AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th grade Assistant Principal

Calendar of Events

January 1st to February 28th - Student Hardship Transfers (See information below)

January 4th - First Day of Second Semester for Students

January 4th to 7th - Remote Learning

January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (schools closed)

January 24th - First Early Release Day (dismissal begins at 2:05 p.m.)

Late Start Days Switch to Early Release Days

Based on feedback from a variety of stakeholders, the Board voted on a calendar adjustment that will change all remaining late start Mondays for the 2021-2022 school year to early release days. This impacts the following dates:

Dismissal will begin at 2:05 p.m.

January 24, 2022

February 28, 2022

March 21, 2022


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PE for 2nd Semester - 2022

AMMS Track and Field 2022

We are so happy that you have decided to try out for the 2022 track team.

• You need to have all forms filled out and a copy of your insurance card on file BEFORE you can try out. If you tried out for another AMMS sport, then all you should have to turn in is a new concussion form. Only packets from another sport can be accepted if they are from within the past 12 months. Paperwork is due by Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Please use the following link to access forms:


Try-outs will be Tuesday, February 22- Thursday, February 24, 2022, until 5:00. Rides must arrive on time for pick up. All three days are MANDATORY unless pre-approved by the coaches. The top 3 finishers in the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and mile will make the team. The top two will run in the meet and the 3rd runner is an alternate.
• We will make the relay teams from these runners.

The meet is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2022. This is the one and only track meet that we will have for the season. Please make sure that you can attend before try-outs.
• Practice days are TBA but will be two days a week after school until 5:00.

The Extramural Track Exhibition is scheduled for
March 19, 2022, at Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton, GA 30004.

Coaches Lloyd and Shelnutt


Basketball Tryout Information

7th & 8th Grade Boys & Girls trying out for Basketball.

Girl’s Tryouts start Jan 10th & 11th 2022

Boy’s Tryouts Jan 12th & 13th 2022

Practices are held immediately after school. Players should be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m.

In order to tryout, Coach Kearney and Coach Owens need all participants to fill out each of the pre-participation forms. Packets were given to players at our November meeting. We also have these forms available in the Gym. The pre-participation forms can also be found on the Fulton County Athletics web site here:

Coach Owens and Coach Kearney (Boys Coach) (Girls Coach)

Media Center News

K-12 ELA Textbook Adoption

During the 2021-2022 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for English Language Arts in Grades K-12. All teachers, parents, and community members are encouraged to participate in the public review from now through January 21, 2022.

Materials are on display in A150, so please stop by anytime from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. December 6th through January 21st to look at the textbook options for middle school students.

Please visit the textbook adoption website ( for additional details. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ashley Perry ( or Kristen Barksdale (

It's time to start reading.....

From January 1 to January 31, Autrey Mill will participate in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. We challenge our school to read at least 150,000 minutes during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site. Students can access Beanstack by going to Classlink, clicking eLibrary, then clicking Beanstack. Thousands of other libraries and schools across the nation are joining in too, for a chance at winning prizes including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Our school is currently ranked #1 in logged minutes in Fulton County, but other schools are catching up quickly!

Happy reading, Lions!


News from the Counseling Office

It is that time of year when students start applying for private school for the next school year. Please review the AMMS procedure for these and other information requests.

Requests for Student-Related Paperwork and Information

Student Recommendations and Evaluations

To better assist in the completion and return of student recommendations and evaluations, please use the following procedure when asking teachers or staff members to complete paperwork related to private schools, medical evaluations, sports, etc. Bring paperwork to the Counseling Office. Include student name, grade level and a list of people to provide information.

  1. The counseling office will distribute/collect the paperwork to/from the appropriate teachers. We’ll also provide any additional information that may be requested, i.e. test scores, transcripts, discipline records, etc.
  2. Paperwork will be sent directly to the person, group, or school for whom the information is requested. It will not be returned to the student/parent/guardian.
  3. Please allow at least five business days for all student recommendations and evaluations to be completed.
  4. There is a $5.00 per school fee for private school applications.

The AMMS Counseling Department requests a minimum of one business day to handle requests for the following:

  • Official transcripts
  • Copies of report cards
  • Certificates of attendance
  • Copies of student records
  • Work permits

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Pieper in AMMS Counseling Office, or 470-254-8244.


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FCS COVID 19 Reporting Procedures

FCS COVID 19 Reporting

Due to the ever-changing nature of this pandemic, the district will continue to monitor COVID data and recommendations, consult with public health officials, and make additional adjustments as necessary. If your child is sick, please keep them home. Families are still required to report a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, a pending COVID-19 test result (regardless of the reason for testing), and a direct contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive. FCS student/parents must use the Parent Reporting Portal to make the COVID-19 report.

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