Athena High Newsletter

August 16, 2022

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UPCOMING EVENTS

8/25 August Graduation, 7 pm in the GPAC

8/26 9th Grade Orientation, 9 - 11 am

8/26 Packet pickup, 10 am - 12 pm

9/7 First Day of School PreK - 12

9/12-9/14 School Pictures

9/14 PTSA meeting @ 6 pm

10/5 Picture Retakes

10/6 Open House

6/2/23 Junior Senior Gala

6/24/22 Graduation @ 1:30 pm

9th Grade & New Student Orientation


As we approach the 2022-23 school year, we could not be more excited to welcome all incoming 9th grade students, and new students, to the Athena High School Orientation. This will be held on Friday, August 26th at 9:00 am in the Greece Central Performing Arts Center located on the Athena Campus. During orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet the Athena High School administrative team, who will review with you the exciting opportunities available to all Athena High School students. Additionally, you will have a guided tour from current Athena High School student leaders. Lastly, you will pick up your welcome packet including your schedule for the 2022-23 school year. We hope that you are able to make it. If you have questions in advance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 966-4000.

Student packets

Students will be able to pick up their welcome packet with their schedule beginning Friday, 8/26, from 10 am - 12 pm.


Packets will also be available after the 26th in the student's unit office from 7:30 am - 12 pm until the start of school.

Chromebooks for 9th graders

New incoming 9th graders to Athena (students that did not attend a Greece school in grade 8) can pick up a chromebook in the Library the first week of school. All other incoming 9th graders will use their chromebook from 8th grade, unless there is damage or it is not working properly. If a student needs their chromebook replaced, they can bring it to the Library the first week of school, where it will be assessed.

Meningitis Booster

REMINDER: The Meningitis booster shot required for 12th grade. Please see details in the link below.


https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2169.pdf

ATHENA INFO AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Athena's Parent Liaison

Dynesha Pascoe is Athena's parent liaison. She brings an energetic love for Athena, and a willingness to assist in any way needed. Please reach out to her if you are interested in a parent to parent conversation, or if you would like to get more involved. Email Dynesha here: Dynesha.Pascoe@greececsd.org

Senior News

Senior Transfer of Google Data to Personal Account

Knowing that you may want to use some of the wonderful work that you have done during your time here at Greece in your future, Google has provided a way for Seniors to transfer their schoolwork to a personal Google account. You will need to do this because your district accounts will be suspended (you will not be able to log in) on August 15th. You will also have until August 15th to get any of your work that you saved on the district network saved to a USB drive.

There are two ways you can take your data: Add it to a personal Google account OR download it to a USB drive.

ADDING TO A PERSONAL GOOGLE ACCOUNT

Before you begin the process, please remember a personal Google account only has 15GB of free storage- any more than that you will have to pay to upgrade the amount. Your district account has unlimited storage, so make sure you have not exceeded that amount if you do not want to pay. To see how much data you have, you can go to THIS LINK and log into your DISTRICT account.

This process will only transfer to a Google account, so if you do not already have one, it will prompt you to create one. To see how to transfer your district data to a personal Google account you can visit THIS LINK for instructions. If you want to just get started, you can jump to HERE.

DOWNLOADING TO USB DRIVE:

This process will allow you to select what Google apps you want to “Take” with you and then allow you to choose if you want it to send a zip file to an email, Google Drive, DropBox, or OneDrive account. You will then have one week from that time to download it to your own device.

Follow the instructions HERE to see how to download your data.

If you have any questions about this process, please email Mr. LaMonica, Mr. Titus and Mr. Lombardo at jerome.lamonica@greececsd.org, mike.titus@greececsd.org, joseph.lombardo@greececsd.org and the GSuite Team at GSuite.Team@greececsd.org.


Senior Yearbook Information

Senior Pictures, Senior Quotes & Baby Ads: Due Friday, November 4th


Please go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-4ObkzQhHW2fYHcflxZFlXhPt-mpGgQ4ZM1JdshtwQQ/edit?usp=sharing



YEARBOOK SNAP


Yearbook Snap lets students and parents submit their own photos for consideration to be in the yearbook! We welcome photos from all school events throughout the year, but are specifically looking for photos from: Prom/Gala '22, sporting events, spirit weeks, photos hanging out with your friends at school events, art work/projects, marching band events, robotics, club events and activities etc


Please see the attached flyer for details.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

Scholarships

There are numerous opportunities to find scholarships.

  1. Be sure to check the scholarship page of the college you are planning to apply to.

  2. Students can Google Scholarships

  3. There are many scholarship search engines including FastWeb, Collegeboard, Scholarships.com, and Petersons.

The Counseling Center receives numerous scholarship opportunities throughout the school year. Be sure to check your Google Classroom under “Scholarships” for popular local opportunities.

The Community Foundation administers more than 130 scholarship opportunities. Most of their scholarships are for institutions of higher learning, but some awards apply to special opportunities like summer camp, music lessons, or high school study-abroad programs.

Any scholarship we receive can also be accessed through yourhttp://student.naviance.com/greeceathena account.
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NYS Excelsior Scholarship

The 2022-23 Excelsior Scholarship Application is now available at hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.
In order to apply, students must meet eligibility requirements, including:

  • Be a resident of New York State and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term

  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen

  • Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two or four-year college

  • Complete 30 credits per year towards their program of study

  • Have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $125,000 or less

To complete the application, you will need:

  • 2020 IT-201 NYS Income Tax Return(s) for you and your parent(s)

The Excelsior Scholarship covers any remaining gap in tuition expenses, after other federal and state grants and scholarships are applied, up to $5,500.


