AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, September 23, 2019

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

Ms. Marissa Jonas, Assistant Administrator

Calendar of Events

Sept. 25th 5:30 p.m. AMMS Soccer vs Ridgeview (away)

Sept. 27th 5:30 p.m. AMMS Soccer vs Northwestern (away)

Oct. 2nd 5:30 p.m. AMMS Soccer vs Hopewell (home)

Oct. 4th 5:30 p.m. AMMS Soccer vs Holcomb Bridge (home)

Oct. 10th AMMS Professional Devopment Day (students off)

Oct. 11th Teacher Workday (students off)

Oct. 14th Columbus Day (school closed)

Student 5 Day Weekend - Coming Up!

Autrey Mill Middle School has coordinated with our area schools to hold one of our 2019-2020 Professional Development Days in October. Students will NOT attend school on the days listed below. Please plan accordingly.

Thursday, October 10th AMMS Professional Day

Friday, October 11th Teacher Workday

Monday, October 14th Columbus Day Holiday

Food on Campus - Important Information

As we approach the upcoming holidays, candy, desserts, baked goods (store bought/homemade), or other edible items are not to be sold or distributed during school hours unless approved in advance by the administration. Students who do not adhere to this expectation are subject to disciplinary action for insubordination and all food items will be confiscated. Please discuss this expectation and possible consequences with your student(s).

This measure will help us maintain a safe environment for all students. 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!

J.E. Trey Martin, Principal

Autrey Mill MS

Lost and Found

The lost and found has been collected and brought to the Front Rotunda. Please have your students check to see if they have misplaced any item(s). All lost and found will be donated on Monday, October 7th.

National PTA Reflections "LOOK WITHIN"

The Reflections Program provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

This year’s theme is “LOOK WITHIN” and young artists may submit an entry in any of these six areas: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. All entries are due by November 8th and should be turned into the Media Center.

Parents who wish to volunteer for this year’s program may contact Maria Baron, Reflections Chair, at

Pre-Approved Absences

An approved absence should be pre-arranged with the principal or designee before the absence occurs. Approved pre-arranged absences shall be permitted for a travel opportunity with educational benefits, a graduation or wedding of a close family member, a specialized educational experience, or an event mutually agreed to by the parent and the principal. There is a limit of 6 days for approved absences.

REACH Tutoring

Starting Tuesday, October 1st REACH tutoring will be taking place after school in the cafeteria. JCHS students are available to support all AMMS students in ALL academic subjects.

If you would like more information, please contact Natalie Cowart at


Don’t miss out! Purchase your yearbook now at The price will go up soon!

Parents of 8th graders-celebrate your student with a personalized yearbook ad. Space is limited!

2019-2020 Student Advisory Council

Congratulations to our 8th grade student Daylia L. for applying and being selected to participate on this year's Advisory Council!

State School Superintendent Richard Woods selects 2019-2020 Student Advisory Council

MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, 404-463-4246,

-Follow GaDOE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GeorgiaDeptofEd

Click here for the list of selected students.

September 18, 2019 – State School Superintendent Richard Woods has selected 130 Georgia students to serve on his Student Advisory Council. Throughout the school year, these middle and high school students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom. Members of the Student Advisory Council will also discuss other issues related to education, serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools, and participate in service projects to benefit schools and students.

“It is so important to me to hear directly from students about how decisions made at the state level are playing out in the classroom,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “Meeting with my Student Advisory Council allows me to hear feedback firsthand from those most affected by educational policies.”

Members were selected from a pool of more than 1,000 students who applied to serve on the council. They were chosen based on the strength of their essay answers, which focused on their ideas for public education as well as their community service experience. The students selected attend public schools all over the state, in every RESA district in Georgia.

Details have been sent via email to selected students.

PTA Inquiries to Yearbooks

We have received a few inquiries about yearbooks lately in response to the Jostens automated marketing emails. PLATINUM, DIAMOND, or a LIONS DEN donors to the 2019-2020 PTA should have received an email from the PTA last Wednesday indicating that a yearbook is included with that level of PTA donation and will be purchased on their behalf by the PTA and delivered to your child along with all of the other yearbooks when they are distributed. If you received that email, there is nothing else need to do in order for your child to receive his/her 2019-2020 yearbook. All other inquiries regarding yearbooks should go to Marisa Wesker ( or directly to Jostens.

International Parents Question and Answer Meeting

Your attendance is encouraged!

Please RSVP to Katie Soh, AMMS Bilingual Community Liaison at

We look forward to seeing you all.

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Debate News

At the University of Kentucky, Aalif B. and Prakhar G. reached the quarterfinals, earning a 5th place finish in the JV division. Competing against high schoolers, 5th place is an amazing accomplishment. Also at the tournament, individual awards were given to 6th place for Prakhar G. and 11th place for Aalif B.

Congratulations to our outstanding debate team!

Lions Literacy

The Lions Literacy Alliance October selection is Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. Open to all students, parents, and staff members interested in participating on October 8th, 8:00 a.m. Read the book ahead of time on Sora or from the library. Bring your own k-cup for coffee/tea/hot chocolate to drink while we discuss the book. Light breakfast snacks will be served.

AMMS Book Fair September 30th through October 4th

Find a magical read at the Book Fair!

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held from September 30th through October 4th. For more information about the activities we have planned, please click here:

Anyone can shop our Book Fair online with access to even more books from September 22nd through October 5th, so click here to shop:

Finally, we hope you will utilize our e-wallet! Give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available. For more information, click here:

If you would like to volunteer for Book Fair, please sign-up here:

8th Grade Savannah Trip

We are proud to offer the Autrey Mill eighth grade students an exciting and educational trip to Savannah, GA. The Georgia Trip will take place November 7th – November 8th and will include visits to First African Baptist Church, River Street, Fort Jackson, Forsyth Park, and historic tours of Savannah.

