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ACSD Students Participate in District Science Fair

Students from AHS, AMS and West Elementary participated in the District Science Fair on Saturday, March 18 at Ohio University.  For the third consecutive year, Athens High School received the trophy for the highest percentage of superior ratings at the district science fair hosted by Ohio University.  Athens Middle School regained their trophy for the same accomplishment.   West Elementary was the single ACSD elementary sending students to the fair this year.  All students earning a superior are eligible to go on to the state science fair held at Ohio State University, Saturday May 13th. The one student chosen to represent the entire district at the Intel International Science Fair was our own Derek Demel, AHS Senior. So many awards, cash prizes and scholarships were awarded overall, it was impossible to keep track. Please join the collective ACSD science department in honoring these young scientists.

West Elementary Students Participate in District Science Fair

Eight students from West Elementary School competed at the District 12 Science Fair on March 18th: Emma Beasley, Julia Dick, Luca Gagliano, Mirage Giri, Greta Gunderson, Jasper Harter-Hughes and Emma Hartman, who are all in sixth grade, and Andrew Meek, a fifth-grader.


Luca Gagliano and Emma Beasley earned Superior ratings, making them eligible to represent District 12 at the State Science Day in May. Emma Beasley earned an individual award by the Ohio University Physics Department and the Broadcom Masters Fair award. Luca Gagliano was awarded a Gold Medal by the Behavioral Science Department at Ohio University, as well as the American Psychological Association Award, the Broadcom Masters Fair award, and the Ohio Tuition Trust Alternate Award (a $250 scholarship). Elementary, middle and high schools from seven counties competed at the District 12 science fair. The eight West students earned the right to compete by receiving a Superior rating at the school science fair in November. Students had a variety of experiments demonstrating the scientific process.

AMS Mathletes are Regional Champions and Headed to State Competition

We are the champions!  The AMS MathCounts Team finished in 1st place in the team competition at the Southeast Ohio Chapter Competition on Saturday, February 25th.  The team members are Eric Carpenter, Lisa Liu, Siyoung Kim, Ryan Feger, Isabella Tan, Komail Alali, Tina Zhang, Jennifer Chen, Emily Pauwels and Hannah Bernstein.  We also had several individuals place in the various rounds.  Sprint Round: 1st  Eric Carpenter, 2nd Siyoung Kim, 3rd Isabella Tan; Target Round: 1st Eric Carpenter, 2nd Siyoung Kim, 3rd Komail Alali; Countdown Round: 1st Eric Carpenter, 2nd Lisa Liu, 3rd Siyoung Kim.  Congratulations to these students.  You represented AMS very well!  The state competition will be held at Columbus State University on Saturday, March 11.  Good luck, Mathletes!

AMS Physical Fitness Awards

The Athens Middle School Physical Education program is proud to announce the first semester award winners for The Presidential and National Fitness Awards.  (*denotes multiple year winner)  

The Presidential Physical Fitness Award:  In order to qualify for this award, participants must achieve at least the 85th percentile in all 5 fitness areas; curl-ups, shuttle run, vertical sit, one mile run, and pull ups.  Emelia Adams, *Nicole Bean, Grace Corrigan, Charlotte Cutright, *Hayden Myers, *Emma O’Reilly

The National Physical Fitness Award:  In order to qualify for this award, participants must achieve at least the 50th percentile in all 5 fitness areas.  Wafa Aziz, Annika Benton, Kianna Benton, Olivia Blatt, Sarah Braun, Anna Chen, Aidan Cox, Ailis Hayden, *Greta Hibbard, Claire Ingram, *Mikaela Jarvis, *Gracie Justis, Molly Lee, *Sienna Lelux, Layken Mullins, *Cassie Nalazek, Grace Reed, Mae Reese, Kella Rice, *Sydney Sheffler, *Elle Steele, *Sophia Tenoglia, Makena Trentacoste, *Emma Wolfe, *Tina Zhang

AMS Advanced Art Students in Athens Messenger

Congratulations to the 12 Advanced Art students who were featured in The Athens Messenger in February.  They represented Athens Middle School well!  The art classes have finished their first couple of projects for this semester.  They are on display on the 3rd floor and in the display case on the 2nd floor.


There are two art contests happening now:  the annual Athens Middle School yearbook contest and the Uptown Flag contest.  Your child can get more information from listening to the morning announcements or talking to Mrs. Dieterle in Room 309.


