Athena High Newsletter

october 3, 2022

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UPCOMING EVENTS


10/5 Picture Retakes

10/6 Open House 6-7:30 pm

10/14 Senior Sunrise, 6:15 am

10/14 College Fair for students @ ATH

10/21 Cap & Gown ordering

5/2-5/5 Gala Ticket Sales

5/19 Val/Sal Breakfast

5/26 Senior Conference Day

6/2 Junior Senior Gala

6/6 NHS/Awards Ceremony

6/9 Senior Breakfast

6/9 Senior Trip to Darien Lake

6/22 Graduation Rehearsal, 9 - 10 am

6/24 Graduation @ 1:30 pm

message from the principal

I hope you are enjoying watching your children join us in their Spirit Week attire. It's been a wonderful community building week at Athena High School. A friendly reminder, to please save the date for Thursday, October 6th from 6:00-7:30 for Athena High School, and Middle School's Annual Open House. We hope you are able to make it! See you soon.

Athena Families,


Thank you for your continued support for an outstanding start to the 2022-23 school year. Working with your children every day has been a true joy!


Now that the pace of instruction is beginning to pickup, please know that we have many supports available to all students in need. If you are noticing that your child could use some assistance, please reach out to the Counseling Office at 966-4044 to set up a time to discuss options with your child's counselor. We are also happy to set up a team meeting after school to discuss as a group.


Lastly, mark your calendars for Spirit Week beginning 9/26 - 9/30! More details coming soon!


Have a great week, Athena!

ATHENA INFO AND EVENTS

Covid tests

Covid tests will be available for families at Open House at the end of the evening.

school picture day info


GREECE ATHENA HIGH SCHOOL
Event Code: FE88622

YOUR PHOTOS ARE READY!

Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.

VIEW AND ORDER PHOTOS HERE
https://shop.jostenspix.com

PHOTOS NOT APPEARING IN YOUR GALLERY?
FIND YOUR STUDENT USING EVENT CODE: FE88622

DID YOU KNOW?

  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
    text
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay
    once



SKI CLUB

Interested in joining Ski Club?


Sign up packets are now available! See Ms. Mullen in room 220 to pick up a packet.


There will also be a brief informational meeting in room 220 on Tuesday, September 27th, during advisement.

YEARBOOK TIME!

Yearbooks are now on sale! The cost is $65 (+tax/fees)! This is the lowest price of the year so get your orders in before January 1st! Customizable packages and payment options are available as well! Order yours online today at yearbookforever.com

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Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

The COVID Emergency Meals program that provided free meals to all students districtwide during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years ended on June 30, 2022. About two weeks ago, a pink free and reduced price lunch application was mailed to your home. It is important that you complete and return it ASAP. Doing so ensures that all eligible children receive the free or reduced price meals they are entitled to, and qualify for other benefits including fee waivers for things like AP exams, SAT tests, and some college applications. We are running an accompanying sweepstakes where you can enter for a chance to win one of five prizes - a $25 credit to a child's lunch account (4 winners) or a $100 Visa gift card (1 winner), courtesy of the Center for Youth. Just email your name and phone number to parent.helpline@greececsd.org and mention that you’re entering the Meals Sweepstakes. You do not need to complete the application to enter. Families are encouraged to return their free and reduced price meals applications by September 21. They can be mailed to Greece CSD, Attention Christine Viegas PO Box 300, N. Greece, NY 14515; faxed to (585) 581-8255; emailed to freereducedapplication@greececsd.org; or sent into school with your child. All forms must bear an original signature. Please note that October 19 is the last day free and reduced price meals applications received during the 2021-22 school will be valid. Those who attend schools that qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision will continue to receive free mails all year, regardless of household income, and regardless of whether they complete the free and reduced lunch application


Important Update:

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provides an opportunity for schools in high poverty areas to provide free breakfast and lunch to students in a particular building. The percentage of students eligible for free meals by means other than household income determines if a building is eligible to participate in the CEP program. Examples include Direct Certification, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or a family income 133% of the federal poverty level as determined by Medicaid. Other qualifiers include Homeless, Runaway, Foster Children and Migrant Worker Families. Athena High, does not meet the criteria for all of these services. However, families can still qualify on an individual basis. We encourage families interested in support to complete the Free-Reduced Lunch Application so that you can determine your eligibility for qualifying for free or reduced meals, and other services, for your children at school.

ap exams

Payment for AP exams is due no later than Friday, October 28th. The cost per exam is $97. You can pay in cash or by check, made payable to "Greece CSD/Athena AP." Bring payment to the High School main office.


