March 8 Roar

PTSA Meeting & Academic Progress Night

Monday, March 13th, 6:30 pm

The PTSA is looking forward to next year, and almost all of the current board members are rolling off, which means:  we need you! Please come to the next PTSA meeting & Academic Progress Night with your thoughts/ideas/questions on how to get involved with the PTSA next year.

How can you get involved? See below:


  • manage/develop fundraising events such as the Barnes & Noble Bookfair, Zombie 5k, Art Postcards Show
  • Research grant opportunities and grant-writing


  • put together Roar newsletter
  • maintain PTSA website
  • maintain social media presence


  • host teacher appreciation events, Principal coffees, bake sales

Spirit Store

  • manage the school store and inventory

Parent involvement

  • recruit and support volunteers


  • coordinate and manage PTSA membership drive


  • develop annual budget
  • complete tax return
  • pay bills and reimbursements


  • keep minutes at meetings
  • submit documentation to GA PTA main office
  • maintain files of all minutes, agendas, etc

Mini-grant coordinator

  • manage and communicate mini-grant process to teachers
  • collect grant applications and oversee process of voting on each application

Women’s History Month Reception

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

In partnership with the PTSA, Deborah Fortune (MHJHS site coordinator for Communities In Schools) and Mrs. Salter (science teacher and advisor for the Girls Empowered in Relationships, Leadership and Service club) will host a Women’s History Month reception for daughters and the women who love them. All are welcome!

During the reception, we will:
1.       Honor influential women in history and the community
2.       Collaboratively construct vision boards and other hands-on activities
3.       Fellowship

For more information please contact Deborah Fortune  or Amy Salter at (404) 802-5255 or email: OR

Rising 9th Grade Parent Information Meeting

March 15th, 6 pm
MJHS Auditorium
(this meeting was originally scheduled for March 1, but was cancelled due to bad weather)

Students are welcome to attend!

Intown Sluggers
Cluster Night

March 31

On March 31, please come out and support the Maynard Jackson High School Varsity Baseball team as they take on the Grady Knights for its first “Intown Sluggers” Cluster Night.  All APS middle school baseball teams are invited.  The game is at MJHS and starts at 5:55 pm.  You can watch the action from the stands or on the outfield lawn.  Concessions and JagGear will be available for purchase.  Admission: Adults $2, Students $1, Middle School Baseball teams FREE.


Congratulations Mini-Grant Recipients!

The following teachers were awarded cash grants via the PTSA mini-grant program:

Andrea Stephens – field trip for Environmental Science Students

Shauna DeLong – storage for art

Carla Wattley-Bradley – costumes for Spring dance program

Adrienne Edwards & Brandon Cash – Spring music/drama program

Jennifer Still – Book Club Books

Senior Scholarships

Seniors!  Don’t wait until the last minute!  Apply now for PTSA Senior Scholarship by March 24!  Click on this link to apply:

PTSA Membership Update

Currently, the PTSA is 383 members strong. After submitting a portion of the membership dues to the GA PTSA, the remaining balance of $2063.75 has supported our PTSA initiatives, such as teacher mini-grants, senior scholarships, and teacher appreciation events. Thank you for all your support!

If you haven’t joined the PTSA, it’s not too late to join or renew!  All members who joined online may pick up their membership cards at the meeting Monday, March 13 at 6 pm.

Jaguar Engineers Team 5651
Needs Your Help!

Maynard’s Robotics Team is busy building competitive robots! The team is fundraising in order to attend four competitive events in Gainesville, Ga, Albany, GA, Athens, GA and Houston, TX. Currently, the team needs to raise about $10,000 for travel and event registration. 

In order to represent our school and community, we need your help! Your contributions will allow this dedicated, hard working group of high school students to pay for our registration, hotel stay, transportation, and food for this meaningful trip!

Please check out the team GoFundMe page for more information.

Ormewood Park Meet the Makers Festival

On March 25th, Ormewood Park is hosting the first annual Meet the Makers Festival. The festival seeks to showcase our local makers, as well as provide an opportunity for community participation and learning. There will also be an artist market, live music and good food.

We are a little less than 3 weeks away and, we need your help. We have volunteer assignments to suit just about anyone and the shifts are only 2-3 hours so you can enjoy the festival and attend workshops. 

We’re using to help us organize our event. Please click the link below to learn more and sign up to participate.

Thanks for participating!

For more information about the Meet the Makers Festival please visit our website and Facebook page!

WonderRoot Annual APS Exhibition

This Saturday, March 11th, at Notch8 Gallery from 6 – 9 pm, WonderRoot presents its annual APS exhibit showcasing the artwork of APS high schoolers.  The theme is Solange’s 2016 album A Seat At The Table. The show features over eighty pieces of artwork from MJHS and other APS students, judged by artist Miya Bailey.

The show runs until March 24th. Big congratulations to all the students involved!

Parkside Stride

Just a few days left to register online for the Parkside Stride. Think you might be hungry after this fun run? Never fear – our goodie bag (in addition to the awesome t-shirt) contains a $10 gift card to Six Feet Under, a $10 gift card at Agave, and 20% off at Ziba’s.

If this run inspired you and your child to stay fit – our gift bag has you covered too with a free 7 day pass to Snap Fitness in Glenwood Park and a 10% off coupon for Intown Stars Gymnastics.

Have a birthday party later in the day? Stop in at the Rhen’s Nest and use your 20% off coupon.

All of these goodies and more will be in our race bags, so register today!