AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

ER Volume 27

March 14, 2016

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

AMS Cheerleader Evaluations and Team Selection Info - March 14-18

Packets and Forms are available at the AMS Front office.

AMS Cheerleader Clinic for the 16-17 Squads will begin be held Monday, Mar. 14 through Wednesday, Mar. 16 3:30-5:30pm (These are closed to the public.)

Monday, Mar. 14 - Parent meeting at 4:45pm at the AMS Gym.

Evaluations will be on Mar. 17 at 3:30pm

Squads will be announced on Friday, Mar. 18 by 8pm on the Cheerleading Website.

Monday, March 14

  • AMS Soccer District Tournament at Decatur Girls 5:00pm Boys 6:30pm
  • AHS Girls Soccer JV at East Limestone 4:30pm
  • AHS Boys Soccer JV at East Limestone 6pm
  • AHS Baseball Varsity at Lexington HS 4:30/6:30
  • AHS Golf Girls VG Hoover Girl's Golf March Madness Tment at Hoover Country Club
  • AHS Golf Boys VB Metro Golf Match at Hampton Cover RTJ Golf Course
  • AHS Tennis at Austin High at Decatur Tennis Center VB/VB 4pm

Tuesday, March 15

  • AMS FCA Meeting at 7:30am in the small auditorium
  • AMS Soccer District Tment (Winners from Monday)
  • AMS Softball At Ardmore 4pm vs Sparkman MS at 5:30
  • AMS Baseball At Madison Academy (7th) 4:30/6:30
  • AHS Jazz Band Concert at 7pm AMS Auditorium

  • AHS Boys Soccer Varsity at East Limestone 7pm

  • AHS Softball V/JV Muscle Shoals at Home 4:30/6:30pm
  • AHS Baseball JV at Grissom HS 4:30/6:45 and Freshman vs Buckhorn HS at Home 4:30/6:30
  • AHS Golf VB Fairview Invitational at Cullman Golf Course

Wednesday, March 16

  • AMS Softball Practice 3:30-5:30 at the AMS Field (Weather Permitting)
  • AMS Baseball Practice 3:30-5:30 at the AMS Field (Weather Permitting)

Thursday, March 17

  • AMS Baseball At Muscle Shoals (8th) TBA
  • AMS/AHS Track and Field Athens Invitational at The Stadium
  • AHS Baseball V/JV Muscle Shoals at Home 4:30/6:30
  • AHS Softball V/JV Elkmont HS at Home 4:30/6:30pm
  • AHS Golf VG Scottsboro Match at Canebrake Golf Club

BOE Meeting at 6:30pm at the Central Office

Friday, March 18

  • AMS Softball At Elkmont Tournament TBA
  • AMS Baseball At Elkmont 4:30/6:30
  • AHS Girls Soccer JV at Florence HS 4:30pm
  • AHS Baseball Varsity at Muscle Shoals at NW Shoals Baseball Field 4:30/7:00

Saturday, March 19

  • AMS Softball At Elkmont Tournament TBA
  • AMS Baseball vs Russellville/Monrovia at Home 11am/3pm
  • AHS Baseball Varsity at Ardmore HS TBA

ACS Spring Break - March 21-25

All ACS and school offices will be closed.

Events During Spring Break

AMS Baseball
  • 3/22 - At Brooks 4:30/6:30
  • 3/26 - At Discovery MS - Liberty at 2:30 DMS at 4:45
AHS Baseball
  • 3/21 - JV vs Grissom HS at Home 11am/1pm
  • 3/21 - Freshman at Grissom HS 4:30/6:30
  • 3/22 - Freshman Grissom HS at Home 2:30
  • 3/23-26 - Varsity in the Louisville Slugger T'ment Perfect Game TBA
  • 3/25 - Freshman James Clemens at Home 4:30/6:30
  • 3/26 - Freshman Lauderdale County HS at Home 11am/1pm

Congratulations to Art Students

Congratulations to the following outstanding Athens City Schools visual arts students as their art work will be displayed at the Huntsville Museum of Art, during Youth Art Month (YAM). Visit the museum anytime between March 13th - May 3rd, during operating hours:

Amanti Barbee - CES, Leah Pierce, art teacher

Marjorie Diaz Hernandez - JNES, Leah Pierce, art teacher

Morgen Griess - AHS, Tavia Slaton, art teacher

Kate Higginbotham - AHS, Beverly Bobo, art teacher

Bibi Beasely - AES, Jennifer Hooper, art teacher

Kallea Gooden - BES, Jennifer Hooper, art teacher

Sarah Kerr - AMS, April Jones, art teacher

ACS has a Visual Arts Achievement Award (VAA) winner as well:

Tyler Adkins - AMS, April Jones, art teacher

Student artwork will be displayed through May 3rd at the Huntsville Museum of Art.

We are proud of these students and the hard work and support that their respective art teachers have given them!

Youth Art Month (YAM) Awards March 13

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 March 28- April 2

Coming after Spring Break - 2016-17 Eaglette Clinic and Evaluations for Team

2016-2017 Eaglette Clinic and Evaluations for Team Selection Sign-ups begin Wednesday, March sign up and get paperwork see Mrs. Hays. All paperwork including insurance information and completed physical is due by 8 AM on March 28.

Clinic will be held in the AMS Gym on Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30 from 3:30 to 5:00 each day. Evaluations are Thursday, March 31 at 3:30.

Athens Middle School

AMS Softball

  • 3/29 - at Elkmont 4:30/6:00

AMS Baseball

  • 3/29 - at West Limestone 4:30/6:30
  • 4/1 - vs Elkmont at Home 4:30/6:30

Athens High School

AHS Girls Soccer

  • 4/1 - JV vs East Limestone HS at Home 4:30
  • 4/2 - V/JV vs Huntsville HS at Home 10am/11:30

AHS Boys Soccer

  • 4/1 - JV vs East Limestone HS at Home 6pm

AHS Baseball

  • 3/29-Varsity vs Brewer at Home 4:30/6:30
  • 3/29 - Freshman at Austin HS 4:30/6:30
  • 3/31 - Freshman vs Hartselle at Home 4:30/6:30
  • 4/1 - Varsity at Smyrna High TBA
  • 4/1 - JV vs Ardmore HS at Home 4:30/6:30
  • 4/2 - Varsity at Shelbyville Central HS TBA
  • 4/2- JV vs Huntsville HS at Home 11am / vs Hartselle 1pm
  • 4/2 - Freshman at Bob Jones 4pm
AHS Softball
  • NO games this week

AHS Golf

  • 3/28 - VB at Good Hope Invitational at Terri Pines Country Club 9am
  • 3/28 - VB at Bob Jones Invitational at The Ledges 12:30pm
  • 4/4 - VB at Chelsey Oaks Classic at Chelsey Oaks 1pm


APRIL 5 - 8am until 11:30am Reading and Math

APRIL 6 - 8am until 11:30am Science and English

APRIL 7 - 8am until 10:30am Writing

APRIL 8 - Make up day


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