If you completed the Free & Reduced lunch application for your family and were found eligible, the cost per exam is $35.


If you have any questions, call Debbi Bauer at 966-4043.

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

community news

Recruitment event

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SENIOR NEWS

Senior Sunrise

When: Friday, October 14, 2022

Time: 6:15 am-7:15 am

Where: Athena HS Bleachers

Dress for the weather, bring donuts/apple cider

Class of 2023 Bottle/Can Drive with Upstate Bottle Can Return

When: Saturday, 10/15/22

Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Where: Athena HS Front Parking Lot

Senior Yearbook Information


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


The deadline to submit senior portraits, senior quotes, and baby ads is fast approaching! All of these senior yearbook items are due Friday, November 4th! All submission information, requirements, and submission form links are available to students on their grade-level Google Classroom and to parents on the Greece Athena website. Seniors also need to return their yearbook submission envelope to Mrs. Cioppa in room 240, especially if you are purchasing a senior baby ad for the yearbook. Please reach out to Mrs. Cioppa with any questions!



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.

class of 2024

Support the class of 2024 by bringing your bottles and cans to any Upstate Bottle return. Make sure that you let them know it's for the Athena Class of 2024. Every little bit helps!


Stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers including the SaveAround coupon books and Chipotle! Thank you for your support!


Information about upcoming class meetings will be on the announcements and posted on the Class of 2024 google classroom.

class of 2025

Apparel Sale

The class of 2025 is having an apparel sale to raise funds. Go to the link below to show your support. The website will be open until 10/12. Items ordered will be delivered to Athena, not shipped directly to you. You will be notified when they arrive.


:https://athenaclassof2025.itemorder.com/shop/home/
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UPSTATE BOTTLE RETURN FUNDRAISER

Tell your family, friends and neighbors to stop by any Upstate Bottle Return locations and drop off their cans and bottles to help support the Class of 2025!


4742 W Ridge Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559


All Center Locations can be found by clicking on

the following link: https://upstatebottlereturn.com/locations/

Be sure to say “For ATHS Class of 2025” at drop off and the total amount will be added to our account! **Account will be open all year long!!**
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PSAT (practice SAT)

The PSAT will be given on October 25th at 7:20am in the high school gym. Students in 10th grade will all be expected to participate in this free opportunity. If you do not want your student to participate, please let their counselor know as soon as possible. Juniors may also sign up for this free opportunity. Taking the PSAT your junior year could qualify you for the National Merit Scholarship.

Juniors, please use the link below to sign up. See your counselor with any questions.

PSAT registration for Juniors


Practice PSAT booklets- we will notify students once they are available in the college and career center.

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

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

Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP)

The Substance Abuse Prevention team supports students across the Greece Central School District. Students can access SAP support through the District Code of Conduct, via the RtI process, as well as through the mental health staff, a teacher, parent or student self-referral. Students are eligible for support due to their use of alcohol or other substances, or having experienced addiction in the family. The SAP staff assigned to your building will be reaching out to you to review the referral process for students, as well as the Vaping Intervention and Marijuana Intervention Programs (VIP and MIP).


Please take a moment to watch this video:

Substance Abuse Prevention video for parents

Athletics

FREE Boys & Girls Youth Lacrosse Opportunities

  • What: Open turf for both boys and girls

  • Where: Greece Olympia High School

  • Focus: Work on skill development and playing small sided games such as speed lacrosse.

  • When: Every Sunday(starting 9/11/22 - 10/30/22)

    • GRADES: 7th-12th - 10:30am-11:30am

    • GRADES K-6th - 11:30am-12:30am

ATHLETIC CAMPS

Greece Storm off-season practices, $10 grades 7-12

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GREECE STORM LACROSSE OPEN TURF

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Athletic Update



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


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 966-4106.

Greece Athena PTSA



Greece Athena PTSA

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


Meetings will be held on: September 14th, January 11th and May 3rd at 6 pm in the Library.


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.

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