Raider Nation News

Week of October 8, 2018

It's Homecoming Week!!!!

Dear Atholton Families,

The building was full of students this entire weekend in preparations for Homecoming Week! Each class was diligently working on decorating their respective hallways using the theme of Planet Earth and Biomes. I cannot wait to enter the building tomorrow morning and see the final product of everyone's hard work. We will post pictures on Twitter and our website. The schedule for Homecoming activities can be found below.

As mentioned last week, this coming Wednesday is PSAT Day. The entire school will be engaged in PSAT testing except for seniors. We encourage parents of seniors to use this day for a college visit as the morning is reserved for testing. If seniors chose this option, it is an excused absence from school.

Here is more information on PSAT Day:

On Wednesday, October 10, the College Board's PSAT 8/9 will be administered to all diploma-bound students in grade 9, and the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all diploma-bound students in grades 10/11. Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of this day to make local college visits and work on college applications.

General information and reminders:

  • Students should have a good breakfast on testing day.
  • Students must report to school on time in order to participate in the PSAT.
  • Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator with fresh/extra batteries.
  • There are no electronic devices allowed in the testing area. Students are encouraged to leave cell phones at home on this day. If a student does bring a cell phone to school or wears a smart watch, the proctor will be collecting all devices prior to testing.

Students taking the PSAT should receive their score reports and a copy of the test booklet prior to Winter Break in December. Please call or email Mrs. Veslany ( if you have any questions.

Wishing everyone a fantastic week!


Robert A. Motley


Important Information

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Emergency Contact Information

We are still seeking updated emergency contact information from families. This information is crucial in the event of an emergency or a need to contact a parent.

Please be sure to log on to update your emergency contact information ASAP! Even if nothing has changed, you must still log on to indicate that there are no changes.

The link to update your information is below:


Spirit Days

Monday (10/8) -- Pajama Day

Tuesday (10/9) -- Character Day

Wednesday (10/10) -- Pink Out Day

Thursday (10/11) -- Decades Day

Friday (10/12) -- Class Color Day (9th-- Tye Dye / 10th-- Green / 11th-- White / 12th-- Black)

Pep Rally -- Friday, Oct. 12 @ 1pm in the Gym

Saturday, October 13 Schedule

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Homecoming Breakfast (AHS Cafeteria). Purchase tickets here.

11:00 am

Homecoming Parade

around 12pm

Powderpuff Game

2:00 pm

Homecoming Football Game vs. Marriotts Ridge

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Homecoming Dance (AHS Gymnasium)

Athletic Boosters News

Homecoming Breakfast Tickets NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE:

Once again the Atholton Athletic Boosters will be holding it's annual Homecoming Breakfast on Saturday, October 13th from 8:30am-10:30am in the AHS Cafeteria. This is one of Atholton's oldest and most enjoyable traditions that marks the beginning of a fun-filled day of Homecoming festivities. This truly is a community event where everyone (students, parents, staff, families and friends) are welcome to attend. Tickets for this year's Homecoming Breakfast can now be purchased online at for $8.00 (children under 5 are free). Tickets will also be available to purchase the day of the event for $10. We hope to see ALL of Raider Nation there!

Interested in volunteering for the breakfast? Sign up here:

We have many opportunities available and our wonderful volunteers truly contribute to the success of this event!

For more information on the breakfast, volunteer opportunities or how to purchase tickets, please contact Debbie Merwitz at

Raider Nation Sports

For a complete look at the fall sports schedule, please visit the Atholton HS County Sports Zone page. Click here to access page AHS ATHLETICS CSZ

Come out and support our student athletes!

Mark Your Calendar

October 9 -- Interims Issued

October 10 -- PSAT Day

October 13 -- HOMECOMING

October 16 -- Pizza with the Principal

October 19 -- School Closed

October 23 -- Last Day to Withdraw from course without penalty