STE(A)M/Robotics Fans-SAVE THESE DATES: Jan. 12 & Feb. 2
Athens Academy is proud to host the 2018-2019 GA FLL ROBOTICS SUPER-REGIONAL and STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS on Saturday, January 12, and Saturday, February 2. These two events will bring 600+ middle school students PLUS their coaches, families, and friends to our campus! Let's show them how proud we are to be their host. Please join us as a Judge or a Tournament Volunteer for either event--or both! Be a Robotics Supporter-sign up now!
During International Education Week in November, Athens Academy held its fifth-annual foreign language induction ceremony following a presentation by alumni parent Stacey Dolgin Casado. Dr. Casado is a professor of Spanish and head of the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia.
A record 43 Upper School students were inducted into one of three--Latin, French, or Spanish--national language honor societies. This nomination is bestowed upon students who have demonstrated excellence of accomplishment throughout three complete years of study of language at the Honors Level, and who have demonstrated a commitment to furthering their study of language and culture.
Hatton Abernathy, Eden Avolio, Alyssa Baugh, Kate Branch, Jack Bullock, Cooper Camp, Charles Clarke, Emma Clarke, Doug Clements, Eleanor Connolly, Kate Cowles, Anannya Das, Caroline Edwards, Catie Elder, Will Hays, Gracie Irvin, Barrett Jones, Lucy Kemp, Colton Kennedy, Ryan Manfredi, Matthew Marvel, Sally O’Steen, Anjali Patel, Luke Polaneczky, Ronan Ruiz, Anna Rutledge, George Smith, Abigail Springer, Jack Thomas, Sarah Elisabeth Thurmond, Lauren Wayne, Alexa Whitmore, Elliot Williamson, Logan Williamson.
Société Honoraire de Français/Advisor: Mrs. Jami Cashin
Taylor Clementz, Grace Ferguson, Reagan Hatch, Carina Maffett
Societas Latina Honoraria/Advisor: Ms. Deanna Mellican
Grant Brown, Lexye Hill, Anna Hollis, Moira Lockwood, Mary Palmer Roberts
Eighth grader Parker Pape has been selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Middle School Chorus! Parker qualified for the chorus following the Region 2 auditions at North Gwinnett High School on Saturday, November 10. Choral teacher Leslie Setzer is excited for Parker: “This is a very difficult audition and I'm so proud of his hard work and dedication!” Parker will rehearse with the chorus on February 14 and 15, before the performance on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Classic Center in Downtown Athens. Way to go, Spartan!
Athens Academy Recognized Nationally for Excellence
The U.S. Department of Education announced on Monday, October 1, that Athens Academy has been named a 2018 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School. Athens Academy is one of only 49 non-public schools across the country to receive this honor.
“Our faculty and students work hard each and every day to make magic happen on our campus, and it is great to be validated by the National Blue Ribbon School program,” says Head of School John Thorsen. “We are proud of our school and our accomplishments, yet still recognize that we must always strive to be even better. It’s great to be a Spartan!”
National Blue Ribbon Schools are on education’s cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices from professional learning communities and project-based learning to social and emotional learning and positive behavior systems. Schools must complete a comprehensive and detailed application about school practices, student test scores, academic programming, and more.