Monthly Archives: April 2013

Athena Students “Spruce Up Greece”

Saturday, April 27, was a beautiful, sunny day in Greece. Athena High Law students, along with their teacher, CJ Miceli, other GTA members, and many other Greece residents took to the streets to “Spruce Up Greece.”  Spruce Up Greece is an annual event to unite … Continue reading

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Staff Update – Week 34

Quote to Consider: “Think of literacy as a spine; it holds everything together.  The branches of learning connect to it, meaning that all… content teachers have a responsibility to teach literacy.” (pg 33 from Focus, by Schmoker).  Schmoker goes on … Continue reading

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Track and Field Update (4.27.2013)

Track Pictures from Two Weeks Ago: His and Hers Meet Update: From the “scorching” sun (as evidenced by my own brightly-hued nose) to the old-school methodology employed to communicate results (the timing and scoring “tech” went down mid meet), this … Continue reading

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Chalk the Walk: Celebrating National Poetry Month

During the past few weeks Athena students have been celebrating National Poetry Month in a variety of ways. Students from Mr. Scott’s classes have been sharing Pocket Poems with their peers and adults.  A different student each morning has read … Continue reading

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Julia Mullane Honored as the Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our very own Julia Mullane for being honored as the teacher of the year at the Greece Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony and Banquet last week.  We are proud of all you do for students and celebrate this … Continue reading

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Culture and Climate Survey Results (2013)

Here are the results of this years Athena Culture and Climate Survey.  As the results indicate we are continuing to improve the quality of our school as we work together to make Athena High School a great place to learn … Continue reading

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Examples of APPR Evidence by Standard (as collected by Athena Teachers)

Below is a list of examples of evidence by standard that was collected during our last Focus Meeting in which we analyzed the 7 NYSUT Standards and aligned the different types of correlating evidence that may be used.  This is … Continue reading

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Principal’s Note in the 4.22.2013 eNews: The New Common Core Learning Standards and Assessments

Athena High School eNews  Week 31 – April 22, 2013 Theme of the Month:  Citizenship  “Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.”  – Martha Gellhorm Useful Links: School Web Page – All … Continue reading

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Staff Update – Week 33

Quote to Ponder: “On some level, schools know ‘what is essential’.’ But we don’t clarify or reinforce our priorities as often or as passionately as we should.” This quote from Focus, by Mike Schmoker, reminds me of the ongoing need … Continue reading

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Athena Students Fully Funded at the YEA! Investor Panel

The YEA! Investor Panel took place this week! Students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy had the option to present their business models to a panel of investors who determine whether or not they want to invest in the student’s company. … Continue reading

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