AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, May 3, 2021

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

May 3rd - Georgia Milestones Testing Begins for 8th Grade

May 6th - Georgia Milestones Testing Begins for 6th & 7th Grade

May 26th - Last Day of School

Georgia Milestones REMINDER

As we begin Georgia Milestones testing this week, it is important to remember the following:

1. Students need to charge their iPads every night and remember to bring them to school.

2. Get plenty of rest each night.

3. Be on time for school.

What Time Does School Start?

Students are required to be in their homerooms and ready to participate in learning at 8:55 a.m. If students are walking in the building at 8:55 a.m., they will be issued a pass to homeroom, where they will be marked tardy.

Milestones Testing Information

Thank you to all the parents who completed the Milestones survey. At this time, the survey is closed and we are not processing any further requests.

If you chose for your student to complete testing in the evening, a letter will be sent explaining all the procedures for testing after school. For virtual students who are coming to test during the day, please plan to arrive at school on the testing days before 8:45 a.m. Staff will be available in the front rotunda to help the virtual students get to their first period classes.

Virtual students can return home after testing. Parents will wait in the carpool line.

We are planning for a successful testing administration and look forward to seeing how well our students perform on these assessments.

To learn more about the Georgia Milestone Assessments click the link below:

EOG parent presentation recording

Monday May 3rd, - Science/EOC Science – sections 1 & 2 (8th grade only)

Tuesday, May 4th – Social Studies – sections 1 & 2 (8th grade only)

Wednesday, May 5th - Makeup day

Thursday, May 6th – Math – section 1 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

Friday, May 7th – Math – section 2 (6th, 7th, and 8th grades)

Tuesday, May 11th – ELA – section 1 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

Wednesday, May 12th – ELA – section 2 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

Thursday, May 13th – ELA – section 3 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

Friday, May 14th and Monday, May 17th – make-up days

It is important that students charge their iPads every night. Testing will begin promptly at 8:55 a.m. and conclude around 10:45 a.m. There will be an adjusted schedule on testing days.

If you have any questions regarding these assessments, please contact Anita Erickson at

Science Olympiad Team

The AMMS Science Olympiad team competed in the state Science Olympiad competition at UGA.

Our fierce lions roared past 59 teams to clinch 4th best in the state. Competing in 23 events such as Earth and Space Science, Nature, Life, Personal and Social Science, Physical Science, Chemistry, Technology and Design, and Physics.

The following students medaled at state:

(1st) Game On- Meredith C. & Chloe S.

(3rd) Water Quality- Susmita D. & Michelle F.

(4th) Reach 4 the Stars- Abby D. & Avika G.

(4th) Anatomy/Physiology-Dong-You Y. & Vivek J.

(4th) Circuit Lab- Dennis J. & Chloe S.

(4th) Machines- Aarav B. & Noah C.

(4th) Write it, Cad it -Aarav B. & Avika G.

Thank you to Mr. Martin, Principal and the PTA for your continued support in fielding a team and supplying study materials."

Fulton County Schools Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition

The Fulton County Schools’ Humanities Department is proud to announce the 2020-2021 Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition Metro Resa winners from our district. Each winner will move on to the state level and winners will be announced in June.

Autrey Mill Middle School Joanne Deng Beneath Our Sky of Stars 1st Place - Metro Resa Level

Mask Mandate Update

Superintendent Mike Looney shared that Fulton County Schools will be taking a measured, cautious approach to relaxing COVID-19 protocols, which includes updating COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandates in phases. There are several factors spurring these changes, including Governor Brian Kemp’s lifting of restrictions on group sizes and ending a ban on large gatherings. Also, vaccines are now readily available to those 16 years of age and older. In this new phase, employees and students who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but have been fully vaccinated will not have to quarantine providing they are symptom free.

Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021:

  • For outdoor activities only, masks will be recommended but not required for students in grades 9-12 and employees in high schools. All other safety protocols will remain in effect for this group of individuals.
  • At school sponsored outdoor events and activities, masks will be recommended but not required for visitors/spectators.
  • Capacity limitations are lifted on all outside school venues (stadiums, fields, etc.).
  • Coaches may attend banquets.

Beginning Monday, May 17, 2021:

  • While engaged in outdoor activities, masks will be recommended but not required for students in grades PK-8 and employees. All other safety protocols will remain in effect for this group of individuals.
  • School Leaders, in consultation with their respective community support organizations, may schedule and host outdoor end of year celebrations to honor the achievements of students without restrictions on group sizes.

All other existing COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies will remain enforced for the balance of the 2020-21 school year. This includes requiring all staff, students, and visitors to wear a mask while inside an FCS facility, and adhere to recommended social distancing, surface sanitizing, and handwashing. More information on the new mask mandate can be found here.

Please remember that everyone entering the building MUST wear a mask. This includes students, staff, parents, vendors etc.

Students please keep a spare mask in your backpacks to use if yours gets soiled or breaks.

Thanks for keeping us all safe!


Have you purchased your yearbook yet for this unforgettable school year? We’ve sold almost 80% of our allotment-don’t miss out on reserving your copy today! Click this link to purchase now and guarantee your student a copy of a book that will go down in history:!

Big picture

DECA Deodorant Drive

Please donate deodorant to AMMS DECA - The Marketing Club’s Community Service Project!

DECA has partnered with the Girl Scouts (AMMS students Nazeefa, Kate, and Caroline) and The Backpack Project.

The Backpack Project packs necessities in a backpack and hand delivers them to the homeless. The Girl Scouts and DECA realized that deodorant was an expensive item to collect in times like these, so they took on the challenge to help The Backpack Project to collect deodorant.

Please donate to help us reach our goal of 300 sticks of deodorant!

What: Deodorant Drive

When: April 28th - May 12th

How: In Person – drop off to Dr. Yasuda’s room (A-152)

Virtual – drop off to the front office (mark for Dr. Yasuda)

Why: To help the homeless of Georgia

For more information on the backpack Project please use this link:

For any questions please contact the AMMS DECA Advisor:

Dr. Yasuda:

Thank you for supporting our cause,


Important Clinic Information

Please remember to pick up any medication (prescription or non-prescription) your child may have in the clinic by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 26th.

Any medication left in the clinic at the end of that day, including year round medications, over the counter and prescription medications, will be discarded.

Remember that a new Medication Authorization form and/or Health Care Plan for your child will have to be competed by you and your physician for the 2021-2022 school year.

Authorization to Give Medicine Form

Contact Priscilla Pappo, School Nurse at or (470)-254-8258 with questions.

Approved Absences

Approved absences for travel opportunities or important family events, sporting events, weddings etc. must be pre-arranged 5 days PRIOR to the date(s) of the absence. Please contact the appropriate grade level Assistant Principal via email requesting approval for the days your student will miss. These types of absences are limited to 6 days per school year and will not be approved "after the fact"

6th Grade Laurie Chans,

7th Grade Dr. Mimi Gamel,

8th Grade Anita Erickson,

Virtual Summer School Opportunities

Big picture
Big picture

Student COVID-19 Report Portal Updates

Big picture

Community News

JCHS Drama Camp

JCHS drama is once again hosting a drama camp at JCHS on June 2nd-4th for all rising 4th-9th graders! Come and be a part of workshops being conducted by members of the JCHS chapter of the International Thespians Society (and many are former AMMS Lions!)

Covid protocol will be met with masks worn, temperature checks and social distancing. It's a great opportunity to be on stage at the high school and make new friends!

Big picture