Maddox Middle School News

JCS Superintendent's March Newsletter

NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT      

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). 


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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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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Pre-Algebra Team Takes 3rd at Hayden Math Tourney

Individual students who placed are 6th grade- Sam Martin (10th), 7th grade- CR Wallace (8th), 8th grade- Christen Lawrence (2nd), Kjerstin Hubbert (10th).  The 8th grade team placed 3rd overall in Pre-Algebra! Congratulations! 


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Science Classes Create Spaghetti Bridges and Water Rockets

Mrs. Todd's 8th grade science classes used 2 liter bottles to create rockets propelled by water!  They also made spaghetti bridges that could hold up to 80 lbs!!!  Check it out!  


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JUMP/Girl Strong February Newsletter

Click on the article for the latest combined news from Maddox's newest guys and girls clubs!


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Schools Will Open at Regular Time on 1.8.15

Dr. Ann Jackson, JCS superintendent, has announced that all schools in the district will open at regular time on Thursday, January 8, 2015.  Students are urged to attend school as normal tomorrow; however, students who are late will not be counted tardy.


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Greetings from Jasper City Schools

Holiday Greetings from Jasper City Schools

and the Central Office Staff.


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Maddox Introduces Leadership Programs

Maddox Middle School has introduced a new leadership program for students this year. The program has two components: Girl Strong for the young ladies and JUMP (JUnior Mentoring Program) for the young men.

 


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Maddox Comfort Color Shirts Also for Sale

Mrs. Borders has Maddox long-sleeve comfort color shirts for sale.  They are available in small, medium and extra large sizes.  Contact Beth Borders bborders@jasper.k12.al.us if interested.


Maddox Apparel Sale Starts Now

The Maddox softball team will sell a variety of Maddox themed clothing items December 15 through January 16. Most items are simply Maddox items that are non-sport specific. Click on the article to see the items and info.


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Home Ec Students Show Creativity Through Gingerbread Houses

8th grade home economics students in Jennifer Ferrell's classes recently baked and designed gingerbread houses in class. Click on the article to view some of their delightful holiday creations.


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Semester Exam Schedule

PE and Band semester exams are set for Tuesday, December 16. Academic exams will be Wednesday and Thursday, December 17-18.  Make-up exams will be given on Friday, December 19.  CLICK ON THE ARTICLE FOR THE EXAM SCHEDULE AND THE EXEMPTION POLICY.


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8th Grade Drama Peter Pan a Great Success

Maddox 8th grade drama just completed 3 showings of "Peter Pan". The show, with the help of directors Tamara Matthews and Beth Able, attracted a large public crowd on Sunday, and a full house of students on Monday. Click here for more info.


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Moore Earns Maddox Teacher of the Year

Mr. Lutis Moore, a 9 year veteran business tech teacher at Maddox has earned this year's teacher of the year honor.  Mr. Moore is known for going above what's required.  READ ON.


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Yearbooks Now on Sale

MMS yearbooks now on sale through January 31 at balfour.com or by paying Mr Tucker or Mrs. Ingle $32 or $41 for the basic package.  Click on the article for a link to the website.


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Lunchroom Workers Profiled in Mountain Eagle

We are very proud of our lunchroom workers and the hard work they put in every day!  Special thanks to the Daily Mountain Eagle for showing their appreciation too with this profile.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE!


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Amendment Four Facts

 

On November 4th Alabamians will go to the polls to vote. Amendment 4 will be on the ballot. A yes vote on Amendment 4 would require lawmakers to pass, by a two-thirds majority, any measure that would cost local schools more than $50,000. It’s that simple.


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Join Us for a Viking Homecoming!

Friday, October 17, 2014 is homecoming at Walker High School.  The traditional parade will begin at 1:00 from the parking lot on Viking Drive and Gamble Avenue. The Walker Vikings will play Jackson-Olin in the homecoming game at 7PM at Kiro-Gambrell Field.


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Delayed Opening for Tuesday, 10.14.14

With the expectation of serious weather events overnight and early Tuesday morning, Dr. Ann Jackson, JCS superintendent, has announced that on Tuesday, 10.14.14, schools will delay opening until 10AM.  Buses will begin running at 9AM, and all JCS employees should report at 9:30AM.


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Day 3 of Money Drop

Maddox became overrun with blue, yellow, and red apparel today as part of team color day!  Today, the fun and games continued as checks counted double. Check back later for the overall team winners!  Here's the photogallery from today.


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Money Drop Day 2

Day 2 of Money Drop is complete.  After day 2, 6th grade remains in first place, 8th grade is a close 2nd and 7th grade is 3rd. Click on the link to see some awesome pictures of our hillbillies!


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Money Drop Begins Today

Maddox's Annual Money Drop, 3 days of fun and fundraising, began this morning.  Today, students went wild while wearing their Hawaiian or Tie-dye gear at a luau-themed pep rally.  CLICK HERE TO SEE WHO IS LEADING AND TO SEE PICTURES FROM THE EVENT.


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First eSchool Day is October 13

The first eSchool Day for the 2014-2015 year will be Monday, October 13, 2014.

 


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Early Release Day Scheduled

September 26, 2014 is an Early Release Professional Development Day for Jasper City Schools.  Classes will be dismissed at 11:30 am.  Lunch will be served prior to dismissal. Buses will operate beginning at 11:30 am. The 21st Century Community Learning Center After-School Program will not have classes on this day.


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Tripp Otis Leading the Way as New PE Teacher

Tripp Otis has entered into a new type of physical education job.  He is Maddox's new weightlifting and PE teacher/coach.  In addition to his teaching duties, he will contribute to football, wrestling and baseball. READ MORE ABOUT COACH OTIS HERE


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Jennifer Ferrell Adds Experience and Fun to Home Ec at Maddox

Jennifer Ferrell is Maddox's new home economics teacher.  After several years at the high school level, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and fun to our school.  Click here to get to know Mrs. Ferrell!


