AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, October 3, 2022

2022 - 2023 School Year

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

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Calendar of Events

October 3rd - Deadline for Reflections Submissions

October 5th - Yom Kippur

October 5th - Soccer Game AMMS vs Northwestern MS (home)

October 6th - AMMS Fall Chorus Concert (Gym)

October 7th - Soccer Game AMMS vs Hopewell MS (away)

October 13th to 21st - Book Fair (Media Center)

October 9th to 16th - Sukkot

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we approach the upcoming holidays, it important to remind parents and families that candy, desserts, baked goods (store bought/homemade), or any other edible items are not to be sold or distributed at school or on the bus unless approved in advance by school administration. Per our Student Code of Conduct, students who do not adhere to this expectation are subject to disciplinary action for violation 7A: Failure to Follow Rules and all candy or food items will be confiscated. Please discuss this expectation and possible consequences with your student(s) as this will be taken very seriously. This is due to recent national and state reports about students sharing edible items and synthetic medications with other students that contain very harmful substances.

Please know that taking this measure will help us maintain a safe environment for all students. You can help us protect your student(s) by requesting that they not eat anything given to them by another person, anything that they have not brought from your home or anything not in its original sealed package.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping all of our students safe at school!

News from the School Governance Council

The School Governance Council (SGC) is a governing body that is represented by parent representatives, community members, teachers, and school staff. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school.

This year, the SGC is responsible for allocating $46,390 in flexible spending to support the strategic plan for AMMS. During our September meeting, we approved the renewal of two technology subscriptions (Generation Genius and Flocabulary), an in-house science field trip for all 7th grade students, and funds for the PBIS program. The total of these purchases was $11,055.

As a component of Fulton’s commitment to safety within our schools, the Board and Dr. Looney have designated funding for school-specific security purchases. Each school has been allocated $25 per a student with schools earning a minimum of $15,000. SGCs must vote to approve all spending recommendations. Autrey Mill Middle School recently underwent a safety assessment and are awaiting their recommendations for improvements to the campus. Stay tuned for more updates!

More information about the SGC can be found at

It's Extramural Time (7th and 8th Graders Only)


7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including connections, may participate on the AMMS tumbling team.

ALL forms must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. Deadline for Forms: Friday, November 4th

Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will not be allowed to participate.

Please see the links.

Required Forms Checklist


Practices: Mornings TBA

Culminating Event: MUST attend Tumbling Exhibition (Ridgeview Charter Middle School) Friday, December 2nd in the morning.

Email Coach Larson with any question –

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Tryout dates: Tuesday Dec. 13th and Wednesday Dec. 14th (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

*Must attend both sessions to be considered for the team.

Season start and end date: Jan 9th - Mar 3rd

Season Practices: Mondays and Wednesdays (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Season Games: All games will be played on Wednesdays and Fridays. Schedule will be distributed at the first official practice on January 9th.

*Must be able to commit to all practices and games during the season.

Signups and Paperwork: Students must register for tryouts through Microsoft Forms and submit all paperwork by Friday, Dec. 9th. If documents and registration are not submitted by this date that student will NOT be allowed to tryout.

All documents can be found on the AMMS website under the athletics tab

Below is the Microsoft Forms link to register.

AMMS Boys Basketball Signups


Media Center Information

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To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we will play Pirinola in the Media Center! Pirinola is a spinning top game played at the holidays in Hispanic countries, especially Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. It is similar to playing the traditional Chanukah game dreidel. Join us in the Media Center for some friendly competition October 5th-7th!

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READOPOLY is a reading challenge to have students read a variety of different books while competing to earn prizes. The more properties you collect, the more you can earn! For information on how to participate, students can come by the Media Center!

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Get ready…..the book fair is coming! This year’s book fair will be October 13th -21st! We will operate a cashless fair, so look out for information about how to set up an eWallet. Students will have a chance to visit with their Language Arts classes and in the mornings.

If you have any questions please email Abbey Ansley

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On Monday, October 17th, at 8:00 a.m. in the Media Center, we will have several authors visiting us to host a writer’s workshop! All students are invited to attend. Click here to find out more information and RSVP.

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Autrey Mill’s school wide Spelling Bee will be held Tuesday, November 29th , at 9:00 a.m. in the Media Center. Students can qualify to compete as a finalist via an online test in their Language Arts classes. Information about how to register your student for this online test will be shared soon! The finalists who will compete at the school wide bee will be announced November 17th. The winner will go on to represent Autrey Mill at the county wide spelling bee.

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Save the date! This year’s FCS Technology Competition will be held on Saturday, December 10th. Anyone interested in participating must attend an informational meeting on Friday, September 30th, at 9:00 a.m. in the Media Center. Autrey Mill can submit one project per category, so we will talk about who does which categories at this meeting. The categories are 3D Modeling, Animation, Audio Production, Device Modification, Digital Game Design, Digital Photo Production, Graphic Design, Internet Applications, Mobile Apps, Multimedia Applications, Productivity Design, Programming Challenge, Project Programming, Robotics, and Video Production. Information about the county competition can be found here and information about the state competition can be found here.


Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are on sale NOW! Reserve your copy ASAP as last year we sold out earlier than ever. Click here to purchase your 22-23 AMMS Yearbook TODAY!

8th Grade Parents-Yearbook recognition ads are available at the lowest price of the year. Purchase your ad space until September 26th.

Click here to buy now.

The Yearbook Staff needs your help! We are looking for photo submissions in the following categories:

-Students with their pets

-Jr. Glad or other competitive sports

-Travel photos (from summer 2022, fall/winter 2023)


-Students with “old school” items (i.e. records)

Please use THIS LINK to submit your photos in these categories.

Thank you in advance!

Cafeteria Information

Free and Reduced Lunch

If you are interested in Free and Reduced Lunches for 2022-2023 school year please begin your online application NOW.

Visit to begin the online application.

How much does school lunch cost?


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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After reporting a positive COVID case through the parent portal, please email Dr. Gamel at


Junior Gladiator Basketball Information

Girls' Junior Gladiator Information

Anyone interested in trying out for girls Junior Gladiators Basketball, tryouts will be held on October 4th and October 6th at Johns Creek High School If any girls are interested in trying out but cannot make it on these dates - please contact Coach Call to set up a tryout.

October 4th will be from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the AUX gym, October 6th will be from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the main gym and October 9th will be from 1:00 -2:30 p.m. in the main gym. All 5th - 8th grade girls interested in playing are welcome to tryout. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in. For additional information please contact Coach Call at



Gladiator Cheer Spirit Day with Peace Love and Pizza

Mark your calendar for Jr Gladiators Cheer SPIRIT NIGHT


Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

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