Athens HS | Class Meeting Schedules
Hello Troy Athens High School. As we transition into this new school year. I would like to welcome you and express our mission and vision for the upcoming academic year.
My name is Mr. Burton and it is my honor and privilege to leave this building. From the position of the new principal, Troy Athens High School celebrates 50 years of academic, athletic, and extracurricular student success. During this 50 th year, we looked to continue our pursuit of providing a high quality education and instruction to all students to assist in their development.
My work as principal would be ineffective without the supporting dedication of my administrative team. Ms. Henry is entering her second year here at Athens and she will support all students last names A through L grades nine through 12. Mr. Munaco is entering his 5th year in Redhawks country and will be the administrator for all grade levels and students whose last names are M through Z. New to the administrative team is Mr. Hugh who is not a new face to the Athens community but new in his role as our building Athletic Director. There have been a few changes in staff locations. Mr. Mr. Munaco and Mr. Henry to offices are now located in the main office while Mr. Hugh will be located in the Operations Office which is formerly the Assistant principal's Office.
There are eight individuals that help run Athens High School with the administrative team. Our outstanding secretaries handle much of the support that assists the needs of the building. Mrs. Miller is my direct Secretary in the Main office. Mrs. Harris manages the Main office, the clinic and operates as the building receptionist. Mrs. Kemp is our attendance Secretary. Mrs. Sa and Mrs. Sudden support our Assistant Principals, while Miss Buchemi supports our Athletic Director. Many know Ms. Sparback and Ms. Kania supporting students in our counseling office as a Counseling and Data Secretary, respectively. Students are supported with their academic angel needs in our counseling center. Athens High School is staffed with six counselors. Ms. Grove. Mrs. Jamil. Ms. O'Neill. Mrs. Shang. M. Najib, and Ms. Blaizeoff. Also two social workers. Mrs. Newcomer and Ms. Johnson and we can't forget about our four outstanding helpers are service dogs. Henley. Lucy. Winter, and Rocky. Keeping students safe is the foundational goal of the Building Administration. In partnership with Safe EDD and Troy Police Department, we have six individuals that work to support that goal. John Kirkken is our Safe ED director along with Ron. Terry. Bryan, and Bain, affectionately known as B. New to the Athens community is Officer Yeomans who will serve as our school Resource Officer.
Hello Athens. This is Mr. Munaco and Id like to take a minute to talk about our core values. A lot of people when they first get into high school and Athens they think automatically that it's all about the academics. I would like to tell you that everything that we do here from academics to sports to activities is all centered around our core values. Our core values are be thoughtful, act with integrity and make an impact. Right now you guys are sitting in classrooms. Every classroom should have a Core values poster that has our character expectations along with the action items of what each one of our core values looks like in the high school. So again academics is very important. But as you will see character education in your character is what is going to get you further in your life, in your careers.
As I just stated, character education bleeds into everything that we do. It includes the Code of Conduct. The code of Conduct is basically your rights here while you're at school, so I encourage you and your parents to click on the link below read through Skim, look at what you can and cannot do. It also talks about some of the the possible consequences in case you break one of the rules and again it's just very important. No matter what you do to know what your rights are, I'm going to go over a few things that that we can and cannot do here at Athens. One question that we get a lot of is is our cell phones allowed and in the Code of Conduct. It does state that cell phones and electronic devices are not permitted in class. However, if the teacher deems that it's necessary for instruction instructional purposes, it is okay. So it's basically up to the teacher and it can be used for instructional purposes only.
Next for dress code no hats, hoods and sunglasses. So again if you are asked to take off your hat, please do so. We don't want to see any hoods or sunglasses on while you're here in the building. And then finally for dress code no inappropriate slogans, which includes profanity and endorsements that are inappropriate for for the school setting.
Something that we are very serious about here is our security. And as you all know at 700 and 20, now we locked the the back doors, the student parking lot doors, and the bus loop doors. So for an example, one thing that is a breach of security is if somebody else props open a door or opens a door to let somebody in pass that 700 and 20 time. That is, that is a serious infraction. Okay, everyone needs to walk around and walk through the front doors. Last but not least, we have plagiarism and cheating. And again, this goes right back to our core values. You sign and you agree and you promise that you're not going to be cheating in your classrooms. So if you do cheat, that goes strictly to act with integrity. Integrity means that you're going to do what you say. You're going to do so again. Plagiarism and cheating is a level two violation and there's a maximum five-day suspension for that. So please act with integrity.
As you know, he'll be taking six classes a day here at Athens, classes start at 700 and 20 and go till 2, ten in the afternoon. 4th hour is going to be the hour in which you have lunch and you will have a B or C lunch depending on your teacher that will be the same for the entire first semester. Remember to be thoughtful when thinking about getting to class on time and moving in the hallways between classes. We want to make sure that we are moving about the building in a safe and secure fashion as well as placing academic success and being on time at the forefront of our priorities. We do have a half-day schedule which you will be released at ten and 55 am, followed by our exam schedule which will also end at 1, ten and 55 am.
