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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.



Happy Last Day of School!!!
This school year has been full of excitement, adventure, and learning. Students, as you officially move into summer vacation, please remember to ROAR! Continue to practice physical distancing and follow health advisories regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents there may be opportunities for virtual summer camps therefore loaner laptops should not be returned to the school until August. Continue to keep the devices in good condition. Also, final report cards will be sent home next week according to your mailing address on file at the school. For more updates and information please continued visit our school’s website and or our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages at jasmsofficial. 
Principal Stokes





Parent Resource Guide



Free Resources for Families and Teachers


 FLDOE Resources


Free and Discounted Internet Access




Skyward Family

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Skyward Family Access





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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TIPS TO KEEP STUDENTS & PARENTS MOTIVATED DURING THE COVID-19 As parents, we spend a lot of time telling our children...

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