July 19, Athletic Tryout Information.
Here for Athletic Tryout Information. Stay tuned for more postings here. Click Here to go to the Athletic Calendar Page.
Country: Male and female students interested in Cross Country will want to meet at the
stadium at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20.
Athens Drive will hold the cheerleading tryout clinic
27th 28th and 29th from 8am-12pm. The cost is $30.00.
The tryout is August 1st at 12pm. You must have a current
physical in order to try out. Contact Coach Bridges
for more information email@example.com. All other
tryouts will begin on July 30 for Fall Sports. The
official Fall Sport Calendar will be posted on August
We have finalized the times for tryouts for the up-coming
season. Please note that we will have practice twice
a day for the three day tryout period. All sessions
are mandatory and players should bring shoes for playing
indoor and running outdoors (at the football field),
water, and a current physical. The tryout times are
as follows: Monday August 1 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
and 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Tuesday August 2 from 10:00 am
- 12:30 pm and 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesday August 3
from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
19, Parking Information and Application is Available
2011-12 Parking Application and Instructions document
is available online. Click Here to get to the Permits page. Note: Be sure to read and comply with all of the
rules and procedures in the application. Failing to do
so will result in a delay in receiving your parking permit.
Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 8:00 - 11:00
and then 1:00 - 3:00.
18, ADHS Students return from Anaheim with Gold and Silver.
congratulate members of the Athens Drive High School
FCCLA. The student members of the Career Technical Education,
Family and Consumer Sciences Club returned from their
national competition in Anaheim California with Gold
and Silver for their competitions! Click Here for a press release of the events.
12, Freshman Orientation Camp Registration is Online.
Freshman Orientation Camps will be held on August 3,
and 10. You choose the date that is most convenient for
your family. Registration is online electronically until
July 27. On-site registrations will be accepted. Check-in
begins at 8:00 a.m. until 8:30. Student sessions run
from 8:30 a.m. until noon. There is a parent session
each day from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Representatives
from PTSA, JAG Club, administration, transportation,
and others will share "mission critical" information with you. Click Here to register online if you have not already done so.
29, Memorial Information for Mr. Laffey
Athens Drive family mourns the loss of Daniel Laffey,
who died peacefully on Monday, June 13, following a year-long
battle with lung cancer. Many of you know Mr. Laffey
as the teacher who guided students in the production
of ATV, the daily news program that keeps Athens Drive
students informed about what is happening at school.
Mr. Laffey's positive energy and selfless service will
be missed by the entire Athens Drive family. A memorial
service will be held at a later date. To read more about
the life of this wonderful person, Click Here to visit his website:
22, Off Campus Lunch Permit Application Instructions
Available. Parking Pass Information coming soon!
view the application and information about the Junior
and Senior Off Campus Lunch Permits, Click Here.
parking pass application and information will be available
16, Fall Athletic Kick-Off Dinner for 2011-12 Information
view information about about the Fall Athlectice Kick-Off
Dinner for 2011-12, Click Here.
15, JAG Club Roster for 2011-12.
JAG Club Officers Roster for 2011-2012 is available. Click Here to view.
6, SAT Prep Course Schedule Posted for 2011-12.
2, Senior Class Accomplishments for Athens Drive Class
Drive High School seniors earn five million in scholarship
opportunities. Click Here for a PDF detailing their accomplishments.
2, Athens Drive High School will Graduate nearly 400
students on Saturday, June 11.
Drive will hold its graduation ceremony in Memorial Auditorium
of the Progress Energy Center at 4:30 on Saturday, June
11. This is a closed, private ceremony open only to ticket
holders of Athens Drive High Class of 2011.
1, Interfaith Baccalaureate Service on June 8 at Athens
interfaith Baccalaureate will be held on Wednesday, June
8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Athens auditorium. This year's Baccalaureate
Address will be given by Rev. Marcia Mount Shoop, a Presbyterian
minister, who has done a lot of work with interfaith and
26, Senior Awards Ceremony
Drive High School seniors earn five million in scholarship
opportunities. Details coming soon!
26, Superintendent Tata Releases Proposal for WCPSS Student
May 23, Superintendent Tata released information related
to the two main proposals that have emerged regarding
student assignment. He is asking for community input
so please review the information and provide your opinion. Click Here to read background information about the proposals. Click Here for specific information about the two major proposed assignment plans and to
provide comment. Click Here to go directly to the comment page if you are already familiar with the proposals.
26, PTSA Parent Survey
Athens Drive High School PTSA invites you to participate
in a parent survey. We value your opinions and will use
feedback from this survey to help us evaluate our service
to our school community and to help us set priorities
for next year. The survey will take only a few minutes
and all responses are anonymous. Thank you for your time.
Debbie Kline, President Athens Drive High School PTSA.
To complete the survey, Click.
25, Athens Drive Named Top High School by Washington
Drive High School was recently named as a top American
High School by the Washington Post. Click Here for their methodology and additional information.
25, Spring Sports Awards Ceremony Recipients
of Athens Drive High School spring sports teams and honored
guests celebrated another successful athletic season
at "The Drive." Click Here to see the PDF document with award recipients.
18, Principal Message from Mr. Crockett.
Here to read the text of Mr. Crockett's School Messenger call on Wednesday, May 18.
15, Exam Preparation Resources
Athens Drive Curriculum on Twitter (@adhsapi)
As we prepare to wind down the year, I want to remind students and parents
about Exams that will be coming up in June. Students are still in the thick
of learning material in the class, but it is never too early to prepare. Athens
Drive High School has many resources that are available to students as they
prepare for specific exams. Below are some of the resources that are available
to students. You may want to encourage your child to log on to some of these
resources for additional practice prior to the exam. If students have issues
or questions about passwords, they can see their teacher or me, and I will
get this information to them!
Island: http://www.studyisland.com/ All students received a username and password in their advisory period when
they received report cards on Friday. This resource can
be used independently by students at any time to prepare
for End of Course Tests in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry,
English I, US History, Civics and Economics, Physical
Science and Biology. The preparation modules are fully
aligned to the NC Standards. In addition, teacher may
be using Study Island in their classrooms to help prepare
students to hone in on specific skills students need
to develop. Study Island gives students access to an
SAT Prep module as well.
Test Prep: http://usatestprep.com/front/index.php USA Test Prep is an on-line program students can use to prepare for Algebra
I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, US History, Civics
and Economics, Physical Science and Biology. These Modules
are fully aligned with the NC Standards Teachers who
use the program have usernames and passwords for students.
Curriculum Pathways: http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/ProductEntrance/Login/login.jsp SAS Curriculum Pathways is a powerful curriculum tool that students can use
to help prepare for tests or to delve deeper into English,
Math, Science, Social Studies and Spanish. The program
gives students access to many different resources to
supplement the work that students are doing in their
classes at Athens. Teachers can supply students with
Success Series: http://www.wcpss.net/success-series/ This program is available at WCPSS web site and is a program that was created
by WCPSS teachers and they may be helpful to students
who may need additional explanation for a particular
area of study or who may benefit from hearing the information
presented in a different way or by a different teacher.
