AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

ER Volume 17

Dec. 7, 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

Congratulations to Mrs. Emilee Daws

Mrs. Daws has been chosen as our 2016 AMS Teacher of the Year.

What's Happening This Week

Monday, December 7

  • AMS Basketball vs Oak Park at AHS 7B @ 4:30 8B @ 5:45 (Boys Only)
  • AMS Basketball vs Oak Park at Oak Park 7G @4:30 8G @ 5:45 (Girls Only)
  • AHS Basketball All Teams vs Decatur HS at Home starting at 4pm

Tuesday, December 8

  • AMS Basketball at Discovery Middle School 7B @ 4:00 8B @ 5:15 7G @ 6:30 8G @ 7:45
  • AHS/AMS Wrestling SHS Quad Match Carter Gym
  • AHS Basketball All Teams vs Columbia HS at Home starting at 4pm

Wednesday, December 9

AMS and AHS Choir and Band Winter Concerts

Please join the AMS Choir and Band for their winter concert on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7pm in the AMS Auditorium.

Then on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7pm, please join the AHS Choir and Band for their winter concert at the AMS Auditorium.

Thursday, December 10

  • AMS Basketball at Florence MS 7G @ 4:30 8G @ 5:45pm 7B @ 4:30 8B @ 5:45
  • AMS Girls Soccer Evaluations will be from 3:30-4:30pm at the AMS Football Field.
  • Teacher of the Year Dinner at AHS @ 5pm
  • Board of Education Meeting at CO @ 6:30pm

Friday, December 11

  • AHS Basketball All Teams @ Hartselle HS starting at 4pm

AMS Winter Art Show

Please join us for a reception to celebrate the artistic

accomplishments of the AMS art students. The artworks will

be on display December 12-15th. The reception will be held

on December 12th 2-4pm.

603 South Jefferson St. (256) 232-1233

Saturday, December 12

  • AHS Wrestling at Athens Junior High Tment
  • AHS Wrestling Southside Classic at Southside

Yearbooks are now on SALE

Yearbooks are now 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 still collecting box tops. Please have students bring in their box tops to the front office with their name on the envelope.

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


Week of Dec. 14-18


Please note that attendance is HIGHLY encouraged on these days. Make up exams will only be given on a case by case basis on Jan. 5 (Which is a teacher workday.)

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Exams given in Periods 5 & 6

Thursday, Dec. 17

Exams given in Periods 3 & 4

Friday, Dec. 18 (1/2 Day for Students)

Exams given in Periods 1 & 2

Athens Track and Field Interest Meeting

There will be an interest meeting for all 7-12 students on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 4:15pm at the AHS Track. In case of weather - location will be at the AHS Cafeteria

For more information: Please see Coach Randolph, Coach Kelly or Coach Presnell

Athens Middle

AMS Basketball

No Games

Athens High School

AHS Basketball Information -

  • Dec. 14 - AHS Basketball All Teams vs Cullman at Home starting at 4pm
  • Dec. 15 - AHS Basketball All Teams @ Grissom starting at 4:30pm
  • Dec. 18 - AHS Basketball Varsity Boys - Pepsi Challenge Tment

AHS Wrestling Matches

  • Dec. 19 - James Clemens Reaper Invitational


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