ARS High School Newsletter

August 27 - September 2, 2021

NEW YEAR, NEW HIGH SCHOOL LOCATION

ARS Grades 9-12 has moved! We are so excited for more space to learn and grow. Our new address is 270 U.S. Highway 31 North. Please enter under the black awning.

Support ARS National Honor Society

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How to buy a T-shirt to support NHS

The Athens Renaissance School chapter of the National Honor Society strives to achieve excellence in character, service, leadership, and scholarship. In order to fund service projects, pay chapter dues, and put on induction ceremonies, we're putting on a t-shirt fundraiser.

Sale is live from August 15 - August 30!

Go to this link to buy the t-shirt above.

Shirts will be available for pickup at Athens Renaissance High School (270 Highway 31 North - Athens) on Wednesday, September 15 from 8-3.
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U.S. Senate Youth Program & Scholarship, Application DEADLINE September 30, 2021

Please read the information below concerning a scholarship opportunity for a juniors and seniors!


The William Randolph Hearst Foundation is sponsoring the 60th Annual United States Senate Youth Program. Brochures about the program may be obtained at www.ussenateyouth.org.

The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U. S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students. Each year, two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity spend a week in Washington, D.C., experiencing their national government in action. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, participation in the program will be virtual. The United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week Online will be held March 5-12, 2022.


Delegates will participate in interactive online policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of the Departments of State and Defense, leaders of other federal agencies and senior members of the national media. Delegates traditionally participate in a meeting with a justice of the U. S. Supreme Court and the President of the United States. Speaking events typically include in-depth question and answer sessions. In addition, each delegate will be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship.


The 2022 United States Senate Youth Application and Nomination Form is attached. Please submit the completed application and nomination form to Dr. Carolyn Jones via email at cajones@alsde.edu. The deadline for submission of applications is September 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and scored at the state level. High Schools may submit only one student application. Ten semifinalists will be selected for an in person or virtual interview. Two finalists will receive a $10,000 scholarship each and will represent Alabama during the Washington Week Program to be held March 5-12, 2022. If more information is needed, please contact Dr. Carolyn Jones via email at cajones@alsde.edu or by telephone at (334) 694-4768.

LEARNING PLATFORMS

Schoology login information:


Website: athens.schoology.com

Username: firstnamelastname@eagles.acs-k12.org

Password: ACS computer login password

*** If you do not know your ACS computer login password, contact your homeroom teacher.


The following courses will be in Schoology:


Math - Geometry with Data Analysis, Algebra I with Probability, Algebra II with Statistics

English - English 9th-12th, standard and honors

History - 9th grade World History, 10th grade Early American History, 11th grade Modern American History, Economics/Government

Science - Biology, Honors Biology

Electives - Career Prep, Marketing, Personal Finance, and CO-OP


The following courses will be in Odysseyware:


Math- Precalculus, Calculus, Algebra with Finance

English - AP English Language and Composition

History - Early American History, 10th grade (B 2.0, V 1.0, V 2.0), Modern American History, 11th grade (B 2.0, V 1.0, V 2.0), Government/Economics, 12th grade (B 2.0, V 1.0, V 2.0), Psychology, Sociology

Science - all Science classes except for Biology and Honors Biology

Electives - Career Prep, Marketing, and Personal Finance


Retake Policy


Students are encouraged to work consistently in classes, with each course typically having 4-5 assignments per week. Assignments and assessments will open Monday at 12:01 AM and close Sunday night at 11:59 PM. Retakes for any missed assignments or grades between 60 and 79 can only be done the last week of the 9 weeks; you must contact your teacher to reopen the assignment(s).


  • There will be no retakes on grades 80 or higher.


If you score a 59 or below, you must contact your teacher to request a retake. The retake policy for Odysseyware continues to offer students the ability to retake assignments three times that are below a 60.


Plagiarism Policy


We continue to monitor and document plagiarism. ARS believes in original work and our policy is intended to help students learn better practices so that they create unique work and not copy someone else’s work, words, and ideas.


The teachers and staff at Athens Renaissance School hold all students to a high standard and believe in academic honesty in all courses. Using outside resources is allowed when completing tasks in each course. However, the act of plagiarizing work is unacceptable. All secondary teachers will be following the strategies below to discourage this type of academic behavior. All offenses will be documented in a shared file for all teachers and administrators to view at any time. The offenses will count across all classes, not three offenses in each class.


1st Offense: Student warning and reset question and/or assignment.

2nd Offense: Entire assignment will be graded as a 0.

3rd Offense: Assignment 0 and contact with parent and ARS administration.

High School Teachers Contact Information

Mrs. Leigh Boulineau, English Teacher, 10th Grade Homeroom, leigh.boulineau@acs-k12.org

Mrs. Jillian Chappell, Math Teacher, 11th Grade Homeroom (last names A-J), jillian.chappell@acs-k12.org

Dr. Thomasena Garner, Science Teacher, 9th Grade Homeroom (last names I-Z), thomasena.garner@acs-k12.org

Mrs. Lori Jones, Business Teacher, 9th Grade Homeroom (last names A-H) lori.jones@acs-k12.org

Mr. Scott McCormick, Math Teacher, 12th Grade Homeroom, scott.mccormick@acs-k12.org

Dr. Chris Paysinger, History Teacher, 11th Grade Homeroom, (last names K-Z), chris.paysinger@acs-k12.org


Mrs. Sherry Kilgore, PE/Health Teacher, sharon.kilgore@acs-k12.org

Ms. Sonia Young, Spanish Teacher, sonia.young@acs-k12.org

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Scheduling a ZOOM Meeting with your Teacher

Calendly is a way to schedule a ZOOM Meeting with your teacher:


Teacher Calendly Links

Access Manager

Username: Firstname Lastname (There must be a space between your first name and your last name, but it isn't case specific.)

Password: Schoology/ACS Computer Login Password

Schoology Access

Website: athens.schoology.com

Username: firstnamelastname@eagles.acs-k12.org

Password: ACS computer login password

Odysseyware Access

Website: athensrc.owschools.com


New Students in 21-22:

Username: firstinitiallastname25

Password: goeagles


20-21 School Year:

Username: firstinitiallastname

Password: goeagles21 OR goeagles


Students Prior to Current School Year:

Username: firstinitialmiddleinitiallastname

Password: ars2020

Odysseyware Parent Portal

As parents, you have the option to view the status of your child's work. To do this, email your child's teacher and ask that these permissions be given.

School Google Drive Account

Username: firstnamelastname@eagles.acs-k12.org

Password: GoEagles!