Athens Middle School Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday May 6th – AMS / AIS Spring Band Concert 7:00pm

Friday May 9th – Band Trip

Week of May 19th – 23rd – Final Exams

Monday May 26th – Out of School for Memorial Day

Wednesday May 28th – Last ½ day of school – End of Year Honor Roll Assembly

AMS Testing

7th and 8th ASPIRE Testing

May 5 - May 8

7th Grade Alabama Science Assessment

May 12

8th Algebra End of Course Test

May 14 and May 15

We Need Pictures for Yearbook and Slide Show

Please send Mrs. Gibbs pictures for the Yearbook and End of the Year Slide Show. You can email them to her at or send a CD/Flash drive with pictures. If you send via email, please do not send too many at one time or they will get rejected by our email system.

NYC Trip for Next Year - Informational PowerPoint

Monday, May 5th, 5:30pm

601 S Clinton St

Athens, AL

An informational meeting for the upcoming NYC Trip will be Next Monday , MAY 5/5 @ 5:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. No MONEY IS DUE AT THIS TIME.


CONGRATULATIONS TO Mary Arlin & Olivia!!! You guys ROCKED THE RUNWAY!!!!!

Finalists in the Buffalo Rock Company Rising Design Star 'Rock the Runway' challenge displayed their garmets made of unconventional materials for judges, Friday, April 25 in Birmingham. The designs of the 16 middle school and high school students were narrowed down from more than 120 entries from around the state, two of which were our VERY OWN, MARY ARLIN BUNNELL and OLIVIA BUTLER!!!! The students also displayed a second outfit made of at least 50 percent Buffalo Rock Company/Pepsi material.

Mary Arlin modeled her own dress and Grace Martin modeled the 2nd challenge dress. Harriet Shelly modeled the dress designed by Olivia and Kate Higginbotham was the model for her 2nd challenge dress. They did such a wonderful job on the construction, craftsmanship and creativity of both dresses.

C.C.C. Meeting

Wednesday, May 14th, 3:15-4:30pm

601 S Clinton St

Athens, AL

Last C.C.C. Meeting will be held on May 14th. 3:15 - 4:30

Sports Information

  1. Encore Rehab on Hwy 72 will be giving sports physicals May 3rd at 8:00 am. The cost will be $5. To get the required paperwork see Mr. McCormick.

  2. New AMS Athletics Website: Please visit for all up to date sports information, athletic forms, etc.

  3. We will have our sports pizza party picnic this year on Friday, May 23rd, right after school in the cafeteria for players and coaches only.
    Immediately following, around 3:45 or 4:00 PM coaches and players will go to the large auditorium for the awards presentations, parents are welcome to attend this part of the program.

Empty Bowls Project

Did you know the food insecurity rate in Limestone is 13.4 percent, or 10,810 residents.

The rate is even higher for the county's children at 22.2 percent with 4,310 at-risk for hunger,according to Nikki Colwell at Friendship Church/Full Tummy Project.

Please consider attending the EMPTY BOWLS PROJECT to benefit Limestone County Churches involved, feeding over 70 families a week locally.

The Talented & Gifted art students, with the help of local artist Alissa Rose Clark, created clay bowls which they are donating to the event. Their ceramic pieces turned out beautiful!!

100% of the proceeds for this event benefit LCCI's food pantry and other services for folks who need it! To find out more about LCCI visit their facebook page. To get your tickets you can drop by Pimento's or Railroad Bazaar in Athens or purchase tickets at the door. Come out and show your support!