AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

2022 - 2023 School Year

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Please us welcome Dr. Renay Dixon as our interim 6th grade Assistant Principal until our vacancy is filled in February.

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Renay Dixon, 6th grade Interim Assistant Principal

Calendar of Events

January 4th - First Day of Second Semester

January 5th and 6th - Girls' 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Tryouts

January 6th - Music Department Yearbook Photos (Room C106)

January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (schools closed)

January 17th - Professional Develpment/Remote Day for students

January 27th - Basketball Game AMMS vs F.A.S.T (home)


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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

Fulton County Schools


Media Center News

Please see the December Media Center newsletter to find out all that’s happening!


Innovation Academy

The link is a quick overview of who we are as a school and what we offer our students.


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.


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.


AMMS Track and Field Tryouts

AMMS Track and Field try-outs will be Tuesday, February 21 through Thursday, February 23, 2023, until 5:00 PM. 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 TEAM using the CODE: 0sxn1jx for more information.

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

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

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.


Yearbook Information

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!

8th Grade Parents-Yearbook recognition ads are still available, but space is extremely limited-if you would like to purchase an ad please contact Marisa Wesker ( for the direct link.

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


-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


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The JCHS Drama Department and Drama Boosters are very excited for our upcoming production of The Little Mermaid in February! In anticipation of the musical, we are hosting an Under the Sea Tea on Saturday, January 28th and want to invite you and your children (ages 3 years old through 3rd grade) to join us! Each session runs 1 ½ hours, and we can only accommodate 60 students per session, so space is limited. Secure a spot at!