AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

2022 - 2023 School Year

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Renay Dixon, 6th grade Interim Assistant Principal

Calendar of Events

January 22nd - Lunar New Year

January 27th - Basketball Game AMMS vs F.A.S.T (home)

January 28th - Reading Bowl (Media Center - 8:00 a.m.)

February 1st - Basketball Game AMMS vs Webb Bridge MS (home)

February 3rd - Basketball Game AMMS vs Taylor Road MS (away)

Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations of the year among East and Southeast Asian Cultures, including Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Communities, among others. Lunar New Year is the beginning of a lunar calendar year. The term is sometimes used for the beginning of a year on the lunisolar calendar, which indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. Lunisolar calendar is originated and celebrated in China as the Spring Festival and is observed by numerous nearby cultures of the East Asian cultural sphere. Lunar New Year festivals are also celebrated in the Hindu and Buddhist calendars of South and Southeast Asian.

Many countries around the world use the lunar calendar alongside the Gregorian calendar, for example, to observe days for festivals and rituals, and sometimes even birthdays. So Lunar New Year simply refers to new year celebrations wherever the lunar calendar is used.


AMMS School Store Volunteers Sign Up 2nd Semester 2022-2023

Calling all AMMS parents and guardians! The School Store needs volunteers for this semester! Join the team to meet new people, be involved and have fun! This is a biweekly 1 1/2 hour commitment. #ammspta Use the QR code or link to sign up to volunteer at The School Store today!!/showSignUp/10c0f44a8aa22a5fecf8-amms6


Parents of rising 9th graders

All 8th grade students will attend one of the scheduled transition tours to Johns Creek High School on either February 16th or February 17th, 2023. Students will be assigned a morning to visit the school with their first period class. They will return for lunch at AMMS.

We are excited about the opportunity for the students to explore the high school layout, learn about course offerings, and ask questions.

Please click here to complete the permission form by Friday, February 3, in order for your son/daughter to attend the trip.


Congratulations to our Academic Bowl Team and Mr. Daniel

Division A Third Place: FCS Championship - Autrey Mill


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The Deadline for Fulton County Schools Hardship Transfer Application is Feb. 28, 2023

Applications are available beginning January 1, 2023, for parents who wish to apply for a 2023-24 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton County Schools (FCS) elementary, middle or high school.

Parents will use an online form, available through the school system’s website, to enter and submit their information. Hard copy applications are not required, with the exception of medical transfers which require pertinent medical provider’s signatures and documentation.

The deadline for submitting a transfer application is Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, by 4:30 p.m., with no exceptions or extensions granted. All requests must be received or postmarked by this date and time. In addition, school system employees who have children receiving an employee hardship transfer must renew their request.

The February 28 deadline applies to students and parents seeking a hardship transfer for medical reasons, curriculum differences, and child care situations or for employees’ children.

Schools participating in open enrollment, a separate transfer process that allows students to move to a school with available space, will be announced in early May.

Parents with questions or who need more information about hardship transfers can contact the FCS’ Student Assignment Office at 470-254-5550 or visit

Fulton County Schools


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

AMMS Track and Field Tryouts

AMMS Track and Field try-outs will be Tuesday, February 21st through Thursday, February 23rd, until 5:00 p.m.

Rides must arrive on time for pick up.

All three days are MANDATORY unless pre-approved by the coaches.

Join the AMMS TRACK AND FIELD in Teams using the CODE: 0sxn1jx for all the information.

Sandy Springs Charter Middle School will be charging for home basketball games this year. $1 for students and $3 for parents.

School-age spectators must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs. FCS employees are FREE with a badge.

Sandy Springs Charter Middle School is excited to announce our partnership with @GoFanHS! GoFan is the leading digital ticketing solution for more than 300,000 school events each year. Now you can easily get your tickets online, avoid lines at the gate, and enjoy contactless payment and entry. Visit our GoFan page to see our upcoming events:

Sandy Springs vs Autrey Mill 2/8/2023


Media Center

Here is the student version of the Media Center Newsletter.



Innovation Academy

The link is a quick overview of who we are as a school and what we offer our students.


Counseling Office Information

Fulton County Public Schools is now offering a secure website to facilitate student records requests and transcripts.

All requests for student records/information will be submitted and paid for (if applicable) online. Phone and fax requests will no longer be accepted.

Fulton County Schools Transcripts and Records Requests (


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

Attendance Information

Parent's Responsibility When a Child is Absent

  • Parents should notify the school before or after the absence(s)
  • Notes should be directed to attendance owner at the school
  • Handwritten note or email
  • Notification from parents should happen no later than 5 days after absence

Middle and High School

  • Middle/High School messages begin going out around 4:30 p.m. on the day of the absence.
  • If your student is absent or misses one or more periods of the school day, they will be marked with an "A" (for absent) in our attendance system, and you will receive an automated phone call and email message to the designated contact info you provided in Infinite Campus. This includes excused absences that are approved in advance.
  • Errors can occur and if you feel you received a phone call by mistake, contact your school front office to verify that your student’s attendance record is accurate.
  • If your student's absence was unexpected, please remember to contact your child's school by sending in a note or email so the absence can be marked "excused" in the system.


Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are on sale NOW! We have already sold more than 75% of our allotted copies! Reserve your copy ASAP -it is highly likely that we will run out prior to March. Click here to purchase your 22-23 AMMS Yearbook TODAY!

8th Grade Parents-Yearbook recognition ads are still available, but space is extremely limited-if you would like to purchase an ad, please contact Marisa Wesker ( for the direct link.

The Yearbook Staff needs your help! We are looking for photo submissions in the following categories:


-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.

If you have any questions, please contact Marisa Wesker @

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


Northview High School Information

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Ivy Bridge Debate

Class dates for debate: February 7th to May 2nd

Please click the link for registration:


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The JCHS Drama Department and Drama Boosters are very excited for our upcoming production of The Little Mermaid in February! In anticipation of the musical, we are hosting an Under the Sea Tea on Saturday, January 28th and want to invite you and your children (ages 3 years old through 3rd grade) to join us! Each session runs 1 ½ hours, and we can only accommodate 60 students per session, so space is limited. Secure a spot at!