In order to graduate from Athens High School you need 22.5 total credits. These credits are going to come from a breakdown of English. Math. Science. Social Studies. PE. World Language. Visual. Performing and Applied Arts, and Health credits based on your graduating class. As we continue to change curriculums and implement new ideas here in Troy, those graduation requirements might vary slightly. If you have individual questions, please make sure to contact your counselor.
Okay. Next, we have some additional learning opportunities that people don't quite think of when they go to a traditional high school.
One thing I'm very passionate in career and technical education and preparing students not only for college but but for their careers as well. And that's why I want to go over a few things that we offer here.
For college and career the EPS Education Development Plan that actually is a requirement by the state and Mrs. Nikishna, our Career Development Development Facilitator will be going through and working with you so that you complete your EDP every year that you're here at high school and I encourage you to really take your time in and actually with fidelity complete the EPS because that talks about your future, your interest, your goals and everything that you do should stem from your EDP, the selection of your courses for the next year, your your career plans, your college plans all stems from your EDP. Some other things that we have here we have college and military visits, we have some field trips planned so please look out for a school due message from Mrs. Nikishna or curer related field trip opportunities. And then finally we have dual enrollment opportunities. So if you advance through our curriculum and you're looking for a class with higher rigor than what we offer here.
You can go through the dual and enrollment process. We also have OTEC or as you'll see, it's OST and they offer a variety of career focus programs just for as listed here. Computer Programming. Criminal Justice welding are just some examples of the programs that you can enter. When you are a junior and a senior, you will have the option to pick a morning or afternoon schedule depending on the program that you are entering and there is transportation offered from HHS. So again, if you're interested in looking at some some different opportunities off campus gear towards your career focus program. OTEC is a great option.
Al Right Everyone as we all know school starts at 700 and 20. That means at 700 and 20 you should be in your first hour class. Ready to Learn.
Over the past couple of days you've noticed that we are locking doors, student lock doors and bus loop doors at 700 and 20 on the dot. So if you arrive late you must use the main entrance.
Something that is going to be new starting next week when you arrive late if you arrive late hopefully not and come in those main entrance doors, you must report and see Mrs. Kemp, our attendance Secretary, and we will have a an attendance kiosk setup meaning that you have to scan your ID. Once you scan a tardy slip will print out and that tardy slip is your past to enter your class. So again when you enter late if you enter late for the first time you go scan get that past, give it to your teacher to enter that classroom. I just want to go over quickly. The difference between the tardy and unexcused tardy. If you report to class less than five minutes late, you'll be marked with the T which is tardy. If you're more than five minutes late you'll be marked as un excused tardy, which is the UT code in Power school. Finally, for Early Dismissal, please have a parent and guardian called the Attendance Office and from there Mrs. Kemp will send you early Dismissal pass through Schoology and that is going to be the past that you show safefed and OR Administration upon your dismissal.
Student ids are very important. First, it helps keep our building safe and secure by knowing who is in the building at all times. If you are late, you will need your student ID to scan and print your past to the next class. For lunch, codes no longer exist and you will need your ID to get school lunch each day for our afterschool events. This helps us identify who is coming to each of these events. If you would like to purchase an A pass, you can do that on school pay and that will be printed on your student ID. It also is useful for homecoming school dances. Charity week, and other afterschool events so that we know that you are an ath and student. If you lose your ID, we can reprint the ID in the Media Center, but it is a five dollars charge. So if you have any questions about that, see Mrs. Vote in the In the Media Center.
If you have not done so already please turn on your school g notifications on your ipad. Important information is sent regularly through Schoology and if you turn off these notifications you might miss important updates and information from our Athens administration and Athen staff regarding unique and important opportunities. Please make sure that those messages are turned on so that you are aware of what is going on in school. The expectation is that your ipad needs to be charged and brought to school every day and brought to each class. Please make sure you do this so that you are able to fully participate in each class in each activity and able to keep up with what is posted on Schoology in each of your classes. If at any point in time during the school year you are having trouble with any of your technology, please see Mr. Monaco, our building tech person in the Media Center.
We know that being involved in building connections is an important part of the high school experience. A great way to get involved and be connected in our Red Hawk community is to be a part of our athletic department or to join one of our many clubs and activities that we have here at Athens. Remember that anytime you are out and about in the community after school you represent Athens and we want to do so in a positive light. Please make sure that you are being thoughtful, acting with integrity and making an impact when attending various events including athletic events or club events for any JVI or varsity games in the stadium, pool or gym. The cost to enter is five dollars or you can pay 50 dollars for a student events pass that is then printed on your student ID. We hope you will get involved in some way and make that a special part of your Athens experience.
Thank you for your attention during our virtual class meetings. Let's have a great year and live out our core values. Be thoughtful, act with integrity and make an impact. Have a great year. Go Red Hawks.