AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, February 10, 2020

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

Ms. Marissa Jonas, Assistant Administrator

Calendar of Events

Feb. 10th - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Holcomb Bridge (Home)

Feb. 11th - 6:30 p.m Orchestra Concert

Feb. 12th - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Hopewell MS (Home) & Blue Out (4:30 p.m.)

Feb. 13th - Spring Picture Day

Feb. 14th - AMMS Professional Development Day

Feb. 17th - Presidents' Day (school closed)

Feb. 19th - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Haynes Bridge (Away)

Feb. 20th - 6:00 p.m. STEM Night

Feb. 21st - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Elkins Pointe (Home)

AMMS Calendar Information

Please take note of the following dates:

February 14th AMMS Professional Development Day (Students Off)

February 17th President's Day (School Closed)

March 13th Teacher Workday (students off) (Correction)

Important Information for Valentines Day

Dear Parents or Guardians,

As we approach Valentine’s Day, it is important to remind families and students that candy, desserts, baked goods (store bought/homemade), or other edible items are not to be sold or distributed during school hours unless approved in advance by the administration. Students who do not adhere to this expectation are subject to disciplinary action for insubordination and all food items will be confiscated. Please discuss this expectation and possible consequences with your student(s).

Please know that taking this measure will help us maintain a safe environment for all students. You can help us protect your student(s) by requesting that they not eat anything given to them by another person, anything that they have not brought from your home or anything not in its original sealed package.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping all of our students safe at school.

J.E. Trey Martin

Attendance Notes

If your student is out of school for an illness or doctors appointment, please send all notes to the front office within 5 days of the absence. Do not send the notes to their teachers via email. The notes should include first name, last name, date(s) and student's grade. Attendance will be adjusted within 24 to 48 hours.

PBIS Rewards Points

Students have had the opportunity to earn PBIS rewards points throughout the month of January. Teachers will continue to issue digital points to students meeting school wide expectations of responsibility and respectfulness. Once they have enough points, students may redeem them for prizes, school-wide events, special passes, and snacks.

If you are interested in helping support our prize or special event initiatives, please reach out to Martha Bongiorno (

School Governance Council

Parents and guardians, are you looking for an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of your school? If so, you should consider running for an open seat on our School Governance Council. Interested parents and guardians must visit the following website to submit their Candidate Declaration Forms by February 26th.

Approved Absences

Approved absences for travel opportunities or important family events must be pre-arranged 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".

Spring Picture Day is February 13th!

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8th Grade Walking Tour Through Historical Roswell

We are excited to offer the Autrey Mill eighth grade students a walking tour through historical Roswell. Through a partnership between the Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum and the City of Roswell, Georgia history comes alive during the tour which include visits to antebellum homes, a historic chapel, the town square, and multiple “come-to-life” historical figures based on primary source documents.

The teaching museum can only accommodate 250 students at one time, so half the students will attend the trip on Monday, March 23, 2020, and the other half will go on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. We will load the buses at 9:00 a.m. and return by 1:00 p.m. for lunch. The 8th grade will have a different class schedule those two days to accommodate the trip.

The trip is free to all students, but parents must complete the permission form located HERE for their student to attend the trip. Permission forms are due by Wednesday, March 18, 2020. If a student misses the field trip due to an absence, they will not be permitted to attend on another day due to space limitations.

This is a great opportunity for 8th grade students to experience Georgia history.

If you have any questions regarding the trip, please contact me at

Congratulations Students!

Congratulations to the following students who earned all A's in the 1st Semester!
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Multicultural Night 2020

This year’s Multicultural Night will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please join us for this spectacular school-wide event promoting intercultural beauty and understanding.

Please consider representing your heritage or a culture of your choice by preparing a cultural display and/or food samples of that country. To register as a table host, please click on the link:

Hope to see you all there to celebrate your cultures! Please contact Carolyn Underwood with any questions.

Attention 6th Grade Parents - Fernbank Field Trip

The 6th grade field trip will be March 2nd and 3rd!!! Half the students will go on each day. The special exhibit at this time will be Our Senses: An Immersive Experience and the Giant Screen Movie will be Hidden Pacific 3D. We are very excited to offer this opportunity to our students!

The cost of the field trip is $30 per student, which can be paid through OSP, Online School Payment, located on the AMMS webpage.

Signed permission slips and payment were due by Friday, January 31st.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to a wonderful field trip!

Scoliosis Sign Up - Please Help!

6th and 8th grade parents, we need your help on February 26th for scoliosis screenings! If scoliosis is caught early, it can be corrected with bracing. Training will be provided on site. Please sign up below to help with the very important screening. - 6th grade parents - 8th grade parents

Questions please contact Emily Roberts Glahn

AMMS Blue Out

We are gearing up for this year’s Blue Out, where students get to play basketball against a faculty team, all in the name of charity!

Blue Out basketballs will be sold for $1.00 each in front of the Media Center in the mornings. Just like a raffle, students will write their names on the basketballs they purchase and deposit them in the appropriate grade level containers. The more students purchase, the greater their chances of being chosen to play against the teachers.

FIGHT Club members will draw 4 names from each grade level. Those students will play against the teachers in an exciting, action-packed game on February 12th.

Last year over $400 was raised for the American Cancer Society! We encourage both students and teachers to get involved in this fun event.

Where: AMMS Gym

When: Wednesday, February 12th immediately after school

Time: 4:30 p.m. Teacher vs Student Game in the gym

5ish half time dance performance from PE Dance ALL Stars lead by Coach Davis

5:30 p.m. Girls AMMS vs Hopewell

6:30 p.m. Boys AMMS vs Hopewell (after the girls' game)

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AMMS Sports Information

AMMS Track 2020

We are so happy that you have decided to try out for the 2020 track team. For those of you that were on the team last year, the process will be a little different this year. The following are some things that you need to know:

• Please complete the packet as required with every line and every signature filled in. You must also provide a copy of your insurance card BEFORE you can try out!

(If you tried out for another AMMS sports team within the past 12 months, you should only have to complete a new concussion form.)

Forms are due by Friday, February 28, 2020.

• Try-outs will be March 3-5th after school until 5:00 p.m.. Rides must arrive on time for pick up. All three days are MANDATORY unless pre-approved by the coaches. The top 3 fastest times in the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and mile will make the team. The top two will run in the meet and the 3rd runner is an alternate.

• The meet is scheduled for SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2019 AT MILTON HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED AT 13025 BIRMINGHAM HWY, MILTON, GA 30004. This is the one and only track meet that we will have for the season. Please make sure that you can attend before you try-out.

• Practice days are TBA but will be two days a week after school until 5:00 p.m.

Questions please contact Coach Shelnutt at or Coach Lloyd at

Community News

Advanced Placement Night at Johns Creek High School

What: AP Night at Johns Creek High School

When: Wednesday, February 12th 6:00 p.m.

Where: JCHS Cafeteria

Join us on February 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the JCHS Cafeteria to learn more about the Advanced Placement courses offered at JCHS. Hear an overview of the AP program and attend course-specific information sessions with AP teachers. This event is open to parents/guardians and students. If you have specific questions about placement in AP classes, please contact your child’s current teacher or counselor. We expect a large crowd, so please make plans to carpool! Overflow parking is available at State Bridge Crossing Elementary School.

JCHS Production

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