February 23 – Charlie Hutton
February 24 – Jackson Scruggs
February 26 – Ansley Davis
February 26 – Alexis Keeney
February 27 – John Humphries
A butterfly that was wiped out from England in 1976 has made a comeback, creating a stable population in Northamptonshire!
This week is A week and today is a B Day.
What’s going on at 9:45 this week?
Tuesday – MMM – Juniors and Seniors in the PH, Freshmen and Sophomores virtual in advisory
Thursday – Special Assembly – Girls in PH and Guys in Harrison Center Presentation Hall
Friday – Advisory
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.
“Mary Frances has served as our Varsity Basketball Cheer Manager this season, and she has gone above and beyond our expectations of a manager. She has been a driving force for our team! Mary Frances helped me choreograph the middle school and Varsity cheerleader’s dance routine that they performed in the pep rally. Not only did she help with choreography, she also helped teach the dance along with teaching our Spartan Loyalty band dance. She was constantly throwing out ideas to help improve the cheers and dances the girls performed while also helping me clean up the routines and motions. Mary Frances attended every practice and game with a big smile on her face and continuously encouraged the team to keep team morale going in a positive direction! As a coach, I am so grateful to have had Mary Frances as my right-hand girl to help guide our team in a positive, optimistic way! Mary Frances, we will miss you so much next year! 🙂“ – Kelsie Webb, Head Coach, Varsity Cheerleading
Calling all writers/photographers/artists! The ACAD literary review deadline is March 21st
. Submit up to 3 written pieces and/or 5 photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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.
NHS Science Night Volunteers
Lower School Family Science Night is THIS THURSDAY February 24th!! NHS members should arrive at the LS Barrett Hall at 5:15pm. Check in with Ms. Neves at the door to find out which station you are working, and then you will get your pizza dinner. After 15-20 minutes of pizza and fellowship, there will be a short orientation to prepare you for the night and get you familiar with your station.
Remember, this is MANDATORY for all NHS members (unless Ms. Neves is already aware of your approved conflict). Even those who did not complete the station preference form are expected to attend, and you will be placed at stations according to need rather than your preference.
This is such a fun event, and the Lower School families really enjoy interacting with the Upper School students. Ms. Neves is excited to see everyone this Thursday!
**BRING A MASK AS THIS IS A MASK MANDATORY EVENT**
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.
President Gerald Ford
officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Today, Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society—from activists and civil rights pioneers such as Harriet Tubman
, Sojourner Truth
, Marcus Garvey
, Martin Luther King Jr.
, Malcolm X
and Rosa Parks
to leaders in industry, politics, science, culture and more.
Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme.
The Black History Month 2022 theme, “Black Health and Wellness,” explores “the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.”
1) whoever first emails the math club email: email@example.com
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 *
Teachers made goody bags and wrote sweet cards to each other!
Dr. Scott’s advisory cleaning up!
Robert gave Hanna a Pay Day when she was really hungry during Lit.
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!
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.
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