These programs are fully aligned with the NC Standards.
and include lessons for Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry,
Biology, English I-IV, US History, Civics, AP Calculus,
AP Statistics and Spanish I.
12, Principal Message from Mr. Crockett.
Here to read the text of Mr. Crockett's School Messenger call on Thursday, May 12.
4, Spring 2011 Exam Schedule.
the Exam Schedule, click: SPRING 2011 Exams. For Test Prep Rescources Click Here.
3, PTSA Bylaw Changes.
Please help us maintain our compliance with both North Carolina PTA and with
the IRS by attending a general membership meeting on Friday, May 13, at 8:00
a.m. in the Athens Drive Library. Light refreshments will be served. Click
Here to read the following required items that must be addressed and approved by
a quorum of PTSA members.
28, AP Exam Schedule. The AP exam schedule is the following:
May 2 AM: Environmental Science PM: Psychology
May 3 AM: Spanish Language
May 4 AM Exam: AB and BC Calculus
5th AM EXAM: English Literature and Composition (12th
May 6th AM EXAM: United States History PM: Studio Art
May 9th AM EXAM: Biology PM EXAM: Physics
May 10th AM EXAM: United States Government and Politics
PM EXAM: French Language
May 11th AM EXAM: English Language and Composition
(11th Graders) PM EXAM: Statistics
will be reporting to testing at 7:30 a.m. for the AM
exams and 11:30 a.m. for the PM Exams.
exams will be given at Christ the King Lutheran Church
located behind Cary High School.
are expected and have signed off not to bring electronic
devices to the test center. Student MUST bring pencils,
dark blue or black pens, and an approved calculator if
required for their exams.
have signed permission slips allowing students not to
return to campus after testing or prior to testing. With
signed approval from the parent students should be considered
as on an approved field trip.
27, Sports Physicals.
Orthopaedic is offering $10 sports physicals on May 19
from 6-8pm. The $10 you pay will be donated back to Athens
Drive so this is not only a great opportunity to get your
physicals completed for the next sports year but it also
serves as a fundraiser for Athens Sports. In order to
get your physical you need to have completed the sports
physical form and have it signed by a parent or guardian
and bring it with you to the physical. You can get the
physical form at www.triangleortho.com. Sports_Physicals_Flyer
25, Mr. Crockett's Message.
Here to read the text of Mr. Crockett's School Messenger Call.
15, Summer School Information!
registration packet for the ADHS Summer School has been
posted under Frequently Requested Resources. Click Here to find the registration packet.
12, Prom is Here, Prom is Here!
year’s Prom will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
located at 421 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC on May
7, 2011. To facilitate your entrance to the prom, we
have uploaded a PDF packet with registration information
for Athens students and non-Athens guests (guest form
is 2-pages). Be sure to read and follow all directions. Click Here for the 2011 Packet.
11, Athens Drive Calendar Change for Senior Awards:
note this change to our calendar of activities for
seniors. Senior Awards has been rescheduled with a different format this year. We are pleased to announce
that this year's Senior Awards Program will take place
on May 26th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium.
We will recognize the accomplishments of this outstanding
senior class and would like to extend an invitation
to parents and guests of seniors. During the program,
we will recognize scholarships, academic and athletic
awards, and will announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorians
to the class.
Awards & Scholarship Committee made the move from an evening awards program to a day
time format in order to increase participation. The
aim is to recognize each graduating senior. We hope
to see you there.
8, Athens Drive High Cap and Gown Delivery Day Announcements.
Jones will deliver granduation supplies and caps and gowns
on Thursday, April 28th, and Friday, April 29th from 10:30AM-3:00PM
in the gym lobby. If you owe a balance on your order, please
bring cash or money order payable to Herff Jones to the
delivery table or pay on-line with a credit or debit card
at www.hggradservices.com at least 2 days before delivery day. Personal checks CANNOT be accepted for
final payment. Extra announcements and tassels will be
avialable while supplies last.
7, Mr. Crockett's Message.
Here to read the text of Mr. Crockett's School Messenger Call.
3, Family and Consumer Science Students win at State
congratulate the following FCCLA members on their recent
competitive events wins at their state conference. FCCLA
is the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
for Family and Consumer Science Students. The following
students just returned from the state leadership conference
where they competed with other students from across the
Yusar Abusaiha, Rana Odeh, Amira Atei, Danielle Frider and Deema Alghandour
took 1st place in their competition events and are eligible to represent North
Carolina at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA in July. Chane
Alston and Chanteel Sifford won silver in the competition. These girls did
an outstanding job and please congratulation them on their accomplishment.
2, JAG Club Golf Tournament Information is Released for
annual Jag Club Golf Tournament will be held on June 13,
2011 at Lochmere Country Club. Come and enjoy the tournament
as an individual or as a team member. Click Here to receive your packet and registration instructions.
1, Registration Information
ABOUT REGISTRATION! @ Athens
have until April 8 to register in SPAN. Please make sure
that your child has accessed SPAN to register for courses
for next year. Here are some reminders:
student accounts have access to course registration.
must choose 4 alternates; these are courses that they
are willing to take if bumped from a primary selection.
password resets can be done in the main office.
issues with registration should be directed to Mr.
Parrish (i.e., a course is not available in the drop-down
10, Science Teacher, Abbey Wood is WCPSS Finalist for
Kudos to our Chemistry teacher, Abbey Wood, for being selected as a finalist
for the WCPSS Diane Kent-Parker First Year Teacher Award.
Nominated by ADHS administration, Abbey has been selected
as one of twenty semi-finalists by the selection committee.
10, School Messenger Call from Mr. Crockett.
Crockett called with information about the 3/11Early Release
and upcoming Curriculum Night. Click Here for the full text of his message.
7, Athens will Hold Curriculum Night on March 15.
March 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Athens Drive Student Services
in conjunction with ADHS Curriculum and Instruction will
present a Registration Program for Rising 10th-12th graders
for 2011-2012. You can download our Curriculum Night Flier Here. Click Here for the 2011-12 Registration Site
2, ESL Teacher, Hal Hammond Advances in WCPSS Teacher
of the Year Competition.
the second consecutive year, an Athens Drive High School
teacher advances to Teacher of the Year semi-finals. We
are happy to announce that Hal Hammond, ADHS ESL teacher,
has made the round of 24. Please congratulate Mr. Hammond
and stay tuned for additional announcements.
27, Spring Coming Home Activities Begin on Monday, February
Drive will host its Coming Home Spirit Week on February
28-March 4. The pep rally will be on March 4th during school.
