AMHS Weekly Update

March 28, 2022- April 1, 2022

DCSD Inventory Audit- Chromebooks

All students will need to bring their Chromebooks to school on Monday, March 28th. The county is conducting an inventory audit as we prepare for the Georgia Milestones End of Course (EOC) testing. This will allow us to complete a software update and repair any damages prior to testing in April. Parents, please remind students to bring their devices to school and be sure to let the IT representatives of any damages to their device.

Career and Technical Student Organizations at AMHS

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are a vital part of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). CTSOs play an integral role in preparing students to become college and career-ready members of society who hold productive leadership roles in their communities. CTSOs are committed to the growth of students in all CTAE career pathways.


These organizations provide motivation, leadership training, and career development opportunities for students enrolled in Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education programs in middle and high schools and enhance their occupational, employability, and leadership skills through various activities such as conferences, award programs, service projects, and competitive events. These organizations conduct activities and events at the local, state, and national levels in which students can participate and compete.


This month AMHS CTSOs are competing with other CTSOs from around the state at their respective Leadership Conferences. We would like to congratulate both our students and their sponsors for their hard work in preparation for their competition:


Below is the results of some of the competitions that our students have participated in thus far:


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (Sponsor: Mrs. April Langer)

Congratulations to Chase Ellis and Iona Jones for their FCCLA project: Chapter in Review Display. They placed 1st at the GA FCCLA State Level competitions in Athens, Georgia this weekend! Chase and Iona will be headed to San Diego, California to compete in the National FCCLA Competition at the end of June.


Future Business Leaders of America: (Sponsors: Mr. Eric Hurst and Ms. Lawanda Stephens-Sanford)

Zayla Bryant placed 7th in the State at the FBLA State Leadership Conference for her performance in Impromptu Speaking.


Health Occupations Student Association: (Sponsor- Mr. Nicholous Gray)

Jayden Phillips, Alasia Cooper, Jalyn Leflore, and Israel Burnell placed in the TOP 5 in State Qualification Testing in our region at the HOSA State Leadership Conference.


Congratulations to our award-winning medical innovation team! Aubrey, Jasmine, and Ariel created a mobile app that helps patients who have epilepsy understand their disorder proficiently. Their app won third place in the HOSA-Future Health Professionals Competitive Event of Medical Innovation. Please check it out by downloading the MAD-store app. Then input the app preview 063-588-227.


Technology Student Association: (Sponsor- Mrs. Shenica Bridges-Mathieu and Mr. Itamar Roberts)

Arabia Mountain High School's Technology Student Association(TSA) placed in the top ten for eleven competitions at the Georgia TSA State Conference and Competition March 16-19 in Athens, GA. Freshman scholar will run for a state officer for the Georgia TSA. Our students who placed in the state competition have qualified to attend the TSA National Conference which will be held in Dallas, Texas June 26-30, 2022. These students ranked in competition:


  • Nicholas Scott – Geospatial Technology
  • Nyla Baxter – Prepared Presentation
  • Annette Dove-Edwin – Promotional Design
  • Morgan Cosby, Toni Dismuke, Ananda Dobbs, Kene Lively – Animatronics
  • Madison Cust, Sauyer Stewart, Jayden Mosley – GA TSA Legacy Chapter
  • Morgan Cosby, Toni Dismuke, Naya LaRose-Star – Software Development
  • Toni Dimuke, Keslyn Billings, Lauryn Grant, Timi Adenuga – Webmaster
  • Arielle Brayboy, Kendyll Thomas – Structural Design and Engineering
  • Kene Lively, Kalyani Yancey, Mezmure Teketsel – System Control Technology
  • Mezmure Teketsel – GA TSA Electrical Applications
  • Madison Cust – GA TSA Outstanding Student


State qualifiers will have the opportunity to represent AMHS at the National Conferences this summer. Please continue to cheer on our CTSOs as they compete during the month of March. If you are interested in finding out how your student can participate in our CTSOs for the 22-23 school year, please reach out to their CTAE Pathway teacher for more information.

AMHS Uniform Policy- Parents we need your help!

