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  • Athens Spring Sports Update

    Athens Spring Sports Update

    Spring sports are off to a great start in Athens! Check out the latest updates and news from the Athens Athletic Department. Click the article title to learn more.

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  • The Novel Coronavirus:  Message to ACS Families

    The Novel Coronavirus: Message to ACS Families

    Athens City Schools (ACS) does NOT have a confirmed case of coronavirus in our schools. Our hearts go out to those personally affected around the globe by this virus. If this were to occur in ACS, we will notify staff and parents/guardians within the school community. Click the article title to learn more now.

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  • Scholars' Bowl at Athens State

    Scholars' Bowl at Athens State

    The Athens High School Scholars' Bowl team will compete at Athens State University on February 14. Scholar’s Bowl is a game or a competition in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all general areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, popular culture and more. It is considered a competitive, academic and interscholastic activity. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Athens Winterguard season in full swing

    Athens Winterguard season in full swing

    The Athens Winterguard team's competitive season is in full swing. Winterguard is called "the sport of the arts." There is an Athens High School and Athens Middle School team. These performers dance with drama, grace and skill while tossing and twirling rifles, sabres and flags on a gym floor. To learn more about Winterguard, click on the headline.

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  • Athens cheer teams compete for national titles

    Athens cheer teams compete for national titles

    Athens cheer teams will compete for national titles in February 2020. The Athens Cheer Program is sending two teams of 58 student-athletes to the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida during February to compete for national titles. Click on the headline to read more now!

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  • The Athens "Big Idea" project connects students and community

    The Athens "Big Idea" project connects students and community

    The Athens Renaissance School's "Big Idea" project invites students in schools across the city to develop ideas and projects that will make Athens a better place to live, work and play. Click the title to learn more about the Big Idea project now.

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  • ACS hosts national digital consortium

    ACS hosts national digital consortium

    ACS will welcome more than 50 school system leaders from across the country who are championing dynamic digital learning for the fall meeting of the Digital Consortium, administered by The School Superintendents Association. ACS will host the AASA Digital Consortium to highlight successful models of digital learning on October 27-29, 2019. Click on the headline to learn more now!

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  • State of Education

    State of Education

    Superintendent Dr. Trey Holladay recently shared an update on Athens City Schools at the annual Chamber of Commerce State of Education address. His update included a snapshot of district data, projects, awards and a look into what's next for ACS. Click the article title to learn more now.

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  • AHS celebrates new school with dedication program & ribbon cutting ceremony

    AHS celebrates new school with dedication program & ribbon cutting ceremony

    Athens High School (AHS) will celebrate the opening of the new high school campus with a special school dedication program and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Athens community on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The dedication program will include messages from students, faculty, alumni and other distinguished guests. Click title for more info!

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  • Special Graduation Message to the Class of 2019

    Special Graduation Message to the Class of 2019

    Commencement - it is a word that literally means “a beginning or start.” The commencement ceremony is the celebration of a new beginning. To the seniors, you are truly beginning a new chapter in your young lives. Click here to read our sincerest message of congratulations on your graduation.

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  • Athens City Schools recognizes school lunch heroes serving healthy meals

    Athens City Schools recognizes school lunch heroes serving healthy meals

    Every day in ACS, more than 5,000 meals are served to over 4,550 students by a team of 34 child nutrition professionals. Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, our child nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, ACS celebrates School Lunch Hero Day on May 3.

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  • Athens City Schools statement regarding recent events at Athens High School

    Athens City Schools statement regarding recent events at Athens High School

    Athens City Schools is saddened by the events of April 10, 2019. Athens City Schools does not condone violence or discrimination of any kind. This is not who we are as a school system or a community. We are proud of our motto, “A Community Connected by Education.” We believe in this statement. We see it lived out every day in our schools. Our teachers love our students and work every day for their well being. Click on the article title to continue reading.

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  • New honor society named for special teacher

    New honor society named for special teacher

    Athens High School (AHS) recently inducted 96 students as charter members in the newly established AHS Mike Jones Chapter of Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. The AHS chapter is named after long-time social studies teacher Mike Jones in recognition and appreciation for his years of service as a social studies teacher in Athens City Schools (ACS). Jones taught social studies courses at both Athens Middle School (AMS) and AHS for 20 years. Click the title to continue reading.

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  • Elite championship coach commits to Athens High School

    Elite championship coach commits to Athens High School

    Athens City Schools (ACS) is proud to announce the hire of championship volleyball coach April Marsh. Marsh will be the the new head volleyball coach at Athens High School (AHS) beginning summer 2019. Marsh, a state championship winner with nine appearances in the state championship playoffs in the last nine years with four appearances in the state finals, is currently the head coach at Bob Jones High School and the Director of United Volleyball Club of Madison. Click the article title to read more now!

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  • Teacher says area cities need to work together

    Teacher says area cities need to work together

    Chris Paysinger has been teaching for 20 years and says it’s never been as much fun as now. Paysinger, a history teacher for high school students in the ACS project-based learning academy housed in an historic building, complete with brick walls and heart-pine floors, on Marion Street in downtown Athens. Read more now!

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  • SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary selected as the CLAS Banner School for District 8

    SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary selected as the CLAS Banner School for District 8

    SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary was named as the 2018 CLAS Banner School for State School Board District 8 by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS). This award recognizes schools that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama. The CLAS Banner School award is the highest district honor granted by CLAS. Read more now.

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  • WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone funds innovation lab at iAcademy at Athens Elementary

    WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone funds innovation lab at iAcademy at Athens Elementary

    iAcademy at Athens Elementary (AES) was recently awarded a grant from local business partner WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone. The $18,000 grant is being used to develop a new WOW! Innovation Lab and Makerspace for students at AES.

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  • Kindergarten Registration and academy showcase for the 2019-2020 school year

    Kindergarten Registration and academy showcase for the 2019-2020 school year

    Athens City Schools (ACS) kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year is February 25 through March 29. Registration is open to any child who is five years old on or before September 1, 2019 and is an Athens resident. Kindergarten registration is completed through an online service called SchoolMint. As an introduction to the Athens Academies, ACS is hosting an elementary academy showcase on February 25. Click the title above for full details about kindergarten registration.

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  • Our Future is Bright:  ACS Progress Report, Spring 2019

    Our Future is Bright: ACS Progress Report, Spring 2019

    ACS is committed to meeting the challenges of today while preparing for the bright future of tomorrow. Dr. Chris Hamilton, Athens City Schools Director of Communications and Public Relations, talks progress, growth, facilities, and more in this short Q &A session. Click now to learn more!

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  • SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary selected as CLAS School of Distinction

    SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary selected as CLAS School of Distinction

    SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary has been selected as a 2018 School of Distinction by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS). This award recognizes schools that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama. One hundred and sixty schools were nominated for this prestigious recognition. Click to read the full article.

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