AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, March 1, 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

March 11th - Spring Picture Day

March 12th - Teacher Workday (students off)

March 14th - Daylight Savings Begins

March 15th - Professional Development Day (students off)

March 17th - St. Patrick's Day

Learning Modality Commitment

Learning Modality Commitment – Last Nine Weeks of School Year

As we approach the midterm of the second semester, FCS is requesting that parents make a commitment for how they wish their child to learn for the remainder of the school year, Face to Face or Remote Learning. The last 9-week period begins in March and runs until the end of the semester.

No action is needed if parents are satisfied with their child’s current learning environment. Only those who wish to change should complete the Learning Environment Hardship Form and email it to Dr. Gamel ( between March 1-12. The student’s learning group will remain the same as it stood on March 1.

messages/attachments/9daabde61bf76dee60eb2b8b74673a22/FCS_Learning_Environment_Hardship.pdf (93.6 KB)

Rising 8th Grade Students and Parents: Course Opportunities

AMMS rising 8th graders have an opportunity to apply for upper-level connections classes most of which are high school credit classes.

These classes are yearlong and are more specific and an in depth focus into a particular subject/area. The courses are offered at JCHS and you have the option of applying for them now. These courses serve as prerequisites to other classes that can be taken once in high school.

Successful completion of both semesters of these rigorous high school level courses can earn you one high school credit to be transferred to your high school transcript.

If selected for any of the yearlong classes, it is expected that students remain in the course for the entire year. Students must complete 2 semesters. Changes to schedules will not be made for students that decide they do not like it at some point during the course or are not doing well at the end of the 1st semester.

To learn more, click on the Power Point linked here and have your student join the Rising 8th Grade / Course Elective TEAM.

Rising 8th Grade Course Electives_Overview and Instructions.pptx

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Exceptional Children's Week 2021

Join the SEC Department in a week of celebration! March 1st through March 5th

At AMMS, we celebrate all of our students, and this week we will highlight our Students with Exceptionality, our Superheroes! Throughout the Simultaneous Teaching and Learning challenges they have given their best, both face to face and remotely from home.

We will have special activities during the week to highlight exceptional men and women in history who have achieved greatness in a variety of roles.

Every year we celebrate one of our SEC students who has performed and achieved beyond expectations. This year, our Yes, I can! Award winner is Laila B.! Congratulations to Laila! Well deserved!

Always remember that the difference between extraordinary and ordinary is just that little extra! Extra congratulations to our SEC Superheroes!

Dr. Mimi Gamel

Assistant Principal


F2F students will have their pictures taken during their social studies classes.

Safety and social distancing measures will be put in place:

  • Students will stand 6 feet apart while waiting in line with their masks on. They will take their masks off for the picture.
  • There will be no camera cards for students to use; they will provide their student (lunch) number or name to the photographer.
  • All photographers will wear masks.
  • No props will be used.

Virtual students can come to the school during their connection classes. They will be excused from these classes for pictures.

  • 6th grade virtual students – 2:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
  • 7th grade virtual students – 9:00 a.m. – 11:08 a.m.
  • 8th grade virtual students – 11:13 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.

We will allow students from the same family to come together (for example, a 6th and 8th grade student from the same family). Students will enter the front door, get their picture taken in the front atrium, and then exit immediately. Parents will be required to wait in the parking lot for their students.

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

Updated Attendance Policy Recently Approved by FCS Board

How does my child get attendance credit for participating remotely if they are a Face-to-Face learner?

Visit for more information on Frequently Asked Questions regarding attendance.

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 district winners. Each winner will move on to the next round and state level winners will be announced in May. We are very proud of all of our students and their accomplishments!

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Student COVID-19 Report Portal Updates

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Fulton County Technology Competition

Registration is now open through March 7th for the virtual Fulton County Technology Competition!

Overview of the Competition

  • This is a 100% virtual competition.
  • All 3rd -12th grade Fulton County students are invited to enter a student created Technology Project that aligns with one of these CATEGORIES.
  • Students may enter only ONE project. Projects may be submitted by an individual or up to two team members. Individuals and teams of two compete against each other.
  • Projects are to be designed and created by students. Some adult guidance is allowed, but it must be clear that work entered by students was done by the students. Judges will expect students to demonstrate that the work is their own. This should not be a whole class assigned project.
  • Read the category descriptions before you select your project category. No changes will be made after the project has been submitted. After that time, students’ projects will be judged based on the category for which they registered. Changes in category WILL NOT be made for any reason after submission. Projects will be judged by the category under which the project was submitted.
  • Register here:


February 1 - February 28 - Student Registration

March 1 - March 7 - Project Submission Window

March 15 - March 29 - Judging Window

Our Autrey Mill Middle School liaison is Mrs. Bongiorno. Please reach out to her with any questions regarding the technology competition at

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Hardship Transfer Deadline is Today, March 1, 2021

Hardship Transfer applications are available beginning Jan.1 for parents who wish to apply for a 2021-22 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle or high school. Parents will use an online form to enter and submit their information.

Get more info and access the application here.


Please remember to keep a spare mask in your backpack in case something happens to the mask you are wearing.

Students should not enter the building without wearing a mask.

Thank you for keeping us all safe!

Presidential Awards for Excellence

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AMMS Spring Online Chess Club

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