Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Elyse Paneral was chosen from more than 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Elyse A. Paneral of Athens has received a $2,500 college scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Paneral, who attends Athens Academy and plans to study chemical engineering, was chosen from more than 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. According to a news release announcing the winners, those selected have been "judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies." Paneral earlier this year was one of two students who tied to represent Oconee County in the STAR student regional competition. Do you want to share your student's achievements? Post an announcement now.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Betts will serve in the role for the 2013-14 school year.
Wednesday, April 3
As a committee continues to seek out a permanent replacement for retiring Athens Academy Headmaster Bob Chambers, the school announced this week the person who's been selected to serve in the interim. Kay Betts will work alongside Chambers until she assumes the role on July 1 for the 2013-14 school year, according to a letter from Board of Trustees Chairman Gene Howard posted on the school's website. The letter states that Betts is the principal consultant of Bettstrategic Group, advising independent schools on marketing, strategic planning, benchmarking, and variety of other education issues. She's previously served as the head of Episcopal School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; academic dean at Marist School in Atlanta; and a department …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Everyone had a part in the making of two pieces of art during a celebration of the Athens Academy student's life and legacy on Sunday.
Atlanta artist Preston Shurley painted two works of art Sunday during Kajal Patel's remembrance celebration, but all who attended played a part in their creation. Classmates, teachers and family members wrote special messages to Kajal as they entered the Spartan Center. Then, during the two-hour ceremony, Preston splashed the canvases with bright colors, finishing them with an image of Kajal and the words "Be a Hero for Kajal." For more from the ceremony, see Community Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Kajal Patel and Athens Mayor Nancy Denson Presents 'Heart of the City' to Patel Family. You might also be interested in viewing:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The community is invited to Athens Academy's Spartan Center to remember the teen who touched so many lives.
Wednesday, February 27
A community-wide celebration to remember Kajal Patel, the vibrant Athens Academy seventh grader who passed away on Monday, will be held on Sunday, March 3. The service will take place at 2 p.m. inside the Spartan Center and attendees are asked to wear red in honor of Kajal. Donations in Kajal's memory may be made to the Be A Hero For Kajal fund at Athens First Bank and Trust or sent by mail to PO Box 647, Watkinsville, GA 30677. The fund will be used for programs created in Kajal's name which will aim to develop service and leadership in students, according to the Be a Hero for Kajal Facebook Page.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Students wore red Tuesday in honor of the seventh grader's memory.
Tuesday, February 26
The Athens Academy community is grieving the loss of one of its own. After suffering much of her life from an immune disorder, seventh grader Kajal Patel has died. Headmaster Bob Chambers on Monday told parents about the news in an email. It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Kajal Patel, Class of 2018. We extend to her parents, Dinesh and Tina, her brother, Anshul, her extended family, and her classmates and teachers at Athens Academy our sincere sympathy. A quiet, thoughtful girl, Kajal was devoted to her family and showed her strength by never complaining, despite living with pain during her long illness. While fighting her illness, she was the inspiration for a bone marrowthon that is providing life-saving marrow …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The honor roll student underwent a bone marrow transplant Wednesday.
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Wednesday, January 16
Kajal Patel, a student of Athens Academy who's been suffering most of her life from an immune disorder, received a bone marrow transplant on Wednesday, according to Be A Hero For Kajal. "Thank you so much for all prayers and best wishes. Kajal is doing great thanks to all of her well wishers," her mother, Tina, wrote on the Facebook page created to provide family and friends with updates about the teen's health. "Our whole family appreciates everyone's support and love!" Thousands of community members gave swab samples last March during a Marrow-Thon in hopes of finding matches for Kajal. The effort paid off in a major way, yielding several matches and breaking a world record for new bone marrow registered donors collected during a 24-…
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Georgia Independent School Association will honor the educators in November for having dedicated at least 25 years of service to independent schools.
Monday, October 22, 2012
During the Georgia Independent School Association conference this November, four faculty members of Athens Academy will each receive the Distinguished Service Award for having dedicated at least 25 years of service to independent schools. Cindy Boerma, Ley Brown, Randy Reid, and Beth Shaw will be recognized for the achievement, according to a news release from the school. About the teachers: Cindy Boerma has taught four-year-olds in the Athens Academy Preschool since 1988. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. Several years ago, Cindy and fellow K4 teacher Deena Eberhardt self-published a book, We Don’t Wear Pajamas at Our House, a collection of funny and endearing observations from their students over the …
Friday, October 19, 2012
An opening will take place on Oct. 21, 2012 from 2-4 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The public is invited to an opening reception for "Portrait Artists Show" at Myers Gallery on Oct. 21, 2012. The reception will be held at 4 p.m. in the gallery located on the campus of Athens Academy. According to a news release, the artwork from renowned artists John Ahee, Meredith Lachin, Leah Mantini, William (Rocky) Sapp, Noah Saunders, Katherine E. Schuber, and Jean Westmacott will be on display through December 12. Athens Academy is located at 1281 Spartan Lane. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please call 706-549-9225. About the artists: John Ahee John Ahee, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, immigrated to the United States in 1970, and lived in New York for eight years …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Preview all the High School Pigskin action in the Oconee, Athens, Barrow and Loganville areas right here!
The air is getting crisp as fall approaches, but there will be plenty of heat in area stadiums, as regional foes clash tonight in the third week of action. North Oconee High will face Madison County at home tonight. Both teams are hungry for their first win of the year. Last week, North Oconee opened their season with a 58-15 loss to St Pius X Academy. Next week they will face Athens Christian Acedemy. The Monroe Purple Hurricanes will try to maintain their catergory 5 strength against the Oconee Warriors in Watkinsville tonight. The 'Canes are 2-0 after leveling Winder-Barrow last week, and Loganville with a similar lopsided score the week before. Oconee is coming into tonight even at 1-1 following a close loss to last week. Both teams …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bob Chambers has served the school for three decades.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
At the close of the 2012-13 school year, Bob Chambers will step down as headmaster of Athens Academy. Chambers notified the school's Board of Trustees about his decision to retire earlier this month, The Oconee Enterprise reports. A search committee is being formed to look for Chambers' replacement, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Gene Howard told the newspaper. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Chambers made the announcement now in order for the Board to have sufficient time to hire his successor. You might also be interested in reading: Athens Academy Headmaster Bob Chambers Receives Love of Learning Award Meals Packaged During District Interact Conference Fed Hundreds of Children in Zambia Record-Breaking Marrow-Thon Yields …