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Congratulations to the A. Maceo Walker Middle School Class Of 2018. The students had an extraordinary 8th grade year. The administration, faculty, and staff of AMW would like to commend you on your past achievements and encourage you to continue to reach higher heights.

As Always--Love A. Maceo!

Kudos to Ms. M. Campbell and the 2018 AMW Yearbook Staff (Jasmine Allen, Deveon Jones, & JaTerika' Richardson). If you missed out on the 2018 yearbook, be ready for the 2019 edition which will be even more amazing!!

Although the yearbooks were amazing, they were not perfect. One of our most amazing staff member's name was not included.

Ms. Danean Smith's name was not included on the picture label with her team. She is the beautiful young lady in the yellow shirt.

Congratulations to Coach M. Curtis and the AMW Boys' Track & Field team (Mikkal Stewart, TreyShaun Dean-Brown, Ricky Wilson, Jalen Vardaman, Calvion Blakely, Lennon Smith, & Terrick Johnson) on bringing home the State Runner-Up Trophy for Class AA!! Special shout out to Mariam Magassouba for representing the Lady Jaguars. What an amazing season!


Hats off to Jabria McCraney and Tycarien Young!!!

They were presented with Middle School Scholar Athlete awards at the 5th Annual SCIAA Banquet of Champions presented by Well Child Inc. These amazing students get the job done in the classroom and on the field.

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!!!

Congratulations To Our SCIAA Track & Field Championship Athletes.

SCIAA Championship Large Boys MVP-

Mikkal Stewart

1st Place-100M, 200M, 4x100


Left-1600M 1st Place-Mariam Magassouba

Right-800M 2nd Place-Danielle Booker

4x100 1st Place

L to R-Jalen Vardaman, Mikkal Stewart, Calvion Blakely, Terrick Johnson

4x400 1st Place

L to R-Jalen Vardaman, Lennon Smith, Calvion Blakely, Terrick Johnson


Left-Shot Put 1st Place-Ricky Wilson

Right-800M 1st Place-Terrick Johnson

Jaguars Track Coach-M. Curtis

Lady Jaguars Track Coaches-D. Washington & L. Smith

ArtsFest Bound

Check out the artwork of some of our most talented Jaguars. The artwork created by these students will be entered in Shelby County Schools' ArtsFest 2018 which will take place at Colonial Middle School on May 12 from 10:00am-3:30pm.


Left-Ricky Wilson: Layers Of Values

Center-Janiece Brown: One-Point Perspective Drawing

Right-Fatou Bah: Landscape Composition (Oil Pastel)


Left-JaTerika' Richardson: Basic 3-D Shape Composition

Right-Alissa Clayton: Landscape Composition (Colored Pencils)

Texture Rubbings-Submitted By Olivia Williams

Art Instructor: Ms. D. Allen

SPECIAL THANKS to Emmanuel Episcopal Church for their tremendous gift to support the academic performance, behavioral improvements, and increased attendance of the students at AMW. The congregation, led by Father Hubbard, sent a check for $500 by member, Mrs. McDuffie.


L to R: Chayna Hardaway, Mrs. McDuffie, Ms. K. Wooten

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          As part of Operation J.A.B. (Jaguars Against Bullying), AMW continuously looks for different ways to show our students the effects that bullying can have on all parties involved. Enter "Playback Memphis", an Improv group that partnered with Lebonheur's Be Proud, Be Responsible Campaign.

          "Playback Memphis" dropped by to act out students emotions about life and bullying as well as scenarios were students had the chance to play both the bully and the people that are witnessing the bullying that decide to help put a stop to it. Together, they all discussed reasons for bullying and solutions on how we can try to put an end to it. Students left the presentation knowing "You Don't Have To Wear A Cape To Be A Hero".

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It was business as usual for AMW at FedEx Forum in February. Coach Curtis and nine of his students, past and present, took the floor for the 2nd Annual Jr NBA Skills Challenge sponsored by The Memphis Grizzlies. Your Jaguars finished 2nd overall out of 9 teams that participated. Students that participated are Calvion Blakely, Ka'la Pafford, Tamani Williams, Marcus Morton, Jamaya Fleming, Jakilira Sanders, Cameron Peterson, Chayce Futrell and Karim Sy. Coach Curtis also took part in the Teacher Version of the Skill Challenge working the testing station with Ridgeway's Coach and also fellow WEZ PE Instructor, Coach Wells of Havenview Middle.

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Check out the images below from AMW's celebration of African-American history and heritage through song, dance, poetry, and drama.

