JMS Newsletter

September 2017

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to another school year at JMS! Over this first month of school we have already accomplished so much together. Our softball, volleyball, cross country, cheerleaders, and football teams have been successful in their sport ventures. The hard work that the JMS students and staff have demonstrated over the past weeks are evident in the first progress reports that have gone out. In addition, JMS has already had the first school dance and clubs will start the second Friday in September. All of the wonderful things happening at JMS would not be possible without the collaborative efforts of our students, parents, staff, County Office, and Board. To better showcase those collaborative efforts, JMS's motto for this year is a quote by the inspiring and courageous Helen Keller who so gracefully stated, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Together we will make the 2017 - 2018 school year one for the books!
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JMS Students Learning at School from Group Work in Math Class to Learning About Agriculture in the Barn

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Attention JMS Parents

Do you want to know how to get more involved with your student's educational journey and be engaged with his or her school? Please see the items below that will help you get started:


Parent Curriculum Night

The JMS Parent Curriculum Night will take place on Monday, October 9th, from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM. We encourage all parents to join us and learn more about what JMS is about and has to offer your student. More information can soon be found via flyers, emails, robo calls, our school website and facebook page, and next month's newsletter.



Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest

This contest is open to all families with children in grades K-8. The contest started on 8/14 and will close on 10/9. The theme for the contest is, "Healthier Futures Begin When Kids Learn to Cook." If you are interested in helping your child learn more about preparing food, making nutrition fun, and competing to win a contest all at the same time, then please click on the Contest Parent Flyer Link below for more details.

Join the JMS PTO


The Jasper Middle School PTO is a non-profit organization established to provide additional opportunities for parents, teachers and members of the community to work together to support JMS teachers and students through a variety of activities and events - in and out of the classroom. The PTO is THE Booster Club for JMS! Here are some of the upcoming projects the PTO is working on:


1. JMS will be participating in the "Box Tops for Education" program this year and will collect "Box Tops" starting this month. A collection box will be placed in the cafeteria where students, parents, and staff will be able to drop off donated box tops that can be found on various food products such as cereal boxes, breakfast bars, and ziploc bags. For more information on this program and how you can assist JMS, please visit: http://www.boxtops4education.com/


2. PTO will be putting on a "Penny War" fundraiser at JMS this year. More information about this will be coming out soon!


For all things PTO related, as well as how to join, please visit their page on our school website at: http://jaspermid.pickens.k12.ga.us/pto.htm

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Help JMS Out While You're Grocery Shopping

Did you know that when you purchase your groceries at Ingles or Krogers, you could also be helping out JMS? It's true! By simply registering your Ingles and/or Krogers store loyalty cards, you can earn money for JMS by designating JMS as your chosen school. If you registered your card last year, you will have to re-register as they require everyone to do so each school year. To register your store loyalty cards and help out JMS, please visit: https://www.inglestoolsforschools.com/ and/or https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow .

Marble Festival Race

The annual Georgia Marble Festival takes place every year during the first full weekend of October. This year the festival will be on the weekend of October 2nd. The ritual kick-off of the Marble Festival is the Annual Road Race hosted by the Jasper United Methodist Church Women group. The JMS Wellness Committee is encouraging as many of our students, staff, and parents to enter the race and represent Team JMS. You can do this by either participating in the Road Race on Saturday, October 7th, or by being a "ghost runner" where you donate to the race but do not actively compete in it. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to support Team JMS, then please click the link below to fill out the entry form and mark "JMS" as the school that you are representing where it says, "School, Running Club, or Family." For more information on the Georgia Marble Festival please visit: http://www.georgiamarblefestival.com/

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JMS Upcoming Events

Thursday, 8/31:

Progress Reports Sent Home with Students

8th Grade Football vs. Clear Creek (Away) at 5:30 PM


Friday, 9/1

Softball vs. Fannin (Home)


Monday, 9/4:

No School in Observance of Labor Day


Tuesday, 9/5:

