Raider Nation Newsletter

Week of November 30, 2020

Welcome December!

Dear Atholton Families,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving that was safe and healthy for everyone involved. The newsletter will be short this week as we are returning from an extended break.

Believe it or not, the arrival of December marks the beginning of the end of the first semester! Counselors and teachers are beginning to think about recommendations for the second semester. In addition, parents/guardians of, and students in grades 8-10 are invited to attend a virtual information session on the HCPSS Career and Technology Education Career Academies. Participants will learn how CTE Career Academies provide high school students with opportunities to earn college credit, scholarships, and industry certifications, participate in worksite and mentorship experiences, and become creative problem solvers by participating in hands-on project-based learning.

Each evening, all Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) academies will be presenting to share additional information and to answer questions. Please register in advance for the Academy information sessions you are interested in attending. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information and to register, please go to the following link-

Lastly, we are in the process of planning a first-quarter Honor Roll Virtual Celebration for our students. Please stay tuned for more information as we seek to celebrate our academic scholars!

Wishing you all a safe and productive week!

Warmest Regards,

Robert A. Motley


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Support Our Fundraisers!!


The athletic boosters are having their annual Sherwood Forest Holiday Sale.

Please visit: for more details.

AHS Yearbook STILL Needs Your Pictures

Now that we are not going to be back in the building until APRIL, we need your photos and voice more than ever. If we are going to create a yearbook this year, we need you? For the past 53 years, we have put out a yearbook. Don’t be the reason there is no yearbook this year.

We are putting together pages and stories on:

1. Students during FLEX Time -What are you doing between 10:45 and 1:10 each day?

2. How are you socializing during this time?

3. How do you practice self-care or relax?

4. Show us your Work Area -We want to see where you work, we are going to do a spread on Home Offices/Work Areas.

5. Show us your Pets -Who are the fury friends you are spending time with?

6. What are you doing outside?

7. Have you traveled at all? -Have you gone to a park, hiking trail, the beach, or some other place?

A survey will come out shortly with various questions, please answer any questions you can. We are using your responses for stories and quotes.

Please see the attached info for details and instructions to upload photos.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Mackechnie at


Go to

Enter User ID: 415465128

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Administrator Assignments

Ms. Nasir -- ALL 9th Grade AND Last Name Sm - Z Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Veslany -- Last Name A - H Grades 10 - 12 (

Mr. Richman -- Last Name I - Sl Grades 10 -12 (

School Counselor Assignments

Ms. Wade -- 9th Grade ONLY (

Mr. Cohen -- Last Name A - E / Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Meledick -- Last Name F - Kj / Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Clearfield -- Last Name Kk - P / Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Rogers -- Last Name Q - Z / Grades 10 - 12 (

Mark Your Calendar

December 24 - January 3 -- Winter Break

January 4 -- School Reopens