AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

ER Volume 33

May 2, 2016

AMS Administration Team

Principal: Melanie J. Barkley melanie.barkley@acs-k12.org

Asst. Principal: Chris Pennington chris.pennington@acs-k12.org

Admin. Asst: Darius Gilbert darius.gilbert@acs-k12.org

Counselor: LouAnn O'Rear louann.orear@acs-k12.org

Learning Support Counselor AIS/AMS: Shana Winter shana.winter@acs-k12.org

What's Happening This Week

AMS SPRING FOOTBALL INFO

Spring practice Dates: May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18

Practice Times will be from 3:40-5:40 (Wed Practice ends at 5:10)


***All paperwork must be completed and turned in before any student may participate in Spring Workouts, which includes up to date physical and insurance info.***

AMS Registration Information for 2016-17

The ACS Board approved the 2016-17 AMS Curriculum Catalog last Thursday night. We are excited to be offering more elective choices next year and the catalog will answer some general questions about all that AMS has to offer. The catalog and registration forms will be posted next week on the AMS Website.


Registration Timeline will be as follows:


Current AIS 6th Graders:

Tuesday, May 3 - All 6th Grade students will receive a registration packet to take home and complete

Tuesday, May 3 - Mrs. Barkley will be hosting a registration Informational Meeting for ALL Athens Intermediate 6th Grade parents at 6pm in the cafeteria at AIS.

Tuesday, May 10 - All 6th Grade Registration forms are DUE to their AIS Homeroom Teacher


Current AMS 7th Graders

Tuesday, May 3 - 7th graders will have an assembly to explain the registration process and Wednesday, May 4 - Registration packets will go home via their English Teachers

Tuesday, May 10 - 7th grade registration forms are DUE to their English Teacher


AMS Counselors will be available, after the students and parent informational meetings are held if parents feel they have questions that can not be answered via email, for appointments on Thursday, May 5. Mrs. Winter will be at AIS that day for 6th Gr. Parents and Mrs. O'Rear will be at AMS for 7th Gr. Parents. Please email shana.winter@acs-k12.org and louann.orear@acs-k12.org.

Monday, May 2

  • AMS Spring Football
  • AHS Girls Golf - Sub state at Highland Park
  • AHS Softball - Varsity at Sparkman 5:30
  • AHS Boys Golf - Sub state at Terri Pines Country Golf

Tuesday, May 3

  • AMS FCA Meeting at 7:30am in the small auditorium
  • AMS Performance Series Test will be given in LA and Math Classes
  • Mrs. Barkley will be hosting a registration Informational Meeting for ALL Athens Intermediate 6th Grade parents at 6pm in the cafeteria.
  • AMS Spring Choir Concert will be Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium

Wednesday, May 4

  • AMS Performance Series Test will be given in LA and Math Classes
  • AMS Spring Football
  • AMS 7th Grade Registration Packets Home

Thursday, May 5

  • AMS Counselors will be available, after the students and parent informational meetings are held if parents feel they have questions that can not be answered via email, for appointments on Thursday, May 5. Mrs. Winter will be at AIS that day for 6th Gr. Parents and Mrs. O'Rear will be at AMS for 7th Gr. Parents. Please email shana.winter@acs-k12.org and louann.orear@acs-k12.org.
  • AHS Varsity Softball Area Tournament vs Florence at NW Shoals CC 5pm - Winner takes on Muscle Shoals at 7pm - Loser plays Friday 5/6 at 4pm
  • AHS Track State Meet at Gulf Shores HS

AMS Field Day - May 6

FIELD DAY IS HERE TO CELEBRATE OUR SUCCESSFUL YEAR.

We have some great activities planned for our students.

Cost is $10 for a wristband and it will include......

Super Slide, Obstacle Course, Basketball Hot Shot, DJ, Volleyball Area

For an additional cost - Shaved Ice and Concessions will be available

*Wristbands will be on sale the morning of the 6th.

*Student's who owe any type of fee must have the debt cleared before they are allowed to attend field day.

*Only AMS Students are allowed to attend field day. No outside visitors are allowed.

