AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

Volume 33

May 24, 2019

Final Exam Info

Monday, June 3rd:

1st and 2nd Block Exams

1st Block: 8:00-9:30

2nd Block: 9:35-11:05

Tuesday, June 4th:

3rd and 4th Block Exams

3rd Block: 8:00-9:30

4th Block: 9:35-11:05

Wednesday, June 5th:

5th and 6th Block Exams

5th Block: 8:00-9:30

6th Block: 9:35-11:05

AMS students will follow exam exemption protocol as written in the Athens City Schools handbook. A checkout letter and exam exemption form will be sent home prior this coming Tuesday and will also be available to print on the AMS website. Parent and student signatures are required. If the checkout letter is signed and turned in by 1st Period on May 31st, then students can leave after exams are finished each day. Students can only leave with parent/guardian. Regular afternoon car line procedures will take place after each exam session on June 3,4,5. AMS will have a designated area for students remaining on campus in a supervised study hall until 3:00 and lunch will be served. Buses will operate as normal with no adjustments in time.

Mac Book Turn in Schedule

7th/8th grade students will turn in their MacBooks during exam time according to the following schedule. Students who are returning to AMS or AHS next year will keep their bags and chargers and will need to bring them when they pick up their MacBook in August. Any student not returning next year to AHS or AMS will need to turn in all items.

  • Friday, May 31 - 1:00-2:30 - any students who are exempt from all exams
  • Monday, June 3 - 9:00-11:00 - any students who have exempted only 3-6 period exams
  • Tuesday, June 4 - 9:00-11:00 - any students who have exempted only 5-6 period exams
  • Wednesday, June 5 - 9:00-11:00 - all remaining students

Fundraiser Dance to support AMS Cheerleading

When: Friday, May 31st

Times: 6th grade - 3:00-5:00

7th/8th grade - 6:00-8:00

Where: AMS Main Gym

Tickets are $5 and will be on sale the week of the dance before school and during lunch ($8 at the door). Cash only. Concessions will be sold.

See Mrs. Stockman or Mrs. Johnstone with questions!

8th Grade - New York City Trip

Eighth Grade NYC Informational Meeting

Thursday May 30, 2019 at 6 PM in the AMS Cafeteria

***Sponsored by the Golden Eagle Trek Club

AHS Band Parent Meeting

June 3 @ 6:00pm at the AHS Band Room - look for the band truck and enter the door beside it

All upcoming freshman parents are encouraged to attend. We will be making plans for band camp, football season, and Sugar Bowl trip in December

Summer Reading Assignment for Rising 9th Graders

Students who have signed up to take 9th grade Honors ELA are required to complete a Summer Reading Assignment. The details of the assignment can be found at this link:

The 8th grade English teachers will be leading a session next Tuesday, May 28, from 3-4 in Mrs. Downs room to thoroughly review the instructions & requirements for summer reading and will have details about some summer work sessions at that meeting also. (June 19, 10a-12p & July 9, 3-5pm at the Athens Public Library). Students have also been given an application to keep their MacBook over the summer in order to work on this assignment. These applications are due no later than Wednesday May 29th.

Students who have questions, need assistance or access to summer reading materials, may also contact: (Freshmen Center Principal) (9th grade ELA Teacher) (9th grade ELA Teacher)

Mrs. Wagner and Mrs. Willoughby encourage students to email them throughout the summer if students have questions regarding the assignment.


There are a handful of extra yearbooks available for purchase. Cost is $35. Please contact for info!

Special Needs Parent Fair to be held May 28th 3:30-5:00 at the Athens City Schools BOE

It's Time for Re-Enrollment!

We are excited to welcome your family back with us for another great year! Student re-enrollment is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. All students are expected to complete re-enollment.

Our school system uses an online enrollment service called SchoolMint. SchoolMint saves your family information from your current registration and automatically populates many of the required forms, making annual re-enrollment a simple and efficient experience. From your smartphone, use the free SchoolMint app for best results. From your computer, follow this link to re-enroll: No codes are necessary for re-enrollment. Help and computers are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Board of Education Central Office. For more information, visit or call 256.233.6600.

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AMS Sports Updates

Girls Softball Tryouts for upcoming 7th/8th grade are NEXT WEEK! Tryouts begin on Tuesday, May 28th-May 30th. See Coach Hand for info!

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Click the picture below for information about summer school options

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Camp Hope

Tuesday, June 11th, 9am-3pm

14477 Baptist Camp Road

Harvest, AL

Camp Hope is a free one day summer camp for kids and teens (ages 5 to 15) who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Events include: hanging out with other kids who've experienced loss, crafts and memory books, swimming, fishing, water slides, water balloon battles, face painting, etc.

Contact Emily Sandlin at 256-777-2807, email at, or visit for more information or to volunteer as a camp counselor!

Important Calendars for 2018-2019

Student Code of Conduct 2018-19

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Mr. Graham Aderholt, Interim Principal

Mrs. Kim Moore, Associate Principal for 6th Grade Center

Mrs. Amanda Tedford, Assistant Principal


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