Special Board Meeting 3/2/17 Cancelled, New Meeting Schedule

The Special Board Meeting previously scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017 has been cancelled.  As a result of this cancellation, the Board will discuss topics at future meetings as noted below:


  • ​March 16, 2017 Regular Board Meeting @ Athens High School:  Accept report from the Athens City School District Facilities Steering Committee.
  • March 30, 2017 Special Board Meeting at Athens High School: Discuss the AHS building as it pertains to the Facilities Master Plan.
  • April 20, 2017 Regular Board Meeting at Athens Middle School: Discuss the AMS building as it pertains to the Facilities Master Plan.


All Board Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Next Facilities Steering Committee Meeting Changed to 2/27/17, 6 pm

Please be aware that the Athens City School District Facilities Steering Committee meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday,  March 1, 2017 at 4 p.m. has been changed.  The new, correct date is Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6 p.m.  It is the intention of the Committee Members to meet for one hour.

ACSD Parent Information Night for Early Entrance

There will be a Parent Information Night for Early Entrance on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Morrison Gordon Elementary School, 793 W. Union St., Athens, OH 45701.


  • Get important information about the application process

  • Learn about kindergarten expectations

  • Talk with principals and kindergarten teachers

  • Evaluate questions to determine school readiness

  • Receive resources to help your family make the best decision for your child



Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend!  

DRAFT 17-18 School Calendar Released Photo of Pins in a Calendar

At last night's Board Meeting, the Board of Education officially released the DRAFT of the 2017-2018 School Calendar (see attached.)  The DRAFT Calendar is open for public comment between now and the March 16th Regular Board Meeting.  If you would like to suggest changes or modifications to the calendar, please do so by contacting the Superintendent's Office prior to the March 16th Board Meeting date.

Athens City School District Press Release: February 17, 2017

The Athens City School District Board of Education met in Regular Session on Thursday, February 16th at Athens High School. During the course of the meeting, the District shared the following information and made plans for additional Special Board Meetings as listed below:

2017 Athens Uptown Flag Contest

The 2017 Athens Uptown Flag contest is under way. This is a wonderful project that allows student artwork to be displayed uptown on the flag poles. The contest is for students of Athens County in grades 4 through 9.

East Dinner Theater: Alice in Wonderland, Jr. March 21-24

The 33rd annual East Dinner Theater will be held on March 21, 22, 23 and 24 in the gym.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm and the play will begin at 7:00 pm.  Megan Williams and Jenn Wakeley will direct this year's production, Alice in Wonderland, Jr.  Click the title of this news item to access the reservation.  Seats are assigned at the time the reservation form is received.  It is very important that you make a reservation before the week of the play.  We have items that need to be ordered for the play.

ACSD Early Learning Center Preschool Registration Preschool Registration Graphic

Date:           Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Time:           9:00 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.

Location: Athens City Early Learning Center

(former Chauncey Elementary School)

* Please bring your child with you.

* Your child must be 4 ON OR BEFORE 8/1/2017




Kindergarten Registration & Health Screening Dates Announced Kindergarten Registration Clip Art

Dates for registration for students entering kindergarten in the 17-18 school year have been announced.  NOTE: Your child MUST BE 5 YEARS OLD ON OR BEFORE August 1, 2017 to be eligible for registration.

Monday, April 10th- East 8:00 am- 11:00 am

Tuesday, April 11th- TP 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm 

Wednesday, April 12th- MoGo 8:30 am- 10:30 am,  1:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Thursday, April 13th- West 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm

East Fruit with Families 2/23/17, 8:15 - 8:45 am Photo of Various Types of Fruit

Come and join Principal Giardino on February 23, 2017 from 8:15 am - 8:45 am in the East Elementary Cafeteria.  Start your morning off right by enjoying some delicious fruit and an activity with your family.


Please R.S.V.P no later than February 21, 2017 so we can order enough fruit for everyone.  Click here to respond via the Google form or respond on the Fruit with Families flyer.

Congratulations to AMS MathCounts Mathletes!

Congratulations to the top 10 finishers in our school competition who will compete in the chapter competition at Ohio University.  The team members are Lisa Liu, Siyoung Kim, Eric Carpenter, Ryan Feger, Isabella Tan, Komail Alali, Emily Pauwels, Tina Zhang, Jennifer Chen and Hannah Bernstein.  The chapter competition will be comprised of teams from southeastern Ohio middle schools and will consist of two preliminary rounds:  the spring round and the target round.  The top 12 finishers in these two rounds will get a chance to compete in the countdown round which is a head to head single elimination tournament. Congratulations to these Mathletes and good luck at the chapter competition!

