Open to any student in the community from K4-6th grade, so please share with friends!
Activities include art, drama, music, team sports, games, library time, the camp store and a special activity based on each day's theme. Campers will be grouped according to age and will be supervised by qualified, caring, and enthusiastic counselors. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 3, 2018.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the one act play Arlecchino and the City of Love, which placed second in the state for Class A Private at the annual Georgia High School Association One Act Play competition this past Saturday in Warner-Robins! In addition to the second place finish, senior Daniel Rouhani won Best Actor honors for his portrayal of the title character Arlecchino. Sophomore Jessica Ford and freshman Sara Mack Lowe were both named to the state All Star Cast. Way to go, Spartans!
Athens Academy’s students recently completed the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Testing for the fall, and, once again, they have distinguished themselves as they work toward a high level of personal wellness! Students in grades 3-8 completed five tests that included a one-mile run, vertical sit and reach, sit-ups, push-ups and the shuttle run.
This fall, 402 students participated in the testing, of which 144 achieved Presidential recognition, which requires students to score 85% or higher on all five tests. In addition, 263 students earned a National certificate, which requires a score of 50% or higher on all five tests. In addition, sixth grader Mary Hollis Pugmire set a school record of 200 push-ups, and two students tied school records: eighth grader Julia Krehbiel tied the sit and reach record with +14 inches, and fourth grader Chloë Love Bell had a 9.1 second shuttle run.
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.
The Athens Academy Library Guild Book Club is open to anyone in our school community! This year's selections will feature books and their movie versions (or movies of a similar topic/time frame). Click here for a list of this year's books, movies, and meeting dates. Meetings will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Chambers Center Boardroom (dates are listed in the link). The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26.