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Friday March 27th, 2015
 
Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling is Now Open
Parent-Teacher Conference Night is April 23rd from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Registration is now open. Click on the link below to go to the scheduling website. To begin the process, select one or more of the teachers you would like to meet with, then click "continue". Once you register, you will be sent an e-mail with a link to access the appointment times. Appointments are available on a first-come/first-served basis. If all appointments are filled, please e-mail the teacher directly to arrange another day and time. Please do not sign up for more than one conference in the same time slot.  Click on the URL below to schedule a conference:  http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Arabia_Mountain_High_School_6  
Prom 2015
Prom 2015 will be held on Friday, April 3rd!
Will you be ready?
For info on everything prom,
Click Here
to visit the
AMHS Prom 2015 Webpage!  
AMHS Good News, Awards & Recognitions
Environmental Club Visits the State Capitol


The Environmental Science Club participated with Earth Tomorrow and the National Wildlife Federation on pushing for more legislation on Environmental Science issues. They met with Governor Nathan Deal and State House Representative Dee Dee Hawkins-Haigler on important environmental issues that surround Arabia Mountain High School.
 
AMHS Student Receives Athlete of the Week Recognition
AMHS Junior, Elisa Miller, was recently recognized in the DeKalb Neighbor Newspaper as the "Athlete of the Week." She is one of our top scorers on the Lady Rams Soccer Team.  Click Here to read the entire article.  
AMHS Student Wins St. Patrick's Day Essay Contest

AMHS Junior, Jalia Carlton-Carew, recently won the Georgia Saint Patrick’s Day essay contest sponsored by the Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival.  Jalia received a $1000.00 cash prize, was featured in the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and was treated to breakfast with the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and other elected officials. A recent article from Global Atlanta titled American Dream Gets a Boost from Saint Patrick, features Jalia and her experience.  Please click on the link for more information!
 

 
AMHS HOSA Receives Recognitions
The Arabia Mountain HOSA (Health Occupations Students Association) chapter was awarded a $250 scholarship and recognized as the American Red Cross Chapter of the year during the state leadership conference. We also had 4 students place in the top 10 at state for their competitive events. They are:
Taylor Champion- Home health Aide
Brittany Mittchell- Home health Aide
Jaceyln Moore- Medical Assisting
Airianna Brown- Healthy Lifestyles
Congrats AMHS HOSA!!
 
AMHS Band Receives Excellent Ratings!
Congratulations to our AMHS Symphonic Band for receiving Excellent ratings for performance and sight reading at the GMEA District IV Large Group Performance Evaluations.  The band exhibited a high level of musicianship and pride and was given the compliment of being one of the best sounding bands from Arabia Mountain High School. Ms. Fogg expresses her excitement about the musical progress of the Symphonic Band program here at Arabia! They represented the school well!

 
Star Student 2014-2015
AMHS would like to congratulate Maraunda Upchurch, our 2014- 2015 STAR student. 
The selected senior must have the highest SAT score in their school taken on one test date through November prior to graduation. Additionally, the student’s SAT scores must be equal to or higher than the national average, and seniors must be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students in their class based on grade point average. For the third year, Dr. Okoh was recognized as this year's STAR Teacher. Maraunda chose Dr. Okoh because she believes he has had the greatest influence on her academic career 
 
Recent FFA Student Accomplishments!

Congratulations to our recent AMHS FFA participants:  
  • Iren Igbere and Brittany Heath were accepted to the State Success Conference which they attended over weekend representing our school on urban development and hunger issues. 
  • The AMHS Envirothon team ranked 9th in the State Envirothon meet this past Friday. Team members included: Vincent Shoulars, Lauren Deas, Lance Lane, Victoria Clegg, and Anthony Peebles.
  • AMHS FFA also had a few notable awards from proficiency applications. Ellis Walton placed second in the North Region of Georgia for his work with Veterinary Medicine and MeaLenea Homer placed second as well with her Agriscience Research in Animal Systems. 
Congratulations to all!
 
Students of the Month for February

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as our February 2015 Rams of the Month!  Students are selected each month by teachers to recognize their hard work and dedication:

Aaron Douglas

Ashaela Bowen

Briana Young

Brittany Clay

Caleb White

Camille Jones

Collis White

Danielle S. Francis

Elijah Rice

Eniyah Harrell

Evan Campbell

Giana Levy

Ian Sierra

Jaelynn Y. Ballard

Jaida Pitts

Joelle Ramos

Jonathan Woodward

Kalyse A. Harris

Kennedi Harrington

Machaela Matthews

Malanie Joseph

Nassim Ashford

Rachel Lee

Skye Rene

Tatiana Hargrove

 

 

 
AMHS Named AP STEM School
State Superintendent Richard Woods recently named Arabia Mountain High School an AP STEM Honor School.  AP STEM Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AB Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science).  
 
AMHS Educational Support Professional of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Harold Moreland for being named the AMHS Educational Support Professional of the Year!  Mr. Moreland will serve in this capacity for the 2015-2016 school and be a candidate for the regional ESPOTY selection process. Thank you Mr. Moreland for serving as our Plant Engineer and keeping our school building in top shape!
 
