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Monday April 20th, 2015  
Georgia Milestone EOCT Info
Information about the new Georgia Milestones EOCT testing process has now been posted on our website.  It includes study guides, standards, and links to helpful websites.  The information is found under the Academics link to the left, and selecting Testing Information.  Or, Click Here to access the page directly.   
AMHS Student Ambassadors Program Applications
Admission Season for the 2015-2016 AMHS Student Ambassador Organization has officially begun!

The Arabia Mountain High School Ambassadors Program consists of a group of involved, passionate, and dedicated AMHS students who serve as liaisons to student organizations, and assist in the development and implementation of specific projects. Participants provide an invaluable link to the student body as representatives of the entire school. Ambassadors also participate on student panels, conduct special request tours for groups and individuals, and provide assistance through involvement in receptions, workshops, and conferences.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year. Click Here to access the online application.  The deadline for submitting the application, official transcript, and teacher referrals is April 27th.  Click Here to visit the Ambassadors webpage for more information.  
Earth Week Events
Earth Week is the week of April 20th!  
Here is a list of Earth Week events at Arabia Mountain High School:

Monday 4/20/15
Earth day trivia 
9th Grade Outside Day 

Tuesday 4/21/15
School-wide Paper Audit
10th Grade Outside Day

Wednesday 4/22/15 (EARTHDAY)
Light Out Day 
Climate Change Presentation 1:30pm
12th Grade Outside Day

Thursday 4/23/15 
No Paper Day 
11th Grade Outside Day

Friday, 4/24/15
EARTH WEEK FAIR 1pm to 3:15  
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:  
AMHS Good News, Awards & Recognitions
Three AMHS Athletes Sign to Colleges
Congratulations to the following AMHS Athletes for recent college signings:
  • Norian Moss (Tennis) - Tennessee State University
  • Nia Sapp (Basketball) - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Branden Edwards (Football) - Birmingham Southern University
AMHS Students of the Month for March!
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as our March  2015 Rams of the Month! Students are selected each month by teachers to recognize their hard work and dedication:

 Justin Bonaventure Tyanna BrownMichael Bryan
 Jamar Clark Lauren Deas Camille Edmond
 Nadia Johnson Dennis Kouakou N'Dri Saratyna Lucas
 Ousmane Ndiaye Elizabeth Nwakamma Bassil Pantone
 Andrea Quinteros Rana Shepherd Keturah Taylor
 Brianna Thomas Danielle Young 
AMHS Students take State Science Fair Honors

Congrats to our 6 students who represented Arabia Mountain High School and the Dekalb County School District at the 67th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held March 27th & 28th, 2015 at the University of Georgia, Athens.  Our Science Fair students included, Cierra James, Chermia Mathis, Adenike Olagbegi, Kystal Samuels, Phyllicia Thomas, and Mauranda Upchurch.  

Winning awards in the competition were:

  • Chermia Mathis and Krystal Samuels: GSEF Fourth Honors in Chemistry & the U.S. Metric Association Award for the best use of The International System of Units in a science fair project.
  • Mauranda Upchurch: First Honor in the category of Plant Sciences & the GSEF Top 10 State Recognition winner.
  • Phyllicia Thomas: Second Honors in the category of Environmental Science.
Principal Swanson states, "I am very proud of these students. Please join me in extending well deserved congratulations to each student for making it to the State level and a special kudos to the 3 winners in their category, and to Mauranda for being in the top 10 winner category.
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!!
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!
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.

District Events
Upcoming Events
New Student Orientation
Tue Apr 21 2015
13.5 Week Progress Reports
Thu Apr 23 2015
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thu Apr 23 2015
PTSA Meeting
Thu Apr 23 2015
Senior Week
Mon Apr 27 2015
to Fri May 1 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
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. 
Parent-Teacher Conferences
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.
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