AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Tuesday, October 15, 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

Oct. 16th Picture Re-take Day

Oct. 18th Reflection Entries Due

Oct. 21st 7:00 p.m. Chorus Concert @JCUMC

Oct. 23rd 5:30 p.m AMMS Volleyball vs. Webb Bridge (Home)

Oct. 24th 6:30 p.m. 7th/8th Grade Orchestra Concert

IOWA Assessments in 8th Grade

During the week of Oct. 21-25, 2019, the 8th grade students will take the IOWA Assessments, which are standardized, norm-referenced tests. The results from these assessments will be used to show parents and teachers how the students are performing nationally in comparison to other students at the same grade level. Scores on nationally-normed tests are also one criterion used to determine placement for the Talented and Gifted program.

Testing will begin each morning at 8:55 a.m. to about 10:30 a.m. and students will follow an adjusted schedule for the remainder of the day. Students must be on time each day or they will not be able to take the test. They will be required to take the test during the make-up sessions in the afternoons.

The following tests will be given:

Monday, Oct. 21 – Reading

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Vocabulary and Written Expression

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Math Concepts

Thursday, Oct. 24 – Science and Social Studies

Friday, Oct. 25 – Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, Computation

The IOWA Assessments are taken on school-based iPads or desktop computers.

In preparation for the test, students should:

· Get a good night’s sleep

· Charge iPads fully every night

· Arrive to school on time

· Eat breakfast

· Bring a novel to read if they finish early

· Leave cell phones and/or iWatches in their lockers

If you have any questions, please contact Anita Erickson, 8th Grade Assistant Principal at .

Front Office Reminders

Did you know that AMMS opens its doors to student at 7:45 a.m. daily? With the cold weather coming soon, it is important that students not be dropped off prior to that time. Supervision and/or a place out of the cold is not provided before this time.

5th Annual Pink Out

F.I.G.H.T. Club (fighting, igniting, giving hope together) raises money for the American Cancer Society and is kicking off its first fundraiser of the year. The 5th Annual Pink Out is Wednesday, October 30th. We would love to have everyone participate!!! Wear pink and donate. Bring $1 to sign the poster (in the front rotunda) and additional donations for some tasty treats.

Don’t forget to stay and watch the girls' and boys' volleyball teams starting around 5:15 p.m. (girls play first). Hope to see you in your pink – fighting, igniting, giving, hope together.

Student Absences

Just a quick reminder that student absence notes are to be turned in within 5 days of the absence, per Fulton County policy. All notes need to be turned in to the front office with the student's first and last name, grade, date(s) and reason for the absence.

It is not necessary for you to email the teacher for the absence.

National PTA Reflections "LOOK WITHIN"

The Reflections Program provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

This year’s theme is “LOOK WITHIN” and young artists may submit an entry in any of these six areas: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. All entries are due by October 18th (note new date) and should be turned in to the Media Center.

Parents who wish to volunteer for this year’s program may contact Maria Baron, Reflections Chair, at


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NAEP Assessment

We’re excited to announce that Autrey Mill Middle School will participate in the NAEP assessments in reading and math on October 16, 2019. Known as The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in the United States know and can do in a variety of subjects. A group of randomly selected thirteen-year-olds will represent thousands of others across the country in taking one of these assessments. Learn more at

Anita Erickson

Assistant Principal


Don’t miss out! Purchase your yearbook now at The price will go up soon!

Parents of 8th graders-celebrate your student with a personalized yearbook ad. Space is limited!

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AMMS Tumbling

7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including Connections, may participate in the Tumbling Exhibition. Students interested must sign-up on the form outside Coach Larson’s office B122.

ALL paperwork must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st. 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 participate.

Practices will be determined depending on the availability of those interested (mornings/afternoons). Your student must be able to participate in practices and in the Exhibition at Ridgeview Charter Middle School on Friday, December 6th. Participants will ride a bus to Ridgeview that leaves after homeroom and ride a bus back to Autrey Mill. Students will return around lunch time. The bus will stop at Chic-Fil-A on the way back where students can purchase lunch. Your student is responsible for making up any work or assessments that they may miss.

Email Coach Larson with any questions @


Basketball - Boys & Girls

Both teams will be coached by Coach Dustin Owens

Information Meetings are in D109, Mr. Owen's room and are held on the following days:


8:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 6th

8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4th

Students only need attend one meeting. Meetings will last approximately 10 minutes. 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 Monster Dash and 5K Fun Run

Mark your calendar for the JCHS Monster Dash and 5K Fun Run benefiting Johns Creek Soccer!