 
AMHS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Erika Mayfield for being named AMHS Teacher of the Year.  She will represent AMHS for the 2015-2016 school year and be a candidate for the regional and district level Teacher of the Year selection process. She will also serve on the Teacher Advisory Committee.  Thank you Ms. Mayfield for your excellent service to Arabia Mountain High School.

 
AFJROTC Particpates in Junior Achievement Day

Arabia Mountain High School's AFJROTC Cadets participated in Junior Achievement Day at Murphy Candler Elementary School on February 5th,  2015.  Forty-six cadets partnered with teachers in grades K-5 on teaching  lessons focusing on  entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and workplace readiness.  The mission of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.  Thanks to our AMHS AFJROTC cadets for being such good ambassadors to our Murphy Candler neighbors!

 
Five AMHS Football Athletes Sign
Congratulations to the following AMHS Football Athletes for recent college signings:

Camiel Grant III - Mercer University
Jakobi Meyers - North Carolina State University
Dante Ferguson, Jr. - Tennessee State University
Theodore Eboigbe - Kent State University
Yaquarri "Dre" Adams - Air Force University

 
Disney Dreamers Academy
Congrats to AMHS Junior Jalia Carlton-Carew for being selected to participate in the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine. She, along with nine other metro Atlanta high school students, will receive an all expense paid trip to Disney World to take part in an educational mentoring program.  Click Here to learn more about this program.  Thanks Jalia for representing Arabia Mountain High School in this important program!

 
AMHS Reading Bowl Team
Congratulations to the AMHS Reading Bowl Team.  They were awarded 1st Place honors at the DeKalb County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl held Saturday, January 31st at Tucker High School.  Way to go Reading Bowl Rams!


 
AMHS Band Students Attend JanFest

Congratulations to Malik Sowell (11th Grade, Clarinet) and Kelli Harper (9th Grade, Flute) who were selected and participated in the JanFest Honor Band Festival, held January 22nd-25th, at the University of Georgia.   The University of Georgia January High School Band Festival (“JanFest”) is a four-day event for high school band musicians. Students are nominated for participation by their director.

 
AMHS Teachers of the Month for December 2014

Congratulations to the following teachers for being awarded AMHS Teachers of the Month for December 2014:

April Langer & Denise Thames
 
DCSD Teacher of the Year
Congratulations go to AHMS Science teacher Ms. Tanya Mason for being recognized as the DeKalb County School District and Region IV Teacher of the Year! We are proud to have Ms. Mason on our teaching staff and appreciate her dedication and commitment to the students at Arabia Mountain High School!

 
Congrats to our Science Quiz Bowl Team


The AMHS Science Quiz Bowl Teams took 2nd & 3rd Place awards in the Conference of
the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) STEM Quiz Bowl and Science Fair held in New Orleans September 26 - September 28, 2014. Our students competed against 14 other schools in the senior division of this national competition. Additionally, two AMHS students,
Mauranda Upchurch and Phyllicia Thomas, placed 1st and 3rd respectively for their research which they presented in the Science Fair competition. Please congratulate these students for their outstanding performance and accomplishment. They represented Arabia Mountain High School extremely well with pride and academic achievement.

 
District Events
Upcoming Events
Prom
Fri Apr 3 2015
Spring Concert
Thu Apr 16 2015
13.5 Week Progress Reports
Thu Apr 23 2015
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thu Apr 23 2015
Senior Finals
Wed May 13 2015
Quick Document Downloads

A-B Week Calendar 2014-2015
Schedule showing which weeks are 7 period days and which are block (4 period) days.
Bell Schedules
Bell Schedules for both A & B Weeks
Dress Code
Info about School Uniforms and the AMHS dress code
Rampage Newspaper is Online
It’s a newspaper, not a snooze paper…

AMHS would like to present its first online newspaper! There you can read about breaking news, sports, album reviews and so much more. Come and support the newspaper team at
www.amhsrampage.weebly.com
Check out our Rampage promotional video below:  

 
Infinite Campus Info
Infinite Campus parent and student portals are now up and running! Please Click Here to visit the DSCD Campus Portal webpage for more information or contact Ms. Ellis in the Arabia Mountain High School front office.
After School Loitering Policy
All students who are not participating in school-sponsored activities must vacate the building and leave the premises no later than 4:00pm daily. This is in accordance with state law and the DeKalb County Student Code of Conduct.  Click Here to download a letter from Mr. Swanson to all AMHS parents explaining this policy in detail.  
Principal's Address 2014-2015
Click Here to view or download Principal Swanson's 2014-2015 letter to the AMHS community.
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AMHS Receives Learning Gardens Grant
Arabia Mountain High School recently received a Nature Works Learning Program Grant presented in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, The Captain Planet Foundation and the Environmental Media Association. AMHS is the first of eleven Metro Atlanta Schools to receive this grant in 2014. On April 3rd, representatives of these organizations visited Arabia Mountain to celebrate the award by working side by side with our AMHS Environmental (LEAF) students in the school’s gardens. For more information, visit the links below to read recent articles about AMHS and the the program. 
 
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