AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, January 27, 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

Jan 29th 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Sandy Springs (home)

Feb. 4, 5, 6th 6th Grade Junior Achievement BizTown

Feb. 5th 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Ridgeview (Away)

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!

Feb. 13th Spring Picture Day

Feb. 14th AMMS Professional Development Day

AMMS Wins 2019 Silver Award on CCRPI Score!


AMMS has won a Silver Award under the category for Highest Performing Schools! Hard work has paid off with fantastic results as seen on our CCRPI score!

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) has posted the 2019 list of Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) awards. Awards are given to schools with high academic performance and/or high academic growth based on performance on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) over a three-year period.

The attached 2019 Executive Summary shows the 24 Fulton schools that received SSAS awards including the following:

  • Greatest Gains awards earned by 13 schools
  • Highest Performing awards earned by 19 schools
  • Eight (8) schools received awards in both categories

The link to the state site is

Lost and Found - Overflowing!

All of the lost and found has been brought up to the Front Rotunda! Please encourage your students to look for lost or misplaced items.

All items will be donated to charity on January 31st.

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".

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)

Congratulations to Tim Anderson, Orchestra Teacher

Congratulations to our very own TIM ANDERSON!

He was awarded the Educator of the Year Award by the American String Teachers Association at the GA Music Educators Conference!

School Bus Procedures - Take Note

Parents, this is a reminder that students are prohibited from using items during the operation of the school bus which might interfere with the school bus communications equipment or the school bus driver’s operation of the bus per the Fulton County Code of Conduct Rule 20: Interference with School Bus. Please take this opportunity to discuss with your children.

All code of conduct rules applies on school provided transportation and at school bus stops. Students may not violate any direction of the school bus driver. Students may not disrupt the environment of the bus or bus stop in any manner, including but not limited to loud or boisterous behavior; failure to remain silent at railroad crossings; using emergency exits improperly; riding an unauthorized bus; disembarking at an unauthorized stop; throwing objects in the bus, or into or out of the bus; extending body parts or objects outside of the bus; drinking/eating/chewing gum; interference with District recording equipment; [failure to wear seat belts where fitted on buses, or unbuckling of seat belts before reaching the destination,] and failure to remain seated.

Additionally, students are prohibited from using items during the operation of a school bus in a manner which might interfere with the school bus communications equipment or the school bus driver's operation of the bus. These items include but are not limited to cell phones; pagers; audible radios; tape or compact disc players without head-phones; mirrors; lasers, or flash cameras. (Consequences may include confiscation of device.) Cell phone use will not be allowed during the operation of the bus because it interferes with the operational technology. However, cell phones may be used with the special permission of the principal, supervising teacher, or bus driver while the student is on the bus waiting to depart the starting location or when the bus returns to its final destination after athletic events, fields trips, or other special situation deemed appropriate by the principal, supervising teacher, or bus driver.

Thank you,

Mr. Trey Martin


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

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.

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)

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!

Students will be bringing home a permission slip with more information about the field trip on January 21st. 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 are due NO LATER than Friday, January 31st.

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

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7th Grade Rock Eagle Trip

We are proud to offer the Autrey Mill seventh grade students an exciting and educational trip to Rock Eagle 4H Center in Eatonton, GA. The Rock Eagle Trip will take place March 18th – March 20th.

We will be leaving from school on March 18th and returning in the afternoon of March 20th. We will have approximately 25-30 staff chaperones accompanying the students. We will travel to Rock Eagle in luxury motor coaches.

The cost of the trip is $190.00. All students who would like to participate will be given the opportunity to do so. We feel all students will benefit from this activity; however, attendance is not required and in no way affects a student's instruction or evaluation. We do reserve the right to cancel this field trip if sufficient money is not available to cover all costs.

Please contact Dr. Mimi Gamel ( with any questions or concerns.

What to do now?

Information and Permission Form - Form is due: Friday, February 7th.

All students must have medical insurance coverage to attend the trip. When completing the permission form, have your student's medical insurance information handy. If your student does not have medical insurance, TW LORD is a low-cost option (1-800-633-2360).

Packing List

Online School Payment - Payment is due: Friday, February 7th

Medication Forms - Due to Clinic: Friday, February 28th.

Spring Picture Day is February 13th!

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Student of Month for December/January

These students were nominated by our language arts, reading, and SEC teachers for demonstrating the "Everything is Possible" Mindset. These students were invited to a celebration on January 24th in the Media Center. Congratulations!
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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.

Jr. Gladiators Basketball Updates!

The Junior Gladiators girls’ basketball teams finished the regular season with a second sweep of Chattahoochee and a split series with Cambridge. With Saturday’s victories, the 6th and 7th grade teams posted a perfect 4-0 record against Chattahoochee. The 6th grade girls’ team in particular hit their stride after a slow start and went 9-5 in the second half of the season, including a 5-2 record against Fulton County opponents, as both teams qualified for league playoffs.

The boys' 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams finished the season with series wins against Lambert and Cambridge. The 6th grade team also qualified for state and their imposing 6-0 Fulton County record and a running 13 game win streak earned them a #2 seed heading into the playoffs.