October 21, 2021
The mission of Athena Middle School Community is to assure that all students experience success as they develop appropriate social skills, practice empathy during interactions, and strive toward academic excellence.
Athena Middle School’s Core Values
Be Respectful: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others; including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Be Responsible: The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and being
ready to learn.
Be Productive: The ability to set and work towards personal and academic goals.
School Hours: The Greece Athena Middle School day is from 8:05 am until 2:35 pm.
This week at ATMS...
Monday, October 18 Day A
Tuesday, October 19 Day B
Wednesday, October 20 Day C
Thursday, October 21 Day D
Friday, October 22 Day E
- October 19 PTSA at 6:30 PM (ATMS Cafe)
- October 20 Parent Teacher Conference Day (Students dismiss at 11:00 AM, Conference 1:00-4:30 PM)
- October 28 Parent-Teacher Conference 4:00-8:00 PM
- October 29 No School (k-8 due to Parent-Teacher Conference Days)
- November 11 Veterans Day
- November 12 Marking Period 1 Ends
- November 15 Picture Make-up Day (During Lunches)
Parent Survey: Please Take Our Needs Assessment Survey by Oct. 22
The Greece Central School District is seeking your input as we work to meet the needs of all families and students. Please click "read more" to provide your honest feedback by completing this confidential survey. The information provided will help us to plan programs and supports for students and their families. By completing the survey, you will be entered to win a $25 Wegmans gift card.
Youth Behavior Risk Survey: We will administer the YBRS on October 27th during 1st period to all 7th and 8th graders. Click here for more information.
Free Greece Basketball Association (GBA) Clinic: Click here for details.
History Club: Attention History Club- Please remember that the permission slip for the Field Trip is due no later than Friday 10/22. If you were not at the last meeting and are hoping to attend the field trip, please see Mrs. Barton-Novellin ASAP. Thank you!
Italian Announcement from Mrs. Bugliosi: Attenzione Athena Middle 6th graders!!! Want to learn more about our Italian language program here in Greece? Come join us for pizza and games after school Monday, October 25th from 2:40-3:20 in room 353. Bring a friend and don’t forget to sign-up outside of room 353. We can’t wait to see you!
Girls Lacrosse: Attention All 6th-12th grade Girls interested in playing Lacrosse in the spring: There will be open turf time at Arcadia High School every SUNDAY from now until November 21st from 6:00-7:15pm, with exception to Halloween (Turf Time Dates: 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, & 11/21). No experience is necessary! Please bring your cleats or sneakers, goggles, sticks and mouthguards. Additional equipment will be on-hand to borrow for those who are new to the sport. We hope to see you there!
Ski and Snowboarding Club: We only have 10 spots left! The final deadline is next Thursday, October 28th. We travel to Swain on 1/4, 11, 18, 25 and 2/1, 8.
Intramurals: Intramurals will begin this week for 6th, 7th & 8th graders.
Sixth grade will meet in the Middle School Gym 7:20 am - 8:00 am every Wednesday.
Seventh and eighth grade will meet in the Middle School Gym (2nd floor) every
Friday 7:20 am - 8am. Please join us for basketball, indoor soccer, flag football
and many other fun games ! - Coach Schumaker
Student Government: If you are a 6th grader interested in joining Student Government please see Mr. McGrain to pick up an application. Completed applications are due next Friday, October 22nd.
Boys Basketball Open Gym: Friday, October 22nd from 2:35-3:30 PM in the MS gym for 6th graders only! Open gym will run through October 29th. Wednesdays are for grades 7 & 8 and Fridays are for grade 6.
Greece Marching Band: Who wants to have some fun? The Greece Marching Band Blue Knights will host their 5th Marching Olympiad at Greece Olympia on Saturday, October 23rd.
Gates open at 5pm. Come support the undefeated Blue Knights as they take the field in the final competition before the State Finals at the Syracuse Carrier Dome. Tickets available for $9 the gate, $7 with Greece student ID. Come out and support GMB!!!!!
Free Soccer Clinic: Free soccer clinic October 24th! Click here for details.
