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.
-- Friday, October 9 will be a student holiday and a teacher workday.
-- Monday, October 12 will be a school holiday in honor of Columbus Day.
-- School will resume Tuesday, October 13.
-- Tuesday, November 3 will now be a makeup day and regular school day for all students and staff.
October 15, 2015 – a representative from the Air Force will be at the meeting to give a 10 minute presentation. Dara Logan, Admissions Counselor from Lynchburg College, will provide a presentation on completing college applications, writing the essay for college applications and what colleges look for on applications.
Oct. 22, 2015 – Mrs. Hall will help students complete college applications, and students can research colleges and scholarships
On October 29th – Longwood University Admissions Counselors, John Sawyer and Gina Caldwell will provide an SAT Prep session and answer college application questions.
Congratulations to all those who have worked so hard to improve the graduation outcomes for our students in Appomattox County.
|Appomattox County High School||October 16, 2015||9:00 AM|
|Appomattox Elementary School||October 23, 2015||9:00 AM|
|Appomattox Middle School (*Note date)||October 19, 2015||9:00 AM|
|Appomattox Primary School||October 27, 2015||1:00 PM|
Mr. McCann was selected as the Appomattox Teacher of the Year in May 2015. His application packet was then forwarded on to the Virginia Department of Education, where a panel examined teacher packets from across the state. He will now move on to participate in the 2016 Mary V. Bicourvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year Program. This program honors teachers who represent the best in teaching in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.
The next step will be Mr. McCann traveling to Richmond on October 19 for a panel interview with the seven other finalist teachers from Virginia. At the end of the day, the State Teacher of the Year will be selected and announced.
Region 8 includes the 12 counties of Appomattox, Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward. Mr. McCann was chosen from all teacher applicants from these 12 counties.
SUDIA and Fuel up to Play 60 has awarded Appomattox County High School a grant of $2300 for smoothie blenders and advertising for the new smoothie offering at ACHS breakfast. These blenders are commercial grade and have a one gallon capacity to accommodate the needs of food service staff. The smoothie program at ACHS has been a great success so far in the 2015-2016 school year. Students and staff have been raving about the new smoothie offerings. ACHS offers a variety of flavors, including strawberry-banana and orange-pineapple!
Share Our Strength has awarded Appomattox Middle School a grant of $2300 for touch screen tablets and food carts to expand the breakfast program. The purpose of the grant is to provide funds in order to help students have better access to breakfast at AMS. AMS now offers breakfast at a Walk-Thru Window outside of the cafeteria, as well as in the serving line. As the weather turns colder, AMS also plans to open another alternative breakfast site for students. Students at AMS can now eat breakfast in their classrooms and these alternative breakfast sites are a great way for students to have enhanced access to breakfast in order to get a good start to their school day.
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.
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.
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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.
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