Tuesday- Tie Die Day
Wednesday- ER Day
-dress up as a word that ends in -er (example, flower, painter, fisher, etc
Thursday- Class Day
Freshmen- Spanish Dancers
Sophomores- Hip Hop
Friday- Blue & Orange Day
The Dance-a-thon supporting Stop Hunger Now will be on March 4th from 6pm-
24, CTE Career Fair on Monday, February 28.
Drive will host its annual Career Fair for students in
the gymnasium on Monday, February 28. Thanks to our Career
Development Coordinator and Career and Technical Education
Department for sponsoring such an important event for students.
Thanks also to all of the companies that take the time
to display to the students. Click Here for a list of the participants.
23, Athens Student Named as NC Player of the Year.
Vandermaas-Peeler was named the ESPN Gatorade Player of
the Year in North Carolina for men's soccer. Cooper is
now a candidate for the National Player of the Year award
that will be announced in May. Cooper led our men's soccer
team in goals this past season and was the conference player
of the year, a member of the All Region team, and a member
of the All State team. In addition to playing on the men's
soccer team at Athens he also plays for the CASL Academy
team and the U18 Men's National Team.
22, AP Exam Registration is Open.
who took AP courses first semester or who are taking AP
classes now and plan to take an AP exam must register and
pay for the AP exams by noon on March 18, 2011. Click Here to register for the exams. Student Services will gladly provide help with questions
not answered on the AP registration site.
15, ImmunoReagents Announces Partnership with Athens
a manufacturer of high quality secondary antibodies used
by researchers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies,
has announced a partnership with Athens Drive High School
to participate in the school's Business Alliance program. Click Here for the full story.
15, Athens Drive Art Students Earn National Attention.
Scholastic Awards Competition consists of all high schools
from Winston-Salem to the Coast. Mrs. Ball's student, Christian
Thema, received 2 Gold Keys and 3 Silver Keys for his thrown
pottery pieces. His 2 Gold Key pieces will be juried nationally
in February. Mrs. Roth's student, Emma Rose, was juried
a Silver Key for drawing.
14, PTSA Offers Academic Honors Treat - February 17,
at SMART Lunch.
did you work hard to achieve A's and B's for first semester
and 2nd quarter? ADHS PTSA has a treat for you on February
17, 2011! Bring your student ID and come claim your reward
for working so hard last quarter and semester. See you
outside the cafeteria during Smart Lunch this Thursday!"
13, PTSA Special Session - "Why Can't They All Get Along?"
will hold their evening session with Dr. Finch on February
15, 2011. Click Here for the flyer with times and topics.
2, Spring 2011 Open House on February 10, 2011.
Spring 2011 Open House will run from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. on February 10. Click Here for a template to write your student's schedule for the evening.
2, Board Member (District 5) Dr. McLaurin to Host Superintendent
Tata on February 16.
Anne McLaurin, WCPSS Board Member for South Central Wake,
is hosting Superintendent Tata at a community meeting on
February 16, 2011. The meeting will be held in the Athens
Drive High School auditorium from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Community
members are encouraged to attend the meeting.
1, February is National Career & Technical Education Month
year's theme for Career & Technical Education Month is "Learning Today and Earning Tomorrow." Stay tuned for various schoolwide activities commemorating the power of work-based
31, Rising Freshman Open House, February 24, 2011
Athens Drive High School will host its annual Rising Freshman
Open House on February 24, 2011. Click Here for the flyer with details and times. Click Here for the Freshman Academy Page.
24, Senior Breakfast - Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Senior Breakfast for the Class of 2011 will be held on
Wednesday, January 26. See the informational posters around
school for specific information.
24, 2nd Semester Opening Information
INFORMATION ABOUT SECOND SEMESTER SCHEDULES!!!
Please note that there have been several administrative changes to students'
schedules for second semester due to additions of teachers and adjustment of
courses at Athens Drive. Though every effort is made in the summer scheduling
season to give students as accurate schedules as possible for the spring semester,
it is difficult to predict some changes that will take place in the course
of the year. For these reasons, students may notice that there has been an
adjustment to their semester schedules. Students will report to their homerooms
tomorrow morning at 7:25 where they will receive an updated copy of their schedules.
Students should follow this schedule for semester two. We are not able to make
schedule adjustments unless a
student is missing a required course or has an incomplete schedule.
Please note that counselors and administration will not be able to accommodate
schedule change requests.
11, WCPSS Schools to Open 2 Hours Late on January 12.
WCPSS Schools will open 2 hours late due to inclement weather, Click Here for the Athens schedule.
11, WCPSS Schools Closed on January 11.
to icy conditions, the WCPSS are closed on Tuesday, January
11. It is an optional teacher workday. IF classes are held
on Wednesday then our 1st Block exam will be held on Thursday
as planned. If not, then our first day back will be a review
day with exams beginning the following day.
10, WCPSS Schools to Open 2 Hours Late on January 11.
of 10:00 p.m. Monday evening, the WCPSS Schools will open
2 hours late due to inclement weather, Click Here for the Athens schedule.
9, WCPSS Schools to Close 2.5 Hours Early
to impending inclement weather, the WCPSS Schools will
close 2.5 hours early. This 11:48 early release time coincides
with our regular Early Dismissal Schedule. Click Here for the schedule. Please note that no lunch will be served. There will still
be a brief, regularly scheduled faculty meeting.
6, PTSA Evening Session on January 11 - "Helping Teens Navigate Their Social Lives".
Tuesday January 11, the PTSA is sponsoring what promises
to be an excellent session for parents to help students
with social challenges. Click Here for the flyer.
5, PTSA SMART Lunch Session on January 10 -"Stress Management".
Tuesday January 11, the PTSA is sponsoring what promises
to be an excellent session for parents to help students
with social challenges. Click Here for the flyer.
5, Academic Honors Celebration - Friday, January 7.
you make the Honor Roll first quarter? If so, stop by the
Academic Boosters table outside the cafeteria THIS Friday
(Jan. 7) to receive a treat to honor your great efforts.
Students who made the Honor Roll first quarter and who have their ADHS Student ID will be eligible to participate.
4, ADHS Exam Schedule Fall 2010
2010 Exams are scheduled to begin on Thursday, January
13, 2011. The 1st Block exam will be held on Thursday,
January 13. On each successive day, the next block exam
will be held. Testing days begin at 7:25, buses leave the
school at 10:50. Click Here for the Schedules Webpage for the Fall 2010 Exam Schedule and for special instructions
for testing. Please note that January 20, 21 are exam make-up
days. Only students with make-up exams will have testing
on those days.
December 17, Tentative ADHS Exam Schedule Released
Fall 2010 Exams are tentatively scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 13, 2011. We will update and finalize the schedule as needed. Click Here for the Schedules Webpage for the tentative Fall 2010 Exam Schedule.
December 17, WCPSS Schools on a 2-Hour Delay
The WCPSS Schools are operating on a 2-Hour Delay Schedule on Friday, December 17, 2010. Click Here for the Schedules Webpage for the 2-Hour Delay Class Schedule.