AMW's Band-Lift Every Voice And Sing

Jazzi Jags-African Remix


Trendsetters-Rise Up                                                Challengers-A Day In

                                                                                          The Life Without Black People

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A.C.E.S.-If I Had Sneezed

6th Grade Choir-Inspirational Music

Super Scholars-Black Poetry

Sensational Six-My Black Is

Grandma Alberta And Her Grandkids-Skit

Image result for national junior beta club AMW National Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the new members of AMW's Chapter Of The National Junior Beta Club. The members were inducted during a candlelight ceremony on January 30. Mr. Royal Chapman was the guest speaker. Mrs. Hannah, the group's sponsor, looks forward to providing opportunities for this chapter to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service, and leadership in a global community.

The 2018 Inductees are Trinity Applewhite, Fatou Bah, Mecheah Brider, Nancy Cebrian, Amado Diallo, Assiata Diallo, Kalidou Diop, Megan Frierson, Aaliyah Moore, Amadou Sall, Bianca Selery, Jordan Sherman, Markievion Smith, Jaylen Taylor, and Tycarien Young.

On Friday, February 2, ELITE members enjoyed and engaged their emotions on a field trip to see the Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater at the Orpheum. These young ladies also enjoyed a scrumptious lunch at Pearl Oyster Bar.


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On January 31, the ladies of CHOICE welcomed Ms. Janeen Gordon of WMCTV5. Ms. Gordon shared information about her career and personal obstacles she's had to face. She challenged the girls to always try to keep a smile on their face regardless of what trial or tribulations they experience.

Congrats to all Jaguars who participated in AMW's

Annual Spelling Bee.

Aaliyah Moore is the Spelling Bee Champ of AMW. This was Aaliyah's second consecutive win. The second place winner was Danielle Booker, and the third place winner was Khyrastin Kelly. Great job, ladies!!!

(Left To Right:  Aaliyah Moore-1st Place,

Danielle Booker-2nd Place, Khyrastin Kelly-3rd Place)



Special SHOUT OUT to our own, Dr. Terrence Brittenum. Dr. Brittenum was named Principal Of The Month by BURE (Businesses United To Recognize Educators). The ceremony took place on February 15 at the Memphis Sounds Entertainment Complex-Mud Island River Terrace. Dr. Brittenum was honored to receive this prestigious award from Mrs. Ruby Payne and BURE.


Kudos to the Jaguars Varsity Basketball Team. They are the 2018 Class AA Area 2 League Runner Up.


Congratulations to all of the participants in the 2018 Basketball Homecoming Court.

Homecoming Queen-Ms. Dapree Miller

Homecoming King-Mr. Kentavion Croom

8th Grade Princess-Ms. Akira Buchanan

8th Grade Prince-Mr. Charrus Fleming

7th Grade Princess-Ms. Fatoumata Diallo

Runner Up-Ms. Jalecia Sherrod

7th Grade Prince-Mr. Samuel Prather

Runner Up-Mr. Jayden Stewart

6th Grade Princess-Ms. Megan Frierson

Runner Up-Ms. BreAnna Jones

6th Grade Prince-Mr. Kamai Macon

Runner Up-Mr. Jordan Sherman

The 2017 AMW Fall Talent Show featured some of the most amazing singers, rappers, musicians, and dancers.  Congratulations to our 1st place performance which featured a crowd-pleasing dance by Danasty Austin and Keyonna Smallie. Our 2nd place winners were Christian Little with his rendition of Rihanna's Stay and a very entertaining and creative dance performance by Jada Hollman. Our 3rd place winner was a "sauced up" rap performance by Michael Hamilton.  Congrats to all our winners and participants!


First Place Winners

Keyonna Smallie





Second Place Winners (Tie)

Jada Hollman


Christian Little


Third Place Winner

Michael Hamilton

The 15 Magnificent Years Tour led by Mr. Ralph Mason blessed AMW with a surprise motivational rally. The entire AMW family was entertained by Mr. Mason and a live band. AMW students and staff also got in on the act with vocal performances.



Scenes from A Jaguar Holiday, AMW's 2017 Christmas Program, produced by Mr. Keishaun Powell and the AMW Faculty, Staff, and Student Body.

Congratulations to our H.E.R.O.s of the first quarter for the 2017-2018 school year. The H.E.R.O.s of AMW are Here, Everyday, Ready, & On Time. An amazing celebration was held at Incredible Pizza. Students and chaperones enjoyed an evening of FUN, FOOD, AND MORE FUN!

Congratulations to all our Jaguars who received Distinguished Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Citizenship Awards!!!

Special thanks to our guest speaker for sharing words of encouragement with the AMW student body.

