As a requirement of the Department of Justice's Safety Grant, our district is participating in the Speak Up, Speak Out Wisconsin confidential reporting tip line. This tip line is can be used to report school threats, bullying, drug use, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and more. Visit https://speakup.widoj.gov/ and click on the red "Submit A Tip" button.
WATCH LIVE: Athens host Newman in Boys Basketball on our YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyZL2ttj-c
On December 2, National Special Education Day commemorates the nation's first federal special education law's anniversary. The federal government signed The Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) into law on December 2, 1972. This day gave us the ongoing opportunity to help support and educate students with disabilities. Thank you to all of our special education teachers and staff!
4th graders have been busy this past month learning about Wisconsin’s land regions in social studies class. Students made their own homemade clay, shaped it into the shape of Wisconsin and then once the clay dried, students drew the 5 land regions and painted them! To finish off their clay maps, students then made their legend/key to show what color was each land region and added a compass. They did a great job and had fun learning in a hands-on way even at home!!! You can make the clay at home as well. Here is the recipe. -1 cup salt -1 cup flour -1/2 cup water -2 Tablespoons vegetable oil Mix together well. The clay should have a consistency of play-dough (you may need to add additional flour). Enjoy :)
Capturing our memories and documenting this time in history has never been more important. AHS yearbook staff is asking for you to share your photos! Please email your photos to Mr. Bloomer at email@example.com.
The Dual Credit Written Communications class continues to update and perfect their resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills as they get closer to the end of their senior year.
As we approach Thanksgiving break, Ms. Borchardt’s 3rd grade ELA class is working on getting ready for their Reader’s Theater presentations. The students have put so much time, effort, and hard work into practicing their parts and creating props that go with their characters. Way to go and cannot wait to see them in action! 🤩
Watch tonight's football game against Rib Lake/Prentice on our YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySxG14MiDgv85XYQM3tFPw/featured
Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) is hosting a webinar series for parents and families. The first webinar, “Is Your Child Getting Enough Social-Emotional Support?” will occur live on Tuesday November 10th. Please see the link for more information and registration: https://weac.org/event/is-your-child-getting-enough-social-emotional-support/
Special Board Meeting will be Monday November 2nd at 6 pm Live Streamed on our YouTube Channel Live Stream Address: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySxG14MiDgv85XYQM3tFPw
English 9 students have been exploring how extreme living climates can force changes on how people and animals live in that environment. We then explored how we were adapting to the changes in our environments because of Covid-19. We discussed via Schoology how we were feeling as well some funny memories and things that were the saddest part of the whole environment we are living in during this pandemic. It was interesting to see the students' views on these topics. Have you discussed with people how your are feeling, what you're thankful for, and what is/has been a challenge for you? We are in this together!
If you were not able to watch the Elementary School's Character Assembly on Friday or would like to watch it again, you can watch it on our YouTube Channel. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m-oI7JBMlg
Congratulations to Elizabeth Van Rixel and Nathan Wolf this past Saturday, representing Athens in the D3 Sectional Cross Country race! Both put up personal record times and Elizabeth was one runner away from making a trip to State! Great Season!
The livestream link for Saturday's football game against Pacelli is: zaleskisports.com/live-sports
Here is the livestream link for Thursday October 22nd's regional volleyball game in Athens vs Newman: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySxG14MiDgv85XYQM3tFPw Good Luck!
Ms. Stuttgen’s classroom was busy today. Intro to Animal Science has been studying feedstuffs and had the opportunity to handle and smell a few samples I collected. Thank you Miltrim Farms and Kelly Bunkelman for the feed samples for the students to investigate. Then Intro to Ag decorated sugar cookies to look like specific beef breeds to wrap up their large animal unit. Then we finished the day with FFA members carving pumpkins.
Whoot Whoot!! Elizabeth Van Rixel and Nathan Wolf have qualified for the Sectional Cross Country Race Saturday October 24th in Three Lakes.
Ms. Borchardt’s 3rd grade students have been working on giving positive compliments to their peers to build others up and to create an empowering learning environment. Every morning, during our morning meeting, we recognize our “Bluejay of the Day.” To model how this activity should look, we invited Mrs. Redmann, Mr. Nowacki, and Ms. Larsen to be our Bluejay’s of the Day! The students had so many awesome things to share about each of these individuals and all they do in our school! It is so cool to witness our 3rd grade students be kind people and compliment not only the teachers, but now each other during this daily activity! Keep spreading kindness like confetti 3rd graders! 🤩😁
Lets please give a big Bluejay welcome back to Athens to Roger Bloomer who is our new High School Business & Information Technology teacher. "I am looking forward to getting reacquainted with the families in this small community. Athens is a really neat place and the people have always been wonderful to work with." - Mr. Bloomer
In-Person learning will resume Monday, October 19 at 7:30 am. See you then
Start your holiday shopping early! Follow the link to order Bluejay apparel and gear. https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/wisconsin/athens/athens-high-school
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is currently in the middle of the 2020-21 membership drive in Athens. FBLA is a great organization to join to be involved in co-curricular activities, build leadership skills, participate in leadership conferences, build great content for future resumes, and meet new people and make connections outside of school. Dues in October will be only $5.00.
Charity Mania Football - Fundraiser for Gym Floor WEEKLY WINNERS Week 1 - Chris Boris $400 (national winner) and Linda Sullivan $25 Week 2 - Michael Komarek $25 Week 3 - Carol Dvorak $25 Week 4 - Dale Ebben $25 Thank you to everyone that bought cards and good luck in Week 5.
