AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, September 12, 2022

2022 - 2023 School Year

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

Calendar of Events

September 14th - Soccer Game - AMMS vs. F.A.S.T (home)

September 16th - Soccer Game - AMMS vs. Webb Bridge (away)

September 21st- Picture Day

October 3rd - Deadline for Reflections Submissions

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This month is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. We will be talking about suicide prevention and awareness, as well as mental health, throughout September.

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. It is also one of the leading causes of PREVENTABLE death.

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.

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, staff, and the community to participate in Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. We will be sharing resources and activities throughout September to bring awareness to suicide prevention.

If you know someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts, be a good friend and help them ask for help from a trusted adult. Here at school, we have school counselors, a social worker and psychologist who are available to provide help. Thank you for supporting this initiative!

Our counselors are a great resource.

6th Grade Counselor - Denise Santos

7th Grade Counselor - Emily D'Antoni

8th Grade Counselor - Andrea Turner


Fall Picture Day Wednesday, September 21

Students will have their pictures taken during their world language/reading class. It is important that all students get their picture taken on this day because this is the photograph which is used for the yearbook.

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


Students are not allowed to have outside food services (i.e., Door Dash, Uber, etc.) delivered to the school.


Extended Learning

Autrey Mill will begin their Extended Learning Program on October 3rd from 4:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

Families of students who were invited to the program received invitation letters via email.

Please complete the registration form that was attached and return to Dr. Jenkins, Extended Learning Coordinator, by Friday, September 16th at


Students are not allowed to ride on other students buses or get off at different stops.

This is to ensure the safety of your student.


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If you completed the Volunteer Registration before June 2022, you are REQUIRED to complete an application again using the link below. The good news is that this will cover multiple schools, so you only have to fill out the form once and make sure you cover all of the schools you have children attending.

This may be an inconvenience, but it's necessary to ensure the safety of all our students and is required by Safety & Security for Fulton County Schools. It is MANDATORY before you are permitted to volunteer in the building or in a capacity where students will be present.

Luckily the process takes less than 5 minutes! And will be active for two (2) years.

Please click the link below to complete the process immediately.

Lastly, when signing into the Raptor system at school, volunteers must click the VOLUNTEER option, only, NOT visitor.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.


School Safety Information

Our resource officer, Officer Willis, is scheduled to be at the traffic light until 8:50 a.m.

If a child crosses later please make other arrangements.




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And, a thank you to all the parents who have already made their donations to the Autrey Mill Middle School PTA. Your financial support will ensure this year is a ROAR-ing success for the students, teachers, and administration. We will be providing your membership benefits to your student's homeroom teacher in early October.

If you haven't donated yet, don't worry - there is still time! Click here to make your donation. And, check out the attached document with details on our membership levels.

Be sure to make your donation by October 1st. And, the homeroom class with the most donations will win donuts for breakfast!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

AMMS PTA Membership Flyer vF.pdf

Information on AMMS Spiritwear

Spirit Wear Promo Aug2022 v1.pdf

Information for Tanner Photography still has some spaces left. This is a fantastic opportunity to get that 11x14 family portrait taken for a $35 donation to the PTA ($185.00 value).

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


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. Please see the links.

Required Forms Checklist



When: September 12th to September 15th.

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. after school

Where: Gymnasium

Depending on how many students tryout this 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.

*Please be here to pick up your athlete promptly at 5:05 pm. 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 –

Practices are 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 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 –


Media Center Information

Calling all fantasy readers! Celebrate National Sewing Month by joining us on September 16th in the Makerspace at 8:00 a.m. to create and sew a fairy softie! Students can keep their creation or gift it to a loved one. To join, please fill out this form by September 14th! Then, be ready for pick up in the cafeteria at 8:00 a.m. the day of.

Roary Reads Book Club is a place for reading lovers to join together! Each month we will read a book and meet at the end of the month to discuss the book, enjoy fellowship, and participate in relevant activities. All students are invited to attend—just read the book beforehand! At our first meeting (September 23th, 8:00 a.m., in the Media Center), our focus will be Starfish by Lisa Fipps. Copies of the book are available in the Media Center, on SORA (eBook and audiobook), and at the public library. Reach out to Mrs. Ansley ( with any questions!