Coach Curtis and A. Maceo Walker Middle School had the distinct honor of having Geretta Hollins, from The Shelby County Health Department, visit his PE/Health Classes and share her presentation about Personal Hygiene. She presented her PowerPoint which covered everything from proper oral hygiene to proper skin care. She also gifted each student in the classes with their own individual hand sanitizers and personal hygiene checklist to take home. The presentation was very informative and we look forward to having Ms. Hollins back again here at The Home of The Jaguars. Thank You for taking time out of your day to educate our students on this very important topic.

During the month of November, the ladies of CHOICE enjoyed a field trip to the University Of Memphis. The ladies toured the campus, learned about the requirements for admission to the University, explored residence life, and dined in one of the campus cafeterias.


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On October 25, AMW showed our true colors when it comes to bullying. We came together to send a message of support, hope, and unity against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

On October 20, AMW experienced Jaguar Madness-the launch of the 2017-2018 Basketball Season. This event included performances by the AMW Drumline and the Jazzi Jags. The cheerleaders provide encouragement for our Junior Varsity Jaguars, our Lady Jaguars, and our Varsity Jaguars. Shout out to Coach Robertson for spearheading this tremendous event. Congrats to Donnell Frazier on winning the 3-point shot competition and our half-court shot makers-Myron Pegues, Mikkal Stewart, & Ricky Wilson.

3-Point Contest Winners

1st Place-Donnell Frazier

2nd Place- KeShaun Curry

Welcome to AMW's newest mentoring organization. C.H.O.I.C.E. is a youth initiative that will show young ladies how to improve their lives through education, conflict resolution, and outreach. The sponsors of this amazing group are Mrs. Spencer, Ms. Jack, Mrs. Hannah, and Mr. Underwood.

       Shout out to all the dads and male role models who came to Donuts For Dads on October 18 to support AMW students. They received important Title I information. They also brainstormed ideas on how they can help make the AMW campus even better.

On September 25, the AMW Jaguars celebrated their 2017 Football Homecoming. Check out the video below to see the highlights.

On September 23, faculty and staff of AMW along with other Shelby County Schools participated in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. This initiative helped to raise over $770,000.

Thanks to all the beautiful moms, grandmas, aunts, and friends who came out on September 20 for Muffins For Moms.  Those who attended enjoyed delicious refreshments and received important Title I information.


Congratulations to the AMW Class of 2017.

Congratulations to our salutatorian, Sadaria Marion, and our valedictorian, Lakayla Taylor.

AMW's Class Of 2017 Top Ten

Special thanks to Dr. Brenda Caldwell for an encouraging and inspiring speech.

LA-Love A. Maceo


Congratulations Are In Order To The Faculty, Staff, Students And The Fearless Leader of AMW.

Dr. Terrence Brittenum, our amazing leader, is one of 6 finalists for Shelby County Schools Principal Of The Year.

Kudos to Coach M. Curtis on being selected as this year’s Coordinated School Health Rock Star.  Coordinated School Health is celebrating the great work that Coach Curtis does to help our students and staff maintain healthy minds and bodies.

AMW has also been recognized as a Shelby County School District-Emergency Preparedness Leader for the 2016-17 School Year. Our school was the most “pro-active” with preparing our students and staff for an “actual” emergency. Shout out to Mr. R. Washington, one of our outstanding assistant principals, for helping us develop and implement our plan.

Congratulations to the 2017 Inductees of The A. Maceo Walker Chapter of The National Junior Honor Society. The induction ceremony was held on May 24. Faculty member, Mrs. Kiva Mallory served as the guest speaker.

2017 Inductees-Aaliyah Banyon, Amelia Boswell,

Alicia Cebrian, Trevor Clark, Amado Diallo, Aissata Diallo, Raky Diong, Naeem Gooden, Corshuna Jones,

Sadaria Marion, Aaliyah Moore, Micyah Oliver,

Lonniesha Pryor, Simon Ragland, Daeshun Ross, Ramatoulaye Sow, Joshua Studaway, Lakayla Taylor, Maryedson Tonogan, Trevis White, and Kiyah Williams

Advisors-Mrs. T. Spears, Ms. M. Campbell,

Mrs. K. Vaughns 

         NFL players, Daren Bates of the Tennesee Titans, Wynton McManis of the San Francisco 49ers, and Jabari Price of the Minnesota Vikings came by to give our students some encouraging words. Special thanks to Coach Robertson for inviting them to come visit AMW.

The teachers of AMW had an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week 2017. Some of the highlights included breakfast sandwiches and juice, delicious cookies and other sweets, a 90 minute catered duty-free lunch break, pampering sessions, a beautiful t-shirt, and special gift cards. The teachers were so grateful and appreciative of the love shown to them during the entire week.


