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The first five years of your child's life set the foundation and influence future success in school and life.  A positive self-image is developed to a great degree during the preschool period and is a basic ingredient in educational success.  Parents are the child's first and most important teachers, and it is vital that parents and educators work together effectively.  Our highly qualified and state licensed teachers strive to provide a comprehensive and holistic preschool experience using a team approach including the family, school staff, community members, and the classroom community.  Daily schedules are based on routines that provide security and predictability while novel materials and experiences are interspersed to motivate children.  Children learn to make transitions from one activity to another and to problem solve when conflicts and challenges occur. 

 

Given the highly academic focus of Kindergarten, early childhood programs have much to accomplish if our students are to be prepared with the concepts and skills they will need to be successful.  Research supports that three and four year old children learn best in a well planned environment that focuses on play-based experiences as the path to reaching learning goals.  Teachers facilitate experiences so children develop the social skills to work with others and to ensure that learning goals are integrated into all of our activities.  All parts of the curriculum are responsive to individual strengths, needs and differences of each child including:  gender, temperament, interests, learning styles, life experiences, culture, special needs and English Language learning.  Above all, preschool experiences are thought provoking, open-ended and fun!

 

Our program has adopted the Creative Curriculum as the basis of our program planning.  The Curriculum is aligned with Ohio's Early Learning Content Standards and is based on research in child development.  Lesson plans combine varied activities daily to help children explore and learn.  Teachers use large group circle time and small group sessions to present and practice new skills and concepts and to track child progress.  Interest areas (centers) are designed to allow children to make choices and actively explore.  Careful planning and adult facilitation result in group activities and interests area that address all of the areas of development including social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language, and all the content areas including Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, The Arts and Technology.  In addition, children learn how to learn by setting goals, observing, asking questions, documenting their experiences, and applying knowledge to new contexts. 

 

Amy Wolfe; Itinerant Teacher
Kim Roback; Integrated Classroom Teacher
Traci Lawrence; Integrated Classroom Teacher
Twana Ventola; Public Preschool Teacher

 

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ACSD Interactive Presentation for School Architectural Design Styles 9/19/19, 6:30 pm architectual design of a school
The Athens City School District Board of Education will host an audience interactive presentation regarding community perceptions of school architectural design styles ​during the Regular Board Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Athens High School Auditorium on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Representatives from Schorr Architects and Community Design Alliance will project images of different finished exterior school designs. Members of the audience will be provided hand-held audience response ...
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Student individual picture days for Athens City School District has begun! PIcture day ORDER FORMS come a few days after picture day. These will have a proof of your child's photo on them with a due date to be sent back to the school. Below is a list of dates for the district. All photos will be taken by Trisha Smathers (TS Photos).
Keep in Touch with Athens City School District: Mobile App, Website & Social Media ACSD Mobile App
There is a lot going on at Athens City Schools! We want to remind you that there are many ways to keep updated with current events in the district in addition to the emails and calls that are sent out to those who are parents/guardians in our district.
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The Business Advisory Committee for the Athens City School District has set the next three meetings to be held on September 23, October 21 adn November 25, 2019. All meetings will take place at Athens High School at 1:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Detailed information about the Business Advisory Council is below for your reference.
ACSD SafeArrival Absence Reporting System for 19-20 School Year Safe Arrival Logo
At Athens City School District, we use a student absence reporting system called SafeArrival. With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:
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