AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

ER Volume 30

April 11, 2016

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

What's Happening This Week


Schoolwide Testing was a huge success!!! Thank you parents, students, teachers, and staff for working together to make it run smooth. We will have make up testing for those who were absent Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12.

Sign ups for AHS/AMS Fall 2016 Cross Country Track Going on NOW

Sign ups are available in the Front office for 2016 Cross Country in the front office with Mrs. Miller for students interested in running Cross Country in the Fall of 2016. Incoming freshmen (Current 8th Graders) sign the "high school" list and 7th graders to sign the "middle school" list.

Monday, April 11

  • AHS Baseball JV at Russlleville HS 5pm/7pm
  • AHS Golf Varsity Boys at Panther Invitational at Hampton Cove RJ
  • AHS Golf Varsity Girls at Hike The Hills at Highland Park
  • AHS Tennis Varsity at Muscle Shoals HS 4pm
  • AHS Girls Soccer - JV/V vs James Clemens 5pm/6:30pm

Attention 8th Gr Students - BAND Informational Meeting - Tues, April 12

All Parents and students interested in Band, Majorette, and Color Guard in the Athens High Band are invited to attend an informative meeting, Tuesday, April 12 at Athens High Band Room at 6:30PM.

At this meeting, you'll receive details about the Marching Band Program, majorette and Color Guard units, and schedule of future events. The Award winning Majorettes and Color Guard will also perform an exhibition for everyone attending.

Tuesday, April 12

  • AMS FCA Meeting at 7:30am in the small auditorium
  • AMS Softball at Monrovia MS 4:15pm
  • AMS Baseball at Madison Academy 4:30/6:30
  • AHS Baseball Varsity at West Limestone HS 4:30/6:30pm
  • AHS Softball Varsity vs Westminister CA at Home 4:30pm
  • AHS Golf Varsity Girls at Hike The Hills at Highland Park
  • AHS Track - Athens Invitational 4pm

Wednesday, April 13

  • Meeting for ALL 8th Grade Boys interested in AHS Basketball Tryouts 8am in Football Locker Room
  • AMS Softball Practice 3:30-5:30 at the AMS Field (Weather Permitting)
  • AMS Baseball Practice 3:30-5:30 at the AMS Field (Weather Permitting)

Thursday, April 14 - AHS Booster Club Golf Tournament

The AHS Booster Club is hosting a golf tournament at Canebrake Golf Club on April 14th at 1:00.

Thursday, April 14

  • Scoliosis Screening for AMS students
  • AMS Baseball End of Year Tournament Begins at AMS Field
  • AHS Girls Soccer JV/V vs Austin HS at Home 5pm/7pm
  • AHS Baseball V/JV vs Florence HS at Home 5pm/7pm
  • AHS Boys Soccer JV/V vs Florence at Home at 5pm/7pm
  • AHS Tennis - VB at Home vs Columbia HS 4:00

Friday, April 15 - No School for Students

No School for all ACS Students. Friday will be a professional learning day for ACS Teachers.

Friday, April 15

  • AMS Baseball End of Year Tournament Begins at AMS Field
  • AHS Tennis Varsity Girls Sectionals at Point Mallard - TBA

Saturday, April 16

  • AMS Baseball End of Year Tournament at AMS Field
  • AHS Boys Soccer JV/V vs Cullman HS at Home at 10:30am/12pm
  • AHS Baseball Varsity vs Ardmore at 11am/West Limestone at 3pm at Home
  • Band: AHS Tiger Eyes Auxiliary Camp: AHS North and South Gyms 8am
  • AHS Tennis Varsity Boys Sectionals at Point Mallard - TBA
  • AHS Track Varsity Boys at Big Cat Invitational - Milton Frank Stadium
  • AHS Golf Girls - Vestavia Hills HS at Highland Park - Charlie Boswell


Friday, April 8 - ACS Hosted The Special Olympics for Limestone County.

Congratulations to Mrs. Davis' Class. They had lots of fun and their practice paid off, as they brought home many ribbons.

Congratulations AMS Art Students

AMS has 2 students who were selected to be published in the Celebrating Art Anthology Spring 2016 Edition - CONGRATULATIONS - Way to go Eagles!

Elizabeth Elmore

Annalise Jones

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


ACS Board Meeting - April 21

Worksession at 5:30pm

Board Meeting at 6:30pm

Central Office

Athens Middle School

AMS Washington DC Medication Drop Off 4pm-6pm North Office (8th Gr Building)

AMS Softball

  • 4/18 - vs West Limestone at Home 4:30/6:30pm (Make Up Game)

AMS Baseball

  • 4-18 and 4-19 - End of the Year Tournament at AMS Field


AHS Majorette Clinic and tryouts are the week of April 18-22nd from 3:30 till 5:30pm daily, in the Old Gym at Athens High School.

AHS Color Guard Clinic and Tryouts are the week of April 25-29 from 3:30 till 5:39pm daily, in the Old Gym at Athens High School.

Anyone interested in trying out for Guard or Majorette needs to see Mr. Nix or Mr. Adams to get a packet of information for parent to read and complete.

AHS Basketball Tryouts for Current 8th Graders

Basketball tryouts for all current 8th graders will be April 18-21 4:30-5:30 at the AHS Gym. All paperwork must be turned in prior to trying out.

Athens High School

AHS Girls Soccer

  • 4/21 - JV/V at Bob Jones HS 5pm/7pm
  • 4/22 - V at Randolph School 5pm

AHS Baseball

  • 4/22-23 - 1st Round of AHSAA Playoffs
AHS Softball
  • 4/19 - V/JV at Muscle Shoals (NW Shoals Softball Field) 4:30/6:00pm
  • 4/21 - V at Wilson HS 4:30pm
AHS Tennis

  • Sectional Matches TBD


Spring practice Dates: April 25, 27, May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18

Practice Times will be from 3:40-5:40 (Wed Practice ends at 5:10)

Equipment will be issued for upcoming 8th Grader the Week of April 11 during school.

Equipment will be issued for upcoming 7th Graders on Monday, April 25 at 5pm.

***All paperwork must be completed and turned in before any student may participate in Spring Workouts, which includes up to date physical and insurance info.***

ACS Parents of Special Need Students Informational Meeting with Katherine Barr

What: Join us for an informational session on special needs estate planning with

well-renowned attorney, Katherine Barr

When: Friday, May 6th @ 12:00

Where: Athens City Schools Board room (central office)

Why: As a parent, knowing how to plan for the future of your special needs child,

early on, will ensure your child has access to the resources he or she needs as

an adult, providing you peace of mind.

RSVP: Jessica Lynn ( by Monday, May 2nd.

Please see attached Bio for Katherine Barr


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