National Reflections Contest: What’s Your Story?


The National PTA Reflections art contest celebrates diversity in the arts, and in the students in our school and community. For those of you that might not be familiar with the program, every year Awtrey Middle School students submit entries that are judged by outside professionals in the Arts Community. (Last year judging was done by the Zuckerman Museum at KSU.) All participants are recognized in a special ceremony with medals and certificates; family members are also invited to attend. First and Second Place submissions from each category AND each grade level advance to Council competition, and can advance to District, State and National competition!

If you are reading this and thinking, “This is a lot of work” or “I will never win,” please consider this – submitting is as simple as: cranking up a tune for your dance mob that fits this year’s theme – “What is Your Story?” You could create and print with a 3D printer, sing a song with a friend, take a selfie, create a clay animation, Legos or with your own drawings. The possibilities are endless!

Awtrey Middle School encourages student participation in this wonderful nationally-recognized program, and we would love to assist your child (and you) on this art-astic journey to sharing your child’s story!

Forms are due to the front office by November 4th by 9am!




Melanie Cooper

Reflections Chairperson

Awtrey MS PTA


Book Fair Needs Volunteers

bookaneer-book-fair-logoIt is almost time for second Scholastic Book Fair of the year. The book fair will be open from 8:30am to 6:00pm October 17th through the 20th and from 8:30am – 2:00pm on the 21st. Pack up will be from 2:00-4:00pm on the 21st. This book fair will have students visiting with their classes and will be open during conferences, so we need volunteers to assist students and parents.

Many of our seasoned book fair volunteers’ children have moved on to high school, so we are looking for new recruits, no experience necessary. We will train you. We appreciate your help whether you sign up for one or all of the volunteer time slots! Volunteers will receive a 5% discount for this book fair. Volunteer Sign-Up

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Parent Workshop – How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

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Do you have children?

Do they like being online?

Do you know what apps they are downloading?

Do you want to protect them from online predators?

Be sure you attend our parent workshop on September 8th at 6:00 PM in the theater.

Reminder… no students may attend.


Chili’s Family Night


Don’t miss out on our Chili’s Awtrey Spirit Night

September 8, 2016

4:00-10:00 p.m.

only at:

Chili’s, Acworth

3339 Cobb Parkway


Families can let their servers know they are from Awtrey

or share the flyer for Awtrey to receive a 10% donation to support our students!

Chili’s Give Back Event Awtrey Flyer

Student Survey

Open House – Parent Feedback


Please take a moment to complete a brief survey to provide feedback about your Open House experience.  We are looking forward to hearing things you enjoyed that were the most beneficial, and we also would appreciate hearing constructive feedback for us to consider changes.


We value our partnership, and we are here to serve you.  Our focus together will always be student achievement!


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Sweet Tomatoes – Spirit Night

Please join us at Sweet Tomatoes on August 25th for some great food and fellowship. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support student achievement programs at Awtrey. PLEASE share a digital copy of the flyer with the cashier or print a hard copy so Awtrey is credited.

FunRaiserFlyer Sweet Tomatoes