Dear Students and Parents:
Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year! The Awtrey
community is committed to providing a positive,
challenging, and academically oriented learning
environment for all students. Language Arts, Math,
Science, and Social Studies classes use the Georgia
Performance Standards which focus on students’
demonstrating mastery of curriculum. Our goal is to
provide learning activities which require high levels of
critical thinking and reasoning, accompanied by
application of learning to real-world situations.
Additionally, teachers will be focusing on specific
skills in each of the content areas that, based on
achievement data, need improvement. An emphasis on
reading and writing skills will be evident in all
content areas. Along with a strong academic program,
there are many opportunities for our students to learn
about music, technology, art, journalism, and health and
wellness. Our teachers are experienced and dedicated
professionals who are committed to helping all students
reach their full potential.
administrators will visit each classroom during the
first two weeks of school to assist the students’
transition to a new school year. We will talk about high
expectations, and challenge all students to do what it
takes to be successful. We will address the need for them to
demonstrate the will to succeed and their faith in
themselves to believe that anything is possible. Our Awtrey
Attitudes will be reviewed during this time, and will
also be showcased on
this year’s Awtrey Attitude T-shirts which will be the
result of a student design contest.
is not a matter of luck, but planning and organization.
Parents, you can support your student during middle
school by checking to make sure that assignments are
completed, staying in contact with teachers via email or
telephone, and joining PTSA. Awtrey’s PTSA is a strong
organization that needs parent volunteers to support
various programs and activities. The consistent support
and encouragement of parents result in greater success
for all students.
look forward to another successful school year. Please
stay involved, and call on your child’s teacher,
counselor, or administrator for any assistance you may
need during the 2010-2011 school year.