AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, September 16, 2019

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

Ms. Marissa Jonas, Assistant Administrator

Calendar of Events

Sept. 18th 5:30 p.m. AMMS Soccer vs Sandy Springs (home)

Sept. 19th Grades Available on Infinite Campus

Sept. 20th 5:30 p.m. AMMS Soccer vs River Trail (away)

Sept. 25th 5:30 p.m. AMMS Soccer vs Ridgeview (away)

Sept. 27th 5:30 p.m. AMMS Soccer vs Northwestern (away)

Student 5 Day Weekend - Coming Up!

Autrey Mill Middle School has coordinated with our area schools to hold one of our 2019-2020 Professional Development Days in October. Students will NOT attend school on the days listed below. Please plan accordingly.

Thursday, October 10th AMMS Professional Day

Friday, October 11th Teacher Workday

Monday, October 14th Columbus Day Holiday

Hurricane Dorian

AMMS and the AMMS PTA are coming together to collect items to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Donation collection will be Tuesday, 9/17 and Wednesday, 9/18. Parents, students, teachers, and staff are encouraged to send in new/unwrapped items to the specially marked bins located at the front office. If students bring in items, please have them bring them to the bins that will be located at the front office (will be labeled with a sign). See attachment for more information. An email has also been sent out to parents.

Items Needed:


Hand Sanitizer


Solar Powered Lamps

First Aid Items

Baby Formulas




Wet Wipes

Soap (body/hand)

Thank you for your support!

International Parents Question and Answer Meeting

Your attendance is encouraged!

Please RSVP to Katie Soh, AMMS Bilingual Community Liaison at

We look forward to seeing you all.

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Lions Literacy

The Lions Literacy Alliance October selection is Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. Open to all students, parents, and staff members interested in participating. Read the book ahead of time on Sora or from the library. Bring your own k-cup for coffee/tea/hot chocolate to drink while we discuss the book. Light breakfast snacks will be served.

AMMS Book Fair September 30th thorough October 4th

Find a magical read at the Book Fair!

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held from September 30th through October 4th. For more information about the activities we have planned, please click here:

You can also shop our online fair from September 22nd through October 5th. Anyone can shop online through our fair and you have access to even more books so share it with family members and friends alike. Click here to shop:

Finally, we hope you will utilize our e-wallet! Give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available. For more information, click here:

If you would like to volunteer for Book Fair, please sign-up here:

Report a Safety Tip

Please know that reporting a safety tip directly to our school is the quickest way to a resolution. However, you can also submit an ANONYMOUS TIP to school and district officials through our FCS Tip Line App. Whether it's about bullying, a friend in need of counseling, or suspicious/illegal behavior observed on campus, you can let us know without having to reveal your identity.

Think before you submit. Submission of a False Report is a crime. We take all tips submitted seriously, and will fully investigate each tip thoroughly.

Go to

Home page

I Want to......Report a Safety Tip.

AMMS Clubs and After School Enrichment Programs

Any student interested in joining or trying out for a club or after school enrichment program, should check the Autrey Mill website (under activities) for a list of clubs offered, a brief description, meeting dates, time and room location.

Most clubs will start the week of September 9th unless otherwise noted. Any questions, please contact the club sponsor.

AMMS 2019-2020 Professional Development Days

AMMS students will not attend school on Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday, February 14, 2020.

8th Grade Savannah Trip Coming In November!

We are proud to offer the Autrey Mill eighth grade students an exciting and educational trip to Savannah, GA. The Georgia Trip will take place November 7th – November 8th and will include visits to First African Baptist Church, River Street, Fort Jackson, Forsyth Park, and historic tours of Savannah.

The trip is being sponsored by the 8th Grade Social Studies department. We will be leaving before school on November 7th and returning in the evening of November 8th. We will have forty staff chaperones with an expected ratio of 12 students for every adult.

We will travel to Savannah in luxury motor coaches. While in Savannah, 8th grade Georgia Studies comes to life as students visit places of historic interest. We also offer students some social time with shopping on River Street Park and an evening riverboat cruise and dance.

The cost of the trip is $228. We feel all students will benefit from this activity; however, attendance is not required and in no way affects a student’s instruction or evaluation. We do reserve the right to cancel this field trip if sufficient money is not available to cover all costs.

Payments and permission forms are due FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019.

Permission Form or Opt Out Form

  • Both parent and student need to sign the Permission or Opt Out form. Please use student’s given name. These forms are also found on the school website ( under quick links Georgia Trip.
  • All students must have medical insurance coverage to attend the trip. When completing the permission form, have your student’s medical insurance information handy.
  • If your student does not have medical insurance, TW LORD is a low cost option (1-800-633-2360). More information is available here.


  • Pay online at “Online School Payments”. If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from making an online payment, such as no debit or credit card, please contact the front office.


  • All medications needed for trip must be in the clinic prior to the trip. The forms are posted on the school website under Clinic. Please contact the AMMS clinic with questions regarding medication.


  • Any student who receives a suspension (ISS or OSS) or multiple detentions prior to the trip as a result of an office referral will be ineligible to attend the trip at the discretion of administration.
  • Payment and completed forms must be received in order to participate in roommate selection on Friday, October 4, 2019. Students who provide payment and/or insurance information after this deadline date will be placed in rooms based on availability.

