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"Building a Culture of Excellence"


We will collaboratively create an environment that provides challenging experiences with reading, mathematics, writing, science, and technology interspersed throughout the curriculum in order to accomplish our mission of building a brighter future.




 The mission of James A. Shanks Middle School is to empower students to

become critical, creative thinkers who are destined for global success.
James A. Shanks Middle School Tigers will R.O.A.R!


                    Respect Myself and Others

                    Own My Choices

                    Accept Meaningful Challenges

                    Reach My Goals


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School Events
•  Softball & Baseball Game (Away) Wakulla MS 4:30CST
•  Track Meet-Gadsden County High School
•  Softball & Baseball Game (Away) West Gadsden MS 4:30
•  Track Meet (Away) Godby High School
•  21st CCLC Field Trip to Crossroads Team Summit (Scheduled Grades 6-8)
•  21st CCLC Saturday School
Celebrate Literacy Week-Florida January 27-31, 2020 " Book Your Trip: Adventure Awaits!"
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  Monday- "Poetry Jam": Students will submit their original  poetry to the ELA teacher to be displayed on the Poetry...

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