      Congratulations to our H.E.R.O.s of the third quarter. The H.E.R.O.s of AMW are Here, Everyday, Ready, & On Time. Our celebration was held on Friday, May 5. The guest speaker was Michael Adrian Davis. He gave the students important tips on what it takes to be successful. The students also received H.E.R.O. necklaces. H.E.R.O.s caught wearing their necklaces can receive additional prizes.

       Special shout out to Mrs. Vaughns' homeroom. They had the highest number of H.E.R.O.s which allowed them to receive additional prizes.

Michael Adrian Davis and Dr. Brittenum

Mrs. Vaughns And Her Homeroom

On May 13, several A. Maceo Walker students will have their artwork displayed at Shelby County School's ArtFest.

Check out the amazing artwork below.

Lakayla Taylor-Pointillism Drawing

Air'Mya Thornton-Geometric Shape Drawing

Clarissa Robertson-Still Life Drawing

Kyra McWay-Still Life Drawing

Eriunna Thomas-Positive/Negative Drawing

Elijah Kelly-Still Life Drawing

On Monday, May 1, AMW students as well as other invited guests enjoyed a production of Life On The Streets which was presented by the Grassy Gang Unit Of Shelby County Schools. The play gave students a glimpse of what it would be like if they fell into gang life. Special thanks to Mr. R. Chapman for bringing this special performance to our school.

On April 13, the faculty, staff, parents, and students of AMW celebrated our fellow Jaguars who received honors for the 3rd report card period. Our guest speaker was Tracy Bethea of Hallelujah 95.7 FM.

Dr. Brittenum and Ms. Bethea

Ms. Bethea and Student Speakers

Congratulations to the Jaguars who EARNED Principal's List, Distinguished Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Citizenship awards.

Our amazing counselors, Mrs. T. Spears and Mr. R. Smith, hosted our annual Career Day on April 11. Students had the opportunity to walk around the gym and rear parking lot and interact with guests from various career fields. Some of these career fields included attorneys, motivational speakers, scientists, entrepreneurs, pilots, cosmetologists, massage therapists, and law enforcement officers from the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.


The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls of A. Maceo Walker Middle School were mentored on Tuesday, April 11, by business professionals of Metronic in partnership with AGAPE Child and Family Services. The girls were treated to a nice dinner sponsored by Medtronic. Students were also challenged academically by working in collaborative groups demonstrating an understanding of the basic concepts of computer science. Each young lady was presented a certificate of completion of "The Hour Of Code" training.

Over the course of 3 weeks in March, students at A. Maceo Walker Middle School participated in a skills competition through The Memphis Grizzlies Jr. Basketball 101 Pilot Program. The students learned about the history of basketball itself, as well as, the history of the Memphis Grizzlies and basketball in the city of Memphis. They were tested on their knowledge as well as took part in a actual timed skills competition. The top boy and girl from each grade level received a prize pack from the Grizzlies and qualified to compete at the Forum in the skills competition against other schools. The student that had the best score on the knowledge test will also join the others at the forum to partake in a live quiz segment of the challenge.

8th Grade - Robert Hall and LaKayla Taylor
7th Grade - Calvion Blakely and K'yla Street
6th Grade - Jayden Stewart and Jamaya Fleming
Highest Test Score - Darrion Hopkins

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The amazing talents of AMW's SWAGG team were celebrated at “Very Special Arts Fest” on Thursday, March 23.

The “Very Special Arts Fest” gives SCS students the opportunity to express themselves through art. The festival included dance performances, vocal performances, a puppet show and a tribute to Beethoven on the violin. Student artwork was also displayed throughout the venue.



Congratulations to Naeem Gooden, Aissata Bah, Trevor Clark, Ramatoulaye Sow, and Sadaria Marion on their participation in the Are You Smarter Than An 8th Grader Competition sponsored by Metronic African Descent Network and Agape Child And Family Services. These students came back to AMW with a check in the amount of $1272. Awesome job!!!

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        Our very own Jamal Frazier was nominated and confirmed for the 8th Annual MajorPrepSports All-Star Exposure Tournament which will be held on March 11-12, 2017 at Collierville High. This event, which has become one of the most prominent local events of its kind, features the 64 best middle school basketball players in the Shelby Metro area, and is attended by every major high school coach in the area (public or private). Jamal will be following in the footsteps of past Jaguar greats Antwarn Smith, Cedric Davis, and Bryunta Thomas, just to name a few. This accomplishment should DEFINITELY be celebrated, as well as Coach Brodnax's continuous efforts in producing Super 64 quality talents!

       Check out the SWAGG team in their handmade bowties and tutus.


