AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Tuesday, February 24, 2020

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

Feb. 24th - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. River Trail (Away)

Feb. 26th - 6th & 8th Grade Scoliosis Screening

Feb. 26th - 5:30 p.m. Basketball AMMS vs. Crabapple MS (Away)

March 2nd & 3rd - 6th Grade Fernbank Field Trip

March 3rd - 5:30 p.m. Multicultural Night

March 4th - 6:30 p.m. 6th Grade Band Concert

Attention AMMS Parents!

Only 199 Parents have participated in the Survey!

There’s still time for you to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey! These results contribute to our overall school climate rating. We want your feedback. If you haven’t already done so, click on the link below and take just a few minutes to complete it!!

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. The survey may be completed using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of our School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and are submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Please note that you may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

School Governance Council

Parents and guardians, are you looking for an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of your school? If so, you should consider running for an open seat on our School Governance Council. Interested parents and guardians must visit the following website to submit their Candidate Declaration Forms by February 26th.

Scoliosis Sign Up - Please Help!

6th and 8th grade parents, we need your help on February 26th for scoliosis screenings! If scoliosis is caught early, it can be corrected with bracing. Training will be provided on site. Please sign up below to help with the very important screening. - 6th grade parents - 8th grade parents

Questions please contact Emily Roberts Glahn

AMMS Calendar Information

Please take note of the following date:

March 13th Teacher Workday (students off)

2020 - 2021 SWAT TEAM Applications

Does your child like technology and want to make a difference at Autrey Mill?

Encourage them to apply for our SWAT Team! Our Students Working to Advance Technology Team is looking for new members for the 2020-2021 school year. SWAT Team is an integral part of our school, helping with transformative uses of technology and troubleshooting issues that arise within a 1-to-1 learning environment. Through this opportunity, students will gain valuable, real-life skills that will help them in the future as they learn to navigate customer service needs, speak and present in front of others, and gain leadership skills as they help to implement our technology plan using their own ideas and creativity. Students do not need to know all things tech-related to apply, but do need some working knowledge of how to use an iPad. Our team values a kind heart and willingness to learn, as the technology skills can be taught. Only a select number of students will be accepted onto this team following the application process, teacher recommendations, and an interview.

Applications can be found here:

If you are interested in more information, please email Mrs. Bongiorno at

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Front Office Reminder

If students get sick during the school day, they must go to the Clinic first before calling home. The students should only be using their cell phones after school.

Attention 6th Grade Parents

You can now log your child’s reading minutes to earn a free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia! Read To Succeed is a free program that allows students in grades K-6 to earn tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia just by reading six hours for fun. Students will develop a greater appreciation for books when they see that you think reading is important too. You are sure to have fun as you investigate the world of reading together!

There are some changes this year so be aware if your child has previously completed this program.

Here is how your child can earn a free ticket to Six Flags:

  1. We are going digital this year! Register this fall using this link: Visit:
  2. Use Autrey Mill Middle School's code: PNR8M and select their ELA/Reading Teacher.
  3. Your child may read any books they choose.
  4. Keep track of your child’s reading using the form given to them by their ELA/Reading Teacher.
  5. Record your child’s reading at our website.
  6. Receive a free Six Flags Over Georgia ticket from Autrey Mill Middle School in May!

Do NOT return the reading log sheet to your teacher. Log your child’s reading using the link and code above.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s ELA/reading teacher or Mrs. Bongiorno Thank you!

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Approved Absences

Approved absences for travel opportunities or important family events must be pre-arranged PRIOR to the date(s) of the absence. Please contact the appropriate grade level Assistant Principal via email requesting approval for the days your student will miss. These types of absences are limited to 6 days per school year and must be pre-approved.

Attendance Notes

If your student is out of school for an illness or doctor's appointment, please send all notes to the front office within 5 days of the absence. Do not send the notes to their teachers via email. The notes should include first name, last name, date(s) and student's grade. Attendance will be adjusted within 24 to 48 hours.

Multicultural Night 2020

This year’s Multicultural Night will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please join us for this spectacular school-wide event promoting intercultural beauty and understanding.

Please consider representing your heritage or a culture of your choice by preparing a cultural display and/or food samples of that culture. To register as a table host, please click on the link:

Hope to see you all there to celebrate your cultures! Please contact Carolyn Underwood with any questions.