December 16, WRAL Wrestling Tournament December 17, 18
Current inclement weather in Raleigh, NC will have no IMPACT on North Carolina's
largest and longest running wrestling tournament. All plans
are a go for Friday and Saturday's WRAL Wrestling Tournament
Events. Check back here for updates.
16, WCPSS Schools Closed Due to Inclement Weather!
All WCPSS Schools are closed on Thursday, December 16. All school related activities
scheduled for today will be postponed or cancelled. Watch
the calendar for this information. Due to the short notice,
and in order to minimize the impact on
day on January
3, 2011. Today is an optional teacher workday. The building
will open at 9:00 a.m.
16, PTSA News from the PTSA President
Mrs. Kline, PTSA President, has posted budget and fundraising information on
the PTSA Page. Please note that we are running behind in
our anticipated fundraising. Click Here for the PTSA Page.
15, WCPSS Schools on a 2-Hour Delay
The WCPSS Schools are operating on a 2-Hour Delay Schedule on Thursday, December
16, 2010. Click Here for the Schedules Webpage for the 2-Hour Delay Class Schedule.
10, Athens Receives ExxonMobil Grant
Working in collaboration, HandDee Hugo's 60 on Gorman St. and Athens Drive High School received an educational support grant from ExxonMobil. Funds will be used to support math and science. Click Here for the press release.
December 8, News & Observer Tri-Nine All-Conference Recognitions
The News & Observer recently released their picks for the Tri-Nine Fall All Conference Awards. Click Here for Cross Country, Click Here for Football, Click Here for Soccer, Click Here for Volleyball Awards. Congratulations go to the many Athens Drive students who made All Conference Honors! Go JAGS!
December 6 - 10, Athens Drive Holds Anti-Bullying Awareness Week.
Our school’s Student Council, Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), Student
Services, and Athens Drive Television (ATV) joined forces
to focus student attention on the problem of bullying among
Monday: Movie matinee featuring
the documentary film Bullied (provided by Wake Teen).
Wednesday: Homeroom activity involves
an information session and seminar. Students will complete
a survey to provide feedback on present conditions at the
school. Following homeroom, students will have an opportunity
to sign a pledge against bullying.
Friday: Blackout Bullying Day.
Students are encouraged to wear black to show support for
anti-bullying. The men’s basketball game will be a “blackout.”
4, Glass Slipper Ball - POSTPONED until Sunday, December
5 @ 6:00 p.m.
The Athens Drive High School Glass Slipper Ball has been postponed until Sunday,
December 5, due to inclement weather. The Glass Slipper
Ball will be held from 6 - 9 p.m. on Sunday evening in
the upper gym. See you there!
30, Medical Science Club Hosts Medical Science Career
The Athens Drive High School Medical Science Club hosted a Health Occupations Career Fair on Tuesday, 11/30 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am at Athens Drive High School in the Medical Science Wing. A Medley of Health Occupation Career Professionals attended to offer Athens Drive Students a chance to explore careers. Thanks to the following medical services providers for sending representatives. Wake Co. EMS, Wake AHEC, BTEC @ NCSU Cary Family Practice, BioTech Network, Triangle Ortho, Crabtree Chiropractic, UNC Athletic Training, Wake Tech Health, Athens Dr. Med Academy, NCSU-Health PAC, Methodist Nursing, Miller Motte College, Navy, Vector Health and Safety, ECPI, Vet PAC, and Avante Physical Therapy. The event was a huge success for students - thanks go to the Medical Sciences Club!
November 11, 2010 Men's Soccer Advances to 4th Round Soccer with 2-1 win over Fuquay-Varina High.
Men's soccer advanced to the 4th round of the NC Soccer Tournament with a hard fought win over Fuquay-Varina. After two regular season losses to Fuquay, it was great for the men to pull out the very close 2-1 win. Coach Seese says that the Friday evening game against Durham's Jordan with be the toughest game of the season. Jordan has not lost a game in two years! Come out to see the Jags play Jordan in Durham on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m.
November 10, 2010 Band Fruit & Nut Fundraiser will continue through November 19.
The Athens Drive Band is holding their annual Fruit & Nut Fundraiser. Click Here to go to their ordering website. All orders are due by Friday, November 19th. Fruit & Nuts will be delivered on Friday, December 10th. Thank you for supporting the ADHS Band Programs!!
November 9, 2010 PTSA Reflections due date November 15, 2010
PTSA Reflections submissions are due no later than November 15, 2010. Click Here to go to the PTSA page for Reflections Information.
November 8, 2010 ESL Department and ESL Services Offer Latino Parent's Night
On November 18, 2010, Athens staffers will join forces with ESL Central Support to provide an evening of information and services designed to support our English as Second Language and English Language Learners. Topics will include SPAN, student best practices and opportunities for collaborative academic success.
November 6, 2010 ADHS Chorus, Band, and Orchestra perform in Winston-Salem
Representatives from the chorus, band, and orchestra perform in Winston-Salem at the North Carolina Music Educator's Conference.
November 5, 2010 ADHS Men's Soccer Advances to Third Round of State Playoffs
Athens Men's Soccer will face Fuquay Varina High in Fuquay on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. for the third round of the state soccer playoffs. The men advanced to play Fuquay after defeating Scotland County High and Leesville Road High in the first and second round respectively. Go JAGS!
November 3, 2010 ADHS Offers ASVAB for National Career Month
It's National Career Month - to kick this off, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Free Career Test is being offered to all 10th, 11th, and 12th graders on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:20 am in the Auditorium. Please announce in all of your classes and send students to Ms. Schroeder in the Library to sign-up. Thank you for supporting this Career exploring opportunity for our students.
November 3, 2010 Women's Golf Team Win Silver at State Tournament
The Athens Drive Women's Golf Team has continued its winning ways at this week's NC 4A golf tournament. Coach Alcon and the girls thank everyone for their support during the year and the tournament.
October 14, 2010 Spirit Week and Homecoming October 18 - 22
October 18 - 22 is Spirit Week and Homecoming. There is a lot of activity during the week. During each day of Spirit Week students are asked to dress according to the daily Disney theme. Monday is Mickey Mouse Day, Tuesday is Tacky Tourist Day, Wednesday is Wish Upon A Star. Thursday is Class Day and the Pep Rally Day. On Thursday, each class dresses according to their theme (see the last sentence for an explanation). On Friday's early release day everyone should wear Athens Blue and Athens Orange. The Homecoming king and queen are named from the Apollo Court at Friday's Homecoming football game against Fuquay Varina. This year's school theme is Disney. The Freshman Class will decorate their hall with an MGM theme. Sophmores will decorate their hall with Epcot. Juniors chose Animal Kingdom and the Seniors will decorate their hall with Magic Kingdom.