ADDITIONAL INFO

Sign up now to access the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Greece Central schools use Infinite Campus to manage student records and share information with parents and guardians. All parents are encouraged to sign up for an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, which enables you to see student schedules, grades, attendance records and report cards. You will also be able to update your contact information and receive important messages from your child’s school. If you do not already have an account, sign up to by completing this form and returning it to: mail to:Jule.Dieter@greececsd.org

Athletics

Greece Storm Hockey Summer Open Skate

Who: Students in Grades 7-11
When: August 21 6:00-7:30 (program meeting at 5:00) and/or
August 28 th 6:00-7:30
Where: Lakeshore Hockey Arena
Cost: $10 per person for each session

*At the meeting we will discuss future skating opportunities for the program

Summer Camps

For more info, go to: https://forms.gle/WnJJ54hnSoZsTeKM7

Athletic Update

FALL 2022

ATHLETIC INFORMATION (Grades 9-12)

GREECE ATHENA HIGH SCHOOL



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.


HEALTH PHYSICAL:

A sports physical is good for one calendar year only. Please schedule an appointment with your family physician now, if needed.


NURSE’S SUMMER HOURS:

phone # 966-4005

fax# 581-8128


8/8 8am-10:00am

8/10 8am-10:00am

8/16 8am-1:00pm

8/17 8am-1:00pm

8/22 8am-12:00pm

8/23 8am-12:00pm

8/30 8am-10:00am



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:

https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/athletic-medical-recertification-form-2-19-electronic-form?token=3X8DmdLHdtnACoCqvTY2P6Kx


TRYOUTS:

Tryouts begin at the day and time listed below. They typically last three days. The coach will share the schedule with the athletes on the first day. Daily practices usually follow tryouts, however, it is up to the individual coaches. * All times/locations are subject to change.


START DATE FALL SPORTS TIME & LOCATION*

Saturday, Aug 20,2022 JV/V Football 8:00-11:00 (Turf)


Monday, Aug 22, 2022

JV/V Cheerleading 5:30-7:00pm (Meet at PineBrook)

JV/V Tennis 10:00-12:00 (Tennis Court)

JV/V Boys Soccer 8:30-10:30am & 3:30-5:00pm (Soccer Fields)

JV/V Girls Soccer 6:00-9:00pm (Turf)

JV/V Volleyball 8:00-10:00am (HS Gym)

JV/V Cross Country 9:00-11:00am (Track)


For information not presented here regarding Fall Sports, please contact Varsity Coaches as follows:


Football – Mike Husdan at Michael.Husdan@greececsd.org

Boys Soccer - Nick Defendorf at Nicholas.Defendorf@greececsd.org

Girls Soccer - Jeremiah Bergan at Jeremiah.Bergan@greececsd.org

Girls Volleyball – Stephanie Pitts at Stephanie.Pitts@greececsd.org

Cheerleading – Melissa Maier at Melissa.Maier@greececsd.org

Girls Swimming - Jeff Humphreys at jhumphr5@rochester.rr.com

Girls Tennis - Will Spencer at William.Spencer@greececsd.org

Girls Cross Country - Jean-Paul Scott at Jean-Paul.Scott@greececsd.org

Boys Cross Country - Jason Bunting at Jason.Bunting@greeccsd.org


For additional information, please call the Athletic Office at 966-4014.

Greece Athena PTSA



Greece Athena PTSA

"...engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children."


Congratulations on finishing the school year. Best wishes to the Class of 2022! We are sure you are destined to do great things!


Welcome our new 2022-2023 Officers!

President: Angela Malone

Vice President: Charles Blake

Secretary: Jodi Lighthouse

Treasurer: Deanne Sullivan

We look forward to meeting you all next fall!

Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GreeceAthenaPTSA


Shop at our online store https://greeceathena.memberhub.store/and consider renewing your PTSA membership.

Order you child's personalized Athena apparel at https://aodesignusa.com/- click MEMBERs at the top and you will see the Greece Athena options. Orders are ready within 2-3 weeks. All supplied locally from Athletic Outlet in Brighton.

As always, we truly appreciate your support.


Have a safe and fun Summer!

Athena Sports Boosters

Athena Sports Boosters supports all of the sports teams and student athletes here at school. We have an apparel store through Athletic outlet that in turn supports the Booster club. The store is open all year long, so you can order whenever you want. You can customize each item with specific sports and names/numbers as well! You can have the items shipped to your home, or shipped to school and given to the student athlete. Here is the link to check out the store.

https://www.storessimple.com/athleticoutlet/groupproducts.php

If the link does not work go to Athletic Outlet, click Members at the top and then click Greece Athena Sports Boosters.


We also have our very own Facebook Page! You will be able to find all sorts of information on this page such as game schedules, concession information, sign up to be a volunteer for concessions, fundraisers, see what we have purchased for our teams/athletes, apparel sales and more! This is a work in progress but please like the page and share it to keep up to date on what we do! Click this link to check it out.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Greece-Athena-Sports-Boosters-118455913362463/posts/?ref=page_internal


We are always in need of help running our concession stands during the fall and spring seasons outside. If you are interested in helping please email jenranalletta@gmail.com We are hopeful that our new concession stand will be open for spring sports in April. Thank you for your support! Annette Borrelli & Jen Ranalletta


Community Information & Resources

Foodlink distribution

Foodlink is partnering with sites across Monroe County to distribute emergency supplies to families. Please see the lnks below for more information.


English:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XQJc01yzpwdl-EAXJ1RNjAcJlUVBwM7Z/view?usp=sharing


Spanish:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vDgGLfilIuWJZM7FQGhhN9_ZpVkq7OeX/view?usp=sharing