AMHS Weekly Update

May 2-6, 2022

HAPPY TEACHER APPRECITATION WEEK!!!!!

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Congratulations AMHS Musicians!!!!


Congratulations to the following students who were successful at the Georgia Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival on April 23. The student-led ensembles did a fantastic job with their presentations. The following ensembles earned a Superior Rating: Percussion Duet (Solomon Washington. and Cortrell Davis) Superior Rating: Saxophone Quartet (Darius Jackson, Machi Pippen, Christian Walker, Taj Beasley) Superior Rating: Clarinet Trio (Reanna McMillan, Saniya Plair, Kimberly Harris) Superior Rating: Tuba Solo (Dailon Crowson) Superior Rating: Flute Trio (Kenya Watson, Alesha Paul, Jordyn Bowden) Superior Rating: Clarinet and Horn Duet (Tamariah McAfee and Kayah Hoskins) Superior Rating: Horn Solo (Kalan Sandoval) Superior Rating: Saxophone Quartet (Jordan Johnson., Miracle Turner, Chayce Brown, Taj Beasley) Superior Rating: Tuba Euphonium Ensemble (Imara Caston, Cole Spruill, Naomi Granderson) Good Rating: Percussion Ensemble (Tatianna Watkins, Jordan Murray., Jaylen Miller, Giovanni Beaubrun) Superior Rating: Trumpet Ensemble (Markus Dunn, Sebastian Jackson, Miles Mallory, Samuel Slay, III) Excellent Rating: Flute and Oboe Trio (Kayden Dean, Alexis Jackson, Lennaeh Tillman) Superior Rating: Clarinet Solo (Reanna McMillan) Superior Rating: Trombone Trio (Aubrey McClendon, Alex Hibbert, Ethan Fraser) Superior Rating: Jazz Combo (Darius Jackson, Taj Beasley, Chayce Brown, Sean Tillman, Miles Mallory, Matthew Heard, Lindsey Thomas). Way to go Rams!!!

Congratulations to the Rams and Lady Rams Track Team!!!!!

The Rams and Lady Rams were in competition at the Regional Track and Field Championships on Thursday. Both teams finished 3rd overall with multiple outstanding performances and most of the team advanced to the next round of the State Championships. Junior standout, Davanae Fagan, shined once again, winning the Region championship in the 400m Dash. Senior captain, Adetoro Adenuga, took gold to complete the Ram sweep of the 400m Dash, winning his first title and the first Boys 400m Region title in school history. Medal-winning performances were made by Ni’Asija Wright (Discus), Jordan Miller (Long Jump & Triple Jump), Arielle Brayboy (Triple Jump), Kyle Allen (400m Dash), Kailey Elliott (100m Hurdles), Candace Taylor (100m Hurdles), Davanae Fagan (200m Dash). Other athletes scoring regional points were Morgan Guinyard, Seth Keene, Angelina Billingsley, Lance Leonard, Christopher Massey, Daniel Turpin, Ashley Brown, McKaden Smith, Kenidi Johnson, Ava Amey, Jordan Caldwell, and freshman sensation Benjamin Henry. The Sectional Qualifier will be next Saturday, at North Oconee HS at 9:00 am. Way to go Rams!!!!

Job Well Done!!!

Armani Hamilton-Operation HER
Congratulations to our own Armani Hamilton and her non-profit, Operation HER, for the feature on the DCSD News Network and WSBTV. To see the feature on WSBTV CLICK HERE. Way to Go Rams!!!

AMHS PTSA- Brick Campaign Fundraiser

the Arabia Mountain High School PTSA is sponsoring a brick campaign. All Activities, Clubs, Parents, Students, and others are invited to leave an imprint on the history of AMHS. Please visit the donor website, https://brickmarkersusa.com/donors/amhs.html where you will be able to personalize one or more bricks for our upcoming installation. GO RAMS!!!


Thank you for your continued support,

Arabia Mountain High School PTSA

AMHS Uniform Policy- Parents we need your help!

In recent weeks, we have observed that some of our scholars are having difficulty following the AMHS Uniform Policy. Arabia Mountain High School is and has always been a uniform school. Therefore, all students (9th -12th grade) are expected to be in school uniform daily. We know that many of you have reviewed the dress code policy with your students. However, some of our scholars are choosing to not adhere to uniform expectations. Therefore, beginning this week through the remainder of the semester, we will strictly enforce the dress code policy as we are a uniform school. Students who are out of the dress code will receive disciplinary consequences and will be required to contact their parents to bring them the appropriate AMHS uniform. Mondays have been designated as “Blazer Mondays.” Students should wear their navy blazers each Monday as a part of their uniforms. Please note the uniform closet will not be available during this pandemic period. Parents, please review the uniform policy with your student and help them to adhere to the AMHS uniform policy.


Thank you for your continued support.

