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Athens High School (AHS) is a public high school in The Plains, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Athens City School District. Their mascot is a Bulldog and their colors are green and gold. The Plains is located just five miles northwest of the Athens, Ohio off SR-33. Athens is the historic town home of Ohio University.
The first public supported Athens High School in Athens, Ohio graduated nine students in 1859. Athens High School held classes in at least three different buildings from the 1850s until the current building opened in The Plains in 1968. Athens High School as known today was formed in 1967 by the merger of the students from The Plains High School, Chauncey-Dover High School, and Athens High School.
Today Athens High School is home for students in grades 9th - 12th with many students grade 11th - 12th attending classes at Tri-County Vocational School in Nelsonville.
Athens High School students enjoy a wide range of classes from advanced placement, honors, college prep & comprehensive. The school uses a weighted grading system (A= 6.00 AP, 5.00 Honors & 4.00 College Prep/Comprehensive). In the last ten years the student body range in size from 210 to 230 per-grade level. The school has a number of students each year use the post secondary enrollment options which enable students to take college classes for high school & college credit. This is free to the student and their parents. The school day is made-up of nine class periods, starting at 7:45 and ending at 2:35.
The Athens High School fight song is:
Fight, fight for old Athens High Our mighty "Bulldogs" must never die—Victory is our goal tonight; We'll never lose team, if you will fight. Whether the odds be great or be small; Old Athens High will win over all; While our loyal team goes marching Onward to Victory!
The cheerleaders perform this at every home football game. Their dance consist of hard, and well thought out routines.
The Athens High School Alma Mater is:
Fans of the Green and Gold Cheer for your Alma Mater; Cheer for the fame of the Athens name Undaunted forge ahead Hearts that are brave and true Loyal and eager too; Shoulder to shoulder Fight and win, Cheer for the Green and Gold. Fans of the Green and Gold Cheer while the team is scoring Over the foe Let the victors go, Triumphant march ahead Mark, how the bleachers cheer, Play for the victory near; Shoulder to shoulder Fight and win Fans of the Green and Gold
Athens High School offers student leadership activities; Student Council, Key Club,National Honor Society, INTERCT Club & Model United Nations. Co-Curricular activities offered are: Arena (yearbook), Dance Team, Drama Club, Ecology Club, FCCLA/HERO, French Club, Masquers & Thespians, Matrix (school newspaper),Mock Trial and Spanish club. Music Activities include: Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Color Guard, Vocal Music & Chorale groups
Athens High School is a member school of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. It offers 11 boys sports (Cheerleading, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Swimming & Diving, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Wrestling) and 10 girl sports (Cheerleading, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball).
The original Athens High School was a charter member of the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League (SEOAL) in 1925. The consolidated high school also competed in the SEOAL from 1967-2008. The Athens 1925 football team was the first Bulldog team to win SEOAL championship and the 2008 wrestling and tennis teams were the last sports teams to win the SEOAL. Over those years Athens Bulldog teams in every sport enjoyed many SEOAL championships. In the fall of 2008, the Bulldogs began competition as a member of the Tri-Valley Conference (Ohio Division).
The Bulldogs belong to the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and in the fall of 2008 joined the Tri-Valley Conference, a 15-member athletic conference located in southeastern Ohio. The conference is divided into two divisions based on school size. The Ohio Division features the larger schools and the Hocking Division features the smaller schools.
See Tri-Valley Conf.
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