Maddox Middle School News

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

 


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Attendance Matters!

In order for students to get the most out of their educational experience, it is important that they attend school every day, all day!  Please make sure that you are here and ready to learn by 7:55 AM every morning.


2016 Maddox Football Schedule

2016 Maddox Vikings Football Schedule


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MMS Exam Schedule

Exams are coming soon.  Please click on the article for information regarding the days and times for exams.


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Maddox's Mason Woodman Helps Walker Win State Tennis Title

Mason Woodman, an 8th grader at MMS, helped the Walker Boys' tennis team to a state title last week.  Woodman made it to the semi-finals in #5 singles!  Congrats Mason!


Tech Team Succeeds at State

MMS had 15 students qualify at the regional level to compete this weekend at the ACTE State Technology Fair.  Four of those students placed in their category!   Luke Sortino, CR Wallace and Carson Otwell placed 2nd in Level 3 General Applications (Group).  Curina Cavett placed 2nd in Level 3 Web Design (Individual).  Go Panthers!


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Talk to the Hands Club

A new club for learning about sign language has been created by Lizzie Cook and Taylor Sherer. It will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Kennedy's room.  Sign up there.  


Students of the 3rd Quarter Announced

6th Grade: Abby Cordes and Preston Reed

7th Grade: Anna Dutton and Caleb Rogers

8th Grade: Aiden McCaleb and Krina Bhagat


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Important Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, MMS is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.  Click the article for the link. 


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Tech Team Impresses at District Competition

The MMS Tech Team sponsored by Patrick Rider impressed at the west district competition at Bevill State-Fayette.  15 of the 30 participants medaled and qualified for state! Click for photos and a list of medalists.


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Planet Projects Brighten Mrs. Lockhart's Room

6th grade students in Mrs. Lockhart's science class recently completed some pretty awesome planet projects!  Click to see pictures of these awesome planets!


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Ballard's 7th Grade Class Learns about the Water Cycle

Mrs. Ballard's 7th grade geography class took part in a unique activity that helped them learn a little more about the water cycle. They learned about clouds and rain through a hands on activity.


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JCS 21st Century Summer Program Registration Begins

The 21st Century Summer Program is now accepting registrants for this summer. The program is a fun, academic-oriented summer program for kids. Certified teachers work on math and reading skills and organize physical activities for the students.    


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8th Grade Washington Workshop

The 8th Grade history teachers led a group of around 60 students to experience the nation's capital recently. The trip allows the students to understand a little more about the working of our nation's capital. They met with senators and toured many sites. Click here for a photo gallery.


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Planning for 9th Grade

There will be an important meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 5:30pm in the Maddox Middle School auditorium for all MMS 8th grade students and their parents or guardians. You will meet with the counselors and be given information that you will need in order to plan high school course work. 9th grade schedules and diploma options will be discussed.  Please make plans to attend.


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ACT Online Preparation Program - Free for WHS Students

The Alabama State Department of Education has provided a free ACT Online Prep Program for WHS 10TH - 12TH grade students.  Our 11th grade students are currently using this program.  Parents and students may contact Rita Pilling  at the JCS Central Office for access information. 


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JCS Superintendent's Feb./March Newsletter

Jasper City Schools:  Future Focused - Tradition Rich!

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

 

 


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Encore and Diamonds Rock MMS

Walker High School's choral department put on quite the show at MMS today. Encore and Diamonds (the all-girl group) entertained the students with a many types of songs from country to pop to classic rock.  Click for pictures.


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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 http://www.balfour.com/


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. 

Click on the following link: 


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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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RESPECT YOURSELF! BE DRUG FREE!
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

**UPDATED WITH STUDENT QUOTES

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. 


2016-2017 MMS Fees

2016-2017 MMS FEES


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MMS eSchool Payments

School fees for Maddox Middle School can now be paid online through August 1, 2016.  Click the image above for more information.


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MMS Orientation

Maddox Middle School will have student/parent orientation on August 4, 2016

7th and 8th Grades: 9:00-10:30 am

6th Grade: 5:00 pm

Prepaid registration is no longer available.

 

 


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Cheer Announcement! Tryouts!

 

The Maddox Middle School Cheerleaders will be holding a tryout on August 2 @3:00 in the Maddox girls gym for any upcoming 7th or 8th grader who was unable to tryout in the spring due to medical reasons. The tryout will also be open to any transfer student who is enrolled in Maddox for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year as a 7th or 8th grader. Candidates must go by the school to sign up AND pick up a physical packet. The physical packet must be returned to the office by  3PM, Tuesday, July 26 in order to be eligible. Any questions regarding this tryout can be directed to the sponsor, Mrs. Beth Borders. She can be reached at bborders@jasper.k12.al.us!


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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. 


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2016-2017 Supply Lists

Here are the supply lists for the 2016-2017 school year.


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Pre AP Assignments Posted for Incoming 9th Graders at Walker

The Pre-AP English 9 assignments can be found HERE  .  There is NO summer assignment for Pre-AP World History!


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Students Show Off Writing Skills

Drs. David and Karen Wesley also sponsored a writing contest for MMS students.  Each grade level participated and did an outstanding job.


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Students Impress with Science Projects for Wesley Award

Drs. David and Karen Wesley recently sponsored a science compeition for MMS in which students created projects about the various things that they have learned this school year.  The winners of that contest and pictures are located in the article.


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Wakefield Impresses on ACT as 7th Grader

On Monday, May 16th, Kaylee was honored at the Duke TIP Grand Recognition Ceremony held at Duke University in North Carolina. Of the 55,944 7th graders who participated in the talent search, only 2,545 students qualified. Kaylee's ACT sub score of 31 in reading awarded her this honor - her total composite ACT score was a 25.


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Maddox Middle School - Parent Survey

Parent input is vital to the success of school programs!  Please read more and complete the Parent Survey. 


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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!


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Jasper City School 2016-17 Calendar

Jasper City Board of Education approved the District 2016-17 School Calendar March,18th 2016.

 


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