February 28 – Corley Imes March 3 – Eliza Connolly March 3 – Jake Garcia March 4 – Rhodes Kleiber March 4 – Benton Kleiber March 5 – Imana Adogu March 5 – Jarrett Daniels
Spring Break Birthdays:
March 8 – Evan Smith March 9 – Caroline Hicks March 10 – Michael Klass March 10 – Ethan Markewitz March 11 – Dylan Warmath March 13 – Jenna Cao March 13 – Maddox Pugmire
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
More than a century after Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes were looted by British troops, two of them have been returned to Nigeria!
This week is A week and today is a B Day.
Thursday: Seminar in Advisory
Calling all writers/photographers/artists! The ACAD literary review deadline is March 21st. Submit up to 3 written pieces and/or 5 photos to email@example.com. 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.
The Spartan League of Legends tied South Forsyth 1-1 on Tuesday. Brennen, Taylor, Evan, and Bowen played well together and Ethan Short stepped up as a sub! Way to go guys!
On Thursday the Spartan Rocket League team came back and won 3-2 against Monroe Area High School. John Maxwell McKillip, Will Wieczorek, and Joseph Sherrier played together for the first time and pulled off the comeback! Way to go Spartans!
On Friday the Spartan Literary Team competed at Prince Avenue. Ricardo Urena and Anvesha Das both won Region in Extemporaneous Speaking, Imana Adogu came in first in Argumentative Essay, Lucy Hayes came in second in Rhetorical Essay, and Ingrid Nilsson came in third in Personal Essay. Way to go Spartans!
Ricardo, Anvesha, and Imana will compete Saturday March 19th at Buford High School. Wish them good luck!
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.
Calling all graphic designers! Are you handy with photoshop and InDesign? If you are interested in helping with the literary review layout and design, please reach out to Ms. Evans and Clementine Acheson. This is a great opportunity to hone your skills and contribute to our campus community.
“Will had a tremendous week both offensively and defensively for the Spartan Baseball team. It’s impressive to see the positive impact Will has on Athens Academy on and off the field.“– Casey Kane, Head Coach, Varsity Baseball
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.”