AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, October 17, 2022

2022 - 2023 School Year

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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

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Calendar of Events

October 13th to 21st - Book Fair (Media Center)

October 18th - Band Jazz Fall Concert - 6:00 p.m. (7th and 8th Grade) Gym

October 20th - Orchestra Concert - 6:00 p.m. (7th and 8th Grade) Gym

October 19th and 20th - JCHS Pink Out Shirt Sale $15 (Front Rotunda) 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

October 23rd to 31st - Red Ribbon Week

October 24th - Diwali

October 26th - Volleyball Game AMMS vs Webb Bridge MS (home) 4:30 p.m.

October 28th - Volleyball Game AMMS vs TRMS (home) 4:30 p.m.

October 31st - Halloween

Do you buy school lunch? It's delicious...

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found will be donated on Friday November 11th. Please have your student check the lost 'n' found table located in the front rotunda just outside of the cafe for their missing items.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we approach the upcoming holidays, it important to remind parents and families that candy, desserts, baked goods (store bought/homemade), or any other edible items are not to be sold or distributed at school or on the bus unless approved in advance by school administration. Per our Student Code of Conduct, students who do not adhere to this expectation are subject to disciplinary action for violation 7A: Failure to Follow Rules and all candy or food items will be confiscated. Please discuss this expectation and possible consequences with your student(s) as this will be taken very seriously. This is due to recent national and state reports about students sharing edible items and synthetic medications with other students that contain very harmful substances.

Please know that taking this measure will help us maintain a safe environment for all students. You can help us protect your student(s) by requesting that they not eat anything given to them by another person, anything that they have not brought from your home or anything not in its original sealed package.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping all of our students safe at school!

News from the School Governance Council

The School Governance Council (SGC) is a governing body that is represented by parent representatives, community members, teachers, and school staff. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school.

This year, the SGC is responsible for allocating $46,390 in flexible spending to support the strategic plan for AMMS. During our September meeting, we approved the renewal of two technology subscriptions (Generation Genius and Flocabulary), an in-house science field trip for all 7th grade students, and funds for the PBIS program. The total of these purchases were $11,055.

As a component of Fulton’s commitment to safety within our schools, the Board and Dr. Looney have designated funding for school-specific security purchases. Each school has been allocated $25 per a student with schools earning a minimum of $15,000. SGCs must vote to approve all spending recommendations. Autrey Mill Middle School recently underwent a safety assessment and are awaiting their recommendations for improvements to the campus. Stay tuned for more updates!

More information about the SGC can be found at


From the desk of our Social Worker, Dr. John B. Burger, LCSW

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Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide call to action around educating communities to their roles in bullying prevention and to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Everyone can share in the efforts to Stop Bullying and Stand Up for Kindness.

Encourage all students to make a commitment to be together against bullying and united for kindness, with acceptance and inclusion for all.

The Week of October 17th: Include Everyone Don't let anyone at school eat alone in the cafeteria. Include other students in school activities. Include other students in after school activities. Invite someone you don't know to sit next to you on the bus. Learn about each other. It’s important to remind our friends and classmates that we’re all in it together and we’re here to listen and support.

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Good afternoon perspective families,

My name is Scott Kent, and I am the principal of Innovation Academy, an FCS STEM Magnet High School. We are beginning our school tours for potential 9th grade students for the 2023-2024 school year. Below is the link to our website where you can find our signup genius to register for our morning and afternoon tours led by our amazing students and staff!

We encourage you to attend one of our tours to experience all that IA has to offer our perspective students. Our tours will include:

  1. Visiting our curricular pathway classrooms and labs, which are Engineering, Healthcare, and IT.
  2. An overview of our project-based instruction which provides a rigorous curriculum that prepares our students to be dynamic leaders.
  3. A preview into the student experience, where our students take on real-world problems and create innovative solutions.

Presentation Link: IA Info Session.pptx

Looking forward to seeing you at IA!

Haaris Quraishy

Assisant Principal ï Innovation Academy ï Fulton County Schools

125 Milton Avenue ï Alpharetta, GA 30009
470-254-5383 ph ï 470-254-5361 fax ï

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Coffee with Chris, Principal at Johns Creek Highschool

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


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 p.m. Deadline for Forms: Friday, November 4th

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.

