Jasper Middle School

Makin' It Happen

RAD Awards on Friday, October 16th

The tradition will continue this year with our quarterly awards assembly to recognize students and grade-levels on their outstanding hard work, behavior, and achievements during the first 9 Weeks! The ballots are in for which teacher you will see slimed during RAD. Stay tuned in to our newsletters to find out more about this month's RAD Awards.
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Go Dragons!

Congratulations to our Football Team for making the Championship this week by beating Rabun County last Thursday 12-6. This was Rabun County's first loss in four years!

Good luck this week in the Championship game!

Thank you to our Cheerleaders for being such a great support for the football team throughout the year. You ladies have helped to make this season successful.

The JMS Softball Team had a great season this year. The team placed 2nd overall in the region. Congratulations ladies!

Cross-Country is finishing their Region Championship and season this Saturday. Good Luck to all of our runners!

Thank You to JMS PTO

Earlier this month, members of our Parent and Teacher Organization decorated the JMS school entrances, front lobby, and cafeteria for Fall. An extra big "Thank You" to Anda Olsen, Cynthia Lowe, and Josie Moore for all of your help! You ladies do a wonderful job!

Zaxby's Night was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who came out to support JMS!

On Monday, October 5th, students and staff brought their families out to support JMS during Zaxby's Night. Guests enjoyed delicious food, which was served to them by our own student council members. Guests also had the opportunity to show off their vocal talents by singing karaoke and donate money towards the teacher of their choice in the "Pie in the Face" contest.

Check out the video below to see Mrs. Hermann get a pie in the face!

Pie in the Face Winner

Thank you Student Council for all of your hard work. You truly made this night a success!

Yearbooks are still only $35...but not for long! Get yours now!

Purchase your 2015-2016 JMS yearbook for only $35 by seeing Mrs. Naples, or visiting the link below.

This year, you can also purchase an ad to recognize your student in the yearbook!

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Month!

A big shout out to Mrs. Lori Holbert, our September Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Holbert was voted for this award by JMS students.

Congratulations again, Mrs. Holbert!

Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30

This year for Red Ribbon Week, JMS students will be participating in dress- up days throughout the week, getting involved in Drug and Alcohol Education lessons during CARES, hearing from the Pickens County Anti-Drug Coalition and signing a Pledge Banner during lunch, and will be given the opportunity to participate in poster and essay contests focused around living a drug-free lifestyle.

Red Ribbon Week Dress-Up Days

Monday, October 26 - Mustache Day: Come wearing your finest mustache.

Tuesday, October 27 - Crazy Sock Day: Sock it to drugs by wearing your craziest socks!

Wednesday, October 28 - Red Out Day: Wear Red to show you're drug free

Thursday, October 29 - Spirit Day: Wear your best Dragon gear

Friday, October 30 - Superhero Day: Come dressed as your favorite superhero

Did You Know? Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Talk to your children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Congratulations to all of our Students and Athletes of the Week!

Week of September 14th: Taylor Davis, Toby Tanner, Rachel Watson, Kylen Cornett, Monica Hughes, Jared Ellis, Lexi Prather, Seth White

Week of September 28th: Luis Aguilar, Sarah Holland, Chloe Teague, Drake Sutton, Lauren Dose, Avery Davis, McKenzie and Madison Mays, Josh Cook

Week of October 5th: Jacob Nichols, Ansley Stone, Trevor Litton, Megan Duckett, Nathan McEntire, Reese Melvin, Ericka McNemar, Dallas McHale

Week of October 12th: Libby Culberson, Gauge Hester, Michelle Voyles, Luis Gonzalez, Malorie Jordan, Nathan Hamilton, Makayla Mumphrey, Aiden Sanchez

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 12 - End of the 1st 9 weeks

Wednesday, October, 14 - PSAT Administration

Thursday, October 15 - 8th Grade Football Championship

Friday, October 16 - RAD Awards

Saturday, October 17 - Cross-Country Meet

Friday, October 23 - Report Cards

Friday, October 23 - Halloween Dance (5:00 - 7:00)

October 26 - 30 - Fall Book Fair

October 26 - 30 - Red Ribbon Week

Friday, October 30 - Superhero Day

Scholarship Opportunities for Students

Patriot’s Pen Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-8. Applicant must submit an essay on the following theme: “What Freedom Means to Me.”

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Defining Theme of Our Age Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Foundation Magazine
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Contest is open to all who want to share his or her ideas with the contest committee. There is no age limit and is open to individuals worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay between 1,500 and 2,500 words sharing what they think the theme of the 21st century will be.

Angela Award
Sponsor: National Science Teachers Association
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Award is open to female students in grades 5-8 who are involved in or have a strong connection to science.

EESC STEM Poster Contest
Sponsor: Engineering Education Service Center (EESC)
Amount: Up to $200
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2015
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary, middle, high school and college. Contestant must create and submit a poster on the category “STEM Careers.”

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to international and U.S. students who are enrolled in grades 6-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Sponsor: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 3, 2015
Description: Award is open to students in grades 5-12 who are legal residents of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C. Applicant must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related to North American game bird or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

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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, family, and 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 is a shared responsibility that takes 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.