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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. 
Varsity Football Coach Doug Smith One of Two Finalists
Appomattox County Public Schools is proud to announce that Coach Doug Smith has been named as one of the two finalists in the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach Contest.  What started as almost 1500 nominations to the contest, concluded in Appomattox County High School Football Coach Doug Smith being selected by members of the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach contest committee as one of the top 50 coaches nationwide.  From 50 coaches, the field was narrowed to the top 15 vote recipients in the nationwide contest.  After that voting ended, Coach Smith was one of the top 15 coaches and was recognized by U.S. Cellular on October 31.   The voting was reset and the second nationwide vote ended on November 18.  

As a result, Appomattox County High School will receive a donation from U.S. Cellular in the amount of $5000.00.  Along with the donation, Coach Smith will be flown to Florida and will be recognized at the Under Armor All-American Bowl game on January 1, 2017 which is being broadcast live on ESPN starting at 1:00 p.m.  

Coach Smith led the Appomattox Raiders in a "Power of One" undefeated 2015 season, which culminated in a first-ever football state championship.  Currently the team remains undefeated and is in the third round of the regional play-offs and will play Union High on Saturday, November 26 at Appomattox County High School at 6:00 p.m. 

Congratulations to Coach Smith on this incredible honor.  Go Raiders!

ACPS FFA Hosts Farm Field Day
Earlier this fall, Appomattox FFA hosted the Robert E. Lee Soil and Water Conservation Field day on the Appomattox FFA Alumni Land Laboratory. Forage and Grassland Specialist, J.B. Daniel, demonstrated the impact of cover crops on soil health with the rainfall water runoff simulator. Appomattox Extension Agent, Bruce Jones, demonstrated how to collect and interpret soil tests. Campbell County Extension Agent, Todd Scott, shared his research regarding soil fertility and hay land management. Before lunch, Wendy Kendrick discussed the benefits of conservation easements with the group. Daniel later took the group on a pasture walk to identify a variety of local plants. Steven Vanderploeg from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers highlighted regulation requirements for farm ponds. The afternoon concluded with updates from the department of Cooperative Extension, Department of Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and the Robert E. Lee Soil and Water Conservation District staff.

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.
AMS National Junior Honor Society Inductees
In alphabetical order:  John Caden Braford, Karissa Rae Bromley, Alexandra Margaret Busa, Makaila Jane Collins, Brice Adam Conner, Karlee Jane Davis, Megan Lynn Drinkard, Chloe Michelle Epps, Kelsi Lynn Epps, Kasey Paige Fetty, Hunter Michael Garrett, Madison Quinn Hall, Olivia Amor Hudson, Hunter Wayne Humbles, Courtney Michelle Layne, Zechariah Delano McGahan, Lanie Wynne Midkiff, Haleigh Michelle Mitchell, Colten Davis O’Brien, Summer Lynn O’Brien, Gabrielle Madison Pickett, Karli Jade Ramsey, Shontajia Zhane Richburg, Avery Paige Roark, Mariska Olivia Servis, Madison Riley Shirey, Sabrina Michelle Tappen, Ethan Walker Walton, Lauren Adair Weakley, Eddie Wells, Mannix Thomas Wilhoit, Juliana Nicole Wilkerson, Jacob Tanner Williams
 
AMS Language Arts Experiment
The students in Mrs. Fort's language arts class participate in an experiment, with the help of Mrs. Tillotson , that involved sequencing, following directions, and a review of matter, atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, mixtures and solutions.  The 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 did different experiments with this "new" material and recorded the data for further study.

Students pictured:  Caitlin Radford,  Jaliyah Hall, Kylia Stayton and Shankia Burrell
 
AES Field Trip to Claytor Nature Study Center
Mrs. Hogan's  and Mrs. Jamerson's fifth grade classes visited  the Claytor Nature Study Center in Bedford County, VA on October the 18th, 2016. It was a hot day and most of us brought water bottles to keep us cool from the hot sun.  Luckily, most of us got to go in the water to catch macro-invertebrates.  Macro-invertebrates are tiny living organisms, that you can see with your naked eye.  One of our classmates caught a crawfish and somebody in Mrs. Hogan's class fell in the water!
We went on a nature hike and saw a praying mantis, a caterpillar and a quail berry bush.  Lastly, we went to a watershed mountain demonstration and we learned about Sharp Top Mountain and Flat Top Mountain.
ACHS Ladies Volleyball Wins Conference 37 Title!
The Lady Raiders Volleyball team claimed the Conference 37 Title last night at home by defeating the Lady Cavaliers of Chatham 3-1 by the scores of 25-15, 19-25, 25-17 and 25-17.  This is the first district/conference championship since 2000.
 
The Raiders were led by Kaylynn Eagle with 16 kills and 9 blocks, Samantha Shirey 6 kills and 9 digs, Josey Walton 6 kills, 2 aces and 8 digs. Sakyra Abbitt added 6 kills, 15 assists, 6 digs and 2 blocks, Brooke Arbogast had 4 kills and 2 blocks.  Skylar Wilhoit contributed 20 assists, 6 kills, 2 aces and 4 digs. Gillian Fanney had 33 digs and Leah Caldwell added 4 digs and 1 ace. Alie Carrico added 1 kill and a block.
 
Geat job Lady Raiders!!! 
 
Appomattox County Public Schools Has All Schools Fully Accredited By The Virginia Department Of Education For The Second Year In A Row
RICHMOND, Va. — More than eight out of 10 Virginia public schools are now fully accredited as the result of improved performance of students on Standards of Learning tests and 2016 legislation providing multi-year accreditation for schools that have consistently met the commonwealth’s accountability standards.
 
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
Fully Accredited 1,482 81
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
Accreditation Denied 29 2
Conditionally Accredited (New Schools) 7 <1
To Be Determined 145 8
Total Schools 1,825 100
 
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
  • Covington
  • Craig County
  • Dickenson County
  • Falls Church
  • Floyd County
  • Fluvanna County
  • Franklin County
  • Fredericksburg
  • Galax
  • Giles County
  • Goochland County
  • Greene County
  • Hanover County
  • Highland County
  • Isle of Wight County
  • King George County
  • King William County
  • King and Queen County
  • Lexington
  • Louisa County
  • Manassas Park
  • Mathews County
  • Middlesex County
  • New Kent County
  • Norton
  • Patrick County
  • Poquoson
  • Powhatan County
  • Prince George County
  • Radford
  • Rappahannock County
  • Richmond County
  • Roanoke County
  • Russell County
  • Salem
  • Scott County
  • Southampton County
  • Stafford County
  • Surry County
  • Tazewell County
  • Washington County
  • West Point
  • Williamsburg-James City County
  • Wise County
  • Wythe County
  • York County
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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