The Makerspace in the Media Center is looking to grow our Lego supply! If you have spare Legos gathering dust, we would love to take them off your hands! You can drop them off in the Front Office or have your student bring them directly to the Media Center. We were inspired by this summer’s art exhibit at Zoo Atlanta and are hoping to work with students on our own creations! Thank you!!

Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are on sale NOW! 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 available at the lowest price of the year. Purchase your ad space until September 26th.

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.

Thank you in advance!

Cafeteria Information

Free and Reduced Lunch

If you are interested in Free and Reduced Lunches for 2022-2023 school year please begin your online application NOW.

Visit to begin the online application.

How much does school lunch cost?


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


Gladiator Football

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The Johns Creek Gladiators will host the Chattahoochee Cougars on Friday, September 16th. The game begins at 7:30 pm; the cost is $8.00 per person and tickets can be purchased through GoFan. Please come cheer on the Gladiators under Friday Night Lights!

Fulton County has implemented a clear-bag policy, effective immediately. Please see the flyer above for information on what is permitted for entry to the stadium and what is not permitted.

All middle and elementary school students must be accompanied by an adult to be allowed entry to football games. If a student chooses not to sit with the adult, they will be directed to the section behind the Johns Creek student body to sit (and cheer) during the game.


Gladiator Cheer Spirit Day with Peace Love and Pizza

Mark your calendar for Jr Gladiators Cheer SPIRIT NIGHT


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One Johns Creek

Emotional Regulation and Healthy Relationships Information provided by Saprea,

Disappointment, loss, anticipation, excitement, or anger are difficult for mature minds to manage, so you can imagine (and maybe even remember) how overwhelming these emotions can be for a child or teen. Being able to cope with strong emotions, sometimes referred to as emotional regulation, is an important part of your child establishing and maintaining healthy and helpful relationships.

Not surprisingly, children who feel like they can manage their emotions are also more likely to feel confident and content. What may be surprising, however, is that emotional regulation may play a role in child sexual abuse. Loneliness, feelings of disconnect, or shame may all contribute to a child being vulnerable to sexual abuse, so helping a child work through those overwhelming feelings is important for their safety and well-being. (And it makes parenting them a lot easier, too!). Visit our Coping with Emotions Resources page for suggestions and activities.

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Regulación emocional y relaciones saludables Información proporcionada por Saprea,

La decepción, la pérdida, la anticipación, la emoción o la ira son difíciles de manejar para las mentes maduras, por lo que puede imaginar (y tal vez incluso recordar) lo abrumadoras que pueden ser estas emociones para un niño o adolescente. Ser capaz de hacer frente a las emociones fuertes, a veces conocidas como regulación emocional, es una parte importante de su hijo que establece y mantiene relaciones saludables y útiles.

No es sorprendente que los niños que sienten que pueden manejar sus emociones también sean más propensos a sentirse seguros y contentos. Lo que puede ser sorprendente, sin embargo, es que la regulación emocional puede desempeñar un papel en el abuso sexual infantil. La soledad, los sentimientos de desconexión o vergüenza pueden contribuir a que un niño sea vulnerable al abuso sexual, por lo que ayudar a un niño a superar esos sentimientos abrumadores es importante para su seguridad y bienestar. (¡Y también hace que criarlos sea mucho más fácil!). Visite nuestra página de Recursos para hacer frente a las emociones para obtener sugerencias y actividades.

Ivy Bridge Academy Debate Program

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Ivy Bridge Academy's After-School Public Speaking & Debate program offers a chance for students to learn techniques of public speaking and engage with current events through the activity of debate.

Students enhance their research skills, critical thinking, organizational skills, persuasion tactics, and information processing by learning about both sides of an issue and being able to persuasively argue for either side.

Students who participate in our program will leave with a sense of accomplishment and a skill set that will help them in academics and their future careers. Direct tangible benefits from our program include increased confidence speaking in front of others, improved writing skills, greater vocabulary, better information-processing, and more open-minded critical thinking about some complex topics.

Register for Debate on Tuesday's after school!

Ivy Bridge Academy Public Speaking & Debate 4:15-5:45

Christy Noll
Ivy Bridge Academy After-School Program Director