seen acting in an unselfish manner. These kinds of acts are what makes Maddox a great school and help to benefit our community. Being a student on the A&B Honor Roll, Brian also contributes to Maddox academically! Without question, we appreciate Brian and his contributions to Maddox!
Thank you for being a great leader, Brian!!!
Pictured: EJ Colbert, President
Brodie Vinson, 2nd Vice-President
Riley Creel, member
Taris Rudolph, member
Randall Royal, member
Maddox Intermediate School will host an open house for parents and students that will enter 4th-6th grade next year.
Monday, May 15th- 4th Grade 6:00 PM. Tuesday, May 16th- 5th Grade 6:00 PM. Thursday, May 18th- 6th Grade 6:00 PM.
Mrs. Beth Able was recently named MMS teacher of the year for 2016-2017. A long-time veteran art teacher, Mrs. Able has poured her career into helping students love and appreciate the arts. She directs the 8th grade play each year while doing a fabulous job in the art enrichment classroom as well! Congratulations Mrs. Able! You deserve it!
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!
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!
National Junior Honor Society introduced 58 new members on the morning of May 2nd. 54 members of this academically elite group were 7th graders while 4 8th graders were added. Read more to see the names of those inducted.
Wreslting season is in full swing and the Maddox Vikings are off to a great start. Jackson Blackwell and Manny Havis are leading the Vikings to begin the year. Click for an interview with these players.
Students at MMS were rewarded with a dance party extravaganza for having over 99% attendance during state testing. Students played new games outdoors and indoors during their enrichment times thanks to the help of local youth pastors.
Semester Exams will begin on December 14th, starting with PE and enrichment. Academic classes are scheduled for December 15th and 16th. See the full schedule here.
Parents: Please follow the link to complete the school counseling survey for Ms. Tice and Mr. Rider. Thank you!
Students: Please follow the link to complete the school counseling survey for Ms. Tice and Mr. Rider.
This week, JUMP recognizes Ava Pilkington as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Pilkington is one who is always on task and is willing to help others when needed. Her acts of kindness and her investment in learning were noticed by Ms. Windle. Without question, we appreciate Ava and her contributions to Maddox!
Thank you for being a great leader, Ava!!!
Jump President, EJ Colbert
Jump 2nd Vice-President, Brodie Vinson
Member, Brodie Jean
Member, Jack Hopkins
Read more for specific dates and times.
Last week our students had a real treat! Officials from the Auburn University Raptor Center came to our auditorium to display and teach about a variety of raptor birds. These birds included owls, eagles and hawks! Click on the article for some pictures!
Read about all the great things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents: There will be an informational meeting concerning 9th Grade Course Planning in the Maddox Middle School Theater on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm. Please make plans to attend!
Mrs. Wiginton’s 8th grade physical science class used the engineering design process to determine the number of rubber bands that it would take to safely bungee a Barbie doll off of the MMS bridge. Students worked together in teams to collect sample data, develop a hypothesis, and develop a procedure for the experiment. Graphing and extrapolation skills were used to estimate the correct number of rubber bands it would take.
The bridge height from the water was 370 cm on the day of the big jump and several teams were very close due to accurate data. Students communicated with their team and determined how they could improve their results. Winners were as follows:
Congrats to our Leadership Walker County Graduates -- Susan Chandler and Beth Kennedy!
Many thanks for all you two do for our district.
Students of the quarter showcase students who worked really hard in the classroom during the first nine weeks. 6th Grade: Kensleigh Gardner and Owen Sargent. 7th Grade: Cammi Nguyen and Tyler Hagy. 8th Grade: Destiny Hernandez and Emmanuel Clay.
A "Hoppin" Good Time! Students at North Highland School enjoyed an Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Jasper Pilot Club.
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!
Students of the 3rd Quarter have been announced. These students have proved to be the cream of the crop at MMS through their efforts in the classroom and in the hallways. Click on the article to see who was named the students of the quarter.
Money Drop Day 3 was a big success again. Students participated in a ton of games like the big money machine, bowling, toss and catch, and several others. Check out the photos in the article.
MMS Girl Strong members visited TR Simmons pre K class to participate in a book buddies activity. The students read stories, completed a fun reading activity, and had a special snack. Each pre K student was given a new book to take home.
Day 2 is Hillbilly Day! Each team competed in hillbilly games like boot toss, toilet paper toss, tire roll, and redneck relay. Silver change counted double today as well. Click on the article for access to the photo gallery.
PHOTO GALLERY INSIDE: The MMS student council recently raised over $1700 for the American Heart Association by hosting an event called "The Great Replay". During the event, students paid money to participate in many older games that they remember from their elementary school days. Kids played great games like "Red Rover", "Dodgeball", "Ring Toss" and had the opportunity to pie our principal, Dr. Hall, in the face.
This week, JUMP recognizes Aalana Hightower as our Leader of the Week! Ms. Hightower was recommended by Mrs. Humphries for taking Viking Pride in her school and working to keep it beautiful without being asked. Also, Ms. Hightower shows pride in her academics as she is an A&B student. Ms. Hightower truly leads by example. Thank you for being a great leader!!!
Pictured: JUMP President, EJ Colbert
JUMP member, Raymond Royal
JUMP member, Manny Havis
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.
While Money Drop 2016 officially started with a dance on Monday night, the party really got cranked up this morning on tie-dye Hawaiian day with the Limbo competition and the money machine! 6th grade won both events but final tallies for the day are upcoming. Click for the photo gallery.
MMS students recently participated in the March Madness Chess Tournament on March 10th. Benjamin Ferris was the middle school champion, followed by Atticus Brown as Runner-Up and Ethan Huynh in 3rd. Way to go!
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
Read about all the exciting things going on in the Jasper City Schools!
Many MMS 8th graders spent the week seeing the sights around Washington DC. Students saw Mount Vernon, the White House, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during their week of learning. Coach Tinker, Mrs. Borders, and Mr. Rider were the trip sponsors.
9 MMS students will be moving on to state competition after a great showing at the regional tech competition at Bevill State Community College in Fayette! Read more for pictures and a list of winners!
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.
Kristy Long, an 8th grade student at MMS, placed 2nd in a math tournament at Hayden on February 4th. The tournament included almost 80 students from 20 schools. We are so proud of Kristy and this great accomplishment!
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 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.
In an effort to improve system practices, Maddox Middle School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey for Maddox Middle School.
In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/1225366 or click "parent survey on the right side of this page.
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
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.
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!
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.