Meet the staff at Athens Elementary School. We can't "mask" our love for AES! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/960864/AES_Staff_Photo_Album_2020-21.pdf
Seniors and Parents - during the month of October, UW-Stevens Point is hosting a free application campaign for all Fall 2021 students. Get the details at https://www.uwsp.edu/applynow/Pages/default.aspx
Follow the link for a copy of the AES Press https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/955755/AES_Press_-_September_-_October_2020.pdf
Advanced Biology worked on re-creating cells with fruit roll-ups!!
As a follow-up to yesterday’s Closure Notice, the Athens School District would like to provide additional details which we are able to share at this time . . .As of Friday, September 25, the School District of Athens had a total of 3 students and 1 staff member who had been quarantined and all returned safely back to school. However, during the week of September 28, we began to see an increased number of students and staff who needed to be quarantined. By Friday, October 2, we were up to 36 students and 9 staff who had been/were quarantined so far this year including 2 staff who tested positive for COVID-19. Over the weekend more staff (1 coach and 1 certified) tested positive for COVID-19 and each staff member had been in first level contact with 21 students (including some from parochial schools)/2 staff and 26 students/3 staff members, respectively. This brought our count to approximately 83 students and 14 staff for a total of 97 people affected. In addition, we have more staff and students being tested Monday, October 5 after showing symptoms, so our numbers could increase further. Our number one priority during this pandemic is to keep our students and staff safe from testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. We have done everything we can to model safe practices in our schools, yet the virus still reached Athens and hit us hard this past week and weekend. In order to allow everyone to remain safe and virus-free, we believe it is safest to err on the side of caution and move to a temporary two-week virtual learning model which will allow us time to clean and sanitize our schools so we can open back up on Monday, October 19 with a full population of students and staff who are all alive and well!
Interested in getting information for college? The "virtual" Wisconsin Education Fair will be held on October 7th and November 8th from 3-6 pm. Visit https://www.wefs.org/ for more information, to register and connect.
Due to Covid 19, the School District of Athens is closed until Monday, October 19th. Virtual Classes begin Thursday, October 8th.
Check out this month's special on Bluejay apparel! https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/wisconsin/athens/athens-high-school
Tonight's Homecoming Football game against Thorp will be live streamed at the following site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTCCf1oyUnV2tkaGV2DCgLg/live
The School District of Athens is looking for Substitute Teachers and Aids. If you are interested please contact Cheryl at 715-257-7511 ext. 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trisha Giese, 5th grade, is using letter tiles to help her practice her spelling words!
Support your Athens Bluejays by purchasing Apparel! http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/wisconsin/athens/athens-high-school
Cross Country Quad in Marathon tonight has been canceled.
Today's HS Volleyball Games vs Ashland will be streamed Live on our YouTube Channel. JV will be at 5:30, Varsity at 7. Click on the link and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySxG14MiDgv85XYQM3tFPw/featured
It's flexible Friday! Middle school students join Mrs Brewster for Flex Time to try out some yoga poses.
Today is National Teach Ag Day! This day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities. I teach ag because everyone should know where their food comes from!! Thank you to all the past and present Athens Ag Teachers!!
Today's HS Volleyball Games will be streamed Live on our YouTube Channel. JV will be at 5:30, Varsity at 7. Click on the link and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySxG14MiDgv85XYQM3tFPw/featured
In case you missed the Middle School Volleyball game Live, here is the link for the replay: https://ensemble.cesa10.k12.wi.us/Watch/t7Z5Eys9
Tonight's volleyball game against Phillips can be found at https://justagamelive.com/clients/phillips-school-district/live/3688
Today's MS Volleyball game will be available live here, not on Facebook: https://ensemble.cesa10.k12.wi.us/app/portal/video.aspx?PortalID=2d55ba89-3065-49ad-8385-8e009378f688&DestinationID=65177d24-1660-4b33-aa60-d786ee54a33e&IsLivePreview=False&ContentID=7-pyuIAREU-bbsCoPSgVJg
The Athens Middle School Volleyball game vs. Prentice will be LIVE STREAMED today at 4:30PM on the Athens School District Facebook page. Tune in and cheer on our Bluejays! https://www.facebook.com/SDOAthensWI/
To celebrate and honor Grandparents and Special Guests, AES is inviting Grandparents and Guests to drive by AES in 'parade style' on Friday, September 18. Check out the flyer for more information and a map of the route. AES is also looking for 3-5 volunteers to help with this event. Please call the elementary office at 715-257-7571 if you, or someone you know, may be interested.
Let's meet our elementary heath aide, Mrs. Aliya Thunder! "This is my first year at Athens Elementary School. I was homeschooled growing up and graduated in 2013. I have my Bachelor or Science degree in Psychology and I am currently taking classes part time at UWSP. My husband, Zach, and I have 3 kids. Jael and Hosea are my 4 year old twins and Malachi is our 1 year old. I have lived in Taiwan and in Niger, West Africa. I spent 8 months in Quebec learning french too! I love learning about different cultures, travelling, gardening, reading, singing, cooking, and re-modeling the old farm house we just bought in Athens. I am looking forward to this school year and getting to know the kids at AES!"
The Athens School District is seeking individuals to apply for a position as a full time paraprofessional in the elementary school and for a position as a part time health aide. No experience necessary. If interested please call the district or apply online https://www.mcse.k12.wi.us/employment/employment-opportunities.cfm
Lets give a shout out to our not so new to the school district, but new to the MS/HS - Hello Athens HS/MS, I am Mr. Diethelm. I am the new Social Studies Teacher for grades 6-9. I was previously the 4th grade Elementary teacher at AES for 5 years. I am also the Head Football and Baseball Coach at AHS. (GO BLUEJAYS) I am a Graduate of the Athens School District. I have a beautiful family, wife Shelia, sons Devon and Dayne. I am honored to be teaching at my alma mater and the ability to give back to the District of Athens. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such a great group of Administration, Staff, and Students. Sincerely, Mr. Diethelm
Welcome to our new technology education teacher, Mr. Shawn Steinke! "I am a graduate of Athens High School and a volunteer firefighter with the Athens Area Fire Department. I’ve also been coaching several sports in Athens for the past 15 years. I enjoy camping and playing sports with my wife and three kids. I’m excited to be teaching and watching as students grow and become successful. It’s an honor to be part of this community and to give back."