October 12, 2010 Alicia B. Jones Memorial Golf Tournament
Join Athens Drive friends and family for the Alicia B. Jones Memorial Golf Tournament being held at River Ridge Golf Course on October 29, 2010. Click Here for the PDF Flyer with registration information.
October 5, 2010 PTSA Sponsors Reflections Program
The ADHS PTSA is sponsoring the Reflections Program again this year. Students may enter original work into categories which include dance, film, photography, literature, music, and visual arts. Click Here for the PTSA Page.
October 4, 2010 Athletic Physicals for Winter & Spring Sports
Triangle Orthopaedics has sports physicals twice a year for local athletes. We perform sports physicals in May for Fall sports and in October for Winter/Spring sports. These sports physicals are used as a fundraiser for the school's Sports Medicine Program. Each athlete will pay $10 to have a sports physical and Triangle Orthopaedics will donate 100% of the money back to the athletic program of their school. Click Here for the form.
October 3, 2010 National Technical Honor Society Invitation
Any junior or senior who has completed two CTE courses with a third one planned is invited to apply to the National Technical Honor Society. All CTE teachers have applications that are due by October 15th. Questions may be referred to Mrs. Cathy Beavers (room 1824) or Mrs. Debbie Wagner (room 2080), NTHS Advisors.
October 1, 2010 PSAT on October 13, 2010
The PSAT test date is October 13, 2010. 10th graders who have completed Algebra I will take the PSAT free. These students will be seated at a test site. 11th graders must have registered and paid to retake the PSAT. Good luck!
September 12, 2010 Mr. Crockett's Messenger Announcement
Click Here to view the text of Mr. Crockett's School Messenger Announcement to parents.
September 9, 2010 Code RED Drill - September 16, 2010
The Athens Drive Code RED Drill will be held on September 16. Please talk with your students about the importance of taking this drill seriously. The drill will be held during a slightly modified 1st and 2nd block schedule.
September 8, 2010 Fall Open House on September 14.
Fall Open House will be held on September 14. The evening begins with an optional Club Exhibit at 6:00 p.m. The PTSA meeting will begin at 6:25 in the auditorium. 1st block will begin at 6:45 p.m.
September 7, 2010 PSAT Information
The PSAT test date is October 13, 2010. Student Services distributed PSAT bulletins to 10th and 11th graders during the week of September 7. 10th graders who have completed Algebra I will take the PSAT free. These students will be seated at a test site. 11th graders wishing to take the PSAT will pay $13 payable to Athens Drive High School to take the PSAT. T he sign-up period for 11th graders to take the PSAT will be September 13-16, September 20-23, and Monday September 27, 2010. There will be no sign-up on Friday's. Students may bring their money or checks to Student Services during lunch and after school till 2:45 p.m. on the above days.
September 6, 2010 School Clubs in High Gear
Please Click Here to get your copy of this year's Athens Club listing. Starting on 9/1/2010, many clubs have begun to hold their interest meetings. Keep an eye and ear open for the club that suits your interest. We believe that there is something for everyone at Athens and we know that students who get involved in a club or two transition more successfully.
August 24, 2010 School Messenger Call from Principal Crockett
Please Click Here to read the text of Mr. Crockett's final message before school begins on Wednesday, August 25. We look forward to seeing you here and ready to learn. Go Jags!
August 22, 2010 Final Preparation Information - Mr. Parrish, Assistant Principal for Instruction
WELCOME BACK TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
Athens Parents and Students:
We had a great year last year, and we are looking to an even better year this year! I would like to share information about two items before the start of school:
SPAN has closed for schedule change requests, and we are working through the remaining schedule issues that we have. The most up-to-date schedules are on SPAN.
On Wednesday, the first day of school, ALL students will report to their homerooms at 7:25 where they will receive a copy of their class schedule. In the last couple of days there has been a need- due to enrollment- to adjust some schedules to allow for balancing of teacher courseloads; in these cases, students may have had some classes switched within the same semester to level teaching loads for teachers.There has been a need in Math to create another section of Algebra I Part I , so some students may find that they were moved to this new class to ease overcrowding. Due to a scheduling error that was not caught in time for student schedules to go out, some students who had been scheduled into Sports Medicine I may find that they no longer have Sports Medicine I. We will only offer one section of Sports Medicine I in the spring of 2011. In cases where students had Sports Medicine I in the fall, we adjusted schedules by either pulling an elective from semester 2 and working with the student to choose another second semester elective OR by scheduling an alternate from the student's original registration information.
There are many curriculum resources that are available to students as we begin the 2010-2011 school year. Please visit our curriculum resource page for information about these programs. These programs include, Study Island, USA Test Prep, the WCPSS Success Series, SAS Curriculum Pathways, and SAT Prep on CFNC. Students who used Study Island last year, will be given new usernames and log-ins this year.
Mandatory Guided Study, Open Tutorial, and NHS Tutorial: 1. At Athens we schedule Mandatory Guided Study during the school day. This program allows teachers the opportunity to assign students who are struggling or who need additional help on specific concepts during the school day. Students who are assigned MGS will be expected to go. 2. Open Tutorial is an opportunity for students to seek additional help during the school day. During open tutorial, teachers are available for review or to answer specific questions that students have about their work. 3. This year, ADHS will also have National Honor Society tutorial available Mondays during A part of SMART Lunch and during A and B Part of SMART lunch on Wednesdays. Please visit our Curriculum web site for information about MGS, Tutorials and NHS Tutoring .
August 5, 2010 Mailing from Mr. Crockett Re: Schedules and Back-to-School Newsletter
Click Here to go to Mr. Crockett's Principal's Page for a link to the PDF.
August 3, 2010 Bus Schedules Online
Bus schedules for the opening of school are online. This schedule is created with the best information available from Wake County Public Schools Transportation. Click Here for the bus schedule. Click Here for assistance with urgent questions.
August 3, 2010 Schedules in SPAN - an FYI from your FAQs
Schedules have been posted to SPAN as of August 2, 2010. Of course, with the posting of schedules there is a great deal of enthusiasm around them, and some confusion, so I want to clarify and hopefully streamline a process. Please look over this information carefully:
August 3, 2010 Wake's Back to School Site and Brochure
The Wake County Central Support has assembled an excellent website and brochure packed with information for your family as you return to school. Click Here for the website. Click Here to download a copy of the full-color PDF document.
August 2, 2010 Jaguar Club Kick Off Dinner and Sports Pass Night
On August 11, the Jag Club will host its annual "Kick-Off" dinner. Jack Astor's of Cary has graciously sponsored 400 meals. Come out, have a great meal and support Athens athletics through the Jag Club. Click Here for the flyer and for an advanced copy of the sports pass.
