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Students in Jasper City Schools are having some friendly competition this week for a good cause.A canned food drive is taking place at all schools in the system — Jasper High, Jasper Jr. High, … more
A new educational program in Jasper encourages children to channel their inner explorer.The first Tinkergarten class started in Walker County earlier this month. Tinkergarten, a nature-based, … more
See You at the Pole was held at schools around the country on Wednesday for students to join in prayer before school. Jasper High School students, pictured, participated, as well as other county schools. Students either meet around a flag pole or an American flag to pray for their schools, families, and country.  more
Schools across Walker County participated in Start With Hello Week to spread kindness and inclusion. more
Valley Jr. High School librarian Amy Hulsey has secured nearly $50,000 in grants for the school.Hulsey was honored for her efforts at a meeting of the Walker County Board of Education on Sept. 12. … more
T.R. Simmons Elementary School Principal Meagan Fields said the school is continuing to implement programs aimed at improving literacy.At a meeting of the Jasper City Board of Education on Sept. 23, … more
Money issued from the state's Education Trust Fund is being used to address a number of needs in Jasper City Schools.Chief School Financial Officer Monique Rector said the school system received … more
Fourteen percent of Walker Countians are illiterate, and a local organization is aiming to change that.The Literacy Council of Walker County has been working since 1997 to bring reading and writing … more
Imagine longing for an education, an opportunity only steps away but still out of reach."I used to pick cotton and watch a school bus go by and cry because I wasn't on that bus," Walker County … more
Travis Kennedy is so much more than a custodian at Jasper High School — he's a mentor and friend. more
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