Please give a big Athens Bluejay welcome to our MS/HS Science Student Teacher this year! Hi, I'm Mrs. Thunder. I'm from Wausau and now live there with my husband next to his family's farm. I love spending time outside and crafting whenever possible. I'm looking forward to getting to know the community of Athens and gaining experience teaching in a rural setting. I enjoy seeing the strong relationships that are built between students, faculty, and parents! I'm excited to get creative in the classroom no matter the circumstances that arise!
A big Bluejay welcome to Ms. Tianna Borchardt, third grade teacher! "This is my first year at Athens Elementary School and I am excited to be a Bluejay. I Graduated from Edgar, but recently graduated college from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. In my free time, I love being active outdoors, spending time on the lake, playing basketball, reading, and being with my family and friends. I also love to travel and participated in a study abroad trip to Greece and Albania while I was in college. I am super Excited to start the school year and meet everyone!"
Let's meet our Marathon County Special Education teacher, Ms. Brittney Knetter! "This is my first year teaching at Athens. I currently live in Edgar where I grew up. I am excited to begin this new chapter in life! I am also excited to get married in October. I enjoy spending time with my fiance and my family. In my spare time I enjoy reading and cooking."
Welcome to our fourth grade teacher, Ms. Kira Kalepp! "I am excited to be starting my first year teaching at Athens Elementary! I was born and raised in Abbotsford, WI. My education was completed at NTC in 2013 and I received my bachelors degree from UW-Superior. In my free time I love spending time with my family, playing board games, going for bike rides and walks with my dog Emmy, playing volleyball, tennis, golf, crafting and DIY projects."
Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Marathon County Health Department announced a “HIGH RISK LEVEL” for COVID-19 in Marathon County. The School District of Athens will continue to keep buildings CLOSED (essential staff only) through August 30 with the exception of August 27 which is scheduled for Picture Day PK-12/Open House PK-5. This is the last scheduled announcement at this time, so thank you for your patience and understanding during the pandemic. We will OPEN the buildings to all students and staff effective August 31 in preparation for school to begin on September 1.
Check out this back to school information from the Marshfield Clinic Health System. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Luf-yW7YzL-ludVe9zukptrgEX6ezjA3/view?usp=sharing
Check out us on this story from Channel 9. https://waow.com/2020/08/18/small-school-district-big-advantage/
Calling all avid sewers and seamstresses: The Athens band program needs your help to make full band rehearsals possible! In addition to the preventative measures already taken for this coming school year, there are more ways still to make music rehearsals even safer for your child. According to a study led by University of Colorado Boulder, students will need to have a covering for the bell of their instrument to prevent aerosol particles from escaping. One of the most effective materials for a cover like this is close-weave cotton (Ex: 300 count bed sheets). If you can support the Athens band by making these “instrument masks,” please contact Mr. Puffer at email@example.com, so our students can enjoy making music for you once again! COVID-19 Aerosol Study: https://www.nfhs.org/media/4030003/aerosol-study-prelim-results-round-2-final.pdf
Effective (08/12/2020) - HIGH RISK LEVEL Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Marathon County Health Department announced a “HIGH RISK LEVEL” for COVID-19 in Marathon County. The School District of Athens will continue to keep buildings CLOSED (essential staff only) through August 23. Currently, updates will be provided to the Athens community every Thursday by 10 AM regarding the status of school buildings for the next week. Safety guidelines for entering schools are posted at the Main Entrance of each building.
The Athens School District in conjunction with Marathon County Special Education is seeking a full time special education teacher in our elementary school. Interested applicants should apply at https://www.mcse.k12.wi.us/employment/employment-opportunities.cfm
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ATHENS Special Board Meeting August 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Athens School District Administration will be sharing the proposed 2020-2021 Re-Entry Plan for all students to return to school on September 1, 2020. Due to limited meeting space and to account for social distancing this meeting will be live streamed. LIVE FEED VIDEO LINK https://ensemble.cesa10.k12.wi.us/Watch/August10thBoardMeeting
Effective (08/05/2020) - HIGH RISK LEVEL Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Marathon County Health Department announced a “HIGH RISK LEVEL” for COVID-19 in Marathon County. The School District of Athens will continue to keep buildings CLOSED (essential staff only) through August 16. Currently, updates will be provided to the Athens community every Thursday by 10 AM regarding the status of school buildings for the next week. Safety guidelines for entering schools will be posted at the Main Entrance of each building. PLEASE NOTE: We will OPEN the Athens Middle/High School from 11 AM to 6 PM on Tuesday, August 11 for the purpose of Registration Day only.
Effective (07/29/2020) - HIGH RISK LEVEL Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Marathon County Health Department announced a “HIGH RISK LEVEL” for COVID-19 in Marathon County. The School District of Athens will continue to keep buildings CLOSED (essential staff only) through August 9. Currently, updates will be provided to the Athens community every Thursday by 10 AM regarding the status of school buildings for the next week. Safety guidelines for entering schools will be posted at the Main Entrance of each building. PLEASE NOTE: If there is still a "HIGH RISK LEVEL" on August 5, we will OPEN the Athens Middle/High School from 11 AM to 6 PM on Tuesday, August 11 for the purpose of Registration Day only.
