The ACAD Daily Friday, Feb. 24


Happy Birthday

February 23 – Charlie Hutton
February 24 – Jackson Scruggs
February 26 – Ansley Davis
February 26 – Alexis Keeney
February 27 – John Humphries

quote of the week
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Typography banner card. Vector illustration.A butterfly that was wiped out from England in 1976 has made a comeback, creating a stable population in Northamptonshire!

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This week is A week and today is a A Day.

What’s going on at 9:45 this week?

Friday – Advisory and ACAD Update

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.

During advisory on Friday the Science Department will be treating you to ice cream sandwiches in honor of Charles Darwin’s Birthday.
Are you interested in learning more about Charles Darwin and his contributions to Biology?  Check out the links provided below. 
Love, The Science Department
Darwin Biography  (article)
Mary Frances Massey - Spartan of the Week
“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
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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.


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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 TubmanSojourner TruthMarcus GarveyMartin 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.”


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 - Feb 21

What’s going on with RAK?

Remember to email:

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!

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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. 


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College Visit Calendar 

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Class of 2022 Service Log

Class of 2023 Service Log

Class of 2024 Service Log

Class of 2025 Service Log

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Upper School Code of Conduct

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