Jasper Middle School

Makin' It Happen!

Parents of Current 8th Grade Students: Don't Miss the Upcoming Freshman Advisement Sessions at Pickens High School

Pickens High School will be conducting Advisement sessions for rising 9th grade students and parents/guardians on Monday, February 29th and Thursday, March 10th from 6:00-8:00 PM in the new Performing Arts Center.


All current 8th grade students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend one of these two Parent Nights.


These sessions will allow for you and your upcoming Freshman to learn more about the variety of elective courses available to take in the 2016-2017 school year. There will also be opportunities to sit down with a PHS Advisor to discuss academic and elective scheduling options.


If you have any questions, please call Whitney Hancock, your JMS counselor, at 706-253-1760. Questions may also be directed to PHS at 706-253-1800; ask for a counselor or Chad Flatt.

Congratulations Reading Bowl Team!

JMS Reading Bowl Team placed third at the Region Reading Bowl tournament in Gainesville on February 6th. Please congratulate these students when you see each of them!

FFA Show Team sweep Showmanship Classes at Winter Classic

For the first time since we started this show 7 years ago, JMS students brought home the belt buckles for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades .


In the Winter Classic showmanship division for 8th grade, Weston Jordan placed 5th, Mckenzie Hancock placed 4th, Sarah Bramlett placed 3rd, Dakota Thomas placed 2nd and Taylor Dobson placed 1st. In the 7th grade division, Cierra Boswell placed 5th, Kayla Jones placed 3rd, Lillie Martin placed 2nd and Madelyn Elrod placed 1st. In the 6th grade division, Ty Payne placed 4th, Caitlin Emory placed 3rd, Kelsie Hancock placed 2nd and Carmen Thomas placed 1st.

With 6 counties represented at the show, JMS Show Team members won all three divisions and took all top five placings in the 3 divisions, except for one fourth and one fifth place. Incredible!


In weight classes, Parker Fleming had an 8th place finish. Carmen Thomas, Emma Long and Weston Jordan had 6th place finishes. Kayla Jones, Courtney Dorden, Caitlin Emory, Landon Van Sant and Madi Pitts had 5th place finishes. Taylor Dobson and Sarah Bramlett took 4th place in class. Carmen Thomas placed 3rd and Chase Goss, Madelyn Elrod, and Taylor Dobson brought home 2nd place ribbons.

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

Week of January 25th: Will Coker, Arielle Fowler, Cierra Boswell, Miguel Sanchez, Stephen Gilstrap, and CJ Prather


Week of February 8th: Tanner Dobson, Daynie Armstrong, Alaina Dale, Hunter Reed, Eduardo Valdovinos, and Kaitlyn Hamby

PTO Meeting and Parent Night for 7th Grade Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 6pm

JMS

Dress Like a JMS Teacher

On Friday, February 26th, students are invited to dress up like one of their JMS Teachers.

We can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Optimist Club to hold Oratorical Contest

On March 5th, the Optimist Club will be hosting an oratorical contest. The theme for this year's contest is "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others". If you like public speaking and are interested in the possibility of scholarship money, see Mrs. Hamilton in Room 406 for details.

Our next Parent Activity Night is coming up soon!

Monday, March 14th

Jasper Middle

5:00 - 7:00 pm



Parents and students will have the opportunities to visit classrooms and participate in fun activities taught by our own JMS teachers and students.


Subjects that will be covered during this Parent Activity Night include:


  • Social Studies
  • P.E.
  • Art
  • Music
  • Gifted (SimCity projects)

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 23

4:30pm Baseball v. Gladden

6:00pm Parent Night for 7th Grade Field Trip

6:00pm PTO Meeting

Thursday February 25

4:30 pm Baseball @ Gladden

Friday, February 26

Dress Like a JMS Teacher Day

Monday, February 29

6:00pm Rising 9th Grade Advisement Night at PHS

Tuesday, March 1

4:00pm Soccer @ Dawson County

4:30pm Baseball @ Clear Creek

Wednesday, March 2

7th Grade Field trip (St. Simons)

Read Across America Day

Thursday, March 3

7th Grade Field trip (St. Simons)

4:30pm Golf v. Fannin

Friday, March 4

4:30pm Baseball v. Gladden

7th Grade Field trip (St. Simons)

Monday, March 7

4:30pm Golf @ Fannin

4:30pm Baseball v. Clear Creek

Tuesday, March 8

4:30pm Baseball @ Calhoun

Wednesday, March 9

7:40am Beta Club Meeting

Thursday, March 10

4:30pm Baseball @ Lumpkin

6:00pm Rising 9th Grade Advisement Night at PHS

6:30pm PC BOE Regular Board Meeting

Monday, March 14

4:30pm Golf @ Copper Basin

4:30pm Baseball v Calhoun

5:00pm Parent Activity Night

Wednesday March 16

Spring Pictures

Thursday, March 17

4:30pm Baseball V. Union

Friday, March 18

4:00pm Soccer @ Fannin

Monday, March 21-Friday March 25

Decades Week

Spring Book Fair

Monday, march 21

4:30pm Baseball v. Lumpkin

Tuesday, March 22

6:00pm PTO Meeting

7:00pm Spring Band Festival @ PHS PAC

Thursday, March 24

6:00pm Parent Meeting (8th Grade Field Trip)

Friday, March 25

RAD Awards

Report Card

Saturday, March 26

11:00am and 2:00pm Baseball v. Lafayette (double header)

Monday, March 28

5:00pm Golf v. Harrison

Wednesday, March 30

4:30pm Baseball @ Union

Thursday, March 31

6th Grade Field Trip (Chattanooga)

4:30pm Golf Match

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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.