AMMS Lion's Roar
"Recognize the Roar"
Monday, January 30, 2023
2022 - 2023 School Year
Mr. Trey Martin, Principal
Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th grade Assistant Principal
Mrs. Ashley Perry, 6th grade Assistant Principal
Her email address is PerryAM@fultonschools.org
Mrs. Perry is a Snellville, Georgia, native who graduated from Brookwood High School. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in History, her master’s degree from Georgia State University in Social Science Education, and her Specialist degree from Valdosta State University in Teaching and Learning. Mrs. Perry started her teaching career in Gwinnett County before transferring to Fulton County Schools in 2013. Once in Fulton, she worked at Holcomb Bridge Middle School for 5 years as a Social Studies teacher and department chair with accolades such as Teacher of the Year and NELC Teacher of the Year finalist. In 2018, Mrs. Perry transitioned into a new role at Autrey Mill Middle School as the Instructional Coach. For the last 5 years, Mrs. Perry has led Autrey Mill through the implementation of Standards Mastery Framework and subsequent updates to curriculum. Furthermore, she supports new teachers in the building and works to establish a positive culture and climate for students and staff. Due to her achievements at AMMS, Mrs. Perry is the current Professional of the Year for Autrey Mill Middle School.
On a personal note, Mrs. Perry is a Johns Creek resident, wife, mom to two little ones, and an avid Georgia Bulldog fan,Go Dawgs! She enjoys dabbling in design and décor, traveling to new places, and reading all the historical fiction and YA books she can get her hands on.
Farewell Dr. Dixon
She is a rockstar and we will miss her.
Her last day is Tuesday January 31st.
Calendar of Events
February 1st - Basketball Game AMMS vs Webb Bridge MS (home) 5:30 p.m.
February 3rd - Basketball Game AMMS vs Taylor Road MS (away)
February 8th - Basketball Game AMMS vs Sandy Springs (away)
February 9th - Spring Picture Day
February 9th - Orchestra Pre-Festival Concert - 6:00 p.m. (gym)
February 10th - Basketball Game AMMS vs Ridgeview (home) 5:30 p.m.
February 22nd - Blue Out - Students and Faculty & Staff Basketball competition
Reading Bowl Champs
Please wish them luck as they advance to the next level of competition, the regional event on February 11th.
A Valentine's Day Reminder
Dear Parents or Guardians,
As we approach Valentine’s Day, it is important to ensure that all homemade candy, desserts, baked goods, or other edible items are not to be sold or distributed during school hours, and that appropriate store-bought items are delivered to the administration. Please know that taking this measure will help us maintain a safe environment for all students with allergies, etc. You can help us protect your student(s) by requesting that they not eat anything given to them by another person, anything that they have not brought from your home or anything not in its original sealed package.
Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping all of our students safe at school!
AMMS Blue Out
We are excited to start having the annual Blue Out again. Students get to play basketball against Autrey Mill staff, teachers and admin.
Blue Out raffle tickets can be purchased on the PBIS app using PBIS points. Every point buys one ticket. You can purchase as many raffle tickets as you have points, this increases your chance of being on the student team, but does not guarantee a spot.
The student team will compose of 10 raffle winners. Those students will play against the teachers in an exciting, action-packed game on February 22nd right after school.
Where: AMMS Gym
When: Wednesday, February 22nd immediately after school
Time: 4:30 p.m. Teacher vs Student Game in the gym
5ish half time dance performance from PE Dance ALL Stars lead by Coach Davis
5:30 p.m. Girls' AMMS vs Northwestern
6:30 p.m. Boys' AMMS vs Northwestern (after the girl’s game)
We would like to congratulate and recognize the following students for earning all A’s in their core classes (science, social studies, math, ELA, reading/world language). Their hard work and dedication are paying off. Congratulations for a job well done!
Click the Link for list of names per grade level.
Spelling Bee Champions
Fulton County Schools 62nd Annual Spelling Bee Competition.
We are so proud of our very own Satyajeeth (Jeetu) S. for qualifying as a top 7 finalist in the Fulton County Spelling Bee on Saturday. She will be representing Autrey Mill in the Region Four Bee Competition
Congratulations and good luck in the Region Four Bee Competiton.
