February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day!
KINDNESS * TEAMWORK * PASSION * INTEGRITY * COURAGE * RESPECT
I am pleased to advise that under difficult, socially-distanced circumstances, our US Robotics team, 2858, produced an excellent Engineering Journal and submitted videos of our robot in action that allowed us to take 2nd place in the Gwinnett FTC League and win the Inspire Award. Here are pictures of the team (Kitty Fan is our team captain) with their robot and the trophies being added to our collection. – Mr. Callinan
FYI: Inspire Award description:
This judged award is given to the team that best embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST team. This team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor. The Inspire Award winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism® both on and off the playing field. This team shares their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other teams, sponsors, their community, and the judges. Working as a unit, this team will have shown success in performing the task of designing and building a robot.
- Team must submit an engineering portfolio. The engineering portfolio must include summary information about the robot design, information about the team, and a team plan. The entire engineering portfolio must be high quality, thoughtful, thorough, concise and well-organized.
Look at our Senior Art Students
It is that time of year! Auditions for the Spring Play will be Thursday, Feb. 25 from 3:30pm-4:30pm and Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 from 3:30-6pm. Auditions will be by appointment. A sign up sheet will be sent via google doc.
An audition/workshop will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 3:30-5:30 in Mr. Dale’s Classroom. We will be distanced and masked.
The play will be “Mythology’s Daughters” by Hilary Adams, Mary Brooke Barber, Eleanor Connolly, Ann Harper Covington, Jessica Ford, Moira Lockwood, and Anan Shen.
See Ms. T for Questions and a copy of the script.
Congratulations to freshman Shelby Lander for being named SPARTAN OF THE WEEK (week of February 15):
“Shelby has been such a great addition to our basketball cheer team this year. She has been totally committed, never complains, and always does exactly what she needs to for herself and her team. She is always prepared, ready to cheer, and does everything with a big smile on her face! Shelby has jumped right in and shown how much she loves and cares for the Athens Academy Spartans! Shelby is kind, thoughtful, and always looking to improve herself at practices and games. We are so blessed to have Shelby as one of our Spartan Cheerleaders and are so proud of the improvements she has made this season! Way to go, Shelby!“ – Kelsie Webb, Head Coach, Varsity Cheer
The boys basketball team travels to Hebron Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the 1st Round of the State Playoffs. Tickets will be available via GoFan.
February is Black History Month. The month honors African American people’s rich range of experiences, struggles and achievements throughout history and into the modern day. Each day in February, we will be sharing a couple of quotes from civil rights icons.
“I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.” —Rosa Parks
“I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” —Serena Williams
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If you need the links to the at-home or return request forms, please email Ms. Rorey: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that you should expect to wait 24 hours before you are approved by the school. Therefore, do not submit the request late in the evening or early in the morning and assume that you will immediately have permission to attend online or return to school. Thank you!
Please help us stay healthy so we can continue to be together!
Thank you so much for being diligent about wearing your masks! A few of you are still having trouble and for clarification, here is the process for you:
1. A faculty member will give you a warning.
2. After the warning, that faculty member will infract you and you will serve detention. This will be communicated to your parents as well.
3. After you serve detention, if another infraction occurs, you, your advisor, and your parents will meet with Mrs. Zalac and there will be escalated consequences.
Clubs meet Wednesdays 9:15-9:45! Look out for an email from your club leaders!
Junior College Night Resources for the class of 2022
Upcoming college visits – all visits take place virtually from 12:55-1:30 (except where noted – links are in college names).
The first NACAC Virtual College Fair of the year is Sunday, January 31
from 1-7 p.m. ET. More than 500 colleges and universities will present more than 1,500 Zoom sessions. Students can register for free at virtualcollegefairs.org
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