The ACAD Daily Thursday, Feb. 17


Happy Birthday

February 15 – Ellis Fiscus
February 15 – Hank Stephens
February 16 – Jiya Patel
February 17 – Sennett Shaver
February 19 – Eli Heil
February 19 – Ethan Short

quote of the week

Typography banner card. Vector illustration.
After an especially wet season in Australia, endangered wetland birds have bounced back!
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This week is an A week and today is a B Day.




What’s going on at 9:45 this week?

Thursday – Seminar

Friday – Class Meeting

We are happy to report that we have three semifinalists for the 2022 Governor’s Honors Program:

  • Seager Hunt – Science /Chemistry
  • Julianne Peek – Visual Arts
  • Ricardo Urena – World Languages /Spanish

Approximately 3,200 students were nominated to the state-level competition, and over 1,300 of them have been selected as semifinalists for state interviews/auditions in February.  All of our applicants should be proud to have been put forward by our faculty.

Calling all writers/photographers/artists! The ACAD literary review deadline is March 21st. Submit up to 3 written pieces and/or 5 photos to Work cannot exceed 3,000 words. An outside judge will select one writer to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Submission does not guarantee publication. See Nina Killian’s email instructions for detailed guidelines or reach out to Ms. Evans.




Join us on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bertelsmann PH for a magical night celebrating Upper School Fine Arts. Luminaria 2022 includes music ensembles from the US band and orchestra, readings from the creative writing students and the Bertelsmann Lobby will come to life with a “pop-up” visual arts exhibit featuring our senior artists. The first Luminaria was organized and presented in 2016.  For several years, the event was held in the Bertelsmann Lobby and in 2018 the event was moved to The Foundry and a packed house! This year we are excited to present Luminaria once again on the Athens Academy campus and to a “live” audience. You may be asking – what is a “Luminaria”? Simply put, it is a paper bag with a lit candle inside. Illumination, energy, and warmth are the inspiration of Luminaria and inspire this evening of the Arts.

Emily Coggins - Spartan of the Week

“Emily is described as a  great teammate who is encouraging, positive, dedicated, and fun. She has improved every season and has been a great leader.Emily is an extremely talented equestrian as well and we are excited to see her success at the next level” – Brian Olson, Head Coach, Varsity Girls Basketball


Camden Lang - Spartan of the Week

“Camden comes to basketball every day with a positive attitude and is prepared to work hard. He is a great teammate with a unique sense of humor. Camden puts in the time necessary in the offseason to be successful and we are excited about Camden’s future in the basketball program.” – Mike Salvia, Head Coach, Varsity Boys Basketball

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Math Problem of the Week

1) whoever first emails the math club email: with the answer and it’s correct will receive 5 raffle points 
2) if someone email afterwards with an answer that’s correct after the first correct ensued they will get 3 raffle points 
3) anyone who got an incorrect answer will receive 1 point 
*Please do realize if you email first but get it wrong then you will only get 1 point * 
Problem of the week 2_14_22

What’s going on with RAK?

Remember to email:

Mosely’s Advisory writing thank you notes:




Our friends at Presbyterian Village loved their Valentines Sign! Thank you to all those who signed it!

Dr. Scott’s freshman eighth period Bio class went on a walk and picked up trash on campus.


 Elijah Sultan helped Mrs. Boyd set up a lab!

Renee cleaned her mom’s car and helped her friend study.

Brooks and Kathryn helped each other study!


The Barrow Advisory supported our Spartan Basketball teams!

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They also picked up trash and held the door open for each other!


Renee picked up trash, did yoga, did the dishes and gave snacks to her friends!

Lexi took care of herself by drinking lots of water, working out, going for a walk and getting good sleep! She also supported her friend at Senior Night!

Taylor is taking care of our community by recycling!

Walter cleaned the Schacht building

Emmeline helped a friend with homework, exercised, got good sleep, drank plenty of water, prayed for people, made cookies with her family and washed the dishes!

Mary Hollis prayed, exercised at dance, fed her dog, supported friends at bb, and took care of her brother and did the dishes.

Adam takes care of himself by drinking LOTS of water!


Preston Darden: helped AJ Chambers with his job application 

John Manuel Newland and Elizabeth Raeber helped Ms. Towery rearrange my classroom 🙂 
Marie and Renee hydrating!
Charles Bennett brought Smith Olmstead her phone at the end of class– kindness!
From Newland Advisory!
Kate Farmer (and Hadley Spurlock): Helped box lunar new year gifts
Mikaella: Endlessly holding open the door
Maddie Conner: Working out everyday
Reese Jarrard: Teaching our entire advisory a dance so we don’t look like losers at Sadie
Ansley drank lots of water this weekend, babysat for 6 hours, read her bible, helped a friend with something, cleaned out her room, went on a run, cooked dinner for her family and went to the basketball games this past week. 
Siena cleaned out her closet and donated a of her old clothes to goodwill.
Taylor picking up trash!
Kishan picking up cookie cake at soccer game. 

NHS signup to volunteer at Lower School Science Night!
We are excited that our NHS service project is back up and running after a year off due to COVID!  Remember, this is mandatory for all current NHS members. The event will be masks REQUIRED for all in attendance, and NHS volunteers will be given a pizza dinner before the event.  The event will take place on Thursday February 24 from 6-7:30pm, and volunteers should arrive NO LATER than 5:30pm and plan to stay until 8pm.
This week all current active NHS members will begin receiving an email with a google form to sign up for their station.  Please select your top 5 locations to volunteer, and the locations will be filled up on a first come first served basis.  The invitation to sign up will be sent to Senior NHS members on Tuesday 1/25 and Junior NHS members on Wednesday 1/26.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Neves.  


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Blue Sheet Link

College Visit Calendar 

College Visit Formstack

Class of 2022 Service Log

Class of 2023 Service Log

Class of 2024 Service Log

Class of 2025 Service Log

useful links

Dress Code

Upper School Code of Conduct

Vehicle Registration 


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