AMHS Weekly Update

January 31, 2022 - February 4, 2022

Black Lives Matter Week

Greeting Arabia Mountain High School Community,

DeKalb County School District's Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action is a DeKalb County Board of Education Resolution beginning January 31 – February 4, 2022, to affirm the district’s commitment to the emotional and physical safety of Black students by endorsing and facilitating the Black Lives Matter Week of Action and ensuring all students are valued within our educational system.

During this week, we will celebrate contributions from the Black community through various school-based activities. We will also feature DeKalb Black-owned businesses, highlight Georgia Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and look at how Black culture impacts the world we live in.

This week will also kick off Arabia Mountain High School's Celebration of African American History Month. During the month of February, we will have a school-wide community service project where we will provide 100 toiletry boxes on behalf of the Arabia Mountain High School Community for those near area shelters and homeless havens who otherwise have nothing this winter. Beginning Monday, January 31, students will find drop-off boxes in rooms C211 and A125 where they are able to donate toiletries. Students are able to donate new and unused items such as face masks, personal hand sanitizer, water-based lotion, deodorant, wipes, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and female necessities. We thank you in advance for your contributions to this school-wide endeavor.

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AMHS Black History Month Calendar

Join us for the Virtual Region 3 State of the Region

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GA Milestones EOC Mid Month


If your child completed a B section in December (FLEX, GA. Virtual, etc.) in American Lit, Biology, Coordinate Algebra, or US History, they must take the EOC for that class. Below is the letter with the calendar and the schedule. AMHS will conduct the Spring Mid-Month the week of January 18th. EOC Study Guides can be found on the AMHS Testing Information Page. Please contact Mr. Burd at if you have any questions.

Instructional Support

CORE Content and EOC Tutorials for Spring Semester

Core Content (Non-EOC Courses) Tutorial Sessions

Tuesdays: ELA and Math

Thursday: Science and Social Studies

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

GA Milestones EOC Tutorials

Tuesdays: Coordinate Algebra and American Literature

Thursdays: Biology and US History

3:30 pm - 4:35 pm

To ensure student safety, please be sure to pick up students attending tutorials no later than 4:45 pm.

Summer 2022 Learning Opprtunities

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Summer High School Internship at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is gearing up to host its fourth cohort of high school interns for summer 2022. Applications and adult recommendations are online and due March 27, 2022.

The Garden’s Summer High School Internship is a seven-week program on Wednesdays-Fridays from 9 am-4 pm from June 1- July 15. We are looking for students who will be 16 years or older by June 1, 2022, who currently attend a metro-Atlanta Title I school. The interns will be paid an hourly wage of $10/hr and also receive lunch, program supplies, shirts, and transportation assistance. Participants get to work alongside our Garden staff from various departments including outdoor horticulture, indoor horticulture, amphibian care team, and conservation team in the mornings; learning about our collections and actively caring for them in the process. Afternoons are devoted to college and career skills sessions that include financial planning, resume building, cooking classes, and public speaking to name a few. In addition, students learn about plant career opportunities outside of the Garden and how to connect with plant-based community service projects throughout the city. At the end of the internship, our interns will produce a personal project to share their acquired knowledge with their cohort, Garden staff, and possibly guests as well.

Please see the flyer below for more information!

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Senior Corner

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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

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Senior Students,

Please see the attached document which explains the GA Scholar Program, a GA DOE recognition program, for students who have achieved excellence in the school and community. Please reach out to your counselor if you have questions.

GA Scholar Program-Flyer

Scholarship Opportunity- James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship

The 2021-2022 James L. Thornton Memorial scholarship application is now available. The James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship is in its 20th year and we are again making 3 scholarships available this year. The application and essay are due (postmarked) by March 19, 2022.

Students can visit the scholarship website for the application and qualifications.

Over the past 19 years, we have been blessed in awarding 49 scholarships to South DeKalb graduates.

Scholarship Opportunity- Mae Eva Wesley Scholarship or the Rita Gettis Scholarship

The Eta Sigma Alumnae Chapter (Atlanta) of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a historically African American Sorority and International Collegiate and Non-profit Community Service Organization that was founded on November 12, 1922. The motto of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” As we continue to diligently serve our community and promote progress among our high school scholars, we would like to award some deserving young ladies in the Class of 2022 with the Mae Eva Wesley Scholarship or the Rita Gettis Scholarship. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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Counseling Corner

Class of 2022 Diploma Name Verification Form

Good Arabia Mountain High School Class of 2022,

Congratulations on coming this far, it is time to order DIPLOMAS! Please use the attached link for us to correctly spell your name on your diploma. This document should only be completed one time. ​

Parents, please review the document before your student submits, as this will not be able to be changed after your submission. This must be completed by January 31, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.

Thank you for your continued support,

The AMHS Counseling Staff

Class of 2022 Diploma Name Verification Form


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.


College Board:

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

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College Visitis

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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 ( Once the user agreement is received, the student will be assigned a Chromebook. The user agreement form is linked below.