Athens Summer Camp Calendar Clip Art of Kids Canoeing

A calendar of local summer camps has been created.  If you know of any other local camps to be added please send the info to lindsey.swank.meili@gmail.com.  Click on the Read More . . . link to view the calendar.

Bobcat-Bulldog Indoor Field Day Bobcat Bulldog Indoor Field Day Flyer

What: Bobcat Bulldog Indoor Field Day

When:  Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Where:  Ohio University Convocation Center (enter through the main front entrance, look for signs)

Why:  A chance to exercise and play with Ohio University Student Athletes while enjoying delicious snacks from local restaurants! There will also be interactive nutrition activities for families. All activities will have modifications for all abilities.  Vegetarian and vegan snack options available! 

Cost: FREE to all Athens City Schools Families!

Facilities Steering Committee Update

Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting in the Library at 6:00 on February 8 for an update from the Athens City School District Facilities Steering Committee. 

Facilities Steering Committee Press Release 1/20/2017

On January 10th and 11th, 2017, the Athens City School District Facilities Steering Committee hosted two public meetings at Athens High School.  Approximately 220 members of the community attended and participated in conversation and provided feedback to members of the committee regarding three options for reconfiguring the building/grade level structure of the District.  Additionally, individual committee members have been hosting meetings at each building through the parent-teacher organizations and associations, as well as with school faculty and staff.  These conversations are an important part of the process, as the information provided to the committee will help committee members to continue a more informed and enriched discussion regarding the many important factors surrounding any decision related to school facilities.

Athens FFA Wins Best Plow

The Athens FFA and Shop classes each painted one of Athens County ODOT's plows and after they were put up on the county ODOT's Facebook page.  The Athens FFA plow was voted on by the public as the best plow.  A certificate was presented by ODOT to our chapter members who helped to paint the plow.  Both plows that were submitted are shown in the pictures below.

AHS Poetry Out Loud Competition Winners Poetry Out Loud Logo

Congratulations to all of the Poetry Out Loud competitors who competed in the 6th Annual AHS Poetry Out Loud competition on January 11th.  The winners were:

  • Sylvie Wilson- 1st place
  • Lily Herold- 2nd place
  • Sophie Mather-3rd place

Sylvie will go on to represent AHS in the regional competition at Stuart's Opera House on February 18, 2017. 

Also, a big thank you to all of the staff, teachers, and students who took time out of their busy schedules to help with the competition.

AHS Class of 1977 40 Year Reunion June 23-24, 2017

The AHS Class of 1977 40 year reunion will be held June 23-24, 2017.  Contacts are:


Facilities Steering Committee to Hold Community Input Meetings

The Facilities Master Planning Steering Committee will hold Community Input Meetings on the following dates:

  • January 10, 6:30 p.m, Athens High School
  • January 11, 6:30 p.m., Athens High School
  • January 23, 6:00 p.m., Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs, Building 21, The Ridges, Room 105 (The Leadership Room)
School is cancelled today, Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Faculty and staff are to report.  All teachers will meet at AHS at 10:00 a.m.

School is cancelled today, Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Faculty and staff are to report.  All teachers will meet at AHS at 10:00 a.m.

Facilities Steering Committee Press Release

The Athens City School District Facilities Steering Committee has as its charge from the Athens City School District Board of Education to review the current makeup of our school buildings, taking into consideration the locations, grades served, and the needs of our students.

Model United Nations Finale

On December 2nd, thirteen teams of AMS 7th and 8th graders participated in the 2016 Southeast Ohio Model United Nations held at Baker Center on the Ohio University campus.  Ten of these teams received awards.  Winners of an Outstanding Cultural Display were the team of Malaysia (Garey Escabedo, Hannah Bernstein and Nora Anderson), Brazil (Emma Bianco, Luke Brandes, Rennie Carter and Bella Grijalva) and the team of Malawi (Annie Moulton, Tess Wilhelm, Bailee Toadvine and Anna Chen).

The Plains Elementary Wins Momentum Award 2016 Momentum Award Logo

Ohio’s State Board of Education is pleased to recognize The Plains Elementary as a Momentum Award winner based on their 2015-2016 Ohio School Report Card. The state of Ohio is proud of the academic support the school, staff and community have provided to students from every background and ability level.



College Credit Plus Meeting 12/6/16, 6 pm AHS Auditorium

Attention 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students and Parents: Athens High School will be hosting a College Credit Plus meeting for parents/guardians and students on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00pm in the Athens High School Auditorium. Representatives from Hocking College, Ohio University and the University of 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 student graduation and progress through high school. Please mark your calendars! 

