Jasper Middle School …Helping Dragons Become GREENER!

JMS Press Release–10/3/2018

2018-19 Jasper Middle Pride Patrol Team Leaders L-R—Jasmine Cantrell, Carly Patterson, Ashlynn Bruce, Mattie Parks, and Eric Tomas

Jasper Middle School: Where Dragon Nation Begins… By Helping Dragons Become GREENER!

Jasper Middle is excited to announce the launch of their new Pride Patrol Recycling Team, composed of dedicated and diligent 5th and 6th grade students.  Members of this team were required to complete an application process including personal references– in preparation for the work world.  Because JMS is such a large campus, selected member were divided into five section teams and assigned section leaders.

The Pride Patrol will collect all JMS recyclables on Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 am, before homeroom begins. Since recycling is a habit that must be practiced daily, the Pride Patrol will be encouraging their peers and even family members do their part to separate recyclables from rubbish!   Mrs. Jennie Smith, School Counselor and Team Sponsor, would like to thank each member for their diligence and cooperation in completing a successful launch!

🐲The Jasper Middle Pride Patrol is excited to do their part in making DRAGON NATION just a bit GREENER!!🐲
Special THANKS for Keep Pickens Beautiful and the Jasper Home Depot for supplying carts and green collection boxes!

2018-19  JMS Pride Patrol Team Members


Eric Tomas—Team Leader
Ethan McMillan
Makenna Moody
Kara Winkler
Elena Nelson
Mattie Parks—-Team Leader
Cadence Brannon
DaShay Buchanan
Isaac Lloyd
Ashlynn Bruce—-Team Leader
Scarlett Reinhardt
Robert Mumper
Cassandra Hamrick
Lexi Payne
Carly Patterson—-Team Leader
Emily Coley
Lacey Goodnoe
Kaley Lockey
Jasmine Cantrell—-Team Leader
Winter Satterfield
Laney Jones
Lilly Shirley

Home Depot Supports Local School and KPB

Steve Renegar, Store Manager, Jasper Home Depot

Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to thank Home Depot for donating 3 merchandise baskets to our recycling program at Jasper Middle School.

The students use the baskets to move the recycling from room to room and then to the large recycling containers outside provided by Waste Management.

If you would like to start a recycling program at your home or business please contact us at 706-253-3600. We would be glad to help get you started.

Visit our web page www.keepppickensbeautiful.org and learn more us.

Trash Bird?

This beautiful bird was constructed from trash picked up from the beaches in Brunswick, GA.

The 3” R’s” in recycle are Reduce – Reuse – Recycle.

Please join Keep Pickens Beautiful by practing the 3 “R’s” here in Pickens County and help keep our beautiful County Clean.

Contact our office at 706-253-3600, check out our web page at keeppickensbeautiful.org or Facebook.

New to AAR – Janet Smith and Gina Handley

Janet Smith, new AAR Volunteer

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce 2 more families have teamed up to adopt a road and become part our Adopt A Road program. Janet Smith (pictured) and Gina Handley got together to adopt Whitestone Road in Talking. Their first pick up yielded a truck load of litter. Thank you folks for caring about our beautiful county and helping to keep it clean.  Keep up the good job. Littering the roadways is a crime in the State of Georgia, punishable by a LARGE fine and/or jail time.

First Pickup collection by Janet Smith and Gina Handley

KPB is all about reaching our goals to improve the quality of life by eliminating litter through community involvement and increased public awareness. Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! If you would like become a volunteer contact the KPB Office at 706-253-3600 or visit our web page at keeppickensbeautiful.org