AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, November 7, 2022

2022 - 2023 School Year

Please welcome Dr. Kay Walker to the Mill as the substitute 6th grade Assistant Principal

She will be here through the end of first semester. We are so excited she’s here!

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Kay Walker, 6th grade Substitute Assistant Principal

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Reflections Winners from Autrey Mill Middle School 2022-2023

2022-2023 Reflections Winners from Autrey Mill Middle School

Thank you to all of our creative and talented students who participated in the PTA Reflections program this year! Congratulations to the 8 winning artists whose entries advanced to North Fulton for council-level judging.

Visual Art:
Nahyon Phoebe K. (8)
Youngseo B. (8)
Sophia Z. (7)
Anvita S. (6)

Music Composition:
Jason L. (6)
Tara P. (6)

Ella M. (8)

Kevin F. (8)


Calendar of Events

November 8th - Election Day - Professional Development (Remote Learning Day for Students - Independent Assignments)

November 9th - Picture Retake Day

November 9th - Volleyball Game AMMS vs Ridgeview MS (Away) - 5:30 p.m.

November 10th - 6th Grade Orchestra Concert - Gym - 6:30 p.m.

November 11th - Veterans Day (Wear Red, White, and Blue)

November 21st to November 25th - Thanksgiving Break (no school)

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Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11th for all those who served in the U. S. military. It was in 1954 that congress passed a bill declaring the holiday.


Picture Retake Day November 9th

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News from the Counseling Office

Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week

Thursday, November 10th

  • Celebrate World Kindness Day – Wear your positive, kind, encouraging t-shirt/sweatshirt.

Monday, November 14th

  • Team Up Against Bullying – Wear your favorite TEAM apparel to show that we are at Team at AMMS. Show that you will have the courage to STAND UP for students who are being teased or bullied.

Tuesday, November 15th

  • Stop Hiding and Speak Up – Wear Camo but don’t hide! Do not be a bystander speak up if you see someone being bullied.

Wednesday, November 16th

  • Catch the Wave of Kindness – Wear your Hawaiian and island wear. All staff and students are encouraged to do a Random Act of Kindness during the day. Make a new friend. Talk to someone who is alone. Be encouraging and kind today and every day.

Thursday, November 17th

  • Bullying is in the Past – Dress up in your favorite era to show that at AMMS, bullying is not tolerated because it is a thing of the past. At AMMS, we respect and include each other and celebrate our differences.

Friday, November 18th

  • Put a Lid on Bullying – Wear a hat to show that we are all in this together and are here to listen to and support each other. At AMMS, we are leaders, we take action to make sure no one is alone. We stand up for others to show that we are part of the solution, not the problem!

Counseling/Registrar Information

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 and medical evaluations, etc. Please 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 will 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.


Family Engagement Month – “Family Matters”

November is National Family Engagement month. Join us for "Family Matters," an exciting event celebrating FCS families and their role in the education and well-being of their students. There will be interactive workshops, hands-on activities, vendors, entertainment, giveaways, food, and a few special guests! Tickets are required per person for entry. Families may attend one or all events at four locations from November 14th through November 17th. Please RSVP by November 1st. The following schools (with links to Eventbrite) are hosting events for the entire district:

Visit fultonschools/FamilyEngagementMonth for more details.

For more information, please contact Becca Goddard (

PTA Information

Holiday Gift Cards for Teachers & Staff

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Every year, the AMMS PTA gives gift cards to all the teachers and staff members at their Holiday Lunch in December. These $20 gift cards are a much-appreciated way to say THANK YOU for all that they do for our children.

This year, instead of you having to shop for those gift cards, we are asking parents to send an electronic contribution towards the cost of the gift cards. These contributions will be collected by our Vice President of Teacher Support, Emily Lovelace, who will then purchase all the gift cards with our Hospitality Committee.

Contributions can be sent below now through November 18th. A suggested contribution of $20 would be appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily at


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Clinic Reminder

If a student is feeling sick, they should tell their teacher who will have them report to the clinic.

Students should not be using their personal devices to call home asking to be picked up.


Lost and Found

Lost and Found will be donated on Friday November 11th. Please have your student check the lost 'n' found table located in the front rotunda just outside of the cafe for their missing items.