Softball vs. Clear Creek (Away)

Penny War Fundraiser Starts

School Dance Hosted by JMS Chorus at 4:00 PM


Wednesday, 9/6:

Volleyball vs. Red Bud Middle School (Away) at 5:00 PM


Thursday, 9/7:

Volleyball vs. Calhoun Middle School (Away) at 5:00 PM

8th Grade Football vs. Fannin (Away) at 5:00 PM

PTO will be selling Spirit Wear during lunch


Friday, 9/8:

Softball vs. Dawson (Home)


Saturday, 9/9:

Volleyball vs. White County Middle School (Home) at 9:00 AM


Monday, 9/11:

“Chat with Superintendent” Session with Dr. Wilson at 6:00 PM

Volleyball vs. Gladden Middle School (Away) at 5:00 PM

7th Grade Football vs. Ashworth (B Game) (Away) at 5:00 PM


Tuesday, 9/12:

Volleyball vs. Red Bud Middle School (Home) at 5:00 PM

Softball vs. Fannin (Away)


Wednesday, 9/13:

JMS Papa John's Pizza Night


Thursday, 9/14:

Volleyball Tri-Tournament at PHS at 5:00 PM

7th Grade Football vs. Union (Away) at 5:00 PM

8th Grade Football vs. Union (Away) at 6:30 PM

Board Meeting at 6:00 PM


Friday, 9/15:

Softball Tournament at Clear Creek


Saturday, 9/16:

Cross Country - Warpath Inv. at Boling Park in Canton, GA at 11:45 AM


Monday, 9/18 - Friday, 9/22: Fall Break - No School


Tuesday, 9/26:

Info. Night for 8th Grade Savannah Field Trip (Tentative) at 6:00 PM

7th Grade Football vs. Dawson (Away) at 5:00 PM


Thursday, 9/28:

8th Grade Football vs. Dawson (Home) at 5:30 PM

JMS Bojangles Night (5:00 - 8:00 PM)


Friday, 9/29:

Picture Retakes


Saturday, 9/30:

Cross Country - North GA Mountain Middle School Regional Meet

at Clear Creek Middle School in Gilmer


Tuesday, 10/3:

Info. Night for 7th Grade St. Simons Field Trip (Tentative) at 6:00 PM


Thursday, 10/5:

Football Playoffs (TBD) at 5:30 PM


Saturday, 10/7:

JMS Dynamics to Perform at GA Marble Festival

JMS Team Participating in the 37th Annual Road Race of the GA Marble Festival


Monday, 10/9:

Parent Curriculum Night from 5:00 until 7:30 PM


Wednesday, 10/11:

JMS Papa John's Night


Thursday, 10/12:

Football Championship (TBD) at 5:30 PM


Saturday, 10/14:

Cross Country - Sharptop Invitation

At Roper Park in Pickens at 8:00 AM


Monday, 10/23, - Friday, 10/27:

Book Fair in the JMS Library


Tuesday, 10/24:

PTO at 6:00 PM


Wednesday, 10/25:

JMS Buffalo Luke's Night from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

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Jasper Middle School

Our Mission

Joining Mind and Spirit to ensure academic success, social responsibility, and graduation for all. "Our goal is that all students will work not only to meet academic expectations, but that they will strive to exceed expectations."

Our Vision

The vision of Jasper Middle School, in cooperation with all stakeholders, is to commit ourselves to developing critical thinkers and lifelong learners through a rigorous curriculum, high expectations, and positive character development in a safe and nurturing environment.

Our Beliefs

  • Devoted educators actively support students, families, and the community to help prepare students to be positive contributors to society through preparation for future challenges and societal demands.
  • All students can learn.
  • Communication through the spoken and written word is essential to the success of all students.
  • Education and learning are shared responsibilities that take place in the home, school, and community.
  • Each and every student must be prepared for an ever-changing and technologically driven society.
  • Positive behavior supports lead to greater success.
  • All stakeholders are accountable for improving student achievement.