Parents, we hope you will join us this Tuesday, August 22, between 8:10-9:10 a.m. for a Back-to-School Coffee. Please note that the venue has changed to the Sinkwich Spartan Center to ensure adequate parking. We hope to see you there!
The Upper School’s Global Challenges class is excited to partner with Community Meat Co. again this year to offer sustainable meat shares to the Athens Academy community! Pre-ordered shares can be picked up each month at the Farmer's Market. Click here to sign up. Order NOW before all the shares are sold out!
Mark your calendar for the first Athens Academy Farmer's Market of the season, Wednesday, September 6 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the Sinkwich Spartan Center! Five Arrow Farms, Community Meat Co., Independent Baking Company, Journey Juice, and other local farmers and artisans will offer a variety of vegetables, eggs, honey, wildflowers, and more, so be sure to drop by. Please note that payment will be accepted in cash or check only.
For parents of grades 1-12: A few parents have called asking questions about our safety glasses, concerned about counterfeits and recalls. Thank you for your attention to the safety of all of our students.
We purchased our glasses from the website eclipse2017.org in May as their glasses were produced by the NASA-Approved American Paper Optics company. You may access the NASA government eclipse website here, You can find the American Astronomical Society here. American Paper Optics is an approved producer, visit them here, and eclipse2017.org is an approved vendor.
On each pair of glasses the details of conforming to the Requirements of ISO 12312-2 are printed as well as the official logo from eclipseglasses.com. If you access eclipseglasses.com you can see pictures of both authentic and counterfeit glasses and ours are in compliance with the authentic glasses.
We are holding the glasses until eclipse day so that they remain safely intact for the event. If you would like to inspect a pair you are welcome to come to the Middle School office to examine one. These are the types of questions that keep our children safe. Thank you for asking and please continue to do so. While we will be sure to have the children wear the eclipse glasses the entire time they are outside, we ask that you also discuss with them the importance of keeping the glasses on. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact your child's division office.
The Athens Academy Spirit Store and Cafe will be open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, so be sure to pick up some Spartan gear just in time for the first home football game this Friday! Let's go Spartans!
Congratulations to recent graduate Annabelle Woodard, who is the star of Oconee Youth Playhouse's upcoming show, Legally Blond. The show will run August 10-13, 2017, at the Oconee County Civic Center. Annabelle will attend Texas Christian University this fall. Way to go, Spartan! Read more here.