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Amy Dolan Discovers New Species of Insect 

A shining star in the realm of everything curiosity, our very own middle school specialist, Amy Dolan, has been recognized for discovering a new species of insect — Pristiphora fructicola Smith and Dolan. The new discovery, a species of sawfly, was discovered by Dolan in the summer of 2015 while she was working on her master’s degree in entomology research project at Montana State University.

Students Jog for a Cause

Students at Athlos Academy of Utah laced up their sneakers, put on their athletic gear, and got active for a cause. In November, the Healthy Body coaches in Herriman, UT organized a jog-a-thon with the help of students, parents, and staff. With students’ health and safety in mind, the jog-a-thon’s purpose was to raise money for needed medical and safety supplies and equipment for the school. Read more…

Students Recognize School’s Unsung Heroes

At Athlos schools, huddles give students a structured daily opportunity for learning about and reflecting on Performance Character traits. Before winter break in December, students at Athlos Leadership Academy in Brownsville, TX experienced a unique type of huddle. Led by the school’s character coach, Imelda C. Garcia, students in grades seven through 11 took part in a four-day humility huddle. Read more…

Educators Discover the Athlos Edge

The Athlos Edge educational series got rolled out this past couple of months to a variety of excited participates. Formerly called the Athlos Leadership Induction Academy (ALIA), Athlos Edge consists of Athlos 101, 102, and 201. The first two in the series are one-hour live webinars that serve as an introduction to the Athlos model. Also, participants learn about the history and direction of Athlos initially and then go into more depth on each of the pillars throughout. Athlos 201 is by invitation and is a one-day event where participants experience, in-person, multiple elements of the model. The Athlos Edge series serves as a great way for us to share and promote our model, along with get to know potential teachers and employees in more depth. Read more…