The Spartan Review, Grades 5-8

from our middle school journalists

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...

May 15, 2018

Recently, everyone in the middle school enjoyed Middle School Trip Week! I am Jocelyn from the seventh grade, and I went to Washington DC. We left early on the 15th. We boarded the bus and headed towards Duke. We met someone who went to Athens Academy and went to Duke after she graduated. We all wen...

May 15, 2018

Mr. Jeremy Nunn, the maintenance and grounds coordinator at Athens Academy, remembers being a student. “I remember the days were too long and I was inside for too long.  I always was looking out the window and wanting to go outside and do something,” he said. Today, Mr. Nunn still enjoys being outdo...

April 10, 2018

Spring sports for middle school were very successful. A variety of sports were played by lots of student athletes in 7th and 8th grade, like baseball, golf, track, and soccer. Many students tried sports for the first time and fell in love with it. Here are a few highlights from each team this year.


April 10, 2018

“Hard work pays off,” is the lifelong philosophy of Mr. Jeff Raymond, Facilities Management Coordinator at Athens Academy. This philosophy serves him well as he maintains the facilities at ACAD. Every student at Athens Academy sees Mr. Raymond cheerfully driving by in the golf cart, but few have had...

April 10, 2018

Recently, I've had the pleasure (to turn a phrase) of experiencing  one of the worst weeks of my middle school existence. I'll spare you the boring details of the action(s) and instead share some ways I've found that help me cope with similar situations as that dreadful week (the Week Which Shall No...

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