Congratulations to all the participants and winners of the 2017 Winter Talent Extravaganza. The audience was entertained by singers and dancers, an amazing performance by the Jazzy Jags, and a special performance by Dr. Brittenum and his longtime friends.

Left to Right:

2nd Place Winner-Dynasty Austin

1st Place Winners-The Purple Diamonds

3rd Place Winner-Micyah Oliver


    AMW's annual Black History Program-Black Gold-was held on February 22. The students presented poems, sang songs, and performed dance routines. See the video below.

        On Friday, February 17, AMW held it's first annual Now We're Here Youth Symposium. The students learned from over 20 community stakeholders as they shared their life stories. The young ladies listened as amazing women took time out of their busy schedules to give them information to help them live a better life. The young men listened as encouraging and inspiring gentlemen shared with them strategies and steps to take in order to become productive members of society. Special shout out to Mrs. Spears and Mr. Smith, our amazing guidance counselors, for hosting this event.

The Honors Program for the 2nd report card period was held on Tuesday, January 31. A special shout-out goes to the amazing guest speaker and the student speakers. Congratulations to the Jaguars who received Citizenship, Honor Roll, and Principal's List awards.


         On Friday, January 20, the AMW H.E.R.O.s had their second celebration of the 2016-2017 school year. The H.E.R.O.s of AMW are Here, Everyday, Ready, & On Time. These students enjoyed refreshments including pizza, chips, and drinks. The students received words of encouragement from Dr. Brittenum, Mr. Randy Irving, Ms. Sharonda Mitchell, Mr. Harold Shaw. They also had an opportunity to win a Memphis Grizzlies basketball. The students celebrated and danced to the latest Challenge Line Dances. Congrats, H.E.R.O.s!!!



Mr. Irving & Dr. Brittenum                                                                                Mr. Shaw & Mrs. Mitchell






         On January 19, the members of A.B.O.V.E., E.L.I.T.E., and the AMW Student Council attended the MassMutual FutureSmart Challenge. This program offers middle school students the opportunity to learn about making smart financial choices. The event was sponsored by Junior Achievement and hosted by the Memphis Grizzlies. Actor and author, Hill Harper, led the interactive seminar.

Congratulations to Aaliyah Moore! On January 13, 2017, she won the spelling bee competition at AMW. Aaliyah beat out over 20 competitors for the title. Her winning word was "supererogation".

1st Place-Aaliyah Moore, 2nd Place-Trevor Clark, 3rd Place-Khurier Royster

All of the spelling bee competitors did an amazing job! Congratulations!!

      Congratulations to all the award winners from the First Nine Weeks Honors Program. Students were recognized for earning Citizenship Honor Roll, Honor Roll, Distinguished Honor Roll, and Principal's List. Each student received a ribbon and will be attending a special field trip. The students who earned Principal's List also received a cash award.

Principal's List Recipients

Distinguished Honor Roll Recipients


Honor Roll Recipients (6th Grade)

Honor Roll Recipients (7th Grade)

Honor Roll Recipients (8th Grade)


Citizenship Honor Roll Recipients

     During the awards ceremony, the audience was treated to a performance by the Jazzi Jags and the AMW Blue & Gold Band. The student speakers-Romaillo Hardin, Naeem Gooden, Daeshaun Ross, and Kayla Sanders did an amazing job. Our guest speaker, Mr. Royal Chapman, returned to AMW and gave another inspiring speech.

The Jazzi Jags And The AMW Blue & Gold Band

Guest Speaker-Mr. Royal Chapman

       The AMWMS football team RePresents Everyday at school with good behavior, good grades, and high attendance. As a result, they enjoyed a Memphis Grizzlies game against the Orlando Magic on Thursday, December 1. The football team had an undefeated season this year. The head coach is Jimmy Taylor. The assistant coaches are Daniel Robertson and Deorrick Washington.

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      During the month of November, members of the AMW faculty and staff participated in Cardiopulmonary Resusciation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.

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        The members of A.B.O.V.E., AMW's newest mentoring group, have been very busy. The young men attended a field trip to Memphis Internation Airport. They learned about Air Traffic Control from Mr. Haven Melton. They got a chance to actually go into the Control Tower as well as the Radar Room.

        The young men also recently met with Mr. DeAndre House from Hinds Community College located in Jackson, MS. Mr. House spoke to the group about Hardwork, Being Prepared, Attitude, Study Habits, And Making The Right Decisions.

The group also met for a day of bowling on

Saturday, November 19.


       The members of E.L.I.T.E. and A.B.O.V.E. sponsored a canned good drive during the month of November. The AMW family brought in over 200 canned goods. The food was donated to needy families to enjoy during Thanksgiving.

