Exceptional Children Week

AMS Exceptional Children’s Spirit Week

We are all …

“More Than Ordinary”


Help us celebrate Exceptional Children’s Week

Monday: Mismatched Monday: Wear Clothes/Outfit that Doesn’t Match

Tuesday: Crazy/Different Hair Day

Wednesday: SHARE the LOVE Day—Wear Red/Hearts and Compliment Someone

Thursday: Crazy Hat Day

Friday: Race Shirt Day – Wear a Shirt from a race you completed or will complete.


Let’s Celebrate our Goals and Achievements!

**Awtrey believes we all share unique qualities that make us similar yet different and each quality and our achievements should be celebrated, loved and accepted!

Camp Twin Lakes Drive

Several of our students are working with Girl Scout Troop 16122 to gather art supplies for Camp Twin Lakes.

What is Camp Twin Lakes?

Camp Twin Lakes is a life-changing camp experience for thousands of Georgia’s children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. Camp Twin Lakes provides week-long summer camps and year-round weekend retreats at three fully accessible and medically-supportive campsites, day camps, and through hospital-based Camp-To-Go programs.

What they Need  

Troop 16122 is collecting art supplies to help out Camp Twin Lakes. They need many supplies but here are the ones that are needed most:

  • Colored Pencils
  • Glue Bottles
  • Construction Paper
  • Popsicles Sticks
  • Glitter
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Markers

The homeroom with the most donations will win a…


So make sure to bring in donations and remember the drive ends on March 11!

If you have any questions about the drive contact us at:



Gimme Me 5 for Education Basketball Tournament

Awtrey Middle School
Basketball Tournaments

February 29 – March 11

Gimme 5 on 5 March Madness Games
Each day will host a different grade level tournament!
Grade level Team WINNERS will play TEACHERS!!

Monday, Tuesday (2/29, 3/1) – Grade 6, 8:00am – Gym $1.00
Wednesday, Thursday (3/2, 3/3) – Grade 7, 8:00am – Gym $1.00
Tuesday, Wednesday (3/8, 3/9) – Grade 8, 8:00am – Gym $1.00
Friday, March 11th, Students vs Teachers

Gimme 5 on 5 Tournament
8:00am, Gym $5.00

If students have donated to the Gimme 5 campaign,
ALL games FREE!

Come support your grade level!

$1.00 to play OR watch Grade Tournaments
$5.00 Students VS Teachers Tournament

Gimme 5, $5 Donation gets you in ALL GAMES FREE!!

self addressed envelope

Please Send In…

We need all parents to send in to their student’s homeroom teacher a self-addressed/stamped business sized envelope for end of year mailing. This envelope needs to have your mailing address written neatly on the envelope and a regular stamp attached ready to mail.

If you have more than one student, please send in a separate envelope for each student.


Cultural Extravaganza

Awtrey Middle School’s 21st Annual Cultural Extravaganza

Date:  March 5, 2016

Come join all the fun and excitement!  Students will have booths set up representing many of the world’s countries.  Besides colorful displays and artifacts from these countries native foods will also be available to try!

The fun starts at 10:00 am and last until 2:00 pm!  Live entertainment will also take place during the event!

Students who attend Awtrey may pick up a sheet in the cafeteria lobby and visit three displays and have a chance at winning a cash prize!

See you there!

Spring Into Education 5K 2016

Spring Into Education 5K

Don’t forget to sign up and support the Awtrey Middle School Foundation and the Kennesaw / Big Shanty Foundation with our annual Spring Into Education 5K Race. The race will be held on Saturday, March 12, at Awtrey Middle School and North Cobb High School. ONLINE REGISTRATION!

8am                 Kids Obstacle Run (8 and Under)

8:30am             5k Awtrey Middle School

9:00am             Luau Themed After Party


  • Race shirts
  • Fast and well-marked course with hills and trail running
  • Finish on the NCHS Football Field
  • Race day Parking: North Cobb High School.
  • Food, refreshments after the race
  • Online registration ends 3/9/2016
  • Pint Sized Run for kids 5 to 8 with a Kids Corral on the Football Field for kids to play while their family runs the 5k!


  • Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction at NorthStar Church
  • Friday, March 11, from  5PM to 8PM
  • Spaghetti dinner costs $5 per person MAX $20 per family

AWARDS: Awards for first largest class participation, Best Adult Male and Female Luau Costume, Best Male and Female Student Luau Costume, Best Teacher Luau Costume.  Post-race awards ceremony with food and drinks for race participants.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration: $20 – includes a super-soft unisex t-shirt and goody bag. In-store registration at Big Peach Running Company (Kennesaw) or on Active.com. Or download the application and send it to school with the registration payment. School Foundation Race app 2016

  • Mailed-in registrations must be postmarked by 3/5/2016
  • Make Checks Payable to: Awtrey Middle School Foundation
  • Mail to: Awtrey Middle School Foundation 3601 Nowlin Rd Kennesaw, GA 30144 or
  • Drop off at KES, BSIS or Awtrey Front Desk.


Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction

Friday March 11th  5pm to 8pm (NorthStar Church)


Awtrey Middle School: $30 and no guarantee of a t-shirt.

7am – 8am


The foundations were established to enhance educational opportunities that otherwise may not be part of the schools’ program.  Each school foundation funds specific school priorities.  The foundations work congruently with the administration and PTSA to make our children’s schools absolutely the best they can be. The Foundation works congruently with the Administration and PTA to make our children’s schools absolutely the best they can be.

Purpose of this special race for our community: Funds  raised from the Spring into Education race will be reinvested back into each of the three schools to support local school priorities.

Awtrey Night at KSU Men’s Basketball

Awtrey Night at KSU 


Men’s basketball game

KSU vs North Florida Ospreys

When:  Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7PM

Where: Kennesaw State University

590 Cobb Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144


All Grades welcome! Parents & students Tickets ONLINE $5.00

Purchase tickets ONLINE on KSU’s website to get  our discount

Special discount code: YMA16


$10 General admission at door

2016-17 School Choice is Now Open

2016-17 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251

and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school

capacity information and applications will be available beginning

February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please

see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.


The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx

parent survey

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