Farm to School Apple Crunch Day Apple

Our district recently participated in a nationally recognized Farm to School activity called Apple Crunch Day. All children in the district were offered a locally grown apple from Wagner Farm on Friday, October 28. (East will be Wednesday, November 2.) Some of the funds raised at the recent Farm to School event were used to purchase the 2600 apples. Rural Action managed the bid, and Hocking College Culinary Arts students washed the apples. Parent volunteers brought the apples to students in each school and helped distribute them. 

Back To School Dance

There will be a Back-to-School dance on Frdiay, September 30, from 6:00-7:30. Admission is $2.00.

42nd Annual Athens Invitational Marching Festival Saturday 10/1/16, 10 am, AHS


The 42nd Annual Athens Invitational Marching Festival will take place this Saturday, October 1 at 10:00am at Basil Rutter Field at Athens High School. Bands from Trimble, Southern, Southeastern, Minford, Wellston, Bloom-Carroll, Fairfield Union, Meigs, Hilliard Davidson and Lancaster will perform throughout the day. The Athens Marching Green and Gold will perform at 1:15pm. Admission is $5 and there will be great concessions throughout the festival. There will be great music and marching for children and adults of all ages! The event is sponsored the Athens Band Boosters, Kiwanis Club of Downtown Athens, and the Chauncey Dover Lions Club. 

AMS Students Complete Compliments Project Photo of  Compliments Project

AMS science teacher, Mary Ann Hopple, found this project and shared it with the PE teachers. It's called the 'compliments project'. It's usually done in a classroom with the student facing away from a whiteboard while other students come up and write positive and school appropriate compliments about the student. Then the student can turn around and read, take a photo etc. It was modified for physical education class and the results were pretty super, terrific, fabulous and nice!

AMS Receives Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education Ohio Academy of Science

Athens Middle School, with teachers Mary Ann Hopple, Ellen Kroutel, Stephanie List, Jonathan Sargent, Kimberly Shuster, April Stewart, and Nathan White, are recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education for the fifth consecutive year.  

Athens City School District ODE Report Card Release Information

On Thursday, September 15th the Ohio Department of Education officially  released school district local report cards. The Athens City School District is one of many across the state with very low ratings in multiple areas.  Neighboring districts and similar districts across the state received similar ratings (please click here for a comparison spreadsheet.comparison spreadsheet.)  While it is important that we take the time to closely review the student scores and determine how best to use the information to drive school improvement, it is also important to view the overall grades within the context of (a) a system of state testing that has changed whereby many of our students have now taken three different tests over three years’ time, (b) the newest iteration of tests are based on a significant increase in academic expectations for our students, and (c) this was the first year when most students in Ohio, and nearly every student in the Athens City School District, tested using a computing device (Chromebooks in our case).

Facilities Master Planning Steering Committee Meeting Information

Below is information regarding dates/times/location of the Athens City School District Facilities Steering Committee Meetings for September-December 2016.


Location:  The Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs, Building 21, The Ridges, Room 105 (The Leadership Room)



  • September 12  6-8 p.m.
  • September 28  4-6 p.m.
  • October 10  6-8 p.m.
  • October 26  4-6 p.m.
  • November 7  6-8 p.m.
  • November 30  4-6 p.m.
  • December 12  6-8 p.m.
Special Board of Education Meeting 9/1/16, 7 pm, AHS Auditorium

A Special Board Meeting will be held on September 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Athens HS Auditorium to approve the members of the Athens City School District Facilities Steering Committee and other business that may come before the Board.

Athens Archery Team Places at IBO 3D World Championships

There were 10 members of the Athens Archery Team that competed in Seven Springs, PA on Sat August 13, 2016 at the IBO 3D World Championships.
The team placed 3rd in the High School Division.

Team members who competed:

  • Markell Green, Ishan Matta, Raylin Fetherolf, Casey Hall-Jones, Alyssa North, Nikki Bean, Julie Ingraham, Emma Ingraham, Olivia Bean, and Kennedy Cantrell 

Coaches were Anne L'Heureux, Byron Ingraham and Scott Hall-Jones

  • Cantrell placed 3rd in HS girls 
  • Bean 11th in HS girls
  • Fetherolf 12th in HS girls
  • North placed11th in MS girls
Board of Education Meeting 8/18/16 @ 7 pm Held at AHS Auditorium

Please be aware that the ACSD Board of Education meeting will be held at the Athens High School Auditorium at 7 pm on Thursday, August 18 instead of at Central Office as previously published.

