AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, November 28, 2022

2022 - 2023 School Year

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Kay Walker, 6th grade Substitute Assistant Principal


Calendar of Events

November 28th to December 9th - The Interact Club Sponsoring a Holiday Toy Drive

November 29th - Math iReady Assessments (Extended Homeroom Schedule)

November 29th - Spelling Bee - Media Center

December 5th - Reading iReady Assessments (Extended Homeroom Schedule)

December 6th - Statewide Run-off Election (Remote Learning Day for Students - Independent Assignments)

December 7th - 7th and 8th Grade Jazz and Orchestra Combined Concert - Gym - 6:00 p.m.

December 8th - Chorus Winter Concert - Gym - 7:00 p.m.

December 13th - 14th - Boys' Basketball Tryouts, Girls' Basketball Tryouts January 5th and 6th

December 14th - 18th - No Extended Learning Program


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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.


The Interact Club Toy Drive

The Interact Club is sponsoring a toy drive this holiday season for North Fulton Charities.

Where: Front Rotunda

When: Monday, November 28th to Friday, December 9th

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Please donate new unwrapped toys or gift cards in denominations of $25 and put a smile on a child’s face this holiday season! North Fulton Charity will donate all new toys and gift cards to families from our community in need this holiday season.

Each student who donates will get to add their name to our Donators Poster, receive a candy cane, and be entered into our daily drawing to win 4 PBIS points and a small bag of candy. Happy Holidays to all!!!

If you have any questions please contact Sharon Flicker at


iReady Winter Diagnostic

The iReady winter diagnostic will be administered the week we return after the Thanksgiving break. ALL STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE ASSESSMENTS.

Math iReady

  • November 29th (Tuesday)– extended HR schedule will be followed on this day.
  • Students will start the test in HR and then use the STEM classes (MATH AND SCIENCE) to complete the assessment.
  • Wednesday, November 30th and Friday, December 2nd – Students not finished will work on the assessment in homeroom.

Reading iReady

  • December 5th (Monday) – extended homeroom schedule will be followed.
  • Students will start the test in HR and then use the humanities classes (ELA and SS) to complete the assessment.
  • Students will continue to work on the assessments in homeroom through Friday, December 16th, until they are completed.

Both assessments must be completed by Friday, December 16th.

iReady testing days will follow the homeroom schedule below

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Innovation Academy

The link is a quick overview of who we are as a school and what we offer our students.


School Governance Council Information

The School Governance Council welcomes and encourages members of the school community to provide input on the Council’s decisions. At our December 5th meeting at 7:45 am in A150, the Council is reserving time to allow members of the school community to provide public comments. If you would like to speak, please complete the Form by clicking HERE. The Public Comment Guidelines can be viewed by clicking HERE.


Counseling/Registrar Information

It is that time of year when students start applying for private school for the next school year. Please review the AMMS procedure for these and other information requests.

Requests for Student-Related Paperwork and Information

Student Recommendations and Evaluations

To better assist in the completion and return of student recommendations and evaluations, please use the following procedure when asking teachers or staff members to complete paperwork related to private schools and medical evaluations, etc. Please bring paperwork to the Counseling Office. Include student name, grade level, and a list of people to provide information.

1. The counseling office will distribute/collect the paperwork to/from the appropriate teachers. We will also provide any additional information that may be requested, i.e., test scores, transcripts, discipline records, etc.

2. Paperwork will be sent directly to the person, group, or school for whom the information is requested. It will not be returned to the student/parent/guardian.

3. Please allow at least five business days for all student recommendations and evaluations to be completed.

4. There is a $5.00 per school fee for private school applications.

The AMMS Counseling Department requests a minimum of one business day to handle requests for the following:

· Official transcripts

· Copies of report cards

· Certificates of attendance

· Copies of student records

· Work permits

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Pieper in AMMS Counseling Office, or 470-254-8244.


Parent Reminder

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As a reminder, No LUNCHES, 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 requestion 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.

· No Sharing of lunches or bringing lunches for other students.

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


From the desk of our Social Worker, Dr. John B. Burger, LCSW

Attendance Information

Parent's Responsibility When a Child is Absent

  • Parents should notify the school before or after the absence(s)
  • Notes should be directed to attendance owner at the school
  • Handwritten note or email
  • Notification from parents should happen no later than 5 days after absence

Middle and High School

  • Middle/High School messages begin going out around 4:30 p.m. on the day of the absence.
  • If your student is absent or misses one or more periods of the school day, they will be marked with an "A" (for absent) in our attendance system, and you will receive an automated phone call and email message to the designated contact info you provided in Infinite Campus. This includes excused absences that are approved in advance.
  • Errors can occur and if you feel you received a phone call by mistake, contact your school front office to verify that your student’s attendance record is accurate.
  • If your student's absence was unexpected, please remember to contact your child's school by sending in a note or email so the absence can be marked "excused" in the system.


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

Girls' 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Tryouts

When: Thursday, January 5th and Friday, January 6th

Where: Gym

Times: 4:30 p.m.

Physical Forms are available in Coach Owen's Room D109

Forms are due by Thursday, January 5th

File Library (

No late submissions will be allowed

If you have any questions please contact Coach Owens at

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


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.

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 –


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Save the date! This year’s FCS Technology Competition will be held on Saturday, December 10.

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! We have already sold more than 70% of our allotted copies! Reserve your copy ASAP -it is highly likely that we will run out prior to March. Click here to purchase your 22-23 AMMS Yearbook TODAY!

8th Grade Parents-Yearbook recognition ads are still available but space is extremely limited-we have room for 12 more ads. 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. Please limit your submissions to a maximum of 3 photos per category.

If you have any questions, please contact Marisa Wesker @

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!


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

Community News

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One Johns Creek

Link to the One North Fulton bi-monthly newsletter.

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