AMHS Weekly Update

September 5, 2022- September 9,2022

The Environment as an Integrated Context (EIC)

Arabia Mountain High uses EIC (The Environment as an Integrating Context) instructional model. The EIC model was developed by the State Education and Environmental Roundtable (SEER) and seeks to improve student achievement through hands-on learning using both local natural and community surroundings. Students at Arabia are required to complete 20 service-learning hours. Service-learning is directly linked to the academic curriculum, making meaningful connections to Arabia Mountain’s educational goals. In contrast to community service, service-learning is an instructional methodology that combines academic endeavors with meeting identified community needs. Through service-learning activities, students apply subject area content and skills in authentic settings. This real-world context provides opportunities for students to work directly in our local environment, promoting the development of active participation and responsibility. Through service-learning activities, students discover that they can play an important role and make a significant difference in the community.


Next week will be our first B-week for the 22-23 school year. During B-weeks students will follow the modified A/B Block Schedule. This week due to the Labor Day Holiday, students will report to 2nd, EIC, 4th, and 6th periods on Tuesday and Thursday and 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th periods on Wednesday and Friday. Students can check their schedules in Infinite Campus for their EIC class assignments. The EIC class locator is also posted at the school for our students. EIC projects will engage students in the research process and promote the use of 21st Century Learning Skills (Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity) that will help students think critically and connect with prior knowledge while at the same time generating curiosity as they learn and apply new concepts.


Students will receive a summative grade (test/major project grade) in one of the following core subjects by grade level:


9th grade: Mathematics

10th grade: Science

11th grade: English

12th grade: Social Studies


Please encourage your student to actively engage in their EIC research project this school year.

AMHS Curriculum Night and PFE Title 1 Stakeholders Meeting- Thursday, September 8th @ 5pm

Please join us for the AMHS 22-23 Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, September 8th from 5.00 pm -7:00 pm. The purpose of curriculum night is for parents and guardians to learn about the course curriculum and expectations for the 22-23 school year. We will also have our 22-23 Parent and Family Engagement TItle I Stakeholders Input Meeting at 6:30 pm in the AMHS Theater.

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, students should have their AMHS logos on their shirts and their navy blazers by Monday, September 12th. We will begin "Blazer Mondays" beginning on Monday, September 12th. Please review the uniform policy below with your student. Thank you in advance for assisting us with our uniform policy.

Need a Chromebook

The remaining Chromebooks were delivered and issued last week. If your student needs a Chromebook. Please complete the DCSD Chromebook User Agreement and return it to Dr. Rutledge (Anthony_B_Rutledge@dekalbschoolsga.org). Once the user agreement is received, the student will be assigned a Chromebook. CLICK HERE for the online user agreement -OR-


CLICK HERE for a pdf version to print, sign, and turn in to Dr. Rutledge,
anthony_b_rutledge@dekalbschoolsga.org. We must have a signed user agreement on file to issue a Chromebook to your student. Enroll in annual insurance coverage to protect against damage and theft for $25 through SmartTech. See the SmartTech flyer for more details.

INDIVIDUAL SENIOR CONFERENCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 12th!!!

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Senior Conference Scheduling Links

Please sign up for your mandatory Senior Conference using the links below according to your assigned counselor. The links will be available from Sept. 5th through Sept. 9th.

Senior Conference Scheduling Links by Counselor:


Ms. Banks, Seniors with Last Names A-F

Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EABAF2FAAFDC25-msbanks


Ms. Sherman, Seniors with Last Names G-P

Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EABAF2FAAFEC61-gpsenior


Mrs. Teague, Seniors with Last Names Q-Z

Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B49AFAE2DA3FA7-mrs

Do you know your Counselor?

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Student Opportunities

2022 DeKalb County's Chapter of the NAACP ACT-So Competition

The DeKalb County's Chapter of the NAACP is inviting our students to become a part of the annual Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). ACT-SO is a central youth initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Founded in 1978 by renowned author and journalist Vernon Jarrett, ACT-SO provides a forum for African-American youth to demonstrate academic, artistic, and scientific prowess and expertise. The kickoff meeting is on September 10, 2022, at 11 am at the Stonecrest Library.


NAACP ACT-SO Program Details

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2022 - 2023 National PTA Reflections Arts Recognition Program

The Arabia Mountain High School PTSA is celebrating the 2022 - 2023 National PTA Reflections Arts Recognition Program and we are excited that our students will be participating! The 2022-2023 Reflections Theme is: “Show Your Voice!” and it provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:



  • Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the joy and fun of making art
  • Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art



The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. There are six arts categories in the program:


  • Dance choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Musical Composition
  • Photography
  • • Visual Arts



Submissions are due October 16th. See the files below for more information.

GA Power 2022 Careers in Energy Week

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ATTENTION Class of 2023

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance (includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation, and possibly other personal costs) that are not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

To be eligible, students must be a high school senior, from at least one of the following ethnicities: *African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American *Pell Grant-eligible * a US citizen, national, or permanent resident * in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) * planning to enroll full-time in a four-year degree program at a US accredited (not-for-profit) private or public college or university.

Act Quickly- Phase I of The Gates Scholarship Application is due Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 5:00 PM PT.

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Testing Information

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JOIN THE AMHS PTSA

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AMHS PTSA Brick Campaign

The Arabia Mountain High School PTSA is sponsoring a brick campaign. All Activities, Clubs, Parents, Students, and others are invited to leave an imprint on the history of AMHS. Please visit the donor website, https://brickmarkersusa.com/donors/amhs.html where you will be able to personalize one or more bricks for our upcoming installation. GO RAMS!!!