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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


Gadsden County Public Schools


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Scholastic Book Fair


Dates: Dec. 2-6, 2019                                                                         

Theme: Arctic Adventure

Scholastic Book Fair Homepage

 Shop from a huge selection of educational products, games, crafts, and kits. All orders ship home, JASMS will earn 25% in rewards on purchases made during our fair.


eWallet: Our fair is accepting eWallet as a payment option! Manage funds between 11/18-12/6


Online Shopping Shopping Days: 11/27-12/10, 2019


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School Events
11/12/2019 to 11/22/2019
•  SGA Non-perishable Food Drive
•  STAR Assessment
•  Basketball Game (Away) FAMU Middle School 5:30 Girls/ 6:30 Boys
•  Basketball Tournament (Boys) Chiles High School TBA
•  Basketball Game (Away) Marianna Middle School 6:00 Boys
•  Basketball Game (Home) West Gadsden 5:30 Girls/6:30 Boys
•  Soccer Game (Home) Wakulla Middle School 3:30 Girls/4:30 Boys
•  Basketball Game (Home) Havana Magnet School 2:00 Girls/ 3:00 Boys
•  Soccer Game (Home) West Gadsden MS 3:30 Girls/ 4:30 Boys
James A. Shanks Middle School Hispanic Heritage Program
We will recognize and celebrate contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans; celebrating history, heritage, and culture. We...