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ACPS Announcements

On behalf of the Appomattox County School Board and our staff, I welcome you to our website.  I encourage you to explore our website and our school websites.  Appomattox County is located in rural central Virginia.  We provide public education to approximately 2200 students who are enrolled in our four schools in the school division.  Those schools include Appomattox Primary School (Preschool – Grade 2), Appomattox Elementary School (Grades 3-5), Appomattox Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Appomattox County High School (Grades 9-12).  We are proud of our students and staff in ACPS. 

Our theme for this year is Striving for Excellence.  Our goal is to engage every student in meaningful and rigorous work with high expectations.  We will accomplish this through the use of innovative instructional practices, a guaranteed curriculum, and up-to-date technology.  We want our students to be motivated and hard workers in order to be career or college ready for a rapidly changing world.  ACPS aims to provide a high quality education for every child, filled with a wide range of academic, extra-curricular, and athletic opportunities.

ACHS Football Playoffs for November 28
Due to the large crowd expected to be attending the home Regional Football game against Richlands High School on Saturday Nov. 28th, Appomattox County High School has secured overflow parking at the old Thomasville Factory on Founders Lane, Appomattox Virginia  24522.  Shuttle buses will be provided, free of charge, to take spectators to the game starting at 1:30 p.m.  These buses will be taking spectators back to the Thomasville parking lot starting in the third quarter of the football game and running until approximately 45 minutes after the football game is over.  There will be staff members at the Thomasville Parking lot to assist with parking and loading/unloading of passengers.  The game time will be 3:00 p.m.

The ticket booth will open around 12:00 p.m. to purchase tickets.  No one will be allowed admission to the stadium until that time as it will be closed in preparation of the game.  Just a reminder that tickets are $7.00 due to this being a region football game.  No ACHS passes will be accepted.

 We look forward to seeing you at the game to help support our Varsity Football team.

Thanksgiving Holidays
Appomattox County Public Schools will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 25-27.
We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.
School resumes Monday, November 30.
All ACPS Fully Accredited by the Virginia Department of Education
Thank you to all staff for making all of our schools fully accredited.  Note that we are one of only 37 school systems in the state with ALL schools FULLY accredited. We are also the only school division in Region 8 (which comprises 12 school divisions) and Region 2000 (which comprises 5 school divisions) to have ALL schools fully accredited.

This took tremendous work from everyone in ACPS.  All employees and students deserve a huge round of applause!  Thank you for your dedication and commitment in the job you do for our students each day. We also appreciate parent and community support in this huge accomplishment.

Click here for the announcement from Virginia Department of Education.

ACPS continues to provide programs at all schools to educate students about bullying prevention.  Assemblies at APS, AES, and AMS with Omega Man and Friends promoted respect and civility.  AMS and ACHS will be hosting another assembly featuring Dewayne Hill who stresses how to appropriately deal with conflict resolution.  Friends of Rachel is a bullying prevention club at AMS and ACHS that promotes a chain reaction of kindness and compassion in schools.

ACHS Golf Team Regional Champions
The Appomattox Raiders golf team advanced to win the Region 2A West Tournament.  The Regional Tournament was hosted by Appomattox at Falling River Country Club.  Coach Doug Marshall led the team to win the title by edging Giles County, 318 to 323.  Congratulations to our Raiders!
Appomattox County Public Schools Leads in On-Time Graduation Rate
Information released today by the Virginia Department of Education shows the On-Time Graduation Rates for each school division in the state.  A closer look at our scores shows that not only have we surpassed the state average percentage, we have the highest reported rate in comparison to all Region 8 and Region 2000 divisions.  Appomattox’s 94% 2015 On-Time Graduation Rate is up from 91.4% in 2014.
Congratulations to all those who have worked so hard to improve the graduation outcomes for our students in Appomattox County.

Appomattox County School Board Honors School Resource Officers
On Thursday, September 24, 2015 the Appomattox County School Board honored the School Resource Officers for their dedication and commitment to the safety of our children.   The School Board appreciates the partnership with the Sheriff’s Office and Board of Supervisors for providing these crucial individuals in our schools.   Individuals from left to right: Officers Sgt. Terry Eagle, Mrs. Annette Bennett, Deputy Brandon Bryant, Deputy Karen Nipper, and Chairman Bobby Waddell.
Two High School Programs selected by VSBA "Showcase for Success"
ACHS Computer Help Desk
The new Appomattox County HS Computer Systems Technology program and its instructor, Jason Clark, will offer a special free service to the public. The students of the program will run and operate a FREE AFTERSCHOOL computer repair helpdesk within the high school as they accomplish their CompTIA A+ certifications. The instructor will be in direct charge of the students as they work. It's a community service outreach, student skills OJT development, and public relations combined into one program.
Agriculture Education
Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. The FFA chapter at ACHS is a 3-star National Chapter award recipient. Student leaders are engaged in developing members’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Teachers employ differentiated, diverse and hands on teaching strategies that engage students in high order critical thinking. Students in the production agriculture and veterinary science programs manage a 30 acre land laboratory with cattle, swine, sheep and goats. Students learn to operate a variety of the latest metal fabrication technologies such as a CNC plasma cutter, milling machine, MIG and TIG welder, sheet metal brake and other tools in the new Emerging Agricultural Technologies Welding course. Every student completes a Supervised Agricultural Experience project, an at home work-based learning program. Students leave the program ready for the next step.
Complete News Release from VSBA
Complete list of Schools
Download the Appomattox County School APP today!
A reminder to all parents. students, and community members that Appomattox County Public Schools has an App that can be downloaded to keep up with your child’s grades, lunch schedules, announcements, sports, and other information pertaining to the Appomattox County Public Schools.   Please click below to download the App today.
PowerSchool for Parents 2.5 is now available!
PowerSchool for Parents 2.0 is now available!
Bus Route Information Online
ACPS Transportation has a new location on the division website!  The transportation department has compiled a list of bus routes and information.  These lists can be found hereThis will be updated soon for the 2015 - 2016 school year.
Bullying Hotline
ACPS has set up a Bullying Hotline for students and faculty to call if they feel they are being bullied. Messages can be left anonymously, if desired. School administrators are checking this number for messages and looking into any issues. The number is (434) 352-2071. 

In addition to the Hotline, students and faculty can now text their concerns to (434) 609-7146.  This is a texting only phone and will be checked daily.  If you do not have access to a phone you can use our on-line system to send text message alerts.                           
Click here to report Bullying if you do not have a cell phone

For more information about bullying, please visit the following link on the Virginia Department of Education's website at
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