AMS Eagle Report
Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & The Community
Athens Middle School
Location: 100 U.S. Hwy 31, Athens, AL, USA
We've had a good week reintroducing and helping our students grow in HUMILITY. I would love to hear any stories you have of how your child has talked about HUMILITY, if you've heard them saying We > me, or done their out of school action this week at home. Just a reminder, here is what each grade was committing to:
-6th graders are working on Ask a family member how you can help them this week
-7th graders are working on Support a team or club that you don't normally support this week
-8th graders are working on Have at least 1 meaningful conversation with a parent or guardian this week
Thank you for encouraging your child in these this week! We are looking forward to growing in RESPONSIBILITY next week!
New to AMS or need a reminder? Please click on the link below to view the presentation from Parent University. You will find helpful information regarding PowerSchool and Schoology.
Parent Schoology information was sent home with students on Tuesday, August 30th
PowerSchool login information was sent in the mail along with your students ACAP scores from last Spring
If you need parent PowerSchool login information, please contact the Main Office 256-233-6620
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Progress reports will go home on Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Important Info for 8th Grade Parents
Beginning in the 8th grade, each student is required to develop a 4-year education plan that will assist them in determining the types of classes they would like to take over the next 4 years of high school. This is a plan that will be reviewed and revised over the next 4 years to reflect the changing interests of your student. It is important to note that this is not registration for classes, simply a planning guide for you and your student.
During the student’s Career Prep class (or individually if they don’t have Career Prep) we will be working on developing your student’s education plan. Students can participate in career planning activities and creating 4 year plans on the Alabama Career Planning System (ACPS) which utilizes Kuder Navigator. Kuder Navigator is a system combining research-based assessments, portfolio development, education/occupation exploration and planning and workforce preparation. Through the system, your student can take brief assessments to discover his or her career interests, skills and confidence levels.
We encourage you to take an active role in assisting your student with developing their plan. Kuder makes it easy for parents/guardians to be involved with a free parent account that your child can invite you to join. The parent account gives you the opportunity to take a system tour, view your child’s portfolio and education plan, access messages and an informative parent guide. Attached you will find instructions on how your student can invite you to join their Kuder portal as a parent.
Over the next 4 years we encourage you to remain active in your student’s post-secondary planning process. If you have any questions regarding the use of ACPS and Kuder Navigator please contact your school counselor or career coach.
Career Coach, Athens City Schools
Yearbooks on Sale!
Yearbook needs your photos!
Submit any photos that you have from AMS sports, activities, events, dress up days, etc.
Use the following link Yearbook photo submission
Limestone County Kids and Kin
Are you a grandparent, aunt, uncle or sibling who is caring for your relatives' children? You are invited to join Kids & Kin!
The Haven, 810 N Malone St, Athens
10 A.M. til 12 Noon
2/8/23 Understanding Impulsivity in Children
2/22/23 Making the Connection Between Math & Art
3/8/23 Talking to Children About Fear & Violence
3/22/23 Read, Play, Repeat
For more information contact Tammie Hill at 256-724-2554
From the Nurse
Please remember that ALL medication must come through the nurses office. That includes prescription, over-the-counter, and self-carry medication.
AMS 2022-2023 Sports Information
Athens High School and Athens Middle School sports passes are on sale now. Event tickets and passes must be purchased through the GoFan App or visit gofan.co/app/school/AL109. For more information, email Linda.Moore@acs-k12.org.
Spring Sports Coming Soon!
Baseball Softball Soccer Outdoor Track & Field
2022-2023 School Calendar
Get the free app now!
Never miss a weather alert, school closing or important update. Download the ACS mobile app to stay connected at all times. Use the app to can check calendars, lunch menus, and receive "push" notifications about school events and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android devices. Search "Athens City School System."
Be sure to allow alerts, pushes and banners in your phone settings under "notifications" to properly receive notifications. In the app settings, please select the schools from which you wish to receive updates. Contact our office with any questions. 256-233-6600
AMS Partner in Education
Mrs. Kim Moore, Associate Principal for Sixth Grade Center