March 10, 2023

Jasper Middle School Mission Statement
The mission of Jasper Middle School is to educate all students in a safe environment and to empower all to be lifelong learners and productive citizens. 

Principal - Corey Thompson


Assistant Principal - Duane Cronic


Assistant Principal - Kelly Weaver


Information and Resources

How to Get Your Kids to Open Up About School

Most parents know that asking a child “How was school today?” is a conversational dead-end. From kindergarten to high school, this question is unlikely to prompt more than a monosyllabic response like “fine,” “good,” or “okay”, followed by a shrug and total silence. The trick to getting kids to open up about school is asking creative, open-ended questions tailored to their age group.

Tips for Communicating with Children Successfully

  • Avoid yes or no questions. Nothing shuts down a conversation faster! Instead, ask open-ended questions that can help trigger a sustainable conversation.
  • Memorize their class schedule. If you know what your child is working on each day in school, you can ask directly about their experiences in every class.
  • Model open communication. Conversation is a two-way street. If you don’t chat openly about your own experiences every day, your kid probably won’t either. Be forthcoming about your own daily activities, including your work, interests, successes, challenges, and friends.
  • Schedule regular times to talk. As kids become more independent, it’s increasingly important to carve out times during the week for dialogues. Having regularly scheduled family dinners, game nights or other specific times to reconnect—where cellphones and laptops stay out of sight—is one way to stay connected and give kids a routine they can rely on.
  • Be resourceful. If your child brings home an art project or you find them reading a book or an article online, ask about it! Never miss these easy opportunities to foster meaningful connections.


Questions to Ask Middle Schoolers

Who do you eat lunch with?

What did you do during recess today?

What made you laugh the hardest today?

What’s the nicest thing you saw someone do?

Did you feel mad or sad today? What made you feel that way?

What did you learn today that you didn’t know before?

What was the coolest or weirdest thing you learned today?

If your teacher called me to talk about you, what do you think they would say?

If you were the teacher, how would you run class differently?  

What are the biggest changes between your classes this year and last year?

Did any of your classmates need help today? What happened?

Which classes do you feel the most motivated in? How about the least?

     ~ Adapted from Boys & Girls Clubs of America Parent Resources, 2018

School Advisory Council

Our school advisory council will meet at 4:00 in the media center.

Future dates:

April 12, 2023

May 17, 2023 (if needed)

Student of the Week

Lucas Dorsey

Evie Hendrix

Lydia Poynter

Mia Trinidad


JMS Parent Academy/STEM Night

JMS will host our Parent Academy/STEM Night on Monday, March 13th, from 6:00-8:00.

Fifth grade JMS dance will be Friday, March 17th, from 4:00-6:00. Students MUST be picked up in a vehicle; no walkers or walking to pick up on the sidewalk. All students will be picked up on Stegall Drive like regular car dismissal from school. The sixth-grade dance will be Friday, March 24th, from 4:00-6:00.

Please remember that when your child is absent they can log in to to find their classroom assignments. If they are home due to quarantine, they are expected to log on.

Contact Us
Phone Number: 706-253-1730
Address:  158 Stegall Drive, Jasper, GA 30143
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