AHS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony August 25, 2016 at AHS

The Athens High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Light refreshments will be served in the AHS Atrium from 5:30 pm with the induction ceremony beginning in the Carol Patterson Auditorium at 7:00 pm. This year's inductees include:



Bela Kastely - Chauncey-Dover Class of 1961

Philip Rose - Athens Class of 1964

Robert Finder - Chauncey-Dover Class of 1964

Eric Gustavson - Athens Class of 1965

Debra Childress West - Athens Class of 1970

Liz Howerth - Athens Class of 2003



The inductees will also be recognized before the home Athens football game v. Warren on August 26, 2016.

Nina Sudnick Awarded Myrtle Miller/MarijaneWerner Award from Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics OCTM Logo

Ms. Nina Sudnick, 4th grade teacher at West Elementary was the sole recipient of the state level Myrtle Miller/MarijaneWerner Award from the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Ms. Sudnick was recognized for this award because like Mrytle Miller and Marijane Werner, she is a leader in elementary mathematics. Her devotion to continuously improving her practice is evidenced by work in her own classroom and also in her collaboration with colleagues across the district. In room 118 at West Elementary, Ms. Sudnick's students develop identities as young mathematicians and the agency to act as such. Through the Math Leadership Team and other collaborative vehicles that she has created, Ms. Sudnick is continuously learning alongside her colleagues to help drive the district towards its ultimate math goal, the teacher created K-6 math vision.

Back-to-School Dance

The annual AMS Back-to-School Dance will be held on Friday, September 2 from 6-7:30. Admission Cost is $2.00.

Athens High School New Student Orientation 2016-2017

Athens High School will be hosting a New Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m for students in grades 9 - 12.  Orientation will begin in the Auditorium with introductions of the Administration and Guidance Department followed by general information about school procedures. A brief presentation about using social media will be provided by the Athens County Child Advocacy Center. Students and parents will be able to tour the school with members of Student Council who will be available to answer questions about various activities and events at the school.

Proposal for the Athens City School District’s Steering Committee

The Steering Committee will be an advisory committee to the Athens City School Board of Education, established for the purpose of researching and recommending a Master Plan for our facilities, which looks to the future and creates an atmosphere and structure that supports our recently adopted Vision and Mission Statements.

AMS Girls Soccer Summer Schedule and Information

For girls interested in playing AMS soccer for the 16-17 school year, here is information regarding our summer schedule.

1st session) July 6th 6:30-8

2nd session) July 7th 6:30-8
3rd session) July 11th 6:30-8
4th session) July 13th 6:30-8
5th session) July 15th 6:30-8
6th session) July 18th 6:30-8
7th session) July 20th 6:30-8
8th session) July 25th 6:30-8
9th session) July 27th 6:30-8
10th session) July 29th 6:30-8

*Girls must bring plenty of water, soccer cleats, and shin guards*

All practices will be held at the soccer fields by Walmart.

Also, our tryout dates are Aug 4th and 5th from 6:30-8:30 on both days. 

Patrick Crist, Girls AMS Head Coach


The Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day 2016 Results The Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day Winners

A group of 8 high school students from Athens participated in the 68 th Annual State Science Day of The Ohio Academy of Science, held May 14 th , 2016 at Ohio State University. The participating students (in alphabetical order) with grade and project titles are:

AHS & AMS Archery Teams Qualify for NASP World Archery tournament June 24-26 Athens Archery Team

The Athens Archery HS and MS teams traveled to Louisville KY to participate in 3 tournaments during May 12-14th.The teams were successful and scored high enough to allow them to advance to the World tournament that will be held in Myrtle Beach June 24-26th with other teams from Canada, Great Britain, Mongolia, and South Africa.

Co-Authors Carolyn Stearns and Jin Stearns visit Athens High School Co-Authors Carolyn Stearns and Jin Stearns

Co-Authors of Lost Seoul Carolyn Stearns and Jin Stearns visited the Athens High School Library to talk with students on Wednesday, May 17th. They met with the English as a Second Language students from both Athens Middle School and Athens High School. 

Lost Seoul is the inspirational true story of one man's journey to find his family after becoming lost in a crowded Seoul train station at the age of six. It relays his courage, and never-ending hope, to understand his path in life while discovering unimaginable inner strength along the way.

