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.

    Monday, March 20 (Day A)

    Tuesday, March 21 (Day B)

    Wednesday, March 22 (Day C)

    Thursday, March 23 (Day D)

    Friday, March 24 (Day E)


    Upcoming Dates: 

    • March 23 GCSD String Festival Concert at 7:00 PM (ATHS Gym)

    • April 3-7 No School (April Recess)

    • April 14 End of Marking Period 3

    • April 21/22 ATMS Musical

    • April 27 Grade Level Town Meetings in GPAC (Gr. 6 8:30-9:00, Gr. 7 9:30-10:00, Gr. 8 10:30-11:00)

    • April 28 No School k-8 (District Scoring Day)

    • April 28/29 ATMS Musical


    Crochet Club: Meeting Monday, March 20th, after school in room 313.  Bring a crochet hook if you have one.  Any questions, please email Mrs. Epping.

    Chess Club:  Chess club will be meeting on March 30th.

    8th Grade Course Selection Process:  Parents should have received their child's course selections for 9th grade in the mail.  In addition, thank you to those who were able to attend Thursday evening’s virtual meeting to discuss 9th grade course offerings and HS graduation requirements.  Click here to view the presentation if you missed it.  Please reach out to Mr. Dave Metzger, 8th grade counselor, if you have questions. david.metzger@greececsd.org

    8th Grade: We would like to announce that the 8th grade trip has been confirmed and scheduled for Wednesday, June 21st, 2023. The students will be traveling to Niagara Falls, NY for a day trip full of activities. Permission slips have been given to students and are available in the counseling office. All students who wish to attend must consistently model our core values: Be respectful. Be responsible. Be productive. Students that receive a suspension(s) and/or disciplinary referral(s) could make the student ineligible.  Grades and student attendance in school also matter (refer to GCSD Code of Conduct for Athletics/Extracurricular Activities).  No cost for students!  This is an opportunity for 8th students to attend a field trip that have been productive during the 22-23 school year. Please be sure to return all forms, waivers, and trip costs to Mrs. Magnanti in the counseling office by Monday, March 20, 2023.

    Athena Cheerleading: Interest Meeting March 21st from 6:00-6:30 PM (ATHS Room 151). Parents are encouraged to attend.

    Attention History Club: Please remember that your Permission slips and Run Around sheets are due for the Courthouse trip. If you haven't been able to get these taken care of, please see Mrs. Barton-Novellin ASAP! Thank you!

    Girls Softball: Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing softball.  We are having an informational meeting on Thursday, March 23 in room 339 after the morning announcements.  

    Leader in Me (March 22nd):

    • Grade 6: As a friend, do we have a responsibility to listen? What criteria could we use to judge good listening skills? How can Habit 5 be applied in the larger world?

    • Grade 7: How much understanding takes place without words? How does technology affect communication? How is the quality of interactions between people affected by technology?

    • Grade 8: How does a proper greeting make someone feel? What does a proper greeting say about us? What is the benefit of knowing how to properly greet someone?”

    Habit 5: Seek First To Understand

    • Demonstrate attentive-listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships.

    • Cultivate good social and communication skills.

    • Show compassion toward others, share, and put others first.

    • Appreciate different relationships.

    • Learn to relate to people who are alike as well as different, and work effectively in group settings.


    Modified Lacrosse: Workouts have started and are going through Monday, April 10th.

    • Who:  Any 7th Or 8th Grade Girl 

    • What:  Modified Lacrosse

    • When:  Tryouts Begin Monday, April 10th, 3:15pm-4:30pm

    • Where:  Olympia High School

    • Must Be Recertified By The School Nurse--Form Can Be Found On District Website Under Athletics

    • Equipment Needed:  Sneakers/Cleats, Athletic Attire, (Shorts, Sweatpants, T-Shirt, Sweatshirt), Stick (If You Don't Have One, One Will Be Provided), Googles, Water Bottle, & Mouthguard

    • Shuttle Bus Information: Athena---Bus # 328 @ 3:05pm

    • Join Our Google Classroom For More Up To Date Information: Google Classroom Class Code:   Bmsffwo 

    • Google Classroom Class Link: Https://Classroom.Google.Com/C/Ntk5mtm3odk1mdy2?Cjc=Bmsffwo

    • If You Have Any Questions, Email Coach Lockhart (Melanie.Lockhart@Greececsd.Org)

    Extracurricular/Sports Run-a-Round Sheet:  If a student needs to document progress in classes then please pick up a Interscholastic Athletic Academic Eligibility form outside the cafe (located on the yellow library book return case).

    On Wednesday, March 29th the cast of SpongeBob will be performing the national anthem at the Rochester Amerks game.  Click here for details.

    Spring Sports: Click here for Spring Sports info.

    SPRING SPORTS SHUTTLE BUSES / Dates listed below are start dates

    • Girls JV/V Lacrosse (3/13) Bus #TBD @ 3:05 PM to Olympia

    • Boys & Girls Mod Lacrosse (4/10)  Bus #TBD @ 3:05 PM to Olympia

    • Girls JV/V Softball (3/13) Bus # TBD @ 2:10 PM to Odyssey


    Summer Camp - Please share this Girl Scouts flier with girls in grades K - 10th. Summer camp for as low as $25 for 5 weeks!


    Lost and Found:  Please check the lost and found items daily.  Items not claimed will be donated or discarded.

    Yearbooks: The last day to order yearbooks will be April 7th for $30. Yearbook Order: . https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob Yearbook ID: 14866323  Enter ID# or look it up by city and state. 


    Student Government:  Our next meeting will be Monday, April 10th after school from 3:00-3:40 PM in room 259.  Spirit Cup Points:

    • Grade 7 450 Points 

    • Grade 6 350 Points 

    • Grade 8 325 Points


    Food Pantry: Please consider reminding your own child to put a few small snacks (granola bars, pretzels, crackers) in their bag regularly. Also, if your family is facing food insecurity, feel free to reach out to our GCSD Food Pantry at 966-2288 or food.pantry@greececsd.org for support! 

    Lunch Menu:  Click here for lunch menus and related information regarding Food Service.

    22-23 Letter Day Calendar/Rotation:  Click here.

    Cell Phone/Smartwatch:  Student Cell Phone Policy for 2022-23: Secondary students will secure their phones and or smartwatches in a Yondr pouch for the duration of the school day. 

    Athletic Events:  Middle School students in grades 6-8 are not allowed to attend athletic events without their parent/guardian.  In addition, their parent guardian must stay with their child during the entire athletic contest.  Athena staff will be checking Infinite Campus at the door/gate to ID students.


    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) click here for PDF doc.  View your child’s schedule, grades, attendance, and more.  Please go to this site for support. 

    ATMS Clubs:  Click here for information regarding clubs here at ATMS and club advisor contact information.  


    PTSA Membership 22-23:  Please consider joining PTSA for the Athena campus for 22-23.  Click here for details."...engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Our next meeting will be held on: May 3rd at 6 pm in the Library. Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GreeceAthenaPTSA  Consider renewing your PTSA membership and shop our online store https://greeceathena.memberhub.store/


    Picture Day: Lifetouch: Picture Day ID: EVT7KZSVP

    Transportation:  Should you have any questions, please call 966-2550.

    • Bus #’s in the loop by STADIUM: 259, 321, 322, 330, 335, 347, 383, 384, 386, 421, 424, 426, 434, 448, 491, 492, 500, 506 

    • Bus #’s in the front of GPAC: 250, 252, 253, 255, 360, 406, 409, 417, 466. 

    After School Late Bus: Maps and Street Locations.  There are only 3 late buses  505 / 506 / 323.

    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.

    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.