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ACPS Announcements
Welcome!

Welcome to Appomattox County Public Schools!  Explore our division 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.

All of our schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.  We are only one of 37 school systems in Virginia to have all schools fully accredited.  Many thanks to our staff, students, and parents for their hard work in making this tremendous accomplishment a reality.

Presidents' Day Holiday
Monday, February 15 will be a student holiday in honor of Presidents' Day.  It will be a professional development day for teachers.
Make-Up Days
At the January 28th School Board meeting, the School Board voted to make March 11, 2016 and April 22, 2016 instructional make-up days.  These two dates will no longer be Student Holidays due to weather related school closings in January.

March 10, which was scheduled to be an early dismissal, will now be a regular instructional day.  Parent conferences will not occur on March 10 from 4:00-7:00pm.
February is School Board Appreciation Month in Virginia
Governor McAuliffe has proclaimed February 2016 as School Board Appreciation Month to help build awareness of the crucial role school board members plays in our communities and schools (click here for the Governor’s signed proclamation). Board members are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school divisions. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children. Recognizing board members for this commitment and sacrifice takes a combined effort on the part of all they serve: administrators, school staff, students, and the community.

We wish to acknowledge the public servents who make the time to share their vision and voice about the future of Virginia's children. Our School Board members are Bobby Waddell, Greg Smith, Al Jones, Cynthia Hall, and Wendy Hageman-Smith.

Click here to view the “School Board Appreciation Month” public service announcements created by the Virginia School Boards Association.
 
National Celebration of CTE in February
The 2016 Career and Technical Education Month® is celebrated annually in February to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the nation.  Its theme for 2016, “Opportunities for Career Success,” provides Virginia schools an opportunity to showcase success stories of excellence and communicate the crucial role that CTE plays in preparing a highly skilled work force for Virginia’s new economy.   For more information on CTE Month, visit the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Web site.
2016-2017 School Calendar
The Appomattox County School Board has approved the 2016-2017 Student Calendar.  You may view the calendar here.  The first day for students to report to school will be Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
ACPS Teachers and Staff use day for training
On January 4, 2016 the Appomattox County Staff participated in training which included the new Microsoft office 2016, Microsoft Sway, iPads, and student response systems Class Flow.   Teachers attend various training sessions throughout the year to help them keep up to date on the changing technology and how these technologies can be integrated into their classrooms.    
 
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.

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 here.  (Updated 12/17/2015)
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
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/prevention/bullying/.
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