News and Announcements

AMS Scientists Shine at the L.A. County Science Fair

Over the weekend AMS Jr. Scientists participated in the Los Angeles County Science Fair. There were over 500 entries in the Junior Division and our Jr. Scientists brought home the following:

Erin McGinity (8th)-Martian Microgreens
Won Honorable Mention in Earth/Space Sciences

Clara Mangali (8th)- Ionic Liquids Vs. Enyzmes: Cellouse Saccharificaton for the Production of Ethanol.
Won 3rd in Biochemistry

Kate Molinari (8th)- How the Conductivity of Water Affects Desalination
Won 3rd in Applied Chemistry

Emily Champion (7th) - Solutions for Canine Otitis
Won 1st in Animal Physiology and is a Sweepstakes finalist (among the top ten in the Junior Division)

The winners of the LA County Fair will progress to the California State Science Fair on April 24-25.


Congratulations, and thanks for representing AMS so strongly!
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The Los Angeles Archdiocesan Jr. High Academic Decathlon

Sunday, March 11th the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Jr. High Academic Decathlon took place at the University of California Long Beach. Congratulations to our team from Martyrs.

Team members included:
Finn Blood, Christopher Cappetta, Emily Champion, Katie Champion, Colin Jacobs, Clara Mangali, Grace Mangali, Kate Molinari, Ella Murray, Jake Norton, Maddy Pieronek, Rhys Rackett, Will Reel, Trey Rogers, Brady Tepstein, and Carsten Zieger.


The team came home with the following results:
10th Place overall out of 105 teams
5th Place in the Super Quiz
1st Place in Math – Trey Rogers, 8th grade
2nd Place in Literature – Clara Mangali, 8th grade
2nd Place in Current Events – Carsten Zieger, 6th grade
3rd Place in Science – Katie Champion, 8th grade

Go Mustangs!
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AMS Spirit Wear

The AMPA Board would like to announce that we have partnered with BSN Sports and Spirit Wear will be sold online.

You can customize items with a variety of AMS Spirit logos, sports and activities.

Our first Spirit Day will be September 15th.
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AMS partners with South Bay Families Connected

The American Martyrs School Board is very happy to launch a new resource for our Upper School Families. We have become a partner School of South Bay Families Connected, which is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the social and emotional wellness of the youth in our area. This website is for you the parents! It is a gallery of resources to help you face the challenges of keeping your teenagers healthy and happy!

Martyrs Families Connected will give you resources, education and opportunities to connect on issues facing our students. Monthly topics, speakers and discussions will now be available to our Martyrs Community.
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Congratulations to the Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 has much to celebrate as many of the students had multiple acceptances to the top high schools.

The class of 2017 will represent American Martyrs at the following high schools next year:


Ambassador (1) Marymount (10)
Bishop Montgomery (5) Mira Costa HS (24)
Cate School (1) Notre Dame Academy (2)
Dunn School (2) Notre Dame High School (1)
El Segundo HS (4) St. John Bosco (1)
Immaculate Heart (1) Vistamar (5)
Loyola HS (14) Westside Neighborhood (1)
Marlborough (1)

Congratulations to all our ​graduates!
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