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Week of February 4, 2019

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

Dear Atholton Families,

We had a week heavily impacted by weather last week. Thank you all for you flexibility as the school system navigated closing, delayed openings, and early dismissals. We had it all! Hopefully, the remainder of our winter season will be less eventful. Report cards will now be issued on Thursday, February 7 instead of Wednesday, February 6.

As we enter the month of February, the Howard County Board of Education has issued a proclamation recognizing African-American History Month. It would also seem to be an appropriate time to revisit how the school system defines three important terms: equity, inclusion, and diversity (see below). It is my goal to ensure that our school environment exemplifies each of these terms and that everyone feels valued and a part of our school community. As I mentioned earlier, I will be holding a Pizza with the Principal event in March to discuss those values most important to our school community.

Enjoy the Super Bowl!

Wishing everyone a fantastic week!


Robert A. Motley


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Music Boosters Fundraiser -- Sleep Happens at AHS!

Come get a better night’s sleep AND support the 3rd annual Atholton High School Music Mattress Fundraiser on February 9th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm! for ONE DAY only, an entire showcase will be set-up at AHS with 20+ sets on display and quality name brands like Simmons Beautyrest for you to try out - all at UP to 50% off retail prices. Experts will be on hand to answer all your questions - from picking the perfect mattress to handling delivery of the new mattress and removal of your old mattress, as well as layaway and financing options for your purchase.This will be the easiest purchase you've ever made! Let us know you're coming by clicking on - . For more information see attached or at AHS Music Mattress Fundraiser 2019 ( Atholton Music would not be possible without commYOUnity support!

Mark Your Calendar

February 5 -- School Closed for Students

February 7 -- Report Cards Issued

February 18 -- School Closed -- President's Day