KINDNESS * TEAMWORK * PASSION * INTEGRITY * COURAGE * RESPECT
Schedule for Next Year!
With much thought, consideration, and effort, we have created our schedule for next year. We are very
pleased with the outcome and believe that the students and families will be too. Next year, we will operate on a year-long, block schedule with days rotating A (periods 1-4) and B (periods 5-8). The first week will have three A days and two B days, and the following week will have the reverse. We will have a two-week rotation. Days will consist of four 85-90 minute classes, and the A/B rotation results in an eight-period schedule. All of this information may make it difficult to visualize, so click here so that you can see our new and improved schedule for next year. You’ll notice that every morning has a built-in time when the students should have a snack and/or break. Each week also has club time, advisory time, and seminar time. Therefore, along with a dependable rotation(Day A and Day B), we were very intentional about also allowing for non-academic time while considering a healthy flow to the day.
The Literary Review is almost here! Copies are on track to arrive at the end of next week, so keep an eye out for them in the library. In the meantime, we are excited to announce that judge Kate Norris, author of the forthcoming novel When You and I Collide, has recognized the student writers listed below for their exemplary work.
Literary Review Prize Winner: “Sweat Like a Sinner” by Jessica Ford
Honorable Mention: “The Word” by Nina Killian
Honorable Mention: “The Din of Silence” by Caroline Hicks
Also, a HUGE thank you goes out to Clementine Acheson for her hard work revamping our design and layout. She did a fantastic job producing a beautiful publication. Last but not least, congratulations to the talented writers, artists, and editorial staff members who contributed to this year’s stellar publication. Well done!
Andrew Blaesing (Athens Academy Class of 2006) is developing an app for Middle and Upper School students designed to build financial literacy and make more informed decisions about college, managing student debt, etc. He is conducting a preliminary survey of students in grades 5-12 and would like to include Athens Academy in his research. The survey is anonymous and voluntary.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT SMOOSH THE BERRIES FROM THE PLANTS OUTSIDE OF THE SCIENCE CLASSROOMS. THE BERRY JUICE STAINS THE PAVEMENT! ALSO, (EVEN THOUGH THIS SHOULD GO WITHOUT SAYING), DO NOT EAT THEM – FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH!
May 15th at The Foundry
Get your tickets in the Deans’ Office
Silent Disco Party
May 27th 7:00
“Natalie is an incredible athlete. She has run the 4x100M relay, the 4x400M relay, the 4x800M relay, the 400M, the 800M, and the 1600M. The range of events that she excels is extraordinary. She has just been awesome in her running, her attitude, and her commitment to the team, I cannot say enough good things about Natalie! I look forward to her future in running!“ – Neville Anderson, Head Coach, Varsity Track & Field
“By all measures Tom has had a very successful season. He moved to three new events in the middle of the season to help the team fill holes for the championship season. It was team first for him. Whether he found the triple jump and the 300 hurdles or they found him, he has performed beyond expectations. Tom has a bright future in these events. I salute him on behalf of the entire track and field team.“ – Neville Anderson, Head Coach, Varsity Track & Field
Weekly Advisory Challenge
The Math Club used this website to find many beautiful fractal images like the one you see below. You can see more examples we found here.
Challenge: Use the website linked above to find your own beautiful fractal image and email it to email@example.com. The advisory that submits the best image will receive a prize!
Looking for a job?
Check out this Job Fair at The Classic Center on May 5!
Or how about working at the Athens Area Humane Society! AAHS is having 2 one-week summer day camps July 5th-9th & July12th-16th . One for 6-10 year olds and one for 11-13 year olds. They are looking for a few camp counselors preferably 18 years or older. This is a volunteer position. If interested please reach out to Holly Crymes at 770-356-9754 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Rising Juniors and Seniors
Don’t forget you must sign in and out even if you have parent permission to leave! You will serve detention if you forget. We need to know if you are on campus. Thank you!!!
If you need the links to the at-home or return request forms, please email Ms. Rorey: email@example.com. 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!