The Renaissance Review

A Weekly Newsletter

Week of August 27 - September 2, 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.

Meeting Notes from PTO Meeting, 8/24/2021

To see meeting notes from the Athens Renaissance School PTO meeting of the 2021-2022 school year, go to this link.
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Flu Shots will be available on the Main Campus on Friday, September 3, 2021 in the afternoon. Parents will need to fill out and sign this form. Forms will also be available on campus.

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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How to Schedule a ZOOM Meeting with your Teacher

Need some extra help or remediation? Have more questions about a lesson? Calendly is the way to schedule a ZOOM Meeting with your teacher:


Teacher Calendly Links

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. The cost to students is $18. Payments can be turned into a teacher when you are on campus or dropped off to Mrs. Cheryl Carter at the front desk at 405 South Street E.


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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Support NHS!

The Athens Renaissance School chapter of the National Honor Society strives to achieve excellence in character, service, leadership, and scholarship. In order to fund service projects, pay chapter dues, and put on induction ceremonies, we're putting on a t-shirt fundraiser.

Sale is live from August 15 - August 30!

Go to this link to buy the t-shirt below.

Shirts will be available for pickup at Athens Renaissance High School (270 Highway 31 North - Athens) on Wednesday, September 15 from 8-3.
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Lunch Is Free This Year! *Please note that lunch choices may change last minute due to shipments and delivery of food items.

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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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