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Welcome to Appomattox County Public Schools' web page.  Appomattox County Public Schools is located in central Virginia.  We offer educational services to more than 2,230 students enrolled in preschool through adult classes in one high school, one middle school, one elementary school, and one primary school.  Alternative middle and high school programs, gifted programs, and programs for students with special needs are also available.  The public school system of Appomattox County is dedicated to excellence in education and strives to ensure that all children of school age receive the highest quality education appropriate to their individual needs and abilities.

Our theme for this year is Achieving Creative Prepared Students.  We continue to strengthen our professional learning communities in each of our schools.  Our vision is to equip our 2,230 students with the critical thinking skills needed for today and for their future.  As we increase student achievement through the Standards of Learning (SOLs), we must also train our children to be inquisitive as they access and analyze information.  ACPS aims to provide a high quality of education for every child, filled with a wide range of academic options, as well as many extra-curricular and athletic opportunities.

AMS PTO September 16th 6:30 p.m.
Wellness Schedule for 14-15
Wednesday, September 24, 3:30 @ SBO
Wednesday, January 21, 3:30 @ SBO
Wednesday, April 29, 3:30 @ SBO
 
Wellness Goals for 14-15:
 
  • In addition to cafeteria staff focusing on purchasing local produce whenever possible, the Wellness Committee would like to introduce a pilot program to ACHS.  This program involves students planting a number of fruit bearing trees/vines around the school and harvesting them in the fall.
    • The Food Service (FS) Dept. will provide funds for the start up with the assumption that the resultant produce would be available exclusively to the FS Dept. until at least they recouped their expenses for the initial purchase.
  • The Wellness Committee will partner with inter school groups to increase student involvement in Wellness activities.
    • The FS Dept. will extend the opportunity to the Culinary Arts Dept. at ACHS to utilize their resources by providing students with real word experience in dealing with commercial kitchens, menu planning, costing out recipes, and nutrition education with regard to the National School Lunch Program.
    • The Wellness Committee will extend the opportunity to the Culinary Arts, Agriculture, Wellness and Nursing Students to provide an educational presentation to APS and/or AES students with regard to your area of expertise.  We discussed in particular a “Healthy Snacking” presentation.
    • The Wellness Committee will attempt to organize a student/parent Wellness activity (scavenger hunt, fun run, etc).
  • Continue to offer clinics for health maintenance/screenings
    • Flu clinic for students and employees
    • Dental Clinic Offered to APS Students (last: Dec 2013)
    • Blood Drive open to the public at ACHS twice per year
    • Vision screening APS Students (last: Sept 2013)
    • Scoliosis screening – Grade five and Grade seven
School Board Tour and Local and State Elected Officials
Appomattox County School Board members, along with local and state elected officials will be touring all schools September 25
Enterovirus D68: Information
Below is a link regarding Enterovirus D68 from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).  VDOE works closely with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and other state and federal authorities to provide the latest information and guidance. Specific concerns about symptoms about the Enterovirus should be directed to your primary care provider. Students and staff are being educated about proper and frequent hand washing while at school.
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/ev-d68_virus_facts.pdf
 
Board Supports National FFA Organization
As a result of hard work from the Appomattox County High School National FFA Organization (also known as Future Farmers of America), the school board has decided to make a monetary contribution for their upcoming convention.
The Appomattox County School Board voted August 28, 2014  to contribute up to $575 per student for 24 high school students that plan to attend the National FFA Convention in October. The total contribution is up to $13,800.
ACHS’ FFA chapter is expected to receive a national award at the convention, which is October 29 through November 1 in Louisville, Ky.  Teachers Ed McCann and Elizabeth Duncan presented information about the many state and national awards ACPS students have received in this program.
 
Appomattox Co. Public Schools Get Security Boost
Appomattox Co., VA- There’s some new security for Appomattox County Public Schools this year. Thanks to a state security grant last year, the school system has installed new intercom and video systems at all front doors to screen who enters the building.

Visitors will have to call the office and speak to an employee before being let inside. They will then have to provide identification that will be scanned and run through a database. If that checks out they'll get a pass to wear during their visit.

“It's another layer of security and I think it will be helpful to parents to know we are doing an additional check of identification," said Dr. Dorinda Grasty, Superintendent for Appomattox County Public Schools.
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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/index.shtml.
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