AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, February 14th, 2022

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

Our 2022 Teacher-of-the-Year is Erika Smith, Our 6th Grade Math Teacher.

Our 2022 Professional Employee-of-the-Year is Ashely Perry, Our Instructional Coach.

Congratulations to our Teacher-of-the-Year Finalists:

  • Courtney Hagans
  • Michelle Haines
  • Erika Smith

February is.....

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Calendar of Events

Present to February 28th - Student Hardship Transfers (See information below)

February 14th - Valentine's Day

February 14th through 18th - Interact Club Sock Drive (Front Rotunda)

February 14th, 15th and 17th - 8th Grade Trip to Johns Creek High School (students will be divided up and assigned one of these days to attend)

February 15th - Track and Field Paperwork Deadline.

February 16th - Spring Picture Day

February 16th - AMMS Spirit Event (Vito's Pizza)

February 16th - Basketball AMMS vs River Trail MS (home)

February 18th - No School (for Students)

February 21st - Presidents' Day (No School)

February 22nd through 24th - Track and Field Try Outs.

February 28th - Early Release Day - Dismissal is 2:05 p.m.

Spring Picture Day Wednesday, February 16th

Parents of rising 9th graders

All 8th grade students will attend one of three scheduled transition tours to Johns Creek High School during the week of February 14, 15 and 17th. Students will be assigned a day to visit the school with their first period class.

We are excited about the opportunity for the students to explore the school, learn about course offerings, and ask questions.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Santos, 8th grade counselor, at .

Important Message!

Scoliosis Screening March 16th for 6th and 8th Grade students


School Governance Coucil

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It is time for the election of a new parent member to our School Governance Council. The School Governance Council has one parent/guardian position open for election. Parents or guardians of students who will be attending our school during both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years are eligible to run for the parent/guardian SGC position. Our School Governance Council (SGC) plays a critical role in the success of our school. The SGC works with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase academic achievements, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community.

Specifically, the School Governance Council has the following powers:

  • Create, approve, and monitor the implementation of the school strategic plan
  • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
  • Approve the annual budget recommendations and related allocations
  • Participate in the hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancy
  • Provide annual feedback to the Area Superintendent on principal performance

If you are interested in running for a position on the School Governance Council, please complete and submit a Parent/Guardian Candidate Declaration Form . Forms will be available on Wednesday, February 2nd.

We are excited about the work and value-add of our SGC. We hope that you will consider running for a position! The Candidate Declaration period ends March 2nd and voting will take place March 23-March 30. In the meantime, if you would like more information about the charter system or SGC elections visit our school’s website or our Charter System Overview


Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are currently on sale, and can be purchased through The deadline to guarantee a copy is February 21st.

Supplies are limited and we sold out last year, so be sure to order your book today!

Congratulations to our Robotics Club

Autrey Mill Middle School’s VEX IQ robotics teams continue to dominate at this year’s VEX State Championships that took place February 5th. Out of a field of 32 competitors from around the state, they placed 4th and 6th and secured an invitation to the VEX World Championship May 2nd in Dallas Texas.

Last November both VEX IQ teams competed at the Technology Student Association (T.S.A.) Fall Leadership Conference in Jekyll Island GA. where they won a very respectable second and third place finish. The AMMS FIRST LEGO League robotics team was awarded highest honors at this same T.S.A. conference, wining the Grand Champion’s Award given to the overall best team as assessed in four different categories.

These recent outstanding accomplishments carry on a ten year long tradition of excellence from Autrey Mill’s T.S.A. Robotics & Technology Club. These results would not be possible without the dedication to the hundreds of hours of preparation from an incredible group of motivated students and the support that their wonderful parents provide.

Go Autrey Mill Lions!

Interact Club Sock Drive

Around the country, approximately half a million people are homeless on any given night. One of the most often requested items in shelters is new socks.

The Interact Club will be holding a sock drive in the mornings in the front rotunda, February 14th through February 18th, where we will collect new socks to donate to an area local shelter.

Students will have the opportunity to do something kind by donating a new pair of socks during this time and help bring some warmth to families on cold days and nights.


Media Center News


Deadline for "Heritage & Hope" art submission is Friday, February 18th at the circulation desk in the Media Center February 21st -25th art will be displayed in Media Center.
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Health and PE Textbook Adoption

During the 2021-2022 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for Health and PE. All teachers, parents, and community members are encouraged to participate in the public review from now through February 25, 2022.

Materials are on display in A150, so please stop by anytime from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. through February 25th, to look at the textbook options for middle school students.

Please visit the textbook adoption website ( for additional details. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ashley Perry ( or Jackie Larson (


PBIS Rewards Event

Students have the opportunity to get out of 5th period on Friday, February 25th. As a reward for being respectful and responsible, students can register using the PBIS app via Classlink for the event.

The activities offered during 5th period include: nail salon, Nintendo Switch, 4 Square/Knock Out, silent reading, trivia, makers space, free time, coloring, just dance, origami and board games.

There is an event for everyone. Students should review the options under the events tab (read the details) and purchase – spaces are limited.... encourage your student to talk with their friends and register ASAP.

The deadline to register for the event is Wednesday, February 23rd. All purchases are final. We look forward to the event – they deserve it. Students can still spend their points at the cart.


Sports Information

AMMS Track and Field 2022

We are so happy that you have decided to try out for the 2022 track team.

• You need to have all forms filled out and a copy of your insurance card on file BEFORE you can try out. If you tried out for another AMMS sport, then all you should have to turn in is a new concussion form. Only packets from another sport can be accepted if they are from within the past 12 months. Paperwork is due by Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Please use the following link to access forms:


Try-outs will be Tuesday, February 22nd through Thursday, February 24th, 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 finishers 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.
• We will make the relay teams from these runners.

The meet is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2022. This is the one and only track meet that we will have for the season. Please make sure that you can attend before try-outs.

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

The Extramural Track Exhibition is scheduled for

March 19, 2022, at Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton, GA 30004.

Coaches Lloyd and Shelnutt


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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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JCHS Theatre invites you to come and see Bright Star from Feb. 24th through 26th at 7:00 p.m. and the 27th at 2:00 p.m. (in the JCHS auditorium).

Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the mid 1940s with flashbacks to early 1920s.

With its bluegrass music and many former AMMS students sharing their talents, it is sure to be a musical you don't want to miss!

Tickets on sale at


Please join AMMS PTA for a spirit event

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

11a.m. - 9 p.m. at:

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