The ACAD Daily Wednesday, Feb. 22




Tuesday – B Week, A Day, 9:45 MMM, 3:20 Block 1 AP Tutorial

Wednesday – B Week, B Day, 3:20 Block 6 AP Tutorial

Thursday – B Week, A Day, 9:45 Seminar, 3:20 Block 3 AP Tutorial

Friday – B Week, B Day, 9:45 Class Meetings



 Love in Service

NHS Science Night Volunteers

Lower School Family Science Night is THIS THURSDAY February 23th!!  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!

Juniors and Seniors:

Spartan Speaker Series with Athens Academy Alum and Parent Patrick Garrard

Wednesday, February 22

1:25 – 1:55 p.m.

Chambers Center

We are excited to provide another opportunity for you to learn from our Spartan community.  Join us for our next Spartan Speaker Series with Athens Academy alum and parent Patrick Garrard.  Mr. Garrard will discuss his journey from Athens Academy to Spanish major in college to becoming a lawyer.  He owns his own law practice and helps business owners with their daily legal needs.  Mr. Garrard also finds time to volunteer in our community and enjoys giving back.  Grab some free lunch in the Chambers Center and spend a few minutes learning about another great Spartan.

If you plan on joining us, please click here to RSVP.

There are many lost and found items from the library located on two tables in the lobby – check it out on your way out!


We are still having some pretty serious septic tank issues that can be avoided by our help! 

Please, please, please do not flush feminine products or paper towels down the toilet. 

We really appreciate your help with this!


McKenna Friesen - SOTW
“Mckenna is such a blessing to this soccer program and this school. She represents everything we would want in a Spartan. We are only a few weeks into the soccer season and she has brought tremendous leadership, intensity, and grit in modeling the right things for our program. She is not only excelling on the field but also in the classroom as she prepares for graduation in a few months. There are some big games ahead for our program and she will 100% be ready for the challenge.” – Judson Hamby, Head Coach Varsity Girls Soccer
Rodrigo Vega - SOTW
“Rodrigo has really stepped up in modeling positive leadership at practice and games for his teammates. He is genuinely concerned about the success of his team and his fellow players.” – Stefan Billmayer, Head Coach Varsity Boys Soccer
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Girls basketball hosts Fannin Co tonight at 6:30 pm in the Class AA 1st Round of the State Playoffs. Admission is $7 and ALL tickets must be purchased using the GoFan app. The game will be streamed on NFHS Network for those unable to attend. Several varsity girls basketball parents are treating the first 40 US students and first 10 faculty/staff with admission to the home game Tuesday night at 6:30 pm in an effort to help pack the stands!

It’s 1st come, 1st serve so make plans to arrive at the game early!
Boys basketball travels to Model High School (Rome) Wednesday for a 7:00 pm tipoff in the Class AA 1st Round of the State Playoffs. Admission is $7 and ALL tickets must be purchased using the GoFan app.


Congratulations to the following players and Coach Olson for earning All Region recognition.


All Region – Madeline Ransom, India Sheats & Lilly Tillman

Honorable Mention – Adair Marvel, Louise Tillman & Madeline Wicker

Co-Girls Coach of the Year – Brian Olson


Co-Player of The Year – Kymel Williams

All Region – Isaac Rorey

Honorable Mention – Westbrook Adams, Justen Goudelock & Ben Shar

Reminder – Wednesday morning at 8:00 am in the Farmer Field House, the following students will be participating in a signing ceremony:

Jackson Scruggs, Cross Country/Track & Field, Vanderbilt University

ClaraJane Williams, Soccer, United States Naval Academy

Will Hines, Swimming, Washington & Lee University 

Sam Bush, Football, University of Georgia

Happy Birthday

Kathryn DeLoach Monday February 20

Charlie Hutton Thursday February 23

Jackson Scruggs Friday February 24

Ansley Davis Sunday February 26

Emma Soltys Sunday February 26

quote of the week

Jaguars have the strongest bite of the animal kingdom but the smallest teeth.

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In 1981, the Rolling Stones sang “A smile relieves a heart that grieves.” Now, research is showing this to be true. Even a “fake smile” tricks the brain and causes the release of happiness hormones. Watch this interesting video to learn even more about this. AND if you want to learn other ways to increase your happiness, read this brief article to learn how to trigger the release of your happiness hormones- Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphins.

useful links

Upper School Code of Conduct 

Upper School Dress Code

Vehicle Registration 



Blue Sheet Link

College Visit Calendar 

College Visit Formstack


Class of 2023 Service Log

Class of 2024 Service Log

Class of 2025 Service Log

Class of 2026 Service Log

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