8th Grade Walking Tour Through Historical Roswell

We are excited to offer the Autrey Mill eighth grade students a walking tour through historical Roswell. Through a partnership between the Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum and the City of Roswell, Georgia history comes alive during the tour which include visits to antebellum homes, a historic chapel, the town square, and multiple “come-to-life” historical figures based on primary source documents.

The teaching museum can only accommodate 250 students at one time, so half the students will attend the trip on Monday, March 23, 2020, and the other half will go on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. We will load the buses at 9:00 a.m. and return by 1:00 p.m. for lunch. The 8th grade will have a different class schedule those two days to accommodate the trip.

The trip is free to all students, but parents must complete the permission form located HERE for their student to attend the trip. Permission forms are due by Wednesday, March 18, 2020. If a student misses the field trip due to an absence, they will not be permitted to attend on another day due to space limitations.

This is a great opportunity for 8th grade students to experience Georgia history.

If you have any questions regarding the trip, please contact me at

Forgotten Items

It is the students' responsibility to check the front office for all forgotten items (homework, lunches, lunch money, books, etc.). The office cannot interrupt classes to notify a student that an item is here. Parents may drop the item in the front office on the lunch cart, place the student's name on the white board in front of the cafeteria and the students will either check the office between classes or check the cart that is brought into the lunchroom each day.

Please remind your children of this procedure! Thank you!

Attention 6th Grade Parents - Fernbank Field Trip

The 6th grade field trip will be March 2nd and 3rd!!! Half the students will go on each day. The special exhibit at this time will be Our Senses: An Immersive Experience and the Giant Screen Movie will be Hidden Pacific 3D. We are very excited to offer this opportunity to our students!

The cost of the field trip is $30 per student, which can be paid through OSP, Online School Payment, located on the AMMS webpage.

Signed permission slips and payment were due by Friday, January 31st.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to a wonderful field trip!

AMMS Sports Information

AMMS Track 2020

We are so happy that you have decided to try out for the 2020 track team. For those of you that were on the team last year, the process will be a little different this year. The following are some things that you need to know:

• Please complete the packet as required with every line and every signature filled in. You must also provide a copy of your insurance card BEFORE you can try out!

(If you tried out for another AMMS sports team within the past 12 months, you should only have to complete a new concussion form.)

Forms are due by Friday, February 28, 2020.

• Try-outs will be March 3rd - 5th after school 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 fastest times 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.

• The meet is scheduled for SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2019 AT MILTON HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED AT 13025 BIRMINGHAM HWY, MILTON, GA 30004. This is the one and only track meet that we will have for the season. Please make sure that you can attend before you try-out.

• Practice days are TBA but will be two days a week after school until 5:00 p.m.

Questions please contact Coach Shelnutt at or Coach Lloyd at

Community News

Chess Team News

The newly formed Autrey Mill chess team, brought home two championship trophies this weekend! They won the Fulton County championship. They also took first place in the East Metro State Qualifier tournament, which qualifies them to compete for the State Championship title in March.

Team members include:

Jack Garmon 6th grade

Mathew Jiang 6th grade

Abhay Shetty 7th grade (not pictured)

Daniel Shapiro 7th grade

Ken Thai 7th grade

Parth Mody 7th grade

Congratulations to the Autrey Mill chess team and best of luck at the state tournament in March!

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Johns Creek Jr. Gladiators 6th Grade Boys Results

The John Creek Jr. Gladiators 6th grade boys are CCJBC Georgia Basketball Champions!

After edging out state powerhouse and South region champion Campbell on Saturday in the semifinals, the boys faced a hot Langston Hughes team from Fairburn that had stormed its way through the West region in Sunday's finals at the Cobb Civic Center. In front of a loud crowd from all over Georgia, the team started well and staked an early lead. Langston Hughes countered with a withering full court press, but the boys held on and closed out the game in the final seconds with a 50-45 victory to bring home the Junior Gladiators' first ever CCJBC Basketball Championship!

With feeder teams from 46 high schools throughout the state, the CCJBC is the preeminent feeder league in Georgia. In addition to winning the finals, the 6th grade boys left their mark throughout the season with an overall record of 23-2 and an intra-Fulton county record of 7-0.

Congratulations to the team!

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