Greece Athena Middle School
September 26, 2022
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, September 26 (Day F)
Tuesday, September 27 (Day G)
Wednesday, September 28 (Day H)
Thursday, September 29 (Day I)
Friday, September 30 (Day J)
September 28/29 School Picture Day (During Social Studies Class)
October 6 Athena MS and HS Open House 6:00-7:30 PM
October 7 No School - Supt. Conf. Day
October 7 Progress Report Marking Period 1
October 10 No School k-12 Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day
October 14 Hispanic Heritage Celebration (GPAC Lobby) 5:00-7:00 PM
Leader in Me: This week we are starting to learn more about the 7 Habits to help prepare not only for today, the school year, but life. Each of you have many strengths and talents and unlimited potential. Use the 7 Habits to reflect on your choices and decisions and your path to success! The student workbooks are also available to each student in the grade level Google Classroom.You will also receive a hard copy ini HR.
Spirit Week September 26-30:
Monday - Sports Day
Tuesday - Twin Day
Wednesday - School Picture Day Schedule!
Thursday - School Picture Day Schedule!
Friday - Wear Black and Gold (Athena Gear!)
Picture Day: Lifetouch
Picture Day Dates: Wednesday, Sept 28 - Thursday, Sept. 29 (During Social Studies)
Picture Day ID: EVT7KZSVP
Fall Fun Night: On October 28th from 6:00-8:00 PM, we will be hosting a PTSA sponsored event for students. The Fall Fun Night is an opportunity for students to have fun and enjoy some time with their friends. We will have the following activities for students:
Listen to music with a live DJ!
Pizza and drinks
Free Photo Booth
Games in the Gym provided by Blue Apple
Productions. Games will include Boom
Blasters, Basketball Shootout, Strongman Game,
Strike Zone, Laser Toss, and Giant Jenga
Costumes are welcomed but not required
Please sign and return the permission slip below if your child plans on attending. The cost is $5. Permission slips are due by Tuesday, October 25th ! (Please return permission slips to Mrs. D’Elia in room 310). This event will be located in the cafeteria and gymnasium on the second floor. To be eligible, students must consistently model our core values: Be respectful. Be responsible. Be productive.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Friday, October 14th 5-7:00 PM. PLease RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Please email Mr. Holmes to RSVP or with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Greece Strom Hockey: Click here for off-season training.
Show Choir: All Chorus students have the opportunity to be part of Greece Athena Middle School Show Choir, except that this is an auditioned group! You are not required to be part of this group. It is extra-curricular, but you MUST be enrolled in an Athena Middle School Chorus in order to audition. There will be a Show Choir Coaching Session with Mrs. Robinson and Miss Larkin on Thursday, September 29th in the 3rd floor Cafe from 3:00-4:00. Show Choir Auditions will be held on Wednesday, October 5th in Room 517 from 3:00 until your audition is complete (shouldn't take long). Mrs. Robinson is the Show Choir director and Miss Larkin is the Show Choir choreographer. They will be conducting the auditions. NEW THIS YEAR:
If you are a 7th or 8th grader and you were in the Show Choir last school year (2021-22), you do NOT need to audition. BUT in order to CLAIM YOUR SPOT, you must attend the Coaching Session as noted above. Everyone else must audition. Questions? See or email Mrs. Bechtold
22-23 Letter Day Calendar/Rotation: Click here.
Reading Inventory: Students are expected to know their Reading Inventory Lexile number. Please review this chart to see your expected growth for the school year. We want all students to meet their expected growth target in reading for this school year!
iReady Math: Click here for iReady Math growth targets. We want all students to meet their expected growth target in math for this school year!
Cell Phone/Smartwatch: New 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.
Fall Sports: Click here for information and contacts.
Fall Sports Shuttles:
V Swim to Olympia #432 @ 2:20
Mod Tennis to Olympia #328 @ 3:05
Mod A Cheerleading to 200 Alcott Rd. #328 @ 3:05
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.
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.
PTSA Membership 22-23: Please consider joining PTSA for the Athena campus for 22-23. Click here for details.
Athena Apparel: Click https://www.storessimple.com/athleticoutlet/groups.php
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!
Transportation: Should you have any questions, please call 966-2550.