PTSA Pumpkin Carving Contest: See flyer for details.
Parent Teacher Conferences: LOTE and Specials teachers will be sending out a link (Sign-up Genius) to sign-up for a conference. Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA will have a separate sign-up process for their Teams. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you need a conference time.
Here is the Oct. 28th: Sign-ups for P/T Conferences (LOTE and SPecials)
Winter Sports: November 15th (Grades 9-12) Varsity and JV / November 22nd (Grades 7-9) Modified Sports
- Indoor Track
Yearbook: Please consider ordering a yearbook for 2021-2022! Click here for more details. Added icons are not free.
Music Ensemble Groups: Students that are in chorus, orchestra, and/or band should always go to the cafeteria at grade level lunchtime and get their lunch first. When finished eating they are to report to their assigned ensemble. View schedule here.
Greece Athena Middle School's Chess Club: Thursday November 18 will be the first day of practice for our chess club. Competition dates have not been released yet and will be based on the competition schedule. The Chess Club meets in room 349 after school then board a bus to travel. Food will be provided and there will be a 7 person limit for the traveling team.
Please Mr. Herbert in room 349 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Ski Club: Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders - Ski Club sign ups are ready for you in Mr. Moore’s room. Have you ever considered learning how to ski or snowboard? Ski club is a great place to learn. Transportation, equipment rentals, and lessons are all provided at a discounted rate. We travel to Swain Ski Resort for 6 nights in January and February. All forms and payment are due by Thursday, October 28th.
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 Mr. Strub in room 318 or email at email@example.com or Mr. McGrain in room 329 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greece Athena Middle School Ski & Snowboard Club: 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.
Athena History Club: Explore the Roc! will focus on learning about and traveling to local sites/ locations with historical and/ or educational connections. Past places 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. We have a lot of interest this year and would love to welcome new members! Interested students can see Mrs. Barton-Novellin in Room 344 or email at email@example.com so we can get you set up!
Show Choir: Show Choir audition sign up is located outside Mrs. Robinson's classroom (Room 522). Please make sure you sign up for one date. Auditions are Wednesday, October 13th or Friday, October 15th in Room 517 at 2:45pm. If you were unable to attend the information meeting there is copies of the information outside 522 also. Information can also be found in your choir Google classroom. We look forward to seeing you at auditions! Reach out with any questions. Thank you Mrs. Robinson and Miss Larkin
Coding Club and Game Design Club: Attention all 6, 7, 8th Graders. Athena Middle is starting a Coding & Game Design Club. If you're interested in coding and game design and want to learn more, or if you're already good at it and want to share your talents… WE WANT YOU!!! Join us and have some fun! Sign up on Mrs. Lawson's Door Room #335 or Mrs. Bailey-Clar's Door Room #355.
Athena Cares: Athena Cares is our school's award-winning community service group. Come join us, Wednesday afternoons, as we work to make our school and community a better place. Our first meeting of the year will be at 2:40 on Wednesday, October 13 in room 321. Join us to see what we are all about!
Rainbow Alliance: Rainbow Alliance Announcement
- 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 Thursday this year, from 2:40-3:30 in room 321. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, October 14. For more information, please join our Google Classroom page with code qpvyxqh.
PTSA Reflections Program/Contest: Are you a writer? Photographer? Filmmaker? Dancer? Want to show off your artistic or musical talents? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this contest is for YOU! Student entries are due by Wednesday November 3, 2021 and can be in the form of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Photography, Visual Arts, or Music Composition. All entries should be designed around this year’s theme of “I Will Change the World By…” Please give your work a title and submit a written statement (10 to 100 words) to describe how it relates to the theme. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Student Password and Log-in Help: updated directions
For students logging into IC for the FIRST TIME this school year, it's simple:
The username is their lunch number (number starting in 6 or 7)
Their password is their initials (lowercase) and their SIX digit birth date -- flmmddyy (first name initial last name initial month day year)
Here is a short 1 minute video explaining the process above. https://sites.google.com/greececsd.org/instructionaltech/resources-for-students/infinite-campus-for-students?authuser=0
If students HAVE ALREADY logged into IC this year, but have forgotten their password:
Click on Forget Password, Their username is their lunch number. Check the Spam folder if email is not generated in Inbox.
