AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

ER Volume 18

Dec. 14, 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

Congratulations to Mrs. Emilee Daws - ACS Secondary Teacher of the Year

Not only has Mrs. Daws has been chosen as our 2016 AMS Teacher of the Year but as the Athens City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year. WAY TO GO!!!!

Congratulations to AMS Art Students

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hobbs, Larry Watts, and Josiah Lux.

Their artworks were selected to be published in a national anthology of student artworks called Celebrating Art.

It is an honor for these students to be selected because Celebrating Art only publishes the top 25% of art submissions from around the US.

What's Happening This Week


Please note that attendance is HIGHLY encouraged on these days. NO EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN EARLY.

ALL EXAM MAKEUPS will be held at 1pm Jan. 5 in the Small Conference Room in the NORTH (8th) Building. Students will enter the building through the 8th grade carline entrance.

Students will need to let their teacher know they will be absent and teachers will make sure the exam is ready for students to take on that day.

If a student is unable to make up exam on Jan. 5 an alternative time must be arranged via the principal.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Exams given in Periods 5 & 6

Thursday, Dec. 17

Exams given in Periods 3 & 4

Friday, Dec. 18 (1/2 Day for Students)

Exams given in Periods 1 & 2

AMS Winter Art Show

AMS artworks will be on display December 12-15th at the Athens Public Library.

603 South Jefferson St. (256) 232-1233

Monday, December 14

  • AHS Basketball All Teams vs Cullman at Home starting at 4pm

Tuesday, December 15

  • AHS Basketball All Teams @ Grissom starting at 4:30pm

Athens Track and Field Interest Meeting

There will be an interest meeting for all 7-12 students on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 4:15pm at the AHS Track. In case of weather - location will be at the AHS Cafeteria

For more information: Please see Coach Randolph, Coach Kelly or Coach Presnell

Thursday, December 17

  • AMS Softball Player and Parent Meeting for any girl interested in playing softball this coming spring. 5:30 pm in the AMS Cafeteria.

Friday, December 18

  • 1/2 day for students

    Bus Riders, Car Riders, walkers will be released at 11:30am.

  • AHS Basketball Varsity Boys - Pepsi Challenge Tment

Saturday, December 19

  • AHS Basketball Varsity Boys - Pepsi Challenge Tment
  • AHS Wrestling James Clemens Reaper Invitational

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


Weeks of Dec. 21 - Jan. 9

ACS will be closed for Winter Break from Dec. 21 until Jan. 2.

AMS offices will be closed and will reopen on Jan. 4 at 8am.

Athens Middle

Students return from Winter Break on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Report cards home to Students Jan. 7

AMS Basketball

Jan. 7 - AMS at Hartselle MS 8B @ 4:15, 8G @ 5:30, 7B @ 6:45, 7G @ 8:00

Athens High School

AHS Basketball Information -

  • Dec. 22 - Austin HS T'ment for Freshman Boys
  • Dec. 28-30 - Mitch Smith Cullman T'ment at Wallace St. Varsity Boys and Girls
  • Jan. 5 - AHS @ Florence HS All teams beginning at 4:30pm
  • Jan. 8 - AHS vs Muscle Shoals at Home All Team beginning at 4:30pm

AHS Wrestling Matches

  • Jan. 7 - Tri Match with Decatur and Lee at AHS
  • Jan. 9 - Big Red Rumble at HSV High


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