Daily Announcements

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    Monday, May 13 (Day F)

    Tuesday, May 14 (Day G)

    Wednesday, May 15 (Day H)

    Thursday, May 16 (Day I)

    Friday, May 17 (Day J)

     

    2023-2024 Letter Day Calendar: Click here.  

     

    School Mission:  The mission of the Athena Middle School community is to assure that all students experience success as they develop appropriate social skills and strive toward academic excellence.  At ATMS, we incorporate Leader in Me to nurture student leadership, foster a culture of academic success, and help students learn and apply communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and social-emotional skills.

    • Habit 1: Be Proactive You are in charge of YOU!

    • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind - Have a plan!

    • Habit 3: Put First Things First Work First, Then Play!

    • Habit 4: Think Win-Win Everyone can Win!

    • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood Listen before you talk!

    • Habit 6: Synergize Together is Better!

    • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw Balance feels best!

    ATMS Important Phone Numbers: 

    • ATMS Main Office: 966-8854 or 966-8874

    • ATMS Attendance Office: 966-8880

    • Nurse: 966-4005

    • Security Desk: 966-4218

    Upcoming Dates: 

    • May 13 Science 8 Written Test (CBT)

    • May 15 ATMS Spring Concert at 7:00 PM

    • May 16 ATMS Spring Concert at 7:00 PM

    • May 17 5 Weeks - 4th Marking Period

    • May 21 Supt. Conference Day (No School Pre K-12)

    • May 24 National Junior Honor Society - Water Alliance Beach Clean Up Service Project (9:30-2:00 PM)

    • May 27 Memorial Day (No School PreK-12)

    • May 29 June 5 5th Grade visits 9:40-10:20 AM

    • June 4 Algebra Exam

    • June 5 Seabreeze (Music Dept. Ensembles)

    • June 5 5th Grade visits 9:40-10:20 AM

    • June 6 Awards Night (GPAC) 6:00-7:00 PM

    • June 7 8th Grade Dance 6:30-8:30 PM (GPAC)

    • June 10 World Languages Exam Checkpoint A

    • June 12 ATMS Parent Thought Exchange 4:30 PM

    • June 14 Living Environment Exam

    • June 17 6th and 7th Grade Seabreeze (10:00-4:00 PM)

    • June 18 8th Grade Picnic Celebration 1:15-2:45 PM (weather permitting)

    • June 19 Juneteenth (No School)

    • June 20 ATMS Field Day

    • June 21 Last Day for PreK-8 Students (½ Day)

    • June 21 8th Grade Darien Lake (10:00-5:00 PM)

    Announcements: 

    Parents/Guardians: If you have any questions regarding Section 504, click here for more information regarding Procedural Safeguards and your rights. If you have specific questions regarding your child, please contact an administrator in your child's school or the Office of Pupil Personnel Services at 966-2349.

    Why Should I Vote on May 21?  On May 21, voters will be asked to decide on the Greece Central School District’s 2024-25 proposed budget. In addition to deciding on the budget proposal and a bus purchase proposition, voters will select three candidates to represent them on the Board of Education.  Please read this flyer to learn about what will be on the ballot on May 21.  We encourage all registered voters to mark their calendars and make time to vote on May 21! Polls will be open at the district’s Transportation and Support Services Facility, located at 1790 Latta Road, from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on May 21. Please visit the district website for more information.

    Greece Gauntlet Family-Friendly Mud Run Returns June 1: Ever wanted to run through a wall of foam? Get sprayed by color paint? Or just simply dive in a pool of mud? Well, the 9th annual Greece Gauntlet Obstacle Course Mud Run is back! Run, crawl, sprint, and splash through the Gauntlet, Greece's first ever family-friendly outdoor obstacle course. The Gauntlet is designed for athletes of all ages and levels of ability. Over 16 obstacles are incorporated into this 5k mud run. This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself or continue your training. You're going to get wet, muddy and tired, all while having the time of your life! For more information or to register for this June 1st event to be held at Arcadia High School, visit www.GreeceGauntlet.com.

     

    KidsCare will once again be offering a summer program for K-5 Greece Central students. This year’s theme is Back to the Future and we are very busy planning engaging activities based around time travel! Please review the 2024 Summer Program flier. Registration is now open to all applicants across the district. Additionally, it is also time to start thinking about your before and after school needs for the 2024-2025 school year. Please review the new school year flier and note that registration for the fall will open on April 15th. All summer and fall registrations are processed through My School Bucks and require that you have your account set up first, and then continue on to register at msbactivities.com using your same username and password from My School Bucks. If you need support in the registration process please reach out to heather.barton@greececsd.org or kellygiudice@greececsd.org. You can also contact our office by phone at 966-2456.