In recent weeks, we have observed that some of our scholars are having difficulty following the AMHS Uniform Policy. Arabia Mountain High School is and has always been a uniform school. Therefore, all students (9th -12th grade) are expected to be in school uniform daily. We know that many of you have reviewed the dress code policy with your students. However, some of the scholars are choosing to not adhere to uniform expectations. Therefore, beginning this week through the remainder of the semester, we will strictly enforce the dress code policy as we are a uniform school. Students who are out of the dress code will receive discipline consequences and will be required to contact their parents to bring them the appropriate AMHS uniform. Mondays have been designated as “Blazer Mondays.” Students should wear their navy blazers each Monday as a part of their uniforms. Please note the uniform closet will not be available during this pandemic period. Parents, please review the uniform policy with your student and help them to adhere to the AMHS uniform policy.


Thank you for your continued support.

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Opportunties

Greetings AMHS Parents/Guardians:


Each year Arabia Mountain High School parents/guardians must complete 10 hours of volunteer service hours to maintain enrollment at AMHS. Parents can volunteer in the following ways to earn their volunteer hours:


1. Attend parent meetings (Attendance logs are maintained)

2. Join the Arabia Mountain High School Chapter of PTSA

3. Serve on one of the PTSA Committees

4. Serve as a chaperone on field trips (Sponsors will submit hours)

5. Donate pre-packaged snacks for after-school tutorial sessions. (Receipts are required upon donating items)

6. Volunteer with your student's sports teams. (Coaches will submit hours)

7. Donate air-purifying plants to the school (This opportunity will come this Spring)

8. Monetary donations of $10.50 per volunteer hour is accepted (i.e., 5 hours = $52.50). Donations can be accepted in the form of cash, money order, or cashier's check. (Donations are used to support school programs)

9. Serve as a guest speaker for your student’s classes.


Please plan to complete your required 10 hours of volunteer service by May 20, 2022. We look forward to working with you.


Thank you for your continuous support.

Free On-site COVID-19 Testing Available

Each Thursday between 10:00 is -11:30 am, staff and students will have the opportunity to participate in free, on-site COVID-19 testing. As a reminder, testing is not mandatory at this time, but the district is offering this opportunity to help keep our school community safe. Testing at AMHS will take place in room A205. A consent form must be on file to participate in testing. Please click the following link to access the COVID-19 Testing Consent Form. We are committed to keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe during these unprecedented times.

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GA Milestones End of Course Assessment: April 19th -29th

The GA Milestones End of Course Assessment will take place April 19th- April 29th. We have 16 school days until 2022 Spring EOC Testing. Students enrolled in the following courses are required to take the exam during the established dates (see the AMHS 2022 Spring EOC Testing schedule below):


American Literature

Biology

Coordinate Algebra

US HIstory


As a reminder, this year the student's EOC score will be calculated as 20% of their overall grade in the course. As we prepare our students to take the EOC assessments in April, we would like to encourage your students to attend our weekly EOC tutorial sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. The tutorial sessions are designed to review and reinforce course standards that students may need additional assistance with as well as tackle the common testing-taking mistakes that students make on high stakes tests.


The schedule for the AMHS EOC Tutorials is listed below:


Tuesdays: American Literature and Coordinate Algebra

Thursdays: Biology and US History


Please review the testing information on the school’s website in preparation for the upcoming assessments. (Click the following link for EOC Testing Information). The last day for EOC tutorials will be Thursday, March 31st.

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Instructional Support

CORE Content and EOC Tutorials for Spring Semester

Core Content (Non-EOC Courses) Tutorial Sessions

Tuesdays: ELA and Math

Thursday: Science and Social Studies

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


GA Milestones EOC Tutorials

Tuesdays: Coordinate Algebra and American Literature

Thursdays: Biology and US History

3:30 pm - 4:35 pm


To ensure student safety, please be sure to pick up students attending tutorials no later than 4:45 pm.

Summer 2022 Learning and Job Opprtunities

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The Harvard Diversity Project- Now Accepting Applications

The goal of the Harvard Diversity Project is to promote educational equity by creating opportunities for underserved youth to gain exposure and access to academic training that will distinguish them as top candidates in the college admissions process. To learn more please visit the Harvard Diversity Project website.

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Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp

We are pleased to announce that the Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp will be held again virtually this summer. The Camp is sponsored in partnership with King & Spalding, LLP, and Georgia State University College of Law.

