Return to Learn Plan summary

posted Jul 24, 2020, 1:00 PM by Scott Laird

Please see the attached letter to parents and attached Return to Learn Plan summary. 

Letter to Parents 7-15-20

posted Jul 15, 2020, 1:13 PM by Scott Laird

Please see attached letter for updated information regarding the start of the 2020-21 school year. 

Letter to Parents 6-24-20

posted Jun 24, 2020, 6:39 AM by Scott Laird   [ updated Jul 15, 2020, 1:11 PM ]

Please see attached files in regards to Illinois State Board of Education guidance for the 2020-21 school year.

Extended School Closure

posted Apr 1, 2020, 10:03 AM by Scott Laird

Governor Pritzker has ordered that school closure has been extended through April 30, 2020.  

Untitled Post

posted Mar 27, 2020, 1:50 PM by Scott Laird

Our March 23, 2020 regular School Board meeting that was postponed has been rescheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7 pm at the High School.  In order to maintain social distancing and to keep fewer than 10 people in a room at any time, we are requesting that anyone wishing to attend the meeting in person or address the Board in person to contact the District office prior to the meeting in order for the District to make appropriate accommodations, if necessary.  Please contact the District Office by emailing Scott Laird at

Thank you  

School Closing

posted Mar 26, 2020, 11:59 AM by Scott Laird

Due to the "Stay at Home" Order, Athens Schools will remain closed until at least April 7, 2020.

School Board Meeting Postponed

posted Mar 20, 2020, 1:38 PM by Scott Laird   [ updated Mar 20, 2020, 1:38 PM ]

Due to the "Shelter in Place" order, the regular School Board Meeting scheduled for March 23, 2020 is postponed until further notice.

School Closing

posted Mar 15, 2020, 10:07 AM by Scott Laird   [ updated Mar 15, 2020, 10:46 AM ]


Fine Arts Remodel

posted Oct 13, 2017, 11:36 AM by Scott Laird

The Athens campus remodel plan includes new space for fine arts.  The music department will move into space remodeled from part of the current library.  This moves them off the stage and allows for two soundproofed individual practice rooms, an office, as well as lockable musical instrument storage.  The stage gets a facelift also; with new stage curtains, acoustical treatments, stage floor and wall remodel, a lift for handicap accessibility, and upgrades to the lighting, sound, and video systems.  The goal of the stage remodel is to be able to host high school productions at the high school instead of using the Cantrall school.  When not in use by the fine arts department, portable folding bleachers on the stage could provide about 200 overflow seats for the main gym. 

Classroom Remodel

posted Sep 19, 2017, 8:28 AM by Scott Laird

This rendering shows a typical classroom in the Athens Junior and Senior High School after the remodeling is complete.  The remodel plan includes a new HVAC system with all spaces air conditioned.  Also included are new ceilings, new thermo pane windows, energy efficient lighting, technology updates, and new flooring.  All classrooms will be fully handicap accessible and have a fire sprinkler system.  The goal of the remodel is to create a comfortable and reliable physical plant that can last the district 20 to 30 more years.

1-10 of 13