AMMS School Store Volunteers Sign Up 2nd Semester 2022-2023
Calling all AMMS parents and guardians! The School Store needs volunteers for this semester! Join the team to meet new people, be involved and have fun! This is a biweekly 1 1/2 hour commitment. #ammspta Use the QR code or link to sign up to volunteer at The School Store today! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f44a8aa22a5fecf8-amms6
Parents of rising 9th graders
All 8th grade students will attend one of the scheduled transition tours to Johns Creek High School on either February 16th or February 17th, 2023. Students will be assigned a morning to visit the school with their first period class. They will return for lunch at AMMS.
We are excited about the opportunity for the students to explore the high school layout, learn about course offerings, and ask questions.
Please click here to complete the permission form by Friday, February 3, in order for your son/daughter to attend the trip. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Erickson at ericksonA@fultonschools.org
Spring Picture Day
SAVE THE DATE……Thursday, February 9, 2023, IS SPRING PICTURE DAY AT AMMS.
Students will have their pictures taken during their social studies classes.
You should receive an email from Lifetouch about the online procedures for ordering the pictures. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
It's Extramural Time (7th and 8th Graders Only)
AMMS Track and Field Tryouts
AMMS Track and Field try-outs will be Tuesday, February 21st through Thursday, February 23rd, until 5:00 p.m.
Rides must arrive on time for pick up.
All three days are MANDATORY unless pre-approved by the coaches.
Join the AMMS TRACK AND FIELD in Teams using the CODE: 0sxn1jx for all the information.
Important Basketball Information
Sandy Springs Charter Middle School will be charging for home basketball games this year. $1 for students and $3 for parents.
School-age spectators must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs. FCS employees are FREE with a badge.
Sandy Springs Charter Middle School is excited to announce our partnership with @GoFanHS! GoFan is the leading digital ticketing solution for more than 300,000 school events each year. Now you can easily get your tickets online, avoid lines at the gate, and enjoy contactless payment and entry. Visit our GoFan page to see our upcoming events:
Sandy Springs vs Autrey Mill 2/8/2023 https://gofan.co/app/events/844563?schoolId=GA67634
The Deadline for Fulton County Schools Hardship Transfer Application is Feb. 28, 2023
Applications are available beginning January 1, 2023, for parents who wish to apply for a 2023-24 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton County Schools (FCS) elementary, middle or high school.
Parents will use an online form, available through the school system’s website, to enter and submit their information. Hard copy applications are not required, with the exception of medical transfers which require pertinent medical provider’s signatures and documentation.
The deadline for submitting a transfer application is Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, by 4:30 p.m., with no exceptions or extensions granted. All requests must be received or postmarked by this date and time. In addition, school system employees who have children receiving an employee hardship transfer must renew their request.
The February 28 deadline applies to students and parents seeking a hardship transfer for medical reasons, curriculum differences, and child care situations or for employees’ children.
Schools participating in open enrollment, a separate transfer process that allows students to move to a school with available space, will be announced in early May.
Parents with questions or who need more information about hardship transfers can contact the FCS’ Student Assignment Office at 470-254-5550 or visit https://www.fultonschools.org/hardshiptransfers.
Fulton County Schools
Yearbooks are on sale NOW! We have already sold more than 75% of our allotted copies! Reserve your copy ASAP -it is highly likely that we will run out prior to March. Click here to purchase your 22-23 AMMS Yearbook TODAY!
Counseling Office Information
Fulton County Public Schools is now offering a secure website to facilitate student records requests and transcripts.
All requests for student records/information will be submitted and paid for (if applicable) online. Phone and fax requests will no longer be accepted.
From the desk of our Social Worker, Dr. John B. Burger, LCSW
Parent's Responsibility When a Child is Absent
- Parents should notify the school before or after the absence(s)
- Notes should be directed to attendance owner at the school
- Handwritten note or email
- Notification from parents should happen no later than 5 days after absence
Middle and High School
- Middle/High School messages begin going out around 4:30 p.m. on the day of the absence.
- If your student is absent or misses one or more periods of the school day, they will be marked with an "A" (for absent) in our attendance system, and you will receive an automated phone call and email message to the designated contact info you provided in Infinite Campus. This includes excused absences that are approved in advance.
- Errors can occur and if you feel you received a phone call by mistake, contact your school front office to verify that your student’s attendance record is accurate.
- If your student's absence was unexpected, please remember to contact your child's school by sending in a note or email so the absence can be marked "excused" in the system.
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.
Johns Creek High School Theatre Presents
JCHS Drama Department presents The Little Mermaid Feb. 23rd - 26th!
Tickets are on sale now at jchstheatre.com!
We hope you can come and join us Under the Sea!