AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, December 13, 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

December 6th through January 21st - K-12 ELA Textbook Adoption (8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.)

December 13 to December 15 - Purchase a Candy-Cane-Gram in the front rotunda (8:10 a.m. until 8:40 a.m.)

December 15th - Spirit Night at Crumbl Cookie

December 16th - Deadline to get items from Lost and Found

December 17th - Last Day of 1st Semester

December 20th through January 3rd Winter Break

January 1st to February 28th - Student Hardship Transfers (See information below)

January 3rd Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

January 4th First Day of Second Semester for Students

PE for 2nd Semester - 2022

Sports Information

In order to participate, students will be required to dress out for PE when we return from winter break. This includes the Autrey Mill PE shirt and shorts pictured and athletic shoes with laces. If you need to purchase a PE shirt, shorts or both this can be done online using the link:

We are so happy that you have decided to try out for the 2022 track team for 7th and 8th Graders.

• You need to have all forms filled out and a copy of your insurance card on file BEFORE you can try out. If you tried out for another AMMS sport, then all you should have to turn in is a new concussion form. Only packets from another sport can be accepted if they are from within the past 12 months. Paperwork is due by Wednesday, February 15, 2022. Please use the following link to access forms:


Try-outs will be Monday, February 21- Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 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 finishers 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.

• We will make the relay teams from these runners.

The meet is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2022. This is the one and only track meet that we will have for the season. Please make sure that you can attend before try-outs.
• Practice days are TBA but will be two days a week after school until 5:00 p.m.

The Extramural Track Exhibition is scheduled for
March 19, 2022, at Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton, GA 30004.

Coaches Lloyd and Shelnutt


Basketball Tryout Information

7th & 8th Grade Boys & Girls trying out for Basketball.

Girl’s Tryouts start Jan 10th & 11th 2022

Boy’s Tryouts Jan 12th & 13th 2022

Practices are held immediately after school. Players should be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m.

In order to tryout, Coach Kearney and Coach Owens need all participants to fill out each of the pre-participation forms. Packets were given to players at our November meeting. We also have these forms available in the Gym. The pre-participation forms can also be found on the Fulton County Athletics web site here:

Coach Owens and Coach Kearney (Boys Coach) (Girls Coach)

Media Center News

K-12 ELA Textbook Adoption

During the 2021-2022 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for English Language Arts in Grades K-12. All teachers, parents, and community members are encouraged to participate in the public review from now through January 21, 2022.

Materials are on display in A150, so please stop by anytime from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. December 6th through January 21st to look at the textbook options for middle school students.

Please visit the textbook adoption website ( for additional details. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ashley Perry ( or Kristen Barksdale (

It's time to start reading.....

From January 1 to January 31, Autrey Mill will participate in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. We challenge our school to read at least 150,000 minutes during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site. Students can access Beanstack by going to Classlink, clicking eLibrary, then clicking Beanstack. Thousands of other libraries and schools across the nation are joining in too, for a chance at winning prizes including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Our school is currently ranked #1 in logged minutes in Fulton County, but other schools are catching up quickly!

Happy reading, Lions!

Late Start Days Switch to Half Days

Based on feedback from a variety of stakeholders, the Board voted on a calendar adjustment that will change all remaining late start Mondays for the 2021-2022 school year to early release days. This impacts the following dates:

Dismissal will begin at 2:05 p.m.

More information to follow.

January 24, 2022

February 28, 2022

March 21, 2022

Holiday Check Out Procedures

With the Winter break approaching, to ensure a more efficient way for you to check your child out of school during the day, the following procedure should be followed:

  • In an effort to avoid interrupting instructional time on the intercom, students MUST have a note designating the time that they should meet you in the front office.
  • Notes should be brought to the front office in the morning for authorization. The signed note will allow your child leave class at the designated time and meet you in the front office.
  • Students without notes will not be call out of class until the parent arrives.
  • Transportation changes must be made before 11:00 a.m.
  • NO check-outs without a note after 3:30 p.m.


Your cooperation with our check-out procedures will help keep classroom interruptions to a minimum and will get you on your way in a timely manner.



Please remind your students to check the lost n found.

We are collecting the items for donation on December 16th by 3:00 p.m.


AMMS Student Council Candy Cane Gram Event

Our Student Council has adopted a family this holiday season to help make their spirits bright.

When you purchase a Candy-Cane-Gram for $1 and send to friends or AMMS staff members the proceeds will go to a local family in need.

When: Monday December 13th to Wednesday December 15th

Where: Front Rotunda of Autrey Mill

Time: 8:10 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.


News from the Counseling Office

It is that time of year when students start applying for private school for the next school year. Please review the AMMS procedure for these and other information requests.

Requests for Student-Related Paperwork and Information

Student Recommendations and Evaluations

To better assist in the completion and return of student recommendations and evaluations, please use the following procedure when asking teachers or staff members to complete paperwork related to private schools, medical evaluations, sports, etc. Bring paperwork to the Counseling Office. Include student name, grade level and a list of people to provide information.

  1. The counseling office will distribute/collect the paperwork to/from the appropriate teachers. We’ll also provide any additional information that may be requested, i.e. test scores, transcripts, discipline records, etc.
  2. Paperwork will be sent directly to the person, group, or school for whom the information is requested. It will not be returned to the student/parent/guardian.
  3. Please allow at least five business days for all student recommendations and evaluations to be completed.
  4. There is a $5.00 per school fee for private school applications.

The AMMS Counseling Department requests a minimum of one business day to handle requests for the following:

  • Official transcripts
  • Copies of report cards
  • Certificates of attendance
  • Copies of student records
  • Work permits

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Pieper in AMMS Counseling Office, or 470-254-8244.


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FCS Innovation Academy Accepting Applications

FCS Innovation Academy, a STEM magnet high school, is currently accepting applications for their 9th grade class for the 2022-2023 school year. Current 8th graders who live in North Fulton attendance zones, including AMMS, are eligible to apply. Applications can be found at and both sections of the application will be due by January 15, 2022. There are no academic requirements to be accepted, and a lottery is held in February.

IA offers a rigorous STEM curriculum for students interested in pursuing pathways in Engineering, IT, and healthcare. The best way to learn about the school is to take a tour and attend a parent information session. IA will be hosting another tour on Thursday 12/9 at 4:45 p.m. at the school.. To find out more about IA and sign up for a tour, please visit our website For more questions, you may also email


Congratulations to our DECA Team

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Congratulations to the AMMS DECA Region Competition Team!

18 of the 32 students who competed from AMMS placed in their event and went up on the stage to receive a medal! This was quite an accomplishment as our students were also competing against high school students.

Way to show! AMMS is amazing!

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FCS COVID 19 Reporting Procedures

FCS COVID 19 Reporting

Due to the ever-changing nature of this pandemic, the district will continue to monitor COVID data and recommendations, consult with public health officials, and make additional adjustments as necessary. If your child is sick, please keep them home. Families are still required to report a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, a pending COVID-19 test result (regardless of the reason for testing), and a direct contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive. FCS student/parents must use the Parent Reporting Portal to make the COVID-19 report.

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