       Shout out to all the dads and male role models who came to Donuts For Dads to support AMW students. They received important Title I information. They also brainstormed ideas on how they can help make the AMW campus even better.

The H.E.R.O.s of AMW were celebrated on November 4. A H.E.R.O. is a student who is HERE EVERYDAY READY & ON TIME. The students enjoyed free snacks and door prizes, and they danced to some of the latest hits. Special thanks to SCS Board Member Ms. Miska Clay-Bibbs who offered words of encouragement to the students and to the AMW parents who helped chaperone the event.

During the week of September 26, the AMW Jaguars celebrated their 2016 Football Homecoming. Check out the video below to see the highlights.

On September 24, faculty and staff of AMW along with other Shelby County Schools participated in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. This initiative helped to raise over $600,000.


Congratulations to the above students from the 2016-2017 6th grade class of AMW. These students scored above grade level on the

Initial I-Station Diagnostic Test.

Zahniah Hull, Mylon Miner, Jarvis Singleton, Lashone Gibson, Trinity Applewhite, Cordarius Ford, Terraneika Poplar, Jarvis Webster, Ibrahima Barry, Arianna Grant, Kierra Motley, Tamani Williams, Colin Bonner


On Thursday, September 15, the 6th grade students and teachers attended Remix Education. During this assembly, the students and teachers played fun and entertaining games while they listened to words of encouragement from Mr. John. Thanks, Coach Curtis for bringing this super cool event to AMW.


On September 7, the Jaguars celebrated 20 days of being fight free school wide by dressing out of uniform.

Keep it up Jaguars; more incentives are on the way!

On Thursday, September 1, Shelby County Schools and the Memphis Grizzlies tipped off year two of their RePresent Everyday attendance campaign at AMW. The students were greeted by members of the Memphis Grizzlies organization and special guests from the community.

Check out the links below for RePresent Everyday from media.


Congratulations to all the participants and winners of the 2016 Spring Talent Extravaganza. The audience was entertained by singers, rappers, and dancers, as well as a special performance by Dr. Brittenum and his longtime friends.

1st Place

Simeon Ragland (R)

My Girl

2nd Place

Cheick Sangare (L)


3rd Place

Akira Buchanan (C)

Pop It Like A Pro


Congratulations To

Temarris Franklin & Kaila Vardaman!

Temarris won 2nd place in the 110m Hurdles in the SCIAA-AA City Competition & Sectionals. Kaila won 4th at the City Competition & 2nd at Sectionals.

On To The State Level.


Congratulations are also in order for AMW faculty member Mrs. Carver-Young. She received the Bolton/Bellanti Distinguished Service Award. This award is bestowed upon a first year teacher in the Division of Exceptional Children.

The Honors Program for the 3rd report card period was amazing. The students dressed up for the occasion, and they looked spectacular. The student speakers, the AMW band, and the Jazzy Jags were exceptional.

Our guest speaker, Mr. Royal Chapman, delivered a tremendous presentation. He was joined by Lt. Anthony Carter who sponsors AMW's Gang Awareness Mentoring Program.



Congratulations to the AMW Boys Soccer Team!!!

SCIAA Division 4 Champs (Undefeated Regular Season)

Members of the AMW Faculty & Staff enjoyed some refreshments and a whole lot of fun at the Main Event.




Congratulations to the students and staff of AMW for an incredible Black History Program. Please see the video below for examples of the gifts and talents displayed by our students.

Thanks, Karma, for presenting an inspirational and entertaining concert to the students and staff of AMW!!!

The Memphis Grizzlies presented gift bags to AMW students who "grind" daily and exhibit AMAZING ATTENDANCE.

Members of AMW Faculty and Staff had an amazing time at Strike Zone.



And Fellowship!

Congratulations to all Jaguars who received awards for the 2nd Report Card Period!

The student speakers, guest speaker, AMW Band, student soloist, and the Dancing Jags did an amazing job.





Special thanks to the members of Emanuel Episcopal Church for your generous donation of uniforms to our students.

Congratulations to

Gregory Perkins on winning the 2016 AMW Spelling Bee!!

Gregory is an awesome competitor, and he will represent AMW in the upcoming Memphis-Shelby County Spelling Bee.

Special thanks to the Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for your generous donation of backpacks and supplies for the students of A. Maceo Walker Middle School!

Special Congratulations


Antwarn Smith, Jr.

