AMMS Lions Roar
"Recognize the Roar"
Monday, March 15, 2021
Mr. Trey Martin, Principal
Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th Grade Assistant Principal
Calendar of Events
March 15th - Professional Development Day (students off)
March 17th - Happy St. Patrick's Day
March 24th & March 25th - Remote Learning for all Students
April 5th - April 10th - Spring Break
April 12th - 16th - Remote Learning for all Students
April 19th - All Physical Library Books Due
Georgia Milestones Information
Parents and Guardians,
In May, all students in Fulton County Schools will participate in the Georgia Milestones Assessments – the comprehensive assessment program for grade three through high school. The assessments cover English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades three through eight. Science and Social Studies assessments will only be given in grades five and eight.
These exams are part of Georgia’s Milestones Assessment System, designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards.
The tests include a wide variety of questions such as multiple choice and constructed responses that require students to explain how they solve problems, think critically, and write analytically. These skills take time and effort to master, but students will need them to succeed in the future.
In Fulton County Schools, we see these tests as an academic checkup. Like class assignments and report cards, they are one gauge of student progress – one way to provide you and your child’s teachers with information about your child’s work toward the high goals we have set for our students.
To learn more about the Georgia Milestone Assessments click the link below:
Milestones Testing will be competed on the student’s iPad between May 3rd and May 14th for face to face students. Virtual students will be given the opportunity to test in the evening at school, beginning at 4:30 p.m., if they do not feel comfortable coming into the school during the school hours to take the test.
Monday May 3rd, - Science/EOC Science – sections 1 & 2 (8th grade only)
Tuesday, May 4th – Social Studies – sections 1 & 2 (8th grade only)
Wednesday, May 5th - Makeup day
Thursday, May 6th – Math – section 1 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)
Friday, May 7th – Math – section 2 (6th, 7th, and 8th grades)
Tuesday, May 11th – ELA – section 1 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)
Wednesday, May 12th – ELA – section 2 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)
Thursday, May 13th – ELA – section 3 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)
Friday, May 14th and Monday, May 17th – make-up days
It is important that students charge their iPads every night. Testing will begin promptly at 8:55 a.m. and conclude around 10:45 a.m. There will be an adjusted schedule on testing days.
If you have any questions regarding these assessments, please contact Anita Erickson at email@example.com.
DECA Competition - AMMS Winners
AMMS had 7 students place in the DECA 2021 Middle School State Career Development Conference!
This year’s conference was a 2-day virtual experience. 6th, 7th and 8th grade DECA members took the Business Administration Core exam and participated in a Marketing role play event. Competitors were also able to view Marketing and High School Preparation workshops.
Congratulations to our AMMS winners and all AMMS DECA members who participated in the State CDC!
1st Place - Jacob D.
2nd Place - Ayaan M.
Middle School Marketing Role Play
3rd Place - Arianna B.
Principles of Finance
3rd Place - Priyanka K.
Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
1st Place - Yaashmita S.
Principles of Marketing
3rd Place - Aditi K.
1st Place - Divij M.
Attention Students, Parents and Staff - Library Book Deadline
Due to the library’s renovation occurring this summer, we need all physical books back to the library no later than April 19th. There will be a book bin placed outside the school during the week of April 12th between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to accommodate our virtual learners.
Students still have access to ebooks and audiobooks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Sora. These books remain active throughout the summer months as well.
Thank for helping us prepare and organize for packing up the library!
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, more specific and offer an in depth focus into a particular subject/area. The courses are also offered at JCHS, but 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.
Virtual Summer School Opportunities
Volunteers Needed to Fill PTA Board Positions
The AMMS PTA nominating committee is pleased to announce our call for nominations for the 2021-2022 AMMS PTA Board of Directors! We are looking for volunteers to fill the positions listed below. You must have a current PTA membership to be considered. All nominees must give their consent by completing a nomination form by downloading the form from our website https://autreymillmspta.membershiptoolkit.com/.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Nominees will be contacted directly by a member of the nominating committee to discuss position duties and qualifications. We hope you will join our board and help to continue our commitment of improving the educational experience for our students, teachers and administrators.
▪ VP of Membership
▪ VP of Student Support
▪ VP of Communications
▪ VP of Business Sponsorship
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nominating committee does not fill the positions of Parliamentarian, Committee Chairs, or committee members, but will forward information of anyone interested in those positions to the new Board of Directors upon their election.
Order Your Yearbook Today! JOSTENS.COM
Have you purchased your yearbook yet for this unforgettable school year? We’ve sold almost 80% of our allotment-don’t miss out on reserving your copy today!
Click this link to purchase now and guarantee your student a copy of a book that will go down in history: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1435805/Autrey-Mill-Middle-School/2021-Yearbook/2020061904162456387/CATALOG_SHOP/!
Dress Code - Warm Weather is Coming Soon!
- All students shall dress appropriately so as not to interfere with or disrupt the education program.
- Bare midriffs, tank tops and see-through clothing are not acceptable.
- Shorts and skirts that are any shorter than mid-thigh are not permitted.
Designated dress for specific school activities approved by the Principal shall be acceptable. The Principal or other authorized school official shall determine whether any particular mode of dress results in a violation of the spirit and/or intent of this rule.
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 http://ammslions.org for more information on Frequently Asked Questions regarding attendance.