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Athens High School

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

Volume 6

May 10, 2019

Weekly Manna

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

- Colin Powell

What will your success come from today?

Last Day For Student Re-enollment 2019-2020

All students are expected to complete re-enollment by May 10, 2019.

Our school system uses an online enrollment service called SchoolMint. SchoolMint saves your family information from your current registration and automatically populates many of the required forms, making annual re-enrollment a simple and efficient experience. From your smartphone, use the free SchoolMint app for best results. From your computer, follow this link to re-enroll:https://athenscity.schoolmint.net/signin No codes are necessary for re-enrollment. Help and computers are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Board of Education Central Office. For more information, visit acs-k12.org/enrollment or call 256.233.6600.

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Athens High School was ranked in the top 30 high schools in state of Alabama as calculated by U.S. News & World Report. It’s a great day to be a Golden Eagle!

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Mark Your Calendar:

The Interact Color Run is Saturday, May 11, at the stadium parking lot.

Rho Kappa Honor Society Junior members interested in running for an officer position should see Ms. Hicks by Wednesday, May 15, to complete an application.

Rho Kappa Honor Society Junior members will meet before (7:45 a.m.) and after school (3:25 p.m.) Tuesday, May 21, in Ms. Hicks' room.

All seniors must return library books and pay overdue library fines and lost book fees by Thursday, May 16.

All students in grades 9-11 must return library books and pay overdue library fines and lost book fees by Friday, May 31.

Senior members of Rho Kappa should see Ms. Hicks to get honor cords. Please do not come during class.

Juniors that turned in an application for Health Science Internship for next year need to sign up for an interview time in Mrs. Greenhaw's room by today, May 10th. Interviews will be May 21st after school.

The final meeting of the AHS Book Club for this school year will be Wednesday, May 15, immediately after school in the Library. We will be discussing The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas. If you have read the book or seen the movie, please consider coming to join our discussion. We could learn a lot from this book!

First Priority will meet in Mr. Risner’s room at 7:35 a.m. on Friday. Please enter through the front doors to attend. Everyone is welcome!

Students taking honors, AP, or dual enrollment English courses next year are required to complete a summer/independent reading assignment, and there is even a bonus point opportunity for the grades 10-12 assignment. Students can find more information on the school website or from any English teacher. Some of the novels are even available for students to borrow for the summer. See an English teacher with questions.


May 31, 2019, 1st & 3rd Block Exams, 1/2Day (Grades Due By 4pm)

June 3rd, 2019 2nd & 4th Block Exams, 1/2Day (Grades Due By 4pm)

June 4th, 2019 Standards Recovery & Makeup Exams available by Appt.

June 5th, 2019 Standards Recovery & Makeup Exams available by Appt.

June 6th, 2019 Makeup Exams available by Appt. (Grade Verifications Due by 12 Noon)

June 7th, 2019 Notifications for Credit Recovery

AHS student 9-11 will follow exam exemption protocol as written. AHS will have a designated area for students remaining on campus until 3:20pm.

Senior Exams


May 17, 2019, 1st & 2nd Block Exams @ Regular Times (Grades Due By 4pm)

May 20, 2019 3rd & 4th Block Exams @ Regular Times (Grades Due By 4pm)

May 21, 2019 Credit/Standards Recovery & Makeup Exams available by Appt.

May 22, 2019 Credit/Standards Recovery & Makeup Exams available by Appt.

Senior MacBook Return Information

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Final Senior Newsletter

Please read carefully through the FINAL Senior Newsletter for important information and things you need to take care of in the coming weeks. Remind your seniors to check their emails for a direct link as well.

Register Onsite for 2019 Color Run!

