Daily Announcements


     Greece Athena Middle School 

    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.  Core Values:  Be Respectful.  Be Responsible.  Be Productive.

    ATMS Important Phone Numbers: 

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

    • ATMS Attendance Office: 966-8880

    • Nurse: 966-4005

    • Security Desk: 966-4218

    Next Week’s Dates/Letter Day:

    • Monday, September 18 (Day F)

    • Tuesday, September 19 (Day G)

    • Wednesday, September 20 (Day H)

    • Thursday, September 21 (Day I)

    • Friday September 22 (Day J)

    Upcoming Dates: 

    • September 20 Horizon Fun FX Grade 6 from 5:00-7:00 PM

    • September 25-30 Athena Homecoming Week (Football Game Sept. 30th)

    • September 26 PTSA 6:00 PM

    • September 26 Grade 6 Author’s Visit: Ally Condie 8:15-9:15 AM (GPAC)

    • September 27/28 School Picture Day (Lifetouch)

    • October 5 Athena Open House 6:00-7:30 PM (ATHS and ATMS)

    • October 6 Supt. Conf Day (No School Prek-12)

    • October 6 5 Weeks - 1st Marking Period

    • October 9 Columbus/Indigenous People Day (No School PreK-12)

    • October 12 National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony 6:30 GPAC

    • October 19 Horizon Fun FX Grades 7 and 8 5:00-7:00 PM

    • October 25 Parent-Teacher Conferences (3:30-7:30 PM)

    • October 26 Parent-Teacher Conferences (3:30-5:30 PM)

    • October 26 Fall Fun Night Grades 6-8 (6:00-8:00 PM) ATMS Gym and ATHS Cafe

    • October 27 (No School PreK-8)

    • October 31 Parent-Teacher Conference Day (½ Day k-8) Conferences 12:00-3:00 PM


    Hispanic Heritage Month: We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. This year’s theme is “Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America."


    Lockers: Students have been assigned lockers!  Thank you for your patience.  Parents are welcome to come in on Monday, September 18th from 4-5 PM to set-up their child’s locker and again on September 25th from 6-7 PM. Remember, please do not use duct tape or other adhesives on the lockers.  These are new lockers!


    Fall Family Fest: Save the Date 


    Leader in Me (Week of September 18-22): 

    Grade 6: Thinking About Thinking

    • I can describe paradigms and why other people’s  paradigms may be different from my own.

    • End in Mind: I can use critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate information shared with me.

    Grade 7: Growth Mindset 

    • I can explain what it means to have a growth mindset.

    • I can apply a growth mindset to a personal area of opportunity.

    Grade 8: Growth Mindset 

    • I can explain how growth and fixed mindsets impact results.

    • I can apply a growth mindset to a challenge in school to see improved results.


    Athletic Events: Reminder, ATMS students are not able to attend sporting events on campus unless you are with your parent/guardian the entire time.  Parents are not allowed to drop you off and leave!  This will be strictly enforced at the gate by security and Admin.


    Horizon Fun FX: We have reserved Horizon Fun FX on the following dates:

    • Grade 6 September 20th (5:00-7:00 PM)

    • Grades 7 and 8 on October 19th (5:00-7:00 PM)

    Students pay at the door.  Skate rental is $15 (roller blades are an extra $5).  This event is located at 675 Ling Rd, Roch. NY 14612.  ATMS students only. To be eligible, students must consistently model core values: Be respectful, responsible, and productive!


    Attention History Club Members: We will be taking a tour of the Charlotte Lighthouse. For this field trip, please wear comfortable shoes that you can walk in and please dress appropriately for the weather. On Wednesday, September 20th, we will meet at the Security Desk on the 1st floor right after school. Your ride will need to be here at 5:30 PM to pick you up. Looking forward to our trip and seeing you after school on Wednesday! Any questions, please see Mr. Novellin in room 328 ASAP!


    Picture Day: ATMS student pictures are on September 27/28 during the school day.  Students will get their picture taken in Math class.  Click here for schedule (know your Math section, listed on schedule and in the Student/Parent Portal).  Click here for details and order information. 25% anything you purchase. The code is PICTUREDAY

    Author’s Visit:  Grade 6 will have an assembly with the author Author Ally Condie will

    on Tuesday, September 26 from 8:15-9:15 AM in the GPAC to discuss books, writing, and her latest title, The Only Girl in Town. Signed books are available for pre-order using this form or by visiting www.authorsnote.com. (Please specify Athena MS when ordering.) Ally will also be at Woodward Memorial Library in LeRoy that evening, Tuesday September 26 at 6pm, signing books and answering questions.


    Modified Fall Sports: Fall Sports Dates / Contacts

    Sports Shuttles:

    • Cheer Bus #369 and it will arrive at 3:20.

    • V Swim & JV/V Tennis to Olympia (beginning 9/6) Bus# 506 @ 2:15

    • Mod Tennis to Olympia Van# 488 @ 3:00


    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      


    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/


    GCSD Food Pantry Flyer


    2023-2024 Letter Day Calendar: Click here.  


    Dress Code: Please click here for Dress Code reminders.

    Arrival/Dismissal:  We ask that parents park in the back parking lot by the tennis courts if picking your child up at dismissal (please park in a parking spot).  Do not pull up and wait along the fence line.  Parents are not allowed in the bus loop during our arrival and dismissal times.  Students will walk along the sidewalk between the buses and the new stadium.  Arrival/Dismissal Map click here. 

    Food Service: We are pleased to announce that breakfast and lunch will be free for all Greece Central School District students in 2023-24, thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision. Families do not need to complete a free/ reduced-price meal application to receive this benefit, but we are asking you to complete and return this form to determine eligibility for other state and national benefits programs available to schools and individuals.  Click here for the application.


    ATMS School Improvement Team (SIT) Update: This shared decision-making team is looking to implement leadership notebooks with students this school year.  The purpose of these notebooks is to have students be more reflective on their school experience in regards to their academics, benchmark assessments, and goal setting.  In addition, staff are collaborating by content areas and grade levels to review student data and review instructional “best practices” as it relates to content standards. SIT meets every Wednesday before school.  

    Parent Resources: How to use built-in parental controls on Instagram, TikTok, and more. Good resource for parents!  https://www.popsci.com/diy/social-media-parent-guide/

    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. If you do not have access to Infinite Campus or forgot your password, someone in the main office at your child’s school can help you get set up. Students are encouraged to have a direct, in-person conversation with their teacher as a first step if a question or concern arises. Grades are a form of communication and should not be a surprise. Students should regularly access the Infinite Campus Student Portal and reach out to their teachers in a proactive manner if they have any questions or concerns regarding their grades.


    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. 


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