AMS Make-Up Pictures for Oct. 17th have been cancelled until proofs arrive from 1st date. New Make-Up Date TBD.
AMS Eagles, you are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Thursday, October 18th at 6 pm. The event will be held at Swan Creek Park by Athens Middle School.
We are honored to have Dr. Debra Needham, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, join us for this special event. Dr. Needham will be presenting and available for a Q&A session beginning at 6:00 pm in the gymnasium.
After the sun sets, we will head outside and catch a glimpse of the Moon. An Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope will be available, as well as guided tours of the Moon, planets and other celestial objects. Please bring your own telescope if you have one.
International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. By the way, we are celebrating a couple of days early. All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. NASA’s IOMN is Saturday, October 20th. Therefore, go outside and look at that Moon again on Saturday!
Students that check-in and check-out must provide a written note with one of the reasons stated below to be considered excused.
Girl Power Hour will meet after school the 4th Monday of each month. We will meet from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Viers's room (814b, across from the band room). Join us to learn how to develop into strong young women with a sense of empowerment. We will meet on the following dates:
October 29, November 26, January 28, February 25, March 25 and April 29
Our group is open to all girls in 6th-8th grades.
AMS Progress Reports will go home on September 26th.
AMS Extra-Curricular Passes We appreciate your continued support of AMS students and recognize the costs of that support and the strain it can place on families large and small. Knowing your commitment to our students, we are very proud to announce the launch of our new Athens Middle School Extra-Curricular Pass Packages! We are offering an All Inclusive Extra-Curricular Pass that is good for all AMS home Extra-Curricular events. This pass does not work for AHS events, only AMS Home events. Pricing is as follows:
Single Adult Yearly Pass - $65
Single Student Yearly Pass - $50.
Family Fall Semester Pass - $100
Family Spring Semester Pass - $100
Family Yearly Pass – $175
Passes will become available for purchase beginning September 19th, 2018. You can pay online by choosing “Pay Fees”. You must print and bring your receipt to the main office to pick up your pass beginning September 19th, 2018.
AMS Library is selling MacBook covers! Please see Mrs. Johnstone for more information. Prices are $20 for solid colors and $22 for designs. We will be offering MacBook accessories and other items in the school store coming soon!
AMS Traffic Flow/Transportation
● Enter campus on Phillip Rivers Dr.
● Follow route with the cones through North parking lot
● Drop Off and Pick Up - Black and Gold Drive at 6th Grade Entrance
● Exit Campus on HWY 31
7th and 8th Grade:
● Enter campus on Swan Creek Drive off of HWY 251
● Continue on Swan Creek Drive behind stadium and behind AMS
● Drop Off and Pick Up - behind building
○ Students will enter building at one entrance near bandroom
■ Signage will be visible to help signify drop off and pick up
● Exit campus - Continue around the building and exit at traffic light on HWY 31
Bus Transportation The Athens City Schools Transportation Department mailed bus stop notification letters on August 15. Letters detailed your bus stop location and other important bus information for the 2018-2019 school year.
To register for bus service, please contact AMS at 256.233.6623. Questions about bus stops can be sent to the transportation department directly using this link: https://www.acs-k12.org/Page/1929
AMS Student Handbook Please note the attendance, dress code, and cell phone sections. https://www.acs-k12.org/Page/418 click 6-12 Handbook.
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