AMS Black Bear News

July 15, 2022

Principal's Message

Hello AMS family! I hope you all have had a relaxing and fun-filled summer. With the new school year approaching, I would like to introduce myself and share some important information for the 2022-2023 school year. My name is Emily Harris, and I have the honor of being your principal. My husband and I are from Decatur; we are proud graduates of Decatur City Schools! Our older daughter, Katherine, is a 9th grader at AJHS, and our younger daughter, Caroline, is a 7th grader at AMS. I look forward to working with our students, faculty, staff, and community as we work to build bridges and reach our goals! I encourage you to reach out to our administration with any questions or concerns!


Mrs. Emily Harris

(256) 552-4622 ext. 3800

Summer Hours

Office will be closed Friday, July 15th.

Starting Monday July 18th, the office will be open Monday through Friday 8:00am- 3:30pm.

Schedule Pickup Dates/Times

Students can pick up their 2022-2023 schedules as follows:

August 1, 2022

6th grade 10am-12pm

7th grade 1pm-3pm



Sixth Grade and New Student Orientation will be August 8th at 5:30 in the AMS Auditorium. We look forward to meeting you!

PE Uniforms

We will have PE Uniforms available at Schedule pickup and orientation. Uniforms include an AMS PE shirt and shorts. Uniforms cost $20 EPAY options will be available.
Summer Assignments

Summer Assignments are available at the AMS office and on Decatur City Schools' website.

AMS Supply Lists

Supply Lists are available at the AMS office and on Decatur City Schools' website.

Contact Information

Mrs. Emily Harris - Principal -

Dr. Casey Lewis- Assistant Principal -

Mr. Tyler Stephenson- Assistant Principal -

Mrs. Kendria Sutherlin- Counselor-

Mrs. Somer Praytor- Counselor-