     

    Game Club:  Game Club will meet after school on Monday, May 13th in room 323.  Click here to sign-up.

     

    Sporting Events:  Middle School students are not able to attend sporting events at school (home or away)  unless directly supervised by their own parent/guardian for the entire game.

     

    3:30 PM Late Bus:  Only students that stayed after for an after school activity are allowed to ride the late bus.  Students receive a pass from their teacher/coach to ride the bus.  Students that stay after for non-school related activities are not allowed to ride the bus.  ATMS security and drivers will be checking passes.

     

    Water for South Sudan: Did you know that access to clean water is a major problem in our global community? Imagine if you had to walk 3-4 miles every day to collect dirty water for your family, carrying a jug that weighs up to 40 pounds- water that could make you very sick and is potentially deadly. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Water for South Sudan, an organization that helps bring clean water to the world’s newest country. Over the last 10 years, Athena Middle School has raised money to sponsor 4 wells and would like to continue to fundraise this year with our new “Droplets for Drinks” program. With a donation of $1, $5, or $10, you will get your name on a small, medium, or large sized water droplet featured on our display wall, showing everyone how much you care. You can also donate smaller amounts of any size in the principal’s office or Mrs. Richardson’s room (321). Every little bit helps! Our goal is to raise $1,000. Together, we can continue to help alleviate the problems of unsafe water. Droplets can be purchased before school or in room 321. For more information, please contact Mrs. Richardson at vicki.richardson@greececsd.org

     

    Leader in Me: (May 13- May 17)

    • Grade 6: I can explain what it means to sharpen my body and mind. I can explain what it means to sharpen my heart and spirit.

    • Grade 7: I can describe how to achieve balanced renewal. I can reduce my screen time to increase balanced renewal.

    • Grade 8:  I can start, stop, or continue activities to help me achieve the Daily Private Victory. (Balanced Renewal Menu) I can create a classroom system for whole-person wellness. 

    Spring Sports Shuttles: shuttle schedule

     

    Honor Roll: (We do not round up)

    • 95-100 Higher High Honor Roll with Distinction

    • 90-94 High Honor Roll

    • 85-89 Honor Roll

     

    After School Late Bus: Bus 326 / 505 / 506.  Bus arrives around 3:30PM and leaves promptly at 3:45PM.  Bus Map

     

    ATMS Dismissal Bus Loop:  Here is the list of bus numbers at dismissal and location: Front of GPAC Bus Loop: 250, 252, 255, 406 (PM only), 409, 411 (PM only), 417, 451 (PM only), 466, 485. Back Bus Loop: 335, 347, 384, 390, 421, 424, 426, 434, 471, 491, 492, 500, 506, 518, 523, 526, 531 

     

    Order Athena apparel at AO Design - click MEMBERS at the top and you will see the Greece Athena Schools option. All supplied locally from Athletic Outlet in Brighton. As always, we truly appreciate your support.

    Making Open Communication a Priority: This linked Who to Call with Questions, Concerns and Compliments reference guide is a step-by-step guide families can use to ensure questions are answered quickly and effectively. Please refer to it whenever you need to speak to someone about your child’s progress. We are asking that you log into your child’s Infinite Campus account and review the phone numbers and email addresses listed. Follow these instructions to access your account and make the necessary changes as soon as possible. 

     

    PTSA Membership:  Click here for 23-24 application.  Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GreeceAthenaPTSA

    Shop our online store https://greeceathena.memberhub.store/

     

    Food Pantry Fliers (Includes translated versions)

     

    IC Backpack:  Attached is a resource on how to access the IC Backpack.  

     

    Parent Portal: Parent Portal Application (if you do not have an account already) please email gabrielle.magnanti@greececsd.org or susan.lodato@greececsd.org for assistance.  View your child’s schedule, grades, attendance, and more.  Please go to this site for support. 

