Athena Staff Update – Week 20

We are now officially at the January Regents Week.  It is hard to believe that the year is almost half over.

Changes in the Main Office! Congratulations to Kathleen Harrison, as she will be moving into the position of Principal’s Secretary starting this Monday.  Over the past several years, Kathleen has proven to be a tremendously hard worker.  She is an extremely organized and professional member of our team hear at Athena and this new role will allow her to continue to use her gifts and talents to serve our entire community.

Staff Meeting This Week: This week is the final PLC Session of the semester.  Most groups should be completing the third round of CFA’s at this point.  Work with your administrators if you have any questions.  ***Action Required*** This week, please reflect as a team on your progress so far this year by completing the CheckPoint #3 and giving it to your administrator by Friday. Click here to download the CheckPoint #3 document. Click here to download the CFA Analysis Protocol.

Need to Know:

  • Monday is a Half Day for Students: We will only have the first 3 blocks of the day on Monday to accommodate the ELA Regents Exam. Refer to Jackie’s email regarding proctoring assignments.
  • Tuesday Staff Meeting: Feel free to meet for one hour at any time this week as a PLC Team.  If you choose to meet at a different time than Tuesday at 2, just let your administrator know your plan.
  • Library Closed All Week: Exams will be administered in the Library all week.  Please keep all passes to a minimum to preserve a testing environment throughout our school this week.
  • ***ACTION Required*** PD Sign Ups Due Tuesday by 3pm: Select the sessions you want to participate in for the next two All Staff meetings.  Sign up sheets were in your mailboxes last week.  (Click here for another copy) Return to my office. If you do not sign up, sessions will be selected for you.
  • Thursday Pep Assembly: Last block on Thursday we will honor our winter athletes with an assembly in the gym run by the Student Leadership group.  Students will report to their last block and classes will be called down by the PA system.
  • Friday Scoring and PD Assignments: Please click on the following links to view your scoring assignments. Science Regents Exam assignmentsAll other Regents Exam assignments.  PE will be at a district PD session. Teachers of half year courses have this time to score their finals.
  • 8th Grade Parent Night: On February 12 we will welcome our 8th grade parents and students to Athena High School to help them begin to plan the transition to high school. This year we will begin in the APAC with a brief welcome address.  Parents then will be offered the opportunity to attend short, 15 minute sessions to learn about different programs, departments and clubs. This is a great chance to promote your departments and clubs.  See Nicole, Berardo, Tammy Aubrey or Sara Giacalone if you can attend and participate.

Nice to Know:

  • I Am An Athena Grad – Paul Beckford: Click here if you have a few minutes at the end of a class, this 2 minute interview with Paul would be a great end to any class.  Paul shares 2 things every studnet must do to be ready for success in college.
  • Senior Chris Fantuzzo Wins at Senior NightClick here to view Chris in action.
  • Athena Ski Team VideoClick here to view the latest Ski Team video highlights.
  • Budget Freeze: All money must be spent by February 28th.

I hope you have a wonderful week!


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