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Opportunties

Greetings AMHS Parents/Guardians:


Each year Arabia Mountain High School parents/guardians must complete 10 hours of volunteer service hours to maintain enrollment at AMHS. Parents can volunteer in the following ways to earn their volunteer hours:


1. Attend parent meetings (Attendance logs are maintained)

2. Join the Arabia Mountain High School Chapter of PTSA

3. Serve on one of the PTSA Committees

4. Serve as a chaperone on field trips (Sponsors will submit hours)

5. Donate pre-packaged snacks for after-school tutorial sessions. (Receipts are required upon donating items)

6. Volunteer with your student's sports teams. (Coaches will submit hours)

7. Donate air-purifying plants to the school (This opportunity will come this Spring)

8. Monetary donations of $10.50 per volunteer hour is accepted (i.e., 5 hours = $52.50). Donations can be accepted in the form of cash, money order, or cashier's check. (Donations are used to support school programs)

9. Serve as a guest speaker for your student’s classes.


Please plan to complete your required 10 hours of volunteer service by May 20, 2022. We look forward to working with you.


Thank you for your continuous support.

On-site COVID-19 Testing

On-site COVID-19 testing will continue this week. Testing will take place on Thursday, May 5th from 10:30 am- 11:30 am in room A205. Testing is not mandatory, but if you would like to have your student tested please complete the COVID-19 Testing Consent Form on the school’s weekly newsletter. We are committed to keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe during these unprecedented times.

Summer 2022 Learning and Job Opprtunities

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Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp

We are pleased to announce that the Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp will be held again virtually this summer. The Camp is sponsored in partnership with King & Spalding, LLP, and Georgia State University College of Law.

As you are aware, Justice Robert Benham, for whom the Law Camp is named, is the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Justice Benham Law Camp is designed to provide guidance and mentoring to local high school students and introduce them to career opportunities available in the legal profession, with the overall goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession, specifically in Georgia and the Atlanta area.

Eligible rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students for the 2022-2023 school year must be committed to actively participating in the camp’s two-week program. Candidates for the Law Camp will be selected through a two-tier process including review of an application and associated documentation, as well as an interview. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to the law, hear from practicing minority lawyers and judges, and participate in a mock legal argument.

TESTING

Spring MAP Assessment Window- NOW Open

All 9th and 10th-grade students will participate in the Spring administration of MAP Assessments beginning May 2nd through May 9th. Students who do not complete all three MAP Assessments will be allowed to make up the assessment on Tuesday, May 10th. Please contact Mrs. Tammy Rogers via email at tammy_rogers@dekalbschoolsga.org.


2022 Spring MAP Schedule

May 2nd and May 3rd - Mathematics

May 4th and May 5th- Reading

May 9th- Language Usage

Math 10th- Make-up

Advanced Placement Testing Begins This Week

Advanced Placement testing begins this week. Please be sure to check the testing schedule below for test days and times. Students testing in the morning session will need to report to school by 7:45 am and those testing in the afternoon session will need to report to school no later than 11:45 am. The morning session will begin promptly at 8:00 am and the afternoon session will begin promptly at 12:00 pm.


AP Schedule


May 3rd - Environmental Science (AM) and Psychology (PM)

May 4th - English Literature and Composition (AM) and Computer Science A (PM)

May 5th - Human Geography and Macroeconomics (AM) and Statistics (PM)

May 6th - US History (AM)

Senior Corner

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Senior Check-out

Seniors,

The counseling department has sent a very important email with step-by-step directions on how to complete your mandatory checkout. Please check your school email to get this task completed. This must be completed by May 4th to qualify for graduation.

GRADUATION INFORMATION

The AMHS Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11:30 am at Hallford Stadium. Below is the 2021-2022 DCSD Graduation Schedule and Graduation Letter as we prepare to celebrate our scholars on this momentous occasion.

Class of 2022 News


Seniors, click here to complete your Class of 2022 Information Sheet!


Senior Remind Join Codes

Cap and Gown Orders from Jostens

CLICK HERE to order your cap, gown, stole, and tassel package from Jostens.
Cost: $75 (plus tax); deposit: $50
Please order by October 31, 2021. All balances must be paid by April 1, 2022.


CLICK HERE for a printable with helpful QR codes.


Please CLICK HERE for the AMHS Class of 2022 Updates. (Updates from the November 10th meeting)

Scholarships Opportuntities

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The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF)

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel, and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars. To learn more about the scholarship requirements, click the following link: SC Foundation Scholarship Fund

Counseling Corner

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

Parents and Scholars,


Below are the remaining dates for the ACT and SAT for the 2021-2022 school year. Students must register for the exam by visiting the ACT or College Board website.


ACT: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

College Board: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register


Parents of students who are seeking accommodations for either exam should reach out to our testing coordinator, Mr. Paris Burd at Paris_Burd@dekalbschoolsga.org.

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Additional School Informaiton

School Uniforms

Thank you for assisting us in maintaining the AMHS School Uniform Policy. The vast majority of our students are following the uniform policy. Please continue to remind your student to be in the appropriate school uniform daily. As a reminder, all students are expected to wear their navy Blazer each Monday for "Blazer Mondays." This is a required part of the AMHS uniform. Please review the uniform policy below with your student. Thank you in advance for assisting us with our uniform policy. Click the following link to the list of the AMHS Uniform Vendors.

Need a Chromebook

New student Chromebooks were delivered and issued last week. If your student needs a Chromebook. Please complete the DCSD Chromebook User Agreement and return it to Mr. Burd (Paris_Burd@dekalbschoolsga.org). Once the user agreement is received, the student will be assigned a Chromebook. The user agreement form is linked below.