     

    ATMS Clubs/Extracurricular Activities:

    Greece Athena's History Club: Explore the Roc! We will focus on learning about and traveling to local sites/ locations with historical and/ or educational connections. Past places include; we have explored have included the Susan B Anthony House, the George Eastman Museum, the Monroe County Courthouse, Mt. Hope Cemetery, the Charlotte Lighthouse, The Rochester Museum and Science Center, and more! We usually meet about twice a month. One meeting will be to learn about and plan for an upcoming trip, and the other meeting will be the trip. Announcements are made to let members know of meeting dates and times, so pay close attention as the dates vary depending on the schedule of our trips. We provide transportation to and from Athena, but we ask that families pick up students from Athena directly after our trips. Our goal has always been to run this club at no cost to students, so there will be a fundraiser or two to help fund our trips.   Please see Dan Novellin in Rm. 328 if you are interested or have any questions or email: Alan. Novellin@greececsd.org.

    Greece Athena's Yearbook Club:  Students meet once a month to help with the yearbook by picking the cover, creating pages, taking pictures and hanging up posters.  See Mrs. Leyendecker Rm. 328 with any questions. Please email Nancy.Leyendecker@greececsd.org

    Greece Athena's Spanish Club: Mrs. Diehl's Spanish Club will meet once per month in Room 334 until 3:30 to make cultural crafts, cook, and to complete fun and authentic activities.  There is a sign up sheet and students may choose to attend whichever events interest them.  Check with Mrs. Diehl for upcoming dates.  Email Mrs. Diehl at Lori.Diehl @greececsd.org.

    Ski and Snowboarding Club: All students at Greece Athena Middle School are encouraged to join our Ski & Snowboard Club.  The ski club travels to Swain Ski Resort on six weeknights during the months of January and February.  No experience?  No equipment?  No problem!  All transportation, lift tickets, equipment rentals, and lessons are included in the club's price.  This is an amazing opportunity to get outside, be active, meet new friends, and begin a lifetime hobby.  For more information, please contact Mr. Moore in room 339, 966-8904, Gabriel.Moore@greececsd.org. 

    Greece Athena's Above the Influence: Above the Influence will begin for 8th graders in January. Students will be selected for this club by peers. Students meet to discuss the negative effects of vaping, drugs, and alcohol and to instill positive behavior. Please email Mrs. Krajna at Ashley.Krajna@greececsd.org.

    Maker’s Club: Are you in 6th grade? Do you enjoy using your imagination to create new things?  Do you love to build things with your hands?  This club will enjoy using various fun materials to create unique crafts throughout the school year! Please see or email: Janene.Swanson@greececsd.org

    Cooking Club: The goal of the cooking club is to empower students to create food items themselves and express individual styles. Cooking Club gives individuals the opportunity to create community through food. Please see Christine.Epping-Plaisted@greececsd.org

    Crochet Club:  Learn to crochet household or clothing items! Crochet Club provides students a lifelong skill and hobby. Crochet Club is a place where students can relax and have a creative outlet after school. Please see Christine.Epping-Plaisted@greececsd.org

    Engineering Club: Please see or email Mark.Zodarecky@greececsd.org  Engineering Club allows students to gain hands-on experience.

    Rainbow Alliance: Do you personally identify as LGBTQ+? Do you want to show support to your LGBTQ+ friends and be an ALLY? Would you like to help make our school a safer, more understanding place? If you answered “yes” to ANY of these questions, then the Rainbow Alliance needs YOU. For more information, please join our Google Classroom page with code qpvyxqh. See Mrs. Richardson in room 321 or email Vicki.Richardson@greececsd.org.

    Positive Vibes: This club is designed to help students reduce stress and develop healthy coping strategies.  If you are interested please see Sherrie Welch or email Sherrie.Welch@greececsd.org

    Game Club: Students will have the opportunity to meet with their peers and play games such as checkers and chess, Sorry , Apples to Apples and more !  See Maureen Hyde if you are interested.  Maureen.Hyde@greececsd.org 

    Italian Club: The Italian Club’s purpose is to share Italian culture and cuisine, language and heritage while fostering a sense of community with students.  Please see Tamara Bugliosi-Gagliardi or email Tamara.Bugliosi@greececsd.org

    Student Government: Athena Middle School's Student Government is made up of students from all three grade levels at Athena.  This group represents students' interests in the building by organizing school spirit events and activities, organizing community service projects, and identifying ways to make our school community better. 7th and 8th grade Student Government representatives are selected at the beginning of the year through an application process, and 6th grade students are given the opportunity to apply in October. Once selected, we meet on Thursday mornings to plan our events and activities. Please see Mike McGrain in room 329 or email mike.mcgrain@greececsd.org.