Please contact me at if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to providing a memorable trip for the 8th grade students.

Anita Erickson

8th grade Assistant Principal

Autrey Mill Middle School

470-254-7622 ext. 48241

September is Attendance Awareness Month

A few notes to consider from the School Social Worker

Dr. John B. Burger, LCSW

  • Good attendance contributes to students doing well in school and eventually in the workplace.

  • Students are at risk academically if they are chronically absent (missing just two days a month or 10 percent of the school year).

  • Prevent absences whenever possible.

  • Students are more likely to attend school if they feel safe (emotionally + physically), connected, supported, and believe they can learn and achieve.

  • Chronic absence is a problem we can solve when the whole community collaborates with families and schools.

  • Families, educators and community partners need to monitor how many days a student misses from school.

  • Reducing chronic absence helps create more equitable academic outcomes, especially for children who live in poverty, experience discrimination and have disabilities.

Join the PTA!

PTA Volunteer Opportunities for New School Year

The new school year has officially begun and AMMS PTA has spots available for parents to volunteer. We are looking for Chairs and Co-Chairs in different areas. Sign up, volunteer and help us make our school the best place for our kids and staff. Thank you!

If you have not yet joined PTA, please consider doing so! This is the only fundraising done for the entire year and all proceeds go to enriching programs like Science Olympiad, Reflections, Scoliosis Screening, Red Ribbon Week, Teacher Appreciation and so much more!

Sign up at:
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Sports Information

EXTRAMURALS (7th & 8th Graders ONLY)


7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including Connections, may try out for the AMMS tennis team.

ALL forms, including a physical, must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th. Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will be ineligible to try out.

Tryouts will be before school September 30th- October 4th, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on the school tennis courts. Students must bring a racket and a can of tennis balls. We will have practices in the mornings based on the schedules of the students who make the team. Your student must be able to participate in practices and in the tournament at South Fulton Tennis Center on Saturday, October 26th. Each school can enter 2 singles and 2 doubles teams for boys and 2 singles and 2 doubles teams for girls. Matches will follow the 6-game pro set format until the semi-finals, where an 8-game pro set will be played and the finals will play a 10-game pro set. Scoring will be no add, using 15, 30, 40 and game. At 40-all (deuce) the receiver gets to choose the side to receive serve. The team will be based solely on student performance during tryouts.

Email Coach Larson with any questions –


7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including Connections, may try out for the AMMS volleyball team.

ALL forms, including a physical, must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th. Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will ineligible to try out.

Tryouts will be after school Sept 30th -Oct. 4th, 4:05 p.m.-5:05 p.m. in the gym. The number of students trying out will determine the days of tryouts. We will have practices in the afternoons based on the schedules of the students who make the team. Your student must be able to participate in practices and games. The team will be based solely on student performance during tryouts.

*Please be here to pick up your athlete promptly at 5:05 p.m. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pick up the students from after school activities and events. Autrey Mill Middle School is not responsible for supervision fifteen minutes after that time. If students are not picked up on time, the student could lose the privilege of participating in the program.

Email Coach Larson with any questions –

Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are on Wednesdays and Fridays.

10/23/19 5:30 p.m. Webb Bridge @Autrey Mill

10/30/19 5:30 p.m. Sandy Springs@Autrey Mill

11/1/19 5:30 p.m. River Trail@River Trail

11/6/19 5:30 p.m. Ridgeview@Ridgeview

11/8/19 5:30 p.m. Northwestern@Northwestern

11/13/19 5:30 p.m. Hopewell@Autrey Mill

11/15/19 5:30 p.m. Holcomb Bridge@Holcomb Bridge

Basketball - Boys & Girls

Both teams will be coached by Coach Dustin Owens

Information Meetings will be held after school on the following days:

4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2nd

4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 6th

4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4th

Students only need attend one meeting. Meetings will last approximately 10 minutes and will not affect student transportation home. No parents need attend.


Boys- Monday, December 9th & Wednesday, December 11th

Girls- Tuesday, December 10th (and maybe Thursday the 12th depending on numbers)

Fulton County policy dictates that only 7th and 8th graders may participate in extramurals. As a result, 6th graders will not be allowed to tryout. There is one boys' team and one girls' team for the school

Community News

JCHS Band Fundraiser

Eat BBQ and support the

JCHS Marching Gladiator Band!

Mark Your Calendars!

Thursday, September 19th

@ City BBQ

Come and join the JCHS band family for Dinner & help raise money for the band

All you need to do is bring the flyer or show the bar code on your phone

and the JCHS Band will receive 25% of the orders.

Takeout orders count – just show the barcode

Share the bar code with your friends and family!!

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Junior Gladiators Basketball 2019 Tryout Information

When: September 28th and 29th

Location: Johns Creek High School Main Gym

Times: 5th and 6th Graders 1:00 p.m. on the 28th

5th and 6th Graders 2:00 p.m. on the 29th

7th and 8th Graders 2:30 p.m. on the 28th

7th and 8th Graders 4:00 p.m. on the 29th

All players interested in playing MUST attend at least one day of tryouts.

4th Graders are allowed to tryout for the 5th grade team.

Please visit or contact for more information.

Autumn Begins on September 23rd!