Athens High School Graduation Commencements for the Class of 2020 will be live streamed for your home viewing. You can watch it live on our Facebook Page (@SDOAthensWI) or at the following link: https://ensemble.cesa10.k12.wi.us/Watch/classof20202 Stream will be starting at 10:45 am with the ceremony starting at 11 am. Feel free to share this out as we support the Class of 2020! Congratulations Class of 2020!
07/23/20 - NIVEL DE ALTO RIESGO El Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Wisconsin y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Marathon anunciaron un "NIVEL DE ALTO RIESGO" para COVID-19 en el Condado de Marathon. El Distrito Escolar de Atenas continuará manteniendo los edificios CERRADOS (solo personal esencial) hasta el 2 de agosto. Actualmente, se proporcionarán actualizaciones a la comunidad de Atenas todos los jueves antes de las 10 AM con respecto al estado de los edificios escolares para la próxima semana. Las pautas de seguridad para ingresar a las escuelas se publican en la entrada principal de cada edificio.
07/23/20 - HIGH RISK LEVEL Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Marathon County Health Department announced a “HIGH RISK LEVEL” for COVID-19 in Marathon County. The School District of Athens will continue to keep buildings CLOSED (essential staff only) through August 2. Currently, updates will be provided to the Athens community every Thursday by 10 AM regarding the status of school buildings for the next week. Safety guidelines for entering schools are posted at the Main Entrance of each building.
Just a friendly note to remind students and families that healthy mouths = healthy bodies and to keep up good habits during this extra long “break”! Interested in more information? Click here to enroll https://enrollment.bbsmiles.org/
The Athens School District, in conjunction with Marathon County Special Education. is seeking a part-time, health aide to work in our elementary school. Past experience preferred but not required. Associate Degree or two years of college preferred. CNA license helpful but not required. Interested applicants can go here to apply for this position: https://www.mcse.k12.wi.us/employment/employment-opportunities.cfm
AES Summer School on August 3-7 have been canceled. Las sesiones de la escuela de verano de AES del 3 al 7 de agosto han sido canceladas.
Effective (07/15/20)- Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Marathon County Health Department announced a “HIGH RISK LEVEL” for COVID-19 in Marathon County. The School District of Athens will continue to keep buildings CLOSED (essential staff only) through July 26th.
Effective (07-08-2020) - HIGH RISK LEVEL Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Marathon County Health Department announced a “HIGH RISK LEVEL” for COVID-19 in Marathon County. The School District of Athens will continue to keep buildings CLOSED (essential staff only) through July 19. Currently, updates will be provided to the Athens community every Thursday by 10 AM regarding the status of school buildings for the next week. Safety guidelines for entering schools are posted at the Main Entrance of each building. (07/08/2020) - NIVEL DE ALTO RIESGO El Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Wisconsin y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Marathon anunciaron un "NIVEL DE ALTO RIESGO" para COVID-19 en el Condado de Marathon. El Distrito Escolar de Atenas continuará manteniendo los edificios CERRADOS (solo personal esencial) hasta el 19 de julio. Actualmente, se proporcionarán actualizaciones a la comunidad de Atenas todos los jueves antes de las 10 AM con respecto al estado de los edificios escolares para la próxima semana. Las pautas de seguridad para ingresar a las escuelas se publican en la entrada principal de cada edificio.
Effective (07/01/20) - HIGH RISK LEVEL Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Marathon County Health Department announced a “HIGH RISK LEVEL” for COVID-19 in Marathon County. The School District of Athens will continue to keep buildings CLOSED (essential staff only) through July 12. Currently, updates will be provided to the Athens community every Thursday by 10 AM regarding the status of school buildings for the next week. Safety guidelines for entering schools are posted at the Main Entrance of each building. Efectiva (07/01/20) - NIVEL DE ALTO RIESGO El Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Wisconsin y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Marathon anunciaron un "NIVEL DE ALTO RIESGO" para COVID-19 en el Condado de Marathon. El Distrito Escolar de Atenas continuará manteniendo los edificios CERRADOS (solo personal esencial) hasta el 12 de julio. Actualmente, se proporcionarán actualizaciones a la comunidad de Atenas todos los jueves antes de las 10 AM con respecto al estado de los edificios escolares para la próxima semana. Las pautas de seguridad para ingresar a las escuelas se publican en la entrada principal de cada edificio.
Here is the second specialty piece of gym floor now up for bid! It is the Bluejay Stencil, dimensions apx. 24 ft. long by 45 inches high. Here is the bidding link. https://forms.gle/pVxtttb7CPfUFQuH7. Remember- all proceeds go towards our new gym floor. Thank you.
Effective (06/25/2020) - HIGH RISK LEVEL Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Marathon County Health Department announced a “HIGH RISK LEVEL” for COVID-19 in Marathon County. The School District of Athens will continue to keep buildings CLOSED (essential staff only) through July 5. Currently, updates will be provided to the Athens community every Thursday by 10 AM regarding the status of school buildings for the next week. Safety guidelines for entering schools are posted at the Main Entrance of each building. Efectiva (06 /25/2020) - NIVEL DE ALTO RIESGO El Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Wisconsin y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Marathon anunciaron un "NIVEL DE ALTO RIESGO" para COVID-19 en el Condado de Marathon. El Distrito Escolar de Atenas continuará manteniendo los edificios CERRADOS (solo personal esencial) hasta el 5 de julio. Actualmente, se proporcionarán actualizaciones a la comunidad de Atenas todos los jueves antes de las 10 AM con respecto al estado de los edificios escolares para la próxima semana. Las pautas de seguridad para ingresar a las escuelas se publican en la entrada principal de cada edificio.
