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School Nurses

The school nurses cover all schools in the Athens City School District (AHS, AMS, The Plains Intermediate, East Elementary and Morrison-Gordon Elementary).
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Heidi Shaw RN & Molly Wales RN BSN
Licensed School Nurses
Athens Middle School
51-55 W. Union St., Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-797-4544 x1163
Email Nurse Heidi
Email Nurse Molly




The Role of the School Nurse

  • Provides direct health care to students and staff
  • Provides leadership for the provision of health services
  • Provides screening and referral for health conditions
  • Promotes a healthy school environment in a variety of components
  • Serves as a leader for health policies and programs
  • Serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and healthcare providers    

Medical Forms


  • Throughout the fall and early winter, the health team conducts the following screenings, per the Ohio Department of Health's guidelines:
    • Vision:  Grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 10
    • Hearing: Grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11
  • Parents who wish to opt their children out of these screenings must do so in written form on an annual basis.
  • Scoliosis screenings are also offered for grades 6, 7, and 8, and dental screenings may be available at some schools.

Body Safety & Awareness, Puberty Education, and Sexual Health

If you're interested in resources (including books, websites, and podcasts) for parents and/or children regarding body safety/awareness, puberty, or general sexual health, please contact Nurse Molly.  

Staying Home From School