     Antwarn Smith Jr., a distinguished honor roll student at A. Maceo Walker Middle School, was honored at the 2015 Fall Athletic Banquet of Champions as one of the district’s Top Academic Student Athletes. Antwarn is a model student on and off of the basketball court. When he is not studying, or practicing his basketball skills, he serves as a student mentor, a member of the student council, and a member of the principal’s student advisory board. His quiet demeanor and gracious character has set the standard for his classmates to follow. Antwarn is the epitome of our school’s motto “Excellence is a Choice”. He had his photograph taken with NFL Player, C.L. Shepherd, affectionately known as, “Shep”.

Scenes from A Holiday Experience, AMW's 2015 Christmas Program, produced by Mr. Keishaun Powell and the AMW Faculty & Staff.

The Teachers Of The Month

The Administrators

AMW SPED department enjoyed an amazing holiday feast. The meal was enjoyed by students, family, faculty, and friends.

     The 2015 AMW Fall Talent Show featured some of the most amazing singers, rappers, and dancers.  Congratulations to our 1st place performance which featured a "Michael Jackson Inspired" dance by Cheick Sangare.  Our 2nd place performance was an outstanding cover of "When I Was Your Man" by Simon Ragland.  A 3rd place tie featured an incredible rendition of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Simeon Ragland and a tremendous dance and rap performance of "Mikey--Oh So Fresh" by Michael Hamilton.  The Winners received trophies and McDonald's gift cards which were donated by one of our adopters, Agape Ministries.  Thanks to Agape and congratulations to all the courageous and talented performers.

     The ELITE (Elegant Ladies In Training Everyday) Club under the direction of Dr. Lewis sponsored a gift basket drive during the month of October benefiting the residents of Graceland Rehabilitation Center in the Whitehaven area. The school raised over 1,400 everyday items (boxed tissue, gloves, socks, brushes, combs, toiletry products, etc) to be used as cheerful gifts to the inpatients. Awesome job, Ladies!!!

The ELITE Ladies enjoyed an outing to Incredible Pizza. The ladies were rewarded for their hard work with the October "Baskets for Our Elders" service learning project and the November Thanksgiving Basket Drive.
Lookin' good, ELITEs

Congratulations to all our Jaguars who received Distinguished Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Citizenship Awards!!!

Special thanks to Tiger Basketball Great Andre Turner for sharing words of encouragement with the AMW student body and to the Dancing Jags for their amazing performance.

On October 28, AMW parents received important information about the TN Ready Assessments which will begin in February 2016. Dr. Cynthia Alexander-Mitchell, Director-Division of Family and Community Engagement, facilitated the meeting and answered questions posed by parents.

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     What happens at Faculty Game Night stays at Faculty Game Night!! Just kidding. The faculty and staff along with invited guests had an "AMAZING" time. This night was all about FUN, FOOD, & FELLOWSIHIP.

The AMW Amazing Race 1st Place Winners


2nd Place Winners                                       3rd Place Winners


Shout out to all the dads and male role models who came to support AMW students. The dads received important Title I information. The also brainstormed ideas on how they can help make the AMW campus even better.

Thanks to all the beautiful moms, grandmas, aunts, and friends who came out for Muffins For Moms.  Those who attended enjoyed delicious refreshments and received important Title I information.

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An early morning visit from Superintendent Hopson provided the AMW faculty and staff encouragement, appreciation, and support.


Thanks ELITE Club for showing love, care, and support

for the families and patients of St. Jude Hospital. 

The Toy Drive was a tremendous success.

The ladies had an awesome time at the Grizzlies game.

Shareef represented AMW at the

2nd Annual Fall Athletic Banquet Of Champions.

Shareef was recognized for his commitment to excellence in the classroom and in competition. 

Great job, Shareef!


The talents of the students and staff of AMW were truly on display at the annual Christmas programs.  The audience enjoyed singing and dancing as well as performances by the band.  It was one of the best Christmas programs ever!

Special SHOUT OUT to the staff of the SCS Department of Human Capital. The students and staff of AMW are VERY GRATEFUL for the jackets, shirts, gloves, socks, and coats.

Congratulations to

Britney Abram

on winning the

2014 AMW Spelling Bee--AGAIN!!

Britney won last year's bee as well, and she will represent AMW in the upcoming Memphis-Shelby County Spelling Bee.


The Jaguars have enjoyed many fun, educational, and exciting field trips.

2014 Freedom Awards Forum at Temple Of Deliverance

Civil Rights Museum

1st Place-Simeon Ragland

2nd Place-Detarious Higginbottom, Jernie Adair, & Samuel Ragland

3rd Place-Kathryn Redd & Airreal Johnson

The AMW Jaguars are always excited about giving back to the community.  The students, faculty, and staff donated canned goods for Thanksgiving baskets to help those who are less fortunate.  Way to go Jaguars!


Thanks to everyone who came out for Muffins For Moms.  Those who attended enjoyed delicious refreshments and received important Title I information.