If a student shows you their IC log in screen and the message reads "Your user account has been disabled! Please contact your school to regain access." Then the ONLY way to fix the issue is to contact Technology Support Services (see the section NEED TECH HELP?). Someone at District TSS has to manually reset the account, and they will likely get back to you with a password to use. The student's account has been disabled because they tried too many times, incorrectly, to log in. I can't enable their IC password, neither can anyone in the library.
School Picture Order Form: Students will be receiving their proof cards soon with a new personalized code to order. MCA will be reactivating the prepaid code (below) one week before make-ups for any new entrant or absences.
Sporting Events: ATMS students are not allowed at any sporting event without a parent present. ATMS students must be supervised by their parents when in attendance for sporting events.
Greece Central Food Pantry: If your family is in need of food assistance, please call (585)966-2288 or email email@example.com to set up an appointment for our GCSD Food Pantry. Located at Arcadia MS, 130 Island Cottage Rd.,14612. Appointment hours are Monday 5-7 PM and Wednesday from 9-11 AM.
SAVE THE DATE - Community Schools Presents "Community Partners Fair" on November 11th from 5 - 7 pm at Olympia High School.
PTSA Membership: Click here.
Athena Apparel: Click here.
Parent Portal: Parent Portal Application (if you do not have an account already) click here for PDF doc. View your child’s schedule, grades, attendance, and more!
2021-22 School Calendar: The Board of Education this week approved the 2021-22 School Calendar.
Letter Day Rotation: Click here.
Volunteer Process: https://www.greececsd.org/domain/185
Transportation: Should you have any questions, please call 966-2550.
Greece Athena PTSA: Everyone is invited to attend meetings and PTSA sponsored events. See the Parents and Community Tab of the School website www.greececsd.org for more details or log in to www.GreeceAthena.MemberHub.com .
***CALL FOR ENTRIES*** Reflections Program for 2021-2022 school year. Theme: “I Will Change the World By…” Student entries are due by Wednesday November 3, 2021.
PTSA has an online store: https://greeceathena.memberhub.store/ Order your Athena mask or t-shirt for front porch delivery.
2021-2022 Officers: President Christine LeVey, Vice President Charles Blake, Secretary Jodi Lighthouse, Treasurer Debbie McMichael.
Remaining Meeting Dates for 2021-2022
(6:30pm in the ATMS Cafe on the 3rd Floor):
- Tuesday October 19th
- Wednesday November 17th
- Tuesday January 18th
- Wednesday February 16th – virtual
- Tuesday March 15th
- Wednesday April 13th
- Tuesday May 17th final meeting with elections for 2022-2023 Officers
We are pleased to offer hybrid meetings this year. Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Meet joining info https://meet.google.com/fsf-gdpd-cec for virtual attendees.
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. School buses will be in the back bus loop and in the front bus loop. Both loops are off limits during our arrival and dismissal times. Students will walk along the sidewalk between the buses and the new stadium. Arrival/Dismissal Map click here.
Athletic Information: Before a student may try-out for a sport, he/she must have an updated health physical and must be recertified. This includes those new to sports and those who have already completed recertification for a different sport. Click here for more info.
Health Physical: A sports physical is good for one calendar year only. Please schedule an appointment with your family physician now, if needed.
Sports Recertification: The recertification portal opens approximately one month prior to all seasons. Please allow at least 72 hours processing time for approval. Complete the ONLINE form using the following link or by visiting the district website:
For additional information, please call the Athletic Office at 966-4014 or visit:
- The first tab lists our Athletic Director Mr. Lipani and his Athletic Secretary Ms. Cacia.
- The second tab has all the information you will need for fall sports and has some answers to common questions about dates, times, and sports tryouts.
- The 3rd tab is where you will find a tutorial on how to fill out the recertification form as well as the form itself. In addition, you will also find other documents like our Code of Conduct, HIPPA, Academic Eligibility, and Interscholastic Handbook.