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Superintendent's Message

Thomas Gibbs
Superintendent
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Students, teachers, parents and members of our community, welcome to the 2017-18 school year! It is exciting to see students back learning in our classrooms and participating in our many extra-curricular programs. We’re working on new and advanced ways to reach every learner every day throughout our school district. Our team is off to a great start this year. Before the ...

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District Information

District Vision

The Athens City School District seeks to be a premier PreK-12 academic institution helping each student become an inquisitive, civically-engaged adult equipped to build a better future in a rapidly changing world.

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District Mission

The Athens City School District collaborates with students, parents and the community to provide an enriched and rigorous learning environment where every student uses multiple pathways to grow, problem-solve, and reach their potential as a lifelong learner and productive citizen.

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District Motto

Every learner. Every day.

News & Announcements

AHS Freshman Jordan Phillips Youngest Recipient of Child of Appalachia Award J. Phillips Photo
(Article published in The Athens Messenger November 15, 2018) Fourteen-year-old Athens County resident Jordan Phillips is the 2018 recipient of the Child of Appalachia Award bestowed by The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The youngest recipient of the award, to date, Jordan has raised more than $100,000 to help fight breast cancer, with an emphasis on the Appalachian Ohio region.
Winter Weather Reminder Snowflake
I'm sure many of you already know that we may have our first winter weather tomorrow morning, with expectations for freezing rain and ice accumulations. Ice is the most challenging weather event for the District, as buses cannot operate safely. Additionally, we need to keep in mind the many high school student drivers traveling in their own vehicles. I wanted to assure you that our team will be up very early in the morning watching the weather and road conditions and I will alert you as ...
AHS Key Club Members Participate in Community Event AHS Key Club Hallowenn Parade 2018
Athens High School Key Club members had a great time at the Halloween celebration on October 25th at the Athens Rec Center. Club members walked in the parade and were given the high honor of judging the costumes. The event was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Athens, which is the sponsoring club for Athens High School Key Club.
AHS Student Julia Weber Awarded 2019 Ohio Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Contest 2019 AHS HOBY Winner
The 2019 Ohio Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar will take place June 6th through the 9th at Marietta College. The seminar gives high school sophomores from all over the state of Ohio an opportunity to interact with leaders in business, education, media, government and volunteerism over the four-day seminar.
West Beautification Day West Beautification Day Collage
West Elementary participated in Athens Beautification Day, Sunday, October 21. This was a group effort of approximately 50 volunteers from Ohio University, West PTO, and myself. We had lots of beautiful sunshine and got a ton done. ....WEST Elementary looks wonderful!
Athens High School Students Start Healthy Snacks Program at Local School Appalachian Food Project
On September 13th the Appalachian Food Project officially started having an impact on local school children. With the delivery of apples to classrooms in The Plains Elementary, students in the school began having a healthy snack available to them whenever they need it. A week later, granola bars were also delivered.
Thank You Voters for Supporting Athens City Schools! Thank you voters
On behalf of the Athens City School District Board of Education, Faculty and Staff, and especially our students and families, it gives me great pleasure to thank the voters of the Athens City School District for supporting our District at the polls today. This election sets the course for significant change and improvement for our district. As a result of this funding, our students will be assured state of the art 21st Century facilities for many years to come.
East Teacher Maria Douglas Awarded Elementary Classroom Teacher Award by OCTM Mrs. Douglas with Award
Each year, the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics recognizes outstanding teachers, professors, emerging leaders, and friends of mathematics. This year, Maria Douglas, a 5th grade teacher at East Elementary, received the Elementary Classroom Teacher Award for the Southeast District for 2018 in recognition of her exemplary teaching in mathematics. Congratulations on this great honor Mrs. Douglas!
AHS Graduate National FFA Agriscience Fair Winner! EBA FFA Photo
Congratulations Emmy-Beck Aden (AHS Graduate, Class of 2018) on placing 1st in the Nation in the National FFA Agriscience Fair in the category of Food Science & Processing Systems! Emmy's project won the state at the spring state convention last year when she was a senior at AHS and then she moved on to nationals from there. We are so proud of you!
AHS Graduate Receives FFA American Degree SR FFA Photo
Congratulations Sami Russell (AHS Graduate, Class of 2017) on receiving you FFA American Degree! Only .5% of FFA members receive the highest degree that can be earned in the FFA. We are so proud of your hard work and dedication!
Hannah Bernstein Attends 25th Annual Global Youth Institute HB World Food Prize Photo
High school students from 27 U.S. states and territories and ten countries were selected to attend the 25th Annual Global Youth Institute October 17-20th in Des Moines, Iowa. Hannah Bernstein from Athens High School in Athens was among the 210 students selected to attend the prestigious three-day conference. Bernstein engaged with global leaders in science, policy, and industry to discuss the world’s most pressing challenges in hunger and poverty.
Beam Remote Presence Device Installed at East Elementary Beam Remote Presence Device
A Beam remote presence device has been installed at East Elementary for a student that is unable to be at school. This is a joint pilot effort between The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital to enable remote learning for students.. The student is able to control the robot remotely in the classroom via an iPad and stay connected with school work and classmates. The student can see, hear and talk like they are in class. The robot can also go classroom to classroom. The ...
The First AHS Matrix Podcast: Around Town The Matrix Podcast Graphic
The AHS Podcasting class is proud to publish its first episode: Around Town. This episode features an interview with Athletic Director John Rodgers about ACSD's concentration on the importance of character development for student athletes. Visit the school website for weekly podcast episodes! Special thanks to OU's SCRIPPS College of Communication for collaborating with us!
Keep in Touch with Athens City School District: Mobile App & Social Media ACSD Mobile App Icon
For those students and families that are new to our district or have not yet taken advantage of these resources, we want to make sure you are keeping in touch with what is happening in the Athens City School district through the various means we have available. All of the information below is attached in a PDF file as well. ACSD Mobile App Our district's mobile app is available for download to your mobile device (for free) in iTunes or the Google Play store! Once you have ...
College Credit Plus Meeting December 11, 6 pm, AHS Auditorium College Credit Plus Logo
Are you interested in earning college credit next academic year while still enrolled in high school? If so, Athens High School will be hosting a College Credit Plus meeting for parents and students on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:00 pm in the Athens High School Auditorium. Representatives from Hocking College, Ohio University and Rio Grande will be present to explain the admission process to their respective schools and AHS school counselors will identify how credits can be applied to ...
Mo-Go Students Win Awards Mo-Go Students win drawing award!
Mo-Go Fourth Graders won drawing awards at AgDay, which took place a the Athens County Fairgrounds. Brek Newton won Honorable Mention, while Petra Leonard won second place in the agriculture drawing contest. Congratulations, Brek and Petra!
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