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ACPS Announcements

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.

Upcoming School Schedule
--  Thursday, October 8 will be a 1:00 dismissal for students in order to have parent/teacher conferences that afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
--  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.


College Boot Camp 2015
The process of applying to college can be overwhelming and stressful for seniors.  In an effort to help make the process easier the ACHS guidance department will be hosting “College Boot Camps” during the month of October.  All sessions are held at ACHS from 3:30 to 4:30 in the computer lab across from the library.
Session Dates
October 15
October 22
October 29
During the “Boot Camps” students will have access to computers and counselors will be available to help with SAT/ACT sign-ups, college options, college applications, college essays, etc. 
 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.

Appomattox County Public Schools Leads in On-Time Graduation Rate
Information released today by the Virginia Department of Education shows the On-Time Graduation Rates for each school division in the state.  A closer look at our scores shows that not only have we surpassed the state average percentage, we have the highest reported rate in comparison to all Region 8 and Region 2000 divisions.  Appomattox’s 94% 2015 On-Time Graduation Rate is up from 91.4% in 2014.
Congratulations to all those who have worked so hard to improve the graduation outcomes for our students in Appomattox County.

Appomattox County School Board Honors School Resource Officers
On Thursday, September 24, 2015 the Appomattox County School Board honored the School Resource Officers for their dedication and commitment to the safety of our children.   The School Board appreciates the partnership with the Sheriff’s Office and Board of Supervisors for providing these crucial individuals in our schools.   Individuals from left to right: Officers Sgt. Terry Eagle, Mrs. Annette Bennett, Deputy Brandon Bryant, Deputy Karen Nipper, and Chairman Bobby Waddell.
October is Bullying Prevention Month
During the September 24th ACPS Board Meeting, the school board adopted a resolution designating October 2015 as Bullying Prevention Month in our school division.  Please click here for the full resolution.
Student FluMist Clinics
The following Student FluMist Clinics have been scheduled:
School Date Time
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. Ed McCann Region 8 Teacher of the Year
Appomattox County Public Schools is proud to announce that Ed McCann, Agriculture Teacher at Appomattox County High School (ACHS), has been selected as the 2016 Region 8 Teacher of the Year. (Pictured to the left: US Representative Mr. Robert Hurt, Mr. McCann and his wife and daughter.)
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.
ACPS Awarded Three Grants
The Virginia Department of Education has awarded Appomattox County Public Schools a total of $59,118 from the 2015 School Security Equipment Grant Program authorized by the 2013 General Assembly.  The funds will be used to purchase door controllers, cameras, and radios for each of our schools.  A local match of 25 percent of the state grant award is required.  The awards give priority to communities most in need of security equipment but are least able to afford it.  For more information on this grant, please visit:
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.
Two High School Programs selected by VSBA "Showcase for Success"
ACHS Computer Help Desk
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.
Agriculture Education
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.
Complete News Release from VSBA
Complete list of Schools
Download the Appomattox County School APP today!
A reminder to all parents. students, and community members that Appomattox County Public Schools has an App that can be downloaded to keep up with your child’s grades, lunch schedules, announcements, sports, and other information pertaining to the Appomattox County Public Schools.   Please click below to download the App today.
PowerSchool for Parents 2.5 is now available!
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 hereThis will be updated soon for the 2015 - 2016 school year.
Ebola Virus Information
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been made aware that many school personnel have questions about what education professionals can do to keep students and adults safe from the Ebola virus.  At the current time, there are no cases of Ebola in Virginia.  Our national health system has the capacity and expertise to quickly detect and contain this disease and is working with states and school districts to ensure the safety of our students and school employees.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is our primary source of information on Ebola.  Current information may be found at the CDC Web site:

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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
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