AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

ER Volume 34

May 9, 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

AMS Celebrates Our Teachers May 9-13

AMS will be celebrating our teachers this week. If you have an opportunity please take the time to send a THANK YOU Note to our teachers. They work tireless hours to prepare lessons, grade papers, and mentor students. We have the best and we thank them for all that they do to make AMS GREAT!!!

AMS Thanks our CNP Ladies

Friday, May 6 AMS celebrated the great Child Nutrition Program Ladies that keep the AMS cafeteria running so much. THANK YOU - you are true "Super Heroes".


Spring practice Dates: May 9, 11, 16, 17, 18

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

***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.***

AHS/AMS Girls Basketball Tryouts for 2016-17

Coach Murphree will be hosting girls basketball tryouts beginning Monday, May 9 at 3:30 at the high school gym. If you are interested in trying out must have all paperwork completed prior to participating in the tryout.

AMS Registration Information for 2016-17

The ACS Board approved the 2016-17 AMS Curriculum Catalog last Thursday night. We are excited to be offering more elective choices next year and the catalog will answer some general questions about all that AMS has to offer. The catalog and registration forms will be posted next week on the AMS Website.

Registration Timeline will be as follows:

Current AIS 6th Graders:

Tuesday, May 10 - All 6th Grade Registration forms are DUE to their AIS Homeroom Teacher

Current AMS 7th Graders

Tuesday, May 10 - 7th grade registration forms are DUE to their English Teacher

AMS Counselors will be available, after the students and parent informational meetings are held if parents feel they have questions that can not be answered via email, for appointments please email Mrs. Winter at AIS for 6th Gr. Parents and Mrs. O'Rear at AMS for 7th Gr. Parents. and

Monday, May 9

  • AMS Spring Football
  • AMS Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:30pm at AHS Gym
  • AHS Varsity Golf - AHSAA Boys Golf State Tournament at Burningtree Country Club
  • AHS Varsity Golf - AHSAA Girls Golf State Tournament at RTJ @ Hampton Cove

Tuesday, May 10

  • AMS FCA Meeting at 7:30am in the small auditorium
  • AMS Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:30pm at AHS Gym
  • AMS Registration Forms due to homeroom teachers
  • AMS/AIS Spring Band Concert at AMS Auditorium 7pm

Interested in Limestone County Swim Team

Registration for the Rec League Swim Team will be Tuesday, May 10 at 6pm at the Rec Center.

Wednesday, May 11

  • AMS Spring Football
  • AMS Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:30pm at AHS Gym

Thursday, May 12

  • AMS Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:30pm at AHS Gym
  • AHS Senior Breakfast - Seniors Only
  • AHS Senior Awards Day - New Gym 9:30am
  • ACS Board Meeting at 6:30pm at Central Office

Friday, May 13

  • AHS Awards Day 8:30am
  • AHS Jazz Band will have a concert in the AHS Little Theatre at 7 p.m.

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


AMS Final Semester Exam Schedule UPDATED

Wednesday, 5/18 - 4th, 5th and 6th Period Exams

Thursday, 5/19 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Period Exams

Friday, 5/20 - NO EXAMS (Half Day of School Students Dismissed at 11:30)

Tools for School Supply Give A Way - July 16, 2016

New Life Assembly of God in partnership with Sole Mission and numerous local businesses is hosting a FREE school supply give-a-way. Items to be given are a backpack, grade level school supplies, a brand new pair of tennis shoes and a voucher for a free haircut. Registration begins May 23rd and is limited to the first 300 Athens City School District students grades K-12. Registration is required, but NO specific income criteria will need to be met in order to receive the free supplies. You may register online at or Mon-Fri 9am-1pm at the church office (16768 US Hwy 72 W, Athens, AL 35611).

AHS Volleyball Camp Summer 2016

Volleyball instruction will be directed by Varsity Coaches and college players.

  • VB Skills Camp Ages 5-10 8am-11am $50 (Includes T-Shirt) Ages 11 and Up - 1pm -4pm $50 (Includes T-Shirt)
  • Hitter and Setter Camp - Ages 11and Up 4pm - 5:30pm $20 (Must be attending skills camp)
  • Registration Deadline is June 20th- Insures your Tshirt order

AHS Baseball Camp Summer 2016

The camp is based on instruction in the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and pitching. Campers will practice and compete with campers in their age group. Ages 5 - 12. The camp is June 6 - 8, (Monday - Wednesday). 9:00 a.m. - noon.

Link to Camp Form

ACS Summer School Information

Link to the Summer School 2016 Information and Forms

Copies are also available in the main office.

Athens Middle School

  • AMS Student MAC BOOK return will be May 16.
  • AMS School Awards Day will be May 17 at 8:30am -10am - Doors will open after the first bell rings at 8:05am
  • Friday, May 20 Last Day for Students Dismissal will be at 11:30am Buses will run normal routes.

Athens High School

  • 5/15 Baccalaureate - 6pm AMS Auditorium
  • 5/19 AHS Graduation 7pm Golden Eagle Stadium


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