The trip is being sponsored by the 8th Grade Social Studies department. We will be leaving before school on November 7th and returning in the evening of November 8th. We will have forty staff chaperones with an expected ratio of 12 students for every adult.

We will travel to Savannah in luxury motor coaches. While in Savannah, 8th grade Georgia studies comes to life as students visit places of historic interest. We also offer students some social time with shopping on River Street Park and an evening riverboat cruise and dance.

The cost of the trip is $228. We feel all students will benefit from this activity; however, attendance is not required and in no way affects a student’s instruction or evaluation. We do reserve the right to cancel this field trip if sufficient money is not available to cover all costs.

All payments and permission forms were due FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019.

Permission Form or Opt Out Form

  • Both parent and student need to sign the Permission or Opt Out form. Please use student’s given name. These forms are also found on the school website ( under quick links Georgia Trip.
  • All students must have medical insurance coverage to attend the trip. When completing the permission form, have your student’s medical insurance information handy.

If your student does not have medical insurance, TW LORD is a low cost option (1-800- 633-2360). More information is available here.


  • Pay online at “Online School Payments”. If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from making an online payment, such as no debit or credit card, please contact the front office.


  • All medications needed for trip must be in the clinic prior to the trip. The forms are posted on the school website under Clinic. Please contact the AMMS clinic with questions regarding medication.


  • Any student who receives a suspension (ISS or OSS) or multiple detentions prior to the trip as a result of an office referral will be ineligible to attend the trip at the discretion of administration.

Payment and completed forms must have been received in order to participate in roommate selection on Friday, October 4, 2019. Students who provide payment and/or insurance information past this deadline date will be placed in rooms based on availability.

Please contact me at if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to providing a memorable trip for the 8th grade students.

Anita Erickson

8th grade Assistant Principal

Autrey Mill Middle School

470-254-7622 ext. 48241

AMMS Clubs and After School Enrichment Programs

Any student interested in joining or trying out for a club or after school enrichment program, should check the Autrey Mill website (under activities) for a list of clubs offered, a brief description, meeting dates, time and room location.

Any questions, please contact the club sponsor.

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AMMS Sports Information

EXTRAMURALS (7th & 8th Graders ONLY)


7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including Connections, may try out for the AMMS tennis team.

ALL forms, including a physical, must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th. Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will be ineligible to try out.

Tryouts will be before school September 30th- October 4th, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on the school tennis courts. Students must bring a racket and a can of tennis balls. We will have practices in the mornings based on the schedules of the students who make the team. Your student must be able to participate in practices and in the tournament at South Fulton Tennis Center on Saturday, October 26th. Each school can enter 2 singles and 2 doubles teams for boys and 2 singles and 2 doubles teams for girls. Matches will follow the 6-game pro set format until the semi-finals, where an 8-game pro set will be played and the finals will play a 10-game pro set. Scoring will be no add, using 15, 30, 40 and game. At 40-all (deuce) the receiver gets to choose the side to receive serve. The team will be based solely on student performance during tryouts.

Email Coach Larson with any questions –



7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including Connections, may try out for the AMMS volleyball team.

ALL forms, including a physical, must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th. Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will ineligible to try out.

Tryouts will be after school Sept 30th -Oct. 4th, 4:05 p.m.-5:05 p.m. in the gym. The number of students trying out will determine the days of tryouts. We will have practices in the afternoons based on the schedules of the students who make the team. Your student must be able to participate in practices and games. The team will be based solely on student performance during tryouts.

*Please be here to pick up your athlete promptly at 5:05 p.m. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pick up the students from after school activities and events. Autrey Mill Middle School is not responsible for supervision fifteen minutes after that time. If students are not picked up on time, the student could lose the privilege of participating in the program.

Email Coach Larson with any questions –

Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are on Wednesdays and Fridays.

10/23/19 5:30 p.m. Webb Bridge @Autrey Mill

10/30/19 5:30 p.m. Sandy Springs@Autrey Mill

11/1/19 5:30 p.m. River Trail@River Trail

11/6/19 5:30 p.m. Ridgeview@Ridgeview

11/8/19 5:30 p.m. Northwestern@Northwestern

11/13/19 5:30 p.m. Hopewell@Autrey Mill

11/15/19 5:30 p.m. Holcomb Bridge@Holcomb Bridge


Basketball - Boys & Girls

Both teams will be coached by Coach Dustin Owens

Information Meetings will be held after school on the following days:

4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2nd

4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 6th

4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4th

Students only need attend one meeting. Meetings will last approximately 10 minutes and will not affect student transportation home. No parents need attend.


Boys- Monday, December 9th & Wednesday, December 11th

Girls- Tuesday, December 10th (and maybe Thursday the 12th depending on numbers)

Fulton County policy dictates that only 7th and 8th graders may participate in extramurals. As a result, 6th graders will not be allowed to tryout. There is one boys' team and one girls' team for the school

AMMS 2019-2020 Professional Development Days

AMMS students will not attend school on Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday, February 14, 2020.

Community News

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Junior Gladiators Basketball 2019 Tryout Information

When: September 28th and 29th

Location: Johns Creek High School Main Gym


5th and 6th Graders 1:00 p.m. on the 28th

5th and 6th Graders 2:00 p.m. on the 29th

7th and 8th Graders 2:30 p.m. on the 28th

7th and 8th Graders 4:00 p.m. on the 29th

All players interested in playing MUST attend at least one day of tryouts.

4th Graders are allowed to tryout for the 5th grade team.

Please visit or contact for more information.

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