The Renaissance Review

A Weekly Newsletter

Week of August 20 - August 26, 2021

Please read the following information carefully. Most school information is listed below.


This newsletter is the main source of information. It will be sent out each Friday afternoon during the school year. Important dates, new announcements, and reminders can be found in this school newsletter.

PTO Meeting

When: Tuesday, August 24th @ 6:00 pm

Where: Athens Renaissance Middle School auditorium

What: Discuss tentative plans for the year; Q & A session with teachers


Questions will be submitted through a Google Form. You can go ahead and submit any questions you think of by clicking here.

Support your PTO by buying a t-shirt!

Go to this link to complete a google order form to buy a t-shirt. If you choose to pay online, don't forget to put your child's name and your tshirt sizes in the "notes" section.
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important dates

School Picture Days

OCTOBER


ELEMENTARY (405 South Street East, Athens, AL)

Tuesday, October 5th

Wednesday, October 6th

Thursday, October 7th


MIDDLE (601 Clinton Street - South Building, Athens, AL)

Wednesday, October 6th

Thursday, October 7th


HIGH SCHOOL (270 US Highway 31 North, The Old Rec Center, Athens, AL)

Wednesday, October 6th

Thursday, October 7th


NOVEMBER


Monday, November 1st

SENIOR PORTRAITS @ ARS High School (270 US Highway 31 North, Athens, AL)

Standardized testing

All students are expected to attend standardized state testing for their respective grade level. This schedule is set by the Alabama State Department of Education and must be taken in person. This is for all ARS students no matter the pathway. It is a requirement to remain a student of good standing with ARS. All tests will be given at the ARS Middle School campus located at 601 S Clinton Street Athens, AL 35611 (map below!)

important testing dates

SEPTEMBER


Wednesday, September 1 - DEADLINE for 10th & 11th grade students to register to take the optional PSAT - National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on Tuesday, October 26th.


OCTOBER


Monday, October 4th - ALL 10th grade students will participate in PreACT - 8:00 AM.

Testing to take place at Athens Renaissance Middle School. Map picture attached below.


Wednesday, October 20th - ALL 12th grade students will participate in WorkKeys testing - 8:00 AM. Testing to take place at Athens Renaissance Middle School. Map picture attached below.


OPTIONAL Tuesday, October 26th - 10th & 11th grade students who choose to participate in PSAT test MUST sign up by Wednesday, September 1st. The test will take place at 8:00 AM at Athens Renaissance Middle School. Map picture attached below.

PSAT/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test October 26, 2021

ARS will offer the PSAT/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test on Tuesday, October 26 beginning at 8:00 A.M. at 601 Clinton Street. This is an optional test for 10th/11th graders that allows students the route of entry to the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Students may only take this exam one time in hopes of receiving a qualifying score. The cost to students is $18.


If you would like to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday, October 26, please complete the google form below as well as send or mail cash/check to school with your student. This must be completed and paid for by Wednesday, September 1 if you choose to participate.


Link to Register for the PSAT/NMSQT

where do i go to take the test?

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lunch is free this year!

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ARS Middle School Campus

6th - 8th

601 Clinton Street

Athens, AL 35611

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ARS High School Campus

9th - 12th

270 U.S. Highway 31 North

Athens, AL 35611

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