Here it is! The first piece of Athens HS/MS history is up for bid! We will be auctioning off one specialty piece a week for the next few weeks! All money raised will be put towards our new gym floor. Here’s the link to the Google form https://forms.gle/T4LVd6nxMSouikWT8. Happy bidding! If you have any questions please email our AD, Mr. Craig. Diedrich, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the Athens High School class of 2020 scholarship and award winners! We will see you at graduation on July 25th! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3356323177713479&id=169074686438360
The Athens School District is seeking a teaching aide for the 2020-21 school year. This is a full time position with access to benefits. Apply here: https://www.mcse.k12.wi.us/employment/employment-opportunities.cfm
The Athens FFA is happy to partner with so many community organizations to support our Dairy Farmers! We handed out dairy products at multiple locations, and we will be holding several more pickup days in the weeks to come. Thank you to all the donors, especially John at the IGA who donated all the milk for the first week. Please continue to support the dairy farmers by purchasing dairy products and your local community members. Thank you!
UW-Stevens Point is offering a summer virtual theater camp, "The Show Must Go Online," for students ages 8-16. Follow the link for details and registration information. https://www.uwsp.edu/conted/Pages/Virtual-Theater-Camp.aspx
Ms. Stange was selected for a workshop at UW-Madison, summer 2019, to meet Kim Phuc and Nick Ut. Kim is “napalm girl” from the Vietnam War. Nick took the photo which won him a Pulitzer Prize but he saved her life after the picture was taken by rushing her to a hospital. Ms Stange shared the story and Kim’s life with her US 2 class in a google hangout while in school closure. The person behind the photo is fascinating as is the photographer. Please research Kim’s books because she is a strong advocate for literacy and education.
Athens Fastpitch Softball information for summer (July) went out last week to all girls in grades 1-11. I look forward to hearing from you. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oJuVfNmKVapJtaAObiG-3igwm9_OIIUQxa8xgdRoieY/edit
Hello Athens! This is Mr. Puffer with a reminder to hang in there and remember that we are still and always will be: “One Town, One Team, One Dream.” As a way of expressing this, do take a minute to listen to this recording: https://youtu.be/mPmJ4Oilqcs We will make it through this; together! Musically, Mr. Puffer
The Athens School District and Marathon County Special Education are seeking a full time paraprofessional to support students with special needs in the Athens Elementary School. Competitive wage and benefits available. If interested, you may apply here: https://www.co.marathon.wi.us/Departments/EmployeeResources/JobOpportunities.aspx
Hello Everyone, The Plant Sale Order Form is now live. I will be closing it today at 5:30pm to take inventory and then I will reopen it. Feel free to share the link with friends and family. Thank you for your support. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSempAV1ZUL5uxdZu6vc-cqdHKPNBBvnCxwcOFZPVw4CisgARQ/viewform?usp=pp_url
Good Afternoon, Please see link https://tinyurl.com/y9pp56nw regarding the continues education plan for the School District of Athens from Mr. Mastin.
In honor of our virtual spirit week, enjoy Mrs. Luther’s read aloud of The Easter Egg! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTR3KCZ4cPM
Good Wednesday afternoon Band parents and students! Just a reminder to sanitize your instruments before playing them! Here are a couple tips: 1. Use sterilizing spray on the case, but make sure it is safe for the cloth and foam inside! 2. Sanitizing wipes can work on just about everything outside of wooden instruments. To check if an instrument is truly wooden, check the inside for grain marks. Some manufacturers add false grains to make it look wooden. That’s all for today, but keep ‘practicing’ good sanitizing measures to keep those covid blues at bay! Until next time, Mr. Puffer
At this time, we are resuming our post on the great things our students and staff have been doing the last couple of weeks. Please keep checking our media for these and continue updates on COVID 19 situation.
School District of Athens COVID-19 Mandated Closure Information Update - March 19, 2020 Please click the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vS8N0ca2PUJv95r3A1vp1GAEWDARUHV3hYZ1UveIfhEzoP3JIJ0QscS-uiRpctYluTTkG13VGxSs5xO/pub
The March 19 student/parent distance learning meeting is cancelled for tonight. Mr. Nowak will be reaching out to all families next week regarding the next steps in this process.
March 16 Covid Updates. Please check out this link regarding offsite learning. http://tiny.cc/xajelz
For the health and safety of our students, due to overnight developments, the School District of Athens will be closed starting Monday morning, March 16. More information regarding access to student learning will be coming soon.
Parents please fill out the survey that was sent via email,text or in your Campus Inbox to help serve families better during this time. If you haven't received the the survey please email email@example.com Thank You
We have created a section on our website with info regarding cancellations of events. We will continually update this site. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTnHcLFQanWJyx-ySVo07yp1IB32B_YIVnplA8IvBz05QSnLActMU4pGcn_zlbBxL9471tNgTFIdkNH/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true
The following events have been canceled due Covid 19 3/13 8:50 am update *UW Stout Indoor Track Meets March 24th, 28th, and April 3rd, *State Science Olympiad April 17-18, *1st Grade Patriotic Program (Postpond) March 19th, *FFA CDE Judging March 27th. Keep checking for updates.
Good evening Athens Band families, friends and other supporters. As a result of the strong efforts from the middle and high school band students, the Athens Band program was able to raise $3,500! Thank you to all who came out and supported the band in raising money for new equipment, stands, and instruments. Sincerely, Mr. Puffer
The following events have been canceled due Covid 19: MS/HS Field Trip to Edgar March 17th, WIAA Girls & Boys Tournament spectators and District & State Forensics March 14th and April 17th & 18th. Please check district media for continued updates regarding this situation.
