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2nd Literacy Festival, Feb. 22 2017


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ACS Athens Literacy Festival!
Wednesday February 22, 2017
Capture our Imagination
Shock our Senses
Shatter our Stereotypes
Create our Stories
Connect our Cultures
Convince our Peers

Dear Students, Parents and Faculty:

Come celebrate the wonderful world of words at the 2nd Annual ACS Athens Literacy Festival.  The Festival will take place on Wednesday, February 22th after school from 16:00 to 18:00.

This event was created to showcase students’ learning across the curriculum.   Students have been invited to participate in presentations in all subject areas from Science to Social Studies, Language Arts to Music, and everything in between.  The Literacy Festival gives the students a chance to present what they do and how they express what they have learned because they use words in all disciplines.  We encourage our students to explore their interests in reading and writing through different activities.

The Literacy Festival will be held in these campus locations :

Elementary School:  In the Elementary School building: Cafeteria, Library, Computer Lab, Ms. Rovoli's Rm (2nd floor), Ms. Birbil's Rm. (ground fl.), Art Rm. (ground fl.)
Middle School:  Atrium (stations 1, 2, 3) and Lobby (stations 4, 5, 6) of the Theater at ACS Athens
Academy:  Hasib J. Sabbagh Library (main library)

Also in campus, we welcome Lexikopoleio Bookstore which will be here (in Main Cafeteria) with a selection of books for sale as well as various activities for learners of all ages.

  Detailed Schedule of Activities (Please view or download below...)

We look forward to seeing you there in support of our students’ great efforts!


ACS Athens - Celebrating Student Cultural Diversity! 

Chinese New Year - Rooster

You are invited on Tuesday, February 21 at 4:00pm in the Theater at ACS Athens to Celebrate Student Cultural Diversity at ACS Athens and to become more acquainted with Chinese culture and civilization.

We will take a journey into the history and culture of China as presented by our students’ performances on stage and an Exhibition of posters and Presentations in the Atrium.

We are also going to celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rooster – which for 2017 fell on January 28, and is considered the most important traditional Chinese holiday of the year.

This event has been organized through a collaboration of Chinese students and students in Chinese classes at ACS Athens.

A reception will follow the show at 5:00pm in the Atrium.


Media on Widener University Partnership, January 2017

Widener University Agreement Signing

The global news portal "Public", recently reported on the signing of the partnership between ACS Athens, Pinewood American International School and Widener University.

The article New Agreement Creates Path For Greece-Based High School Students To Study At Widener, stresses the importance and benefits of this agreement for the schools and outlines the different elements of the partnership, briefly:

  • Graduating seniors study opportunities at Widener
  • Summer programs in leadership and engineering for high school juniors
  • Collaboration for students who come to Widener for bachelor's and master's degrees through the School of Business Administration and School of Engineering

ACS Athens & Pinewood American Int’l School Sign Historic Collaboration Agreement with Widener University

Widener University Signing Agreement

A  historic collaboration agreement was signed between three American Educational Institutions on December 14, 2016, at ACS Athens, paving the way towards innovative collaborations which will benefit the students, faculty and administrations of all three institutions.

Dr. Julie Crain, ACS Athens Academy Principal introduced the three institutions emphasizing their mutual goals to positively change the world through best-quality education of young people.

Describing Pinewood School as a little gem in Thessaloniki, its Director, Dr. Roxanne Giampapa, stated that Pinewood is heading in a direction of growth and improvement, explaining "the beautifully complimentary missions" of the three institutions.

"We share a commitment with ACS Athens and Pinewood School to personal attention and hands-on, real world learning" agreed Dr. Julie E. Wollman, President of Widener University (Chester, PA, USA), who expressed her happiness and honor to be in Greece for the signing of this collaboration.

Dr. Stefanos Gialamas, President of ACS Athens, proudly added that "ethos and kindness is at the center of our educational philosophy," praising the educators of all three institutions for inspiring their students in such powerful ways.

This collaboration lays the foundations for creating learning opportunities that make knowledge usable and transferable, preparing students to become global citizens with ethos who will make a difference.

The video from the signing of the collaboration agreement can be viewed below


Widener University Visit and Partnership Signing, Dec. 12-14, 2016

Widener Unversity

Dear ACS Athens Community:

We are very excited to welcome Widener University to our campus for a three-day visit on the week of December 11th.

ACS Athens will be receiving the leadership team of Widener University (Philadelphia, USA) to finalize an agreement between the two institutions, which will benefit our students in a variety of ways.   The President, Dr. Julie Wollman, the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Dean of the School of Engineering and the Executive Director of the Oskin Leadership will be visiting ACS Athens to finalize a program of cooperation and exchange.

Widener is entering this collaboration agreement with ACS Athens, based on their commitment to attract students from high quality international schools.

A number of scholarships for international students are available from the university and in particular will be available for ACS Athens students.

Widener University has over 45 undergraduate majors, including top ranked pre-professional programs in Medicine, Pre-Law, Engineering and Physical Therapy.

Additionally, Widener’s Oskin Leadership Institute has been well established and prepares students to be strategic leaders and responsible citizens.

On Monday the 12th, Widener will also be presenting the university and its programs to our students (information session.)

Widener University's schedule on this visit, is as follows:

Event :

  • Widener University Information Session

Date & Time :

  • Monday, December 12 at 13:30

Venue :

  • Conference Center at ACS Athens Administration building

Speakers :

  • Dr. Julie Wollman: President of Widener, and
  • Dean Joe Baker: School of Engineering

Event :

Date & Time :

  • Wednesday, December 14 at 16:00 - 17:00

Venue :

  • The Theater at ACS Athens

For more information please visit the Widener University website.

Broadcast - Partnership Signing Event Dec. 14, 2016 @16:00