As you are aware, Justice Robert Benham, for whom the Law Camp is named, is the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Justice Benham Law Camp is designed to provide guidance and mentoring to local high school students and introduce them to career opportunities available in the legal profession, with the overall goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession, specifically in Georgia and the Atlanta area.

Eligible rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students for the 2022-2023 school year must be committed to actively participating in the camp’s two-week program. Candidates for the Law Camp will be selected through a two-tier process including review of an application and associated documentation, as well as an interview. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to the law, hear from practicing minority lawyers and judges, and participate in a mock legal argument.

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Juior/Senior Prom

Prom Ticket Sales Continue this Week

It's that time of year...PROM Season. This is the special moment our juniors and seniors have been waiting for. Here are the details:


Date: Friday, April 1, 2022

Where: The Ballroom at the Carlos Center

2500 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329

Time: 7pm-11 pm

Theme: The Enchanted Forest

Ticket cost: $120 is the cost of tickets purchased the week of prom (3/28/22 -3/31/22)

$150 at the door (4/1/2022)- No tickets will be sold at school on 4/1/2022.


Tickets will be sold in Room C211 (Ms. Sanford’s room) during 5th period.


Thank you for your continued support,

AMHS Prom Committee

Senior Corner

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GRADUATION DATE ANNOUNCED

Greetings AMHS Class of 2022 Parents and Students,


The district has released the 2021-2022 graduation schedule. The AMHS Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11:30 am at Hallford Stadium. We are excited for our students as we plan to celebrate them on this momentous occasion. Below is the 2021-2022 DCSD Graduation Schedule.

Class of 2022 News


Seniors, click here to complete your Class of 2022 Information Sheet!


Senior Remind Join Codes

Cap and Gown Orders from Jostens

CLICK HERE to order your cap, gown, stole, and tassel package from Jostens.
Cost: $75 (plus tax); deposit: $50
Please order by October 31, 2021. All balances must be paid by April 1, 2022.


CLICK HERE for a printable with helpful QR codes.


Please CLICK HERE for the AMHS Class of 2022 Updates. (Updates from the November 10th meeting)
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March is GA College Application Fee Waiver Month!

We are pleased to partner with the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, and Georgia Military College to provide a second round of application fee waivers. Because the November 2021 Georgia Apply to College Month was such a success, we are once again facilitating Georgia high school seniors’ application fee waivers!

Scholarships Opportuntities

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The Whiteside Foundation is dedicated to the future of children and making sure that they have the resources that are needed to be successful. This scholarship is offered to graduating high schools seniors who live in a single-parent household. The recipients will be awarded $1000 towards school expenses.


Requirements

  • Graduating High School Senior

  • GPA: 2.75 or higher

  • Formally accepted by college or university that is deemed as a Historically Black College and University

  • Part of a single-parent household

  • Majors choice: STEM majors, Education, Criminal Justice or International Studies

  • Complete and submit the application below and email your official acceptance letter to thewhitesidefoundation@gmail.com by the deadline below to be considered.


Deadline: April 30, 2022, by 11:59 PM


For more information visit The Whiteside Foundation's Website

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Counseling Corner

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

Parents and Scholars,


Below are the remaining dates for the ACT and SAT for the 2021-2022 school year. Students must register for the exam by visiting the ACT or College Board website.


ACT: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

College Board: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register


Parents of students who are seeking accommodations for either exam should reach out to our testing coordinator, Mr. Paris Burd at Paris_Burd@dekalbschoolsga.org.

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Additional School Informaiton

School Uniforms

Thank you for assisting us in maintaining the AMHS School Uniform Policy. The vast majority of our students are following the uniform policy. Please continue to remind your student to be in the appropriate school uniform daily. As a reminder, all students are expected to wear their navy Blazer each Monday for "Blazer Mondays." This is a required part of the AMHS uniform. Please review the uniform policy below with your student. Thank you in advance for assisting us with our uniform policy. Click the following link to the list of the AMHS Uniform Vendors.

Need a Chromebook

New student Chromebooks were delivered and issued last week. If your student needs a Chromebook. Please complete the DCSD Chromebook User Agreement and return it to Mr. Burd (Paris_Burd@dekalbschoolsga.org). Once the user agreement is received, the student will be assigned a Chromebook. The user agreement form is linked below.