We're down to the final days! Athens Track & Field is selling Track Apparel and generic Bluejay Apparel for their sports season. If you're interested in ordering any Bluejay Apparel and/or Track Apparel, please visit the following link to purchase: https://fancloth.shop/bdq1d
Hello Band members, families, and friends! The 1st Annual Athens High School Band Mattress Fundraiser is almost here! If you need a mattress or have one that could be replaced, or know someone who might need a new mattress, please come out this Saturday to see us in Athens High School School Commons between 10am and 4:30pm. All of our earnings will be used exclusively for the Band students. Thank you for your support! Mr. Puffer
Hello Athens band members, family, and friends! The mattress fundraiser is one week away from this Saturday, and here are a few questions that have been brought up regarding it: Q: "What if I can't make it to the sale on March 7th?" A: "No worries! Attend a sale at another school and tell the salesperson that you want your purchase to go towards the Athens fundraiser. Every fundraiser starts at 10:00am and goes until 4:30pm." The other dates are as follows: February 29th Wauwatosa East High School March 7th Athens High School March 8th Oak Creek High School March 21st Pardeeville High School March 22nd Reedsburg High School March 29th Monticello High School April 4th Logan High School April 4th Nekoosa High School April 5th Marinette High School April 18th Platteville High School April 19th Manitowoc High School April 19th Shorewood High School April 25th Mauston High School April 25th Denmark High School April 26th McFarland High School April 26th Waupaca High School Q: "What kinds of mattresses will there be?" A: "There will be brands such as Beautyrest and Therapedic, among others." Q: "Can I test these mattresses out?" A: "Absolutely!" Have more questions? Please email Mr. Puffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no JV2 boys basketball game at the Community Hall vs. Tomahawk tonight (2/18/20)
Attention all Bluejay Band members, families, and supporters!!! On March 7th @10:00am-4:30pm, the Athens Band program will be holding a fundraiser in the middle/high school commons area. Here is a peek at our upcoming Mattress Fundraiser! We want as many people to come out and support of group, so please share this link with all your friends and family, along with the Referral Flyer that has your student’s name on it! Remember, 10% of the people YOU know will buy a mattress this year!! Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the parent meeting this Wednesday night @6:30pm. For every parent that attends, $5 will be donated to the program! Here is a short informational video about the fundraiser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtWPNME9W2w To RSVP, visit the event link here: http://bit.ly/beds4athens2020 We hope to see you there!!
Brock Beaty, fifth grade, Cambrea Sarasin, eighth grade, and Ava Zettler, eighth grade, participated at the Rib Like Regional Spelling Bee on February 6th. Ava Zettler is the state alternate! Awesome! Congratulations to all on their great efforts in the class, district, and regional bees this school year!
Thank you to the Youth Wrestling Club for the help to get the Bulgarian Bags and Suples Speed Ball. We will use them during wrestling season and all year long. https://drive.google.com/file/d/10B5y_6wRmCvViFUxTtrinY_4BzBioKsR/view?usp=sharing
February 10 - 14 is Bus Driver Appreciation Week in Wisconsin. The School District of Athens certainly says THANK YOU to the men and women who safely drive our Blue Jays to and from their nests each day. We appreciate you!
Tonight 2 FFA members competed at the District Leadership Development Events (LDEs), also known as speaking contests, at Medford High School. Congrats to Maleah, who received 1st place in Employability Skills. She will be competing at Sectionals in Spencer on April 7th. Congrats to both members who competed tonight!
There is no JV2 boys basketball game vs Port Edwards at the Community Hall tonight.
February 3rd - 7th is National School Counseling Week 2020! The theme this year is "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans." Our Athens Blue Jays are appreciative of the work done by the student support staff. They certainly are building us stronger!
It's officially ACCESS for ELLs testing time! All students who are learning English as their second language are required to take an annual test that measures their proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking. It's great to see smiling faces for this assessment. Buena suerte estudiantes!
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Due to weather conditions, we are changing the start times of our athletic events for Friday, January 17. Boys Basketball at Abbotsford: JV at 4:30 pm, Varsity at 6:00 pm, JV2 6:00 pm in Abbotsford's North Gym.
Mr. D's Check and Connect Domino Pyramid Challenge
The Athens School District Spelling Bee was held today, January 7, at the middle/ high school! Fifth through eighth graders who won in their class spelling bee participated! Cambrea Sarasin, 8th grade, Ava Zettler, 8th grade, and Brock Beaty, 5th grade, will advance to the regional bee at Rib Lake in February! Our alternate is Makayla Schreiner! Ms. Schelling was the pronouncer with Mrs. Redmann and Mr. Hoffman as judges! Congratulations to all participants!
To Athens Almuni and Community Members, there is a slight change for the Pep-Band Alumni Night tomorrow: Please join us for refreshments beforehand at 6:00pm in the cafeteria (with water to wash it down before you play 😉). Hope to see you there! - Mr. Puffer
Athens Alumni and Community Members: You are invited to join the AHS pep-band in playing tunes this Tuesday, January 7th @6:40pm in the gym before the girl's b-ball game! Feel free to come in earlier and visit with me (Mr. Puffer)! Questions? - email@example.com
Tomorrow is the LAST DAY! The next round of apparel orders will close after tomorrow to be processed. Basketball and HS Wrestling will no longer be available, so Order Today! https://athensapparel.myvolusion.com/
Student Council is collecting nonperishable food items for the Circle of Joy. Students that bring in a food item get a ticket to a holiday movie on Friday afternoon and also are competing against the other classes to earn a pizza party for their class!
