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Athens High School
1 High School Road
The Plains, OH  45780-1148
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Congratulations Class of 2013 and best wishes for the future. -------- Best wishes to our retiring staff members. -------- First day of school for teachers - 2013-2014 will be Friday, August 16. First day for students will be Monday, August 19.

Third quarter grades are posted on Parent Portal. Printed grade cards will be distributed through Home Rooms on April 1. Athens High School will phase out printed report cards at the end of this academic year and will move to online access only for the 2013-2014 school year.

Semester final exams begin Tuesday, May 21. Regular schedule periods 1-7. No 8th period class. Ninth period exam 12:52-2:35. Rest of week will be the regular two-a-day exam schedule (Exam 1 from 7:45-9:15, fifteen minute break, then Exam 2 from 9:30-11:00. Lunch from 11-12, then study tables through 2:35. Wednesday will be periods 1 and 2, Thursday periods 3 and 4, Friday periods 5/6/7 and 8 with make-up exams/last day for students on Tuesday, May 28. Buses will run on regular schedule. Students may arrive late if they have no first exam on a day. They may also leave early if they have no second exam on a day or may leave after the second exam with parental permission. Students will need a separate permission note for each day they are leaving early and leave it with their last teacher of the day and sign out with them. Students owing time for missed extended schools, in-school suspension or missed class hours will not be permitted to sign out early. Students not signing out early will remain in the cafeteria for lunch and study tables or another area assigned by the administration.

Our school nurse has published an update regarding the immunizations required for your child to continue to attend school. If you have requested a waiver for certain immunizations, you must refile your waiver each year. A copy of the update may be found here.

Who are Athens High's Top Dogs?
AHS Senior Kevin Hwang has been selected as a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar. He will be presented with a U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion in Washington D.C. in June to commemorate being chosen for this prestigious award. He is one of only 4 students in the entire state of Ohio to receive this honor. Congratulations on this high honor, Kevin

AHS grads Jayne and Greg Seymour recently won a design contest at OU and their photos are on Ohio University's Home page. Below is the link to the actual article.

Athens High School has been part of a National Science Foundation grant with the Ohio University College of Engineering the past three years. The project, called BooKS (Boat of Knowledge in Science classrooms) brings graduate fellows from OU into the classroom to present on their research relative to the classroom or other topics assigned by the cooperating teacher. The project also allows high school students to take trips twice a year on a real boat to monitor water quality on the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. A video produced by the project has been awarded first place among those submitted by similar projects within the NSF grant program. The video may be viewed by clicking here.

Congratulations to our Lady Bulldog Basketball team for winning their District Semi-Final game versus Unioto on Saturday, February 23. They earned the District Championship by defeating Jackson on Tuesday, February 26. With the District Championship they have won 12 games in a row and have set a school record of 22 season wins. They lost their Regional game vs Fairfield Union at Zanesville Tuesday, March 5 with a score of 37-42. What a great season ladies!

Congratulations also go to the Boys Basketball team as they advance in District play. They won their District Semi-final game vs Chillicothe, 59-49 at the OU Convocation Center on Thursday, February 28. They won the District Championship on Thursday, March 7, at the OU Convo by defeating Miami Trace, 64-54. They lost their Regional Semi-Final game against Warren in overtime on Thursday, March 14, by a score of 69-74. Thanks to Boys Basketball for a great season!

AHS Drama has been selected to perform at the state Thespian Conference in May. As a conference sendoff, they will be performing "Tom Jones" on Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Admission is free, but donations will gladly be accepted to help defray the costs of traveling to the state conference. Congratulations Drama!

Congratulations go to the Bulldog Wrestling Team for advancing to the State Finals in Division II. On Wednesday, February 6, they defeated Circleville 42-19 in the Regional Final. They were one of eight teams competing in the State Final at St. John Arena on Saturday, February 9. They lost in their Quarterfinal match vs Graham Local, 60-12. They also won the TVC championship Thursday, February 7 at Vinton County with 8 wrestlers capturing titles. Wrestlers qualifying for the state individual meet February 28 and March 1 are Cory Abdella, Dallas Lazear, Troy Stalder, Skyler St. Peter, and Andy Vu. Way to Go Bulldogs! Thanks for a great season.

Athens High School is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has determined that four Athens High School seniors have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in their competition. The four students are Peter Andrews, Kevin Hwang, Quinn Scanlan and Lauren Thomas. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2013. Congratulations to these outstanding scholars.

Congratulations to our Poetry Out Loud winners - 1st place- Lucy Riesbeck, 2nd place- Rebecca Bycofski, 3rd place- Anna Claire Gall. Lucy will go on to compete in the State Finals at Ohio Dominican College.

Athens High School has completed the restructuring process for semester grades. Your student should receive a new grade card in Homeroom on Tuesday, January 29. Beginning with the semester average, all future grades will be posted numerically. Doing so avoids the issue that occurred with the first run of the semester averages and GPAs. If you wish to see the numerical grade associated with your student's 1st or 2nd term, you can view that percentage through your Parent Portal account. Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we continue to learn the peculiarities of the new software package.

Our ACS Health and Wellness newsletter for February may be found by clicking here. The March edition may be found here.

omea.jpgCongratulations to the Athens High School Marching Green and Gold for earning a superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association competition at Bloom-Carroll on October 20th. This qualifies the band for the OMEA State Marching Band Finals!
The band also performed Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Dayton Welcome Stadium where they received an Excellent rating, placing them in the in the top 50% of bands competing in the state.

The AHS PTO is working on a set of e-mail lists to contact parents regarding upcoming events or projects of the PTO. You may subscribe to individual graduating class lists for each of your AHS students and also the All Classes list. Messages sent to more than one list will only result in one message in your inbox. To subscribe to our lists, please click here.

2012-2013 School Calendar Revised due to conflicts with required OGT testing dates. Spring Break has been moved to later in March and no longer coincides with Ohio U's break. Other dates have also been shifted (start/end/graduation). The revised 2012-2013 calendar may be found here

Closings/Delays:  We will attempt to post notification of school closings or delays on this page.  Tune in to your radio or check in here during threatening weather.  Athens High has used six of five allowed calamity days for 2012-2013. Any additional days will be added to the end of the school year. Last day for students is now Tuesday, May 28.


Alumni:  Follow the Alumni links to the left to find reunion information and to sign up for your graduating class e-mail list. Class contacts planning reunions, please contact the webmaster.  We are getting several inquiries about reunions this year.
Current Reunion Info: Reunion updates are coming in. Get the latest info: 1973  1988 

J. Warren McClure Athens Education Foundation, Inc.Click here to find out ways you can help support the youth of the Athens community. 

AHS Weather: Athens High School is part of the WBNS Channel 10 in Columbus Neighborhood WeatherNet network.  Our readings will occasionally appear during their news/weather reports. Here are our current conditions from our own weather station. If you have a constant Internet connection, they may also be accessed via the Weatherbug program which you may download below.

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Upcoming Sports Events: 
Sporting events calendar is supplied via High School Sports Net and is updated as soon as games are modified or cancelled. Refresh this page or go to the High School Sports Net link at the bottom of the calendar to get the latest sports schedule or to view info on individual teams.

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