AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

Volume 27

April 12, 2019

Reminder - No School for Students April 19th!

Reminder - No School for Students on April 19th!

Congratulations to Will Anderson!

The Athens Ladies Civitan Club Essay Winner: Will Anderson, a 6th grader, won 2nd place in the contest. The theme was "My Hands Making a Difference in my Community, School, and Family". Will won $50 in prize money!

Robotics Team Competition

The 8th Grade PLTW/AVID robotics team competed in Tuscaloosa last weekend. It was a great experience, and they are looking forward to it again next year. Students heard from UA alumni Chris Crawford, PhD, about Brain-Robot Interactions and Brain-Computer Interfaces (controlling a robot with your brain waves). Thank you to Mrs. Merrill for providing our students with this opportunity, and a special thanks to Firia Labs for providing the robots for the students to code.
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SCA "Make-A-Wish" Fundraiser

Thank you to our AMS family for supporting the SCA "Make-A-Wish" Fundraiser! We raised a grand total of $1,219.27! The Sixth grade came in 1st place with a total of $520.35. The Seventh grade was 2nd place with $386.06 and the Eighth grade came in third place with a total of $312.86. Winning 1st place means that Mrs. Moore will get a "pie in the face" on field day! Thanks for being a great sport Mrs. Moore!

7th Grade AVID students visit Martin Methodist College

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Camp McDowell Attendees...

Please make sure to pick up any items left behind or medication leftover from the Camp McDowell trip at the 6th grade office or from Nurse Kelley.


Yearbooks are on sale until April 15. Bring cash or check to Mrs. Lawrence. Checks must have phone number on them and are made out to AMS. Amount is $35.

Artwork on Display

AMS Student Artwork will be on display at the Public Library from May 6th-20th. Reception Information will be sent to all student artists selected to be in the show.

AMS Sports Updates

AMS Boys Basketball Tryouts

7th and 8th grade boys basketball tryouts will be right after school the week of May 6th. All students must have a current physical to participate. For any questions please email or

Volleyball Tryouts

AHS and AMS Volleyball Tryouts 2019 season. Please sign up with Coach Travis Barnes at AMS and Coach Amy Barnes at AHS. Must have an up to date physical to tryout.

JH Tryouts @ AMS 3:30-5:30 on

May 13-Wear a Black Tee

May 14-Wear a White Tee

May 15-Wear Gray

May 16-Wear Black

May 17-Wear White

Varsity Tryouts @ AHS 3:45-5:45 on

May 15-Wear a Black Tee

May 16-Wear a White Tee

May 21-Wear Black

May 22-Wear White

May 23-Wear Gray

Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama

Congratulations to Bailee Velotta, Nelson Brown, Scott McEvoy, and Hunter Tedford for being chosen for the Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama Scholarship (SALSA). SALSA is a program funded by the State of Alabama Legislature that awards a male and female student between the ages of 12 to 14 from every legislative district in Alabama a scholarship to attend a special session of Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. We are #AthensProud of both of these students!

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!

Keeping AMS kids safe online

Check out these 2 links below about keeping our AMS students safe online. The first is an article on the apps that parents need to watch out for online. The second is a monitoring program that can help parents stay on top of what students are doing online.

Important Calendars for 2018-2019

Student Code of Conduct 2018-19

Get the Free App Now!

Never miss a weather alert, school closing or important update. Download the ACS mobile app to stay connected at all times. Use the app to can check calendars, lunch menus, and receive "push" notifications about school events and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android devices. Search "Athens City School System."

Be sure to allow alerts, pushes and banners in your phone settings under "notifications" to properly receive notifications. In the app settings, please select the schools from which you wish to receive updates. Contact our office with any questions. 256.233.6600.

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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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