AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

ER Volume 23

Feb. 15, 2016

AMS Administration Team

Principal: Melanie J. Barkley melanie.barkley@acs-k12.org

Asst. Principal: Chris Pennington chris.pennington@acs-k12.org

Admin. Asst: Darius Gilbert darius.gilbert@acs-k12.org

Counselor: LouAnn O'Rear louann.orear@acs-k12.org

Learning Support Counselor AIS/AMS: Shana Winter shana.winter@acs-k12.org

What's Happening This Week

Feb. 15 - NO SCHOOL President's Day Holiday

ACS/AMS Offices will be closed.

Monday, Feb. 15

BOE Meeting at 6pm - ACS Central Office
AHS Golf - Varsity Boys at Fairhope Invitational at Lakewood Golf Club
AHS Girls Basketball Sub Regional @ Home @ 7 p.m. vs. Brewer

AMS 2016 Volleyball Tryouts 16th - 18th

If you are interested in trying out for the 2016 AMS VB team - please sign up with Coach Daniels in the gym between Feb. 1-12.

Tryouts will be Feb. 16-18 at the AMS Gym

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

*Tryouts are closed to the public

(All students must have completed paperwork, including a physical, in order to tryout.)

Tuesday, Feb. 16

  • AMS FCA Meeting at 7:30am in the small auditorium
  • CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - MOVED TO THURSDAY - AMS Softball Lindsey Lane at Home Game 1 5pm Game 2 6:30
  • AMS Baseball DMS Tournament vs DMS at 4pm (8th Gr Only)
  • CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - AMS Soccer vs. Brookhaven at Home
  • AHS Boys Soccer Tanner HS Varsity at Home 7pm

  • AHS Girls Soccer Tanner HS JV at Home 5pm
  • AHS Tennis Varsity Boys vs Decatur HS at Decatur Tennis Center
  • AHS Baseball - PreSeason Tment Varsity at Athens Field and Tiger Classic Freshman at Grissom HS

Wednesday, Feb. 17

  • Progress Reports Home with Students
  • AMS Softball Practice 3:30-5:30 at the AMS Field (Weather Permitting)
  • AMS Baseball DMS Tournament vs Meridianville 4:00 (8th Gr Only)
  • AMS Soccer Boys and Girls 3:30-5pm on the practice field at AMS

Congratulations to the AHS Varsity Girls Basketball

They have advanced to the Regionals at Wallace State

Athens Girls will play Hartselle Thursday, Feb. 18 at Noon.


AMS Students who wish to attend will only be excused if they have a signed note from parent and a ticket stub for the game.


(IF CHECKING OUT OF SCHOOL) AMS will ONLY ACCEPT permission slips from parents allowing their student to ride with another ADULT, not listed under the student's allowed contact list, if the note is received at AMS Wednesday, Feb. 17 by 3pm. We will not be accepting transportation change request on Thursday morning.

Thursday, Feb. 18

  • AMS Baseball DMS Tournament TBD (8th Gr Only)
  • AMS Soccer vs Hartselle at Home Girls at 5pm Boys at 6:30
  • AMS Softball Lindsey Lane at Home Game 1 5pm Game 2 6:30
  • AHS Girls Soccer Hazel Green HS Varsity at Home TBA

  • AHS Tennis Varsity Boys vs Florence HS at Cox Creek Park
  • AHS Baseball - PreSeason Tment Varsity at Athens Field and PreSeason Tment JV at Ardmore HS

Friday, Feb. 19


  • AMS Softball Practice 3:30-5:30 at the AMS Field (Weather Permitting)
  • AMS Baseball 7th Grade only at Brewer Game 1 5pm/ Game 2 6:30pm
  • AMS Baseball DMS Tournament TBD (8th Gr Only) at Madison Academy
  • AMS Soccer Girls Only at Tanner 5pm

ATTENTION 8th Grade Boys Basketball Players

Coach Tedford needs to meet with all members of the 8th grade boys basketball team Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30am in the locker room.

Saturday, Feb. 20

  • AHS Baseball PreSeason Tment Varsity at Athens Field and PreSeason Tment JV at Ardmore HS

LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks are still on sale!

$40 for a basic yearbook and $43.50 for a yearbook with personalization/name on the front. Students pay in the library. Make all checks out to AMS and please include drivers license number and phone number.

AMS is COLLECTING BOX TOPS for EDUCATION - NEED BY Feb. 22

AMS is still collecting box tops. Please have students bring in their box tops to the front office with their name on the envelope.


WE NEED YOUR BOX TOPS BY FEB. 22. PLEASE TURN THEM IN TO MRS MILLER (Front Office) in a zip lock bag with you name on the outside.

Congratulations to our ART STUDENT - Josiah Lux

On Thursday, February 11th Josiah Lux and Mrs. Jones attended the State Superintendent Art Awards Luncheon in Montgomery, AL. Josiah received an Honorable Mention award for his artwork that was submitted to the contest.

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 www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts. Again, to receive text message notifications, text the word, alert, that's, A, L, E, R, T, to 22300 or visit us at www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts. 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

http://www.griggs-orthodontics.com/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Week of Feb. 22-27

Upcoming 9th Grade Registration Info

MONDAY, Feb. 22 - Upcoming 9th Grade Parents (Current 8th Gr.) and students are invited to attend Parent Invite Night with AHS Counselors and Administrators at AMS Auditorium at 6pm.

Athens Middle School

AMS Soccer

  • 2/22 Boys Only West Morgan at Home 5pm
  • 2/23 OakPark MS Away Girls at 6:30pm Boys at 5pm
  • 2/24 Cedar Ridge MS at Home Girls at 5pm Boys at 6:30


AMS Softball

  • 2/22 West Limestone Away Game 1 4:30pm Game 2 6:00


AMS Baseball

  • 2/25 AMS at Priceville (7th Gr) Game 1 4:30 Game 2 6:30
  • 2/27 AMS vs East Limestone at Home (8th Gr) Game 1 11am Game 2 1pm

Athens High School

AHS Girls Soccer

  • 2/23 - James Clemens HS at Home JV at 5pm and Varsity at 7pm


AHS Boys Soccer

  • 2/23 - Muscle Shoals Away JV at 5:30pm and Varsity at 7pm
  • 2/25 - Westminister HS at Home JV at 5pm
  • 2/26 - Florence HS Away Varsity at 4pm


AHS Baseball

  • 2/23 PreSeason Tment Varsity at Athens Field
  • 2/27 JV at Bob Jones HS 9am
  • 2/26 - Freshman at Russellville HS5pm/7pm


AHS Softball

  • 2/23 James Clemens HS at Home Varsity at 4:30pm and JV at 6:00


AHS Golf

  • 2/22 - Varsity Boys West AL Classic at OL Colony at 8am
  • 2/23 - Varsity Girls Spain Park Invitational at Greystone Country Club - 11am


AHS Tennis

  • 2/22 - Varsity B and G at Lee High School 4pm

COMING SOON - AMS Scholastic Book Fair

We will be hosting our annual Book Fair March 4-11. Please mark your calendars. All proceeds benefit the AMS Library.

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