AMHS Weekly Update

January 9-13, 2023

2023-2024 Advisement Sessions

It is that time of year when students begin to select their classes for the 23-24 school year. All students are expected to attend the designated session where they will discuss course selections and units for graduation. diploma types, testing opportunities, and remediation opportunities. Parents are invited to attend, but their attendance is not mandatory. Please see the flyers below for your student's advisement session date, time, and location.
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WINTER MAP TESTING- Begins January 9th

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Junior-Senior Prom- TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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Attention Seniors and Juniors!

It is that time of year! It is time to purchase your prom ticket. Prom will be at Georgia State University's Center Parc on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Prom begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. The theme for the 2023 Prom is A NIGHT IN LAS VEGAS! Ticket sales will begin Monday, January 9th. Tickets will be sold during lunch in room C211. The first 40 tickets sold will be $80.00. After those 40 tickets are sold, the ticket price will increase to $100 until February 14th. Cash or money order are accepted only, NO CHECKS. Ticket prices will increase as we get closer to the actual prom date. Here are some things you need to know:

  • Guests cannot be older than 21 years of age
  • All guests who do not attend DeKalb County Schools will have a background check (license information is needed at the time of ticket purchase)
  • There will be NO ticket sales at the door. Repeat: There will be NO ticket sales at the door due to security and venue restrictions and set-up.
  • Last day to purchase your ticket will be April 14th at 3:20 p.m.
  • Once you exit the first floor of the venue, you will not be allowed back in.

This is a very spacious venue with patio access to the inside of the stadium. There will be NO in and out of the venue. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Sanford in C211.

DCSD Tech Cafe'- January

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Canvas for Parents

Parents and guardians, keep up with your students' assignments, schedule, and class announcements in Canvas, the learning management system adopted by DCSD and used by AMHS teachers. There are two steps to set up observer access to your student's Canvas account:

School Information

Earning Parent Volunteer Hours

Parent involvement has been the key to the continued success of the students at Arabia Mountain High School. Each year Arabia Mountain High School parents/guardians must complete 10 hours of volunteer service hours each year to maintain enrollment at AMHS. Parents can volunteer at the school or school events to earn their volunteer hours or provide donations of $105.00 ($10.50 = 1 volunteer hour).

It is the responsibility of the coach/sponsor of the organization to provide the list of their parent volunteers and hours to Ms. Bills at the conclusion season or event. Parents need to be sure they are signing in at all events to ensure an accurate account of their volunteer hours. Please click the file below to see some of the ways you can earn your volunteer hours. We look forward to seeing you at AMHS!!!!

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Volunteers Needed

Attention 11th and 12th-grade Students,

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) Steering Committee is looking for 11th and 12th-grade students who are interested in volunteering at the upcoming 2023 DeKalb HRRB competition. The volunteer registration is now open. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2023 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, please stop by the front office.

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Do you know your Counselor?

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Student Opportunities

The Whiteside Foundation Scholarship

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The Whiteside Foundation is dedicated to the future of children and making sure that they have the resources that are needed to be successful. This scholarship is offered to graduating high schools seniors who live in a single-parent household. The recipients will be awarded $1000 towards school expenses.


  • Graduating High School Senior

  • GPA: 2.75 or higher

  • Formally accepted by college or university that is deemed as a Historically Black College and University

  • Part of a single-parent household

  • Majors choice: STEM majors, Education, Criminal Justice or International Studies

  • Complete and submit the application below and email your official acceptance letter to by the deadline below to be considered.

Deadline: April 30, 2023, by 11:59 PM

For more information visit The Whiteside Foundation's Website

Emory University College Preparatory Program 2022-2023

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Testing Information

SAT Test Dates

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ACT Test Dates

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Parent and Family Engagement

Principal Advisory Council (P.A.C.)

What is PAC?

The PAC is a group of the principal and elected members of the school, including 2 teachers and 4 parents. The PAC’s focus is the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) which involves initiatives for Science, Math, Attendance, and Graduation.

What Do We Do?

We meet once a month throughout the school year and discuss action items to support student achievement, current activities related to the school and district, and community engagement. We establish specific goals each year to work towards that allow us to stay focused and productive.

The members of the Principal Advisory Council are accountable to the constituents they serve. The purpose of the Principal Advisory Council is to bring parents, school employees, students, and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.

1. Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues;

2. Act as a link between the school and the community;

3. Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community; and

4. Work to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations and shared best practices.

The Principal Advisory Council operates under the control and management of the DeKalb County School District and will follow Board of Education policies and procedures. The Principal Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the school principal, the local board of education, and the local school superintendent on matters related to school climate/culture, student achievement, and community partnerships.

All meetings are open to the public and some meetings are open for commentary. For more information on the PAC in general, visit the district’s website: for more information.

Please visit the Principal Advisory Council link on the school's website for more informaiton.

Join the AMHS PTSA

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AMHS PTSA Brick Campaign

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