AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, September 20, 2021

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th grade Assistant Principal

Dra. Mimi Gamel, 7th grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th grade Assistant Principal

Calendar of Events

September 22nd - Picture Day


September 22nd - Soccer AMMS vs. Sandy Springs MS (Away)

September 24th - Soccer AMMS vs. River Trail MS (Home)


September 24th - Yellow Out Day - (Wear yellow to show support for Suicide Prevention and Awareness.)

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Let's begin our day on time......

Students should be in their classrooms by 8:50 a.m. ready to begin our school day at 8:55 a.m. The earliest time that we have supervision in place for students is 8:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your student prior to that time. Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Our goal is to have 100% of our families signed off by September 24th, 2021.


Copy of the online version of the Code of Conduct. Hard copies available at the school.

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Code of Conduct page to be signed and turned into the front office if you cannot access Infinite Campus Portal.

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Directions on how to navigate the Code of Conduct on Infinite Campus.

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Code of Conduct

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ATTENTION: FOR CAR RIDERS AND WALKERS πŸš— πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ


NOTE: Please do not park in the roundabout at The Falls of Autry Mill as it is a fire lane.

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All Things PTA....

PTA New Website Link:

Reflections 2021-2022 "I Will Change the World By"

National PTA Reflections "I Will Change the World By"


The Reflections Program provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.


This year’s theme is β€œI Will Change the World By” and young artists may submit an entry in any of these six areas: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. All entries are due by 9:00 a.m. on October 8th and should be turned into the Front Desk or outside of the Media Center. Students may enter more than one category, but each entry should have its own entry form attached.

You can find the ENTRY FORM and OFFICIAL RULES attached.


For more information go to the GA PTA WEBSITE (https://www.georgiapta.org/reflections/reflections-submission-info) or if you have any questions, please contact Zan Ouyang at zx.hillside@gmail.com.

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School Store Information:

Did you know that we sell really cool Autrey Mill Masks in the School Store.

They are only $5.00. Feel free to stop by Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and get one.

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Picture Day September 22nd!

SAVE THE DATE……Wednesday, September 22nd, IS PICTURE DAY AT AMMS.


Students will have their pictures taken during their world language/reading class.


Safety and social distancing measures will be put in place:


  • Students will take their masks off for the picture and then put them back on.
  • There will be no camera cards for students to use; they will provide their student (lunch) number or name to the photographer.
  • All photographers will wear masks.
  • No props will be used.


You should receive an email from Lifetouch about the online procedures for ordering the pictures. If you have any questions, please contact me at ericksona@fultonschools.org.

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Media Center Notice:

Please bring any iPad chargers that you still have at home! On Monday, September 27th, we will begin entering fines for missing chargers from the device trade - in that took place on August 21st.


Please bring yours by the Media Center this week to avoid a fine! Thank you!

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SPORTS INFORMATION

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Extramurals 7th and 8th Graders ONLY

Tennis

7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including connections, may try out for the AMMS tennis team.


ALL forms must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1st. Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will be ineligible to try out. Extramural Required Paperwork



Tryouts will be before school October 5th - October 18th, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on the school tennis courts. Students must bring a racket and a can of tennis balls. We have practices in the mornings based on the schedules of the students who make the team. Your student must be able to participate in practices and in the tournament at South Fulton Tennis Center on Saturday, October 23rd. Each school can enter 2 singles and 2 doubles teams for boys and 2 singles and 2 doubles teams for girls. Matches will follow the 6-game pro set format until the semi-finals, where an 8-game pro set will be played and the finals will play a 10-game pro set. Scoring will be no add, using 15, 30, 40 and game. At 40-all (deuce) the receiver gets to choose the side to receive serve. The team will be based solely on student performance during tryouts.


Email Coach Larson with any question – larsonj@fultonschools.org

Volleyball

7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including connections, may try out for the AMMS volleyball team.


ALL forms must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOTBER 1st. Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will be ineligible to try out.

Extramural Required Paperwork


Tryouts will be after school Oct. 5th – Oct. 8th, 4:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. in the gym. Depending on how many students tryout will determine the days of tryouts. We will have practices in the afternoons based on the schedules of the students who make the team. Your student must be able to participate in practices and games. The team will be based solely on student performance during tryouts and behavior while at school.


*Please be here to pick up your athlete promptly at 5:05 p.m. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pick up the students from after school activities and events. Autrey Mill Middle School is not responsible for supervision fifteen minutes after that time. If students are not picked up on time, the student could lose the privilege of participating in the program.


Email Coach Larson with any question – larsonj@fultonschools.org


Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays

Games are Wednesdays and Fridays

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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 pm on Friday, November 12th. 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. Extramural Required Paperwork

Practices: mornings TBA

Culminating Event: MUST attend Tumbling Exhibition (Ridgeview Charter Middle School) 12/3 Friday in the morning

Email Coach Larson with any question – larsonj@fultonschools.org

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Intramural Activities Information:

Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade Boys & Girls.


Time: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Monday - Thursday


See Coach Kearney or Coach Mertes for Intramural Registration Forms.

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Student Council for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Voting will take place the week of September 20th. Please contact your grade level representative for more information on how to apply.


6th grade – Ms. Catall catall@fultonschools.org

7th grade – Ms. Johnson johnsonjenny@fultonschools.org

8th grade – Ms. Shaffer shafferk@fultonschools.org

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We Need Your Photos!

This year, we’re bringing back our popular photo submissions for the yearbook. Our yearbook staff is looking for photos of the following: pets, favorite foods/cooking, travel, and Jr. Gladiator sports. Please use this link to submit photos: https://images.jostens.com/416225436. Please include as many names in the submission as you can.


Questions, email our AMMS yearbook advisor, Mrs. Wesker (weskerm@fultonschools.org).

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Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month


While suicide is one of the leading causes of death it is preventable. In the United States we lose approximately 130 young people in this age group to suicide each week. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 10-24 in the state of Georgia. FOUR out of FIVE teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs. That means that in 80% of these cases, we have an opportunity to intervene and possibly save a young person who is at-risk.


September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. During this month, our school will be drawing attention to the problem of suicide and advocating the prevention of this tragedy. We encourage our students and families to participate in Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.


We will be sharing resources and activities throughout September to bring awareness.

The awareness generated this month has the potential to have an enormous impact in our school community, even the chance to save a life.


Thank you for supporting this initiative and continuing the conversation at home with your students TEXT 4 HELP | 24/7 | Safe, Free & Confidential | 1-844-201-9946 NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org SAMHSA NATIONAL HELPLINE 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Please use the following link for more resources- Office of Student Supports / Suicide Prevention and Awareness (fultonschools.org)

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This week’s focus for Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month is TELL. All week we will be participating in activities that promote identifying a trusted adult, and telling a trusted adult when help is needed.

On Friday, September 24th, we will be having β€œYellow Out Day”. All students and staff are encouraged to wear yellow to show support for Suicide Prevention and Awareness.

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School Safety

For the safety of our students, faculty, and staff the front office is asking that you be prepared at all times to show ID when signing out your student, coming in for a meeting or dropping off items in the office.


All visitors must be checked in and given a badge to be in the building. We ask that visitors go directly to and from their designated location regarding the purpose of their visit to AMMS.


Thank you!

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Masks, Masks, Masks....

Students and Staff must wear a mask at all times while in the building.


NOTE: Please don't forget to send your student with extra masks.

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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Yearbook Information

Please click the links for purchasing a yearbook.


Buy a yearbook here!

Buy a commemorative 8th Grade Yearbook Ad here!