Please see the links.

Required Forms Checklist


Practices: Mornings TBA

Culminating Event: MUST attend Tumbling Exhibition (Ridgeview Charter Middle School) Friday, December 2nd in the morning.

Email Coach Larson with any question –

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Tryout dates: Tuesday Dec. 13th and Wednesday Dec. 14th (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

*Must attend both sessions to be considered for the team.

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.

Signups and Paperwork: Students must register for tryouts through Microsoft Forms and submit all paperwork by Friday, Dec. 9th. If documents and registration are not submitted by this date that student will NOT be allowed to tryout.

All documents can be found on the AMMS website under the athletics tab

Below is the Microsoft Forms link to register.

AMMS Boys Basketball Signups


Media Center Information

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On October 12th (the student holiday), Fulton County will host a Virtual Creativity Day for students led by some amazing Vanguard members. These days are designed to be a fun way to engage in creative thinking while designing graphics, videos, and web pages using Adobe Creative Cloud Express. Find out more information and register here: Virtual Creativity Day (

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READOPOLY is a reading challenge to have students read a variety of different books while competing to earn prizes. The more properties you collect, the more you can earn! For information on how to participate, students can come by the Media Center!

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The Autrey Mill Book Fair is coming October 13th - 21st! Students will have an opportunity to purchase books and supplies from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. This year we will have a cashless fair. Please set up an eWallet for your shopper on our school’s Book Fair website that they can use while shopping the in person fair. You can also shop the online fair via the website from October 12th-25th!

This year’s Fair will have a Halloween theme! To get students excited and engaged, we will host a pumpkin decorating contest. Students are invited to decorate a pumpkin as their favorite book character or setting. Students have the option of providing their own pumpkin or picking up a mini pumpkin from the Media Center. All pumpkins are due by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13th (they can be turned in sooner). During the Fair, staff and students will vote on their favorite pumpkin. The top 3 pumpkins will win a free item from the Book Fair!!! See Mrs. Ansley in the Media Center if you have any questions.

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On Monday, October 17th, at 8:00 a.m. in the Media Center, we will have several authors visiting us to host a writer’s workshop! All students are invited to attend. Click here to find out more information and RSVP.

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Autrey Mill’s school wide Spelling Bee will be held Tuesday, November 29th , at 9:00 a.m. in the Media Center. Students can qualify to compete as a finalist via an online test in their Language Arts classes. Information about how to register your student for this online test will be shared soon! The finalists who will compete at the school wide bee will be announced November 17th. The winner will go on to represent Autrey Mill at the county wide spelling bee.

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Save the date! This year’s FCS Technology Competition will be held on Saturday,

The categories are 3D Modeling, Animation, Audio Production, Device Modification, Digital Game Design, Digital Photo Production, Graphic Design, Internet Applications, Mobile Apps, Multimedia Applications, Productivity Design, Programming Challenge, Project Programming, Robotics, and Video Production. Information about the county competition can be found here and information about the state competition can be found here.


Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are on sale NOW! We have already sold more than 50% of our allotted copies! Reserve your copy ASAP as last year we sold out earlier than ever. Click here to purchase your 22-23 AMMS Yearbook TODAY!

8th Grade Parents-Yearbook recognition ads are still available but space is extremely limited. Click here to buy now.

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. Please limit your submissions to a maximum of 3 photos per category.

Thank you in advance!

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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Johns Creek High School is selling Pink Out shirts at Autrey Mill again this year for the October 21st JCHS vs Alpharetta football game. On October 19th and 20th from 8:00am to 8:45am the shirts will be sold in the front Rotunda. Shirts are $15.00.


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AMMS Families! Come and check out the JCHS Drama Department One Act Plays! Ticket and show information available at Support the arts in your community and see former AMMS students shine bright like stars!!


Gladiator Cheer Spirit Day with Peace Love and Pizza

Mark your calendar for Jr Gladiators Cheer SPIRIT NIGHT


Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

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