Waterfest 2016 Photo of Waterfest 2016

Waterfest was a great success this year.  We had 511 third graders from all over Athens County participate.  The Big Fish Program was amazing and we had more animals than normal for the students to enjoy.  The Athens High School provided the venue and student guides.  the weather did not cooperate so we were inside.  Yes,  it can be too wet for Waterfest.  Thanks for all the groups who participated 

Tri-County Student Awards and Recognition

Tri-County Career Center announced the awards and recognitions for the 2015-2016 school year. This includes National Technical Honor Society, Superintendent Awards, State Skills Competition Award Winners, and Regional Skills Competition Winners. For a full list of students, click "...Read More"

East Special Olympics Results

On Friday, April 22nd, we had three students from East Elementary compete in the Special Olympics at Alexander High School. Our second grader, Gianna Averion, competed in the 50 meter dash (4th place) and standing long jump (3rd place). Our fourth grader, Bobby Fouty, competed in the 50 meter dash (3rd place) and softball throw (4th place). Our fifth grader, Madison Bolin, competed in the 50 meter dash (3rd place) and the softball throw (4th place). All athletes did their personal best in each event. If you see these athletes in the hall or around the school, please congratulate them. Also, special thanks to Ms. Cisneros’ second grade class and Mr. Lonas’ third grade for making banners and coming to support our athletes!

Design Ad Contest

Congratulations to the Design Ad Contest winners from Mo-Go!  The following students recently had the ads they designed printed in color in the Athens Messenger!  They were chosen as some of the best ad designs from all 4th, 5th, & 6th grade submission in the area.  Great job!


Andy Weber sponsored by Reed & Baur Insurance

Jordan Phillips sponsored by Ambassador Laundries

Sarah Deering sponsored by Hyacinth Bean Florist

Kylie Tinkham sponsored by Roller Blow Lanes

All Band Concert - Sunday, May 1 @ 3:00 p.m.


Please join us for the Athens City Schools All Band Concert on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00pm in the Athens High School Auditorium. There will be performances by the combined Athens City Schools 5th Grade Band, combined 6th Grade Band, Athens Middle School 7th and 8th grade Bands and the Athens High School Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. Admission to the concert is $5. The Athens Band Boosters will host a complimentary dessert buffet as well as a Chinese Auction! 

Message from the Superintendent

After reading today’s newspaper article regarding the Athens City School District Board Meeting last week, I felt it necessary to provide some additional information.  The article to which I am referring discussed the current and future financial situation of the District and reported on the discussion that I had with Board Members at that open public meeting.  In short, we currently are spending significantly more money than we bring in.  This has been happening for a few years and is getting worse each year.  We currently have a positive cash balance and can cover the difference, however within three years this will not be the case.

Revised ACSD Mission and Vision Statements - Opportunity to Provide Feedback

We appreciate the comments and suggestions from the ACSD community regarding our proposed mission and vision statements for our school district.  Upon review of all of the feedback on the first proposed statements, we have revised our mission and vision statements and are now offering one more opportunity for public feedback.  Please click the title of the news article or the "Read More" link to access the entire article.

Sports Physical Clinic on May 21

Physicians from Athens Medical Associates Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and University Medical

Associates have come together to help keep student athletes of southeast Ohio healthy and ready to

play by volunteering their time at the third annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Sports Physical Clinic.

The Sports Physical Clinic will be held Saturday, May 21, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Castrop Health

Center, First Floor.

Revised Health Course of Study Open for Review

A committee of district teachers and nursing staff has recently completed a revision of the Athens City Schools Health Course of Study.  It is available for review by clicking here.  It will be online for review through May 13, 2016.  Responses and comments can be forwarded to acs.health.curriculum@athenscsd.org.  (Note: From the homepage, please click on the title of the news article, then on this second page, please click here to access the document).  

Community Food Initiatives Seed Giveaway: April 18 - 25 (Various Locations) Athens Community Food Initiative

Starting April 18th, Community Food Initiatives will be hosting its annual seed giveaway for people in need of seeds. Come and pick up a wide variety of fruit, vegetable and herb seeds.  Anyone can come and get some seeds to grow for yourself and your family. 

East STEM Night

East STEM Night is right around the corner, you do not want to miss out on the fun!  Come to STEM night and get the chance to do some awesome experiments and activities with your family. Learn together and have fun at the same time!  Friday, April 15, 2016 6:00-7:30 p.m. @ East Elementary!

AMS Designated as Support Music Merit School Support Music Logo

Athens Middle School has, once again, been designated as a Support Music Merit School. Over 2,000 schools have applied for this distinction. Athens Middle School was one of the 118 schools to receive this prestigious distinction.

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