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Parents/Guardians:  If you have not done so, please take a moment and complete your students’ registration. If you have a change in contact information, you can now update this information using the same link below once your registration is complete.  Visit this page for more information - Online Registration Information
Link:  PowerSchool for Parents

If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please visit your school’s office and bring your photo ID to obtain a login.

 
ACPS Announcements
Welcome!
On behalf of the Appomattox County School Board and our staff, welcome to our website.  Explore our website and our four 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.  Last year all four of our schools were fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. We were one of only 37 school divisions in Virginia to achieve this status.

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 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 upon graduation.  ACPS aims to provide a high quality education for every child, filled with a wide range of academic, extra-curricular, and athletic opportunities. 
Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 16 will be a student and staff holiday for Appomattox County Public Schools in observance of  Martin Luther King, Jr Day.  School will resume Tuesday, January 17.
 
Computer Science Education Week Celebrated December 5-11
Founded in 2009, and held in recognition of computer pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the annual celebration of Computer Science Education Week is dedicated to inspiring students to take an interest in computer science. In Appomattox, Pre-K through 8th grade students celebrated this week by participating in the Hour of Code which is a global movement that reaches over 100 million students in 180 countries and works to introduce students of all ages to computer science and basic computer programing known as “coding”. 

ACPS primary, elementary, and middle schools joined schools from across the nation to learn the basics of computer programming and, for many students and teachers, this was their first experience of this kind.  The classroom coding activities ranged from problem-solving games in our Pre-K classes to building coded robots that faced-off with each other in the middle school.  Students had to code the robot’s directions for movement and the sensor in order to force their opponent’s robot out of a circle.
 
For more information on coding, you can visit www.coding.org .
           
 
 
ACHS Participates in Coats for Kids Campaign
The ACHS Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) has been very busy this fall.  Students raised money for the Coats for Kids Campaign and were able to purchase twelve coats, hats, gloves, and toys for children at the primary school.  Members wrapped the gifts and Teachers for Tomorrow students delivered them to the primary school.
AMS "600 Club"
Students who scored a perfect 600 on any one of their SOL tests last year were treated with a luncheon in their honor.  Parents were invited to attend while students were recognized with awards and “600 Club” tshirts.
 
 
AMS Glubber Experiment
The students in Mrs. Fort's Language Arts Class participated in an experiment, with the help of Mrs. Tillotson.  Students had to follow a sequence of steps that involved combining different types of materials in a certain way to produce a "rubbery" type substance called "Glubber". Students then conducted different experiments with this "new" material and recorded the data for further study.
 
 
"Frosty" Paine Nite at AES
Pictured are a few of the teachers and students of AES who participated in the recent Paint Nite fundraiser for the Friendship Memorial Scholarship in memory of Nurse Lisa Price and student Jada Baker.  AES plans to honor two students this spring as the first recipients of this scholarship.  Paint Nites are led by Mrs. Kelly Mann and organized by Mrs. Carolyn Lawson and Deputy Karen Nipper.
AES Joins Forces with Harper's Helpers
During the month of November, AES teamed-up with the Harrison family to collect items for the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Charlottesville.  The Harrisons stayed there last year when their baby, Harper, was under UVA care.  This year, two AES students will be in need of housing at RMH as they face upcoming surgeries.  The SCA, under the direction of Jennifer Walton and Lauren Scott, led the school to collect snacks, K-cups, and other quick items that could be used by families.  Pictured are siblings of Harper, Camden and Lola, and their Mom.  The Harrison family delivered these items to RMH over Thanksgiving break.  A special “Thank you!” to parent, Sharla Kvasnicka, who donated a Walmart gift card to our students for a special drawing.
 
 
STEM at APS
Students throughout the school have been working on STEM projects.  Our first grade students hosted parents and built structures using Halloween candy and toothpicks.
 
Ms. Amy McConville hosted a STEM Club after school where students used everyday objects to think, create, and solve!
 
 
Students Partner for Success
Second grade students partnered with Pre-K classes to work with students on a “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” project.  After reading the book, second grade students read in partners with pre-k students and did an art project with them.
 

 
 
Appomattox Wresting
The Appomattox wrestling team has already competed in three tournaments and done a great job so far this season. These have included the Amherst Invitational (At Amherst County HS), The Titan Toughman (At Hidden Valley HS), and The Knights of the Roundtable (At Cave Spring HS). These tournaments have included tough competition at the 3A,4A,5A, and even 6A, level. The place winners for each of these tournaments are as follows:
Amherst Invitational-Aaron Mayes-4th, Everette Phelps-5th, Kye Leake-6th
Titan Toughman-Kye Leake-4th, Pierce Bryant-5th, Aaron Mayes-5th, Everette Phelps-6th
Knights of the Roundtable-Aaron Mayes-3rd, AJ Destephano-3rd, Pierce Bryant-6th, Everette Phelps-6th
The wrestlers will continue their trek to greatness over Christmas break with tournaments at Broadway High School (December 22nd) and LCA (January 6th and 7th). Make sure to wish them luck if you see them around school!
Appomattox APPS
Reminder to all Parents/Guardians.   Appomattox County Public Schools has an app.  The app allows you to keep up with your child's grades, attendance, and important information concerning your child's education.   The district app combines all apps provided by the schools in one place. We would like to encourage all parents/guardians to download the app today.  
APPS for Appomattox
These are a few Apps that we suggest to help you keep up with information pertaining to your student.
Division APP
PowerSchool for Parents 2.5 is now available!
PowerSchool for Parents 2.0 is now available!

PowerSchool App
PowerSchool for Parents 2.5 is now available!
District Code : TQHS   (You will need this code after you download the app)

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 07/27/2016)
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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