5 DAYS LEFT! December 20th is the closing date for the next round of apparel orders. It's been a busy Christmas season and last month's orders should be shipping this week! https://athensapparel.myvolusion.com/
LIving History is happening in Ms. Stange's classroom as the juniors recreate the Roaring 20s and 1930s portraying the movers and shakers of those decades. Pictures will be shared after our party on December 19, 2019
Tonight's JV2 boys basketball game with Phillips has been cancelled.
SkillsUSA competition has been cancelled for tonight.
Tonight's Kindergarten Family Gingerbread House Night has been cancelled due to the weather.
MS boys basketball game with St. Mary's is cancelled. No MS BBB practice tonight, 12/12/19. Normal MS BBB practice tomorrow, 12/13/19.
Join the Athens Bands and Choirs for the Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 15th @2:00pm in the middle/high school gym! Call times are: HS Choir: 1:15pm MS Band and Choir/6th Grade: 1:30pm HS Band: 1:45pm Hope to see you there!
It's BLUE FRIDAY WEEK! Make sure to go to our online web store on our school website called "Bluejay Apparel & Gear" to order today! https://athensapparel.myvolusion.com/
Shopping in Wausau this Saturday? Come to Barnes and Noble where, at NO EXTRA COST, you can support the Class of 2021. Just stop by our table and get a voucher. Part of the store's profits that day will be sent to our kids!!
https://athensapparel.myvolusion.com/ With Christmas getting closer, make sure to order your Bluejay Apparel & Gear today! The order processing for November is on the 20th. Make sure to get any orders in on the 19th of November, so you can receive your items in early December!
PHONE SERVICE BACK UP! Charter has fixed their technical difficulties which had resulted in our phones not working. You may call us again.
Women’s Athens Bluejay Logo flannel XL for sale $20. Contact Lori Ziegel at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Did you know that American Education Week is to be celebrated November 18th - 22nd? (Now you do!) This is a week set aside to honor education employees for their dedication to providing quality instruction to all students. Wednesday, November 20th is set aside specifically for paraprofessionals and how important they are to any school. Our Blue Jay paras are good eggs and the best in the nest! Thanks for all you do in your many roles around our schools. We couldn't do it without you!
HELP!! AHS Student Council NEEDS YOU to sign up or drop in for their blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 20th!! If you would like to donate please email Mrs. Nelson what time you can make it. Thank You to everyone that has signed up so far!
Our 3-D Design students worked hard making ceramic bowls. They will each donate one to the Empty Bowls event to help support the Neighbor's Place food pantry. For more information,visit: http://neighborsplace.org/events/empty-bowls November 23, 11:00-2:00 Wausau West HS
BLOOD DRIVE - November 20th in the high school gym. We really need people to sign up and donate!! Anyone that brings in 3 people will get their name in a drawing for a $20 gift card!!
The Marawood Honors Band and Choir came together at Spencer High School on Tuesday to rehearse all day for a concert that night. Both of these ensembles were made up of student musicians from all over the Marathon and Wood County schools. Bravo to both groups and the 9 students that represented Athens!
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Johnathon takes 10th and medaled at State Cross Country! Go to https://m.facebook.com/athenscrosscountry/ to see pictures, videos, and a little history from 51 years ago! Congratulations Johnathon on having that awesome photo finish! That's how to run down the competition!
Congratulations to the Varsity Quiz Bowlers on their 140-10 victory over Whitehall. Way to go, Bluejays
ATHENS APPAREL! Great news! We received a delivery date for the apparel that everyone ordered! Next Tuesday, October 29th it should be delivered and we will then distribute it to the 'students' that the items were purchased under. Thank you for your patience with the delay.
Congrats to Athens Cross Country on their great season! Johnathon Nowacki is State Bound and will be running at State next Saturday at Ridges Golf Course in Wisc. Rapids! The boys team had another great showing but were edged out of State Qualification, taking 3rd, needing 2nd.
It's an exciting time in United States History II as students are working on their dazzle ships for World War I. Do you know what a dazzle ship was? Ask a junior from AHS and they will explain!
Good Luck to Athens Volleyball Tonight! Make sure to come to Erbach Park tomorrow afternoon to cheer your Cross Country runners as they try to make it to STATE! Girls Race @ 4:00pm Boys Race @ 4:45pm
Happy National Mole Day! Oct. 23rd. Chemistry students have been creating their own stuffed moles in honor of Amedeo Avogadro who gave us the mole: 6.02 x 10(23)
AHS BLOOD DRIVE November 20 7:30 - 12:30 Please sign up in the HS commons
Class of 2020 is finishing up their cranberry fundraiser!! If you are interested in making an order, find a senior before the weekend is over-fundraiser ends Monday, Oct. 21st.
If it is to cold for you, watch tonight's game live on our Facebook Page. @SDOAthensWI
It's School Board Appreciation Week 2019! Thank you to our Blue Jay board members for being so supportive of the Athens School District. We appreciate each and every one of you!
Athens CC runner Johnathon Nowacki has been nominated for the Athlete of the Month award! Please go to MarshfieldAreaSports.com Voting goes to midnight Oct. 7. Voting is limited to one vote, per IP address, per 24-hour period. Help spread the word!
Sadly there is a FanCloth Apparel Order Delay. The FanCloth company contacted us today to say that they have fallen behind on filling their orders from other schools and ours. They, and we, are sorry for this inconvenience. They have postponed shipping until Oct. 24th. :(
United States History 2 students are working together cooperatively as "detectives" to solve Cold Case #1898 on the Spanish-American War. Students have to present their findings on who "the victim" was, the means of disposal and motive for the death. The Spanish-American War is one that historians know has multiple reasons for the why it occurred and students each year have wonderful results based on their interpretations of the material.
Athens Football defeats Assumption 50 to 14.
Watch Athens take on Assumption right now on our Facebook page.
