AMHS Weekly Update

January 23-27, 2023

WINTER MAP TESTING- Continues January 23rd

Big picture

Come learn about the NEW GADOE Mathematics Standards and courses for the 23-24 school year

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction is pleased to host three community meetings to share updates to the Georgia Department of Education mathematics standards and courses for the 2023-2024 school year. A pre-meeting link survey is provided on the flyer to collect questions from parents and community members. Please CLICK HERE to access the pre-meeting link survey.
Big picture

CORE Content Tutorials for Spring Semester Schedule

Non-core Content Tutorial Sessions are on Mondays from 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm


Core Content (ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies) Tutorial Sessions

Tuesdays: ELA and Math

Thursdays: Science and Social Studies


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


To ensure student safety, please be sure to pick up students attending tutorials no later than 4:45 pm

Junior-Senior Prom- TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Big picture

Attention Seniors and Juniors!


It is that time of year! It is time to purchase your prom ticket. Prom will be at Georgia State University's Center Parc on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Prom begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. The theme for the 2023 Prom is A NIGHT IN LAS VEGAS! Ticket sales will begin Monday, January 9th. Tickets will be sold during lunch in room C211. The first 40 tickets sold will be $80.00. After those 40 tickets are sold, the ticket price will increase to $100 until February 14th. Cash or money order are accepted only, NO CHECKS. Ticket prices will increase as we get closer to the actual prom date. Here are some things you need to know:


  • Guests cannot be older than 21 years of age
  • All guests who do not attend DeKalb County Schools will have a background check (license information is needed at the time of ticket purchase)
  • There will be NO ticket sales at the door. Repeat: There will be NO ticket sales at the door due to security and venue restrictions and set-up.
  • Last day to purchase your ticket will be April 14th at 3:20 p.m.
  • Once you exit the first floor of the venue, you will not be allowed back in.


This is a very spacious venue with patio access to the inside of the stadium. There will be NO in and out of the venue. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Sanford in C211.

DCSD Tech Cafe'- January

Big picture

Canvas for Parents

Parents and guardians, keep up with your students' assignments, schedule, and class announcements in Canvas, the learning management system adopted by DCSD and used by AMHS teachers. There are two steps to set up observer access to your student's Canvas account:

School Information

Earning Parent Volunteer Hours

Parent involvement has been the key to the continued success of the students at Arabia Mountain High School. Each year Arabia Mountain High School parents/guardians must complete 10 hours of volunteer service hours each year to maintain enrollment at AMHS. Parents can volunteer at the school or school events to earn their volunteer hours or provide donations of $105.00 ($10.50 = 1 volunteer hour).


It is the responsibility of the coach/sponsor of the organization to provide the list of their parent volunteers and hours to Ms. Bills at the conclusion season or event. Parents need to be sure they are signing in at all events to ensure an accurate account of their volunteer hours. Please click the file below to see some of the ways you can earn your volunteer hours. We look forward to seeing you at AMHS!!!!

Volunteer Opportunity- FCCLA Judges Needed

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Volunteers Needed

Attention 11th and 12th-grade Students,

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) Steering Committee is looking for 11th and 12th-grade students who are interested in volunteering at the upcoming 2023 DeKalb HRRB competition. The volunteer registration is now open. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2023 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, please stop by the front office.

Big picture

Do you know your Counselor?

Big picture

Senior Information and Opportuntities

Big picture

ATTENTION SENIORS COLLEGE FIELD TRIP TO GA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY- Friday, February 10th

Big picture

Arabia Mountain High School (AMHS) Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Scholarship

The mission of the Arabia Mountain High School (AMHS) Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is to encourage and enrich the educational, advocacy, and volunteer experience of its students. It is with pride that we award these scholarships to encourage the furthering of their education beyond high school. These awards are given to students who have shown determination to enrich themselves with their high school experience and who give of themselves to their community.

The Whiteside Foundation Scholarship

Big picture

The Whiteside Foundation is dedicated to the future of children and making sure that they have the resources that are needed to be successful. This scholarship is offered to graduating high schools seniors who live in a single-parent household. The recipients will be awarded $1000 towards school expenses.


Requirements

  • Graduating High School Senior

  • GPA: 2.75 or higher

  • Formally accepted by college or university that is deemed as a Historically Black College and University

  • Part of a single-parent household

  • Majors choice: STEM majors, Education, Criminal Justice or International Studies

  • Complete and submit the application below and email your official acceptance letter to thewhitesidefoundation@gmail.com by the deadline below to be considered.


Deadline: April 30, 2023, by 11:59 PM


For more information visit The Whiteside Foundation's Website

James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship Fund 21st Year

The 2022-2023 James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship application is now available.

Seniors from Lithonia, MLK Jr., Arabia Mountain, and Miller Grove High Schools are eligible to apply.

The James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship is in its 21st year and we are again making 3 scholarships available this year.
The application and essay are due (postmarked) by March 18, 2023. For more information CLICK HERE.

AMHS PTSA PRESENTS 2023 GRAD BASH

Big picture

Student Opportunities

Dual Enrollment - Earn College Credit

Emory University College Preparatory Program 2022-2023

Big picture
Big picture

Testing Information

SAT Test Dates

Big picture

ACT Test Dates

Big picture

Parent and Family Engagement

Principal Advisory Council (P.A.C.)

What is PAC?

The PAC is a group of the principal and elected members of the school, including 2 teachers and 4 parents. The PAC’s focus is the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) which involves initiatives for Science, Math, Attendance, and Graduation.


What Do We Do?

We meet once a month throughout the school year and discuss action items to support student achievement, current activities related to the school and district, and community engagement. We establish specific goals each year to work towards that allow us to stay focused and productive.


The members of the Principal Advisory Council are accountable to the constituents they serve. The purpose of the Principal Advisory Council is to bring parents, school employees, students, and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.

1. Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues;

2. Act as a link between the school and the community;

3. Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community; and

4. Work to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations and shared best practices.


The Principal Advisory Council operates under the control and management of the DeKalb County School District and will follow Board of Education policies and procedures. The Principal Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the school principal, the local board of education, and the local school superintendent on matters related to school climate/culture, student achievement, and community partnerships.



All meetings are open to the public and some meetings are open for commentary. For more information on the PAC in general, visit the district’s website: www.dekalbschoolsga.org/principal-advisory-councils for more information.


Please visit the Principal Advisory Council link on the school's website for more informaiton.

DCSD Superintendent Search Community Survey

Big picture

Join the AMHS PTSA

Big picture

AMHS PTSA Brick Campaign

Big picture