Home of the Smart Academy!
"Building a Culture of Excellence"
With high expectations of all stakeholders, James A. Shanks Middle School will create a culture of excellence by providing a rigorous, relevant curriculum for the development of skills necessary for students to compete in a dynamic, global and multicultural society.
The mission of James A. Shanks Middle School is to provide a safe, nurturing and productive environment in which to educate all students in order to become responsible life-long learners who possess skills, knowledge and self-confidence needed to become college and/or career ready.
Educational Resources for Learning
FloridaStudents.org is a new source for Florida Standards Student Tutorials and Resources.
It has resources from all over the web to support student learning in language arts, mathematics, science, and civics.
FSA Portal for Students and Parents
Welcome Students and Parents!
This page provides access to general information about the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and links to other FSA websites and resources.
The supported Web browsers for the training tests are:
Internet Explorer 10 or 11.
Pearson ePat Practice Assessment Tools for Civics & Biology I EOC
Recommended Reading from Just Read Florida!
Resources for Black History Month
2015 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!
"Reading Accelerates Success" encourages students to connect literacy with all kinds of careers and activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Florida Department of Education Recommended Reading List
Florida Department of Education Literacy Tips for Parents
Students Visited Portable Planetarium
Thanks to Just Read, Florida! for bringing the portable planetarium to JASMS so that students could sit under the stars and learn how reading relates to science and space technology.
JASMS Tropicana Winner, Aliza Hutley, Places 3rd in District Competition
Tropicana Speech Contestants
1st. Place - Aliza Hutley
2nd. Place - Ira Hamilton
3rd. Place - Danna Lasso
Microsoft Office Specialists
Mr. Pace's students are learning to use Microsoft Office.
James A. Shanks Student Wins District Spelling Bee!
School Spelling Bee Winners
Winner - Aliza Hutley
1st. Runner Up - Jakyla Key
2nd. Runner Up - Trey Edwards
3rd. Runner Up - Niyoche McTier
4th. Runner Up - Rashard Farlin
Parent Access to Grades and Attendance
Gadsden County School District Attendance Goal
Each student attends school at least 95% of the time as based on average daily attendance.
Each child can miss no more than:
Information for Families
Employees of the Year, 2014-2015
Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Kimberly McNeal
School Related Employee of the Year: Mr. Juan Kirkland
Rookie Teacher of the Year: Mr. Eddie Oliver
2014-2015 Uniform Schedule
1st. Quarter Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium
2nd Quarter Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium
3rd Quarter Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria