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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!

Check out the 8th Grade Week Video Below.

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

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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.


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