Daily Announcements

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    Monday, February 26 (Day F)

    Tuesday, February 27 (Day G)

    Wednesday, February 28 (Day H)

    Thursday, February 29 (Day I)

    Friday, March 1 (Day J)

    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: 

    • February 29th ATMS Pep Assembly (Student Government) 2:00-2:45 PM

    • March 1st 5 Weeks - 3rd Marking Period

    • March 14th 8 go 9 Parent Meeting with ATHS (Virtual)

    • March 29-April 8th Spring Recess (No School PreK-12)

     

    Announcements: 

    Student Government Spirit Week:

    • Monday, Feb. 26th - Neon Colors

    • Tuesday, Feb. 27th - Sports Day (wear your favorite team's jersey/shirt and/or hat)

    • Wednesday, Feb. 28th - Hawaiian Day

    • Thursday, Feb. 29th - Grade 6 Wear Red, Grade 7 Wear Blue, Grade 8 Wear White

    • Friday, Mar. 1st - Athena Gear (Black and Gold)

     

    Girls Modified Flag Football Fundraiser:  DiBella’s Subs (20% of your check will be donated)

    Family Movie Night: Enjoying TV and movies together is a wonderful opportunity to learn and bond as a family! Use resources like commonsensemedia.org to find age-appropriate TV and movies your entire family will enjoy. Pause the story every so often and talk about the characters. What would you do the same? What would you do differently? Why do you think they acted the way they did? These conversations about TV and movies can help your child better understand the stories they read.

     

    Honor Roll: 

    • 95-100 Higher High Honor Roll with Distinction

    • 90-94 High Honor Roll

    • 85-89 Honor Roll

     

    ATMS Fundraiser: We still have some chocolate available for any family that would like to take advantage of fundraising to help support their child’s cost for the end of the year trip in grade 8.  This is for current 8th graders as well as 6th and 7th graders as they have time to plan and save!  Click here for more information.  Here is the 3 year plan for students and class trips for middle school students in GCSD.

     

    Yearbook Order: Yearbook ordering is up and running!! Ordering will end April 1, 2024!

    Athena Middle School yearbook order   Please use code:  14866324 

     

    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 

     

    2023-2024 Letter Day Calendar: Click here.  

     

    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 (Grades 6-8):

    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. We will be meeting every Wednesday this year, from 3:00 -3:30 in room 321. 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.