AMHS Weekly Update

April 18-22, 2022

Georgia Milestones End of Course Testing April 19 -29, 2022

On Tuesday, April 19th, AMHS will begin the Spring 2022 administration of the Georgia Milestones End of Course exams. All students are expected to report to school by 7:45 am on their respective testing days. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Locators have been posted around the school to inform the students of their respective testing rooms. Please review this year’s testing schedule below with your student and visit the school’s website for study guides and other important testing information (AMHS Testing Information Link).


As we prepare for this year's EOC testing, please examine the following information to help provide a better testing experience for your student.

1) Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep each night of the testing period.

2) Ensure your child eats a nutritious, high-protein breakfast.
3) Make sure your child arrives at school on time so that they can get settled before testing begins.
4) If your child wears eyeglasses, be sure they have them for testing.
5) Send your child to school with comfortable school-approved clothing and a sweater for cooler temperatures.
6) Encourage your child to pace themselves instead of rushing through the test.
7) Remind your child to read or listen to all directions, questions, and all answer choices carefully.
8) Students should make their best guess if they do not know the answer but refrain from making random answer choices.
9) Suggest that your child finds one or two answer choices they know are wrong, and then choose the best one from the remaining choices.
10) Highly encourage your child to check their answers if they complete a portion of the test early to ensure that they have answered all questions to the best of their ability.

11) Bring a fully charged school-issued device on their testing day. If the student does not have a school-issued testing device, one will be provided to them.

12) No smartwatches or cell phones will be allowed in the testing environment. Any of these devices found in the testing room could lead to the invalidation of the test. (Reminder, EOC score count as 20% of the student's final grade in a course)

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AMHS PTSA- Brick Campaign Fundraiser

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!!!


Thank you for your continued support,

Arabia Mountain High School PTSA

AMHS Uniform Policy- Parents we need your help!

In recent weeks, we have observed that some of our scholars are having difficulty following the AMHS Uniform Policy. Arabia Mountain High School is and has always been a uniform school. Therefore, all students (9th -12th grade) are expected to be in school uniform daily. We know that many of you have reviewed the dress code policy with your students. However, some of the scholars are choosing to not adhere to uniform expectations. Therefore, beginning this week through the remainder of the semester, we will strictly enforce the dress code policy as we are a uniform school. Students who are out of the dress code will receive discipline consequences and will be required to contact their parents to bring them the appropriate AMHS uniform. Mondays have been designated as “Blazer Mondays.” Students should wear their navy blazers each Monday as a part of their uniforms. Please note the uniform closet will not be available during this pandemic period. Parents, please review the uniform policy with your student and help them to adhere to the AMHS uniform policy.


Thank you for your continued support.

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Opportunties

Greetings AMHS Parents/Guardians:


Each year Arabia Mountain High School parents/guardians must complete 10 hours of volunteer service hours to maintain enrollment at AMHS. Parents can volunteer in the following ways to earn their volunteer hours:


1. Attend parent meetings (Attendance logs are maintained)

2. Join the Arabia Mountain High School Chapter of PTSA

3. Serve on one of the PTSA Committees

4. Serve as a chaperone on field trips (Sponsors will submit hours)

5. Donate pre-packaged snacks for after-school tutorial sessions. (Receipts are required upon donating items)

6. Volunteer with your student's sports teams. (Coaches will submit hours)

7. Donate air-purifying plants to the school (This opportunity will come this Spring)

8. Monetary donations of $10.50 per volunteer hour is accepted (i.e., 5 hours = $52.50). Donations can be accepted in the form of cash, money order, or cashier's check. (Donations are used to support school programs)

9. Serve as a guest speaker for your student’s classes.


Please plan to complete your required 10 hours of volunteer service by May 20, 2022. We look forward to working with you.


Thank you for your continuous support.

On-site COVID-19 Testing

Due to EOC Testing, there will be no on-site COVID-19 testing this week. Our weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Testing will continue following this testing period.

Decatur Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. EMBODI Program

The Decatur Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. requests your support once again for our next EMBODI program. EMBODI, Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence, is an official program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. designed to support young, black males between the ages 10-17. We are partnering with the Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. to present "The Talk: A Conversation with Young, Black Males about Self-Esteem," a free, virtual symposium on Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 3-5 pm.
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Summer 2022 Learning and Job Opprtunities

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Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp

We are pleased to announce that the Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp will be held again virtually this summer. The Camp is sponsored in partnership with King & Spalding, LLP, and Georgia State University College of Law.

As you are aware, Justice Robert Benham, for whom the Law Camp is named, is the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Justice Benham Law Camp is designed to provide guidance and mentoring to local high school students and introduce them to career opportunities available in the legal profession, with the overall goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession, specifically in Georgia and the Atlanta area.

Eligible rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students for the 2022-2023 school year must be committed to actively participating in the camp’s two-week program. Candidates for the Law Camp will be selected through a two-tier process including review of an application and associated documentation, as well as an interview. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to the law, hear from practicing minority lawyers and judges, and participate in a mock legal argument.

Senior Corner

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GRADUATION DATE ANNOUNCED

Greetings AMHS Class of 2022 Parents and Students,


The district has released the 2021-2022 graduation schedule. The AMHS Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11:30 am at Hallford Stadium. We are excited for our students as we plan to celebrate them on this momentous occasion. Below is the 2021-2022 DCSD Graduation Schedule.

Class of 2022 News


Seniors, click here to complete your Class of 2022 Information Sheet!


Senior Remind Join Codes

Cap and Gown Orders from Jostens

CLICK HERE to order your cap, gown, stole, and tassel package from Jostens.
Cost: $75 (plus tax); deposit: $50
Please order by October 31, 2021. All balances must be paid by April 1, 2022.


CLICK HERE for a printable with helpful QR codes.


Please CLICK HERE for the AMHS Class of 2022 Updates. (Updates from the November 10th meeting)

Scholarships Opportuntities

DeKalb Pan Hellenic Council Scholarship Application- DUE APRIL !5th

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The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF)

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel, and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars. To learn more about the scholarship requirements, click the following link: SC Foundation Scholarship Fund
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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, 2022, by 11:59 PM


For more information visit The Whiteside Foundation's Website

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Counseling Corner

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

Parents and Scholars,


Below are the remaining dates for the ACT and SAT for the 2021-2022 school year. Students must register for the exam by visiting the ACT or College Board website.


ACT: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

College Board: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register


Parents of students who are seeking accommodations for either exam should reach out to our testing coordinator, Mr. Paris Burd at Paris_Burd@dekalbschoolsga.org.

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Additional School Informaiton

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, all students are expected to wear their navy Blazer each Monday for "Blazer Mondays." This is a required part of the AMHS uniform. Please review the uniform policy below with your student. Thank you in advance for assisting us with our uniform policy. Click the following link to the list of the AMHS Uniform Vendors.

Need a Chromebook

New student Chromebooks were delivered and issued last week. If your student needs a Chromebook. Please complete the DCSD Chromebook User Agreement and return it to Mr. Burd (Paris_Burd@dekalbschoolsga.org). Once the user agreement is received, the student will be assigned a Chromebook. The user agreement form is linked below.