AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

ER Volume 9

Oct. 12, 2015

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

Athens City Schools FALL BREAK

ACS Fall Break for students will be Monday, Oct. 12 - Wednesday, Oct. 14.

AMS Front office will be closed.

Monday, October 12

  • AHS Football JV at Florence HS JV at 7:30

Tuesday, October 13

AHS Varsity Volleyball Cullman/East Limestone Tri- Match at Home 4:30

Wednesday, October 14

AMS Boys Baseball Tryouts will be held from 3:30-5:00 at the MS Field

Thursday, October 15

  • Boys basketball practice will begin in the AMS Gym after school.
  • AMS Boys Baseball Tryouts will be held from 3:30-6:00 at the MS Field
  • AHS Varsity Volleyball Clements/East Lawrence Tri Match at Home 4:30

Friday, October 16

  • AMS Boys Baseball Tryouts will be held from 3:30-6:00 at the MS Field

  • AHS Varsity Football vs Austin at Home 7pm

Saturday, October 17

AHS Varsity Volleyball Athens Pre Area Tournament at Home

Spirit Shirts ON SALE from SGA/Eagle Ambassadors

Eagle Ambassadors/ SGA are currently selling spirit shirts

$15 for Baseball Tshirt style, long sleeve spirit shirts and $25 for Hoodies

Shirts will be on sale until October 16th. (See Designs Below)

Congratulations to AMS 2015 Homecoming Queen and King

2015 Homecoming Queen - Maddie Farmer

2015 Homecoming King - Laine Holmes

Photo courtesy of Carla Lawrence Photography


Some students had forms attached to their progress reports that need to be returned ASAP. These are forms that were sent home at the beginning of the year and did not get returned. This is our 2nd attempt to collect these forms. If you had forms attached to your progress report please complete the forms and return. Thank you.


AMS is now collecting box tops. Please have students bring in their box tops to the front office with their name on the envelope. The top 3 students that brings in the most box tops by Oct. 19 will receive a prize.

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

Athletic Information for AMS


Soccer Tryouts Rescheduled for Oct. 27 and 28

  • AMS Soccer Tryouts for Boys and Girls 3:30-4:45pm at AMS Football Field both Tuesday and Wednesday

Week of Oct. 19-23

Alabama School Bus Safety Week

Thank you to all the ACS Bus Drivers and Transportation workers for keeping our students safe.

The Theme is "Be Smart, Safety First"

Athens Middle

Monday, Oct. 19 - Report Cards will go home with students

Tuesday, Oct. 20 - School Pictures for Purchase/Yearbook will be taken

Athens High School

AHS Volleyball

Varsity - Tournament Play begins TBA

AHS Football

JV and Freshman: Monday, Oct. 19 at Austin HS (9th) 5pm

Varsity - OFF


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