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: 7:30 a.m. check in and walk up registration

8:00 a.m. race begins

Place: Johns Creek High School Coliseum (stadium)

Grab the family and your costume and head to JCHS for their third annual 5K run and first Monster Dash! Fun for all with a 5K fun run, Jr. dash for children 10 and under, costume* contests, prizes and more!

Go to to register online.

*Costumes optional, but encouraged

Questions contact Karla Lazzari

JCHS PTSA Presents

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JCHS Pink Out Shirts

Johns Creek High School is selling Pink Out shirts and Pink Ribbons at Autrey Mill again this year. On Wednesday, October 16th and Thursday, October 17th in the morning before school, they will be set up in the lobby. Shirts are $15 each and ribbons are $1 each. If students buy a ribbon, they will be able to write the name of a person who has battled breast cancer on it. (More than one may be purchased) They can also write a positive message if they do not have a name to put on a ribbon. The ribbons will be displayed in the lobby at Johns Creek High school during the month of October. They will also be displayed at the Pink Out game October 18.

To purchase shirts and ribbons, please send money in with your student on either one of the days. If you want to send a check, make sure it is written out to GAA and all contact information is included on the check including phone numbers. Please put student’s name in the memo section.

We encourage you to attend the game this year and wear your Pink Out shirts! There will be a silent auction and a raffle full of wonderful items donated by generous people and businesses in our community. As JCHS has done every year, 100% of the funds raised will go to the Karen Wellington Foundation for LIVING with Breast Cancer. The KWF focuses on putting FUN on the calendars of women and families LIVING with breast cancer by sending them on special vacations, relaxing spa days, dinners out, concerts and other FUN-ONLY activities. Because of the generous donations from last year, JCHS was able to sponsor four women battling breast cancer IN OUR COMMUNITY! The funds stay right here in the Johns Creek/North Fulton area.

For any questions, please contact Kelley Curl or 404-433-7045

Jr. Gladiator Volleyball

Jr. Gladiator Volleyball

5th - 8th Grade Girls

Volleyball Clinics at Johns Creek High School

Saturday, October 19th and 26th 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To register: Complete this form and return with payment:

$60 for 1 day or $100 for both Saturdays (includes t-shirt)

Player Name:_________________________

Player Age: ___________________________

Player Email:__________________________

Player Phone #:_______________________

Player Address:_______________________

T-shirt Size: YL S M L XL

Liability Waiver and Consent:

I am the parent or guardian of the player named on this registration form. I recognize that there are inherent risks involved in the named player’s participation in this volleyball program, including the risk of catastrophic injury, paralysis and even death. In consideration of participating in this volleyball program, I (for myself, the named player, and our heirs, executors and administrators) hereby waive, release and hold harmless Johns Creek High School, Fulton County Schools and Junior Gladiator Volleyball, Inc., and their respective administrators, staff, directors, officers, coaches, employees, agents, sponsors, volunteers, representatives and heirs, successors and assigns from any and all claims, actions, cause of actions, suits judgments, demands, liabilities, damages, injuries or losses to property or person, including those resulting in permanent disability or death, which may be sustained or occur during participating in this volleyball program, whether during tryouts, practices, scrimmages, games, clinics or otherwise, whether due to negligence or otherwise. I certify that the named player is in good health and is able to participate in all program activities. I give permission for the staff or volunteers of this volleyball program and their agents to seek appropriate medical attention and treatment for the named player in the event of accident, injury or illness. I will be responsible for any and all costs of medical attention and treatment. I consent to, and authorize the use and reproduction, in print and electronic format, by this volleyball program or anyone authorized by it of any and all photographs which are taken of the named player for any publicity purpose, without compensation. This volleyball program will own all images, electronic negatives and positives, together with the prints. The undersigned has read and understands the above liability waiver and consent and has provided accurate and truthful information on this registration form.

Signature of Parent/Guardian:_______________________Date:_________________

Please pack a light lunch and plenty of fluids for clinic

Send completed form and mail check to:

Jr. Gladiator Volleyball

10301 Papillon Trace

Johns Creek, GA 30022

Attn: Tammy Fragakis

Please contact Tammy Fragakis @ with any questions.