AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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

Feb. 19th - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Haynes Bridge (Away)

Feb. 20th - 6:00 p.m. STEM Night

Feb. 21st - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Elkins Pointe (Home)

Feb. 24th - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. River Trail (Away)

Feb. 26th - 6th & 8th Grade Scoliosis Screening

Feb. 26th - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Crabapple MS (Away)

Mar. 3rd - 5:30 p.m. Multicultural Night

Attention AMMS Parents!


There’s still time for you to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey! These results contribute to our overall school climate rating. We want your feedback. If you haven’t already done so, click on the link below and take just a few minutes to complete it!!

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. The survey may be completed using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of our School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and are submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Please note that you may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

AMMS Calendar Information

Please take note of the following date:

March 13th Teacher Workday (students off)

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Attendance Notes

If your student is out of school for an illness or doctor's appointment, please send all notes to the front office within 5 days of the absence. Do not send the notes to their teachers via email. The notes should include first name, last name, date(s) and student's grade. Attendance will be adjusted within 24 to 48 hours.

Front Office Reminder

If students get sick during the school day, they must go to the Clinic first before calling home. The students should only be using their cell phones after school.

Approved Absences

Approved absences for travel opportunities or important family events must be pre-arranged PRIOR to the date(s) of the absence. Please contact the appropriate grade level Assistant Principal via email requesting approval for the days your student will miss. These types of absences are limited to 6 days per school year and must be pre-approved.

Scoliosis Sign Up - Please Help!

6th and 8th grade parents, we need your help on February 26th for scoliosis screenings! If scoliosis is caught early, it can be corrected with bracing. Training will be provided on site. Please sign up below to help with the very important screening. - 6th grade parents - 8th grade parents

Questions please contact Emily Roberts Glahn

School Governance Council

Parents and guardians, are you looking for an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of your school? If so, you should consider running for an open seat on our School Governance Council. Interested parents and guardians must visit the following website to submit their Candidate Declaration Forms by February 26th.

PBIS Rewards Points

Students have had the opportunity to earn PBIS rewards points throughout the month of January. Teachers will continue to issue digital points to students meeting school wide expectations of responsibility and respectfulness. Once they have enough points, students may redeem them for prizes, school-wide events, special passes, and snacks.

If you are interested in helping support our prize or special event initiatives, please reach out to Martha Bongiorno (

Forgotten Items

It is the students' responsibility to check the front office for all forgotten items (homework, lunches, lunch money, books, etc.). The office cannot interrupt classes to notify a student that an item is here. Parents may drop the item in the front office on the lunch cart, place the student's name on the white board in front of the cafeteria and the students will either check the office between classes or check the cart that is brought into the lunchroom each day.

Please remind your children of this procedure! Thank you!

Multicultural Night 2020

This year’s Multicultural Night will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please join us for this spectacular school-wide event promoting intercultural beauty and understanding.

Please consider representing your heritage or a culture of your choice by preparing a cultural display and/or food samples of that culture. To register as a table host, please click on the link:

Hope to see you all there to celebrate your cultures! Please contact Carolyn Underwood with any questions.

8th Grade Walking Tour Through Historical Roswell

We are excited to offer the Autrey Mill eighth grade students a walking tour through historical Roswell. Through a partnership between the Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum and the City of Roswell, Georgia history comes alive during the tour which include visits to antebellum homes, a historic chapel, the town square, and multiple “come-to-life” historical figures based on primary source documents.

The teaching museum can only accommodate 250 students at one time, so half the students will attend the trip on Monday, March 23, 2020, and the other half will go on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. We will load the buses at 9:00 a.m. and return by 1:00 p.m. for lunch. The 8th grade will have a different class schedule those two days to accommodate the trip.

The trip is free to all students, but parents must complete the permission form located HERE for their student to attend the trip. Permission forms are due by Wednesday, March 18, 2020. If a student misses the field trip due to an absence, they will not be permitted to attend on another day due to space limitations.

This is a great opportunity for 8th grade students to experience Georgia history.

If you have any questions regarding the trip, please contact me at

Attention 6th Grade Parents - Fernbank Field Trip

The 6th grade field trip will be March 2nd and 3rd!!! Half the students will go on each day. The special exhibit at this time will be Our Senses: An Immersive Experience and the Giant Screen Movie will be Hidden Pacific 3D. We are very excited to offer this opportunity to our students!

The cost of the field trip is $30 per student, which can be paid through OSP, Online School Payment, located on the AMMS webpage.

Signed permission slips and payment were due by Friday, January 31st.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to a wonderful field trip!

AMMS Sports Information

AMMS Track 2020

We are so happy that you have decided to try out for the 2020 track team. For those of you that were on the team last year, the process will be a little different this year. The following are some things that you need to know:

• Please complete the packet as required with every line and every signature filled in. You must also provide a copy of your insurance card BEFORE you can try out!

(If you tried out for another AMMS sports team within the past 12 months, you should only have to complete a new concussion form.)

Forms are due by Friday, February 28, 2020.

• Try-outs will be March 3-5th after school until 5:00 p.m.. Rides must arrive on time for pick up. All three days are MANDATORY unless pre-approved by the coaches. The top 3 fastest times 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.

• The meet is scheduled for SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2019 AT MILTON HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED AT 13025 BIRMINGHAM HWY, MILTON, GA 30004. This is the one and only track meet that we will have for the season. Please make sure that you can attend before you try-out.

• Practice days are TBA but will be two days a week after school until 5:00 p.m.

Questions please contact Coach Shelnutt at or Coach Lloyd at

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