August 1, 2010 Athens Drive is Named a Newsweek America's Top High School
As a confirmation of last year's prestigious announcement by U.S. News & World Report, Athens Drive High School has been named as one of Newsweek's America's Best High School. This honor places Athens Drive within the top 6% of the nation's high schools. The honor comes as the result of a calculation which includes a ratio of the number of AP Courses offered in comparison to the total student body and the socio-economics of the school. Our Athens Drive family is happy for yet another affirmation of what we have known all along. Athens is an excellent comprehensive high school and our students excel because of the teaching and culture of excellence!
August 1, 2010 School Messenger Call to ALL Students
Click Here to go to the Principal's Page to read the text of the School Messenger Call sent to all students.
July 6, 2010 Daniel Ottone, Athens '06 Goes Pro
Daniel Ottone, Athens Class of 2006, has been drafted to play pro baseball for the Eugene Emeralds. The Emeralds are a farm team for the San Diego Padres. Click Here for a PDF with Daniel Ottone's Profile.
June 24, 2010 Parking & Lunch Pass Information .
Applications for Junior and Senior Parking and Off Campus Lunch Passes for Juniors and Seniors are now posted. Click Here to go to the permit page. Note: Be sure to read and follow ALL instructions! Failing to do so may mean that you will not be served.
June 20, 2010 Athens Alum Goes Pro
News sources say that Daniel Ottone, Athens Alum, has been drafted to play pro baseball on the West Coast. Stay tuned for more information in the future. Congratulations Ottone Family!
June 11, 2010 ADHS Summer Hours.
Until school resumes for students in late August, Athens Drive High School will operate on Summer Hours. The Front Office and Administrative Offices are open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Student Services is open from 8:00 a.m. until noon and then from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Student Services is closed on Friday. It is ALWAYS a great idea to call ahead at 233-4050 to ensure that the persons you are seeking are in the office. Have an excellent summer!
June 10, 2010 Congratulations Athens Drive Class of 2010 - DVDs Available.
The administration and faculty of Athens Drive extend their warmest congratulations to the June 9, 2010 graduates of Athens Drive High School. Those parents who are interested in receiving a $30 DVD of the ceremony should contact Mrs. Cowles to place an order. She may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919) 924-1316.
June 1, 2010 Driving Eligibility Certificates
As of June 2, 2010 Student Services will not be signing Driving Eligibility Certificates until June 14. Summer hours for signing the certificates will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. You must have the following information to process the form. 1. Certified copy of birth certificate -- photocopies will not be accepted. 2. Jordan Driving School Certificate. 3. Parent or legal guardian to sign the form. 4. Student must be at least 15 years old and has passed 3 of 4 courses this semester.
May 7, 2010 Help!? Proctors Needed in June
ADHS is planning for our June 1, 2, 3, and 4 EOC Testing Sessions. We need a great deal of help with proctors for these test sessions. If you've wanted to volunteer but have not been able to, this is a great opportunity to give back in short increments (approximately 3-hours). Connie Liles facilitates proctor sign-up. If you are able to spare this time please contact her at 233-4080 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
May 5, 2010 Reduced Rate Physicals for ADHS Athletes!
Spring Physicals are coming this May. On Saturday May 15th $10.00 physicals will be offered at several Triangle locations. All proceeds are donated back to Athens Drive for each athlete that attends. This is half the price of a physical that has been offered in the past at The Drive and significantly less than any other doctor in the area. See Coach Hughes for a flyer and a blank physical form.
These $10 physicals will be offered at the following Triangle Orthopaedic Associates locations;
Wake Forest / Wakefield - 11550 Common Oaks Drive
North Raleigh / AIHF - 8300 Health Park
Durham - 120 William Penn Plaza
Apex - 1031 W. Williams Street
Raleigh - 3633 Harden Road
If you are interested be sure to get a blank physical form from Coach Hughes or Click Here. The form needs to be completed and signed by a parent or guardian prior to arriving at the Doctor's office.
May 3, 2010 Congratulations to Graduation Project Scholars!
Congratulations are in order for the following list of Athens Drive Graduation Project Scholars. These students continued with their Graduation Project even after the NC Department of Public Instruction removed it as a requirement for graduation. These students successfully wrote a research paper, created a product from their research, assembled a portfolio for their project and then, as the culmination of the project, presented it to a panel of judges. They will be honored at graduation with a special cord to be worn on their gown. Please congratulate the following students:
May 2, 2010 EOC Spring Semester Testing Schedule - Testing Begins June 1st
Spring 2010 Exam Schedule is now available for you to see. The plan includes regular testing, A/B day testing, and the days scheduled for exam make-ups. Click Here.
May 1, 2010 JAG Club Golf Tournament
Fore! The ADHS JAG Club is hosting its Second Annual JAG Club Golf Tournament. Funds from the tournament benefit all of the ADHS sports teams. Come out and join us on June 14, 2010. The packet contains contact information, sponsorship information, and a detailed listing of how the proceeds have been used. Click Here.
April 24, 2010 JAG Club Golf Tournament
Fore! The ADHS JAG Club is hosting its Second Annual JAG Club Golf Tournament. Funds from the tournament benefit all of the ADHS sports teams. Come out and join us on June 14, 2010. The packet contains contact information, sponsorship information, and a detailed listing of how the proceeds have been used.
April 23, 2010 ADHS Prom Packet
The 2010 ADHS Prom Application is online here on the Resources Page under Students and Frequently Requested Resources. The application packet contains the forms for ADHS students and guests from other schools. Please read the packet carefully and follow the directions to avoid last minute disappointments in purchasing tickets.
April 17, 2010 ADHS Summer School Registration Packet
The 09-10 Summer School Registration Packet is available by clicking here (PDF). Please read the registration packet instructions carefully prior to submitting the information to Ms. Vann.
April 8, 2010 ADHS Summer School Information Letter
09-10 Summer School information is available by clicking here (PDF). Applications will be available on April 20 on the website and in the Front Office.
April 8, 2010 ADHS Teacher of the Year is a Finalist for Wake County Schools
Breanna Harrill, ADHS Teacher of the Year, has been chosen as a finalist for Wake County Public School Teacher of the Year. The ADHS family received news on April 7, that Mr. Harrill was chosen as one of the twelve finalists for Wake County. This is quite an honor considering that there are 9,000 teachers eligible for the honor. Ms. Harrill is a mathematics teacher, and coach of two ADHS sports teams. She holds a Master's Degree in Mathematics Education and is Nationally Board Certified as well. Please congratulate Ms. Harrill on this honor beyond "The Drive." The ADHS Family is proud to know that Ms. Harrill continues to shine beyond the doors of Athens.
April 5, 2010 School Messenger Call - RE: Dress Code & Report Cards
On Monday, April 5, ADHS Administration sent an automated call to families regarding WCPSS Dress Code (Click Here) to read it. To maximize compliance and reduce disruption from inappropriate clothing, administration also broadcast video of the staff and administration's expectations. The transcript of the call follows. This is an automated message from the staff and administration of Athens Drive High School. School Messenger Transcript:
First, we trust that you have had an enjoyable and safe holiday and are eager to get your students back to school! This message will refer to the WCPSS dress code policy and the change from 3 rd to the 4 th grading quarter. As is typical with warmer weather, Athens Faculty and Administration have noticed an increase in clothing that is inappropriate for school. WCPSS Policy 6410.1, which may be found on the ADHS website under policies, gives discretion to principals and staff to determine what is acceptable within the policy. Most violations are those which are too revealing and constitute a disruption to the learning environment. Shorts, skirts, and blouses/shirts are the most commonly offending items of clothing. Although there is no given length for shorts and skirts, anything shorter than mid-thigh approaches the “too short” category and the student may be asked to change. Tube tops, spaghetti straps, and any type of muscle/tank top shirt made to be worn as an undergarment are also violations of the dress code. When in doubt choose a more conservative style of dress. In one final note regarding the recent trend in rosaries being worn as necklaces, WCPSS recognizes the sanctity of rosaries as religious symbols not as pop-culture icons to be worn as necklaces. Please help us to continue to be a caring and sensitive school and respect the rights of all students by keeping your attire within the WCPSS dress code policy. Our final note for this message is of an academic nature. The 3 rd quarter ended last week and the 4 th quarter begins on Tuesday, April 6. Be sure to focus on ending the year on a positive academic note by monitoring grades through SPAN and daily agendas. Report cards will be issued to students on Friday, April 9. For those of you who use SPAN, a sneak preview is available under the grades tab in SPAN. Press * to replay this automated message from Athens Drive High School.
March 19, 2010 IMPORTANT Dates RE: Spring Break, End of Quarter 3.
Spring Break Is Coming Soon! Thanks to Ms. Darlington, here are some important reminder dates for students and parents. The first day of Spring Break is Tuesday, March 30, 2010. On Monday, March 29, students are in Session. This is NOW a school day to make up for the Snow day on February 3. In other grading news, the end of the 3rd Quarter is Friday, March 26. April 5, is a teacher workday. Students do not have school. Report Cards are issued on Friday, April 9, 2010.
March 18, 2010 ATV is Available Online
The Athens Drive High Television and Video Production Courses produce an excellent daily announcements/news show. The show is broadcast each day for students. YOU now have the opportunity to "tune in" on your own. Surf to http://web.me.com/atvnews/ATV/home.html to catch the announcements each day. We've placed links on the home page Quicklink boxes found at the top left and bottom right. Check it out.
March 14, 2010 Student Registration Reminders for SPAN
2010-2011 Registration at Athens Drive Update
March 9, 2010 Student Registration Opens in SPAN
March 23 is the last day for students to register on SPAN for classes next year
Students should print out a course verification sheet to return to their adviser on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
- Please visit our Registration web site for registration resources: Rising 11-12th Graders | Rising 10th Graders
The AP Presentation from last Tuesday Night as well as Course Sequencing Charts are available on the Registration site as well.
- There were several questions about Advanced Placement Courses at Athens, so I have developed a web site that offers more explanation.
SPAN is now open for Student Registration. Students can log on to SPAN to begin selecting courses for the 2010-2011 School Year. All course selections should be done in SPAN. Here are some key points:
March 3, 2010 Flyer for March 9 - Rising 10-12 Curriculum Fair
- Students will be prompted first to fill out the Race and Ethnicity Form on SPAN before any courses can be selected. Parents will want to help students complete this important form to capture accurate data.
- Computer Labs are open during lunch for registration.
- Registration closes on March 24, 2010.
- Please refer to our Registration web site for registration information.
This curriculum fair provides a focus on AP Courses, graduation requirements, and general curriculum offerings at Athens. It is open to all current 9 through 11 grade students (Rising 10-12). Click here to open the 104 Kb PDF Document in a new window. Additional information about curricular offerings, intervention, and SMART Lunch may always be found here on Mr. Parrish's page.
March 3, 2010 ADHS Teacher of the Year is a Semi-Finalist for Wake County Schools
Breanna Harrill, ADHS Teacher of the Year, has been chosen as a finalist for Wake County Public School Teacher of the Year. Ms. Harrill is a mathematics teacher, and coach of two ADHS sports teams. She holds a Master's Degree in Mathematics Education and is Nationally Board Certified as well. Please congratulate Ms. Harrill on this honor beyond "The Drive."
March 3, 2010 2-hour Delay
- Early Release
We are opening with a 2-hour
delay the morning. Our typical 1:28 dismissal is still
in effect. Click
here to download a PDF of the schedule.
March 1, 2010 ADHS "Coming Home" Spirit Week
This week (March 1 - 5) is the Athens Drive High "Coming Home" week. It is our spring Spirit Week. The week culminates in the ADHS Dance-a-Thon. This year the participants are raising money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Monday is Camouflage Day, Tuesday is Nerd Day, Wednesday is Wacky Tacky Day, Thursday is Toga Day, and Friday is Blue/Orange Day.
March 1, 2010 Severe Weather Awareness Week (Revised on 3/3)
Severe Weather Awareness Week is the week of February 28 - March 6 . The Statewide Tornado Drill will take place Wednesday March 3rd at 9:30 am . ADHS students and staff will participate. Due to inclement weather, the tornado drill will be held on Friday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m.
March 1, 2010 Principal's School Messenger Call RE: AP Testing, College Fair, and ADHS Curriculum Fair
Please click here for the script of Mr. Crockett's February 28, 2010 School Messenger call to parents regarding AP Testing, the WCPSS College Fair, and the Athens High Curriculum Fair.
February 23, 2010 Class Ring Sales
Class Rings may be ordered on Friday Feb. 26th during lunch outside the Gym Lobby. They will also be on sale on Saturday, Feb. 27th 9:00-11:00am outside the Media Center Lobby. The building will be open because the Athens Drive Public Library is open during this time. A Down Payment of $60 is required to order..
February 23, 2010 Agenda for the February 25, 2010 Rising Freshman Open House
A copy of the PDF final agenda with itinerary is available if you click here for the Freshman Academy Page. The PDF document will open in a new window.
February 16, 2010 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Registration
Please click here to go to the ADHS Resources Page where a link to the Athens Drive AP Testing Registration Site may be found. Similar links are always located under parent, student, or staff resources. Feel free to click here to be taken off-site for the registration site. Registration is now open. Regular registration ends at 11:30 a.m. on March 5, 2010 so it is imperative that students register and then bring payment to Student Services.
February 3, 2010 Principal's Telephone Message
Please click here to read the text of Mr. Crockett's Wednesday evening telephone message to ADHS Families.
February 2, 2010 1-hour delay on February 4, 2010
School will open on a 1-hour delay on Thursday, February 4, 2010. Click Here for the 1-hour delay schedule. Open House will be held as planned on Thursday evening . Click Here for the Open House information and planning document.
February 2, 2010 School Canceled, February 3, 2010
School is cancelled on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 due to on-going icy conditions. The makeup day will be March 29, 2010. February 3, is a vacation day for teachers because March 29, 2010 is the first day of Spring Break. Teachers who choose to work may make up for the lost days of either February 1st. or 2nd.
February 1, 2010 School Canceled - ALL WCPSS Schools Closed
The WCPSS will be closed on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 due to inclement weather. Because of the weather conditions, WCPSS has closed school for students on Tuesday. All school activities are canceled. *Athens will be open for faculty as an Optional Teacher Workday. The building will open at 9:00 a.m. Teachers are advised to use caution based on their individual circumstance. FYI: Monday, February 15, 2010 and Thursday, June 10, 2010 are the make up days for school closings on February 1st and 2nd. Click here for additional detail.
January 31, 2010 School Canceled - ALL WCPSS Schools Closed
The WCPSS will be closed on Monday, February 1, 2010 due to inclement weather. Because of the weather conditions, WCPSS has closed school for students on Monday. All school activities are canceled. Athens will also be closed for faculty. As per the WCPSS calendar, Monday should be a teacher workday; however, conditions at school are too icy and dangerous for staff to report. As soon as possible, an alternate plan for those who want to make-up this workday will be announced. FYI: Monday, February 15, the designated snow make-up day, will now be a regular school day. Stay warm and safe. Click here for additional detail.
January 30, Spring 2010 Open House
The Spring 2010 Open House will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2010. Click here for the PDF Parent Memo from Mr. Crockett. The memo provides a schedule for you to plan your evening in advance of your arrival for the 6:30 p.m. start.
January 28, 2010 Rising Freshman Open House Information
The Rising Freshman Open House will be held on February 25, 2010. Go to the Freshman Academy page for the PDF flyer with itinerary and agenda.
January 25, 2010 Spring Semester Begins!
Please go to the Principal's Page for the most recent School Messenger call with regards to the start of the Spring Semester, the Senior Breakfast and report card distribution.
January 20, 2010 Community Summit
Join us for our School/Community Summit - it is an opportunity for parents to give input and support to the school. Athens Drive High is partnering with Dillard Drive Middle and several elementary schools to hold a community forum to determine ways that parents, business, and the community can work with the schools to improve student success by improving student attendance rates. You will need to pre-register to participate . Click here for the 64kb PDF flyer with details (Opens in new window)
Finally, a reminder about the School Board's School Calendar Survey. Please visit the school system's main website at http://www.wcpss.net to access the survey.
January 15, 2010
The following news item includes information directly from Mr. Crockett from his most recent school messenger call. We have deviated from our normal process of posting a notification here and the message on the Principal's Page because of its importance. Please read below and complete the very important WCPSS survey. Feel free to call 233-4050 if you need specific information regarding your child's idenfication numbers.
Today's phone message from Athens Drive High was taken from the letter below from the Wake County Public School System. On Thursday, we received letters to send home to parents; however, our exam schedule is not conducive to distributing the letters in homeroom. I encourage everyone to do this important survey.
To the Parent/Guardian of: _______________________
The Wake County Board of Education would like to invite you to complete an online survey about the school calendar options currently used in Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS). The results of this survey will assist the Board in making decisions. We are asking parents of all current WCPSS students to complete this survey.
Please visit the school system's main website at http://www.wcpss.net to access the survey. Simply click on the “Year-Round Calendar Survey” news item near the top of the page, and you will be taken to the site where the survey can be found.
You are receiving this letter because you are the parent/guardian of Student's Name: _________________
Student's NCWISE ID # _______________________
When completing the survey, you will need to enter this ID number to begin. This will help us ensure that we receive only one survey per student. Please complete the survey only once using this ID number, or your responses may not be counted in the results. If you have more than one child in our school system, please respond to one survey per child using the ID number on the letter you received for each child. When responding, please keep in mind that this survey is not a request for assignment.
You may complete this survey anytime between now and Monday, January 25th. We will accept all responses submitted by noon on Monday the 25th. All answers will be kept confidential by the WCPSS Evaluation & Research Department, and your individual responses will not be shared with your child's school or anyone else. If you are unable to complete this survey online, you may obtain a paper copy from your child's school. You may also complete this survey online at any library, at your child's school, or at any other public building that has a publicly-available internet-connected computer. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact the Evaluation and Research Survey Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org . We greatly value your participation and look forward to hearing your opinions regarding school calendar options in WCPSS schools.
Thank you for your participation.
Wake County Public Schools
Evaluation & Research Department
January 8, 2010
Wake County Schools will open with a 2-hour delay on Friday, January 8, 2010 . Click here for the 2-hour delay schedule.
January 5, 2010
This letter provides comprehensive information regarding the Fall Semester 2009 testing schedule beginning on January 14, 2010. Click here for the 114kb PDF letter .
January 3, 2010
Hello. This is Mr. Crockett on the Athens Drive High School Phone Messenger System with a New Year’s message for our parents and students. We look forward to a return to school on Monday after a relaxing and re-energizing holiday.
First, I am pleased to announce that we begin the New Year with a new school website that has a new look and organization that we hope will provide a more coherent message. Please visit www.athensdrive.com and take a look.
Second, a reminder that on Wednesday, we have a 1:28 dismissal.
My third announcement is that we will begin our exam schedule in little over a week on January 14 th . Every student was given a letter to take to parents with the complete exam schedule. This information can also be found on the school website under the “News” heading. Next, in case you had not heard, I want to make you aware of the U.s. News and World Reports’ ranking of ADHS as one of America’s best high schools. We can all be proud of this distinction. The official banner should soon be on display at school and on the website. Finally, a reminder for students to keep cell phones, I-pods, CD players, and other electronic devices cut off and out of sight all day until 2:28. Thank you and Good Bye.
December 23, 2009
Our new website is a go! Check out its content, organization and functionality. Let us know your thoughts.
December 16, 2009
The NC Department of Public Instruction has changed the testing policy regarding EOC retests. Click here for the Exam Retest Letter to Parents (95kb PDF).
December 15, 2009
ADHS has released information about testing dates and times for Fall 2009. Click here for the January Exam Schedule (115kb PDF).
September 22, 2009
WCPSS Transportation has finalized school bus routes for the 2009-10 school year. If you are still in need of a hard copy of the master bus schedule, click here for ADHS Bus Routes 2009-10 (107kb PDF).
September 1, 2009
There is something for everyone at Athens! With that in mind, we are publishing the club and club adviser listing for your convenience. Clubs meeting during "B Smart" of SMART Lunch. Click here for the ADHS Club List 2009-10 (128kb PDF).
August 1 , 2009
ADHS has released information about testing dates and times for Fall 2009. Click here for the Parking Application Instructions (15kb PDF), and the WCPSS Parking Rules and Regulations (28kb PDF), and the WCPSS Parking Application (28kb PDF)