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Skills USA Sponsorhips

Klein tools sponsored three of our HVAC students in national skills USA signing day because these graduates are going to work in field or continuing their HVAC course work at Calhoun Community College Left to right Mathew Craig, Chris Cross, & Caleb King
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Senior Class Favorites

Optimist: Abby Hollis

Poet: John Diaz

Historian: Mary Frances Moore

Color: Gold

Song: Forever Young

Flower: Sunflower

Quote: Be who you are Say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. –Dr. Seuss

Who’s Who 2019

Class Favorite

Nyla Ridgeway

Tyler Cain

Biggest Flirt

Sydney Lindsey

Kole Birdsong

Biggest procrastinator

Chloe Neal

Manuel Campuzano Figuero

Early Bird

Emma Jones

Jacob Jinks

Most Likely to be on Broadway

Julia Stone

Trey Gulley

Best “Glo-Up”

Reagan Boyett

Phillip McCain

Most Artistic

Sarah Grace Bottcher

Lucas Hooker

Class Clown

Briana Emerson

Jordan Malone

Best Hair

Olivia Berry

Isaac Evans

Most Intellectual

Allison Lovell

Ben Carlotta


Chesney Craig

Tucker Constable

Most Athletic

Gracie Green

John David Mathews

Most Charitable

Brooke Carroll

Jeremiah Long

Best Dressed

Sophie Greenhaw, Teyana Ragland

Slaton Black

Musically Talented

Amber Glaze

John Diaz

School Spirit

Mary Frances Moore

James Clem

Most Outgoing

Tierra Thatch

Chandler Leopard

Most Likely to be Your Boss

Audrey Bumpus

Dan Ryan

Freshman Class Favorites:

Daviyonna Young

Tucker Stockman

Sophomore Class Favorites:

Anna Lee Thomas

Don Smiley

Junior Class Favorites:

Kate Preston

Omar Figueroa

Important Dates

Clubs & Activities


North Regional Softball Tournament

Due to the weather delays, all students absent on May 9th will be considered Administratively Excused.

Reminder: Students will be excused on May 10 to attend the game provided that the student returns appropriate form on Monday, May 13, with his/her ticket stub attached in the upper right corner. Student name should be printed legibly in ink on the back of the ticket stub.
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Coach Carter representing Athens HS & Athens Football on Fox & Friends this morning. What a man! #ManlyMonday #TPW

Manly Mondays With Coach Carter

This week for Manly Monday we talked about how to treat women & Coach Carter actually made a piece of jewelry. Players drew out of a hat & the lucky player won the jewelry for his mom. #MothersDay#lifelessons #morethanfootball
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Softball Tryouts 2020

May 28 – 30 (Tuesday – Thursday). All must have an up-to-date physical. Must have cleats, softball pants, gloves, etc. A sign-up sheet is outside Coach Prater’s Room (A1160).

  • Tuesday, 5/28 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. White Shirts (no tank tops)
  • Wednesday 5/29 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Black Shirts (no tank tops)
  • Thursday, 5/30 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. White Shirts (no tank tops)

Volleyball Tryouts 2019

AHS and AMS Volleyball Tryouts 2019 season. Please sign up with Coach Travis Barnes at AMS and Coach Amy Barnes at AHS. Must have an up to date physical to tryout.

JH Tryouts @ AMS 3:30-5:30 on

May 13-Wear a Black Tee

May 14-Wear a White Tee

May 15-Wear Gray

May 16-Wear Black

May 17-Wear White

Varsity Tryouts @ AHS 3:45-5:45 on

May 15-Wear a Black Tee

May 16-Wear a White Tee

May 21-Wear Black

May 22-Wear White

May 23-Wear Gray

Girls Basketball Tryouts for the 2019-2020

Girls in grades 9-12 will be May 28 – May 31 (Tuesday-Friday) from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Each participant must have met all eligibility requirements including an up-to-date physical and provide their own transportation and proper attire. Please sign up with Coach Murphree during 4th Block or immediately after school.

Wresting 2019-20

Anyone Interested in Wrestling for the 2019-2020 season please see Coach Campbell some time during the day in room B2101 to get paperwork and to sign up before Friday, May 24.

Cross Country 2019-20

Cross Country Signups for 2019 XC are on the outside of the AVID room. We will have a Parent/Athlete meeting Wednesday, May 15, at 5:15 p.mm in the AMS Cafeteria.

Fine Arts


Legacy Brick Project for the new AHS, Click Here

Buy a brick that will be placed on the campus of the new AHS currently under construction. Purchase your brick through the Athens City Schools Foundation at 256.233.6600 to learn more. Brick sales are still open!

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Get The Free APP

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.

Athens High School Staff

Dr. Rick Carter

Executive Director for Innovative Programs/ Interim Executive Principal


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