School News & Information

To our AMHS Community,

Have a safe and joyous holiday break.  Students return on Tuesday January 6th, 2015!
Daily School Announcements

Friday December 19, 2014
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
and read all about it! Check out our promotional video below: 
Rams of the Month for November
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as our November Rams of the Month!  Students are selected each month by teachers to recognize their hard work and dedication:

Arvens Sius

Darrius Morris

Shaina Fears

Robbie Floyd

Rafaela Todd

Brittany Clay

Branden Edwards

Tyler King

Chante’ Lively

Taylor Lundy

Alexis Packer

Cassidy Perry

Bassil Panton

Brielle Smith

Jaida Pitts

Michelle Thevenin

Zion Eberhart

Guy James

Dante L. Ferguson

Jair Griffin

Julian Blake

Edward Ogbu

Ariel Brown

Ellis Walton

Cierra A. James

Ezekiel Bowles

Morgan Mills

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

Merck Smith
Marcus North
Jeffery Fitz
Adelia Kim
Alison Hale
     Monica Fogg  
Mr. & Miss Arabia Mountain 2014-2015
On October 4th 2014 in the presence of over 300 attendees, Charles Rainey and Tseganesh “Gracie” Gebresilassie were crowned as Mr. and Miss Arabia 2014-2015.  This scholarship competition is sponsored by the Arabia Mountain High School PTSA each year.  The winners receive a $500 scholarship plus a host of other benefits.  The runner-ups also receive cash scholarships. 

Mr. Arabia, Charles Rainey, is a senior honor student with a 3.8 GPA and is in the engineering pathway. As a seasoned violist, Charles performed a medley of songs with his violin. Miss Arabia, Tseganesh “Grace” Gebresilassie, is a senior honor student with a 3.9 GPA in the business pathway and is the first generation of her Ethiopian family to live in the United States. Grace performed a self-written spoken word entitled “My Battleground”.    
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 Teams

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.  

Infinite Campus Information
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. 
AMHS Student Receives Children's Healthcare Honor
Congratulations go to Kinari Morris, an 11th grade Healthcare Career Pathway student at AMHS, for being selected  as one of 30 students to attend Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Explorer program.  Kinari was selected out of 120 applicants. 

The Explorers program provides an opportunity for high school students (grades 9 - 12) to learn and practice leadership skills while discovering a new and exciting world of healthcare careers. Explorers attend lectures and panel discussions by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta physicians as well as healthcare professionals employed by the hospital.

Congrats Kinari!
AMHS 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars
Arabia Mountain High School is excited to announce four Seniors from the 2013-2014 school year received Gates Millennium Scholarships.  Congratulations go to :

Njeri Bennett
Amera Dixon
David Shoneye
Juwan Thompson

And, since opening in 2009, Arabia Mountain can boast having Gates Millennium Scholars in each of its four (4) graduating classes: 2011 (1 - Leticha Heflin), 2012 (2 – Anastasia Carter and Joe Lindsey), 2013 (3 - Ayomide Charles” Akin-David, Morgan McCall, Karri Thomas) and 2014 (4 - Njeri Bennett, Amera Dixon, David Shoneye, and Juwan Thompson).
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Georgia Parent Survey
You are urged to take the Georgia Parent Survey using the link below. The survey will be used to help calculate our school's Climate Star Rating. The survey is 24 questions and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.
Click Here to access the survey.
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.
DeKalb High School of Technology-South
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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