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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.
In the picture - left to right - Des Black, Chairman of the Technology Council Board of Directors; Nick Walton; Nathan Simpson; Geff Zdgiebloski; Brian Rubio; Del. Kathy Byron
Students transferring to APS learned more about our school, enjoyed a snack, and received a welcome gift. We’re excited to meet and greet all of our new students!
At our Offer versus Serve schools, we offer a variety of fruits and vegetables to our students daily. During the month of October, Appomattox County School cafeterias will be serving locally grown fruits and vegetables. Appomattox County Schools also participated in the statewide “Crunch” on Thursday October 6 at noon. As can be seen in the pictures, our students and staff enjoyed biting into fresh fruits and vegetables during Lunch on Thursday.
This week Appomattox County Schools will be celebrating National Lunch Week. Created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, National School Lunch Week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (the largest federal child nutrition program). Children spend two-thirds of their waking hours in schools. Schools also provide 50% of kids’ meals. They offer the best opportunity to improve children’s health and educate them on how to make better meal choices at home. This year’s theme, “School Lunch: Show Your Spirit,” (Recommended by the School Nutrition Association) reminds parents, students and school officials that a healthy school lunch helps students power through the day. It also invites everyone to come together to show how much spirit they have for school lunch. ACPS invites parents and families to have lunch with your child at least once this week to help celebrate and participate in a healthy school lunch together.
The location of the November 3, 2016 Joint Meeting of the Appomattox County School Board and the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors has been changed:
From: School Administration Building
316 Court Street
Appomattox, Virginia 24522
To: Appomattox County High School
198 Evergreen Avenue
Appomattox, Virginia 24522
5:00 p.m. in Culinary Arts Department for Meal
6:00 p.m. in Library for Superintendent’s Presentation
The location change is necessary to accommodate a meal for the members of the two boards that will be prepared by the students in the ACHS Culinary Arts Department.
As a recipient of this award, he was invited to the Lynchburg Optimist Club August meeting to share his research project, reflections on the scientific process, and answer questions from club members. Adam also received a $50 gift certificate to Given Books and a numbered Lynchburg medallion.
Adam is pictured with his parents, Teresa and Robert Vaughan
Appomattox County School Board Chairman Bobby Waddell and Board Member Al Jones are shown visiting with students in Mrs. Susan Harris' classroom at Appomattox Primary School. Board Member Cindy Hall is seated (second from right) in the Culinary Arts Department at Appomattox County High School.
The conference presenters were all current state FFA officers. Each presenter stressed that the FFA organization has countless student opportunities for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. The conference presenters shared their time tested wisdom and advice with the FFA leaders from our school and motivated the officer leadership team to strive for higher goals and objectives and become more efficient leaders.
Danielle Alexander, ACHS FFA President said, “I’ve been a chapter officer for several years and I learned more about the FFA at this year’s Southside Area COLT. This conference was very helpful for both the new and experienced leaders on our officer team.”
The conference focused on instilling leadership qualities in the students that would not only benefit them in the present but in our future as well.
Eighty-one percent, or 1,482, of Virginia’s 1,825 public schools are rated as Fully Accredited for 2016-2017, a 3-point improvement over 2015-2016, when 78 percent of schools earned the state’s top accountability rating.
“I hope these results will encourage teachers, principals and other educators in all of our schools as they strive to help students meet Virginia’s high expectations for learning and achievement,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples said.
Of the 218 schools rated as Partially Accredited: Warned School-Pass Rate during 2015-2016, 59 are now Fully Accredited.
|2016-2017 Accreditation Ratings|
|Accreditation Rating||Number of Schools||Percent of All Schools|
|Partially Accredited: Approaching Benchmark-Pass Rate||49||3|
|Partially Accredited: Approaching Benchmark-GCI||0||0|
|Partially Accredited: Improving School-Pass Rate||11||<1|
|Partially Accredited: Improving School-GCI||0||0|
|Partially Accredited: Warned School-Pass Rate||97||5|
|Partially Accredited: Warned School-GCI||5||<1|
|Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School||0||0|
|Conditionally Accredited (New Schools)||7||<1|
|To Be Determined||145||8|
For a school to earn full accreditation, students must achieve adjusted pass rates of at least 75 percent on English reading and writing SOL tests, and at least 70 percent on assessments in mathematics, science and history. High schools must also meet a benchmark for graduation and completion. Accreditation ratings may also reflect an average of achievement over several years.
Seven schools earned full accreditation after undergoing reconstitution last year. Reconstitution involves significant changes in school leadership, governance, faculty or attendance and reconstitution status must be approved by the state Board of Education. These schools are as follows:
- Bedford County — Staunton River Middle
- Buchanan County — Riverview Elementary/Middle
- Buena Vista — Parry McCluer Middle
- Petersburg — Walnut Hill Elementary
- Southampton County — Riverdale Elementary
- Suffolk — King`s Fork High
- Virginia Beach — Williams Elementary
Two schools — Hunter B. Andrews School (PK-8) in Hampton and Kiptopeke Elementary in Northampton County — moved from Accreditation Denied to Fully Accredited as a result of improved student performance.
All schools are fully accredited in 53 of the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions, compared with 36 divisions last year. The divisions with all schools fully accredited (other than new schools that automatically receive conditional accreditation) are as follows:
- Appomattox County
- Bath County
- Bland County
- Botetourt County
- Clarke County
- Colonial Beach
- Colonial Heights
- Craig County
- Dickenson County
- Falls Church
- Floyd County
- Fluvanna County
- Franklin County
- Giles County
- Goochland County
- Greene County
- Hanover County
- Highland County
- Isle of Wight County
- King George County
- King William County
- King and Queen County
- Louisa County
- Manassas Park
- Mathews County
- Middlesex County
- New Kent County
- Patrick County
- Powhatan County
- Prince George County
- Rappahannock County
- Richmond County
- Roanoke County
- Russell County
- Scott County
- Southampton County
- Stafford County
- Surry County
- Tazewell County
- Washington County
- West Point
- Williamsburg-James City County
- Wise County
- Wythe County
- York County
Congratulations to William Francis (Frankie) Hoffman, Dennis Alan Thomas, and Stephen Jacob Breeding.
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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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/.