Venue Change: Today's Cross Country meet will now be held at Wildwood Park in Marshfield. Course conditions at Frey Field were not conducive to running.
DATE CHANGED: The dates for the Homecoming Game and Dance have been changed. The Homecoming Game will be Friday October 4th at 7pm VS Loyal. The Homecoming Dance will be Saturday October 5th at 7pm.
Athens Apparel NOW AVAILABLE! https://fancloth.shop/EHLQT Visit the link to view and place your order on all of your favorite Bluejays Spirit-wear!
Friday's Varsity & Monday's JV Football games at Rib Lake/Prentice has been moved from Prentice to Rib Lake. Kickoff times are still the same.
Athens High School is seeking candidates for varsity girls head basketball coach for the 2019- 2020 school year. A qualified candidate would have knowledge in the sport of basketball and the ability to work well with parents, coaches, and administrative staff. Send your letter of interest, resume and references to Craig Diedrich, Athletic Director, P.O. Box F, Athens, WI 54411 or call (715) 257-7511 x131 or email at email@example.com.
We are looking for applicants for 2 part-time (approximately 4 hours per day) food service positions at the elementary and middle/high schools. Submit your letter of interest, resume and references to Beverly Braun, Administrative Assistant, PO Box F, Athens, WI 54411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
Follow the link for a copy of the school supply lists for the 2019-20 school year! http://www.athens1.org/o/athens/browse/73534
The School District of Athens will be hiring a part-time Kitchen Helper for the elementary school. Qualifications include at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous food service experience preferred. Submit your letter of interest and resume to Bev Braun PO Box F, Athens, WI 54411 or email email@example.com
Marching band starts this Monday in preparation for the Rib Lake Parade on August 11th, Athens Parade on August 18th, and Marathon City on September 1st? Color Guard practice starts at 6:00pm and Band starts at 7:00pm. Honor Guard’s first practice is on Wednesday at 6:30pm.
Several items for sale from the district. Check the links out for more information. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/847527608950240/ https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2366983856846558/ https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1362882303864452/
Marathon County Special Education is seeking a full time School Teacher Paraprofessional for the Athens School District starting fall 2019. Competitive pay. Experience preferred. Associates Degree or two years of college helpful but not required.Thank you for your interest in Marathon County Special Education. We look forward to hearing from you. Kelly Kapitz Administrator MCSE. To apply check out: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=MARATHON&cws=42&rid=1638
Athens baseball player Seth Coker has been nominated for the WDLB-WOSQ Radio & MarshfieldAreaSports.com May High School Athlete of the Month award. Voting begins at midnight Friday night and runs through midnight June 7 at MarshfieldAreaSports.com.
If you missed graduation or would like to watch it again, check it out on our YouTube Channel or at this link: https://youtu.be/euxak7Pv5UU
Family Engagement Resources from DPI. Check it out. https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/social-emotional-learning/for-families-and-parents
A reminder that the Music Awards date and time has been changed. It will be Wednesday with Middle School's at 5:30 pm and High School's at 6:30 pm. Both are in the Middle/High School Commons.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019. Graduation Ceremony is less then 2 hours away starting at 2 pm in the gym. If you cannot make it to graduation today you can watch it here: https://ensemble.cesa10.k12.wi.us/Watch/g7R5SqJs
Middle School Track at Spencer has been canceled for tonight due to the weather.
Both Middle and High School track meets are canceled for tomorrow. High School has a meet Monday bus leaving at 2:30. Middle School has a meet on Monday bus leaving at 3:00.
Varsity Softball Game in Amherst for today has been cancelled.
Attention FFA members, families, and supporters: This is just a reminder to please contact Ms. White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-257-7511 Ext 132 to RSVP if you and your family are planning on attending chapter banquet on Saturday 4/27. This is just to ensure we have an accurate count for food, payment can be made at the door! Thank you!
Baseball and Softball vs Tomahawk and Greenwood on 4/13/19 is CANCELED. Middle School Softball vs Spencer is Postponed.
Baseball and Softball at Aubundale has been postponed for tomorrow.
Due to the possible weather conditions moving in later this week, Spencer has decided to call off the track meet on Friday, April 12 in Spencer.
Varsity Baseball at Stanley-Boyd has been POSTPONED for today. JV Softball vs Edgar - location change, now a HOME game.
Softball game vs WR Assumption today (4/5/19) has been cancelled.
We have rescheduled our baseball game with Thorp for tomorrow, 4/5/19 in Thorp. Game time, will be 4:45-5:15 or so.
The Annual Athens FFA Awards Banquet will be held at the high school on Saturday April 27, 2019! We are excited to recognize the achievements of our members! We will be serving a full meal starting at 6pm and will start awards at 7pm. Tickets are 5$ for adults, 3$ for children and FFA members are free. Please contact Ms.White to RSVP by Monday April 15th! email@example.com Thank you!
Attention high school students and parents! Post-Prom Party tickets will be sold during lunch times on Thursday, March 28, and Friday, March 29. Advance ticket prices are $5 and students will be guaranteed a prize. Ticket sales at the door will be $8 and students will not be guaranteed a prize. Parents will receive notification if their child purchases an advanced ticket. The Post-Prom Party will run from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6.
Those that are riding tonight need to be at the High School at 6pm for the rider meeting. Also tickets for Donkey Basketball will be available at the door.
PROM 2019! April 6th Doors Open @ 7pm Dance Begins @ 7:30pm Grand March @ 8pm Advance Tickets...$5 Door Admission...$7 Spectator Admission...$1 POST PROM April 6th Community Hall @ 11pm-2am Advance Tickets...$5 Door Admission...$8 Tickets sold during HS Lunch, March 28th-29th