Maddox Middle School News

Groundbreaking for New High School Held

A groundbreaking for the new Walker High School was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.  Click here to read the story in the Daily Mountain Eagle.


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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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Chandler Wins AETA Sally Moore Award

Susan Chandler, technology coordinator for Jasper City Schools, is the 2014 winner of the Alabama Educational Technology Association's Sally Moore Award.


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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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New Principals at TRS and MPS

New principals have been named at T.R. Simmons Elementary and Memorial Park Elementary. 


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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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Employee Attendance Awards Announced

Employee attendance award winners for second and third nine weeks have been announced.


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Aaron Finishes AASBO Financial Program

Ashley Aaron, bookkeeper at Maddox Middle School, has now joined the ranks  of other JCS school bookkeepers throughout the district who have completed the Alabama Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) Local School Financial Management Certificate Program. 


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Maddox's 1st Annual Pi Day Full of Learning, Fun

Maddox's 1st Annual Pi Day had it all: memorization of pi's numbers, delicious pies, creative t-shirts, pi projects, and even pies to the face of principals!  Click here to see what our students did! VIDEO AND PHOTOGALLERY


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Strategic Plan Status Report

Click here for the fourth-year status report of the Jasper City Schools five-year strategic plan, VISION 2015.


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Book-Fair Coming April 14-18

Maddox's annual Book-Fair is just around the corner April 14-18.  This is a great opportunity for all of our students to purchase books for their own collections; it's also our library's primary fundraiser for new books!

  


MMS Technology Team Shines at District Competition

The MMS Tech Team had an great performance over the weekend.  18 students competed in 4 events: info technology, web design, general applications, and video development.  14 students managed to place in the top 2 and earn a spot at the state level!


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8th Grade "Project Transition" Parent Night: March 6th

Walker High School will hold 8th Grade "Project Transition" Parent Night on Thursday, March 6th, in the Walker High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. This will be a meeting for all Maddox 8th graders and their parents.  They will be given information concerning plans for their 9th grade schedule, high school diploma options, and high school course requirements.  This will be a very important meeting that every MMS 8th grader and parents should plan to attend.


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8th Grade Students Leave for Washington D.C.

MMS students landed safely at the capital on Sunday. The great learning experience (sponsored by the history teachers, Greg Tinker and Karen Hamman) has become an annual tradition that students anticipate for years and cherish for years thereafter. 


UPDATE: JCS Schools Will Be OPEN, February 14th

UPDATE:  JASPER CITY SCHOOLS will be open at the regular school hours on Friday, February 14th, 2014.


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JCS Schools Will Re-open Thursday

All schools in the Jasper City School District will be Open Thursday, 1/30/2014, at regular school hours.

 


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AdvancED Team Gives District Positive Report

After a thorough examination of the Jasper City Schools on February 2-5, 2014, a five-person AdvancED district accreditation review team presented a positive report to the Jasper City Board of Education at a 2PM meeting of the Jasper City Board of Education on February 5.  Lead evaluator Mary Anne Hipp of Lake Charles, Louisiana, told the Board, "You have done extremely well."    Click here to read the article in the Daily Mountain Eagle.

 

 

Questions about SACS and ADVANCED Accreditation

 

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools. Today, to demonstrate educational quality, accreditation is used by education providers of all types from traditional schools to distance learning providers to tutoring centers serving all ages of students from toddlers to adults.

Accreditation engages the school community in meeting high quality standards, implementing a continuous improvement, and engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review.


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7th Graders Create Movie Trailers

Mr. Lincoln Moody's 7th grade civics classes recently created iMovie trailers that helped them review Article 1 of the Constitution.  The information learned making the trailers helped build student knowledge for a test coming up later this week!  It's just another example of how Maddox is using technology to increase student achievement!


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5 Questions with Teacher of the Year: Lisa Mellott

We asked Maddox Teacher of the Year Lisa Mellott a few questions about her job and what it means to her.  Click on the link to find out what she said.


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Maddox 7th Grade Wins Briarwood Christmas Tourney

The Maddox Panthers 7th Grade baskletball team recently was crowned champions of the Briarwood Christmas Tournament.  The tourney champions completed a sweep of the round robin tourney beating Briarwood Christian, Chelsea, and Anniston!  Congratulations!


Schools to Open Late on Tuesday, 1.7.14 and Wednesday, 1.8.14

All schools in the Jasper City School District will open at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, and Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  Buses will run at 9:00 AM each day.


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Maddox Continuous Improvement Plan

Want to see how Maddox is devoting itself to improving?  Click the article for a link to the Prezi.


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Exam Schedule and Exemption Policy

Semester Exams are coming up next week.  Click on the article for details about the exams and exemptions.


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Math Club to Meet Wednesday January 15

Maddox's Math Club will have a meeting in Mrs. Callaway's room on Wednesday January 15 at 7:45!


Maddox Yearbook Sale Begins: Online Purchase Available

Maddox's annual yearbook sale has officially begun! Don't miss out on your opportunity to save the memories of the 2013-2014 school year! Click on the link to order your yearbook today! <http://shop.balfour.com/smi695/catalog/product/view/id/23039/s/yearbook/category/312623/>

 


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Maddox Spelling Bee

After spelling some tough words and competition, Anna Wells was crowned the winner and Mady Urbanski was runner-up of the Maddox Middle School Spelling Bee. The winning word was "prognosticate". Thanks to Mrs. Jaye for being the sponsor!


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8th Grade Drama: Disney's Aladdin Jr.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOGALLERY HERE! The Maddox Middle School 8th grade drama class presented Disney's Aladdin Jr. on Monday to a thrilled audience.  Attendees were treated to an elaborate musical production that was as close to professional as it comes!  Read on for notes on the cast.


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Students/Teachers Wear Jeans for Troops Students get patriotic for troops On November 6, Maddox's students and teachers participated in a veteran's fundraiser sponsored by NJHS and student council.  Students and teachers wore jeans and patriotic apparel and donated at least $1 to .  http://gigofund.org/ .  Students have spent the week learning about the sacrifices that veteran's have made. 
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Math Team Competes in AMC National Mathematics Contest The Maddox 7th and 8th grade math team members recently competed in the AMC National Mathematics Contest.  Class winners, a MMS overall winner and national winners will be announced later this year.
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