Parent Reminder

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we approach the upcoming holidays, it important to remind parents and families that candy, desserts, baked goods (store bought/homemade), or any other edible items are not to be sold or distributed at school or on the bus unless approved in advance by school administration. Per our Student Code of Conduct, students who do not adhere to this expectation are subject to disciplinary action for violation 7A: Failure to Follow Rules and all candy or food items will be confiscated. Please discuss this expectation and possible consequences with your student(s) as this will be taken very seriously. This is due to recent national and state reports about students sharing edible items and synthetic medications with other students that contain very harmful substances.

Please know that taking 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!


From the desk of our Social Worker, Dr. John B. Burger, LCSW

Attendance Information

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.


It's Extramural Time (7th and 8th Graders Only)

Volleyball Game Schedule - Students Report to game at 5:15 p.m. - Game starts at 5:30 p.m. - Pick up at 7:15 p.m

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Girls' 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Tryouts

When: Thursday, January 5th and Friday, January 6th

Where: Gym

Times: 4:30 p.m.

Physical Forms are available in Coach Owen's Room D109

Forms are due by Thursday, January 5th

File Library (

No late submissions will be allowed

If you have any questions please contact Coach Owens at

Boys' Basketball Tryouts

Tryout dates: Tuesday Dec. 13th and Wednesday Dec. 14th (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

*Must attend both sessions to be considered for the team.

Season start and end date: Jan 9th - Mar 3rd

Season Practices: Mondays and Wednesdays (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Season Games: All games will be played on Wednesdays and Fridays. Schedule will be distributed at the first official practice on January 9th.

*Must be able to commit to all practices and games during the season.

Signups and Paperwork: Students must register for tryouts through Microsoft Forms and submit all paperwork by Friday, Dec. 9th. If documents and registration are not submitted by this date that student will NOT be allowed to tryout.

All documents can be found on the AMMS website under the athletics tab

Below is the Microsoft Forms link to register.

AMMS Boys Basketball Signups


7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including connections, may participate on the AMMS tumbling team.

ALL forms must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. Deadline for Forms: Friday, November 4th

Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will not be allowed to participate.

Please see the links.

Required Forms Checklist


Practices: Mornings TBA

Culminating Event: MUST attend Tumbling Exhibition (Ridgeview Charter Middle School) Friday, December 2nd in the morning.

Email Coach Larson with any question –


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Autrey Mill’s school wide Spelling Bee will be held Tuesday, November 29th , at 9:00 a.m. in the Media Center. Students can qualify to compete as a finalist via an online test in their Language Arts classes. Information about how to register your student for this online test will be shared soon! The finalists who will compete at the school wide bee will be announced November 17th. The winner will go on to represent Autrey Mill at the county wide spelling bee.

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Save the date! December 10th, 2022. This year’s FCS Technology Competition will be held on Saturday,

The categories are 3D Modeling, Animation, Audio Production, Device Modification, Digital Game Design, Digital Photo Production, Graphic Design, Internet Applications, Mobile Apps, Multimedia Applications, Productivity Design, Programming Challenge, Project Programming, Robotics, and Video Production. Information about the county competition can be found here and information about the state competition can be found here.


Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are on sale NOW! We have already sold more than 70% 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!

8th Grade Parents-Yearbook recognition ads are still available but space is extremely limited-we have room for 12 more ads. Click here to buy now.

The Yearbook Staff needs your help! We are looking for photo submissions in the following categories:

-Students with their pets

-Jr. Glad or other competitive sports

-Travel photos (from summer 2022, fall/winter 2023)


-Students with “old school” items (i.e. records)

Please use THIS LINK to submit your photos in these categories. Please limit your submissions to a maximum of 3 photos per category.

If you have any questions, please contact Marisa Wesker @

The Yearbook Staff needs your help! We are looking for photo submissions in the following categories:

-Students with their pets

-Jr. Glad or other competitive sports

-Travel photos (from summer 2022, fall/winter 2023)


-Students with “old school” items (i.e. records)

Please use THIS LINK to submit your photos in these categories.

Thank you in advance!


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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After reporting a positive COVID case through the parent portal, please email Dr. Gamel at


Candy Bouquet Pre-Order Form

Congratulate your cast and crew members on their spectacular Moana Jr. performance with a candy bouquet. The candy bouquet is made with an assortment of candy that is arranged into a bouquet. There will be a limited number of candy bouquets available for purchase on the day of the show, but don't wait because they will sell out! We will be accepting pre-orders until Nov 11th.

All candy bouquets must be picked up by the intermission of the show of your choosing. To confirm your order, all bouquets must be pre-paid by Nov 11th. VenMo @Troop15543 (please include your cast members' name in the comment section).

All proceeds benefit Girl Scout Troop 15543. Questions? Email: