Date:  May 18, 2018

Parents 

REMINDER:  Our cell phone policy is off and out of sight.  If you need to contact your student please call the office and we will get a message to them.  Texting them directly during school hours may result in disciplinary measures.

Please call the office by 9:00 if your child will be late due to an appointment or is sick.  We do track illnesses.

The office closes daily from 10:50 – 11:20 for lunch.  If you need to pick your student up during this time please make prior arrangements for pickup.

Pre-Excused absence:  If your family is planning a trip or scheduled day off and your child will miss, please contact the office three days prior to absence.  Once date(s) have been communicated the office will get your student a pre-excused absence slip.  This will allow staff time to gather the work for your student.  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain work before they leave.

Students

Yearbook order forms are due to Ms. Bessert by Tuesday, May 22nd.

Student council will no longer be selling popcorn at lunch.  Sorry-you ate it all!

GET YOUR GLOW ON! The Annual Jr. High Dance is tonight, May 18th from 7-9pm. Admission is $5.00 and masks are $1.00 a piece. Free snacks and drinks. A dance off for the chicken will be held that night!! Last chance to get your groove on before summer!!

Any 7th grader interested in being on the Jr High Student Council for next year, please pick up a form from Ms Hager. All video entries are due by May 27th.

Students should not be in the hallway before 8:00 for any reason.  The study room does not open until 8:00.  As a reminder this room is to go for help with homework not for social time.  This is a quiet place for students to work.

NHS is offering tutoring each morning from 7:50 - 8:15 a.m. in Mrs. Emery's room.  If you need help in a subject, please stop by!

Any 8th grade student wanting to run for freshman class officer can pick up a petition in the jr. high office.  The completed form should be returned to the office today by 3:15.  Voting will take place on Tuesday, May 22 during 1st hour.

All books due back to the library today.  You may turn them in at the jr high office.

The 2018-2019 registration packets were sent home with your student.  Registration paperwork is due back today, 5/18.  You can continue to bring in your forms through the end of the year.  If you choose to wait to pay fees, they will be due by 8/8.

The 4th quarter honors assembly will be held Friday, June 1st at 11:15 am in the high school gym.

8th grade promotion will be Friday, June 1 at the AHS gymnasium at 6:00 pm.

The Athens Youth Council is offering a day of free activities on June 9 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Athens Community Park. Activities include yoga, boxing and self-defense. Two activities can be chosen from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm and 12:00-12:30 pm. Lunch provided from 12:30-1:00 pm. Registration forms are in the office and must be returned by June 1

The Athens United Methodist Church Missions Team would like to invite all students to a Back to School Celebration. The event will be held at the Athens United Methodist Church on August 15, 2018 from 5:30-7 p.m. Activities will be held in conjunction with the Athens Library, Athens Fire Department and Athens Police Department and will include food and games.  We will send out more detailed information in early August.

Athletics

There will be a parent meeting on Sunday, May 20th at 7:00pm at the AHS library for the parents of all current 6th and 7th grade boys wanting to play basketball next year.  They will be going over the summer schedule.

All summer volleyball camp forms are due to Miss Siegert by June 1. 

Registration is open for the Pat Perry Summer Baseball Camp.  See the attached form for details.

It's time once again to order Warrior License plates.  These are special plates that are good August 21, 2018 through October 19, 2018.  The cost is $25 per set and personalization is available.  Order forms and money are due June 4, 2018.  An information sheet and order form is attached.

AYSA Fall Soccer registration is now open for Pre-K through 8th grade.  Go to their website www.aysa.info to register.

Reminder to all athletes:  Once your season is complete your uniforms should be immediately turned in to the office.  They should be clean in a bag and labeled with your name.

Menard County Youth Soccer Camp ran by Coach Ruben & Athens High School Soccer COOP Players will be held July 16th – 20th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the

Athens High School Soccer Field.  Attached is a form that can be filled out for soccer camp as well as a link for registration.

Lunch Menu

Hot Lunch –Pizza or Chicken Patty

Ala carte – Crispito

Students as you are going through the lunch line please be aware that you may choose either a fruit or vegetable or both with your meal. The State requires that each student have a minimum amount of fruits or vegetables or a combination of both. If you choose to only take one, you will get the full required serving, if you choose both, you will get a 1/2 serving of each, to total the amount required. 

Misc.

The office sells bottles of water for $1.00 and fruit snacks (big bag) for $1.00.  We also have granola bars, pretzels and crackers for $.50.

As a reminder only WATER is allowed to be in lockers or carried to class.  All sugar drinks must be discarded before leaving the cafeteria. (Gatorade, soda, kick starts etc.)

Please remind your student to never walk down the train tracks on their paths home.  This is a very dangerous thing to do, and the local police will stop any/all who attempt this method.

Send in your soda tabs.  We collect these all year long. 

Don’t forget to sign up for your Max card (County Market), “Red” card (Target).  Remember to save your box tops and Campbell soup labels.  All companies give a percentage of purchases and labels back to the school.