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*UPDATED Maddox Football Team Building a Winner

Coach Lutis Moore's Maddox Panthers are set to play another tough schedule this year as part of a new conference.  Find out where and when the Panthers play by CLICKING HERE.


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Maddox Releases Volleyball Schedule

The Maddox Lady Panthers and Coach Daphne Kennedy look to build on an amazing season last year that saw the 8th grade lose only a single match. CLICK HERE FOR THIS SEASON'S SCHEDULE


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Check Out Our New Brochure

Click here to check out our new JCS brochure.


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JCS 2014-2015 Orientation Dates and Times

JCS 2014-2015 Orientation Dates and Times


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Maddox Orientation Times/Dates Set

Maddox Middle School

Thursday, August 14th

Gr. 7 & 8 from 9:00-10:30 am

Gr. 6 at 5:00 pm


Jackson Named New JCS Superintendent

Congratulations to our own Dr. Ann Jackson on being named Superintendent of Jasper City Schools. 

 

 


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New Issue of JCS 360

A new issue of JCS 360 is now available. 


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West Jasper Wins Staff Attendance Award

West Jasper Elementary has won the JCS Staff Attendance Award for the April/May, 2014 payroll period.


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MMS Among "Elite Eight" for Alabama Middle Grades Leadership Academy

Maddox Middle School has been named one of the "Elite Eight" middle schools across the state to participate in the new Middle Grades Leadership Academy (MGLA) over the next 3 years.


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Report Card Pickup Thursday May 22

Report cards may be picked up by students on Thursday, May 22 from 8:00-10:00.


Dutton Places VFW Essay Contest

Patrick Dutton, an 8th grader at Maddox, placed 3rd in a recent essay contest sponsored by the Veteran's of Foreign Wars.  His essay, "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans", earned him this recognition.  Congratulations!


Maddox Celebrates Honor Students with NJHS Induction

Maddox celebrated the achievement of many of our 7th and 8th grade students by having an induction ceremony for our chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.  A total of 27 students were added. 


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JCS Schools Closing at Noon, Tues., April 29

Due to inclement weather forecast for later today, all JCS schools will close at noon today, April 29, 2014.  Buses will run at that time.


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CORRECTION: Athletic Banquet to Be Held Thursday April 17

The 2014 MMS All-Sports Athletic Banquet will be held Thursday at the MMS AUDITORIUM.  Male and female students from all of our sports will be honored.  This includes volleyball, football, basketball, baseball, softball, wrestling, track, cheerleading, tennis and cross country.


Staff Attendance Award Announced

Walker High School has won the staff attendance award for the March, 2014 payroll period.


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School Delayed - Friday, 4.4.14

Today, Friday, April 4, 2014, all schools in the Jasper City School District will open at 10AM, with buses running at 9AM.  A delayed opening is planned in response to approaching inclement weather.


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8th Grade Panoramic Photo Orders Due Friday

On Monday, March 17, four panoramic shots were taken by a professional photographer of our 8th grade class.  You now have the opportunity to not only purchase one of these memorable photos but at the same time help the Lane Clark family.  All proceeds made by the school as well as a matching donation by the photographer will be donated to the Clark family.  The four pictures include: 8th grade class, 8th grade class "funny", 8th grade class w/Lane shirts, 8th grade class w/Lane shirts "funny".  You can order 3 ways: pick up an envelope in the school office or from Ms. Hamman, online at PanoPhotoInc.com, or complete the order form below and return w/check or money order to Ms. Hamman.  Deadline is this Friday, April 4.


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Borders 8th Grade English Class Stages Wax Museum

Beth Borders's 8th grade Adv. English class took part in a unique project recently. After reading biographies, students dressed up and became wax figures of those people. Visitors tapped the wax figures to hear their story.  Click for pictures!


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Black Rock Bistro's Greg Kilgore Gives MMS Cooking Tips

Jasper's own culinary genius, Greg Kilgore of Black Rock Bistro, stopped by to give a cooking lesson to 6th grade home economics students this morning. He helped the students make some delicious roasted chicken and mashers!  Click for pictures!


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8th Grade Notes About 4 Year Plans

The MMS counselors met with parents of 8th grade students on Jan 27 in the MMS auditorium to talk about high school planning.  Click on the article to view the powerpoint from that evening.


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Talley Wins Maddox Spelling Bee

Dozens of students participated in the Maddox Spelling Bee this year.  Many overcame their fears and nerves to be successful, but our ulitmate winner was 6th grader Dayton Talley (pictured left). Hayden Yerby was our runner-up. Congrats guys!


JCS Teachers of the Year Announced

JCS Teachers of the Year have been announced. 


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JCS Web Page Available to Help Parents Understand ASPIRE Reports

The ACT ASPIRE test was administered to students in grades 3 - 8 in all Alabama public schools this past spring.  The State Department of Education has recently made available to schools individual student reports which will be sent home to parents.  Personnel in JCS schools will be sharing these reports with parents in the coming weeks.   Click here to access a web page the JCS district has established to assist parents with understanding the new test reports. 


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JCS Awarded AdvancED School Accreditation Quality Achievement Award

The Jasper City School District has been awarded The AdvancED School System Accreditation Quality Achievement Award.  Garry Rickard (left), who serves as Associate Director of AdvancED in Alabama, presented the award to JCS Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jean Lollar (right) on November 20, 2014.  An AdvancED external review team visited the school district for three days in February, 2014, and recommended that Jasper City Schools receive continuing accreditation status. 
 


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