Awesome job, Jaguars!  The faculty, staff, and students of AMW raised $415 to support Go, Jim, Go and his efforts to help

LeBonheur Children's Hospital. 

The stakeholders (STUDENTS, PARENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, & COMMUNITY PARTNERS) of AMW always provide our school with awesome support.  Recent events provided our stakeholders an opportunity to show how much they love AMW now and will continue to love AMW in the future.

Community members, parents, students, and teachers asked questions and shared their opinions during a recent ASD meeting.




The students truly enjoyed a presentation by

McGruff The Crime Dog and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.  McGruff and the guest officer shared information with the students about how to respond when approached by strangers.

Thanks, Karma, for your awesome performance and anti-bullying message!

The students of AMW enjoyed learning about what it takes to be physically fit by eating healthy foods and exercising daily.

AMW's students, faculty, and staff had a tremendous time at the Fall Carnival.  Everyone enjoyed THE GAMES and THE FOOD!


1st Place (Center):  J'veion Cooper

2nd Place (Right):  Devonte Black

3rd Place (Left):  Lashayla Dawson

Ms. T. Collins and her present and former ESL students presented an amazing program for their parents. Important information about the upcoming year as well as successes from last year were shared. Mr. Brittenum presented the students with backpacks, books, and school supplies.


Members of AMW Faculty and Staff had an awesome time at Strike Zone.

To all of our new adopters, WELCOME to the AMW family.

Emanuel Episcopal Church

Abyssinian Missionary

Baptist Church


Agape Child & Family Services

Thanks to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for your generous donation of backpacks and supplies for the students of A. Maceo Walker Middle School!


Congratulations to the AMW Class of 2014. 

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined."



The students had a blast at the 1st Annual AMW Spring Carnival.  They enjoyed the rides, games, and food.  Can't wait until next year.

The Spring Talent Show at AMW was tremendous.  All of the contestants and guest performers were awesome.  Check out the pictures below of some of the GREATEST talent in Memphis.

Master Of Ceremonies

Mr. Donquez Driver

1st Place

Mr. Devon Leonard

2nd Place

Ms. Rachell Woods

3rd Place

Mr. Darreion Jackson

Featured Guest:  Voices of Harmony (Including Mr. Brittenum)

April 3, 2014

Left:  Awesome Welcome & Occasion by Ashton Rubin & James Subber.

Right:  Excellent Presentation "From The Projects To The President" by Ms. Tonya Collins

with introduction by Daniela Astrain and assistance from Hawa Kaloko

Congratulations to all our Jaguars who received Distinguished Honor Roll, Honor Roll,

and Citizenship Awards!!!

Look At All The 8th Graders on Distinguished Honor Roll.

Great Job 8th Grade Honor Roll Students

Congratulations Sixth & Seventh Grade


A packed house of family and friends of AMW came out for

information, math games, and refreshments.

Left:  Thanks for joining us, Ms. Shante K. Avant

District VI SCS Board Member

Above:  A special "shout out" to members of the always supportive AMW faculty

A. Maceo Walker Middle School's Annual Black History Program was truly amazing.

The students, staff, and special guests gave terrific performances.

We enjoyed musical selections from the band, speeches, poetry, praise dances, stepping, and awesome singing.


AMW Staff celebrating with food, fellowship, and fun!


Ms. M. Buford

Door Prize Winner

"The parent meetings are always on point; the presenters hit every issue and answered all questions from parents."
"The presenters were very helpful.  Thanks, A. Maceo Walker Teachers & Staff."
"Keep doing what you all are doing.  The meeting...Great, Great, Great!!!"
"The Parent Meeting was great.  I really enjoyed it."
"Really enjoyed this meeting."
"I appreciate the early hour (of the meeting).  I'm a working mom, and I was able to attend because the meeting was hosted before my shift started."

January 22, 2014

Congratulations to all Jaguars who received Principal's List, Honor Roll, & Citizenship Awards!

Special Thanks To Our Awesome Guest, Mr. Ishmael!

Awesome Guests At "The A"

Mr. Brittenum & Mr. Holland joined by

Memphis State Tiger Legend, Andre Turner


The Amazing

Coach Lionel Hollins

The Awesome AMW Faculty & Staff

showing their



Dance Off!!!

Go Jaguars!!!


Congratulations, Spelling Bee Champ-

Britney Abram


Fall Talent Show Winners

1st Place-Lonnie Graham

2nd Place-KaTherine Redd


October 23, 2013

AMW's Amazing Band

AMW School Leaders Showing

Excellent Communication Skills

Distinguished Honor Roll



FUN @ Strike Zone!!!

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