The Spartan Review, Grades 5-8

from our middle school journalists

The fifth/sixth grade Sparbots team works on their robot. Photo by Mike Callinan.

The fifth/sixth grade Sparbots team just wrapped up a successful season! They were one of four Sparbot teams to compete in the First LEGO League Regional Tournament where they had to fix a problem using technology.


February 22, 2020

The Middle School boys basketball team after winning the area championship. Photo by Tawanna Rorey.

The Middle School boys basketball team recently claimed its third Athens area championship in the program’s history. The Spartans finished the 2020 season with a 10-2 record while being undefeated at h...

December 10, 2019

On Nov. 13, the fifth and sixth grades participated in seven service projects throughout Athens. Riley Harding, a sixth grader, shares her thoughts on Service Day and describes the volunteer work she did at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

On fifth and sixth grade Service Day, fifth graders paint...

December 10, 2019

Seventh graders stand in line to board the boat that will take them to Ellis Island on Coming to America day. All photos by Betsy Lilliston.

On Nov. 15, the seventh grade participated in Coming to America, a simulation of immigrants’ journey to Ellis Island in the 1900s. It was a really interesting e...

October 12, 2019

Sofia Dean (left) and Riley Harding (right), sixth grade, demonstrate their personal styles. Photo by Charlotte Luke. 

Annie Luke: What is the trendiest outfit of the new school year?

Sofia Dean: Definitely plaid [skirt] and a green shirt.

Annie: What top do you wear to pull off a plaid skirt?


April 5, 2019

The Athens Academy Middle School chorus recently scored an overall “excellent rating” in the Choral Large Group Performance Evaluation at Jackson County High School. Here, chorus director Leslie Setzer discusses the event and its significance.

 The Athens Academy Middle School chorus performing. Phot...

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