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Barbie Bungee in 8th Grade (w/Pics) barbie

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: 






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Leader of the Week October 24 lotw

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 an 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

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Student of the Quarter-1st Nine Weeks SOTQ

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.

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Jasper City Schools' Annual Report - Highlights of 2015-2016 JCS LOGO

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!

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Money Drop Day 3 money

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.

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Money Drop Day 2 2016 Money drop1

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.

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Leader of the Week October 18 Leader 1

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

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Money Drop Day 1 Money Drop

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.

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National School Bus Safety Week 2016 School Bus Safety Week 2016

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 TipsSchool Bus Safety Tips for Everyone brochures will be sent home this week.

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Homecoming homecoming

Students had a great time celebrating the last Maddox Middle School Homecoming!  Students dressed in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness while also raising funds in homerooms to support research.  Click on the article for access to a photo gallery.

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Leader of the Week leader

The “Leader of the Week” program aims to encourage students to be leaders inside and outside of school, and to make good choices, even when they think no one is watching. JUMP, a service and leadership group, is proud to recognize Mr. Michael Cagle as our leader of the week for this week. Mr. Cagle often exhibits positive behavior, and is one who leads through action. 


Job well done, Michael. 

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No School on Monday, October 10th Columbus Day

Jasper City Schools will not be in session on Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day. 

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Report Cards Come Home Wednesday October 12th report card

1st nine weeks report cards will go home with students on Wednesday, October 12th.

Mrs. Ferrell's Class Loves Eggs! eggs

Maddox Middle School Family and Consumer Science 6th graders have been studying Egg Anatomy, Egg nutrients & Egg Cookery!! Students had a cooking lab September 22 and cooked a quick, healthy and portable egg dish. The students enjoyed cooking Egg and Ham cups and also enjoyed eating them!!

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Jump Announces "Leader of the Week" Program JUMP

This year, JUMP, a service and leadership program, has been meeting and brainstorming on ways to promote leadership throughout Maddox.  It was decided among the 24 members that they were going to implement and sponsor a “Leader of the Week” program.  The “Leader of the Week” program aims to encourage students to be leaders inside and outside of school, and to make good choices, even when they think no one is watching.  Not only will these students be recognized amongst their peers, but they will also be rewarded for efforts!


This week, our Leader of the Week is Ms. Chelsey Ollie!

Thank you for being a great leader, Chelsey!

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JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- October, 2016 october snip

The JCS Superintendent's Newsletter highlights our great schools and great students! 

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Money Drop Is Coming 10/17-10/21

Money Drop is coming! MMS's week of fun and fundraising will begin its annual event on October 17th with a school dance and continue through the rest of the week with crazy dress up days and games as grade levels compete to bring home the prize for their class!  

Monday, October 17- Dance

Tuesday, October 18-Decorate Halls and Sno-Biz will be here throughout the day (students purchase during E/PE)

Wednesday, October 19-Tie-Dye/Hawaiian Day (Double $5 Day)

Thursday, October 20-Hillbilly Day (All Silver Change Counts Double Negative)

Friday, October 21-TEAM Color Day (Double Check Day-Big Money Contest)

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School Picture Day Thursday, September 29th

School Picture Day for the fall (and for yearbooks) will be Thursday, September 29th.


Jasper City Schools granted the 21st Century Grant for 3 more years!

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JCS Superintendent's Newsletter- September, 2016


Read about all the GREAT things that are going on in the Jasper City Schools! 

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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

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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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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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!

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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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