The ACAD Daily Friday 1.18.19

Happy Birthday

Madison Smith (Today!)

Dev Patel (Today!)

Charlie Kahlstorf (Sunday)

Emily Sherrier (Monday)

Elizabeth Walker (Monday)

Core Values


Mary Brooke Barber showed KINDNESS to a worried teacher.  Her words were encouraging and helpful.


US Code of Conduct

Tutorial Locations

This is a Week 2. Today is a Day 1.


We are excited to have Judge Steve Jones join us on January 30! He wants to hear from you! Please send Mrs. Farmer, Coach Olson, Mrs. Zalac or Mr. Thorsen any topics that you would like for him to address.

On March 1 during second lunch, we will be holding a Career Panel breakout discussion with Mr. Wes Rogers from Landmark. If you are interested in business, commercial development or starting something from scratch…this is for you!

Science Olympiad will meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday until 4:30 and Wednesday morning in Dr. Memler’s room.

Interested in reading the Book Club’s January book? If so, it is: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.

“Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind” (30 plays in 60 minutes)
90 Neo-Futurist Plays by Greg Allen
Sketch Comedy
If you love improv… you will love this show!  Having opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest running show in Chicago history, this “play” is an ensemble experiment in presenting “30 Plays in 60 Minutes.” Each two-minute play is performed in random order selected by the audience.  This is just one way the audience participates!   An onstage MC keeps everyone on time and keeps the show moving.  The script contains a collection of 90 comic, political, personal, and abstract plays.  We will select the 30 we want to do.  This gives us the chance to create our own evening of 30 Neo-Futurist plays. All are welcome to join the company!
Audition workshop will be Feb. 27, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 in the PH.
Auditions will be Feb. 28 and March 1 from 4:30-6:30 in the PH.  All students should be prepared to tell an appropriate joke, play improv games, and read from the script.

Contact Ms. T if you have questions.


Please make sure that you let Dr. Rogers know when you have heard back from colleges! Please complete this form for admissions and scholarships!

Interested in helping with the Spartan 5K on Feb. 9? We need volunteers! Please let Mrs. Farmer or Coach Olson know if you are interested!


 TALENT SHOW: Thursday, January 31 at 7:30!! $3 Admission.

The Talent Show Sign Up sheet will be outside Mrs. Farmer and Coach Olson’s office. There will be a mandatory rehearsal Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30.


heartMark your calendar: SADIE HAWKINS DANCE: Feb. 2! Wahoo!heart

This winter dance is from 8:30-11:00 in the Tillman Center. It is more casual than the Homecoming Dance. Student Council is working on a theme and will let you know soon! Remember, you may come with a date or with friends!

If you are bringing someone from another school, please complete this form by January 28 and turn it in to Mrs. Farmer.


Mark your calendar: January 23 – we will be meeting with our first grade buddies for donuts and play at 10:40. More info to come!


UGA is offering a day camp during our spring break, March 11-15. It offers Creative Writing, Photography and Mini Medical School. Registration is now open. You can go here for details. Any questions may be directed to Brian Stone, the program coordinator at brian.stone@georgiacenter.uga. edu.

Registration for UGA’s Summer Academy opens Feb. 6th at 10:00 am. The website with updated camps for the summer can be found here.

HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS) is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Students explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. This is a overnight program that takes place in June 2019 on the campus of Georgia College, Milledgeville. 

Athens Academy will pay for 1 representative to attend this year and you can apply by answering the question below and sending your response to Mr. Olson by January 15th.

Essay Question: In your own words define leadership, identify your personal leadership strengths, and explain why you should be selected for this program.

Athens Academy is pleased to offer on-campus, school-day SAT testing for current juniors on March 6, 2019.  The college guidance team encourages all students to take the SAT at least once (preferably in the spring of their junior year), and this is an opportunity to do so in a familiar environment.  Last year was the first time that Athens Academy students took the SAT on campus during a school day, and feedback was very positive.
WHAT: SAT with Essay (3 hours, 50 minutes, plus breaks)
WHO: current Athens Academy juniors
WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  This date has been designated as an Upper School conference day, so students taking the test will not miss any classes.  They will simply need to schedule their conferences in the afternoon when the test is over.  Students who choose not to take the SAT at Athens Academy will only be on campus that day for conferences.
WHERE: depending on the number of students who sign up, we will dedicate a building or an area of a building for optimal testing conditions (quiet, no distractions, ample space, etc.).
COST: $80 (payable via link below).  Registration includes two test prep sessions to be scheduled prior to the test date.
REGISTRATION: students must sign up for the test no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  The deadline to request accommodations (if they are not already approved) is Friday, January 11, 2019.   We cannot accept any late registrations.
UGA VETCamp applications now open!

VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. At VetCAMP, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. Click here to view a video that was produced from VetCAMP 2018.

The seven-day-long on-site summer program will provide opportunities for observation of and participation in various services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center and the Diagnostic Laboratories, as well as a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium for a behind-the-scenes view of the facilities.

Other activities include information sessions on admission requirements, research opportunities, the curriculum, study abroad opportunities, and other undeserved specializations in the field of veterinary medicine.

Applications are open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students and can be accessed by clicking HERE.

abfca-5d2d98_1bcfb8e5d4f7454693467def045a06f4mv2Athens Area Homeless Shelter, 620 Barber Street Athens GA 30601

Next Shelter Dinner: Jan. 18! See you then!



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