Friday, May 6

  • AMS Field Day
  • AHS Spring Band Concert 7pm in the AMS Auditorium
  • AHS Track State Meet at Gulf Shores HS

ACS Parents of Special Need Students Informational Meeting with Katherine Barr

What: Join us for an informational session on special needs estate planning with

well-renowned attorney, Katherine Barr

When: Friday, May 6th @ 12:00

Where: Athens City Schools Board room (central office)

Why: As a parent, knowing how to plan for the future of your special needs child,

early on, will ensure your child has access to the resources he or she needs as

an adult, providing you peace of mind.

RSVP: Jessica Lynn (jessica.lynn@acs-k12.org) by Monday, May 2nd.

Please see attached Bio for Katherine Barr

Sign Up for One Call Now Text Message Alerts

ACS uses One Call Now to send emergency and informational notifications to keep you informed of important events, activities, and last minute changes. Athens Middle currently calls you with voice notification messages and would like to be able to send important alerts to your cell phone as text messages as well as voice messages. If you have a text message plan, these messages will be included in that plan; otherwise, standard text message charges apply. If you would like to receive text message notifications, text the word, alert, to 22300 or visit us at www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts. Again, to receive text message notifications, text the word, alert, that's, A, L, E, R, T, to 22300 or visit us at www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts. If you are located in Canada or a U. S. Territory, please text the word RESUME to (937)240-0720. If you are located in a different country, please text the word RESUME to country code +44 793-794-7401.

Dr. Henry Griggs - Orthodontics

Thank you for your continued partnership and support of Athens Middle School.

Athens Orthodontics

102 S. Malone St., Suite B
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: 256-216-1717

http://www.griggs-orthodontics.com/

UPCOMING EVENTS

AHS/AMS Girls Basketball Tryouts for 2016-17

Coach Murphree will be hosting girls basketball tryouts beginning Monday, May 9. If you are interested in trying out must have all paperwork completed prior to participating in the tryout.

AMS Final Semester Exam Schedule UPDATED

Wednesday, 5/18 - 4th, 5th and 6th Period Exams

Thursday, 5/19 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Period Exams

Friday, 5/20 - NO EXAMS (Half Day of School Students Dismissed at 11:30)

Interested in Limestone County Swim Team

Registration for the Rec League Swim Team will be Tuesday, May 10 at 6pm at the Rec Center.

Tools for School Supply Give A Way - July 16, 2016

New Life Assembly of God in partnership with Sole Mission and numerous local businesses is hosting a FREE school supply give-a-way. Items to be given are a backpack, grade level school supplies, a brand new pair of tennis shoes and a voucher for a free haircut. Registration begins May 23rd and is limited to the first 300 Athens City School District students grades K-12. Registration is required, but NO specific income criteria will need to be met in order to receive the free supplies. You may register online at www.athensnewlife.com or Mon-Fri 9am-1pm at the church office (16768 US Hwy 72 W, Athens, AL 35611).

AHS Volleyball Camp Summer 2016

Volleyball instruction will be directed by Varsity Coaches and college players.

  • VB Skills Camp Ages 5-10 8am-11am $50 (Includes T-Shirt) Ages 11 and Up - 1pm -4pm $50 (Includes T-Shirt)
  • Hitter and Setter Camp - Ages 11and Up 4pm - 5:30pm $20 (Must be attending skills camp)
  • Registration Deadline is June 20th- Insures your Tshirt order

AHS Baseball Camp Summer 2016

The camp is based on instruction in the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and pitching. Campers will practice and compete with campers in their age group. Ages 5 - 12. The camp is June 6 - 8, (Monday - Wednesday). 9:00 a.m. - noon.

Link to Camp Form

ACS Summer School Information

Link to the Summer School 2016 Information and Forms

Copies are also available in the main office.

Athens Middle School

  • AMS/AIS Spring Band Concert will be May 10 at AMS Auditorium 7pm
  • AMS School Awards Day will be May 17 at 8:30am -10am - Doors will open after the first bell rings at 8:05am

Athens High School

  • 5/9 AHSAA Boys Golf State Tournament at Burningtree Country Club
  • 5/9 AHSAA Girls Golf State Tournament at RTJ @ Hampton Cove
  • 5/12 Senior Breakfast - Seniors Only
  • 5/12 Senior Awards Day - New Gym 9:30am
  • 5/15 Baccalaureate - 6pm AMS Auditorium
  • 5/19 AHS Graduation 7pm Golden Eagle Stadium

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