AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

ER Volume 14

Nov. 16, 2015

AMS Administration Team

Principal: Melanie J. Barkley

Asst. Principal: Chris Pennington

Admin. Asst: Darius Gilbert

Counselor: LouAnn O'Rear

Learning Support Counselor AIS/AMS: Shana Winter

What's Happening This Week

Picture Proofs Sent Home

Friday, Nov. 13 Picture Proofs went home with students. The due date on the form is incorrect. We will be accepting sealed order forms until Friday, Nov. 20. You may send in a check with your order form or there is an option to order online.

Kleenex and Germ-X Drive in Honor of American Education Week.

Kleenex/Germ-X Drive!!

In honor of American Education Week, we are holding a Kleenex/Germ-X drive for the faculty and staff at Athens Middle School. There is always a need for these items, especially with cold and flu season approaching! Please send Kleenex and/or Germ-X on Thursday morning. There will be collection boxes at the school entrances so that your child may drop it in as he/she enters the school. Thank you so much for your participation! Amanda Holloway, PTO President

Monday, November 16

  • AMS Boys Baseball Workouts will be held from 3:30-4:30pm in the AMS Field
  • AMS Basketball vs Hartselle at Home 7G @ 4:00 7B @ 5:15 8G @ 6:30 8B @ 7:45
  • AHS/AMS Wrestling Practice after school at the HS 3:30pm

"We are Limestone, Our Quest.....The Best" American Education Week Event - Monday, Nov. 16

American Education Week is Nov. 16-20. The kickoff event will once again be held at the LC Event Center located on Pryor Street from 4pm - 8pm.
Each school in Athens City and Limestone County will showcase their school by hosting 2 tables which will represent activities, student work, and student performance.
The AMS Choir will be performing at 6:45pm on the stage.

Tuesday, November 17

  • AMS Picture MAKE UP DAY
  • AMS Boys Baseball Workouts will be held from 3:30-4:30pm in the AMS Field
  • AHS/AMS Wrestling Practice after school at the HS 3:30pm
  • 8th Grade NYC Field Trip Leaves at 6pm from AMS
  • AHS Basketball All Teams vs Hartselle at Home Games begin at 4:00

Wednesday, November 18

  • 8th Grade NYC Field Trip

Thursday, November 19

  • 8th Grade NYC Field Trip
  • AMS Boys Baseball Workouts will be held from 3:30-4:30pm in the AMS Baseball Field
  • AHS/AMS Wrestling Practice after school at the HS 3:30pm
  • AHS Varsity Girls Basketball at Priceville Tment

Friday, November 20

  • 8th Grade NYC Field Trip
  • AHS/AMS Wrestling Practice after school at the HS 3:30pm
  • AHS Basketball All Teams at Decatur HS Games begin at 4:00 *JVG and FB games will be held at Oak Park MS 4pm and 5:15pm

AHSAA North Sectional Swimming Championship Meet

Congratulations to AMS Swimmers
Evan Alexander
Connor Hill
Henry Calatrello
Madelyn Farmer
They qualified for the sectional championship meet which will be held in Hunstville, Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21.

Sat. November 21 - Cowart Elementary PTO 5K Run

Runners will show their support to their college team by wearing crazy costumes and school colors to make sure the other university is outdone!

Run Begins at 9am

Registration is $35

For more information, please go to: or visit our facebook page: Rivalry Run 5k

Saturday, November 21

AHS Varsity Girls Basketball in Danville Tment TBA

Yearbooks are now on SALE

Yearbooks are now on sale!

$40 for a basic yearbook and $43.50 for a yearbook with personalization/name on the front. Students pay in the library. Make all checks out to AMS and please include drivers license number and phone number.


AMS is still collecting box tops. Please have students bring in their box tops to the front office with their name on the envelope.

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 Again, to receive text message notifications, text the word, alert, that's, A, L, E, R, T, to 22300 or visit us at 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


Week of Nov. 23-28

Thanksgiving Holiday - Wed. - Fri. Nov. 25-28

ACS will observe the Thanksgiving Holidays Wednesday, Nov. 25 - Friday, Nov. 28.
No school for students and staff. All school offices will be closed.

Athens Middle

AMS Basketball

Nov. 23 vs Cedar Ridge at HOME 4:00pm

Nov. 24 vs Muscle Shoals at HOME 4:00pm

Athens High School

AHS Basketball Information -

Mon., Nov. 23 - Wed. Nov. 25- Varsity Boys in N2Hoops Basketball Tment at Bob Jones HS

Link to Tment Bracket

AHS Varsity Girls - Wed. Nov. 25 and Fri. Nov. 27 - Danville T'ment


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